Mother aims to increase colon cancer awareness | Increase in maternal complication rates raises concerns | CDC issues reminder to health care facilities on Ebola preparedness
March 14, 2019
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Pennsylvania Nursing & Health Care News
Mother aims to increase colon cancer awareness
Pennsylvania nurse Lauren Riccotone thought she had hemorrhoids when she noticed rectal bleeding but was diagnosed with colon cancer just weeks after giving birth to her daughter. Riccotone, who was just 34 when she was diagnosed, says she hopes to inform younger people about colon cancer symptoms.
Daily Mail (London) (3/12) 
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Increase in maternal complication rates raises concerns
Erie, Pa.-area hospitals and the Erie County Department of Health are working to lower the death rates of women in childbirth by having monthly reviews of complications and checking in on low-income women. Pennsylvania's maternal mortality rate was 16.3 per 100,000 births in 2018, lower than the national rate of 26.4 in 2015, which has risen steadily since 1990.
Erie Times-News (Pa.) (tiered subscription model) (3/13) 
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Nurse Influencer Nurse Blake Featured at PSNA Summit
PSNA will hold a Nursing Summit on Sept. 27 at Camelback Resort. Featured speaker Nurse Blake, the largest nurse influencer on social media, is an advocate for both nurses and patients. Blake promotes healthy work environments, sharing presentations focused on the idea that nurses have the power to create positive change in the healthcare industry. Guests will leave feeling empowered and ready to be the best nurse and student they can be! 5.0 contact hours will be awarded for this event. Pricing starts at $75. Find out more about this exciting day.
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Nurse Networking Event in Philadelphia
The PSNA Young Nurse Professionals and Temple SNAP will hold a networking event on March 25 at Pennsylvania Hospital -- our nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. All RNs, students and guests are invited. The historic tour highlights the Gallery Pavilion painting, "Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple" (1817), the Great Court, the Historic Library and the Surgical Amphitheater. The 11:30 a.m. tour will be followed by a networking luncheon. Pricing starts at $15. RSVP today.
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