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Nurse Leader Weekly 10/29

In Case You Missed It …

Nurse Given Award for Roadside Rescue

Sunday, October 28
Middletown Press

ICU nurse Vallerie Push received an award “on the strength of a letter from a co-worker” because of what she did outside of work. Mrs. Push and her husband were driving their dog to the local dog park when they encountered a man who had just crashed his motorcycle.


First Approved Flu Treatment in Nearly 20 Years

Wednesday, October 24

The FDA has recently approved Genentech’s Xofluza, which will be the first new antiviral flu treatment in about 20 years. For patients 12 years and older who have had symptoms for no more than 48 hours, Genentech is apart of group that produces Tamiflu. Last year, more than 80,000 people died from the flu.


Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

Monday, October 29
NY Times

Hospitals are integral parts of our community. However, in rural communities, they are being hit hard with an economic toll causing many to close which leaves patients needing immediate care like pregnant mothers at risk.


Zero Tolerance Approach to Address Violence Against Healthcare Workers

Monday, October 29

CDC and other government agencies seeing a rise in the number of workplace injuries and violent episodes. The healthcare industry faces “almost as many violent injuries as all other industries combined.”


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