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Unjustly Fired Johns Hopkins Nurse Vivian Obijekwu Needs Your Help
Health & Wellness  (tags: nurses, hospitals, employees, organization, workers' rights, petitions )

- 141 days ago -
Vivian Obijekwu has worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital her entire career. As a bedside RN, Vivian has dedicated her life to helping others, and her competence, dedication and professionalism were well recognized at Johns Hopkins.
Tell HHS: Patients NOT Politics
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, doctors, nurses, prejudice, religion, petitions )

- 473 days ago -
Politics should never be prioritized above a patient's needs or determine the care a patient receives. Medical personnel and institutions should not be allowed to discriminate against patients and deny them potentially life-saving medical care.
Don't Be Scared to Let Animals on Wards, Say Nurses
Health & Wellness  (tags: let dogs and other animals onto wards, nurses )

- 753 days ago -
Hospitals should let more dogs and other animals onto wards and even into operating theatres to help patients, the Royal College of Nursing says after it collected scores of anecdotes of therapy animals, and sometimes pets, helping recovery.
If You Could Decrease a Workplace's Injury Rate By 65 Percent, Would You?
Health & Wellness  (tags: labor, healthcare, nurses, workplace safety, OSHA )

- 1467 days ago -
When nurses can't speak up about unsafe hospital conditions without risking their jobs, both labor and the public lose a powerful potential advocate.
Americans Are Working So Hard It's Actually Killing People
Health & Wellness  (tags: work, hospitals, workaholics, nurses, overwork )

- 1718 days ago -
According to hospital policy, night nurses on her floor should care for no more than six and a half patients, but they typically have ten. When things go bad with one or two, the floor quickly tips into chaos.
Nurses Say U.S. Hospitals Aren't Adequately Prepared To Handle Ebola Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, U.S., healthcare workers, nurses, training, protection, prevention, risks, safety, humans, illness, warning, medicine )

- 1737 days ago -
To truly remove the risk of contracting Ebola among health workers requires meticulous work and years of repetitive drills and practice, according to nurses on the ground who also say that they are not receiving the proper training to protect themselves..
Home Health Care Proves Resilient In Face Of Sandy Destruction
Health & Wellness  (tags: superstorm sandy, doctors, nurses, home health aides, hospitals )

- 2445 days ago -
One lasting image of Sandy will be very sick patients being evacuated from flooded hospitals. Less visible are thousands of patients who rely on visiting nurses and home health aides for care ranging from bathing and feeding to oxygen and ventilators.
Nurses' Role in the Future of Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, nurses, interesting, future )

- 3158 days ago -
.At the start of my surgical training, I helped to care for a middle-aged patient who was struggling to recuperate from a major operation on his aorta, the body's central artery, and the blood vessels to his legs. As the days wore on, the surgeon in...
20 Iconic Nurses Every Nursing Student Should Study
Health & Wellness  (tags: Nurses, Icons, Humanity, Healthcare, World )

- 3162 days ago -
Here are twenty nurses who worked hard, often against the grain of the larger medical community, to change the face of health care in the United States and around the world.
School Nurses Understaffed, Overwhelmed
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, Nurses, school, children, shortage, overworked, understaffed, illness, healthcare, protection, prevention )

- 3604 days ago -
(CBS) It's the beginning of a new school day in Ardmore, Oklahoma. But for school nurse Renita Dotson it's like every other day: busy.
Health Care Reform : Uninsured Camp Out for Free Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, health care, health care reform, single payer, public option, President Obama, Democrats, Republicans, uninsured, 49 million Americans are uninsured, physicians, nurses, hospitals, insurance companies, lobbyists )

- 3635 days ago -
An estimated 3,000 people traveled to Wise, Virginia, to receive free health, dental and eye care from volunteer doctors, nurses and support workers, who provided the care at their own expense.
Health & Wellness  (tags: clostridium difficle, hospitals, doctors, nurses, strain, mutant, germs )

- 3908 days ago -
Overuse of antibiotics has allowed the germ to develop resistance in recent years, doctors said, and this is the mutant strain they're afraid of. 78% percent of cleaned surfaces were still contaminated; only bleach will kill the germ.
25 Awesome Virtual Worlds for Doctors, Nurses, and Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: Doctors, Nurses, Patients, Medical, Health )

- 3934 days ago -
From nurses wanting to learn more about continuing education or new medical trends to cancer patients looking for a little encouragement and advice to doctors experimenting with innovative training opportunities, check out these awesome virtual worlds.
Risk of Cancer Death Higher for Nurses and Teachers
Health & Wellness  (tags: nurses, cancer, leukaemia, teachers )

- 4246 days ago -
Nurses have a higher risk of dying from leukaemia and teachers from breast cancer, a study has found.
Tale of Last 90 Minutes of Woman's Life - Los Angeles Times
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, hospital, illness, death, doctors, nurses, police )

- 4441 days ago -
Alerted to the "disturbance" in the lobby, police stepped in -- by running Rodriguez's record. They found an outstanding warrant and prepared to take her to jail. She died before she could be put into a squad car. She died without help from hospital staff

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