Bio

Specialties:

  • advanced practice nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from about 130 million in 2010 to a record 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The findings also showed that fewer people were ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to give health care a boost? Try a little kindness, experts say.

    Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More babies are being born at full term, resulting in fewer infant deaths, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    The death rate among infants dropped 4 percent between 2006 and 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) can cut the time it takes for heart attack patients to receive treatment, new research suggests.

    A study from Doha, Qatar, examined outcomes among 510 heart attack patients, and found a trans-satellite wirel...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health workers in hospitals wash their hands less often as they near the end of their shift, a new study has found.

    And this lapse -- likely due to mental fatigue -- could contribute to hundreds of thousands of patient infections a year in the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how doctors communicate during shift changes in hospitals reduced the risk of adverse events in patients by 30 percent, a new study found.

    In the study of nearly 11,000 patients, researchers also found that a better method of communicat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Unused medical supplies from American hospitals could improve the safety of surgeries around the world, a new report says.

    Certain large academic U.S. medical centers alone produce about 2 million pounds of surplus medical supplies each year, th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monitoring devices among intensive care patients set off 2.5 million alarms in one month at a U.S. hospital, a new study of "alarm fatigue" shows.

    Alarm fatigue occurs when hospital staff become desensitized to the constant beeps and bleeps of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital patients don't wash their hands often, even when they use the restroom or eat meals, potentially increasing their risk of getting an infection, a new study shows.

    "This is important because getting patients to ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About half of all U.S. hospital patients receive antibiotics, and these drugs are commonly the ones more likely to promote the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study found.

    "This is where the bad bugs spread, in the hospitals, becaus...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

    Researchers at one children's hospital found that preemies gained weight faster, were mor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room visits for high blood pressure jumped 25 percent in the United States in recent years, according to a new study.

    The finding -- based on nearly 4 million U.S. emergency room visits from 2006 to 2011 -- points to a need for people ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with sepsis are more likely to survive this life-threatening bloodstream infection if they're treated in a hospital that handles a large number of sepsis cases, a new study shows.

    Researchers analyzed data from ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in five patients with gallbladder pain don't have emergency surgery when they first need it, a new study finds.

    Most patients who require emergency gallbladder surgery are easily identified, but some present more of a challenge, the re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The high-dose flu shot protects seniors better than the standard dose does, a new study finds.

    About one in four cases of flu in older patients vaccinated with the standard dose could be prevented if the high-dose vaccine were used instead, the...Full Article