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Study: Medication assistants can help nursing homes during a nurse staffing crunch

When facing a shortage of licensed nurses, certified nurse aides trained as medication assistants can be a viable alternative, according to a pilot study detailed in the Annals of Long Term Care. Washington state has 5-year-old law allowing certified ... read more

Nebraska and Iowa again face nursing shortage after brief reprieve during recession

“I can go anywhere in the world to work as a nurse,” he said. “It’s just such a broad field.” That’s one lure nursing school administrators hope will continue to draw new nurses into the field. After a slight reprieve during the Great ... read more

Where do patients go when a troubled nursing home closes? Often, nowhere better

One male resident claimed the nursing assistant put a blanket over his face and held it there “so I can’t breathe,” according ... The Bee found that nurse staffing levels at Genesis’ traditional nursing homes in California were below the statewide ... read more

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Hip fracture patients fare best during recovery in high-occupancy nursing homes with higher level physician staffing

More, facilities that used more full-time physician extenders - physician assistants and nurse practitioners - and those with a full-time Director of Nursing were modestly associated with 180-day mortality. Nursing homes ... as this can help guide ... read more


When Disaster Strikes the Nursing Home

As hailstones the size of golf balls beat thunderously on the roof of the nursing home, an urgent announcement rang out from the loudspeakers. “Everyone needs to go out into the halls now,” Kaye Russell, 70, remembers a nurse’s assistant saying. read more

Maltreatment complaints surge for Minnesota nursing facilities

Although those two facilities may stand out, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities statewide have experienced a dramatic increase during this decade ... place for “floor staff” such as nurses and nursing assistants, and of 23 new hires in ... read more

Nursing Student with Crippling Anxiety Sues University for Failing Her Twice

Burbella’s suit claims that the professor, Tomkins, offered to answer questions during the exam ... I hope she gets the help she needs to address it—but it seems like maybe (just maybe) she isn’t cut out to be a nurse, if she can’t pass the ... read more

Wasting Away

And about half of them have dementia, which requires extra care during mealtime. A recent UC San Francisco study of nursing home residents with eating problems found that inadequate staffing ... weren't consumed. * Nurse assistants placed water pitchers ... read more

Employment of more nurse assistants is associated with more deaths and lower quality care

Linda Aiken, Ph.D., R.N., Director of Penn Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. Credit: Penn Nursing Hospitals that employ more nurse assistants relative ... practicing in the study hospitals reported on staffing levels and quality ... read more

The Nursing Home as Battle Zone

In a nursing home near Denver, Sharon Kenney’s mother was waiting, and waiting, for an aide to answer her call bell and help ... study conducted in 20 upstate New York nursing homes. And interviews with nearly 700 nursing home nurses and nursing ... read more



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