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A need for RNs: Heading off the nursing shortage

Despite the chatter about a nursing shortage, registered nurses are near the top of the list when it comes to employment growth, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In the past decade, the average age of employed RNs has increased by nearly two years, from 42.7 years...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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In May, ANA heard from over 14,000 nurses that PPE remained in short supply and that nurses had concerns with the practices of reuse and decontamination. These survey results were broadly shared with legislative and regulatory agencies and gained significant media presence...


Nurses experience lower levels of EHR burnout on average, compared to their physician counterparts, according to a recent KLAS report regarding EHR usage in nursing. However, though nurses are typically more satisfied with the EHR than...

source: EHR Intelligence

When internationally trained medical workers come to the United States, they can’t start working immediately. They must follow a lengthy process involving language and proficiency exams, some of which may be offered only a few...

source: The Washington Post

A new study in Nucleic Acids Research, published by Oxford University Press, suggests a possible effective treatment strategy for patients suffering from prion disease. Researchers here showed that reducing levels of prion protein can triple the survival of prion-infected...

source: Oxford University Press via Medical Xpress

By conducting advanced analyses of immune system activation in patients with severe COVID-19, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to identify several cell types that play a key part in the immune response to the new coronavirus...

source: Karolinska Institutet via Medical Xpress

In a new position paper, the European Association of Preventive Cardiology recommended that due to known CV harms from e-cigarettes, they should not be used for smoking cessation except as a last resort. “E-cigarettes should only...

source: Healio


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