Nursing Blog

Minnesota debates CRNAs giving spinal pain injections

Minnesota bill allows CRNAs to give spinal pain injections

ST. PAUL, MN – Spinal pain injections are commonly used to treat agonizing pain in the neck and lower back. This treatment requires an injection into the spinal area, which typically includes steroids and a numbing medicine. In most medical facilities these injections are delivered by highly skilled physicians. Local NBC coverage at the Minnesota capitol shows physicians giving a presentation to lawmakers in opposition … (Read More)

Nurses, Caregivers and Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes

Elderly Abuse in Nursing Homes

Almost every day there is an article in the news about a nurse or caregiver accused of abusing or neglecting their patients. The National Center on Elderly Abuse (NCEA), Administration on Aging, is one of the only organizations that produces a national study attempting to define the scope of elderly abuse. According to the study it isn’t nurses who are mostly responsible for elderly abuse. … (Read More)

Tracking Technology Improving Nurse Workflow and Staffing

Heat map visualization of nurse activity.

Celebration Health, a hospital located in Kissimmee, FL is giving light praises to its initial testing of an electronic work flow tracking technology. In 2011 the hospital began piloting a Real Time Locating System (RTLS) developed by Stanley Healthcare in a 32-bed surgical unit. The hospital is using the system to visualize the movement and activity of nurses and other hospital staff. Thus far the … (Read More)

HRSA Nursing Infographic

HRSA Nursing Inforgraphic

Millions of Americans get affordable health care and other help from nurses supported by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants that help defray the costs of caring for under served, uninsured people. More than 16,600 nurses work in HRSA-supported health care centers, which care for nearly 20 million patients each year — more than half of them at or below the poverty level. 11,854 … (Read More)

City Colleges of Chicago Nursing School in the Works

City Colleges of Chicago Nursing Program

The Chicago city college system currently has several schools with nursing courses. They include Daley, Malcolm X, Truman and Wright colleges. Officials plan to consolidate these courses into one centralized Chicago nursing school. The nursing school will become part of the $251 million construction project currently undergoing at Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences. By consolidating city college nursing programs into one location, … (Read More)