(FOX) Marilyn Tavenner, a nurse who’s been running Medicare and Medicaid on an acting basis, was confirmed 91 to 7 by the U.S. Senate to formally head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which also administers government health benefits to about 100 million Americans. [Read more...]
(NBC News) As a massive tornado swept through the Oklahoma City area Monday afternoon, Moore Medical Center stood directly in the path of destruction.
The building was pulverized by the 200 mph winds, sending patients and staffers scrambling to safety zones located in the center of the hospital. Miraculously, all the staff, patients and families survived the storm. [Read more...]
(CNN) At the top of a flight of stairs with no elevator in sight, registered nurse Katarzyna Kaseja leans over the rickety metal bars of a crib. Her 4-year-old patient, a ventilator tube fastened to his throat, reaches out to take her hand.
“It’s hard to work as a nurse in Poland,” said Kaseja, 25. Since she began her career at the Specialized Hospital for Mother and Child in the western Poland city of Poznan, little funding and outdated machinery have only been part of the problem. [Read more...]
(Syracuse.com) Robots may end up taking care of aging baby boomers if the number of elderly care workers continues to decline.
The New York Times reports researchers have developed a robotic nurse gentle enough to bathe elderly patients and a robotic butler that fetches household objects like cups and can even clean a kitchen. They are also working on a robot that can remind patients to take their medicine, keep track of their eyeglasses and assist in the event of a fall. [Read more...]
(Times Tribune) As a nurse, Lynn Heard has helped countless patients through the years with her tender care and calming demeanor. She also credits nursing with getting her through her own struggles in life.
The Covington Twp. resident has served as school nurse at North Pocono High School (also her alma mater) for 16 years, and as a family nurse practitioner with the office of Dr. Eugene Harasym for 15 years. [Read more...]
(Columbus Telegram) Six years ago our daughter was a patient in the intensive care unit.
This month she graduates with a nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
We are so proud of her, of course. I know Emily must have a real passion for nursing because, frankly, a work wardrobe consisting of cartoon-covered smocks and running shoes doesn’t really fit my fashionista daughter. [Read more...]
‘I am really sorry, hon’: How dedicated nurses who looked after Boston bombing suspect could not stop themselves caring for him
(Mail Online) The nurses who treated one of the alleged Boston bombers have told how they could not stop themselves from soothing him with the words: ‘I am really sorry, hon’.
Medical staff said that just like any other patient they were reflexively affectionate to. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev they ‘did not see as a terrorist’. [Read more...]
(Wall Street Journal) Independence Blue Cross (IBC) is introducing a new program that will provide fully insured members the benefit of working with one health coach — a nurse — who will be the single point of contact for guidance managing challenging health conditions, answering questions, and addressing concerns, including coordinating care after surgery or a critical illness and helping manage chronic conditions. [Read more...]