Category: Nurse

Specialist nurses call for more awareness of heart failure

Thelma Agnew reports on a Nursing Times roundtable event discussing current issues in specialist heart failure nursing The constraints placed on specialist nurses by low awareness of their contribution, inadequate funding and the absence of a clear career pathway, are recurring themes reported to Nursing Times. However, at the most recent round table with heart…

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Nurse views sought on whistleblowing and patient violence policies

The Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland has welcomed the launch of consultations on whistleblowing and violence and aggression in health and care settings. The consultations, announced by Northern Ireland’s health minister Robin Swann, will seek views on how health and social care staff may be protected, and how to provide an environment in…

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Nurses being trained to give prescriptions

Patients with common ear infections, sore throats, routine aches and pains and common skin conditions will no longer have to see their doctor for a medical prescription.Under the new South Island registered nurse prescribing in community health (RNPCH) programme supported by WellSouth, South Island primary care nurses will be trained to prescribe routine medications. WellSouth…

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Princeton Community Hospital nurse honored with DAISY Award

PRINCETON — Erin King, RN, of Princeton Community Hospital has been presented with the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses on June 21. This is a prestigious award that was established in 1999 by the family of Patrick Barnes. According to a press release issued by Princeton Community Hospital, Barnes had…

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Shortage of neurology nurse specialists at Limerick hospital

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) revealed the figures during a briefing on the issue for TDs and Senators in Leinster House last week. The NAI said that based on local and international recommendations, University Hospital Limerick needs 11 nurse specialists in neurology. The hospital has just three, a shortfall of eight nurse specialists caring…

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Professional Excellence Program Gives Nurses Path to Grow

The AdventHealth Nursing Professional Excellence Program (PEP), a new systemwide clinical ladder, is providing more AdventHealth direct care nurses with the opportunity to achieve their career goals, while rewarding them for their achievements and expertise. Beginning with the Central Florida Division, the program is being launched by region throughout 2022 and 2023.  “The Nursing Professional…

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B.C. nurse suspended for racially discriminatory comments

A Vernon nurse has been suspended for five weeks for comments about sterilization of First Nations women and about a Black co-worker’s hair. In a June 23 discipline consent agreement with Barbara Liesch, the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives characterized the words as “discriminatory and derogatory comments in the workplace.” A college inquiry committee…

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Hospices Develop Nurse Residencies to Stem Labor Pressures

As hospice providers contend with industry-wide nursing shortages, some are taking matters into their own hands with in-house residency programs. A lack of hospice-specific clinical training is a significant recruitment barrier. Few nursing students receive exposure to hospice or palliative care during their education, and most do not feel prepared to provide end-of-life care to…

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‘Author of her own downfall’ – Nurse fired for anti-vax Facebook posts loses appeal

A nurse who was fired after describing the Covid-19 vaccine as “murderous” on her Facebook page has lost an appeal against what she labelled an unfair dismissal. “I never for one minute thought that my posts on Facebook were wrong or could result in me losing my job. To me, I was just sharing news…

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