Bio

Specialties:

  • advanced practice nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Oncology Nursing Society

Activity

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions, officials said Friday.

    In one case, two New Jersey patients (one of them had he...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.

    "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The greater number of Americans with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will lead to only a slight increase in the use of medical services, and the health system can cope with the added demand, a new report states.

    Once the law -- s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- At least 100 patients may have been exposed to medical devices contaminated with a "superbug" at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the devices are already believed to be responsible for seven serious infections, including two

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live in a region of the United States known as the "stroke belt" are not more likely to be hospitalized for stroke than those who don't live there, a new study finds.

    Adults in the stroke belt -- located in the southeastern United S...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life.

    The investigators focused on telltale signs that a patient has, at most, just three days ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Shorter shifts for medical residents don't appear to be making any big improvements in doctors' fatigue levels or in patient care, new research shows.

    The study found that although doctors weren't less tired during their shortest shifts, an adverse...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood transfusion strategy developed on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan looks like the best way to save civilians bleeding out from severe wounds, a new study reports.

    A blood transfusion "recipe" containing equal parts plasma, plat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially harmful intravenous (IV) fluids are being given to too many patients with severe heart failure, a new study suggests.

    As researchers from Yale University explained, heart failure patients in the hospital typically receive drugs called d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Room Nursing:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medication-related problems -- from side effects to improper use -- may be the cause of many kids' trips to the emergency room, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that at one Canadian children's hospital, medication-related problems accounted ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delirium is a common and troubling symptom for critically ill hospital patients, and medications are often used to ease the condition. But a new study suggests that non-drug alternatives are available.

    According to the st...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many parents, a new government analysis shows that teens and young adults are the most likely to show up in a hospital ER with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident.

    Race was another factor that raised the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients seen in emergency rooms solely for chest pain, noninvasive screening tests may not always predict future heart trouble, a new study suggests.

    Such tests include:

    • electrocardiograms, which measure the heart's electrical
    • ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients hospitalized with pneumonia appear to have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death from heart disease for years afterward, a new study finds.

    This elevated risk was highest in the first month after pneumonia -- fourfo...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of many types of hospital-acquired infections are on the decline, but more work is needed to protect patients, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

    "Hospitals have made real progress to reduce some types ...Full Article