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Nursing News Round-up 8/6

In Case You Missed It …


Nurse Turnover In LTC Hits Three-Year Low, New Survey Reveals

Monday, August 6                                                                                                                                                                    McKnight’s Long-Term Care News

For the first time in three years, nursing homes finally made progress in reducing nursing staff turnover, according to the industry’s largest salary survey.


Independence Blue Cross Foundation Awards $1.8 Million to Nursing Schools

Monday, August 6

The Independence Blue Cross (IBC) Foundation has announced that it will be awarding $1.8 million in grants to nursing schools and local organizations to help combat the opioid epidemic, support nurses, and benefit community health and wellness efforts.

Quiet, Please! Nurse-Led Initiative Reduces ICU Noise

Thursday, August 2

Concerned that noise was negatively affecting family satisfaction, patient sleep, staff stress levels and concentration, nursing staff at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, launched an initiative to reduce noise levels in the 16-bed neurosurgical intensive care unit. The unit reduced noise levels and maintained quiet times with reductions in peak noise events six months after education and implementation.


Against Wishes Of Nurse And Hospital Associations, PA Nurses Push For Staff Changes

Wednesday, August 1

More than 100 scrubs-clad nurses filled the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday in an effort to convince lawmakers they’re overworked, and the state needs to do something about it. They brought with them more than 10,000 signatures from around the state supporting legislation that would create minimum nurse-to-patient ratios.


Nurse Compassion May Improve Mesothelioma Outcomes

Tuesday, July 31
Surviving Mesothelioma

Recent research suggests that how people with lung cancers like pleural mesothelioma are treated by their oncology nurses can have a direct bearing on their treatment outcomes. The news is based on a groundbreaking study conducted at two Chinese universities and published in Psychology Research and Behavior Management.