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Helping our patients to sleep will reduce their pain

A recent study with significant implications for nursing care found that even minor sleep deprivation can increase pain sensitivity and cause a drop in the neurotransmitters that relieve pain. 
Mary Mahoney – the first African-American qualified nurse

Mary Eliza Mahoney: The First African American Qualified Nurse

For Black History Month, get to know Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first professionally qualified black nurse in 1879.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Vanderbilt nurse arrested and criminally charged after fatal medication error

Nurse Radonda Vaught was arrested on February 4 and charged with reckless homicide and patient abuse following a medication error which led to the death of an elderly patient.
Best Jobs in Nursing Ranking

Nursing careers stay firmly in ‘100 Best Jobs in America’ rankings

Nursing remains to be an excellent career choice according to the US News’s annual career rankings for 2019—with registered nurses coming in at #19 and some nursing specialties much higher.
2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

2020 as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” endorsed by WHO executive

The World Health Organization (WHO) executive board announced on January 30 that it had accepted the proposal that 2020 be officially declared “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.”
Stand with Midwives and Nurses (INMO)

Over 30,000 Irish nurses and midwives join 24-hour strike

Thousands of members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) took part in a 24-hour strike on January 30 with more strikes likely to follow.
Did a doctor really quit over the appointment of a female nurse practitioner?

Did a doctor really quit because a female nurse practitioner was hired?

The unprofessional nature of a notice about a physician’s resignation, which was posted on the door of a clinic on January 23, was brought to the attention of the media by one of his patients
Nurses on Strike

40,000 Irish Nurses Due to Strike on January 30th Over Shortages and Pay

More than 40,000 Irish nurses will go on a 24-hour strike on January 30 unless the dispute can be resolved and with a week to go, this appears unlikely.
Suspect Nathan Sutherland

Arizona Nurse Arrested After Accused of Impregnating a Woman in Vegetative State

Woman in vegetative state in a LTC facility gave birth to a baby boy. The arrest was made after a positive DNA result of an LPN working in the facility.

Midwives Deliver Nine Healthy Babies in Flooded Hospital

Dedicated midwives in rural South Africa improvised to deliver nine healthy babies while the hospital was completely flooded and with no electricity.

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