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Does the Use of Motivational Text Messages and a Smoking Cessation Quitline Influence Smoking Behaviors in Pregnant Women in Tennessee?

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Approximately 15% of women in Tennessee continue to smoke during pregnancy knowing the health risks to themselves and their unborn babies. The use of evidence based interventions is essential to assist pregnant women who smoke in their cessation attempts and in the reduction of adverse effects of smoking during pregnancy.

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A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

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The systematic literature review and meta-analysis, conducted by Sainfer Aliyu, MPhil, MSEd, MHPM, BSN, RN, and others at the Columbia University School of Nursing, found the prevalence of MDR-GNB colonization among sampled nursing home residents ranged from 11.2 percent to 59.1 percent, with a pooled average of 27 percent. The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and control measures in nursing homes, according to a meta-analysis now published.

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High-dose flu vaccine reduces hospital visits for nursing home residents

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To identify which extracellular matrix components modify retinal pigment epithelial cell migration and their interplay with matrix metalloproteinases in directing the behaviour of the cells in agarose droplets, an in-vitro model for cellular migration. Migration of the cells from agarose droplets on coated tissue culture plastic (fibronectin, laminin and collagen types: I and IV) in the presence as well as absence of serum was evaluated by using phase contrast microscopy and computer analysis of captured images. Expression of metalloproteinases -1, 2 and 9 by retinal pigment epithelial cells was determined by immunocytochemistry and was confirmed by western blotting. In addition, the effect of metalloproteinases inhibitor, batimastat (BB-94), on the cell migration and expression of MMPs were studied.

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Examining the nursing faculty shortage

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It found that nurses are not pursuing advanced degrees in sufficient number to meet the demands for nurses in faculty and advanced practice roles. According to the paper schools of nursing cite a lack of qualified nursing faculty as a primary barrier to program expansion.The study followed a total of over 8,000 nurse graduates from North Carolina for 10 or 20 years starting in 1984 or 1994 and examined how they were using available educational pathways to acquire the degrees necessary for teaching.

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Nursing students dressed in white

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Nursing, on the other hand, is traditionally female. Nurses, despite their indispensable role in health care, are traditionally subordinate to doctors, a role made explicit by doctors giving “orders” and nurses following them.Nurses have taken on a much more complex and diverse set of roles over the last several years. Critical care nurses and nurse anesthetists are some of the most highly trained and highly skilled of medical professionals.

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Violence Against Healthcare Workers in Nursing Homes and Psychiatric Hospitals

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Thirty-four percent of nursing assistants surveyed reported experiencing physical injuries from residents’ aggression in the previous year. Mandatory overtime (odds ratio [OR] = 1.65; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.22, 2.24) and not having enough time to assist residents with their activities of daily living (OR = 1.49; 95% CI = 1.25, 1.78) were strongly associated with experiencing injuries from assaults. Nursing assistants employed in nursing homes with Alzheimer care units were more likely to experience such injuries, including being bitten by residents.

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Operating Room Nurse

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Operating room (OR) nursing jobs involve the care for patients before, during and after surgery. Also known as perioperative nursing, OR nurse job duties include patient education, circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse and potentially RN first assistant or operating room director (with additional training). Perioperative nurses work in every type of healthcare facility, making travel nursing job opportunities abundant.

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