Call Congress Today! Urge Them to Oppose Draconian Medicaid Cuts Resulting in $10 Billion in New Out-of-Pocket Payments
URGENT ACTION NEEDED
01/17/06 by ANA, Nursing Insider
Contact your member of the House of Representatives to urge them to reject the draconian Medicaid cuts contained in the budget reconciliation bill. This bill passed by the U.S. Senate on December 21, 2005 (S. 1932), will be voted on in the House on February 1, 2006. Click here for complete story.
Nurse anesthetists become patients’ eyes and ears during surgery
01/18/06 - By University of Kansas School of Allied Health
For many, the knowledge of impending surgery can be worrisome. Thoughts of cold operating rooms, beeping monitors, masked faces and sharp instruments all add to the unease. The reassuring news is that an expert anesthesia provider will keep you safe and comfortable during your procedure. More often than not, that expert will be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), according to Donna Nyght, CRNA, MS, clinical instructor at the University of Kansas Nurse Anesthesia Education Program. Click here for complete article.
Nursing crisis may get worse
01/19/06 - by Kevin Lamp, Dayton Daily News
Lack of training space, teachers add to area staffing shortages, survey shows
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Online nursing program earns state approval
01/19/06 - by Gale Rose, The Pratt Tribune
...The PCC program, which will be the first statewide LPN to RN program available on-line, will also be one of only three programs of this type in the nation, the other two being at Excelsior College in New York and the University of Phoenix, neither of which offer clinical training as will the PCC program, said Gail Withers, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health. Click here for complete story.
Electronic Nursing Programs Aids In Home Health Care
01/04/06 By Ayinde O. Chase, Staff Writer; All Healdline News
New York, New York (AHN) - Montefiore Medical Center's Home Health Agency is dispatching a new hi-tech interactive disease management system, affectionately called the "electronic nurse" in conjunction with regular nursing visits to the homes of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). Click here for complete story.