Nurses NOW – Weekly Roundup – 7.19.18
Looking to keep your finger on the pulse of the nursing industry? Check out these top nursing news stories from around the globe.
“Nurse Focused, Nurse-Driven, and Nurse Created”
Founded by Licensed Practical Nurse, Elaine Alston, Nurses with Purpose (@nurseswitpurpose) is a medical mission organization that visits South Africa throughout the year to provide care. Click here to read an interview with Alston and find out how to apply for one of their Medical Mission Scholarships.
New Pilot Program Gives Nurses Summers Off
In response to the loss of nurses who were assigned to stay home and lost pay last summer, Mercy Children’s Hospital in St. Louis (@mercysaintlouis) launches a pilot program giving some nurses the option to take the summer off.
Gender and Training When Treating Victims of Sexual Assault
Read this week’s compelling article from Nurse.com about a male ER nurse ordered to do a rape kit or exam on a female patient, even though he had never done one. Gender, training, and rights are all discussed with the bottom line of the victim always comes first.
AAN and ANA Denounce Attempt to Undermine Breastfeeding
Read the American Academy of Nursing (@AAN_Nursing)and the American Nurses Association’s (@ANANursingWorld) statement on the attempt by the United States Delegation to oppose the World Health Assembly’s (@WHO) resolution on breastfeeding.
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Do you want your stethoscope to double as an accessory? Try an ultracope. (@ultracopes) They claim you can “hear split S2s and murmurs through sirens, machines, and crying children” and come in every color imaginable!