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June 19 webinar — New Safe Patient Handling & Mobility Standards
Wednesday, June 19
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New Graduate Board of Directors position
Looking for New Graduates to serve a one year position on the MARN Board of Directors as a New Graduate Member.
These Directors shall be members who have been licensed as registered nurses for five years or less. The term will commence in July 2013. Responsibilities include attendance at Board meetings every other month.
Please forward a Declaration of Interest form, click here, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 30.
NEW: MARN 2013 membership survey
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Up & Comers Awards Program
This program, co-sponsored by Witt/Kieffer, an Oak Brook, Ill.-based executive search firm, honors rising young stars in the healthcare management field.
Share with us the stories of unique individuals who have made significant contributions in the areas of healthcare administration, management or policy.
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Massachusetts proposes new fee for marijuana dispensaries
Counsel & Heal
Although medicinal marijuana is technically illegal in the federal court, several states have legalized this drug for medical purposes. In Massachusetts, medicinal marijuana was first approved in November. This law allows people with cancer, HIV and Parkinson's disease to ask for a marijuana prescription, which would be provided if their primary care physicians believe that this form of medication is necessary.
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Nurse practitioners playing doctor more often
The Daily Beast
With Obamacare on the horizon and a growing shortage of primary-care physicians rising fast, nurses could fill the void. But, ask Daniela Drake, M.D., are they good enough?
Nurses want 'healthcare versions' of user-friendly personal apps
Nurses are the unsung heroes of the hospital who navigate crappy software on outdated hardware to keep you healthy — and it needs to stop. Technology innovators need to start focusing on new, consumer-like user experiences and better end-to-end communications software and hardware. Otherwise, nurses are going to start using their own devices, which creates obvious issues in privacy and data management.
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Azithromycin may reduce COPD flare-ups
Long-term antibiotic treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may prolong the time it takes for the disease to exacerbate, researchers suggested.
Early parenteral nutrition doesn't help mortality
The early provision of intravenous nutrition among critically ill patients with contraindications to early use of enteral nutrition did not result in significant differences in 60-day mortality or shorter ICU or hospital length of stay, compared with standard care, according to a study.
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Cancer prevention: Jolie's choice creates patient demand for tests
American Medical News
Angelina Jolie's story is connecting with women concerned about breast cancer risks. Primary care doctors must be ready for their questions.
Disability and discrimination at the doctor's office
The New York Times
It's been nearly 23 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act, a federal law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, went into effect. Despite its unequivocal language, studies in recent years have revealed that disabled patients tend not only to be in poorer health, but also to receive inadequate preventive care and to experience worse outcomes. One study even uncovered significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in women with disabilities.
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