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A need for RNs: Heading off the nursing shortage

Despite the chatter about a nursing shortage, registered nurses are near the top of the list when it comes to employment growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In the past decade, the average age of employed RNs has increased by nearly two years, from 42.7 years...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Are you experiencing a nursing shortage at your organization? Are you flush with job candidates, or is it a struggle to fill open nursing positions? Are new graduates beating down the door while experienced nurses become harder and harder to come by? "We certainly have seen...

source: HealthLeaders Media

Workplace violence against nurses has significantly increased in the past decade or so, with some studies suggesting a 110 percent spike in the rate of violent injuries against healthcare workers in the last 10 years. Even though workplace violence is still underreported...

source: Oncology Nursing News

A study published in the journal PLOS ONE is just the latest to document that an immersive, virtual reality experience can be an effective strategy for reducing pain. VR "changes the way we perceive the pain," explains study author Brennan Spiegel, a physician and the director...

source: NPR

State and federal health officials are investigating almost 100 cases of mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping and e-cigarette use in 14 states, many of them involving teens and young adults. A large number of those stricken...

source: The Washington Post via Science Alert

People with diabetes, particularly those with type 1 diabetes, may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia if they receive too much glucose lowering therapy. New research now warns that many people with diabetes face that risk.

source: Medical News Today

A team of researchers from the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Kansas has found a protein that could one day be manipulated to make it safer for pain sufferers to use opioids. In their paper, published in the...

source: Medical Xpress

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