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The Nurse Licensure Compact: Is expansion inevitable?
By Keith Carlson
Many nurses are unaware of the fact that the Nurse Licensure Compact, or NLC, has been in existence for years. The NLC allows registered and practical/vocational nurses living and working in 24 member states to move among those jurisdictions without having to apply for a new license. With continued shortages of nurses in certain regions, it would behoove our healthcare system to be more flexible, allowing nurses to have the freedom to go where their help is needed most. Thus, this begs the question: Should the NLC be aggressively expanded?
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SAVE THE DATE: ANA Massachusetts Fall Conference
Keeping Patients and Nursing Staff Safe: Challenges and Possibilities
Friday, October 17, 2014
Sheraton Framingham Hotel

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Career Guides needed for ANA - Massachusetts (formerly MARN) Career Connections Program! New nurses need you!
ANA - Massachusetts (formerly MARN) is happy to announce that the new program to help senior nursing students and new graduates who anticipate entering their first professional nurse position is very popular! The aim of the Career Connections program is to match a novice nurse (the Seeker) with a professional nurse career guide. This is a great opportunity for nursing professionals to share their knowledge and experiences with novice nurses through this important transition to a professional position in nursing. Career Guides support and encourage the seeker throughout their transition as they enter professional practice. The role of the Career guide is to guide Seeker to:
  • Identify possible entry level positions
  • Critique cover letters and resumes
  • Provide coaching for interviews with nurse recruiters
  • Listen and support to novices’ questions and answer job-related concerns
Once matched, Career Guides and novice nurses arrange to meet at a mutually agreeable time. The connection is meant to end when novice nurses find their first position. To participate send name, position, snail mail address and phone number to Sabianca Delva at sabianca.delva@gmail.com

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CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory: Guidelines for Evaluation of US Patients Suspected of Having Ebola Virus
Summary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to better understand and manage the public health risks posed by Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). To date, no cases have been reported in the United States. The purpose of this health update is 1) to provide updated guidance to healthcare providers and state and local health departments regarding who should be suspected of having EVD, 2) to clarify which specimens should be obtained and how to submit for diagnostic testing, and 3) to provide hospital infection control guidelines.
U.S. hospitals can safely manage a patient with EVD by following recommended isolation and infection control procedures. Please disseminate this information to infectious disease specialists, intensive care physicians, primary care physicians, hospital epidemiologists, infection control professionals, and hospital administration, as well as to emergency departments and microbiology laboratories.
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We're getting closer to vaccines and drugs for Ebola
TIME
National Institutes of Health immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci told CBS This Morning that his research team is working on a vaccine to prevent Ebola, which is completely effective in monkeys, and will be tested in humans in September. And he’s not the only one developing a treatment for the deadly disease. The question is: Should experimental treatments be rushed into practice, given the breadth of this outbreak?
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Daylight is the best medicine, for nurses
Medical Xpress
For the health and happiness of nurses – and for the best care of hospital patients – new Cornell research suggests exposure to natural light may be the best medicine. In a forthcoming Cornell study published in the journal Health Environments Research and Design, Rana Zadeh, assistant professor of design and environmental analysis, discovered nurses who had access to natural light enjoyed significantly lower blood pressure, communicated more often with their colleagues, laughed more and served their patients in better moods than nurses who settled for large doses of artificial light.
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Influenza: Complications in 1 in 3 previously healthy kids
Medscape (free login required)
As many as 1 in 3 children seeking treatment in the emergency department for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) at the peak of influenza season are at high risk of suffering severe complications, such as pneumonia, according to a prospective cohort study. The risks are even higher for children with neurologic or neuromuscular conditions. The data support more frequent use of antiviral therapy for both at-risk and previously healthy children, the authors say.
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Initiative to combat trafficking in ER by training doctors and nurses to spot victims
The Associated Press via The Ledger
Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said while launching an initiative aimed to train emergency workers how to identify signs of trafficking. Under the plan, emergency room workers will be trained to ask certain questions of people who show signs of being trafficked. Those questions run the line of "Who is that person with you?" to "Do you ever feel pressured to do something you didn't want to do?" to "Has anyone approached you asking you to get involved in prostitution?"
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The Nurse Licensure Compact: Is expansion inevitable?
By Keith Carlson
Many nurses are unaware of the fact that the Nurse Licensure Compact, or NLC, has been in existence for years. The NLC allows registered and practical/vocational nurses living and working in 24 member states to move among those jurisdictions without having to apply for a new license.

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Replacing horizontal violence in the nursing profession
By Keith Carlson
Nurse bullying and so-called "horizontal violence" are rampant in our profession. Nurses bully and harass one another, using intimidation and other tactics as they jockey for power in a healthcare system that does not proactively attempt to prevent such disruptive behavior.

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Where's the best place to be a nurse?
The Clinical Advisor
Research based on job availability, competition, and salary suggests the Pacific Northwest states are the best places for nurses to practice. Oregon and Washington top WalletHub's “2014′s Best & Worst States for Nurses” list, while Southern regions states...

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$1,000 hepatitis pill shows why fixing health costs is so hard
The New York Times
A new drug for the liver disease hepatitis C is scaring people. Not because the drug is dangerous — it’s generally heralded as a genuine medical breakthrough — but because it costs $1,000 a pill and about $84,000 for a typical person’s total treatment. A Washington advocacy effort has sprung up overnight, largely devoted to objecting to the cost of this one medication, Sovaldi. Members of Congress have started a joint investigation into how its maker, Gilead Sciences, settled on its price.
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CDC to take action on EHR failings
Healthcare IT News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not routinely get involved in telling hospitals how to run operations, but with increasing reports of EHR deployment problems, the Atlanta-based operation now sees the need to act. "Some hospital laboratories have legacy information systems that do not even have the ability to use current coding," said Megan Sawchuk, the lead health scientist for the CDC Office of Public Health Scientific Services, which is in the division of laboratory programs, standards and services.
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Access to specialty care out of reach for many
The Associated Press via Modern Healthcare
A finger on Myrtis Henderson's left hand is stuck in a bent position, a cyst on the tendon freezing any motion. Henderson is a long-time patient of Dr. Jeannette South-Paul at the Matilda Theiss Family Health Center in Pittsburgh's Hill District. South-Paul has helped her keep control of her diabetes, but the finger is another matter. "The only thing that is going to help that is a surgical procedure," South-Paul told Henderson, an unemployed pre-school teacher, at a recent appointment. "And until you have insurance, I can't help you."
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Virtual therapy sessions make mental-healthcare more widely available
The Boston Globe
Facing a new diagnosis of cancer, Josh Stoffregen needed his therapist more than ever. But with daily chemo and a depleted immune system, leaving his home in the winter to see his psychologist in her Manhattan office was a risky venture. So his doctor, Chloe Carmichael, offered him an unexpected option: What about Skype?
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CDC: 1 in 10 primary care visits involve diabetes
HealthDay News via The Clinical Advisor
In 2010, one in every 10 U.S. primary care visits involved diabetes, with patients aged 25 to 44 years having the greatest rise in the condition, according to a data brief published by the CDC's National Center for Health Center for Health Statistics. Office-based visits for diabetes patients rose 20 percent, the researchers reported – from 94.4 to 113.3 million from 2005 to 2010. The number of office visits for patients with diabetes aged 25 to 44 years increased 34 percent between 2005 and 2010.
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