How U.S. Ratings of Nursing Homes Mislead the Public

NY Times

Nursing homes have manipulated the influential star system in ways that have masked deep problems — and left them unprepared for Covid-19.

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

NY Times

Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Nursing Homes Disease Rates Elderly Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Elder Care Deaths (Fatalities) Eli Lilly and Company United StatesA monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared.

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Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes, Maker Claims

NY Times

Antibodies Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Nursing Homes Disease Rates Elderly Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Elder Care Deaths (Fatalities) Eli Lilly and Company United StatesA monoclonal antibody protected residents and staff members in facilities where the virus had appeared.

During COVID-19, nurses face significant burnout risks, reports American Journal of Nursing

Scienmag

Findings point to strategies to support well-being and resilience July 22, 2021 – Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 percent of nurses and other health care workers had risks associated with an increased likelihood of burnout, reports a survey study in the August issue of the American Journal of Nursing (AJN).

How Different Crimes Can Affect Your Nursing License in Georgia

Pharma Mirror

But, you are finally here about to get your nursing license in the state of Georgia. When applying for a nursing license or getting your old one renewed, you might face some trouble if the background check doesn’t show up clean. Career Resources & Training Nurse

Eclipse Senior Living Honors Nurses During National Nurses Month

BioTech 365

Eclipse Senior Living Honors Nurses During National Nurses Month Eclipse Senior Living Honors Nurses During National Nurses Month Eclipse gathers insights and advice from over 100 nurses serving seniors LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., May 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To honor … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

How Are These 4 Companies Celebrating National Nurses Week

XTalks

National Nurses Week is celebrated every year to show appreciation to the nurses around the world. This year the celebrations begin on May 6 and end on May 12, and International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12.

A Nursing Researcher’s Experience in a COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

JAMA Internal Medicine

This perspective is that of a nursing researcher turned volunteer in a COVID-19 vaccine trial. She considers the experience of study participants and how clinicians will need to prepare their patients for the vaccine’s possible adverse effects

Lilly to test COVID-19 antibody drug in unorthodox nursing home study

Bio Pharma Dive

Seeking fast answers in a pandemic, Lilly will use mobile RVs to set up infusion clinics at assisted living facilities, which have become COVID-19 hot spots

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Study finds to increase nurse practitioners prescribing buprenorphine falls short

Scienmag

Credit: Indiana University Since 2016, a federal regulation has allowed nurse practitioners and physician assistants to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder as a medication assisted treatment.

Outbreaks of COVID-19 in French nursing homes traced back to staff

Scienmag

COVID-19 outbreaks in French nursing homes almost certainly started in staff – and none of measures put in place stopped the virus from taking hold, new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, shows.

Virtual learning may help NICU nurses recognize baby pain

Scienmag

Not only do babies experience pain, but the various levels can be standardized to help nurses recognize and respond to the babies’ […]. Babies younger than four weeks old, called neonates, were once thought not to perceive pain due to not-yet-fully-developed sensory systems, but modern research says otherwise, according to researchers from Hiroshima University in Japan.

Susan LaGrange Named Chief Nursing Officer

BioTech 365

Susan LaGrange Named Chief Nursing Officer Susan LaGrange Named Chief Nursing Officer LAKE ELMO, Minn., 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pathway Health, a leading post-acute consulting services, interim management and education company, is pleased to announce that Susan LaGrange, … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

Better mental health supports for nurses needed, study finds

Scienmag

Pandemic deepened anxiety and depression among nurses — those working in long-term care affected the most Working in the highly charged environment of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the mental health of nurses, according to a new survey by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Institute for Work & Health […].

Psychotropic Drug Prescribing Among Nursing Home Residents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cross-sectional study uses data from the Ontario Drug Benefit database to assess prescribing patterns of psychotropic drugs among nursing home residents in Ontario, Canada during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic

Cooling vests alleviate perceptual heat strain perceived by COVID-19 nurses

Scienmag

Radboud university medical center and TNO show that cooling vests reduce heat stress Credit: Radboudumc Wearing cooling vests during a COVID-19 shift ensures that nurses experience less heat during their work.

Illingworth: mobile nursing can reduce trial patient burden

Outsourcing Pharma

A leader from home-based clinical services firm Illingworth Research Group talks about the evolution of mobile nursing and how it can keep trials going.

Meet the 100+ outstanding Nurses and Midwives

The Pharma Data

To mark the end of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife , we are honored to unveil the 2020 List of 100+ Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives. Midwives and nurses—the overwhelming majority of whom are women—are the backbone of primary health systems.

Risk Factors Associated With All-Cause 30-Day Mortality in Nursing Home Residents With COVID-19

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study examines risk factors for 30-day all-cause mortality among US nursing home residents with COVID-19

CDC panel recommends giving first coronavirus vaccines to healthcare workers, nursing home residents

Bio Pharma Dive

Advisors on the CDC panel cited risk and disease burden as reasons for setting their priority list for the first vaccine doses to become available, supply of which will be extremely limited

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Nurses burned out and want to quit

Scienmag

Sophia Antipolis, France – 28 Aug 2020: A survey of nurses caring for children with heart problems has revealed that more than half are emotionally exhausted. The analysis, presented today at ESC Congress 2020, also found that good working environments were linked with less burnout.1 “Nurses’ wellbeing is central to ensuring the best outcomes for […].

Study finds racial disparities in COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes

Scienmag

Nursing homes with the largest proportions of non-White residents experience 3.3 times more COVID-19 deaths than do nursing homes with the largest proportions of White residents, according to a new study from the University of Chicago. The paper, published in JAMA Network Open, suggests that these differences are likely due to nursing home size and […].

Allscripts partners with Nurse Heroes to support and honor frontline workers

BioTech 365

Allscripts partners with Nurse Heroes to support and honor frontline workers Allscripts partners with Nurse Heroes to support and honor frontline workers Initiative addresses the accelerating shortage of nurses in the workforce and provides programs including scholarships for nurses and … Continue reading → Business Wire

From melanoma survivor to front-line nurse

The Pharma Data

As a nursing student, Jordan understood the seriousness of the cancer having spread to her lymph nodes. . She graduated from nursing school and works as a critical care nurse, where she has been on the front-line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Having the same nurse for home health visits may prevent rehospitalization for people with dementia

Scienmag

Continuity of Nursing Care Improves Patient Outcomes People with dementia receiving home health care visits are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when there is consistency in nursing staff, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

City of Hope celebrates earning one of nursing’s highest honors

Scienmag

The prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center highlights City of Hope’s world-class nursing team and their superior level of compassionate patient care Credit: City of Hope DUARTE, Calif.

COVID-19 transmission in nursing homes may be affected by nurses and direct care workers with multip

Scienmag

With limited hours and low wages, workers in long-term care facilities seek second jobs Nurses and other long-term care workers in nursing homes who hold multiple jobs, may be one of the factors contributing to the spread of COVID-19 in these facilities, according to a new study published in Medical Care Research and Review.

Penn nursing-led Philly team awarded $1.4 million NIH grant to expand COVID-19 outreach

Scienmag

Collaboration includes Penn Medicine, Annenberg School for Communication, The City of Philadelphia department of public health, and Philly Counts Credit: Penn Nursing PHILADELPHIA (May 19, 2021) – José A.

TTUHSC study: Virus, restrictions increase mental health risks for nursing home caregivers

Scienmag

million elderly Americans who reside in the country’s 15,600 nursing homes. Credit: TTUHSC No matter one’s age, race, gender, socioeconomic status or political party, COVID-19 has impacted everyone at some level. That impact has been especially palpable for the approximately 1.3

How Can Nursing Homes Protect Themselves from COVID-19?

Pharma Mirror

The post How Can Nursing Homes Protect Themselves from COVID-19? There is an ongoing pandemic that has been proven to harm and even kill many people. Researchers have found that the elderly are particularly susceptible to the COVID-19 virus that caused the epidemic.

Perinatal patients, nurses explain how hospital pandemic policies failed them

Scienmag

But for maternity patients and nurses some of those changes had negative outcomes, according to a new University of Washington study. With a lethal, airborne virus spreading fast, hospitals had to change how they treated patients and policies for how caregivers provided that treatment. “We found that visitor restrictions and separation policies were harming families […].

Preventing nurse suicides as new study finds shift in method

Scienmag

UC San Diego researchers find a distinct shift from using pharmacological poisoning to firearms in nurses who die by suicide In a new study, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Health researchers report that the rate of firearm use by female nurses who die by suicide increased between 2014 […].

Stanfill inducted into American Academy of Nursing 2020 class of new fellows

Scienmag

August 13, 2020) – Ansley Grimes Stanfill, PhD, RN, associate dean of Research for the UTHSC College of Nursing, has been selected for the American Academy of Nursing’s 2020 Class of Fellows. Credit: UTHSC Memphis, Tenn.

Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rates in a Multistate Sample of Skilled Nursing Facilities

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cross-sectional study examines the prevalence of asymptomatic and presymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in skilled nursing facilities

Nurses Can Make the Difference for New Moms’ Breastfeeding

The Pharma Data

Having enough hospital nurses to ensure that new moms get top-notch care. Hospitals with higher rates of exclusive breastfeeding had nurses who provided more consistent care, according to a new report. ” She’s a perinatal clinical nurse specialist in St.

Castle Biosciences Presents Data at the Dermatology Nurses’ Association 2021 Annual Convention

BioTech 365

Castle Biosciences Presents Data at the Dermatology Nurses’ Association 2021 Annual Convention Castle Biosciences Presents Data at the Dermatology Nurses’ Association 2021 Annual Convention FRIENDSWOOD, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$CSTL #DNANurses–Castle Biosciences, Inc.

Bespoke Extracts Teams with LEAF411, The First Free Cannabis Nurse Hotline

BioTech 365

Bespoke Extracts Teams with LEAF411, The First Free Cannabis Nurse Hotline Bespoke Extracts Teams with LEAF411, The First Free Cannabis Nurse Hotline SUNNY ISLES, Fla., April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bespoke Extracts, Inc. OTC Pink: BSPK), producer of high … Continue reading → GlobeNewswire

Covid-19 Test Result Turnaround Time for Residents and Staff in US Nursing Homes

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cross-sectional study examines trends in test result turnaround rates for COVID-19 testing nursing facility residents and staff in hot spot counties in the US

Pediatric Home Service Announces Launch of Infusion Nursing & Pharmacy throughout Wisconsin

BioTech 365

Pediatric Home Service Announces Launch of Infusion Nursing & Pharmacy throughout Wisconsin Pediatric Home Service Announces Launch of Infusion Nursing & Pharmacy throughout Wisconsin PHS expands services for medically complex patients to greater geographic area ROSEVILLE, Minn.,

Nurse Practitioners Key to Opioid Treatment in Rural U.S.: Study

The Pharma Data

26, 2020 — In isolated areas of the United States, nurse practitioners are filling an important role in helping people access treatment for opioid addiction, according to a Washington State University (WSU) study. THURSDAY, Nov.

Association Between Nursing Home Crowding and COVID-19 Infection and Mortality in Ontario, Canada

JAMA Internal Medicine

This cohort study examines the association between nursing home crowding and COVID-19 cases and mortality in the first months of the COVID-19 epidemic in Ontario, Canada

U.S. Nursing Homes Seeing Increase in New COVID-19 Cases

The Pharma Data

12, 2020 — Nursing homes are seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases, paralleling an increase in the general U.S. 18, 2020, new weekly cases in nursing homes grew by 44 percent nationwide. 18, 2020, 41 percent of new COVID-19 cases in nursing homes occurred in Midwest states.

Nursing researcher’s experience in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Scienmag

What The Article Says: This perspective is that of a nursing researcher turned volunteer in a COVID-19 vaccine trial. She considers the experience of study participants and how clinicians will need to prepare their patients for the vaccine’s possible adverse effects. Authors: Kristen R. Choi, Ph.D., R.N., of the University of California, Los Angeles, is the corresponding author. To […].