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ICU Management

2019 16 Oct

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ICU Management

2021 05 May

NOW A VIRTUAL EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS TO MAY TO MAY 5 -7,  2021 Find EuroELSO on Social Media Read more

Health Management

2019 26 Aug

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Executive Health Management

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Modern nursing is a multi-layered field of work with increasing work density and complexity, which requires a high level of competence, resilience and commitment from the nursing staff.   In numerous professional situations, nursing professionals are required to have a high degree of spontaneous problem solving, abstraction skills...Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 25 Aug

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERNS NEW DATES: AUGUST 25-27, 2020 Find Vitalis on Social Media   Read more

ICU Management

2018 19 Jun

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’...Read more

ICU Management

2018 14 Apr

Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient...Read more

Executive Health Management

2018 12 Apr

A new California law that became effective only recently is welcome news to many healthcare professionals, especially nurses who often become victims of violence in the workplace. The new law requires healthcare employers to have workforce protection plans in place, including violence prevention training for all employees. As soon as the new law took...Read more

Executive Health Management

2017 02 Nov

Hospitals and clinics are expected to provide the best possible care for their patients. And nurses, among the most visible members of hospital staff, are always there to assist both patients and physicians with their needs. Often they also serve as the link between patients and doctors, taking responsibility for much of the routine care before and...Read more

IT Management

2017 25 Sep

A new online toolkit that can help nurses and other health professionals in their effort to integrate genomics into patient care has been launched by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Developed with input from clinical educators and administrators, the toolkit has more than 100 resources catering to the needs of nursing leaders...Read more

ICU Management

2016 06 Sep

Simple measures introduced at ward level reduced deaths from sepsis by nearly half, in a study at Levanger Hospital in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. The research project was carried out by Nord University, Levanger Hospital, the Mid-Norway Centre for Sepsis Research at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway, and is published in Critical Care....Read more

Executive Health Management

2016 05 Sep

Fellow nurses and doctors are the prime culprits in nurse bullying and often may not even be aware that their behaviour is having a discouraging impact on colleagues. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) held a discussion on the issue via Facebook with input from nurses saying that forms of intimidation included everything...Read more

Executive Health Management

2016 31 Aug

According to the results of a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine , protocols that allow nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. Lead study author Matthew Douma,...Read more

IT Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Executive Health Management

2015 29 Nov

According to a recent article published in StatNews , hospital violence is on the rise. The article suggests that there is a need for healthcare leaders to prevent this without compromising the open and healing environment of hospitals and by developing effective strategies that are more than just a reaction to individual incidents. There is no doubt...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 11 Nov

Across the U.S., nurses are on the frontline of efforts to create a Culture of Health in the workplace to foster individual well-being, beneficial lifestyles, and healthier communities. There are a number of nurse-designed worksite-based initiatives that are helping improve the quality of care and reduce costs, according to a policy brief from the...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 18 Oct

A new study conducted by  Dr. Witkoski-Stimpfel at NYUCN and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research and published in Health Services Research shows that Magnet hospitals that are nationally accredited for nursing excellence have higher patient ratings of care than other hospitals.  In order...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 12 Oct

According to a study published by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital, over half of nurses who work with organ transplant patients in the U.S. experience high levels of emotional exhaustion. The findings are published in Progress in Transplantation.  The study was led by senior staff psychologist Michelle Jesse, Ph.D, liver transplant surgeon Marwan...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 27 Sep

As previously predicted, nursing shortage ten years from now may not be as dire as initially forecasted. However research still suggests that there will be approximately a 4 percent shortfall (130,000 nurses) by 2025. The findings are published in the current issue of  Medical Care. Researchers from Montana State University and Darthmouth College...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 22 Sep

A small group of elderly-care nurses in Sweden have made changes to their work schedule in order to improve quality and efficiency. The nurses have switched from an eight hour to six hour working day for the same wage. This is the first controlled trial of shorter hours in Sweden. The nurses who are part of this change feel that they are much more...Read more

Executive Health Management

2015 14 Sep

According to two experts on palliative care, the recent guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on care of the dying provides evidence but not much help at the bedside.  Jonathan Koffman and Katherine Sleeman, from the Cicely Saunders Institute in London said in an interview at the London Science Centre,...Read more