Browsing: Spring 2017

Cells to Society
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“Night shift work has historically been associated with circadian rhythm changes, health risks, and even emotional effects.” It also, apparently, can lead to more nursing errors, according to “Is There a Relationship Between Night Shift and Errors? What Nurse Leaders Need to Know,” a review of literature by Assistant Professor Vickie Hughes, DNS, MSN, RN.
Cells to Society
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The United States has long been a magnet for immigrants seeking employment and a better, safer life, despite the challenges and stress that are often part of the transition. But the longer they are here, the more likely it becomes that immigrants will assimilate in ways that are actually harmful to their heart health, writes
Cells to Society
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There’s little question about the need of more diversity in the nursing workforce to match that found increasingly among patient populations. But how do you build a nursing education environment that will attract such diversity? For starters, stop using all-white manikin “patients” for simulation training, according to former faculty member Cynthia L. Foronda, PhD, RN,
Hopkins Nurse
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Story Lester Davis  |  Photography Chris Hartlove Johns Hopkins Hospital affiliates’ job fair puts opportunities within reach In October, Angela Orovich was busy preparing to graduate from Carroll Community College’s nursing program when an online advertisement for a Johns Hopkins Hospital job fair caught her attention. With a December graduation fast approaching, and no job
Hopkins Nurse
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Open minds open pathways to teamwork If things aren’t working, you need to Evolve. That’s the idea behind a program of that name launched in the post-anesthesia care unit at the Johns Hopkins Hospital to improve teamwork among nurses, clinical technicians, and other support staff. Evolve builds teams to pursue common goals—both during and outside
Hopkins Nurse
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Baltimore magazine has announced its Excellence in Nursing 2017 Awards and, as usual, the Johns Hopkins Hospital and its affiliates are well represented. Congratulations to Karen Davis of Howard County General Hospital, Elizabeth Russell of Johns Hopkins Bayview, Barbara Case, Jenine Jordan, and Sophia Pemberton of Johns Hopkins University, and Zakk Arciaga, Connie Golding, Aileen
Hopkins Nurse
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Pillowcase Project offers comfort to the newly diagnosed A breast cancer diagnosis and the treatment that follows can be frightening and uncomfortable. Thanks to the efforts of Suburban Hospital’s breast cancer Nurse Navigator Jamie Borns, RN, and some talented members of the community, newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are resting a little easier. "Something so
Hopkins Nurse
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Online applications in rural India increase educational opportunities for girls We generally don’t think twice about it—most things we may want are just a click away. Need to renew your auto insurance? Click here. Want to apply for that postgraduate program? Click here. Such ease, however, is not the reality for many people living in
Bayview
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The nurse attending position at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center is transforming patient care. Photos by Chris Hartlove When Alphie Rahman, DNP, APRN-CNS, makes her rounds at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the nurses are eager to join her. Rahman, a clinical nurse specialist and nurse attending for Johns Hopkins University, fulfills a special role
Hopkins Nurse
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By Stephanie Shapiro Samantha Simmons balances life as a racquetball pro Few of her colleagues realize that Samantha Simmons, a nurse clinician on the neonatal ICU at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, is a nationally ranked professional racquetball player. Or that some weeks, she may work three overnight shifts on the neonatal ICU, go home and