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Nurses share lessons learned about face transplant surgery – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Contributing to the evolution of New York University Langone Medical Center‘s (New York City) face transplant care protocol has been a remarkable journey for four nurses, who published a detailed article on nursing care at all stages of the procedure.

“Perioperative Nursing Management of Donor and Recipient Patients Undergoing Face Transplantation,” which was authored by Nicole Sweeney, MS, RN, CNOR; Kathryn Allen, MSN, RN, CNOR; Brooke Miller, MS, RN, CCRN; Theresa Nolan, MSN, RN, CAPA; and Kathleen Sheerin, BSN, RN, CNOR, was published by the AORN (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses) journal in July.

Sweeney, the medical center’s face transplant coordinator, said the manuscript is the first one to speak to the actual nursing care involved with face transplantation patients, especially in the perioperative setting. “[The article] is meant to help other institutions get their nursing care up and running for this procedure,” Sweeney said.

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RN concerned about disclosing psychiatric treatment to state board – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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RN concerned about disclosing psychiatric treatment to state board – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

An RN submitted a question about needing to apply for a license in another state because, as a case manager, her employer requires all RNs to have licenses in the states in which they provide case management.

The state board she applied to asked her to disclose information about any psychiatric treatment and history. The RN said she was quite upset about this request, stating that she had sought treatment voluntarily, went on disability for one year, was successfully treated and returned to work taking her medication.

Moreover, she continued, isn’t one’s psychiatric history confidential unless a complaint is lodged with the state board?

First and foremost, it is important to point out that, generally, a person’s psychiatric history is confidential. States and the federal government assure this with legislative statutes, such as mental health confidentiality laws and through HIPAA provisions.

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September Compliance Review Completed – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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September Compliance Review Completed – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The NPDB is pleased to provide the results of our compliance review, which examined reporting compliance for disciplinary actions taken between January 2015 and December 2015 for the following states: Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Tennessee, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, Virginia, Colorado, Louisiana, North Carolina, Vermont, Maryland, Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Nebraska. The results reflect only the boards and professions that were part of our compliance review. For full compliance results or to see the state’s overall compliance status, visit Reporting Compliance Status by State. An explanation of the compliance status definitions is available on the NPDB website.

We are happy to announce that all of the state boards that were a part of this compliance review achieved the “compliant” status by September 1, 2017. The NPDB would like to congratulate and thank all of the state boards for their hard work in meeting NPDB reporting requirements.

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Data Bank Administrators: Connecting Your Organization and the NPDB – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Data Bank Administrators: Connecting Your Organization and the NPDB – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Data Bank administrators serve an important role, linking your organization’s users to the NPDB by performing tasks that require special privileges. Organizations registered with the NPDB must have at least one administrator, and may assign more than one administrator to share these responsibilities and duties.

Administrators’ essential responsibilities in maintaining user accounts include:

  • Creating, editing, and deleting NPDB user accounts.
  • Unlocking user accounts and resetting user account passwords.
  • Overseeing the registration and identity-proofing of new users, for which administrators complete special training.
  • Upholding standards of confidentiality and appropriate NPDB use at the organization, with the authority to revoke user accounts if needed.
  • Granting appropriate reporting, querying, billing, and administrator permissions for each NPDB user account (including having multiple administrators).
  • Disabling user accounts that are no longer in use, as soon as NPDB users are no longer employed at their organization.

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Is It Reportable? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Is It Reportable? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

A hospital summarily suspended a physician’s clinical privileges to allow sufficient time for allegations of gross negligence to be fully investigated. The day after the summary suspension was imposed, the physician requested an educational leave of absence. If the hospital grants the leave of absence, must the summary suspension be reported to the NPDB?

If the summary suspension is not lifted within 30 days, it must be reported to the NPDB, regardless of when the leave of absence begins or if it ever occurs.

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How Dialysis Nurses Can Reduce the High Rate of Hospital Readmissions – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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How Dialysis Nurses Can Reduce the High Rate of Hospital Readmissions – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Nearly one-quarter of renal dialysis patients admitted to the hospital return to the acute-care facility soon after discharge, according to a new study in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Dialysis nurses can help stop the revolving door of hospital admissions.

“Many of our patients have multiple comorbidities and become somewhat fragile, especially if they have been in the hospital,” said Maribeth Sommer, RN, MBA, vice president of clinical services at Davita Kidney Care in Denver, which operates or provides administrative services at 2,445 outpatient dialysis centers across the United States.

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Nurses Creating Solutions for ER Wait Times – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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More and more people are seeking care in emergency departments, leading to crowding and extended wait times that can adversely affect patient satisfaction and outcomes.

In response, a number of emergency room (ER) nurses have come up with innovative ideas to improve patient throughput and enhance care.

“Wait times are a very prevalent problem,” said Paula Roe, BSN, MBA/HCM, FACHE, senior consultant with Simpler Consulting, based in Pittsburgh, Penn. “There are many things that can be done.”

Roe helps clients discover waste through Lean principles and thereby reduce ER wait times.

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Hurricane health effects will not blow over quickly – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Hurricane health effects will not blow over quickly – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Hurricane health effects make lasting impact on public health.

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are long gone, but their physical and emotional impact may be felt for years to come. Images of roofs ripped off homes and people wading through waters in Puerto Rico, Florida and Texas have not ceased since Hurricane Harvey made landfall Aug. 26.

While preservation of life was the focus during the storms and soon after, when each storm passes focus turns to cleanup, assessing damage and rebuilding, all of which can take weeks, months, even years. Add to the mix the physical stressors and emotional turmoil experienced by residents of affected areas and it becomes apparent how devastating hurricanes truly are.

According to a preliminary estimate from Moody’s Analytics, the storms may have caused up to $200 billion in damage to areas, including Florida and Texas — a number comparable to the costs incurred by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.

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Las Vegas shooting tests mass casualty training of healthcare professionals – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Las Vegas shooting tests mass casualty training of healthcare professionals – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The events that unfolded the night of Oct. 1 in Las Vegas broke an infamous record set only 16 months earlier and put the U.S. in the global spotlight, once again, for being the locale of unfathomable violence.

Before he ended his own life, the perpetrator had taken the lives of 50 attendees at the Route 91 Harvest Festival (the death count now stands at 59) and caused injuries to more than 500 others.

Victims of the Las Vegas shooting were either struck by gunfire or injured in the panic and rush of the 22,000 concert attendees as they ran to safety. The individuals had set out for an evening of music and dancing, but instead had their lives changed forever.

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Nurse interview tips-Part 3: The art of informational interviewing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse interview tips-Part 3: The art of informational interviewing – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Informational interviewing can help you find the job that brings you joy

Sick of your job? Facing down another joyless workday that’s sucking the sunshine out of your otherwise cheery disposition? Well, cut yourself, your co-workers and your clientele a break and find another job.

But before you do, spend a little time researching career alternatives, so you don’t jump into a similar, loveless situation. Schedule a few informational interviews and discover a world of boundless opportunity. Regain the enthusiasm that propelled you into nursing by embarking on a new career.

Informational interviewing is a data-gathering process where you meet with a thought leader, industry influencer, solid practitioner or a potential employer who can advise you about a career area that sparks your curiosity, but about which you know little.

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