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

By | 2016-11-18T14:43:50+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Categories: National, 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 | 2016-11-18T14:42:47+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: Featured Posts, National, 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 | 2016-11-18T14:44:05+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: National, 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

IOM releases progress report on Future of Nursing 2020 goals

By | 2018-08-24T19:49:48+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: National, Nursing news|

National nurse leader talks about the campaign’s progress, future plans By Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN The Institute of Medicine recently released a report on the progress achieved to date on the recommendations set forth by the IOM’s 2010 report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The Campaign for Action, a nursing initiative

Heart of a nurse volunteer

By | 2015-12-07T20:28:01+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Categories: National, Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

By Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN As 2015 comes to a close, we are grateful to the nurses who shared their beautiful stories of volunteerism and service with us. Celebrating nurse volunteers was this past year’s cover theme, and in every issue, we featured RNs who gave of their time and expertise in helping those

Ebola one year later: American healthcare teams school themselves to avoid last year’s fears

By | 2015-11-24T22:39:11+00:00 November 24th, 2015|Categories: National|

By Cathryn Domrose Glen Cove (N.Y.) Hospital’s new $3.2 million infectious-disease unit, named last December as one of 55 designated regional Ebola treatment centers in the U.S., has sophisticated isolation equipment, the latest in telemedicine technology and even living quarters for staff who may need it. It’s managed by a team that includes nurses from

On the move with mHealth: Nurses develop mobile health tools

By | 2015-11-10T22:03:24+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: National, Nursing specialties|

By Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN Mobile health technology has broadened nurses’ horizons beyond what anyone could have imagined, giving them the ability to improve care and communication and educate patients in managing their own health. No longer do nurses need to assess and make clinical decisions based only on office visits, episodic emergency care

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

By | 2016-11-18T14:44:17+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: National, 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

Lois Capps closes chapter in Congress

By | 2015-09-22T20:53:53+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Categories: National|

By Heather Stringer U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.), BSN, MA, RN, has represented the central coast of California since 1998. In July, she received the 2015 President’s Award from the American Nurses Association for her work as a champion for nurses. Capps, who recently announced her plans to retire from Congress, talked to Nurse.com about