Monday, November 30, 2015

More Hard Hitting Words From The Dalai Lama About The Mass Brainwashing Of Society

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is always garnering a lot of attention, and for good reasons. Most recently, he told the world that simply praying is not the answer for the incident that occurred in Paris, as well as other similiar atrocities that seem to happen all over the globe. He stated that humans have created this problem, and now we are asking God to solve it, which makes no sense. If we created this mess, we should be the ones to solve it, not God.  His comments went viral as they resonated with so many people around the world who realize that action on a mass scale is required at this time to change the direction our planet seems to be going in.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tell Me About It: My life is slipping away from me due to my porn habit

I am 27 and am struggling with my porn use. I have stayed off using it for nearly a month now and thought I was doing well, but then my resolve weakened and now I am back using it compulsively.
I had decided to stop using it so that I might have a better chance of actually dating someone, but in the month I was off it nothing happened. I find that it is really difficult to think about an actual sexual situation with someone and the panic is almost too much.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ordinary kitchen spice that indicated a surprising reduction in the levels of Alzheimer's-like plaque

Discovered: Indian spice reduces Alzheimer's symptoms by 30%


Despite millions spent on drug research and development, one of the more promising treatments for Alzheimer's disease (a progressive brain disorder thataffects more than 5 million Americans) is found in a substance widely known for its ability to spice (and color) food. 
 
The compound curcumin, only found in turmeric, is a widely used spice found in Indian food, and is also popular in the cuisines of other South Asian countries like Nepal, Iran and Thailand. The bright yellow spice is familiar to fans of curry dishes, but it has been used in other preparations as well. For centuries, it has been used in Asian medicine.
 
Like other brightly colored foods (think blueberries, pomegranates and tomatoes), it is the compound that gives turmeric its color that makes it a powerful antioxidant — in this case, curcumin. And like the lycopene in tomatoes and the beta-carotene in carrots, bright orange-yellow curcumin has some seriously amazing health benefits. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

[ Alternative Health Corner ] Electromagnetic wave therapy:

Disclaimer: Alternative Corner is posted for interest only; this blog does not advocate any particular treatment.

You lie on a mat attached to a high-powered Android tablet day and night and after six weeks can hope for reduced pain, better skin and improved sleep thanks to the electromagnetic wave therapy it emits. Is this new gadget a techie pipe-dream or proven therapy? Anna Magee found out

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[Alternative health Spot] Dr. Simoncini Baking Soda Treatment For Cancer (NaHCO3)

Disclaimer: Alternative Corner is posted for interest only; this blog does not advocate any particular treatment.



This treatment was developed in Italy by an oncologist and uses baking soda or sodium bicarbonate.

This treatment is primarily used for cancer of the digestive tract, including cancers of the throat, colon, intestines, rectal area, and other cancers in between.

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Nurse recruitment problems at 'crisis point

Difficulties in recruiting and retaining nurses are at crisis levels with over 1,500 vacancies, a conference has heard.
The problem is most acute in the specialised elderly care sector and experts said retaining staff in areas where there are high stress levels, due to shortages, is a major issue.
Managing Director of PCQ Nurse Recruitment Paul Chandler said that the situation around the country was bleak and in the elderly sector alone, there were around 1,000 nursing vacancies.

Why has Ireland lost so many doctors and nurses?

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were absolutely no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 doctors graduating each year.
This coincided with aggressive overseas recruitment campaigns by health services inAustralia and the UK, which were experiencing acute shortages of healthcare staff

Health at a Glance 2015 OECD Indicators

This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of health systems in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). Compared with the previous edition, this new edition includes a new set of dashboards of health indicators to summarise in a clear and user-friendly way the relative strengths and weaknesses of OECD countries on different key indicators of health and health system performance, and also a special focus on the pharmaceutical sector. This edition also contains new indicators on health workforce migration and on the quality of health care.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Quickest way to LOWER your blood pressure REVEALED....and it can be done in just 10 DAYS

CUTTING sugar in diets – even without reducing calories – can improve your health in 10 days.

If the children lost weight, they were given more low sugar foods to keep weight stable. Total dietary sugar was reduced from 28 per cent to 10per cent. It led to swift improvements in health. Jean-Marc Schwarz, senior author of the paper, said: “I have never seen results as striking or significant.
“They were consuming the same number of calories as before, just with significantly less sugar. “After only nine days, the results are dramatic and consistent from subject to subject. These findings support the idea that it is essential for parents to evaluate sugar intake.”
Researchers believe it is the kind of calorie we take in that affects health. Dr Lustig explained: “Where those calories come from determines where in the body they go. Sugar calories are worst – they turn to fat in the liver.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Journal of Compassionate Health Care

New open access Journal also on Bio Med Central: Journal of Compassionate Health Care


The inspiration for this new open access journal, Journal of Compassionate Health Care emerged from the apparent need to restore humanity to healthcare, particularly within a period of austerity that has been affecting many countries. In 2011, we organized a successful Symposium on the topic of compassion in health care [1] at the University of Greenwich, UK, bringing together key people from various backgrounds with an interest in moving forward with the science and art of compassion. From this Symposium, we realized that people are united in the importance of developing compassionate health care settings, through a multidisciplinary approach.
This editorial seeks to enhance the broad concept of compassionate health care, in theory and in practice by inviting practitioners and researchers in health care to consider compassionate care as a core subject in their interest and research priorities. The journal aims to provide a vehicle for bringing together multidisciplinary perspectives, research and initiatives concerning the concept of compassionate health care, which has recently received much attention and interest. Here we explain the motivation behind the new open access journal, and we invite health care practitioners and researchers to join us in promoting the Journal’s aims and scope.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thru A Nurse's Eyes: The Other Side Of The Rails

I have been a nurse for 25 years at a large, inner city, level 1 trauma center in Pittsburgh.  My entire career has been dedicated to taking care of patients like this.  Never in my worst nightmare did I ever think I would become one of them.  Being a patient is indescribable, especially when your medical resume reads like an epitaph.  It was humbling, humiliating, embarrassing, painful, incredibly frightening at times, and an overwhelmingly eye opening experience that has forced me to look at the nurse that I was.


Once I was conscious, and able to absorb the chronicles of my autobiography for the previous 2 1/2 months, I needed time to feel, to really comprehend what happened to me.  The anxiety arising from the inability to breathe was unspeakable and exhausting.  It is forever embedded in my memories.  Before I knew it I was intubated, sedated, and placed on ECMO.  The nightmare had begun.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Those Thank Yous Go a Small Way (& 9 more inspiring nursing stories from All Health Care)

So there I was, having a tough night in the ER. Five PTs, couple of belly pains, acute pancreatitis, intractable pain (not drug seeker but the real thing d/t spinal stenosis) and yes, one actual drug seeker (great actor though). Orders coming in simultaneously, docs calling to give more orders, call bells going off, charting being done on scrap paper for later input into the computer, you know, the usual new grad time management spin and futz. 
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Nursing News from Nursing Times.net: Wide variation in hospital scores for 'dementia friendliness

Healthcare professionals’ own assessments of how dementia-friendly their settings are reveal “alarming” variations across England, experts say.
The PLACE (Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment) scores focus on the environment in care homes and hospitals, including how well they protect patients’ dignity, the food and catering, and general maintenance.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES, POEMS AND STORIES FOR NURSES

Welcome to our inspirational quotes, poems and stories for nurses.  Nursing can be difficult and very stressful at times, so we have dedicated this area of our website to inspirational quotes, poems and stories.  If you would like to send us something to post in the inspirational section, you can email the Onlyanurse.com editor at Keith@onlyanurse.com
We hope you enjoy these inspirations and hope that whatever you may be going through, you find something here that brings you comfort and happiness, if only just for a moment!

Nursing poems

    Nurse
    Submitted by Paul Nickerson - Paul is not a Nurse, but his Mother , now retired, was for many years. Paul found this poem tucked away
    in a small photo album belonging to his mother.

    It was a game we all played as a child
    Then some of us made it a dream worthwhile
    More to learn, not as much time to share
    Because in our hearts we really cared
    We have worked the late night hours
    While others slept away
    Handles a doctor's many moods
    Then found time to pray
    Critical moments that remain as memories
    Some sad - then some are good
    Then there are the tragedies
    That will never be understood
    We see a newborn baby smile
    As we watch another slip away
    And that completes the circle
    The price for life's that paid
    Sometimes not appreciated
    When just a hug will do
    We are proud of our profession
    A gift from me to you

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The 10 ups and downs of being a Nurse: Taken from the blog Mighty nurse

Nursing kind of reminds me of a roller coaster… You start off just trying to find one to get on. Which line is the shortest (how many people are applying)? Are you tall enough (do you have experience)? And when you finally find one that you’re able to ride, you buckle up and hold on for dear life
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Nurse's Small Act Of Kindness Was The Best Medicine For Her Elderly Patient

The smallest acts of kindness can be the best medicine.
That's what Lori Mesko, a registered nurse at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., recently learned.
She told The Huffington Post in an email that she's wanted to take care of others since she was a young girl. "Growing up with a older mother who was sick quite often made me realize I wanted to be a nurse," she said.
Last month, Mesko was treating an elderly patient named Marjorie Fisher. Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak, Fisher's daughter, wrote that her mother had been having a tough time lately in a post on the hospital's website

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So I have this patient

So I have this patient.

She's young. Way younger than me, like thirty.

And she's got two kids. One about to start preschool, one just born.

And the other day, her arm quit working. And it hurt a lot. Enough that she thought it would be a good idea to go to the ED.

Where they found a tumor.   On her spine. Actually, three......
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Nursing time management :

It never fails. You start your day with the best intentions.  You started your assessments and meds on time (woo hoo!), and then all of a sudden three doctors round at once and expect you to implement their orders immediately. One patient needs to pee, one needs pain meds, lab is on the phone with an alert lab value, a family member is on the phone waiting for an update, and the STAT med you called for an hour ago hasn’t shown up yet.
Good. Lord. What do you do now?
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Student Nurse Story of Compassion: One elderly man at a time.

A student nurse shared a story with me that brought tears to my eyes. She reminded me that it doesn’t matter how clinically excellent you are or how many “A” grades you get. Equally as important is how you treat people.

Dear Mrs. Thompson
I want to share an experience I had in the beginning of this semester during clinical. There was an old man the nurses had put in the hallway (I'm assuming to watch him, because he kept trying to get out of his chair).  He was confused, and didn't look very well.  He had bruising, dry skin, dry lips, and he appeared very pale; his hair was thin and very disheveled. The only attention he got was when he tried to put his legs down from the chair, a CNA, or a nurse would tell him "No" and put his legs back up.   I would walk past him, and want to stop, but I was so busy with my own 2 patients, that it prevented me (at least I felt; admittedly because I wanted to "make the grade in clinical").  
At one point, I couldn't take it anymore, and I stopped. I decided to sit next to that little old man, even though he wasn't my assigned patient, and I looked at his armband for his name, and I said "Mr. so and so, my name is Nan, and I'm a nursing student. I would like to sit next to you for a few minutes, if that’s ok?”  He nodded just a little, so I sat down.  I rubbed his forehead gently.  And, you know what Mrs. Thompsonhe calmed. 

Compassionate care

Over the past year the way people are cared for has been put under the spotlight. A series of reports have highlighted concerns about poor care, a lack of privacy, dignity and respect for people and failure to treat people with compassion.
When reporting on the Dignity and Nutrition themed inspections in the State of Care report, CQC identified one of the factors that underpin poor care: an attitude to care that is task based rather than person centred.  It describes task based care as being impersonal and not what people want. Instead they want to be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Kindness and compassion cost nothing.

4 of the best health and fitness apps

Getting and staying fit has is important to live an healthy and full life. Some of the best health and fitness apps for Android can help you on that path by giving you to the tools you need to be accountable for yourexercisefood choices, and lifestyle.
Many people desire to get fit purely for vanity. There are are also those who do so because they wish to be healthier overall, and looking better is just a bonus. Then there are those who seek the mind-body approachand consider meditation and yoga as must-do’s, no matter what other exercises they might do.  Wherever you are on that spectrum, there are probably some ways that your smartphone can help to keep you on track. Here are some truly top-notch apps for building a better lifestyle, thus building a better body.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

A Paramedic Gets it Right

I have great respect for paramedics.  Having to be on the frontline and running into situations without knowing what to expect in order to help others is among the highest levels of bravery.  I really love, though, when I hear stories like this one, taken without permission from a blog of one of our family friends:

Let me paraphrase the backstory: This man (one of the greatest men I've ever known, incidentally) fell off of his roof last month and broke several ribs along with a collarbone and some other injuries, leaving him in the hospital for three days and off work for a month.  Fortunately, he is doing better now, but here is the story he tells of a great blessing he got (with names removed):
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The Best Nurse I've Ever Had

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By no means am I the most experienced nurse around.  I graduated in 2007 and I've only been an ER nurse for a year.

I'm certainly not the most knowledgable nurse I know.  In fact, I've tagged a few nurses in my ER that I can go to when I have a "what on earth was that" moment.  They usually know the answers and keep me in line...

I really can't say that I never make mistakes.  Sometimes I look at a chart after a patient has left and think, "I hope the lawyer doesn't see that."  I forget to go and get the cup of ice and the extra blanket that I promised.  I treat a patient for three hours before realizing that they don't have a name band and I've given several medications.  I miss more than my share of IV sticks.  I almost always show up 1 minute late no matter what I do.  To save my life I can't remember the name of the patient in room 23.  I had a nurse ask me if I had charted the black eye on that patient who just got shipped to the level 1 hospital... I hadn't even noticed it.

So why is it, then, that I have had many patients say to me: "you are the best nurse I've ever had"?

I don't say this to brag - if I wanted to brag I wouldn't admit to all that stuff up above - but because I think that maybe I've found my nursing superpower: empathy

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NICE (uk) to publish guidance on safe staffing levels for A&E departments

Following intense pressure from the RCN, including a near unanimous vote at Congress to oppose the halt to NICE's work on safe staffing, NICE have confirmed it will still publish its work on recommended nurse staffing levels for accident and emergency departments, despite NHS England asking NICE to stop their work. NICE recommendations are due to be published at the end of July.
RCN commissioned research identified staff shortages in A&E departments – in some cases between 10 and 20 per cent. Given the pressures on staff in A&E departments, these recommendations will be timely and a welcome step by NICE.

HIQA publishes guide to linking learning to National Standards

This is new guidance to help hospitals and healthcare providers improve quality and safety by linking recommendations — from previous HIQA investigations and reviews into healthcare services — with National Standards that they are expected to meet.

Findings included:
?         22 recommendations in all seven reports relating to the importance of the correct model of care (this represented 9% of all 232 recommendations)
?         14 recommendations relating to the importance of integrated care
?         40 recommendations were about the need for formalised accountability and governance arrangements
?         14 recommendations relating to management arrangements and eight linked to workforce competencies.
?         16 recommendations in four reports related to evidence-based healthcare
?         16 recommendations relating to standards on monitoring effectiveness of care
?         14 recommendations on systematic monitoring arrangements for identifying and acting on opportunities to improve care

?         19 recommendations in all seven reports relating to the standard on acting on recommendations of investigations.


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Monday, June 29, 2015

New duty of candour guidance for nursing staff (RCN UK)

Joint guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), published today, sets out professional standards on what nursing staff in the UK should do if something goes wrong during patient care.
The standards in Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour promote openness and honesty with patients, colleagues and employers in instances where something has gone wrong.
Providing face-to-face explanations and apologies to the patient or a member of their family, and raising concerns with colleagues and employers are behaviours encouraged in the standards.
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Shift-work study finds eating at night elevates blood sugar

You've probably heard the old saying, "you are what you eat," but new research shows it's not only what we eat but when we eat.
A new study out of Boston has particular importance for shift workers - or those who work through the night.
Second cousins Amy Hill and Suzie Irons have a lot in common. Both are registered nurses, both are mothers and both work the night shift.
"It is extremely tough," said Amy Hill, a registered nurse. "I wouldn't be doing it unless I had to."
Working nights is extremely tough on the body. Researchers have long known that shift workers have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and a new study from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital may explain why.
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Delegation Tips for Nurses

Delegation is a tough thing to master as a new nurse.  While the NCLEX tells you which tasks are appropriate to delegate, it doesn’t exactly outline how to go about doing it.
I realize that not all units have certified nursing assistants (CNAs) or patient care technicians (techs), but many do.  This post is for those of you that are faced with this particular challenge.
While you may have mastered it on the unit that you work on, if you transfer to another hospital or even a different unit within your same facility, it’s like you’re starting all over again.
I think delegation is tough because you’re a new person walking onto a unit, becoming part of a team, but you have to delegate various tasks to people that have been on the unit for years.  Some have been informal leaders on the unit for decades.  And let’s be honest, it can be tough to be told what to do by people you just met.  You don’t trust them yet, you don’t know them, you don’t know if they’re good at their job.  While that doesn’t excuse not doing what you should, I get it.
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Health Products Regulatory Authority Drug Safety Newsletter

Please click here to see the Health Products Regulatory Authority Drug Safety Newsletter 68th edition.

Masters by research: Integrating a Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics in practice

Tralee Institute of Technology is offering  a registered nurse/midwife the opportunity to engage in research and to explore strategies to help integrate the recently revised Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives in the care setting.
The project allows a registered nurse/midwife to undertake research while pursuing a Masters qualification. Following successful interview, the candidate will implement the study under the supervision and guidance of the research team and will be facilitated to develop advanced research skills through the postgraduate research programme.

Market research survey of Irish attitudes to health and well-being


The 2015 Pfizer Health Index is the 10th edition of the report, detailing the findings of a nationally representative quantitative market research survey of Irish attitudes to health and well-being. The latest publication looks back over the trends in Ireland over the past decade and looks to the possible future of healthcare and technology in Ireland

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Davis Autism Approach

Davis Autism to Autism is a three-part program:
Firstly:  Individuation - Creating an awareness of self.
Secondly: Identity Development  - Exploring ‘life’s natural lessons'..
Thirdly: Social Integration - Relationship Concepts

Health chief slams statins

LEADING doctors are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statins, warning that one in four Britons will soon be at risk of terrible side effects from the controversial heart drugs.

Function medicine: Ireland

Being healthy in the 21st century is not just about avoiding disease. While we clearly don't want to get sick, a healthy lifestyle also means the active pursuit of wellness. As defined by the World Health Organization, this is "a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity".
We want to be our best-possible healthy selves and we're willing to do what we can to make that happen, whether that's through working at lowering our stress levels, being mindful or following particular dietary plans.

First Case Study to Show Direct Link Between Alzheimer’s and Aluminum Toxicity

Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, and Parkinson's disease.
However, definitive scientific proof is difficult to establish due toth the lack of longitudinal studies, as well as pushback from industries that use aluminum in their products. Despite the shortage of conclusive studies, mounting scientific evidence really leaves little room for doubt.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

NQNBC: The Width of a room: The exceptional nurses are the ones I remember most vividly:


I’ve often been asked why I took the decision to become a nurse over the last few years, and I get the impression that most of the time my response is not quite what is expected.

My journey to become a nurse began the morning of New Year’s Eve, 2009, when I was rushed to hospital with acute abdominal pain - dramatic but true. I won’t go into the minutiae of my month-long stay, but perhaps the length of my visit gives some indication as to how ill I was. It was without doubt one of the worst and most miserable periods of my life, yet also one of the most life affirming and pivotal. There were many nurses who looked after me during that time, some bad, some good, and some exceptional.

The exceptional nurses are the ones I remember most vividly:


Seeing those nurses walk onto the ward in the morning was often all it took to immeasurably improve my mood and day, irrespective of whether they were my designated nurse for that shift or not. Their mere presence made me feel confident that I would be cared for and ultimately safe during a very frightening period of overwhelming illness and uncertainty.

NMBI statement regarding €150 payments

Friday 10 April 2015: Following the decision by the Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) to reverse the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) back to €100 for 2015, NMBI is to hold the additional €50 associated with the €150 payments in the registrants’ names as credit towards their fee for 2016.  This will reduce registrants’ ARF payment for next year by €50. 
Registrants should also be aware that they are entitled to a refund of the €50 as an alternative to this credit, and to seek this refund they can contact NMBI by emailing refund2015@NMBI.ie with the relevant PIN

Alarm over use of security staff to restrain patients

Inspector’s report says restraint should only be carried out by health professionals


Inspectors have expressed alarm that a mental health unit has been using security staff to physically restrain residents.
In a report into the acute psychiatric unit of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Ennis, Co Clare, the Inspector of Mental Health Services found two security staff were engaged in ordering and initiating the restraint of patients in some instances.
While this practice was originally introduced for the management of one individual, the 39-bed unit had since used security personnel in restraint of other residents.

Waterford psychiatric facilities unsuitable despite €1.2m upgrade

Facilities for patients with acute psychiatric difficulties in Waterford University Hospital remain unsuitable despite a recent €1.2 million upgrade, according to a new report.
The Inspector of Mental Health Services reports for 2014 also outlined concerns over the admission of children to adult facilities as well as “careless” prescription practices in certain centres.
Despite being largely compliant across various categories the Waterford hospital came in for particular criticism, and inspectors concluded that attempted improvements to the acute unit at the Department of Psychology failed to address issues of design, layout and care facilities.
As a result, residents of the 10-person unit were left without dining facilities or adequate seating area
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Psychiatric nurses reject calls for increased productivity

Union says psychiatric nurses want ‘unfettered’ return of pay lost during recession


The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association has become the latest union to reject calls by Government ministers for increased productivity in return for pay increases.
PNA general secretary Des Kavanagh said his members wanted forthcoming talks between Government and unions to result in a reinstatement of previous pay levels without any strings attached.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

INMO survey finds rise in bullying of nurses and midwives

A large-scale survey of more than 2,000 nurses and midwives in Ireland suggests 6% of respondents are being bullied on a daily basis.
The last survey on the incidence of workplace among nurses and midwives was carried out in 2010 and according to this latest study the problem has worsened significantly since then.

The survey of 2,400 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation found that almost 6% of respondents reported being bullied on an almost daily
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

HSE failed to act on Portlaoise safety risks – Hiqa

The Government “determined” Portlaoise hospital should have 24-hour surgery and critical care but did not ensure it was safely resourced to provide this level of service, according to a controversial draft report by the State’s health regulator.
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

3 Steps to Heal Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is estimated to affect around 80% of people in the world! According to James Wilson (author of “Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome”) chronic stress and lifestyle affects the body’s ability to recuperate from physical, mental or emotional stress.
Whether for a short time, or a chronic condition, most people will struggle with adrenal fatigue at some point in their life.
Do you sometimes have:
  • body aches
  • trouble concentrating
  • racing thoughts
  • moodiness and irritability
  • constant tiredness
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • hormone imbalance
  • cravings for sweet and salty foods
These symptoms can be indicative of a few different disorders, and are often overlooked by doctors, but more and more people are starting to realize that a combination of these could indicate the onset of adrenal fatigue also known as adrenal insufficiency.

Hep C patients clear virus after 'transformative' treatment

Around 80 patients with the Hepatitis C virus who were seriously ill with advanced liver disease, have cleared the virus from their blood after receiving new treatment under an early access programme introduced in December.
Of the patients who received the treatment, 95% have been found to have no evidence of the Hepatitis C virus in their blood.
Dr Suzanne Norris, Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, TCD and St James's Hospital described the results as "transformative".

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