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Nursing News Round-up 7/16

In Case You Missed It …


30,000 nurses strike in New Zealand after rejecting pay offer

Monday, July 16 More than 30,000 nursing staff went on strike in New Zealand last week, in protest about what they called 10 years of government underfunding.


Nursing Professor Recognized For Research Efforts

Tuesday, July 10 The Recorder Rachel Walker, a nurse researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, discusses an invention to filter unclean water into sterile IV bags.


This Deported Nurse Is Now Helping Asylum Seekers at the Border—How Nurses Can Help.

Sunday, July 15 Talk of the US-Mexico border has filled the news over the past weeks with stories of asylum seekers, outrage over the separation of families, and calls to action from many who are hoping to help. One of those who has done more than “hope to help” is Francisco “Panchito” Olachea, a nurse from Nogales, Mexico.


Nursing notes can help predict if ICU patients will survive

Monday, July 16 Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive.


Amazon reportedly working with startup to launch medical product delivery at major health systems

Thursday, July 12 Becker’s Hospital Review Amazon is in talks with Xealth, a startup that offers a digital prescribing and analytics platform, and two health systems about a pilot project that would enable physicians to recommend medical product bundles to their patients at the hospital and have those products delivered to the patients’ homes upon discharge, sources told CNBC.