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February 19, 2013
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News for Nursing Professionals

  Industry and Employment Trends 
  • Midwestern states face lack of nurses
    Midwestern states, including Missouri, face a shortage of nurses, but efforts to train more students run into limits on enrollment in nursing school programs and clinical rotation spots in local hospitals. Nursing schools are creating streamlined programs making it easier for licensed practical nurses to become registered nurses and for RNs to get a bachelor's degree. St. Joseph News-Press (Mo.) (2/4)
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  Nurses Everyday 
  • App offers offline access to nursing database
    An iPad application from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins offers offline access to Lippincott's Nursing Procedures and Skills database. The app's offline capability enables users to access content remotely, such as in home care settings, or during disaster recovery, said Carolyn Dalton, senior digital product manager for LWW parent company Wolters Kluwer Health. Healthcare IT News (2/4)
  • New stroke care guidelines emphasize speed
    Stroke patients should be given anticlotting drugs and other necessary treatments within one hour of arriving in the emergency department to reduce brain damage and hasten recovery, according to new guidelines developed by the American Stroke Association. To maximize its effectiveness, the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator should be given within four and a half hours after the onset of symptoms, the group said. The guidelines appeared online in the journal Stroke. HealthDay News (1/31)
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  Continuing Education 
  • Changing roles lead more nurses toward advanced degrees
    The need for more primary care providers and an unstable economy are among the factors driving nurses in Indiana and other states to seek advanced degrees and to work in settings such in outpatient clinics, home care and community health centers. The need for nurses with advanced degrees will further increase under the Affordable Care Act, said Kimberly Harper, director of the Indiana Center for Nursing. "When more people have access to insurance, there will be an increase in people seeking care, especially primary care," Harper said. Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) (1/27)
  Leadership and Management 
  • How to improve nurse participation in quality improvement
    The participation of registered nurses in quality improvement programs showed little progress between 2004 and 2008, according to a study in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality. Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation suggested strategies that would help engage nurses in the programs, such as increasing the involvement of experienced colleagues in helping new nurses translate newly acquired QI knowledge into action. (1/24)
  • How a palliative care NP solved patient's pneumonia mystery
    Don Johnson of Anderson, Ind., had repeated hospitalizations for pneumonia but it took palliative care nurse practitioner Kathy Glass less than two hours to figure out the reason was that he was aspirating food into his lungs. Johnson has other medical issues, such as heart failure and asthma, but he has not been hospitalized for pneumonia since he started the palliative care program last September, and his wife says the program has helped him to cope. The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, Ind.) (1/26)
Position Title Company Name Location
RN/ Emergency/ PRN exp reqHealthONEDenver, CO
ULTRASOUND TECHCentura HealthCanon City, CO
LVNCedars-Sinai Medical CenterBeverly Hills, CA
SUPERVISOR - MTKettering Health NetworkMultiple Locations, OH
Clinical Coordinator Nurse - Cancer CenterFlorida Hospital CareersKissimmee, FL
Assistant Nurse Manager- CCUNorth Shore-LIJ Health SystemNew York, NY
Registered Nurse IV (Clinical Expert) - 6NW - Surgical StepdownCedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos Angeles, CA
MEDICAL ASSISTANTCentura HealthLouisville, CO
Security OfficerPeaceHealthBellingham, WA
Environmental Services Associate St. Elizabeth Hospital - Evening Relief 1of 5Ministry Health CareAppleton, WI
RN Clinic - Allergy/ImmunologyPeaceHealthBellingham, WA
RN Mixed Schedule Orthopedic Center - Full-timeHealthONEEnglewood, CO
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