SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG) -- Imagine being the parent of a young child who is not acting normally and being told by your doctor that your child has autism, that there is no known cause, and there is no known treatment except, perhaps, some behavioral therapy. That is exactly what Steven's parents were told as their 22-month-old son regressed into the non-verbal psychic prison of social withdrawal, disconnection, and repetitive behaviors typical of autism.
SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG) -- For over a decade now, nurses in Massachusetts and other states have been lobbying for legislation that would mandate safe nurse to patient staffing ratios for hospitalized patients. For these nurses the kind of safe staffing ratios enacted in California in 1999 and implemented in 2004 has been the benchmark. Industry groups like the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) have insisted the California law has not helped patients and that the public should not support staffing bills in other states.
SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG) -- A study found that after leaving the hospital, nearly two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute ischemic stroke either died or were re-hospitalized within a year.
SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG) -- Making it one of the country’s fastest-growing career fields, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of nurses to grow by 22% by 2018, creating nearly 600,000 new jobs at hospitals, physician’s offices, and in emerging markets like home health care agencies and community centers1.
SAN FRANCISCO (ASRN.ORG) -- When you’re looking for a new nursing position, the quality of the work environment will play a big role in determining whether you’ll be happy or miserable on the job. Fortunately, you can get an indication of that intangible but important element while you’re interviewing -- if you know what to ask and what to look for.
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Liz Di Bernardo