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As a family, we were impressed with the care Pat — my young husband who was also a loving son, a new father and a tremendous friend — received from nurses in Texas and Seattle. But after eight weeks of hope, we lost him.

Patrick Barnes died in 1999 at the age of 33 from the autoimmune disease idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. In the midst of our grief, we felt a strong need to say thank you to his nurses. Our one thank you has grown into more than 1 million more for nurses around the globe.

Patrick’s death left a gaping hole in our hearts and lives. We knew early on that we wanted to do something in his memory — something that would keep his very special, kind, funny, giving spirit alive.

We decided to form a nonprofit foundation, naming it DAISY, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, tying back to the condition that took Pat from us. What would the DAISY Foundation do? How would we turn our grief into something positive?

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Study examines training needs of healthcare providers in combat zones – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Time, equipment and expertise can make a difference in trauma patient outcomes — particularly on the front lines of war.

A recent American Association of Critical-Care Nurses study of evacuations from the frontlines of Afghanistan is providing new insight on the topic.

Published in the April 2018 issue of Critical-Care Nurse, the study, “En Route Critical Care Transfer From a Role 2 to a Role 3 Medical Treatment Facility in Afghanistan,” looked at combat casualty care provided to trauma patients transported from a forward surgical facility to a combat support hospital for comprehensive care, according to an AACN news release. It is one of the first studies to use patient data from the Joint Trauma System Role 2 Registry.

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ANA Rejects the Department of Justice Attack on Pre-existing Conditions Protections – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA Rejects the Department of Justice Attack on Pre-existing Conditions Protections – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The American Nurses Association (ANA), which represents the interests of the nation‘s 4 million registered nurses, adamantly rejects the Department of Justice’s position that it would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) provisions that extend patient protections to individuals with pre-existing conditions.

This move runs counter to ANA’s principles for health system transformation and is a clear indicator that the administration remains intent on attacking the healthcare gains made over the past eight years. ANA is deeply concerned that the Justice Department’s position on this matter will erode important consumer protections for the estimated 52 million Americans with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. Specifically, the removal of these provisions would allow health insurers to charge higher premiums to Americans with pre-existing conditions, or simply to deny them coverage outright. This is unacceptable and would place at risk critical healthcare services for tens of millions of Americans.

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MUSC Health Launches 60-Day Nutrition Pilot to Improve the Eating Habits of Nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Today, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC Health) launches a 60-day nutrition pilot to improve the eating habits of nurses. MUSC Health nurses are hungry for healthier food options, and through this pilot they have a new opportunity to increase their daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. By offering fresh, seasonal and locally sourced Simply-to-Go food items available for quick pick up at three locations on the MUSC campus, the pilot seeks to improve the quality of life for caregivers who work so hard to help others.

The pilot is supported by Sodexo Healthcare, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving quality of life, and a major partner in the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge (HNHN) an initiative of the ANA Enterprise. MUSC is a HNHN partner and the first organization selected to participate in a HNHN quality of life program in the U.S. It is the only participant site in South Carolina.

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Nursing innovations allow RNs to spread their wings – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nursing innovations allow RNs to spread their wings – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Support is growing to help nursing innovations come alive.

Rebecca Love, MSN, RN, ANP, was surprised — and somewhat dismayed — when she discovered she was the only nurse among 200 participants at a three-day healthcare “hackathon,” a collaborative event involving a variety of software development experts.

The event, hosted by Tufts University in Boston in 2014, was filled with physicians, medical students, programmers and engineers who formed teams to develop new ideas and learn more about the basic principles of launching a new product.

“It was revolutionary because it was like a mini-MBA,” said Love, who is passionate about helping nurses develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Top 11 Resources to Advance Men’s Health – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Between Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month, June is all about the fellas!

Men’s Health Month focuses on men’s health problems and encourages men and boys to seek medical advice and early treatment.

Statistics show that men are less likely to get regular doctor’s check-ups or follow up on medical symptoms, which may explain their shorter life expectancy compared to women. We need to work together as mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and healthcare providers to make men’s health a priority.

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A Call to Men: A violence prevention organization focused on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls.

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Common HIPAA Violations Nurses Make – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Common HIPAA Violations Nurses Make – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Are you putting your job and employer at risk with unintentional HIPAA violations?

HIPAA violations can cost practitioners and facilities tens of thousands of dollars, and can happen without an RN even realizing it. Underlining just how important it is to not run afoul HIPAA laws. To protect your career, your patients’ privacy and your employer, check out these HIPAA violations you and your colleagues may accidentally commit.

8 COMMON NURSING HIPAA VIOLATIONS TO GUARD AGAINST
1. Forgetting to lock or log out of your computer terminal

In a busy medical environment, it’s common to hurry between multiple patient rooms during your shift. Unfortunately, that means many opportunities to forget to lock or log out of a room’s computer terminals before you’re off to see the next patient.

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Caring science starts with self-care for nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Nurses can be unkind toward each other and sometimes not be as present and attentive as they should be when caring for patients. I believe one reason for this behavior is their attitudes toward themselves.

My work on the Theory of Human Caring is founded on the principle that practicing kindness, compassion and equanimity toward yourself is an important process to go through before you can be caring, loving and compassionate — or caritas — toward another person. Self-care is integral to a nurse’s job.

Luckily, there are infinite possibilities on how to accomplish both. By using theory-guided practices of self-care and healing — such as creating quiet time, engaging in silence, pausing when most hurried, praying and asking for help you can change negative patterns that interfere with caritas.

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Nurse acts quickly after decapitated rattlesnake bites husband – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse acts quickly after decapitated rattlesnake bites husband – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The couple was preparing their yard for an upcoming cookout when disaster struck in the form of a decapitated rattlesnake.

Eventually, he was flown to Christus Spohn Shorelines Hospital. According to a People article, “once there, Jeremy went into septic shock and doctors placed him in a medically induced coma that evening.”

“There was actually three different times in the first 24 hours that the doctors told me that they didn’t think he was going to make it,” Sutcliffe told the Washington Post. “As a nurse, knowing what they were talking about was scary. I kept talking to him while he was in a coma, and I kept telling him to fight it, and he made it through.”

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