Archive for February, 2015

New Study Offers Solutions to the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Shortage A…

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New Study Offers Solutions to the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Shortage

According to a new study, PNP programs will need to increase the PNP specialization rate, increase PNP certification examination passing rates and increase the annual growth rate of enrollment for PNP master’s programs in order to meet the impending demand for PNPs. The study researchers note that the demand for PNPs is steadily increasing due to an increase in low birth weights from delayed childbearing; an increase in the ...

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Nurses' Day at the Statehouse. Legislative advocacy in action.

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Nurses’ Day at the Statehouse. Legislative advocacy in action.

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Presenting at Statehouse Day

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Presenting at Statehouse Day

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Physician Assistant Delegation Bill Reintroduced in Ohio Legislature State Sena…

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Physician Assistant Delegation Bill Reintroduced in Ohio Legislature

State Senator Dave Burke (R-Marysville) introduced legislation today to allow physician assistants to delegate medication administration to unlicensed assistive personnel, among other things.

SB 55
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (Burke, D.) To revise the law governing the practice of physician assistants.

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"As noted in the National Governors Association report, pharmacists on health ca…

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“As noted in the National Governors Association report, pharmacists on health care teams can improve patient care and reduce costs for management of chronic diseases. But for this country to achieve the full advantage of their knowledge and skills, pharmacists must be recognized as health care providers by the Medicare system and by states.”


DiPiro: Time to call the pharmacists
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The quality and cost-effectiveness of health ...

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Sen. Jones Introduces E-Cigarette Bill INTRODUCED SB54 CHILD PROO…

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Sen. Jones Introduces E-Cigarette Bill

INTRODUCED
SB54 CHILD PROOF E-CIGARETTE PRODUCTS (Sen. Shannon Jones) To ban the sale of products intended for use in electronic cigarettes that are not in child-resistant packaging.

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Naloxone Bill Heard for the First Time in New Session HB 4, a house priority bi…

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Naloxone Bill Heard for the First Time in New Session

HB 4, a house priority bill sponsored by Representatives Sprague and Rezabek, pertains to the authority to furnish or dispense naloxone to a person who may be at risk of an opioid overdose or a person who may be in a position to assist a person who is at risk.

The sponsors testified that “HB 4 would allow physicians to create protocols that will greatly increase access to naloxone statewide.” ...

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Today at the statehouse: Bills introduced and assigned to the House Health and…

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Today at the statehouse:

Bills introduced and assigned to the House Health and Aging Committee.

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OVERDOSE DRUGS (Sprague, R., Rezabek, J.) Regarding authority to furnish or dispense naloxone to a person who may be at risk of an opioid overdose or a person who may be in a position to assist a person who is at risk.

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AWARENESS MONTH (Johnson, T.) To designate November as “Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Awareness Month.”

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Obama Budget includes Money for Nursing Workforce Development President Obama’s…

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Obama Budget includes Money for Nursing Workforce Development

President Obama’s proposed budget includes funding for programming in Advanced Nursing Education, Nursing Workforce Diversity, Nurse Education, Practice and Retention, the Nurse Faculty Loan Program and Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program, and the Nurse CORPS Scholarship and Loan Repayment Program.

In addition, the proposal includes $144 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research, a 2.53 percnet increase over last year’s funding level.

The president’s proposed budget is likely ...

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State legislative committee times announced today! Senate Health to meet at 8:4…

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State legislative committee times announced today!

Senate Health to meet at 8:45am on Wednesdays! Early, but allows for a return to clinical practice later in the day!

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