Nichole Wilson

Bio

Specialties:

  • nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rapid response plan for children who visit the emergency room with stroke-like symptoms can help doctors make a faster diagnosis, new research suggests.

    "Just as there are rapid response processes for adults with a possible stroke, there should...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A rapid response plan for children who visit the emergency room with stroke-like symptoms can help doctors make a faster diagnosis, new research suggests.

    "Just as there are rapid response processes for adults with a possible stroke, there should...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitalized Americans aren't asked if they take dietary supplements, such as multivitamins, a new study suggests.

    "If clinicians are unaware of possible drug-[dietary supplement] reactions, they may unknowingly pr...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of older Americans with Medicare Advantage plans face large out-of-pocket costs for hospital stays and skilled nursing care, according to new research.

    "Policymakers are very concerned about how much Medicare beneficiaries need to spen...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A fairly simple scoring system appears to accurately estimate patients' risk of dying within a year of hospitalization, a new study finds.

    Researchers said the tool could be useful in comparing hospitals' quality of care in a more accurate way. But...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A routine hospital stay may put older adults at risk for a potentially deadly condition called sepsis, according to a new study.

    Sepsis is a catastrophic, whole-body response to infection, according to the researchers.

    The study looked a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive care unit patients who develop delirium have a higher risk of death, longer hospital stays and are more likely to have mental impairment after leaving the hospital, a large review finds.

    Delirium includes confus...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Frequent visits to emergency departments appear to be a predictor of death from a prescription drug overdose, a new study finds.

    People with four or more ER visits in the past year were 48 times more likely to die of prescription drug overdose co...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a sharp rise in the number of emergency room visits involving the narcotic painkiller tramadol between 2005 and 2011, two new government reports show.

    Tramadol is the active ingredient in brand-name drugs such as Ultram, Ultracet, Conzi...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It might be possible to develop a blood test that would diagnose severe blood infections (sepsis) at an earlier stage than can be done currently, new research suggests.

    Stanford University researchers have identified a pattern of gene activity a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common kidney function tests using blood or urine can help doctors identify hospitalized patients at risk for acute kidney injury, researchers say.

    Acute kidney injury is a sudden loss of kidney function that can develop within a few hours or ov...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pig farm workers are at increased risk for multidrug-resistant staph infections, new research indicates.

    Most infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus are minor, but this strain of the bacteria can sometimes cause serious infections, and ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a pilot program that could have wide-ranging impact, the drug maker Johnson & Johnson will have independent bioethicists determine whether dying patients should be allowed emergency access to experimental medicines.

    The program is a partner...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American seniors who die from fall-related injuries has nearly doubled since 2000, a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals.

    The observation is based on an analysis of death rate information compi...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers may have found a new way to combat a stubborn and potentially deadly gut infection: a friendly version of the culprit bacteria itself.

    The infection, caused by the bug Clostridium difficile, is a common scourge in hospitals. And ...Full Article