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CDC: More effort needed to increase cancer screening
When it comes to cancer screenings, U.S. adults often are falling behind on recommended tests, according to a recent report by the CDC. The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published May 8, found that many adults are not getting screened as recommended for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers. The report looked at screenings for 2013 and revealed testing for certain cancers either fell behind previous...READ MORE »
Study: Activity after ICD implantation linked to better outcomes
Being active after receiving an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator could increase survival after the procedure, a recent American Heart Association study found. The study, published May 15 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, is one of the largest on the connection between movement and mortality rates in patients who have ICDs, according to an AHA news release. Researchers looked at the amount of...READ MORE »
Nurse researcher to be inducted into Nursing Hall of Fame
A nurse researcher for the Department of Veterans Affairs is being honored for her work in studying treatment options for traumatic brain injury in U.S. troops. Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior research scientist for the VA, is among 19 researchers worldwide set to be inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame in July at the 26th International Nursing Research Congress in Puerto Rico on July 25, according to a...READ MORE »
Should I report a year-old DUI to the BON?
Question: Dear Nancy, Last year I was arrested for my first DUI. I went to court and pleaded guilty so that I could get court supervision. I am still serving my court supervision. As long as I don't violate my court supervision sentence, which I don't intend to, I will not be convicted of the DUI. I was sentenced to get an alcohol evaluation, and I was evaluated as minimal risk and completed any court-ordered...READ MORE »
Is it appropriate to drop off a resume to HR?
Question: Dear Donna, I am a new nurse trying to find a hospital job. Is it appropriate to drop off my resume to human resources? New Nurse Dear Donna replies: Dear New Nurse, It is generally not advisable to show up in-person at a hospital without an appointment. For starters, you may not be permitted to go to the human resources department without an appointment, depending on the facility, for security reasons....READ MORE »
Rutgers Cancer Institute celebrates nurses during Oncology Nursing Month
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick honored its nurses in May during Oncology Nursing Month with its Oncology Nursing Excellence Awards, which are given annually during the Elizabeth Gibby Osborne Lecture. Pediatric hematology/oncology nurse Susan Pillet, MSN, RN, CPNP, CPON, was selected by colleagues as this year's award recipient in the category of Advanced Practice Nurse. According to a...READ MORE »
Lehigh Valley senior living nurses earn national certification
Three nurses in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania were awarded the certification of geriatric resource nurses after completing the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program, according to a release from Presbyterian Senior Living. PSL is a network of 29 senior living communities serving approximately 6,000 seniors in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and southeastern Ohio. Pennsylvania nurses working with...READ MORE »
Two Maryland hospitals achieve NICHE Exemplar status
Two Maryland hospitals are among 31 hospitals nationwide that have newly achieved NICHE Exemplar status for their nurse-driven programs to improve the quality of care for older adults. Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore and Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Md., were among the hospitals that recently achieved NICHE Exemplar status, according to a news release. The additional 31 hospitals bring...READ MORE »
Report: Substance abuse an issue for certain full-time workers
An alarming number of full-time employees who work in various industries have struggled with a substance abuse problem in the past year, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The report, released April 16 and dubbed "Substance Use and Substance Use Disorder, by Industry," shows that 9.5% of workers ages 18 to 64 have experienced a recent substance abuse disorder....READ MORE »
Brooklyn's Interfaith Medical Center names nurse leader to CNO post
Prissana Alston, MSN, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, a nurse leader with more than three decades of experience, has been named senior vice president and CNO at Interfaith Medical Center. Alston will be responsible for patient care services and practice policy, and tasked with building relationships and enhancing overall patient experience in regard to quality, safety and practice, according to a news release. "Dr. Alston is a...READ MORE »
Where can I find information about life care planning?
Question: Dear Donna, Where can I find information about life care planning? I'm looking for something different to do outside of the hospital and thought this might be interesting. Interest in Life Care Planning Dear Donna replies: Dear Interest in Life Care Planning, Your best source of information is the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (www.aanlcp.org/). Although certification is offered, it is...READ MORE »
UMSON instructor chosen for HRSA's Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Mary Pat Ulicny, MS, MHA, RN, CNE, clinical instructor and clinical simulation lab director for the University of Maryland School of Nursing's BSN program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., has been selected to the Health Resources and Services Administration's Nurse Faculty Loan Program. The program's purpose is to address the nursing workforce shortage by increasing the number of qualified...READ MORE »
Gwynedd Mercy University offers accelerated BSN program in Philadelphia
The Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University recently launched its accelerated BSN program at a new state-of-the-art facility being reconstructed at the university's Center City location at Sixth and Chestnut streets in Philadelphia, according to a news release. Designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field, the ABSN aims to produce...READ MORE »
If I can't do nursing because I'm burned out, what else can I do?
Question: Dear Donna, I am starting to feel burned out in my career. Honestly, I thought this was something that only happens to others. I never imagined it would happen to me. I never saw this coming and I am devastated. If I can't do nursing, what else can I do? Feeling Burned Out Dear Donna replies: Dear Feeling Burned Out, Don't panic. Burnout is caused by many possible factors, all of which can be cured. So...READ MORE »
Oophorectomy linked to reduction in breast cancer deaths
For some women diagnosed with breast cancer, removing the ovaries could decrease their chances of dying from the disease, a recent study in JAMA Oncology found. The study, published April 23, showed that women who have breast cancer and carry a BRCA1 gene mutation reduce their risk of death by 62% following oophorectomies. Women with a germline mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene have a 70% risk of developing...READ MORE »