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Woman Dies After Nurse Refuses to Do CPR

Posted on 03/4/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today“Is there anybody willing to help this lady and not let her die?” That was the plea of a fire department dispatcher in Bakersfield, Calif., on Feb. 26 when she learned that the nurse on the other end of the line would not perform CPR on Lorraine Bayless, an 87-year-old resident of the Glenwood Gardens independent living facility. The nurse said that no one at the facility was authorized to help Bayless, who had crumpled to the floor in a …

Vernice Ferguson: She Elevated the Nursing Profession

Posted on 12/25/2012 by | Who's News | Comments

LegacyBack in 1980, an op-ed article in the New York Times laid out what the author saw as an escalating crisis that threatened the nation’s health care system: a nursing shortage. “Hospital beds are being cut back, operating rooms are being closed, and critical-care services reduced because there are not enough nurses,”  William A. Knaus,  co-director of the intensive care unit at George Washington University medical center, wrote. The problem, he explained, was that higher-paying, more-prestigious professions had opened to …

That Nursing Shortage? It’s On The Mend, Thanks Very Much

Posted on 12/6/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAging boomers, worried that hospitals and care centers might be short-staffed due to the recent nursing shortage, got some good news this week: There’s been a surge in the number of young people choosing to become nurses. Up to now, the news for the nursing profession has been grim. The number of 23- to 26-year-old nurses dropped by nearly half in the 80s and 90s, causing analysts to worry that as older nurses retired, there wouldn’t be anyone to take …

The Power of Nurses

Posted on 10/6/2010 by | Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthAARP has a great piece from yesterday about just how helpful nurse practitioners are in keeping patients healthy across the country. There are even hundreds of clinics nationwide that are fully staffed with nurses. Doctors are always preferred, but nurses can often be just as effective as treating a person when the doc’s away, Here’s a snippet: “Nurse practitioners can deal with about 80 percent of the problems that show up in primary care settings,” says Marla Salmon, ScD, RN, …