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Nurses' Long Work Hours, Scheduling Can Increase Patient Mortality

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Patient deaths from pneumonia and acute myocardial infarction increased significanly in hospitals where nurses reported long hours and less down time.

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Holding and Swaddling Reduce Newborn Pain During Blood Sampling

For newborn infants, being held and swaddled is a simple and effective way to reduce pain during routine blood sampling, reports a study in the November/December issue of MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing.

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People with Disabilities Find Improved Quality of Life by Visiting Virtual World Online

GLENVIEW, IL – For millions of enthusiasts worldwide, visiting the virtual world Second Life® on the Internet is simply entertainment. But for a growing population of people with disabilities, the same digital world improves their quality of life, according to the authors of an article in the November/December 2010 issue of Rehabilitation Nursing, published by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN).

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School of Nursing Offers ‘Harm Reduction Strategies’ for Long Work Shifts

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Researchers address successive 12-hour shifts that can result in sleep deprivation, health problems, and greater chance for patient errors.

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Nursing Salaries Still Falling

Approximately 2,000 U.S. nurse leaders revealed a near $4,000 decrease in annual salary, according to a survey in a recent issue of Nursing Management, The Journal of Excellence in Nursing Leadership.

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Few Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Pursue Careers in Pediatric Health Care

Pediatric health care work force planning efforts are increasingly incorporating the roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, especially in plans to alleviate the perceived shortage of pediatric subspecialists. However, results from four new studies of pediatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, neonatal nurse practitioners, and pediatric physician assistants published online today in the journal Pediatrics do not seem to support that idea.


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