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October 23, 2012
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News for and about nurses in the Midwest

  Health Law, Policy and Regulation in the Midwest 
  • Mo. assesses effect Proposition E would have on health care
    Missouri's Proposition E, which asks whether setting up a health insurance exchange should require a vote of the people or Legislature, has support from Republicans while some worry about its effect on access to care. Rabbi Susan Talve, of Missouri Health Care for All, said passage of Proposition E would not have any real effect because most of the rules are made by the federal government, which will create an exchange in Missouri if the state fails to do so. St. Louis Beacon (10/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Nursing and Medical Science 
  • St. Louis student sees how nurses make a difference
    Nursing student Da'Kari Burrell of St. Louis is a Deaconess Foundation Nursing Scholarship winner who says he recognizes the difference nurses make interacting with patients. Burrell said many patients realize he is a student and do not mind that he practices on them. He finds a special connection treating older patients because that care is "sometimes the only time they get some attention from another person." The St. Louis American (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Nurse navigators guide breast cancer patients through treatment
    The nurse navigator program at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming, Minn., supports women and men from a breast cancer diagnosis through treatment. When radiology informs nurse navigators of an abnormal mammogram, they contact the primary care provider and then begin to work one-on-one with patients. "We've had great, great success," said registered nurse Kari Richter. "It makes patients feel someone here cares about them." ECM Post Review (North Branch, Minn.) (10/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health Care News 
  • "Lean" lessons speed treatment for strokes
    The use of lean manufacturing principles at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis shortened the average time before stroke patients were treated with tissue plasminogen activator in the hospital from an hour to 39 minutes, according to a study in the journal Stroke. Using methods such as routing certain emergency patients directly to scanning, the hospital ensured 78% of stroke patients received treatment within an hour of arrival. (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  MONA News 
  • Barrier-free care for Missouri
    Many of the elements and recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing are reflected in our ongoing work to advance the nursing profession. Implementation of IOM Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers is a current focus for MONA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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