School Nurse Shortage Update
Advance for Nurses
The majority of school districts in the U.S. fail to meet recommended nurse-to-student ratios despite growing number of children needing complex care.
Nurse Practitioners Say How They’re Paid Affects Care They Can Provide
Alvin Tran, Kaiser Health News
Restrictive payment policies impact patient care more than state “scope of practice” laws.
The role of nursing in delivery of primary care
Health Affairs Policy Brief
Nurse practitioners could fill the growing primary care shortage . . .
School nurses' duties wide ranging
Lisa Larson, The Spectrum
Nurses deal with everything from students with diabetes to paralysis…
CMS announced the five hospitals receiving funds under the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration.
This project provides up to $200 million over four years to the five eligible hospitals for the cost of providing clinical training to advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students.
Hospital's heavy lifting lightens load on nurses
Nurses, nursing aides and orderlies have borne the weight of the nation's obesity epidemic and suffered the consequences.
The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) releases Guiding Principles for Patient Engagement
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care
Nine core principles designed to support nurses, health care providers in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care.
CMS Announces Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Press Release
Government partnering with providers, caregivers, patients to ensure appropriate use of antipsychotic medications.
Local Health Department Job Losses and Program Cuts
Research Brief, National Association of County & City Health Officials
Report finds local health departments cut almost 40,000 employees since 2008, hitting clinical health services.
Obama administration presents national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease
Press Release, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Secretary Sebelius outlines research funding, tools for health care providers, awareness campaign and new website
Nurses balance tech advances with old-fashioned patient care
Maria Sonnenberg, USA Today
Yvonne Yacoub has been a nurse for half a century. In 50 years, she has seen her profession redefine itself to meet the challenges of change, yet continue to struggle with shortages of new practitioners.
Report finds physician and nursing communication key to patient safety
2012 Patient Safety & Patient Satisfaction Report, HealthGrades
Study finds 27% more patient safety events in hospitals performing in the bottom 10% for nursing communication.
Obama, Biden stress PTSD to nurses
Stacey Burling, Philadelphia Inquirer
The 1st and 2d ladies thanked Penn for vowing to have nurses improve soldiers' services.
Statement of AFSCME Pres. McEntee on the June Jobs Report
“A Healthy Economy Is the Best Deficit Reduction Strategy”
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on debt ceiling negotiations
Ordinary workers took extraordinary stand, made history
Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis sanitation strike an important turning point in the fight for civil rights, workplace equality
Workers Memorial Day
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on Workers Memorial Day
Countering the Siege
New York Times
AFSCME President McEntee on how attacks on public service workers have energized union members and our allies in a growing battle over workers’ rights.
AFSCME Ramps Up Health Care Campaign with New TV Ad
New Spot Featuring Union Nurses Part of Unprecedented Legislative Push