Nursing Shortage


  • Today on Fresh Air, we chat with Audrey Ludmer
    It started with a message on my answering machine. "Please call the New York State Nurses Association office as soon as possible." That in itself was not alarming. I am an active member and often get calls. When I called back, I was asked if I would like to be interviewed ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Mahalo Malamas!
    Back row: Pam Chinen, RN, Joanne Mento, RN, Shane Liu, TechCenter row: Gerry Arakaki, RN, Carol Tabata, RN , Margo Buck, RNFront row: Debbie Payao, LPN, Adele Cacho, Tech Congratulations to the Endoscopy Center of Hilo, Hawaii for their outstanding work. The endoscopy team ...More
    October 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • New Nurse Call System Aids Patient Care
    CHICAGO - Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc., has created a new touchscreen computer system to organize hospital floors. Nurses can select the area they are working in to view the patient name and information, the healthcare worker assigned to the area and necessary equipment ...More
    August 14, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Bedside Manners: Curb your Docs
    My senior partner strutted down the hall in our office, "bearing" a close resemblance to Baloo from The Jungle Book. As he drew near, under his breath I could hear the strains of Zip-a-dee-doo-dah Zip-a-dee-ay ... ." Hiding my smile, I stepped back into my office, closed ...More
    August 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • TB Prevention and Control in Special Populations
    From 1953 to 1985, the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases reported annually in the United States dropped 74 percent.1 After medical advances led to a decline of TB in the United States, Congress eliminated all funding dedicated to fighting the disease in 1972.2 Subsequently, ...More
    August 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • HHS Grants $30M to Ease Nursing Shortage
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have granted $30 million to attract more people into the field of nursing. More than $22 million will be distributed to colleges, universities and other organizations, while $8 million will be ...More
    June 11, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • VHA Nurses Poll: `We'll Stay Through Shortage'
    IRVING, Texas - At a recent national healthcare conference, officials from VHA Inc. polled nurses on the work force shortage. Some 54 percent said the shortage has become more severe in the last three months, although 62 percent of nurse executives and managers say they ...More
    May 13, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • GI Nursing: Does it Make Your Ears Wiggle?
    Can you remember why you became a gastrointestinal (GI) nurse? Close your eyes and recall the moment you chose to enter GI nursing. Was it the tales of a respected colleague or friend who was a GI nurse? An opportunity to escape "the floor" or the daily psychic trauma of ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • Bronchoscopy For The New Endoscopy Nurse
    As healthcare continues to evolve, healthcare workers (HCWs) must learn to be multi-skilled and diverse. It is probable that hospitals will combine endoscopy units into one large suite, only adding to the necessity of diversity. What is a Bron-koss'ko-pee? bronchoscopy is ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues
  • What is Professionalism?
    Are you a true professional? I know this sounds like a boring topic but it's not what you think. According to Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 10th edition, professionalism is the conduct, aims or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues