On September 12th at 10:03 pm Andrea Jaime tweeted, “105 fever I think I'm dying." The Georgetown nursing student died three days later.
Early in the 21st century, one of the hottest topics in nursing was the upcoming nursing shortage. It was predicted that by the year 2020, the number of registered nurses (RNs) would fall short of need by 20%, exacerbated by the retirement of an aging nurse workforce. When the economic recession of 2007-2009 began, people speculated about what would happen to the nursing workforce, and some of these predictions came true.
Results of a survey of more than 30,000 nurses across Europe show that nurses who work longer shifts and more overtime are more likely to rate the standard of care delivered on their ward as poor, give a negative rating of their hospitals safety and omit necessary patient care.
AT&T's Digital Life wasn't just a home-security one-hit wonder. At the CTIA Super Mobility Week trade show, AT&T announced the next stage in its attempt to take over the smart home market: Digital Life Care, a bunch of services and sensors designed to keep caregivers in touch with their elderly relatives' needs. "We're giving the option to the aging population to remain independent and stay at home longer versus having to go to some sort of assisted living," Kevin Petersen, president of AT&T's Digital Life unit, said.
A proposal from the Illinois attorney general's office to allow camera monitoring in nursing homes is drawing cautious support from elder care advocates, who have raised concerns about the privacy of seniors. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's proposal, announced Monday, would allow video cameras and audio recording devices in nursing homes if residents consent and if they or their family members cover the costs.
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Liz Di Bernardo