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Study: 90,000 children hospitalized yearly due to school violence
A new study out this morning might make parents uneasy. Researchers say more than 90,000 children a year land in the emergency room because they were attacked at school.
The study from Brown University was based on emergency room reports from 2001 through 2008, that include information like type of injury and whether it happened at school.
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NURSING & HEALTHCARE NEWS
Medicare takes aim at 'abusive' prescribing
Family Practice News
Medicare officials are seeking new authority to allow them to kick out physicians who engage in "abusive" prescribing practices, according to a newly released proposed rule.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposal Jan. 6 with several provisions aimed at rooting out fraud and abuse by physicians.
How to ... prepare a poster presentation for nurses
Is there an evidence-based project or clinical initiative you are passionate about and would like to share with others? Have you considered the possibility of authoring a poster presentation to highlight a best practice or leadership program?
If so, why not make 2014 the year you accomplish this professional goal?
Nurse.com asked regional nurse researchers to offer suggestions on how to complete a poster presentation.
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Health spending growth low for 4th consecutive year
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
For the fourth consecutive year, growth in healthcare spending remained historically low. But the likelihood this trend will continue, and how the Affordable Care Act will impact it, is still in question. From 2009 to 2012, the U.S. saw the slowest growth in healthcare spending since the government started tracking these trends in the 1960s, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. An analysis of the CMS data, published Jan. 6 in the journal Health Affairs, found spending on healthcare grew by only 3.7 percent in 2012 to $2.8 trillion, a slight increase from the 3.6 percent growth found in 2011.
Should facilities expand role of nurse practitioner?
More than a dozen states have passed legislation expanding the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) so they can help fill the shortage of primary care providers in the United States. But a new study from Columbia University School of Nursing, published in the Journal of Professional Nursing, shows that despite legislation, workplace environment may prevent NPs from being as useful as possible.
Study: 'Living Room' offers alternative treatment for emotional distress
Emergency departments may not be the best choice for persons suffering from severe mental illness or emotional distress. According to a new qualitative study by DePaul University School of Nursing researchers, persons in a mental health crisis may be better served in an alternative recovery-oriented, homelike environment instead of a traditional emergency department.
CV risk in former light smokers reduced sooner than in heavy smokers
Family Practice News
Older people who quit their moderate smoking habit reduced their cigarette-associated cardiovascular risks to the level seen people who had never smoked in as little as 8 years, according to a prospective population study.
This risk reversal occurred much sooner than the 15 years predicted in a 2004 report by the U.S. Surgeon General.
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Nurse helps treat pilot with mid-flight medical emergency
A nurse is being hailed as a hero after he helped treat a United Airlines pilot who suffered a medical emergency in mid-flight.
Linda Alweiss, along with her husband and 16-year-old daughter, was on her way home from Iowa on Dec. 30 when two chilling announcements were made on the plane’s intercom, the first asking if anyone on board had medical training.
How a mental health nurse helps others live with the condition
When patients confide that they can "hear voices" psychiatric nurse John Robinson nods encouragingly.
As a mental health nurse, care co-ordinator and specialist he is more than just an expert on the subject. He understands his patients' anguish only too well because he hears them too.
"I've heard voices for as long as I can remember," explains the 62-year-old. "It's more common than you'd imagine, affecting two to four per cent of the British population.
In era of health reform, retail clinics become part of the healthcare delivery system
A contract between Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System and MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corp., is one example of how retail clinics are becoming a larger part of the healthcare delivery system in Southeast Michigan to meet an expected increase in patient demand next year under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Experienced nurses are less expensive than you think
Healthcare leaders now have data to back up what many already know: More clinical nursing experience means better pediatric patient outcomes.
By now, it's well established that nurse staffing affects patient outcomes. Among those who helped prove that was Linda Aiken, Ph.D., RN, whose 2002 research revealed that every additional general surgical patient added to a nurse's workload represents a 7 percent higher patient mortality rate.
Nursing student enrollment increases at lowest rate in 5 years
Despite a reported nursing shortage and a public call to hire more registered nurses, last year marked the lowest increase in enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs in the past five years, according to a survey from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Responses from 720 of the 858 nursing schools in the U.S. revealed enrollment increased just 2.6 percent from 2012 to 2013.
First ever study of 'moral distress' among nurses in burn unit
Loyola University Medical Center researchers have published the first ever study of emotional and psychological anguish, known as “moral distress,” experienced by nurses in an intensive care unit for burn patients.
The study by first author Jeanie M. Leggett, RN, BSN, MA and colleagues is published in the Journal of Burn Care and Research.
Moral distress consists of painful feelings and associated emotional and mental anguish. It occurs when a person believes he or she knows the ethically ideal or right action to take, but is prevented from doing so because of internal or institutional barriers.
Patient-generated data likely to grow as meaningful use moves forward
By Pamela Lewis Dolan
Stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program will almost certainly expand the collection and use of patient-generated data, which could give a boost to technology such as home-monitoring devices and patient portals. The Health IT Policy Committee, the body that provides policy guidance to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, said it will recommend that hospitals and health systems be required to expand their collection and use of patient-generated data to qualify for stage 3 of the meaningful use incentive program.
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