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April 20, 2012
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Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. Nursing@Georgetown is a Master of Science in Nursing program delivered online by Georgetown’s renowned School of Nursing and Health Studies. These programs are designed to help the next generation of nursing leaders achieve their career goals while improving the health and well-being of all people.
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  • CDC: Health care-associated infections down in 2010
    Cases of central line bloodstream infection decreased by 32% in 2010, according to a state-by-state report based on data from the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network. Dr. Scott Fridkin of the CDC attributed the reduction to prevention programs on the national and state levels. Among other findings in the report, a decrease in surgical site infections was attributed to fewer infections after coronary artery bypass grafts. Chicago Tribune/Reuters (4/19), (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Measles cases reach highest level in 15 years
    The number of measles cases in the U.S. in 2011 more than tripled from the estimated 60 cases per year between 2001 and 2010, to 222 cases in 31 states, a CDC report found. Of these cases, 200 involved patients who caught the virus overseas or from someone who traveled abroad. Reuters (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll highlights indicators of rotavirus vaccination in U.S. children
    Data from the 2009 National Immunization Survey showed that children without health insurance were 12% more likely not to receive the rotavirus vaccine than insured children. Researchers also found that children with a parent who did not graduate from college had a 21% greater chance of not getting the vaccine compared with those with a parent who did graduate from college. Family Practice News (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pancreas-kidney transplant doesn't boost survival in type 2 diabetes
    Data on 6,416 type 2 diabetes patients revealed those who underwent simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation had an 82% five-year survival rate compared with 75.5% in those who had deceased-donor kidney transplantation alone. However, researchers said the difference was related to younger donor and recipients ages in the SPK group. The study also found that the five-year death-censored graft survival was 86.2% in SPK recipients and 82.6% in those who had DDKA, a non-significant difference. The findings appear in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Renal and Urology News (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Alzheimer's study suggests seniors benefit from being active
    A study of 716 seniors found the 10% who were most active had an 8% chance of developing Alzheimer's disease while the 10% who were least active had an 18% risk, Rush University Medical Center researchers reported. Published in the journal Neurology, the study does not confirm that higher activity levels reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, but it does suggest keeping active benefits older adults. HealthDay News (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hospitals lead the charge in Shape Up Houston campaign
    Shape Up Houston began this week with the support of local hospitals in hopes their employees will set the example for the rest of the city. The initiative includes the 92,500 employees at the Texas Medical Center and will expand to include more than 40,000 employees at other hospitals. The University of Texas School of Public Health will evaluate the initiative at six months. Houston Chronicle (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hospital EHRs fall short in addressing pneumonia, heart failure
    Zynx Health examined data from 79 hospitals and found EHRs at these facilities to be lacking in evidence-based clinical processes. According to the review, only 62% of the hospitals' EHRs feature clinical best practices for cutting readmissions, mortality and overall expenses in congestive heart failure patients, while only 67% have such features for pneumonia care. InformationWeek (4/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Have you read the latest electronic issue of American Nurse Today?
    The current issue was delivered to your e-mail inbox within the last few days so when you have a moment, check out the articles, news from ANA, interactive options, polls, blogs and news from trusted health care sources lots of new, original, peer-reviewed practical articles including information you can use right away! Read the current issue. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ANA members save on conference registration
    The ANA supports its members in pursuing nursing leadership education by attending the 2012 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners. ANA members receive a discount on conference registration. Attend the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners: The Conference for Primary and Acute Care Clinicians, May 16 to 19 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ANA members, access your promo code and pricing info now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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