Evidence And Clinical Expertise Key To Developing Best Practices In Skin Cancer Screening

As melanoma rates and diagnosis continue to rise, early detection (before the disease spreads to the lymph nodes) is critical for survival. In the January-February 2009 issue of Dermatology Nursing, Arlene Vickers describes how dermatology nurses can use evidence-based practice (EBP) to develop their own skin cancer screening guidelines. Vickers recommends obtaining best practices by […]

AACN Establishes The Commission On Nurse Certification To Oversee The Credentialing Of Clinical Nurse Leaderssm

The Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has moved to establish the Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC), a new credentialing body to oversee the certification of Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs). Composed of representatives from practice and academia, this new authority will lead the effort to certify graduates of master’s […]

New York State Nurses Association Disaffiliates From The United American Nurses

The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) has announced that it is disaffiliating from the United American Nurses (UAN), the national union formed by state nurses’ associations in 1999. “We made our concerns known to the UAN, identifying what we viewed as problems with its structure and how it functions,” said Barbara Crane, RN, president […]

Baby Nurse Cautioned For Dishonesty, UK

A 54 year-old nurse from Liverpool received a five-year caution after lying about being at work and claiming payment for days she did not work. An independent panel of the Nursing & Midwifery Council heard last week that while working at Zoe’s Place in West Derby – a hospice for terminally ill babies – Helen […]

55,000 UC Staff Opt Out Of Punitive “Wellness Program” – Sutter Alta Bates, Summit RNs Reject Same Proposal-Two-Day Strike Begins Thursday, California

Registered nurses at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center facilities in Berkeley and Oakland are following in their University of California medical centers’ colleagues’ footsteps by emphatically rejecting a Sutter Health proposal for an invasive wellness program. The program is fraught with problems of confidentiality and carries financial penalties for non-participations. This is one of the […]

Announcement Of The Public Consultation Regarding Proposed New Nurses And Midwives Legislation, Ireland

The Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney, T.D. today, Friday 30 November 2007, announce a public consultation on proposed new legislation for the regulation of nurses and midwives. The Minister wishes to obtain the views of the public and key stakeholders on the draft new legislation. The views expressed in this consultation process will […]

Minister Harney Welcomes Nurse And Midwife Prescribers, Ireland

The Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney TD, today, 30th November, 2007 congratulated the first group of nurses and midwives to successfully complete the Certificate in Nursing (Nurse/Midwife Prescribing) Programme at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. “Improving patient care is at the heart of the nurse and midwife prescribing initiative and I […]

Community Health Centers Show Improved Diabetes Care

Over the four-year span between 1998 and 2002, community health centers not only improved their processes for managing diabetes, such as testing for blood glucose and cholesterol, but also saw gains in their patients’ health, a new study finds. Researchers found “a statistically and clinically significant” reduction in hemoglobin A1c (a measure of long-term “blood […]

Advice For Nurses And Midwives For The Administration Of Botulinum Toxin, UK

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has issued an advice sheet for nurses and midwives who administer Botulinum toxin. The advice, available on the NMC website is to be read in conjunction with the Standards for Medicine Management (2007) and clarifies the NMC’s position regarding the administration of Botulinum toxin from a remote prescription. The […]

Nurses Welcome A Rudd Labor Government, Australia

The 150,000 strong Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) welcomed the election of the Rudd Labor Government with optimism for the future for health care, nurses and nursing. We congratulate Kevin Rudd on becoming Prime Minister. Ged Kearney, ANF Acting Federal Secretary said; “The Labor victory is a defining moment for Australia, a moment when voters decided […]