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IT Management

Robot Helps Tricky Nurse Scheduling

2016 18 Jul

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is taking the role of robots in healthcare beyond the current norm of instructing them with commands. MIT thinks this model will soon change with the development of robots that advise hospital staff on decision-making. A research... Read more

ICU Management

Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

2016 17 May

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that will be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco on 17 May. Previous research has shown that a better nurse work environment and a closed ICU doctor staffing... Read more

Cardiology Management

Rotating Night Shift Increases Risk of CHD in Women

2016 26 Apr

Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for 5 years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA . The disruption of social and biological rhythms that occur during shift work have been hypothesized to increase chronic disease... Read more

Executive Health Management

UK Nurse Migrant Levy Confirmed

2016 21 Apr

The British government had confirmed that employers which recruit nurses from abroad will have to pay an annual levy devised to discourage employment of migrant staff. The Immigration Skills Charge will come into effect in April 2017 at a rate of £1, 000 per employee per year. Small companies, charitable organisations and universities will pay a reduced... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nursing Drop for Sick Babies Linked to Deaths

2016 14 Feb

According to a new research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood (Fetal & Neonatal Edition) , a fall in one to one nursing care of very sick and premature new-borns is linked to a higher rate of death in neonatal intensive care. The research, conducted by University of Warwick shows that the proportion of this type of nursing care in... Read more

ICU Management

Tele-ICUs: Nurses' Views

2016 21 Jan

In the U.S., results of a national survey show that telemedicine can improve ICU patient care. More than 75 percent of tele-ICU nurses responding to the survey said that telemedicine offers an opportunity to improve patient care and that it is useful in their job, according to the results published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC) .... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurses Need Festive Cheer Too

2015 28 Dec

The holiday season is generally a time to celebrate but with the celebration, it also brings stress and anxiety. The season is especially stressful for healthcare providers as nobody - both healthcare workers and patients - do not want to spend their holidays in the hospital.  An article in Becker's Hospital Review highlights the need for hospitals... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Nurse Role to Address Staff Shortfall

2015 06 Dec

Nursing Times reports that the government plans to launch a new nursing role that is specifically designed to bridge the gap between registered nurses and senior healthcare assistants. The launch is expected within the next few weeks.  The role will be assigned to a band of 4 and will be given the title of "Associate Nurse". It is still unclear... Read more

ICU Management

Restoring Speech After Tracheostomies

2015 05 Dec

Tracheostomies are among the most common procedures performed in critically ill patients, and intensive care nurses can take an active role in helping restore speech to patients with tracheostomies, according to a report published in the journal Critical Care Nurse . Nursing assessments and interventions to help patients regain the ability to speak... Read more

Executive Health Management

Lower Patient Satisfaction With Nurses Trained Abroad

2015 03 Dec

A new study published in BMJ Open concludes that the employment of nurses trained abroad as a substitute for nurses educated at home presents risks to quality of care.  Western countries like the U.S. and England rely on nurses trained abroad in times of shortages. This study was conducted with 12000 patients in a sample of 31 National Health Service... Read more