• Nurses Needed: The Nursing Shortage is NO Myth

    Recently, the PBS program NOW re-ran it’s program on the nursing shortage. You might want to take a look. The recession may have slowed down the shortage temporarily, but the shortage is NO myth! For more information see the PBS site.

  • From Uniforms to Unions and the H1N1 Vaccine Debate

    A few tidbits of info… It seems New York State has rescinded its mandatory H1N1 flu shots for health care workers policy. With a shortage of flu vaccine, they have decided to prioritize who gets the vaccine and they don’t have enough to go around if they vaccinate all the nurses and other health care workers too. And from the Washington Post (free registration may be required) comes more food for thought about the H1N1 vaccine. Unionization of nurses always gets some blood flowing. Here’s something to think about before you make a choice. On a lighter note….Here’s an an interesting story about the history of nursing uniforms. I get…

  • YAZ/Yasmin Under Investigation from FDA

    One of the points about health care reform is that the high cost of health care has to be contained. When companies and drug manufacturers mislead the lay public and health care professionals about their products, this doesn’t help. When side effects are minimized and people are injured, this adds to the problem. YAZ and Yasmin are manufactured by Bayer HealthCare. The FDA has issued multiple warnings to Bayer this year alone because of misleading advertising and poor quality control in the manufacturing process. Bayer has sponsored its own studies to show that their product is safe, but they have been slow to rectify other issues. Yes now there’s a…

  • Institute for Health Care Presents the Future of Nursing

    The next WIHI will feature a discussion about the Future of Nursing : “There may be a shortage of nurses in many parts of the US, but there‚Äôs no shortage of rethinking and redesign underway to strengthen the profession and to help nurses be more effective providers of quality patient care. Health care reform, along with a greater emphasis on primary care and prevention, are just some of the forces that point to a more prominent, satisfying, and critical role for nurses in the near future….” Host Madge Kaplan, a long term health reporter, welcomes former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala; Susan Hassmiller PhD, RN FAAN,…

  • For Home Health Nurses

    If you have an interest in home health nursing, make note that I have recently revamped my website, Housecalls-Online.com which has been around for almost a decade now. You will also find some helpful information on my other home health site: HomeHealth101.com I have also started a Forum for home health professionals on Google Groups. It’s just getting started, but there’s always a lot going on in home health care. So step in and start a thread….I’m sure you have something to say about OASIS C….. (UPDATE sorry this never really took off and these groups are gone) UPDATE: Join us on FACEBOOK. Feel free to start a related discussion.…