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The healer’s journey-Part 3: Nurses’ lives drastically changed by shootings

By | 2020-04-15T16:28:15-04:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Nursing News, Nursing Specialties|

Mass casualty shootings affect the lives of everyone they touch, including nurses who treat the shooting victims. Nancy Bowman, RN, of Tucson, Ariz., and Anka Roberto, MSN, MPH, RN, of Newton, Conn., were not working in hospitals during the horrific shootings in their communities. But the events affected them personally, and drove them to make

The healer’s journey-Part 2: How a mass casualty shooting affects nurses on the front lines

By | 2021-05-07T17:29:23-04:00 April 8th, 2016|Categories: Nursing Careers and Jobs, Nursing News|

Shortly after a gunman wounded nine people and killed 10, including himself, at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Lesa Beth Titus, BSN, RN, trauma coordinator for the hospital where many of the shooting patients were taken, introduced herself on a conference call, saying she was from Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. Dead silence. Her

The healer’s journey-Part 1: How nurses navigate the wake of a mass casualty shooting

By | 2021-05-07T15:56:30-04:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: Nursing Careers and Jobs, Nursing News|

On Dec. 2, 2015, the announcement flashed on computer screens at Loma Linda University Medical Center: MASS SHOOTING. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. A few miles from the Southern California hospital, two assailants with assault rifles had opened fire on a local health department Christmas party in San Bernardino, killing 14 people. It was the

Ebola one year later: U.S. hysteria overshadows call for help in West African ‘hot spots’

By | 2021-05-07T17:31:32-04:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: Nursing News|

By Cathryn Domrose On Sept. 1, 2014, Deborah Wilson, RN, left her Massachusetts home a hero, headed for Liberia to work at an Ebola treatment unit run by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Her boss and co-workers at Berkshire Visiting Nurses Association in Pittsfield supported her journey and cheered her courage. But when she returned

The climate connection: Nurses examine effects of climate change on public health

By | 2021-05-07T17:36:31-04:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Nursing Education, Nursing Specialties|

By Cathryn Domrose When Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM, worked as nurse midwife in the Washington, D.C., area, she noticed on days with elevated pollution levels that mothers-to-be with previously controlled asthma came into her office wheezing and struggling for breath, putting themselves and the fetuses they were carrying at risk. Huffling adjusted medications and

NPs to transition to merit-based payment system

By | 2021-05-28T17:26:08-04:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Nursing Specialties|

Increased public support of patients’ rights is driving new state laws. Legal decisions about health issues and national legislation on healthcare funding could change the way care in the U.S. is accessed and paid for. To help keep readers informed, highlights some important healthcare policy issues for nurses to watch. Say goodbye to sustainable