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Irma nursing home tragedy: How could this happen? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Irma nursing home tragedy: How could this happen? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Several days after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across Florida, nine residents from one of its nursing homes died.

The deaths were not caused by flooding, high winds or a building collapse, but by room temperatures that went from hot to oppressive and finally to fatal after a transformer powering their cooling system failed. The first question that came to my mind was, “How could this have happened?”

The tragic events at the nursing home
The tragedy came to light following multiple calls to fire rescue crews from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills during the early morning hours of Sept. 13. The first, at about 3 a.m., involved a patient in cardiac arrest. The second emergency call an hour later prompted fire officials to call the State Department of Children and Families to report their concern.

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Earn an MSN and forge a path toward advanced specialization – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Earn an MSN and forge a path toward advanced specialization – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

For individuals with a passion for helping and healing others, the nursing field offers exciting and fulfilling opportunities for every level of education, such as the MSN.

RNs with BSNs fill a number of different positions including administrative roles, unit leaders, nurse managers, etc. Nurses looking to advance their careers even further can do so by earning a master’s in nursing degree, which opens up even more doors of opportunity in nursing.

Why invest in a degree? Currently, there is a pressing need for trained and highly educated registered nursing practitioners. The American population is aging rapidly, and healthcare organizations across the nation need nurses to help care for our increasing senior population pools.

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Christus nurses land in San Antonio before Hurricane Harvey hits – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Christus nurses land in San Antonio before Hurricane Harvey hits – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

On two hours’ notice and without knowing what they would face, 13 nurses from Christus Health System in eastern Texas boarded a plane bound for San Antonio on Aug. 25 to help colleagues deal with Hurricane Harvey’s wrath.

With many Christus facilities located in southern and eastern Texas and Louisiana, multiple sites were affected by the hurricane. When nursing leadership at Christus St. Michael Health System heard reports of NICU babies and other patients being transferred from stricken areas to San Antonio, Louise Thornell, MSN, MSBA, RN, NE-BC, VP/CNO at Christus St. Michael asked, “How can we help?” The answer: “We need nurses.”

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How One Utah Nurse Arrest May Affect Hospitals Everywhere – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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How One Utah Nurse Arrest May Affect Hospitals Everywhere – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Nurses aren’t the only ones reacting to a recent video that surfaced of a Utah nurse’s arrest for simply doing her job.

In an incident that has shocked the nursing community and the rest of the country, the arrest of University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels, RN, has changed hospital policies at her facility. The hospital’s CEO encourages other hospitals to follow suit.

“While Alex may say that she was simply ‘following hospital procedure’ or ‘just doing her job,’ we also recognize that she was placed in a very unfair and truly unwarranted position,” said Gordon Crabtree, CEO, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, during a press conference.

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Can a web tool help steer pain sufferers away from opioids? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Can a web tool help steer pain sufferers away from opioids? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

It seems like every day a new online app or web-based tool is introduced to the world, and more applications for the modern tools are being found in the healthcare arena. Nurse researchers will be studying whether one such tool can actually help curb patients’ use of opioids for chronic pain and the shocking opioid addiction rates.

Marian Wilson, PhD, an assistant professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a $2.5 million study that will investigate whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take, according to a news release.

Wilson is a co-investigator on the EMPOWER study with lead investigator Theresa Winhusen, director of the Addiction Sciences Division in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The five-year study will involve 400 non-cancer patients who are being treated for chronic pain with long-term opioid therapy at University of Cincinnati Health and Duke Health.

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When Can Query Responses Be Shared Within a Health System? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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When Can Query Responses Be Shared Within a Health System? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The information contained in NPDB reports is considered confidential, and may not be disclosed except as specified in NPDB regulations. The confidentiality provisions of Title IV, Section 1921, and Section 1128E allow an eligible entity receiving information from the NPDB to disclose the information to others who are part of the investigation or peer review process, as long as the information is used for the purpose for which it was provided.

For example, NPDB query responses may be shared between organizations within a health system, provided the health system:

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New Infographic Contrasts Entities vs. Agents – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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New Infographic Contrasts Entities vs. Agents – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The NPDB has released a new infographic that defines an entity, an authorized agent, and the relationship between them.

Entities are health care organizations that are authorized to query and report to the NPDB, as well as to authorize agent organizations to query and/or report on their behalf. Authorized agent organizations must be given permission by an entity to query and/or report on its behalf. Both the entity and their authorized agent must be registered with the NPDB. In addition, entities are ultimately responsible for meeting NPDB reporting and querying requirements, regardless of having designated an authorized agent.

As we develop more infographics about common topics of interest, we will continue to update you in future issues of NPDB Insights.

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Is It Reportable? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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A hospital suspended a physician’s clinical privileges for 45 days for failing to complete medical records. Should this action be reported to the NPDB?

Such a suspension must be reported to the NPDB if the suspension is a result of a professional review action, and the hospital determines that the failure to complete medical records is related to the physician’s professional competence or conduct, and adversely affects (or could adversely affect) a patient’s health or welfare. If the suspension of the practitioner’s clinical privileges is the result of an automatic or administrative action, and not the result of a professional review action, the suspension should not be reported to the NPDB.

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Study shows nurses’ scrubs become contaminated with bacteria in hospitals – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Study shows nurses’ scrubs become contaminated with bacteria in hospitals – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria, however having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from occurring, according to a study published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

As part of the Antimicrobial Scrub Contamination and Transmission (ASCOT) Trial, researchers from Duke University Hospital, followed 40 nurses who wore three different types of scrubs over three consecutive 12-hour shifts, taking a series of cultures from each nurses’ clothing, patients, and the environment before and after each shift.

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