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Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center announces facility expansion
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, Yonkers, N.Y., has announced plans for a three-story expansion project that will cost approximately $22 million and accommodate 32 additional medically complex children who are dependent on ventilators. The addition will enable Elizabeth Seton to serve 50 ventilator-dependent children and will bring the number of children served by the pediatric center to 169, according to a news...READ MORE »
Can a school nurse check a child's blood glucose if the child has not been diagnosed with diabetes?
Question: Dear Nancy, As a school nurse, can I check a child's blood glucose if the child has not been diagnosed with diabetes? In other words, if a child presents with hypoglycemia, can I check their blood sugar without a physician's order? Ruth Nancy Brent replies: Dear Ruth, As a school nurse, if a child you are responsible for as the school nurse appears to be in a hypoglycemic state - and you can observe signs...READ MORE »
Is it necessary to get a master's degree in nursing informatics before looking for jobs in that specialty?
Question: Dear Donna, Is it necessary to get a master's degree in nursing informatics before looking for jobs in that specialty? I have 10 years of nursing experience, and I'm very good with computers. I really don't want to go back to school at this time if I don't have to as I already have a BA and BSN. Interested in Informatics Dear Donna replies: Dear Interested in Informatics, You do not need any additional...READ MORE »
FAU bestows honorary doctorate to partner of College of Nursing
Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton bestowed an honorary doctorate on Jim Henson, a former tribal chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, for his extensive work promoting the health and well-being of Native Americans and indigenous people worldwide Aug. 5 at the summer commencement ceremony. Most recently, Henson collaborated with a Native American professor, John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, of FAU's...READ MORE »
Two patients who contracted Ebola discharged from Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital confirmed today that Nancy Writebol was discharged from the hospital on Aug. 19. Writebol is one of two patients who have been treated for Ebola virus infection at Emory University Hospital's infectious disease unit. The second patient, Kent Brantly, MD, is being discharged today (Aug. 21), according to a news release. "After a rigorous and successful course of treatment and testing, the...READ MORE »
Hospital noise still an issue for patient care
Noisy nurses were the main culprits of patients losing two hours of sleep a night at an Australian hospital, a hospital-wide survey of patient sleeping habits found. The six-month study was conducted at Canberra Hospital, located in Australia's capital city, according to an Aug. 9 article in the Canberra Times. The sleep review examined conditions across 15 clinical areas of the facility, according to the news...READ MORE »
Hospitals making headlines: Hunterdon event raises $50,000 for nursing scholarships
The Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation raised $50,000 for nursing scholarships June 4 at the Prosperity Awards: Investing in the Future of Nursing at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, N.J., to honor nurses at Hunterdon Medical Center. The 2014 award recipients were Jackie Allen Hale, RN, APNC, MSN, AOCN, APNG, program coordinator of the family risk assessment program in the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center and...READ MORE »
13 New Jersey hospitals, health systems named Most Wired
Thirteen New Jersey hospitals and health systems in the New York Metro area have been named Most Wired organizations of 2014 by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The annual Most Wired survey measures the level of information technology adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. This year's New Jersey honorees include Atlantic Health System, Morristown; CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold; Englewood...READ MORE »
UMSON professor inducted in International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Robin P. Newhouse, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor and chairwoman, department of organizational systems and adult health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, recently was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Newhouse was one of 25 nurse researchers inducted at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's 25th International Nursing Research Congress...READ MORE »
Foundation awards four nursing scholarships
Four Saint Xavier University students from the School of Nursing, Chicago, have been awarded scholarships of $2,500 each from the Blue Island Community Healthcare Foundation. The recipients are Bridget Allen of Blue Island, Jennifer Hodorowicz of Palos Heights, Christie Lewis of Hometown and Kaylin Schrader of Oak Lawn, according to a news release. Allen, a Marist High School graduate, plans to go into critical care...READ MORE »
Holy Redeemer names nurse its employee of the year
Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., recently named Laurie Cicero, RN, as its employee of the year for going above the call of duty as the supervisor of the teaching homemakers program, according to a news release. Based in the HomeCare-North office in Elizabeth, N.J,, Cicero manages seven certified home health aides who provide services to families in Union County. Under Cicero's leadership, the...READ MORE »
What do I put on my resume to indicate I've been out of work for six months on disability due to a back injury?
Question: Dear Donna, I have been out of work for six months on disability due to a back injury. How do I indicate this on my resume? I want to start looking for another job. Out on Disability Dear Donna replies: Dear Out on Disability, You do not need or want to indicate your injury or the fact that you were out on disability on your resume. This is protected information under the Americans with Disabilities Act....READ MORE »
I have to go before the board of nursing after resigning from my job when accused of stealing a patient's call bell. What's my next step?
Question: Dear Nancy, I have been a nurse for 20 years and have never had any problems. I resigned from my last job after being accused of taking a patient's call bell when it was in his bed. I now have to go before the board of nursing and am not sure what to do. Eddy Nancy Brent replies: Dear Eddy, It is assumed what you mean by you were accused of "taking the patient's call bell" from his bed is you removed it so...READ MORE »
14 N.Y. hospitals, health systems achieve Most Wired recognition
Fourteen New York hospitals and health systems in the metro area have been named Most Wired organizations of 2014 by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The annual Most Wired survey measures the level of information technology adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. This year's honorees include Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Rockville Centre; Forest Hills (N.Y.) Hospital; Franklin Hospital,...READ MORE »
Research highlights nurses in chronic care, medical homes
In an effort to improve chronic care, AARP is setting out to examine the role of RNs in new healthcare models geared toward patients with persistent conditions, the association reported. With help from the National Academy for State Health Policy, AARP's Public Policy Institute is forging a series of case studies exploring how RNs are being used in modern ambulatory delivery systems. The first study, "Transforming...READ MORE »