RNews Digest: 18 August 2017

By STTI Editors | 08/18/2017

News and perspectives important to RNs and the profession of nursing, gathered from sources around the world. 

Nurse wins prize for research on benefits of faster tuberculosis testing
NPR, Sasha Ingber, 14 August 2017
There was a time when Chenai Mathabire read Vogue, watched beauty pageants on TV and fantasized about being a supermodel. Today she helps the sick and injured as a nurse and epidemiologist.

Nursing teacher leaves legacy of passion after 45 years
Herald-Whig, Matt Dutton, 14 August 2017
Ann O'Sullivan traces her almost half-century career that has combined a passion for nursing and a love of teaching to a summer job she got by chance.

The nurse, the martyr and the oxygen mask
Nurse Keith’s Digital Doorway (Blog), Keith Carlson, 15 August 2017
It’s nice to be needed, and it’s nice to be loved and appreciated. But if we’re getting so-called “secondary gain” out of being a nurse martyr, then at some point we need to wake up, smell the coffee, and put our own well-being back on the front burner.

It’s alarming
American Nurse Today (Editorial), Lillee Gelinas, August 2017
How did attention to phone notifications override a response to something as important as an elevator warning signal? Was concern for personal life events greater than the life of the person entering the elevator?

Care navigation meets tech with this tool
HealthLeadersMedia, Alexandra Wilson Pecci, 15 August 2017
A tool developed by Northwell Health helps to identify patients who might benefit from being enrolled in a transitional care program upon discharge. 

Many nurses lack knowledge of health risks to mothers after childbirth
NPR, Renee Montagne, 17 August 2017
In recent months, mothers who nearly died in the hours and days after giving birth have repeatedly told ProPublica and NPR that their doctors and nurses were often slow to recognize the warning signs that their bodies weren't healing properly.

Dealing with stress at school in an age of anxiety
Psychology Today, Daniel P. Keating, 15 August 2017
In our modern age of anxiety, many of us are so stressed out that it’s hard to maintain focus on important goals. Even more worrisome is that this stress epidemic appears to be increasing with each new generation.

Local museum honors the ‘lost art’ of nursing
Coast Weekend, Nancy McCarthy, 17 August 2017
The Lost Art of Nursing Museum is entirely contained in Melodie and Gary Chenevert’s Tolovana Park home. Every corner and surface in the home’s first floor contains a nursing memento.

How can we ensure medical leadership includes more women?
KevinMD.com, Sasha K. Shillcutt, 16 August 2017
I read something recently that shocked me. Despite working in health care for 15 years, I had no idea that nearly 80 percent of the U.S. health care workforce is comprised of women (according to the Bureau of Statistics.)

Should doctors and nurses risk their lives during a hospital shooting?HealthLeadersMedia, Debra Beaulieu, 17 August 2017
While most members of the public regard hospitals as a safe haven, healthcare workers perceive higher levels of risk of vulnerability to an “active shooter” event or other forms of violence, according to a national survey conducted in March 2017 by the Hartford Consensus. RNL

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