Top News: #Nurses

Here are the top read news for #Nurses:

shutterstock_216495073Not just a tech: Everyone’s important in the OR:

The other day, I was operating on a little girl with a congenital ear abnormality. Not life and death stuff, but delicate surgery nonetheless. My surgical scrub technician was someone with whom I hadn’t worked before, and I asked him if he was enrolled in the operating room nurse training program, as many of the new folks are. “No, I’m just a tech.”: Read more


18793322-large$3 million for Nurse Who Stood Up:

Ask any American, and they’ll tell you how frustrated they are with the health care system’s costs and accessibility. Ask a doctor or nurse the same thing, and you’ll get a similar reaction. It’s no secret – the stress and pressure of America’s current health care makes it harder for doctors and nurses alike to practice medicine in a way that they feel their patients deserve. Frustrated by the erratic staffing levels, troubling policies and lack of desire to improve patient care, Linda Boly decided to speak up about these unsafe situations: Read more


stethoscope-1-of-1--4_wide-16ec2beb0115bb90f425361afb66314dd90e51d0_t320The Stethoscope: Timeless Tool Or Outdated Relic?:

To hear a patient’s heart, doctors used to just put an ear up to a patient’s chest and listen. Then, in 1816, things changed. Lore has it that 35-year-old Paris physician Rene Laennec was caring for a young woman who was apparently plump, with a bad heart and large breasts. Dr. George Davis, an obstetrician at East Tennessee State University who collects vintage stethoscopes, says the young Dr. Laennec didn’t feel comfortable pressing his ear to the woman’s bosom: Read more


doctor workingEHRs In The ER: As Doctors Adapt, Concerns Emerge About Medical Errors:

The mouse slips, and the emergency room doctor clicks on the wrong number, ordering a medication dosage that’s far too large. Elsewhere, in another ER’s electronic health record, a patient’s name isn’t clearly displayed, so the nurse misses it and enters symptoms in the wrong person’s file. These are easy mistakes to make: Read more


droptodropvaDrop-to-drop variation seen with fingerprick blood:

Meaghan M. Bond and Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., both from Rice University in Houston, used a hematology analyzer to analyze the hemoglobin concentration, total white blood cell (WBC) count, three-part WBC differential, and platelet count in six successive drops of blood collected from one fingerprick from each of 11 donors. Additionally, a hemoglobinometer was used to measure the hemoglobin concentration of 10 drops of fingerprick blood from each of seven donors: Read more