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Nursing News Round-up 7/9

In Case You Missed It …

‘It’s Almost Like a Ghost Town.’ Most Nursing Homes Overstated Staffing for Years

Saturday, July 7 The New York Times New federal records have revealed that many US nursing homes have fewer nurses and caretaking staff than reported to the government for years. This highlights the serious situation for residents whose needs remain the same day-to-day.

With Strike Date Looming, Nurses Union and UVM to Continue Talks

Monday, July 9 Negotiations between a nursing union and Vermont hospital are ongoing over demands for better wages. If they don’t go well, a two-day strike will go on as planned later this week. Senator Bernie Sanders urged the hospital to meet demands.

Nurses on the Frontline of the AMR Crisis

Monday, July 9 The Parliament Magazine The pressure is on for nurses who are in center focus with the rise of antimicrobial resistant infections. Although they play an important role in treating affected patients, they have been generally overlooked. Now, it is believed that educating nurses on treating AMR can improve patient outcomes greatly.

NHS at 70: Nurses Pose in Uniforms From Seven Decades to Pay Tribute

Friday, July 6 The Independent To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS, nurses from Greater Manchester wore vintage uniforms spanning several decades showing just how much the healthcare industry has changed.

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke praises nurses who cared for her dying father

Wednesday, July 4 Irish Examiner TV actress Emilia Clarke spoke in front of an audience at a London awards ceremony advocating against wage cuts for nurses. She praised the staff who cared for her father who passed away from cancer earlier this month.