Nursing Related Headlines

Retaining emergency nurses: they are not like the rest of us
Emergency department nurses aren't like the rest of us - they are more extroverted, agreeable and open - attributes that make them successful in the demanding, fast-paced and often stressful...

Health workers using antibacterial soap are exposed to high triclosan levels
UCSF-led study finds exposure to hormone disruptor from soap exceeds that from toothpasteHandwashing with antibacterial soap exposes hospital workers to significant and potentially unsafe levels...

Burn out an increased risk for nurses driven mainly by a desire to help others
Nurses who are motivated primarily by the desire to help others, rather than by enjoyment of the work itself or the lifestyle it makes possible, are more likely to burn out on the job, University of...

Stroke mortality associated with nurse staffing but not weekend rounds by stroke specialist physicians
Hospital staffing levels have been associated with patient outcomes, but staffing on weekends has not been well studied, despite a recent UK mandate to make physician specialist care 7 days a week...

Gloves after hand washing associated with fewer infections in preterm babies
Extremely premature babies in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) had fewer infections when medical staff wore gloves after washing their hands compared with hand washing alone.

Natural light makes for happier, more alert nurses
New study finds nurses who have access to natural light are healthier and more alert, suggesting clinical workspace designers should consider daylight and a nice view to outside.

For mothers-to-be, huge differences in delivery complication rates among hospitals
Four million women give birth each year in the United States. While the reported incidence of maternal pregnancy-related mortality is low (14.

Nurses who have access to natural light are happier and healthier
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.

Architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of work environments can enhance early-career nurses' job satisfaction
Job satisfaction is an important predictor of registered nurses' (RNs) job turnover, patient satisfaction, and nurse-sensitive patient outcomes (including pressure ulcers and falls), which can...

More recognition, responsibility for nurses in New York
If past experience is anything to go by, nurse practitioners in New York State are about to get a lot more recognition for their contributions to primary care.

Antibiotic overuse risk in aged care residential setting in Australia
The overuse of antibiotics in Australian residential aged care facilities requires special attention and guidelines beyond those used in other settings, according to research published in the...

US nursing supplies boosted by RNs' delayed retirement
Older registered nurses are working longer than in the past, one reason that the nation's supply of RNs has grown substantially in recent years, according to a new study.

Pill appearance and medication compliance; protecting men from suicide; nurses may effectively manage outpatient care
1. Pill appearance affects how patients take their medicationsWhen it comes to taking generic heart medications, appearance matters, according to a study published in Annals of Internal...

Nurses may effectively manage outpatient care of chronic diseases
Nurse-led protocols are effective for managing outpatient care of chronic illnesses, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

First ever free IPF information packs now available in UK
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has published the first ever comprehensive idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) information packs available to doctors, nurses and physiotherapists to share with...

Maternity home visits saved lives in poor Memphis neighborhoods
Maternity care from pregnancy through to toddlerhood reduced death rates for both mothers and children in deprived areas of Memphis, according to a new study.

Preterm newborns '30-50% more likely to survive in busy neonatal centers'
In the UK, high-volume neonatal centers were found to increase the chances of survival for babies born prematurely by 30%, and by 50% for very premature births.

Nutrition and health 'have greater influence on newborn's size than race'
The wide disparities between average size of newborns in different countries was assumed to be caused by race. A new study suggests other factors have greater influence.

Pediatric nurses use four habits model to prepare for emotionally difficult discussions
A child's illness and hospitalization are extremely stressful for both the child and the parents.

Doctor warns headaches during pregnancy could 'mask' serious conditions
A doctor based at Southampton's university hospitals has warned headaches during pregnancy could "mask" serious underlying health conditions.

Flexi device set to smooth waters in birthing process
Pregnant women and midwives could benefit from a new tool designed to make water births safer and easier.

Healthcare providers needed for survey on patient health behaviors
Healthcare providers are needed to participate in an online survey as part of research being conducted at Baylor College of Medicine that is exploring the influence of primary care practitioners in...

Spotlight on nurse anesthetists in Clinical Scholars Review
As a profession, nurse anesthesia is at a tipping point. While recent federal legislation and changes to the U.S.

Implications of mandatory flu vaccinations for health care workers
Employers planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for health care workers need to understand the implications, according to an analysis published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...

For placement of feeding tubes in pediatric patients, new guidelines and technology needed
Universal guidelines and improvements in technology are needed to reduce injuries and deaths from improper placement of nasogastric feeding tubes in pediatric patients, according to a comprehensive...