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Australia’s aged care nurses still in the dark about promised ‘pop-up’ vaccination hubs

Exclusive: Nursing union says despite multiple requests for details and meetings ‘we haven’t got any information back’ • Some SA aged care workers denied second Pfizer shot • Disability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’The federal government is expected to miss a self-imposed target on delivering “pop-up” hubs to vaccinate critical aged care staff and has given no details on the proposal to workers, despite multiple requests for information and meetings from the nursing union.The...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Nursing, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Aged care (Australia


Lesotho sacks hundreds of striking nurses as doctors warn of dire shortages

The African state was already struggling to cope with TB, HIV and Covid before latest response to demands for equal payLesotho has sacked hundreds of its nurses over the past few days in a row over pay. The small southern African country’s main hospital in the capital, Maseru, fired 345 nurses and nursing assistants, who have been on strike for the past month, with immediate effect.The nurses went on strike to press the government-owned Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital (QMMH) to give them the sa...
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Unions urge Sunak to reconsider 1% pay rise for NHS England staff

BMA, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives and Unison say pay recommendation ‘fails the test of honesty’The government is under mounting pressure to reconsider its proposed 1% pay rise for NHS staff in England, with four trade unions writing a joint letter to the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, to express their “dismay” and calling for a fair pay deal.The British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing and Unison said the pay deal “fails the ...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, NHS, Trade unions, Doctors, Nursing, Public sector pay, Midwifery, NHS england, Unison, Industrial Action, British Medical Association BMA


Anger grows at offer of 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Nurses leaders set up industrial action fund as Tory MPs fear another U-turn by the governmentMinisters are on a collision course with millions of NHS staff as they insisted the country could not afford a more than 1% pay rise for health workers even as nurses leaders raised the prospect of strike action.The health secretary, Matt Hancock, on Friday insisted the decision to recommend such a small increase was due to an assessment of “what’s affordable as a nation” after the economic toll taken b...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Public services policy, NHS, Doctors, Nursing, Public sector pay, Industrial Action, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


The 17 best US colleges and universities for students who want to become nurses

f11photo/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds released its annual global ranking by academic subject. The University of Pennsylvania ranked at the top of the ranking for nursing programs. The following are the top 17 US schools for nursing and where they placed on the overall list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Pennsylvania placed at the top of global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds' new list of the best universities fo...
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NHS sets up mental health hubs for staff traumatised by Covid

Forty hubs in England will field calls from frontline staff and contact those at higher risk directlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS is setting up dozens of mental health hubs to help staff who have been left traumatised by treating Covid patients during the pandemic.There is mounting concern that large numbers of frontline workers have experienced mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder over the last year. Continu...
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Create a positive light in nursing

I was an assistant nurse manager (ANM) in a 24 bed ICU in my younger, energetic years. Before that, I was a manager in a very small emergency department. I must say, I loved it. I loved the thrill and the challenge. I was able to work with the Joint Commission; I ordered EKG monitors […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, Joint Commission, ANM, Conditions, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA


'We're bursting': a day inside a Covid intensive care unit

The Guardian spends a day with Covid patients and staff at Milton Keynes University hospitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn a private room by the locked entrance of the intensive care unit, Dilip Sharan is sitting up in bed, a plate of stew in front of him. He navigates his spoon around the breathing tube keeping him alive, every mouthful soundtracked by a discordant symphony of beeps and bongs from multiple monitors keeping tabs on his vital organs.It is his fift...
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NHS staff face burnout as Covid hospital admissions continue to rise

Nurses plead with the public to follow official advice to help relieve pressure on frontline workers Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage England’s chief nurse has said that NHS and care staff are working incredibly hard to cope with record numbers of Covid-19 patients, amid concern that frontline staff are close to burnout.Ruth May pleaded with the public to follow the coronavirus advice to help relieve the pressure on hospital staff, after two days of record hospital ad...
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‘Many people did something immense, for complete strangers’ – readers’ heroes of 2020

During the pandemic, there have been many unsung heroes – from supermarket staff to the people who carried on doing essential work for our society. Here are some of themAt the start of lockdown, I interviewed the virologist Dr Jane Greatorex. She was superb, with a gunslinging turn-of-phrase (“corona is the only pathogen in town”) and full of advice that rammed home, like no shambling government press conference ever could, the gravity of our situation. She washed deliveries before they came int...
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Elizabeth Anionwu: the ‘cool, black and exceptional’ nurse who fought to make the NHS fairer

After a childhood scarred by abuse and racism, she revolutionised the treatment of sickle cell disease and – inspired by Mary Seacole – fought inequality in nursingWhen Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu was a child, she had severe eczema – bad enough to need daily dressings and slatherings of coal tar paste. Brought up in care until she was nine by nuns at the Nazareth House convent in Birmingham, she remembers this as torture. “None of the nuns were deliberately trying to hurt me, but they would tear the...
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Elizabeth Anionwu: the ‘cool, black and exceptional’ woman who fought to make the NHS fairer

After a childhood scarred by abuse and racism, she revolutionised the treatment of sickle cell disease and – inspired by Mary Seacole – fought inequality in nursing When Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu was a child, she had severe eczema – bad enough to need daily dressings and slatherings of coal tar paste. Brought up in care until she was nine by nuns at the Nazareth House convent in Birmingham, she remembers this as torture. “None of the nuns were deliberately trying to hurt me, but they would tear th...
Tags: Health, Society, NHS, Nursing, Birmingham, Nazareth House, Mary Seacole, Elizabeth Anionwu, Elizabeth Nneka Anionwu, Anionwu


9 Tips to Help You Survive Nursing School as a Christian and a Parent

Nurses follow Christ’s call to care for one another. While it is possible to demonstrate God’s love in a wide variety of professions, there are few career paths that demonstrate this concept as much as nursing. Nurses will live out their religion and faith on a day-to-day basis, as they provide spiritual, physical and emotional care to their patients. Some people will be drawn to this profession from a young age, whereas others may commit to their mission later in life.  If you are a pa...
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Tamarin sedated so rejected babies can nurse

After a tamarin rejected her babies, zookeepers sedated her so her two surviving infants could nurse her colostrum, a milk mothers produce after birth that is difficult to reproduce because it contains important nutrients for the immune system. They later feed the babies with syringes of milk. — Read the rest
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Certified Nursing Assistants: A Stepping Stone Towards The Future

If you are having thoughts about a nursing assistant career, there are several things you should consider before turning your dreams into reality. This article offers a perspective on nursing jobs, medical careers, and opportunities in the healthcare field.
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Reflections on caregiving from a nursing school dropout

My first—and last—clinical rotation was at a newly built nursing home attached to a community hospital near school. I didn’t have a car on campus, and hitched rides from classmates who were typically commuters with night jobs. They were a tougher, more sophisticated breed of young women than I was used to in my hometown. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Third of Queen's birthday honours go to heroes of pandemic

Nurse, fundraising quizmaster and volunteer paramedic among those recognisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUnsung heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic make up almost a third of the Queen’s birthday honours list.Felicia Kwaku, 52, an associate director of nursing at King’s College NHS foundation trust, said her OBE was for “fallen colleagues”. Continue reading...
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Reflections of a critical care nurse [PODCAST]

“Grandma Lilly is 87-years-old and in the ICU. She’s on a ventilator with her wrists restrained to the side of the bed. Grandma can barely see because her eyes are puffy: scleral edema. And her heart races: 140 beats per minute. Her blood pressure is low and Levophed and vasopressin drips are ordered. Her family […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How to use a nursing bra — and the best ones you can buy

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alena Ozerova/Shutterstock Choosing the right nursing bra and figuring out how it works can be intimidating and confusing when you've never nursed a baby before. We break down how to use a nursing bra in a few simple steps, and we recommend some of our favorite ones.Getting the right fit can be tricky because your size will change. ThirdLove has fit experts that can help solve this problem for you....
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Incredible Health updates its healthcare career platform to help nurse hiring cope with COVID

The healthcare industry, even prior to the current pandemic, has never looked much like other industries when it comes to hiring and career management. That was the impetus behind Incredible Health, a startup founded by medical doctor Iman Abuzeid and Amazon alum Rome Portlock. The platform Incredible Health built is all about connecting nurses with jobs – but it goes above and beyond your typical online job board in order to provide better service both to job seekers and hospitals, and to he...
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Replace legacy healthcare staffing with a vertical marketplace for workers

Jeff Fluhr Contributor Share on Twitter Jeff Fluhr is a general partner at Craft Ventures, the founder and former CEO of StubHub and is an expert on building marketplace companies. Over the last several months, we’ve seen dramatic swings in the demand for healthcare across the country. While hospitals in some cities were overwhelmed by an influx of COVID-19 patients, others sat empty — and in many cases experienced financial d...
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A journey from security guard to nurse, and why nurses don’t get the credit they deserve [PODCAST]

“The pharmacy department plays a vital role in hospitals. They prepare and dispense medications. Sometimes the pharmacist will receive an order from the doctor on a med whose written dosage he is not sure of. In some cases, the pharmacist will call the nurse in order to get clarification on this. The problem here is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nurses are our most valuable resource

I am about to express a wildly under-advertised piece of advice: Our nurses are our most valuable resource. This reality has been true for physicians for many years, but with months of lost time on in-person rotations, it will be true for us more than any other class. My career in medicine started while working […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


How To Stay Calm When You Work and Study Nursing

Caring for your health and wellbeing when you are taking on the difficult task of a degree and a full-time degree should be your number one priority. Unfortunately, it usually finds itself in sixth or seventh place in your list of priorities. Poor sleeping schedules, bad days at work, and long hours staring at one page and not understanding a thing on it are all seen as “common”, especially when you are tackling a complicated career like nursing with an equally challenging nursing degree. ...
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A nurse remembers her true hero

I had to earn my “stripes” in ICU. After I graduated from nursing school, the “big” hospitals wouldn’t take me into the ICU, as I had no experience as an ICU nurse. Back in the early 1980s, there was no such thing as an internship program. I desperately wanted to become an ICU nurse. So […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Protesters march for fair pay for nurses and other NHS staff

More than 30 marches due on Saturday in recognition of work during coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHundreds of people have converged on central London to march for fair pay for NHS staff and recognition of their work during the pandemic.More than 30 marches across the UK are planned on Saturday as anger grows about an absence of action to match gestures such as weekly applause following deaths from coronavirus of healthcare workers. Continue readin...
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Hundreds of types of face masks withdrawn from sale in Australia amid safety fears

Regulator begins mass audit as nurses send photos of equipment supplied to them marked ‘not for medical use’Australia’s face mask advice: are reusable or washable masks best, and what are the rules?Hundreds of different types of face masks have been withdrawn from Australia’s register of therapeutic goods and the regulator has started a mass audit of the equipment amid concerns that some may not adequately prevent infection.Surgical or examination masks intended to reduce or prevent the transmis...
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To all who care for patients: Thank you for the many sacrifices you make every day

I recently saw a powerful video about an amazing nurse who is a foster mother to children dying of cancer. She lovingly cared for them no matter the circumstance, the difficulties, or the heartbreak that came with each and every death of one of these precious children. It broke my heart to see and hear. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Our health system is stealing a free ride on the broken backs of the nurses

Nursing has always been my passion. The idea of spending hours at a patient’s bedside, putting in blood, sweat, and tears to save a life. Now that is living! I was made to be a nurse. I’m not afraid of hard work. I have worked 13 consecutive hours without as much as a bathroom break; […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Infectious Disease, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Starting a Career as a Nurse: The Hierarchy You Should Know

Here is a look at the kinds of qualifications you need to achieve advancement as a nurse, outlining the route from junior to senior roles.
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