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Student Nurses Who Refuse Vaccination Struggle to Complete Degrees

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Nurses’ Union ‘Dismayed’ Over Halted Medicare Drug Price Cuts

Based on early results in Congress, legislation to lower drug prices envisioned by President Joe Biden as part of his $3.5 trillion Build Back Better social-spending plan may not be an easy sell. As part of Biden’s agenda unveiled last month, the plan would allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices with manufacturers to reduce prescription…

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Dad, Mom, and 7 Kids, All Docs or Nurses, Go Viral With Photo

All the siblings in the Okpaleke family pursued careers in medicine. From left to right: Okway Okpaleke, MD; Chinelo Okpaleke, PA; Nkiru Osefo, MD; Ifeoma Okpaleke, NP; Queenate Okpaleke, NP, and Chinyere Okpaleke, MD. Not pictured is sister Lillian Okpaleke, MD, PharmD. On National Siblings Day (April 10), Chinyere Okpaleke, MD, posted online a photo…

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11 Best Shoes for Nurses (or Anyone Else About Their Feet for Hours)

Nurses, doctors, and medical students know a thing or two about comfortable footwear, which is why we went straight to the source to find the best shoes for nurses. Health care workers spend the majority of the day on their feet, so we reached out to medical professionals for recommendations on work shoes that are…

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Physicians, Nurses Blast CDC’s Mask Guidance Change

May 27, 2021 — The CDC’s new, more relaxed mask guidance for fully vaccinated people was met with joy and relief by many U.S. residents. But the May 13 announcement has the medical community divided on whether it was the right move, according to new WebMD/Medscape poll results. Out of 660 U.S. doctors surveyed, 57%…

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Nurses Union Blasts ‘Dangerous’ CDC Mask Guidance

Labor union leaders representing 170,000 nurses came out swinging against the Biden administration’s “dangerous” new recommendations that fully vaccinated people no longer need masks and that other COVID-19 precautions can be relaxed. The new guidelines endanger public health and are not based on science, leaders of National Nurses United (NNU) said during a press conference…

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Largest Nurses Union Criticizes New CDC Mask Guidance:’Not Based on Science’

The National Nurses United (NNU), America’s largest union of registered nurses, has criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) new guidelines on mask use during the pandemic.On Thursday, the CDC announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can stop wearing masks and social distancing, both indoors and outdoors.”Fully vaccinated people can…

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The Lancet: More nurses Result in fewer patient deaths&readmissions, shorter hospital stays, and savings

A study across 55 hospitals in Queensland, Australia suggests that a recent state policy to introduce a minimum ratio of one nurse to four patients for day shifts has successfully improved patient care, with a 7% drop in the chance of death and readmission, and 3% reduction in length of stay for every one less…

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Nurses’ Appreciation Week Celebrates Compassion and Quality Care

Salt Lake City, UT — (ReleaseWire) — 05/09/2021 –Although physicians are vital and generally extremely qualified, anyone who has ever spent time in the hospital knows that it is often the nursing staff that handles the majority of the heavy lifting — both literally and figuratively. Intermountain St. George Regional Hospital Nurse Administrator Natalie Ashby…

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Study: Nurses’ physical, mental health connected to preventable medical errors

A study led by The Ohio State University College of Nursing finds that critical care nurses in poor physical and mental health reported significantly more medical errors than nurses in better health. The study, which was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic, also found that “nurses who perceived that their worksite was very supportive of their…