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New Health Sciences Center Enhances Student Learning Experiences


Students studying nursing, MRI diagnostics and other healthcare roles will soon learn in an innovative new space, with the opening of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Health Sciences Center ) in September.

The new space will support students from 32 healthcare programs and include classrooms that enhance learning by simulating real healthcare settings.

“The BCIT Health Sciences Center has been designed to meet the needs of students today and for years to come,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Higher Education and Skills Training. “We put people first by increasing and improving the spaces and programs they need to advance their careers. We make sure to produce well-trained nurses and health care professionals who are ready to meet the health care needs of British Columbians.

The center will enhance the learning and study experience for more than 6,000 part-time and full-time health science students at BCIT, including those pursuing careers in diagnostic medical imaging and laboratory science medical. It offers simulations that replicate hospital, clinical, and laboratory workflows, and includes living labs, simulation labs, and multi-purpose rooms.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health science professionals working in hospitals, acute care, long-term care and community health centers to provide all levels of health care, including including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, have ensured that British Columbians have access to the quality care they need and deserve,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “BCIT’s new Health Sciences Center will provide hands-on, on-the-job learning environments so students can have the best training possible to provide the care people rely on.

The province has invested $66.6 million in the $88.2 million project.

“As we have all seen over the past few years, health care professionals are integral to the well-being of all British Columbians and are the cornerstone of our province’s economic and social well-being,” said said Kathy Kinloch, President, BCIT. “BCIT’s new Health Sciences Center is a critical investment in our ability to train, empower and deliver the graduates the province needs. In these innovative teaching and learning spaces, BCIT faculty and staff will train the next generation of specialist nurses, medical radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and more with the practical skills they need.

The four-story, 10,355-square-meter (111,460-square-foot) low-carbon building, including parking, is aiming for WELL Gold certification, in line with the province’s CleanBC goals to reduce business carbon footprints. WELL certification means that owners and occupants can be confident that their spaces are specifically designed to improve human health and well-being.

In Budget 2021, the Province committed to investing $96 million over three years to support the expansion of post-secondary education and health workforce training capacity. BCIT’s new space supports the province’s work to provide students with educational opportunities to enter the healthcare system, including training and hiring healthcare workers by expanding seats across the of the province for the training of health auxiliaries, nurses and orderlies.

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To learn more about the BCIT Health Sciences Centre, visit: https://www.bcit.ca/campus-plan/health-sciences-centre/

For more information on health science programs at BCIT, visit: https://www.bcit.ca/path/health/

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From NEET to NExT, an anxiety-provoking period for medical students


It was our second year of medical school. We had heard stories of diligent physicians doing all they can to lift patients from the jaws of death. After a year and a half of taking courses, learning the course of a vessel, the physiology of a nerve and the biochemistry of cholesterol, we finally had the chance to enter a hospital. We had to learn the tactics needed to get a useful clinical history and how to hit the hammer on a knee jerk test. We had so much to learn in such a short time.

Equipped with Littmann stethoscopes, we reached the rooms crowded with patients. “Patients are your best teachers,” we reminded ourselves. We were getting ready to go to the patients when the residents stopped us. The next day, the government announced the containment linked to Covid-19. We went back home. There were online courses to supplement our studies, but they could only simulate hands-on experience. Over the next two years, our learning never picked up momentum.

We came back in our last year – the most difficult year of the program. There were nine lengthy topics to cover in just eight months. Our teachers expected us to know the basics and skipped them during teaching. But we couldn’t learn them properly earlier, so we had extra work to do. Our anxiety was already at its height when a new exam schedule was announced.

A senior official spoke anonymously about the National Exit Test (NExT) to a newspaper, which was reported by other news portals without much additional information, stating that the new model will first be implemented for the lot graduated in 2023.

NExT will replace the two-decade-old NEET-PG that medical graduates had to go through to gain postgraduate places. Borrowing heavily from the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam) – a multi-stage assessment that tests medical student recall, concepts and clinical skills to enable practice in the United States – it will be a three-day affair with morning and evening changes every day.

Taking place just after the final year, it will also remove a year of preparation, with the NEET taking place after the students’ internship. Preparing for 19 subjects, with a flurry of tests and homework, seems almost impossible. That too, when nothing concrete has been shared.

The problem is compounded for students who plan to travel out of India for their masters. They should prepare for this exam and get at least passing grades to get their undergraduate degree. They would also no longer be able to get internship extensions for electives at hospitals in the United States, as an internship must be completed within the stipulated time frame under the new rules.

Passing an exam that would also double the final professional theory exam is also fraught with pitfalls for colleges. The most basic is being able to complete the program on time – in fact, at least two months before the exam, which seems absurd right now, given that many private colleges in UP have only held exams pre-final professionals only in March.

The abrupt introduction of baffling changes over the past few days leading to major reviews has been a recurring pattern of late. Take, for example, the INI-CET, an exam that allows entry into the most sought-after central institutions. It replaced the old exam just a month before its due date.

Every official order sounds like a warning. An update earlier this year said the exam would be held in two parts – once after the second year of college and the next after the final year. Barring sketchy information about the basic structure of the course and a few scattered facts that arise unpredictably, students wonder about the details of an exam they may have to attempt in January.

Gupta is a New-Delhi based writer and medical student

Global Implantable Microelectronic Medical Devices Market 2022 Industry Analysis – Medtronic, St. Jude Medical (Abbott), Boston Scientific, Cochlear


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North County event connects schools with job seekers


North County school districts and charter schools will be hiring for a variety of teaching and non-teaching positions at a special education careers job fair on July 23.

The job fair, hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the North County Regional Education Center, 255 Pico Ave. in San Marcos.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to meet directly with human resources representatives from several North County districts and charters, as well as others from San Diego County,” said Adina Sullivan-Marlow, one of the coordinators of the the event. “There will also be opportunities with after-school programs and other expanded learning programs at the event, providing a great way for people to start a career in education.”

Sign up for one of the time slots below to attend.

Attendees at previous SDCOE career fairs said they appreciated the opportunity to get interviews, get a sense of an organization’s culture, and speak directly with hiring managers.

“The fair helped me get my resume out there and speak with several districts face-to-face,” said one attendee.

Many educational organizations will be looking to recruit new staff and substitute teachers to fill teaching and non-teaching positions, including after-school program staff, bus drivers, campus supervisors, nutrition assistants childcare workers, food service professionals, health care workers, teacher aides and assistants. , maintenance workers, midday duty supervisors and nurses.

This is an opportunity to make connections and a great first impression. Participants should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes and letters of recommendation. Some districts may interview on-site, while others will collect your resume in anticipation of an opening within the district.

Find more information at SDCOE Educator Pathways Website.

Post-war Cheboygan and the Opera through the eyes of Faye Johnston


The last column on the Johnston family during WWII needs correction. I said that three Johnston brothers returned safely from World War II, but in reality only two brothers, Howard and Bob, went to war.

The third sibling was Faye’s sister, Lorraine Johnston Hamilton. Lorraine was an army nurse and a lieutenant, while Howard and Bob were sergeants. Because she was an officer, Lorraine was not allowed to fraternize with her brothers while they were stationed in Europe.

Through a series of correspondences with their mother at home, the three somehow arranged to meet in England before returning home for good. Now living in Traverse City, Lorraine, 101, reads these articles and deserves a big thank you for her service.

By 1944, most eligible men were in the military, forcing many women into the workforce. Even children were asked to help. Faye and thousands of other students across America were doing their part to help the war effort by collecting milkweed pods. Milk grass silk has been extracted and used as flotation material for life jackets. As a class assignment, children were asked to fill mesh onion bags with milkweed pods. Two bags provided enough filler for a life jacket.

According to The Monarch Joint Venture, “More than 12 MILLION pounds of milkweed pods have been collected and sent by truckloads to Petosky, Michigan, for processing.”

“Nobody thought of the monarch butterfly,” Johnston said.

Cheboygan volunteers also stood guard at the Opera House, one of the city’s tallest buildings. Armed with binoculars, they stood at third-floor windows and watched for enemy planes. If a suspicious aircraft was seen, they were to alert a liaison at the airport.

Cheboygan’s first public hospital was built in 1942. When the war ended and the soldiers returned home in 1945, the baby boom began across America. As a junior in high school, Faye left her job as a housekeeper to Mrs. Duncan. She accepted a job as a “candy stripper” at the hospital. Most of her work was done in the maternity ward. “We may not have known much about delivering babies, but we learned quickly,” Johnston said. “It was really busy.” That same year, Faye had a hand in the junior class play. She saw the Opera for the first time.

“It wasn’t like today, not as well maintained, no nice carpets or fancy seats. But I was just a girl and didn’t pay much attention to architecture or detail It was a very special place and it really was a great opportunity for the classes to be there and so began Faye’s love of the Cheboygan Opera House.

In 1946, Faye, a senior, met Sophia Fultz, “Grandma Shy”. Fultz’s letters to her grandson spoke of her passion for the Cheboygan Opera House, where she had first visited in 1900. Faye was 17 or 18 and Fultz was 53.

Sophia Elliot Fultz in 1910, about 17 years old.  Fultz and Johnston shared a lifelong passion for Opera.

Fultz decided that upper-class girls, many of whom were farm workers, needed more culture. She invited the senior girls to a tea party at her house. The girls had to dress up and had to wear white gloves.

No one in the Johnston family had white gloves and it took some time to find a pair Faye could borrow. She arrived at the tea party in her best dress and white gloves with Delores Peach Petersen and Anne Tromble. Fultz served tea in his finest china and fine linen. She entertained the girls, playing the piano for them. The Fultz house where Sophia gave piano recitals, hosted a bridge club and hosted fancy tea parties still stands on the corner of Locust and Bailey.

In senior year, Faye had a bigger role in the class play at the Opera, “Grandpa Hangs the Holly” about a petty old grandpa who wasn’t happy at Christmas. Vic Leonall played the grandfather. “He was always class president,” Faye said. Faye played the spirit of his dead wife who came back to change her mind. She wore a long white dress and was able to kiss Vic Leonall, “but only on the forehead, because of her makeup”.

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Faye made another appearance on the Opera stage when she graduated in June 1946. In 1944 most of the 12th graders joined the service and the class was very small. But in 1946, the promotion was again very numerous. It was a hot and humid day, made worse by the onset of the rains. The Opera had no air conditioning.

Seated at the top of the balcony, 83 seniors were cooking, wearing toques and woolen caps. For refreshment, high school students often went to Lakeland Ice Cream on Main Street, with its soda fountain and dairy bar, where “The Hive” now stands.

During the winter months, one of the greatest forms of youth entertainment was the skating rink. The city closed the entire block where West Side Elementary currently stands and turned it into a skating rink. There she met her husband Jim. Faye “busy herself having babies and running a business”, which later became Johnston’s Marina.

Kathy King Johnson is Executive Director of the Cheboygan Region Arts Council and Opera House.  Originally from Cheboygan, she is a Hopwood Prize-winning writer from the University of Michigan.

She always attended events at the Opera and the one that stuck in her mind was a cooking class given by the IGA grocery store in the summer of 1949. They learned to plan meals and share recipes, but this event was made memorable when one lucky participant won an electric stove.

Over the years, Faye has attended countless events at the Opera. She has seen her children and grandchildren perform on stage. Some of his favorite shows are when American military bands come to town. For Faye, the Cheboygan Opera House will always be a very special place.

— Kathy King Johnson is the former Executive Director of the Cheboygan Opera House.

New York Air Guardsmen Recognized for Dramatic Rescue > Air National Guard > Article Display

New York Air Guardsmen Recognized for Dramatic Rescue > Air National Guard > Article Display

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY – On April 24, 2017, seven Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing jumped into the night sky over the Atlantic, 1,700 miles from Long Island.

Their mission was to provide emergency care to two sailors from the Slovenian bulk carrier Tamar who had been badly burned in an explosion.

On June 4, 2022, in a ceremony at FS Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, the two combat rescue officers and five pararescuemen of the 103rd Wing Rescue Squadron were awarded the Commendation Medal of the Air Force for their heroism for their actions.

The medal recognizes airmen who distinguish themselves through heroism, meritorious achievement and service.

Combat Rescue Officers Lt. Col. Edward Boughal and Major Marty Viera were honored with Pararescuemen Master Sgt. Jordan St. Clair; Senior Staff Sgt. Erik Blom; Staff Sgt. Jedediah Smith; and Staff Sgt. Michael Hartmann.

Staff Sgt. Bryan Dalere was also honored but was not present as he is now assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard.

Colonel Jeffrey Cannet, commander of the 106th Operations Group, which piloted the HC-130 search and rescue aircraft on the mission, congratulated those who jumped into the ocean that night.

“The complexity of this mission simply cannot be overstated,” Cannet said. “The fact that these guys had to do it, all out there, alone and fearless, to do it, was just a testament to their skill and ability.”

The facts of the mission show how incredibly demanding it was, Cannet said.

“I remember getting a call that a 625ft vessel traveling from Baltimore to Gibraltar had an explosion 1,700 miles off the east coast of New York,” Cannet said. “Four sailors were seriously injured and required immediate medical attention.”

Col. Andrew Weinberger, then commander of the 106th Operations Group, maintained the wing was capable and ready to execute the mission, Cannet said.

The 106th could not be officially assigned to rescue Tamar because it was a civilian search and rescue mission, he said. However, all airmen involved volunteered to take part in the flight.

Before they could take off, the team had to collect medical and surgical equipment from local hospitals.

Then, aircraft maintenance issues threatened to end the mission shortly after takeoff, but flight engineers mitigated the issue, Cannet said.

Jumping into the Atlantic at night required dropping gear packages on the target, as well as two Zodiac inflatable boats.

Once in the water, the pararescue team had to board the Zodiacs, retrieve the floating supplies, head to the ship and board the Tamar on a rope ladder as 15ft waves rocked the boat. up and down,” Cannet said.

Every aspect of the mission presented challenges, said St. Clair, the team leader.

In addition to distance and jumping, once aboard, the 106th Airmen had to perform emergency surgery, provide medical care for three days as the ship approached the Azores, and then ensure the victims were being airlifted on a Portuguese helicopter, St. Clair said.

“We were able to make a difference in the lives of two men,” St. Clair said. “Both of these men are alive and enjoying life today because of our ability to provide a capability that very few organizations can provide.”

Boughal said the unusual mission was a perfect example of the wisdom his para rescue instructor passed on to him: “Someday when someone is having their worst day, you better have their best day.”

Cannet, Boughal and St. Clair credited Lt. Col. Stephen Rush, 106th Medical Group Commander and 103rd Rescue Squadron Wing Flight Surgeon, for having had such a huge impact on the medical capabilities of the whole of the pararescue career field, preparing the team to be elite medical professionals.

Tamar’s rescue mission, Boughal told the audience, is a testament to the professionalism and dedication of the men and women of the 106th Rescue Wing and their commitment to the pararescue creed “…that others may live”.

“Today we pay tribute to these incredible men for putting everything on the line to save lives,” Boughal said.

VCU approves one-time funding to absorb rising undergraduate tuition in the state


The VCU Board of Visitors voted last week to allocate $6.7 million in the fiscal year 2023 budget to cover the cost of the tuition hike it approved last month for students. state undergraduate. File BizSense.

VCU has set aside funds for in-state undergraduates to avoid its recently approved tuition hike for next year.

The Board of Visitors on Friday voted to reallocate $6.7 million from VCU’s fiscal year 2023 budget to cover increased tuition for the university’s 20,000 undergraduate students during the next academic year 2022-2023. The initiative will not apply to other types of students.

VCU President Michael Rao said the state financial support earmarked for the university in the newly approved state budget has helped make financial support for students possible. Tuition aid and a separate budget shortfall will necessitate cuts to the university’s spending plan, although no layoffs are expected.

Michael Rao

“It’s not going to be easy; It is going to be difficult. We estimate that it will cost, one time, $6.7 million to provide these bursaries. This is, however, on top of the $10.8 million that we have to permanently cut that was already planned,” Rao said. “Reassignments will be necessary, but due to better than expected state support, not the worst-case scenario we spoke of in May, we will have the opportunity to mitigate a significant job cut.”

More than 60 full-time equivalents would have to be permanently cut through attrition or other non-firing means to make up the budget shortfall, chief financial officer Karol Kain Gray said. She added that an undetermined number of additional roles may not be filled as departments figure out how to manage their budget cuts related to the one-time reallocation of funds to tuition assistance.

“We anticipate that there will be 62 full-time equivalent positions that will be eliminated because they will leave or seek other employment, or will not be filled. I don’t recommend doing a layoff. We have distributed the cuts and each unit will determine which positions they will not fill, or they will realign based on their budget cuts,” Gray said. “The creation of the one-time scholarship fund is not about layoffs, but there could be staff reductions.”

To cover the financial support, VCU will reduce the funds to be given to some of its academic departments and draw on reserves.

The schools of nursing, pharmacy, business and medicine, in addition to the school of government and public affairs, are expected to see enrollment decline in the coming school year, as is the college of humanities. . These departments therefore receive smaller budgets, according to Gray.

Schools of education, social work, engineering and the arts are among those expected to increase enrollment, and they and other growing programs will receive increased funding.

“We wanted to continue to nurture schools that are doing well with enrollment growth,” she said.

VCU forecasts total revenue growth of $40.6 million and new spending of $51.4 million, which left a hole of $10.8 million which was offset by $8.5 million reductions in funding for academic and administrative departments and the use of other measures.

VCU’s total FY23 budget is $1.5 billion, a 5% increase over the FY22 budget. The FY23 Education Fund and General Fund was $723 million, an increase of 6.6%. The board voted in May to raise tuition by 3 percent.

Ohio’s Most Wanted Jobs for May


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — If you’re a registered nurse or a tractor-trailer driver, your skills were in high demand in Ohio last month.

According to data released by the Ohio Department of Employment and Family Services, registered nurses were the most wanted workers with 16,042 jobs advertised between April 14 and May 13.

Of all the jobs advertised during this period, 26.2% paid between $50,000 and $79,000 a year, what the ODJFS called upper-middle-income jobs. Mid-income jobs ($30,000 to $49,000) accounted for 26%; six-figure jobs ($100,000 and over) 22%; entry-level jobs (less than $30,000) 14.8%; and high income jobs ($80,000 to $99,000) 11%.

For other advertised positions statewide, frontline retail supervisors had 11,785 positions and software developers had 10,873 positions.

Columbus-based financial advisory service Deloitte announced the most open positions with 6,088, followed by Dollar General with 5,660.

A bachelor’s degree was required for 42.2% of advertised jobs, while a high school diploma/GED was the education requirement for 39.6% of advertised jobs. A driver’s license was required for 40,570 jobs.

The report, published by OhioMeansJobs.com, is based on data provided by global research and consulting firm TalentNeuron Gartner. According to ODJFS, the Ohio Means Jobs website can list more than 100,000 jobs available statewide at any one time.

The full ODJFS report is below.

Austin an example to connect workers to healthcare careers


There are more job openings than workers in most parts of the country, and in cities like Austin, where the unemployment rate hit a pandemic low of 2.5% in May 2022, the need for workers is essential. And this trend is even more worrying for the healthcare industry. A regional analysis carried out in October 2021 revealed that only 2,503 unemployed and skilled workers were available to fill 8,388 health care positions.

In our recent report, titled Keepers of a Healthy Heartland: Strategies for Building a Robust Health Care Workforce, we took an in-depth look at 10 healthcare professions that only require a bachelor’s degree or less in five central communities to understand the challenges and innovations needed to fill these jobs. Chief among our recommendations is that policy makers and workforce developers need to partner to ensure adequate pipelines of allied, non-physician healthcare workers.

Coordination between entities providing workers can be daunting. However, Austin is one of the metropolitan areas that is doing well – and the city’s success can be an example for other communities looking to shore up their economic future at the core and beyond.

Take for example Workforce Solutions Capital Area (WSCA), which helps fill entry-level positions and provides upskilling opportunities so students can progress into nursing jobs.

He joins other groups in the Austin area who are doing great work. Capital Idea helps low-income non-traditional students use post-secondary education as a pathway to career advancement and success. It provides access to training, as well as the support services needed to ensure that its trainees – of whom approximately 78% are women, while 54% are Hispanic and 22% are black – successfully progress from level positions entry to pursue better paid nursing. works.

Similarly, the Central Texas Allied Health Institute (CTAHI) works with low-income communities to train residents in health care. CTAHI also reimburses a student’s monthly utility bills, provides hot lunches for students and their families, and helps with childcare, tuition, book costs, and transportation.

These and other interventions are essential if we are to succeed in moving people into high-demand jobs that provide middle-class incomes.

We should not only focus on those who are already in the labor market. Austin Community College (ACC), for example, works with local school districts to develop talent among the predominantly low-income and ethnic minority populations of East Austin. Most classes are held in high schools, but students also visit the ACC campus for simulated clinical experiences. For entry-level positions, such as phlebotomy, high school students earn a certificate and can immediately access employment. Encouraging and enabling these students to find jobs and careers helps a lot in escaping poverty.

Still, Austin has challenges. The cost of living is 19% higher than the US average, and it remains difficult to recruit people to train them for lower-paying jobs, such as home health aides and medical assistants. Additionally, major barriers to full employment in this sector include the lack of educators to train these new workers and the limited clinical opportunities for interns and students to gain hands-on experience.

Despite these obstacles, Austin and other communities in the heartland must seize this opportunity to rethink the system. The need to balance supply and demand is more critical than ever. And as baby boomers age, they put pressure on the system in two ways: there’s more demand for their services and a dwindling supply of health professionals.

As Austin-area organizations already doing this work show, it’s not impossible and partnerships are key. This work is crucial for Austin and other core communities to realize our economic potential.

DeVol is President and CEO of Heartland Forward, which advocates for solutions to drive job creation, economic growth and improved health outcomes.

Ronald J. Souza Obituary – SouthCoastToday.com


Ronald J. Souza (85), husband of Marjorie (Nunes) Souza of South Dartmouth completed his life’s journey on June 24, 2022. He was the son of the late Leonilda (Leona) and Joseph Souza of Dartmouth, and brother of Patricia (Souza) Balestra who resides with her husband Chet in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Along with his wife, Ron is survived by his dearest heirloom; his three daughters: Kathleen Souza-Pontes and her husband Randy of South Dartmouth, Nancy Souza of Stamford, CT, and Lynn Souza and her partner Valerie Suto of Monroe, CT. He is survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom brought immeasurable pride and joy throughout his life’s journey: Grandchildren: Kate Souza Manahan and her husband David, Daniel Trifone and his partner Kelli James, Allyson Souza, Jessica Souza and Jordyn Chymbor-Souza. Great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Maxwell and Wyatt Manahan.

Ron was a committed family man whose greatest joys were when he was in the company of his immediate family on their many gatherings, vacations and trips.

Ron and Marge graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1954 (Dartmouth, MA) and had been married for 63 years. They had resided in South Dartmouth since 1998 after 30 years of residence in Stamford, CT. During his early years, Ron was a sought-after musician (drums) with local combos. After earning a pharmacy degree from Northeastern University, he served six months on active duty in the U.S. Army and 6½ years in the active Army Reserves assigned to field hospital units.

Ron has had a distinguished career in healthcare and the medical marketing industry, in addition to holding numerous positions in professional and non-profit organizations. Throughout his life, he generously gave his time and talents to his profession and his community. “Giving back” was a way of life for him.

Ron’s contributions to the industry he loved were recognized and honored when in 2021 he was inducted into the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame (MAHF). It was his professional crowning glory.

Returning to Dartmouth after 36 years, Ron became active in many local organizations. He enjoyed participating in sports and several hobbies, including photographing lighthouses and collecting lighthouse memorabilia. He was an avid tennis player and an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox, Celtics and NE Patriots. What Ron loved most in life, however, was being with his family. His life was full and productive.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Waring-Sullivan Funeral Home, 230 Russells Mills Rd., South Dartmouth, MA. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, July 1 at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 795 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA. Family and friends will gather at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home for a procession to the church. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Dartmouth Council on Aging, 628 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth, MA 02748.

For online tributes, please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com

Posted on June 25, 2022

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North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Russia and Italy)
Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia)
South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, etc.)
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2 graduates of the new DHS program | News, Sports, Jobs


Edgar Kelley’s Inter-Mountain photo Glyserine Raboy and Natalie Phillips became the first students to graduate from Davis Academy’s trainee program. The two received certificates at a special ceremony Friday at Davis Health Systems.

ELKINS — A special ceremony was held at Davis Medical Center on Friday to present two students with the certificates they earned upon graduating from the Davis Academy Trainee Program.

Glyserine Raboy and Natalie Phillips became the first graduate students of the program, which is in its first year of operation. Phillips graduated from Elkins High School, while Raboy received her high school diploma from Elkins Christian Academy.

“It was our pilot year and basically it’s for graduating seniors who are interested in the health field,” program director Chad Ware told The Inter-Mountain. “It gives them the opportunity, out of high school, to connect directly to the job market in the six different rotations that we have.

“It gives them the opportunity to come in and get a sense of the different health professions. From there they can choose what they want to do. Some may decide to go to college. and for others, it really helps them find a job.

Ware said Phillips has already been hired into the lab at Davis Medical Center and will continue to work there. Raboy plans to continue working part-time enrolling in the DMC while she goes to school at Davis & Elkins College to earn her RN degree.

The teaching program at the Academy lasts 10 months, with rotations in the following departments: Medical Laboratory, Information Technology, Nursing, Registration, Surgery, Radiology, Family Medicine Clinic, and Specialty Services Clinic.

“The program allows students to test jobs and see whether or not they like that type of work,” Ware said. “That way they won’t go to college, spend a lot of money and find out they don’t like their chosen profession when they graduate.”

Each department has a designated advisor who will mentor students throughout their time in that area. Each student is assessed to help them find the area that best suits their future career path. While at the Academy, each student receives an hourly wage and receives all the benefits of a full-time employee at Davis Health Systems, including health benefits.

Ware said five new students will join the upcoming rotation for the Academy’s next program, which is set to begin next month. There are still openings for next year’s Academy, however. For more information, contact Ware at 304-637-3378 or [email protected]

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Native American woman’s signature will be on new US motto | UNITED STATES


Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba has broken through many glass ceilings throughout her distinguished professional career. The first female chief of the Mohegan tribe in modern history will soon be the first Native American to serve as Treasurer of the United States. She will run the United States Mint and every new banknote will bear her signature. She will also hold the keys to Fort Knox, the giant vault where the United States keeps most of its gold reserves.

Malerba became the 18th Chief of the Mohegan Tribe on August 15, 2010, elected to office for life by the Tribe’s Council of Elders. Prior to becoming chief, she served as tribal council president and worked in tribal government as a health and social services officer. Prior to her tribal leadership positions, Malerba had a long career as a nurse. She holds a doctorate in applied nursing, a master’s degree in public administration and has received honorary degrees in arts and sciences.

Married with two daughters and grandmother of three, Malerba will also be responsible for creating the new Bureau of Tribal and Native American Affairs within the Treasury Department. His nomination by President Biden was met with resounding praise for his leadership, integrity, skill, tact, respect and professionalism.

The governor of Connecticut, the state where Mohegan’s reservation is located, released a statement touting “her commitment to public service” and praising the way she led her tribe with “dignity and respect.” California Senator Alex Padilla also applauded his “leadership” and contributions to expanding economic opportunity for tribal communities. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted that she was “delighted with this historic appointment.”

People who know Malerba speak of his integrity, skill and unique life experience. “He is a caring and empathetic individual who will always be focused on the public good in his new role,” Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney said.

Chief Kirk Francis, President of the United Tribes of the South and East (USET) said on the USET website: “Chief Malerba embodies the highest ideals of leadership. She leads with compassion, tact, love, integrity, professionalism, and respect for all, while advocating fervently for the advancement of tribal sovereignty and the upholding of trust obligations.

A financially prosperous tribe

Malerba belongs to a Native American tribe that populated the area around the Thames River in what is now the state of Connecticut, where the tribe’s reservation is located today. The tribe has its origins in Delaware and New York, but was divided in the 17th century during the long battles with new settlers for land. The tribe split into two – a group that wanted to fight the English and a group that chose to ally with them. Chief Uncas aligned himself with the British forces and prevailed against the separatist group Pequot. In 1685, his grateful British allies signed the Treaty of Hartford granting independence to the Mohegans. However, local settlers ignored this agreement and seized the land from the Mohegans in the 18th century. The Mohegan tribe have adapted and assimilated, and almost lost their identity over the years.

The tribe reorganized in the late 20th century and filed a federal lawsuit seeking to recover land that the State of Connecticut had illegally sold. As part of the settlement, the Mohegan Nation gained federal recognition from the U.S. government in 1994.

The creation of a self-governing reservation enabled the tribe to open the Mohegan Sun Casino in 1996 and generate income for tribe members from gambling revenue. The financial success of the casino enabled the tribe to d It’s the first tribe to own a casino in Las Vegas, and a tribal corporation owns a hotel-casino in Atlantic City, the gambling capital of the eastern states. -United. In a sign of the times, every Tribal Council member also sits on the board of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment.

Malerba was instrumental in the financial success of the Mohegan tribe during his tenure as chief. “The Mohegan Tribe and its members have benefited greatly from Chief Lynn Malerba’s leadership,” notes Tribal Council Chairman James Gessner Jr.

Raul Grijalva, Congressman from Arizona and Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, said, “Chief Malerba is no stranger to breaking down barriers and making history, and I’m so proud to see her do it again. For the first time, we will be able to pick up a dollar bill and see the signature of a Native American representing the oldest office of our federal government’s financial institution.

Malerba’s appointment will allow Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to put her signature on new one-dollar bills for the first time. Since U.S. currency is always signed by two people — the U.S. Treasurer and the Treasury Secretary — Yellen had to wait for Biden to appoint the U.S. Treasurer. His signature was actually recorded over a year ago, but no new invoice has yet been issued.

The first bill issued by a new Secretary of the Treasury is usually celebrated with a special ceremony. Critics are always ready to comment on the signing itself and even the outfit worn during the ceremony. Steven Mnuchin, the former treasury secretary, placed a much-derided non-cursive signature on the coinage.

Nurse Recruiter: Don’t Wait, Start Your VA Career Today


To celebrate National Nurses Month and to share her expertise on working as a nurse in VA, Laura J. Sarmiento, MSN, RN, was welcomed as a guest on “Talk About It Tuesday” (TAIT).

TAIT is a live stream dedicated to discussing career opportunities and VA advice that airs weekly at noon EDT on our LinkedIn page.

Coming to VA

Sarmiento, an Army veteran and nurse recruiter for the El Paso VA health care system, trained as a combat medic and served in the Vietnam War. After her time in the military, she moved to Texas to continue her nursing education. She joined VA in 2008, where she spoke to the El Paso team about several nursing positions before finally deciding on the role of nurse recruiter.

“I said, ‘I can absolutely interview for this job,’” she recalls, “because I’m passionate about veteran service, being a veteran myself. »

However, Sarmiento had already considered a job at VA more than a decade earlier. At that time, a VA doctor asked her to join a patient-aligned care team (PACT). Sarmiento’s direct demeanor and mission-focused manner made her a natural fit for VA, even though she wouldn’t take advantage of what VA had to offer for another few years.

“If I’ve ever made a mistake in my nursing career, it’s that I didn’t join VA sooner,” she joked.

The VA difference

Asked about the opportunities that VA offers nurses, Sarmiento noted, “VA offers so much more than any other employer.” Whether a nurse wants to pursue clinical work directly with patients or consult, as Sarmiento herself does, there are many opportunities available to her. These opportunities extend to educational roles, as well as leadership positions.

“Each field has a distinct career progression, but because we’re so flexible and want to attract the best and brightest nurses, there’s always upward mobility,” Sarmiento explained. “They have that opportunity, and I’ve never seen that in our competitors.”

In addition to the broad career paths, Sarmiento noted the many VA benefits, as well as the many educational benefits available to VA employees.

Positive experiences

Closing her visit to TAIT, Sarmiento shared that some of her best experiences at VA came from hearing from nurses she helped recruit – people who value her expertise. Hearing stories of how these same nurses positively and proactively helped a patient reminds her that she made the right choice in coming to VA.

“Being a veteran myself, I always knew I would continue to serve in some capacity,” she said.

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The ‘big resignation’ is about healthcare jobs in Idaho


It was a very 2022 date: women who connected on social media, meeting for the first time over wine and hors d’oeuvres at a company that teaches computer coding – to speak of what happens next when you leave a career in health care.

While it’s been well established that Americans rarely stay in a career their entire lives, the “Great Resignation” has made that fact undeniable.

“The pandemic has made many of us realize what we took for granted – from in-person education to toilet paper,” said Tess Keim, a medical assistant who left her career.

A major upheaval is underway in health care employment in Idaho

The rate of healthcare workers quitting their jobs during the pandemic has broken records, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics – peaking in November at a rate 40% higher than at any time since data began in 2000 Some quit to join recruiting companies whose recruiters offered premium pay for working in crisis areas. But some of them have given up on health care altogether.

Stefania Moore shows off a Raspberry Pi microcomputer at her business, an iCode franchise in southeast Boise. Moore opened the business a year ago, after pandemic-related delays. It operates year-round with five classrooms, about 35 students per week, and a dozen lab instructors and mentors — mostly high school and college STEM students or recent graduates. (Audrey Dutton/Idaho Capital Sun)

For some healthcare workers, the pandemic has brought exhaustion and trauma.

Pandemic-induced burnout wasn’t the only reason Keim chose a new career, she said. Nor was it the only reason her new friends started leaving health care.

I always felt like it was the first job I chose. I feel like there’s a little part of me that wants to pledge allegiance to it.

– Stefania Moore, Registered Nurse and Owner of iCode Boise

Keim, Niki Manning and Stephania Moore connected on a Facebook group for Boise businesswomenbonding over their shared history as healthcare workers and their desire to try something new.

The three women said they felt a mix of pressures over the years as the business and delivery of health care in the United States changed.

They are not advocating that healthcare workers abandon ship, at a time when the industry needs more staff. They also don’t believe that sharing their personal stories will encourage healthcare workers to leave.

“If people are going to leave health care, they’re already in that mindset,” Keim said.

They chose to share their personal stories so others would feel less alone, have “an easier transition, and feel a little more normal doing it,” she said.

From the trauma room to a desk job and hat making

Manning is a longtime respiratory therapist who now works remotely for a healthcare entrepreneur, but is building a business as a hatmaker.

Manning has just returned from a week-long apprenticeship in Colorado with a famous manufacturer of cowboy and western hats.

Her apprenticeship class included a nurse practitioner, an anesthesiologist and a functional medicine physician, she said.

Manning was “always” a respiratory therapist — for 22 years, she said.

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When her family moved to Idaho in 2013, she worked in a trauma intensive care unit.

“My kids were of driving age, and it was quite traumatic and stressful and stuff like that. It just caused me a lot of anxiety,” she said. “I got to a point where I was like, OK, I think I need a change for my sanity.”

She left work at the hospital three years ago to take up a position as a case manager for Medicaid patients. This job gives her more time at her 12-acre property east of Boise, where she has horses and, now, the start of a hat-making business – Indian Creek Hat Co.

From treating serious illnesses to serving food in Boise

Keim is a medical assistant who works in a small local medical practice but will soon be opening a honey ham store near the Boise Towne Square mall.

Keim was working for a large medical group in the Portland area when the coronavirus took hold in the United States in March 2020. She and “several hundred” others were furloughed during the first wave of COVID- 19.

“I received two days notice,” Keim said in an email. “It was a scary time for my family as, like many, we were dependent on two family incomes. It was then that I decided to take action to take charge of my own destiny.

But she was already starting to feel burnt out years ago, after taking a job as a liver disease specialist.

“My workload increased a lot, and my salary didn’t increase, and I was working Sundays from home just to be caught up and prepped for Monday, and I wasn’t getting paid for it,” Keim said. “It was frustrating for me, and my family time really suffered.”

Keim did not rush to the exit door. She left in stages. She now works part-time at a small local practice, where she performs injection procedures such as Botox and fillers.

“I don’t regret the time I spent caring for patients, as it was truly a privilege and something I will always appreciate,” she said.

Helping professions like nursing, medicine and respiratory therapy are in high demand and held in high esteem. They need years of education and training. Workers also become accustomed to shaping their daily lives around unpredictable schedules, working holidays, night shifts and on-call shifts.

Keim and others said their families and partners initially struggled to grasp a future where they did not work in health care; it was such a big part of their life.

Everyone is behind you when you join the medical field, but it can be a lonely journey when you want to get out of it.

– Tess Keim, medical assistant transitioning to a new career as the owner of a Honey Baked Ham restaurant

From the quality of health care to technological education

Moore is a registered nurse who now owns and operates an iCode school in Southeast Boise. She can’t seem to part with her RN license, she says, emphasizing how much work can be part of a healthcare worker’s identity.

She started as a medical-surgical nurse, then moved into bariatric nursing and led an extensive program at a hospital outside of Washington, DC. She developed a specialty in healthcare quality and eventually launched a graduate program for organizational performance and workplace learning. There she was exposed to other careers and industries.

She realized that she felt pigeonholed in her specialty.

Moore moved to Boise with her family in 2017 and began graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. It only lasted a few months.

“I cried every day,” she said. “I was already done with health care.”

Her husband wanted to be a small business owner for a while, she said. He encouraged her to think about it — and, in 2018 and 2019, she started to think about it seriously. She started the franchise and was set to launch in early 2020. The pandemic has dampened that venture, delaying iCode Boise’s debut until 2021.

“If something were to happen in the society that as a nurse I (would) come back to, maybe COVID was it. And I didn’t,” she said. “So I don’t know what could happen that would set me back.”

Dr. Clive Fields named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives


VillageMD congratulates its co-founder and medical director for his Back to the prestigious list

CHICAGO, June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Clive FieldsMD, co-founder and chief medical officer of VillageMDamounts to modern health care 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives listing. The 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives Awards program honors individuals in healthcare who are considered by their peers and the editors of Modern healthcare to pave the way to better health through their executive responsibility, leadership qualities, innovation, community service and achievement.

“Clinical leaders have taken on a heavy burden for healthcare organizations and the country as a whole over the past few years. We are proud to recognize leaders who rose to the occasion, and more,” said Fawn Lopezeditor of Modern healthcare. “These 50 winners have demonstrated leadership and innovation in times of crisis and have had a vital impact on the success of their organizations, the well-being of healthcare workers and the health of their patients and communities. We congratulate and thank them for their dedication to advancing health care.”

Dr. Fields has spent more than 30 years dedicated to improving care to improve the lives of patients and develop the capabilities of the physicians who serve them every day. Founded in 2013, VillageMD focuses on a high-value, primary care-focused clinical model with enhanced, high-quality patient experiences and reduced costs of care. Under Dr. Fields’ co-leadership, VillageMD and Village Medical have expanded to 22 markets and are treating approximately 1.6 million lives. Dr. Fields was also honored with the 2018 Robert Graham AAFP Physician Executive of the Year Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). He has already been honored with additional awards, including one of from Houston “Best Doctors” by H-magazine and Texas monthly.

“I am thrilled to be on this esteemed list of modern health care 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives,” Dr. Fields said. “I am proud to work alongside so many talented team members and clinicians who are committed to serving our patients and I am grateful for their partnership. We are committed to transforming the way patients experience primary care.”

This year’s winners are featured in the June 20 issue of MH magazine and online at Modernhealthcare.com/awards/50-most-influential-clinical-executives-2022 (digital subscription required).

About Modern Healthcare, published by Crain Communications, Inc.

Modern Healthcare is the industry’s leading source for healthcare business and policy news, research and information. Reports on important healthcare events and trends as they occur on the web, in newsletters and alerts, the MH print magazine and events. Modern Healthcare’s unbiased approach and commitment to fair reporting provides news and information you can trust. Through in-depth analysis, readers rely on Modern Healthcare to provide insight into what happens next, how it impacts organizations, and what can be done to ensure success in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. .

About Village MD

VillageMD, through its subsidiary Village Medical, is a leading national provider of value-driven primary care services. VillageMD partners with physicians to provide the tools, technology, operations, staff support and industry relationships to deliver high quality clinical care and better patient outcomes, while reducing the total cost of care. The Village Medical brand provides primary care to patients in traditional stand-alone practices, Village Medical in Walgreens practices, at home and through virtual visits. VillageMD and Village Medical have grown to 22 markets and are responsible for over 1.6 million patients. VillageMD is a key participant in the CMS Innovation Programs and will apply to participate in the next COA REACH model, which helps providers deliver better patient outcomes and create healthier communities through value-based care. To learn more, please visit www.villageMD.com.

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Kenya’s first assistant chief nurse appointed to NHS


Kenya’s first assistant chief nurse has been appointed in the NHS, at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital NHS Trust.

Mercy Wasike took up her role on May 3 and provided senior management of the Specialist Trust in London in support of the Chief Nursing Officer.

Ms. Wasike has experience as an older sister in the emergency department and has also worked as a professional development nurse.

In 2016 she was seconded to Health Education England where she worked as a Professional Leader for Community and Primary Care Nursing. Working in North Central and East London, she ran a general practice nursing project.

“Mercy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to nursing at RNOH”

Louise Morton

Subsequently, Ms Wasike was appointed Deputy Director of Nursing with the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.

Ms. Wasike graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Kenya. She moved to the UK and completed a degree in adult nursing at the University of Brighton, joining the register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2003.

She said: “I left home to explore an opportunity to use my gifts in the service of humanity, this position validates that decision.

“I want to thank everyone who has helped bring me this far in my nursing leadership journey.

“My family firmly believes in my abilities and has always supported me.”

Louise Morton, Chief Nursing Officer at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, said: “Mercy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to nursing at the RNOH.

“Her professionalism, expertise and compassionate approach set an example for her colleagues and make her an incredible nurse leader. We welcome him and are very lucky and proud to have him.

Ms Wasike is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar and Queen’s Nurse.

A Labor of Love Leads to a National Leadership Job for a Dedicated NH DOJ Staff Member | Press Releases


Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella is proud to announce that Lisa Lamphere, coordinator of the New Hampshire Victim Compensation Program and Address Privacy Program, has been elected President of the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards (NACVCB) in Washington, D.C. Lamphere’s peers from state crime victim compensation programs across the country elected her to the position of national executive at the NACVCB’s national conference in Alexandria, Virginia.

“While I was proud to hear the news from Lisa, I was in no way surprised. She is a true leader in her field, and absolutely dedicated to helping victims of crime,” said AG Formella. “When her peers across the United States have questions about victim compensation, Lisa is the person they turn to for advice.”

Founded in 1977, the NACVCB promotes the exchange of information and ideas through a nationwide network of victim compensation programs. The Association provides better methods of serving victims of crime through various training and technical assistance activities, helping its members to establish sound administrative practices, achieve financial stability and engage in awareness raising. , effective communication and advocacy.

“Recovering from violence or abuse is hard enough without having to worry about how to pay for the cost of medical care or counselling,” Lamphere said. “By connecting with peers across the country through the NACVCB, we have been able to share and develop best practices. These connections ultimately improve New Hampshire’s Victim Compensation Program, as well as similar programs across the states. United, and thereby improve services to crime victims across the country.”

Lamphere first came to the New Hampshire attorney general’s office as an intern at Notre Dame College. Eventually, after starting her career at McLane Middleton law firm in Manchester, Lisa opted to return to the AG office for a career in public service. She would then spend 14 years as a paralegal in the consumer protection and civil affairs offices. During this time, Lisa developed a passion for working with victims of crime, which ultimately drew her to victim services and her current role as coordinator, a position she has held for a dozen years. now. Lisa is also a member of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and the New Hampshire Sexual Assault and Nurse Advisory Board.

“The New Hampshire Victims Compensation Program provides substantial financial assistance to victims of crime and their families; and, while no amount of money can erase the trauma and grief suffered by victims, this help can be crucial in the aftermath of a crime,” Lamphere said. “By paying for care that helps restore the physical and mental health of victims and replacing lost income for victims who cannot work, the compensation program helps victims and their families in a direct way.”

Victim compensation can pay for a wide variety of expenses and losses related to criminal injuries, sexual assaults or homicides. This program assists with medical care, mental health treatment, funerals, lost wages, security systems, travel costs to receive treatment, moving expenses, reimbursement for clothing or bedding held as evidence by the police during a sexual assault and the removal of tattoos or identification marks of human trafficking.

From January 1 to March 31, 2022, the Victim Compensation Program paid out $152,760.31 in crime-related expenses to victims in New Hampshire.

Below is an overview of the total payment of crime-related expenditures over the past few years:

Calendar year Total Claims Full payment
2021 464 $742,371.73
2020 476 $612,256.86
2019 635 $860,034.85
2018 573 $732,663.78
2017 544 $700,728.55
2016 528 $685,029.62
2015 410 $468,559.89
2014 566 $778,738.28
2013 432 $642,325.22
2012 428 $733,174.11

For more information on the New Hampshire Victim Compensation Program, click here.

SIU and ISH Expand Partnership to Address Nursing Shortage


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June 21, 2022

SIU and ISH Expand Partnership to Address Nursing Shortage

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – If you’ve earned a bachelor’s degree or accumulated a significant amount of hours toward a degree and have already considered a career in nursing, you’ll want to check out a new Southern Illinois University Carbondale program that allows applicants qualified to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing in approximately one year on a fully-funded scholarship.

The ongoing partnership between SIU and Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) to address the nursing shortage has reached a new level with the announcement that SIH is creating a scholarship program for SIU’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

SIU Chancellor Austin A. Lane said the agreement that formalizes the scholarship program correlates well with the SIU’s Imagine 2030 strategic plan, and in particular the pillars that focus on improving student success. students and strengthening partnerships.

“As two anchor institutions in the Southern Illinois region, SIU Carbondale and SIH have a responsibility to meet the needs of our community,” he said. “I am grateful to SIH for their support and thrilled that our university is providing even more opportunities for our students while benefiting the people who live in our own backyard.”

There has been a severe shortage of qualified nurses not just in southern Illinois, but across the country, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the need for the past two years, according to Rex Budde, president and chief of the management of the SIH.

Rex_Budde-sm.jpg“Our partnership with the SIU on the issue of nursing is a perfect example of meaningful and effective collaboration,” said Budde. “It helps students find a path to great work and a wonderful career, and it boosts enrollment at SIU. And at the same time, it helps us because it expands the pool of qualified nurses that we can draw from. As two of the largest employers in the region, it is great fun to partner in this co-operative and collaborative way, working together to meet needs.

Eligibility for full scholarships

Individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree in another field or at least 70 hours toward a bachelor’s degree, including specific prerequisite courses, can qualify for this program and complete their BSN in just one year. Officials especially encourage students with a background in chemistry, biology, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry or other health sciences to apply.

Kelli-Whittington-sm.jpg Kelli Whittington, assistant professor at SIU and director of the nursing program at the School of Health Sciences, said it’s common for people to consider changing careers to help others after encountering a problem. personal or family health. Or they may consider a career change when they discover opportunities in the health care field. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2021 median annual salary for a registered nurse is $77,600.

Budde said the scholarships ease the financial pressure on students.

“It’s important to have options,” Budde said. “Sometimes people finish their undergraduate studies and later decide they want to go in a different direction. It gives them a second chance to use what they have already learned in a different way.

Likewise, students will sometimes start a career in a health-focused field and then move on to another field, such as nursing, where they find a better fit, officials said.

SIH is open to offering as many scholarships as there are qualified applicants, according to SIH Chief Nursing Officer Jennifer Harre. She said scholarship funding will vary as it will be tailored to the student’s individual needs. The student will then agree to work at an HIS institution for a period of time proportional to the amount of funding received.

For details on new scholarships and to submit an application, email Whittington at [email protected]

How acute is the need?

Jennifer_Harre-sm.jpg“The shortage of nurses is significant,” Harre said. “It’s been very critical for our organization because we’ve had to fill a lot of vacancies with higher contract employees, and it’s just not sustainable. Even then, we sometimes had to close beds because we didn’t have the staff to cover all the beds, meaning patients have to travel outside the region for treatment. We don’t want them to have to.

She said the need for nurses will continue.

“By working closely with SIU, we can grow our workforce and provide students with a career path and guaranteed employment,” Harre said.

The fellowship program advances the collaboration that has existed for some time between the SIU and the SIH. The SIU launched its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in 2019, thanks in part to a $1 million pledge from the SIU. When fully operational, officials expect the SIU nursing program to train approximately 300 students over a four-year period.

SIU’s nursing program offers three tracks: the traditional four-year bachelor’s degree program, the RN to BSN graduation program, and the accelerated BSN program.

The accelerated program is rigorous

The accelerated program is concentrated, essentially covering advanced skills typically taught over a three-year period in just one year, officials said.

“Students in this program generally have a track record of life and academic achievement. It is a very challenging and intense program, designed to produce high quality nurses,” said Whittington. “We so appreciate the continued leadership of SIH and the support of SIU and our students.”

Harre and Budde said the SIH is also grateful to the SIU for its leadership and efforts to help resolve the issue. Harre said Whittington and the rest of the faculty and staff were great and the SIH was happy to provide the scholarships and other support.

“We try to help people access health care because they want to help people,” Harre said. “Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career. We want people who want to do it not just for the money, but because they care about the people. With this program, we tell them that if you can do it for a year, we will support you for that year. You can go to school and get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in just one year, and then when you graduate, we want you to come work for us. It’s a win-win for them, SIU, SIH and the community.

Launch of two more health care programs at the SIU

The university also addresses other health care needs in the region and beyond with the addition of doctoral programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy. No other public university doctoral programs in occupational therapy or physical therapy are available within a seven-hour drive of the SIU.

The occupational therapy program will launch this fall, while the physical therapy program is expected to begin upon receiving approvals from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and hiring faculty for the program. SIH pledged up to $470,000 for the two graduate programs and helped expand the program. SIU students will receive their clinical training at various institutions, including SIH facilities.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment growth rate for physical therapists from 2020 to 2030 is 21%, well above that of most careers, with a median annual salary of $95,620 in 2021. The employment outlook for occupational therapists is similar, with an expected growth of 17% in the decade ending in 2030 and a median annual salary of $85,570 in 2021.

The programs are designed for students who are currently certified occupational therapist assistants, physical therapist assistants, or other paramedical assistants, as well as qualified candidates for general admission. The program will be offered as a hybrid three-year on-site program.

For more information about these programs, visit sah.siu.edu or contact the School of Health Sciences at 618-453-7211 or [email protected]

Top 5 healthcare industry trends to watch in 2022


“Digital transformation in healthcare” is the new trend that is changing the healthcare landscape while reshaping the future of healthcare systems. This transformation helps reduce healthcare costs, change patient perception of healthcare equipment, reduce complex healthcare issues and much more.

The healthcare industry is changing rapidly, as we can find new technology evolving every year and being used to improve human life, whether it is developing new vaccines and drugs, smart wearable devices, healthcare remotely, telemedicine, etc. These technology trends are really changing our world and how our daily life works.

According to recent statistics, the US healthcare industry is valued at around $808 billion. And globally, it is expected to top $10 trillion this year.

Healthcare facilities are leveraging the power of cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing, 5G networks, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) to help streamline healthcare services with the rapid evolution consumer preferences.

New advances in the digital health sector have immense potential to reshape its landscape while providing more accessible, scalable and equitable care.

Key healthcare industry trends to watch

In this section, we’ve listed the top 5 digital health trends that health app developers can implement when building scalable mobile apps and platforms in 2022.

1. Internet of Medical Things

The IoT in health The trend has changed the healthcare industry from telehealth to smart wearables. It is an important component in the development of wearable products and devices that require minimal human interaction to identify chronic diseases in patients through mobile devices and applications while providing the best healthcare services. remotely at their doorstep.

The evolution of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) results from the integration of IoT with telemedicine and telehealth technologies.

Connected medical devices, equipment, applications, and infrastructure help patients and healthcare professionals with smart diagnosis, remote patient monitoring, retrieval of large medical records, and more.

The IoMT is typically used to connect health devices to the internet and apps.

With over 100 million active Apple Watch users, it has also given Apple access to incredible medical data.

Cognitive IoMT (CIoMT) is the latest sub-trend integrating sensory information, automatic processing and communication through networks for real-time disease diagnosis, monitoring, tracking and control.

2. Remote health care and telemedicine

Health Trends 2022

Personalized healthcare (PHC) is the personalization of medical treatment based on a patient’s needs.

You will be surprised to learn that telemedicine is a $16.6 billion industry in the United States and growing faster than ever. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of telemedicine by many organizations, health systems, healthcare professionals and patients. Even in Australia, the the tech industry has changed a lot during the pandemic and sees the active implementation of these solutions.

Telehealth and telemedicine are becoming more and more important every year in the digital transformation of the health sector. It transforms the current healthcare industry paradigm while delivering improved healthcare outcomes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Telehealth applications provide easy access to personalized information using digital solutions and connected devices.

Online research indicates that “telehealth” has increased by 254% over the past five years, providing a more efficient and hygienic mode of treatment that helps patients live healthier lives.

With it, you can track patients’ health from time to time, check pulse oximeters, blood glucose meters, blood pressure monitors and heart monitors.

We have listed some benefits that you can take advantage of telehealth and telemedicine.

  • Fewer minimum hospital visits, more appointments required
  • Quick medical consultation anywhere and anytime
  • Easy accessibility to patients in remote locations
  • Personalized care

3. Big data analysis

In healthcare, digitization is about accessing massive medical data, data security, diagnostic techniques, surgical workflows, remote patient monitoring and teleconsultations. Healthcare-related companies are leveraging big data analytics to analyze vast, unstructured volumes of medical data.

In addition, it improves patient health services, generating new insights into disease mechanisms, monitoring the quality of processes in health centers, and enabling effective and efficient treatment methods.

Big Data Analytics provides specific solutions including:

  1. Predictive analytics: to ensure patient safety and quality care also remotely. It allows medical professionals to have detailed information about the patient’s medical history and helps predict future outcomes.
  2. Many healthcare institutions have shifted their focus to Electronic health records(EHR) that are used to retrieve large patient records faster, including lab test results, medical reports, medical prescriptions, and medication lists.
  3. Health centers offer improved treatments to their patients by constantly monitor their health in real time using wearable devices to help track patient health trends that doctors can monitor. Also track blood pressure and other diseases right at home.

4. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence is the most advanced and modern technology that can synthesize medical information required for clinical trials and shorten the drug development process. AI in healthcare provides fast, remotely accessible, real-time solutions for disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Technology processes information and provides actionable data like a human does. It helps understand the nature of disease, generates data models, runs preclinical experiments, and analyzes real-world information. Applications of artificial intelligence in healthcare include clinical workflow management, advanced surgical assistance, and medical diagnostics.

With the growing trends of AI in healthcare, we now have innovative, real-time tools to automate crucial medical tasks to ease the burden on imaging technologists so they can focus on the patient care. In critical medical processes such as CT and MRI, AI-based technology can make it easier for medical scientists to plan and perform routine exams, helping them achieve premium images with increased confidence and accuracy.

Not only these, but AI in healthcare is also helping the medical industry manage massive medical records and unstructured data for analytics.

5. Smart Wearable Devices

The health industry

Wearable devices are playing a bigger role in patient healthcare. From smart wearables and health tracking apps to devices used for pre-op health coaching and patient-reported outcomes, healthcare innovations are inspiring people to better interact with healthcare providers and have an unavoidable experience and a seamless healthcare journey.

Additionally, next-generation smart wearables are equipped with heart rate, stress, and blood oxygen sensors, allowing medical professionals to accurately monitor vital signs in real time. VR headsets train doctors and surgeons, enabling them to improve work efficiency without putting patients at risk.

The most widely used and popular smart wearable devices such as smart watches and fitness trackers have raised health awareness and provided fitness mantras to health seekers and patients. They generate an immense amount of data that you can use to inform patient care.


Remote healthcare is all about connecting, cooperating and connecting with patients’ healthcare while providing them with the best remote healthcare services. Digital innovations such as predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming healthcare paradigms while making people’s lives easier.

The combined potential of all emerging technologies is accelerating the digital transformation of the healthcare sector while making it more independent and faster.

‘I never imagined my career would bother me so much,’ says nurse warning of severe staffing shortages


A nurse at the St Vincent De Paul long-term care facility has expressed the great exhaustion that her nursing career has brought her due to the severe shortage of human resources.

In a moving social media post, she admitted she never thought the career she fought so hard for would bring so much emotional and physical stress.

“Honestly, I’m tired. I gave all my strength, both mentally and physically, to the sick. I never imagined that the career I fought so hard for would bother me so much, the career that I have always loved and will always love,” she said.

“The problem is not the patients we are caring for, but the fact that shift after shift we have to deal with fewer hands,” she said.

“This is all because we have a severe shortage of nurses in Malta.”

“There is such a lack of staff that large wards that have up to 40 patients end up having only one nurse on a night shift,” the nurse told Lovin Malta.

She also pointed out that this was not even due to a management issue, but the lack of staff they are experiencing.

“Fewer and fewer nurses are graduating each year, resignations are more and more frequent and staff who leave are never replaced,” she said.

“Can you imagine asking for time off months in advance and not getting it because they wouldn’t have enough staff to close the shift?” she says.

“How many people cheered for us from the balconies during the pandemic and called us heroes. How long they thanked us for all the sacrifices during the pandemic,” she said, referring to the times when citizens of Malta showed their appreciation for nurses by clapping from their rooftops and balconies.

“But now that we’re trying to show you how much we need to adjust our terms, and you haven’t been paying attention,” she pointed out.

“When our union tries to replace us, we quickly find someone trying to put politics in the middle and accusing us of trying to create problems,” she said.

She also stressed that the career of nurses is not “a political ball” and cannot continue to be treated as such.

“Our working conditions must be rectified because resignations have become too frequent,” she stressed.

“Open your eyes. This problem is not just for nurses but for everyone. People deserve to get the right care. But when you have a nurse trying to cope with a job of four, the care that you deserve diminish,” she said.

“When in the future you need help from a nurse and you can’t find a nurse, don’t cry. We tried to show you the truth and you laughed in our faces,” she concluded.

What do you think of this nurse’s experience?

Doctors at medical clinics talk about lack of support, resources and the province’s failure to provide health services


One of the city’s walk-in medical clinics has chosen to cut hours after suffering from burnout, the crippling effect of limited resources and a chronic understaffing.

The Ancron walk-in clinic has been operating seven days a week for 10 years, but since March 31 it has reduced its weekday walk-in traffic, operating only on weekends (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ) on a first-come basis. , First served.

Citing numerous reasons – including lack of support from the healthcare community, the BC Division and government – ​​the clinic felt it no longer had the capacity to meet the growing demand. of walk-in patients in addition to his own family practices.

The decision leaves a significant hole in the delivery of health services in the city. While the clinic operated full time, she helped patients who were alone and attached to Nelson, as well as those who were visiting or temporarily in town.

The service has reduced demand in emergency departments in the Kootenay-Boundary region, with the number of patients consistently assisted through the system resulting in up to three full-time practices.

The Nelson Daily asked the doctors at the clinic what their decision was and they got a very detailed answer.

The Nelson Daily: What do you mean that Ancron was affected “without the support of the healthcare community, BC divisions and government?”

Ancron: In 2021, the walk-in component of Ancron Medical was overwhelmed with phone calls from patients desperate for appointments and help.

We were receiving more than 300 calls to the office a day, which prevented both walk-in patients and attached patients from reaching our overwhelmed staff. The journey to this is complex, but is largely due to the exodus of family physicians from longitudinal care due to retirement and shifting scope of practice to other medical roles.

There has been a significant loss of patient attachment over the past five years. Although an adequate number of family physicians are trained each year, new family medicine graduates are not replacing retired physicians as they choose higher paying positions such as hospital work, addictions, or other underserved fields. specialists, both public and private.

This has led to less attached patients all over British Columbia and, in fact, across Canada.

In addition to the loss of family doctors, we also lost an internal medicine specialist and four psychiatrists in Nelson. Ancron Family Physicians all manage large populations of attached patients in addition to working in the hospital to see inpatients or assist with obstetric/maternity care coverage.

The walk-in clinic is run by these same physicians in addition to their full-time family practices to which patients are attached. We are committed to helping the community access medical care, but this burden has become unsustainable for our clinic to manage in isolation.

The Nelson and Area Family Physicians Collective are unable to assist us with sessions to staff walk-in clinics due to personal pressures to run their own clinics, cover their own overhead, see attached patients and inpatients, cover maternity care, cover Emergency Department and cover ancillary services such as sports medicine, addiction medicine, oncology and pain clinics.

We have not been able to secure long-term locum for the walk-in because the pay is low compared to salaried positions, or rural or out-of-province locum opportunities, and physicians who would have the time to walking -in sessions chose to work in more lucrative sessions and positions.

Our clinic was so overwhelmed with calls from single patients asking for help that our staff burned out and three quit and two went on sick leave. Staff morale was low, the workload (between our attached patients and our walk-in) became unsustainable for family doctors as well as our medical assistants (MOAs).

The volume of calls meant that our existing attached patients were unable to call or reach us and get help. We had to keep our existing memoranda of understanding, and the biggest contributor to low staff morale was the demand from walk-in patients as well as the significant (and growing) cases of verbal abuse from people who got treat in our clinic.

After contacting the Divisions of Family Practice BC in November 2021 with our concerns and asking for assistance in formulating a strategy to keep the walk-in clinic open, we were advised that no assistance would be available from the Ministry of Health. Episodic walk-in care is undervalued by the healthcare community, both locally and provincially.

Despite significant pressures on the system, family physicians in Nelson did their best to maintain attachment to a family care provider, but ultimately inadequate compensation and rising overhead worked. as a barrier to achieving optimal attachment to a primary care setting (which should be the good of every citizen of this province and country, and falls within our health care system).

If there was adequate attachment, there would be less need for a walk-in clinic, however, adequately attaching people to a family physician and primary care team has been nearly impossible due to the overall inadequacies of the system that Ancron has graciously compensated for, for more than 10 years. years.

TND: What support did you not have?

Ancron: We have not had any funded allied professional assistance made available to us. Our overhead costs are not subsidized.

As mentioned above, we are unable to attract physicians to work in private practice. Fewer and fewer family physicians are willing to work in the clinic, whether it’s longitudinal care or episodic walk-in care. They are attracted to alternative, better-paying positions that have little or no overhead, paperwork to carry, after-hours responsibilities to monitor incoming labs, or having to find a replacement if they are absent from work or are moving.

Ancron has been operating seven days a week since 2010. This has been made possible because the clinic’s organized staff and family physicians take turns covering walk-in shifts on weekdays and weekends to allow people with and without family to have access to health care the same day. physician, thereby reducing inappropriate use of emergency services.

We have recognized this need and this importance of offering people access to care. We continued to provide weekend access because it was morally difficult for us to give up this service altogether.

This is a voluntary service funded entirely and solely by the income of doctors who have subsidized the costs of our public health care system, namely office rent, medical supplies, salaries of medical assistants, maintenance and telephone system/EMR costs. At the same time, doctors’ income has not increased in line with inflation, with no significant increase in salaries since 2006, and it has become impossible to continue covering insurmountable overhead costs without significant personal sacrifice on the part of doctors. , while trying to maintain decent salaries for their staff and cover rising costs.

Under the current payment model and rate, we are being punished for spending time with patients with complex issues, which if we do, we do so at a high personal cost where we have to choose between patient care and time to spend with loved ones. , or face the rising costs of operating clinics.

Often, after clinic hours, we spend much of our free time doing paperwork related to patient visits with no pay or recognition for that extra time, missing family dinners, or doing paperwork after the children are in bed.

It is morally unjust and untenable. The healthcare system takes advantage of physicians and their professional duty to their patients.

TND: What support are you looking for?

Anchor :

• covering overhead costs such as renting office space, staff salaries, EMR/telephone costs, essential supplies needed to provide care;

• two MOAs;

• a full-time social worker;

• a full-time nurse or nurse practitioner;

• 1.0 to 2.0 full-time equivalent of another compensation contract for primary care providers (preferably at least 1.0); and

• family doctor and 1.0 full-time equivalent nurse practitioner to staff walk-in seven days a week.

TND: Will you change your decision if your conditions for assistance are met?

Ancron: We know how important the walk-in clinic is to many patients in the region, whether attached or not, and we want to discuss solutions to expand this service in a sustainable way.

If we have the support of the above, current Ancron physicians could each work some of the walk-in sessions while being able to offer an attractive per-session rate to other family physician providers in our area. for working sessions.

With the two additional MOAs, patients will be able to connect with the clinic to book appointments and our existing MOAs can be retained. A social worker will be a great asset in helping vulnerable patients access the resources needed to improve patient outcomes. A nurse practitioner will be able to help patients with longitudinal care.

Our immediate achievable goals would be:

• reduced emergency room visits;

• earlier diagnosis of a complex disease in the group of single patients;

• improving patient access to routine medical screening in a timely manner;

• access to care for people with mental health problems;

• vulnerable populations have access to comprehensive health care; and

• Improved patient outcomes will be a long term sustainable goal, patient lives will be saved.

TND: How many walk-in patients per day did your clinic see?

Ancron: About 40 per day on weekdays, and 20-30 on weekends.

“I have regained my strength”: more needs to be done to end TB in Iraq – Iraq


Village of Sheikhkan, June 20, 2022 – There was a knock at the door. It opened up and Abdi, 64, peeked behind it. His eyes sparkled when he saw Salar and Adil standing at the door. “Come in, come in, brothers,” Abdi said, leading them into his house with a big smile on his face.

“Salar and Adil have visited me so many times that they are now part of the family,” he explains.

The two are part of the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Duhok-based Mobile Medical Team (MMT), a service designed to provide essential medicines and healthcare to vulnerable populations across Iraq. Abdi and his family were displaced during the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) conflict in 2014. The family now lives in Sheikhkan, a remote village nestled in the western region of Sheikhan District, Iraqi Kurdistan, in the governorate of Duhok.

Salar and Adil have been in daily contact with Abdi for almost six months. They met in early January 2022, when the Sheikhkan Medical Center referred Abdi to the Salar team because he was coughing up blood and phlegm and constantly vomiting.

“I didn’t know what it was. I had a stomach ache. I lost my appetite – everything I ate I immediately threw up. In a few weeks, I went from 76 kg to just over 40 kg,” recalls Abdi of the first few weeks before being referred to MMT.

Having seen such symptoms before, Salar – a trained nurse and IOM focal point for tuberculosis (TB) in Duhok Governorate – had strong suspicions about Abdi’s disease. He immediately transported Abdi and his wife to Duhok City Tuberculosis Center for urgent examination. Sure enough, Abdi tested positive for tuberculosis.

Iraq has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis in the Middle East and North Africa. Since 2014, the ISIL crisis and subsequent military operations to retake areas under ISIL control have further deteriorated the capacity to manage TB across the country.

The humanitarian situation in the country continues to be unstable and more than one million people are still displaced, of whom around 180,000 are still living in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

There are six districts in Duhok Governorate, but only four TB treatment centres. Sheikhan district – home to many displaced people and vulnerable host communities – does not currently have an active TB management centre.

Although tuberculosis is curable, Abdi’s case was particularly difficult due to his diabetes and heart problems.

“It’s a problem for a TB patient because sometimes TB drugs can interfere with their heart or diabetes drugs. Patients have to undergo very rigorous and continuous treatment for it to be effective,” says Salar.

“Another problem is that since the patient is diabetic, he cannot eat many types of food which are very important for a patient because he has to take the course on tuberculosis drugs.”

Nonetheless, Abdi made a remarkable recovery in just six months. “When I first saw him he was very weak. Now he has regained weight, he is healthy, his diet is in order and he will be fully recovered soon,” continues Salar.

“It’s hard to take all these different drugs – one affects the other and they cause me different pain – but I know it’s necessary and I have to do it to beat TB,” says Abdi.

“My cough has stopped, there is no blood or phlegm and I have regained my strength. I can eat normally without fear of vomiting; I am a little under 70 kg now. I am truly grateful for all the support that IOM MMT has given me. They have been with me in one way or another every day for the past six months.

Although Abdi can now be counted among people across the country recovering from TB, there are still many who need lifesaving help – including displaced people living in camps and informal settlements, people in secondary displacement, recent returnees, refugees and members of the host community. .

“We have over 60,000 displaced people and over 60,000 refugees in camps in Duhok, not counting those from the host communities we cover, and it’s a huge area. It has been easy to monitor and trace contacts in the camps as there are frequent sensitization campaigns and mass screenings to look for suspected cases,” notes Salar.

“But there are so many places that we simply cannot reach because they are in remote areas and we already have a large number of cases to deal with in the camps and some communities.”

IOM maintains seven MMTs in five crisis-affected governorates with high numbers of IDPs, returnees and vulnerable host community members: Ninewa, Duhok, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din and Anbar. Due to a high number of cases, Khanke camp in Duhok governorate has become a tuberculosis hotspot, Salar tells us.

IOM’s MMT in Duhok and other locations assists the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) of Iraq to implement activities aimed at combating tuberculosis, including through outreach, initial screening, collection of sputum specimens, transportation of suspected TB cases for investigation, contact tracing, directly observed therapy (DOT), distribution of food parcels and monitoring of TB treatment.

IOM is also supporting the NTP with joint supervisory visits to all NTP clinics across Iraq, on-the-job training for laboratory staff, procurement of anti-TB drugs and laboratory supplies, updating and printing of guidelines, provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Infection Protection and Control Materials (IPC), providing diagnostic tools such as GeneXpert machines, capacity building trainings abilities and more.

Efforts by NTP and IOM to curb the spread of TB have been successful in treating thousands of patients across Iraq since 2017, when the Global Fund began supporting the Iraqi government’s program, but it much remains to be done.

This includes increasing the number of MMTs across the country to expand geographic coverage and treat cases among vulnerable populations in camps, returnee communities and host communities; increase TB management units and open diagnostic centers in each governorate (currently there are 135 functional TB management units in Iraq); making more TB drugs available; and organize more mass awareness campaigns.

Tuberculosis is a curable disease. Measures like these would save more patients like Abdi.

IOM’s response to TB in Iraq is possible thanks to support from the Global Fund.

Written by Raber Y. Aziz with IOM Iraq

BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital Partners with the National Association of Black Veterinarians to Improve Diversity in Veterinary Medicine


This partnership helps NABV achieve its goal of fostering diversity in the field by providing a way for Black people to engage with veterinary professionals in professional, social, academic, and cultural settings.

TAMPA, Florida., June 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, a leading provider of advanced veterinary care with more than 100 practices nationwide, today announced that it is now a partner of the National Association of Black Veterinarians (NABV). The NABV is a network of individuals and organizations committed to advocating, providing support, and cultivating an inclusive community for Black people in veterinary medicine. Through this partnership, BluePearl is helping NABV achieve its goal of fostering diversity in the field by providing a way for Black people to engage with veterinary professionals in professional, social, academic, and cultural settings.

“BluePearl understands its responsibility to strengthen equity, inclusion, diversity and belonging, to discuss the importance of alliance and to encourage education and action in all of its practices. “, said Dr. James Barre, chief medical officer at BluePearl. “As an industry, we can and must do more to attract more minority students to the profession, and that starts with partnerships like this. I’m excited to see how our collective efforts will blaze a new trail. for veterinary professionals within the BIPOC community both now and in the future.”

BluePearl will help NABV achieve its goal of promoting veterinary medicine to underrepresented groups by working with K-12 students, pre-vet undergraduate students, and students in degree programs. professional veterinarian across the United States, providing educational and experiential learning opportunities for those interested in the field. Other key NABV actions that BluePearl’s partnership will help support include:

  • Provide quality professional development

  • Provide a network of mentorship opportunities

  • Provide career planning and advice to professionals and pre-professionals

“The NABV and BluePearl partnership helps us fulfill our mission of providing a way for Black people in veterinary medicine to advocate and engage with students through a variety of activities. By providing professional, social, academic, and cultural activities, we will build lasting relationships, instill pride and foster diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession,” said Annie J. Daniel, PhD, Founder and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Education Leadership and Professionals, and Founder, NABV. “An integral part of NABV’s veterinary medicine mission is to increase the participation of Black veterinarians, veterinary students and allies to come out into communities to teach the veterinary profession and careers. BluePearl has joined us in this mission and is committed to supporting our outreach efforts in Black communities to improve relationships between diverse people nationally and beyond.”

In addition to this recent action, in 2021 BluePearl established an Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Council to serve as an associated voice, raise awareness and bring resources to its practices nationwide. Recent BluePearl EI&D Council actions include national EI&D month activations (e.g. Pride Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month), selection of related pronoun preferences for the organization’s database, badges and email signatures, and “EI&D Training Fundamentals” required for all current and new associates. EI&D training at BluePearl includes online educational materials, such as presentations and resource guides, to support inclusive language and practices.

About BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital

Founded in 1996, BluePearl is now one of the largest specialty and emergency veterinary practices in the United States. BluePearl has over 100 hospitals in 29 states that collectively employ over 7,000 associates, including over 1,330 veterinarians, over 1,600 veterinary technicians and over 4,100 other professionals. Each year, our compassionate teams provide high quality care to over 1.1 million pets and their families. BluePearl clinicians also participate in clinical studies to discover new treatments and procedures that improve pet health. As a member of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, BluePearl is committed to achieving its purpose – A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS® – because companion animals create a better world for us. Learn more at BluePearlVet.com.

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Global Medical Cannabis Market Size, Demand and Industry Analysis Geographic Trends and Forecast to 2030 – Indian Defense News


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Healthcare workers seek government help as burnout worsens and staff shortages increase


Health care workers and organizations in the health sector say the high rate of burnout and staffing shortages in hospitals across the country have become “endemic” – and they are calling on the federal government to sit down with the provinces and territories to find solutions.

The number of vacancies among healthcare professionals – mainly in hospitals – increased by almost 92% during the period from September to December 2021 compared to the same period before the pandemic in 2019, according to data from Statistics Canada.

Paul-Émile Cloutier is CEO of HealthCareCAN, an organization that represents healthcare organizations and hospitals. He said the situation was getting worse and leading to longer wait times and delays in surgery.

“The system is bleeding people at all levels and it’s not just the [intensive care unit] or urgency, it’s at all levels,” Cloutier said. “It’s like sleepwalking into a disaster.

Cloutier said there are 13 different health care systems in provinces and territories across the country and no central body collects and analyzes data. His organization wants to see a new national body that can deal with capacity issues and solve the problem of vacancies caused by burnout.

Dr. Katherine Smart, president of the Canadian Medical Association, told CBC Political power guest host David Cochrane on Friday that she recently met with Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos to discuss issues facing Canada’s health care system.

“I think what we need is federal leadership to really recognize that these challenges we’re seeing across the health care system are not unique to any one province or territory,” he said. she stated. “We need that leadership to really define what are the key things we need to act on, and we need the funding to address some of those issues.”

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“When people are more outraged waiting 4 hours at airport security than 3 years for a hip replacement, we kind of lost track of what’s important.” CMA President Dr. Katharine Smart says the challenges facing the health care system must remain a priority for Canadians.

Duclos announced in March that the federal government would provide $2 billion to provinces and territories to help eliminate the health care backlog created by the years-long pandemic crisis.

Health Canada spokeswoman Anne Génier said the government is taking further steps to reduce backlogs in the health care system and tackle burnout.

In a statement released to CBC News, she highlighted a $140 million commitment in the federal budget to support the Wellness Together Canada online portal. The portal provides free, confidential mental health and addictions tools and services to frontline workers and makes legislative changes to protect workplaces from threats, violence and harassment.

“A safe work environment is essential to support healthcare worker retention,” Génier said in the statement.

Genier noted that the budget also provides $115 million over five years, and $30 million each year thereafter, to expand a program that recognizes foreign health care credentials and enables foreign health professionals to work in Canada. Millions of additional dollars have been earmarked for the supply and retention of healthcare workers in rural and remote communities across Canada, she said.

But both Cloutier and Smart said Ottawa needed to do more.

“There needs to be a first ministers meeting on health in partnership with some of the health partners,” Cloutier said. “I think that could be really helpful because I think the provinces understand that there’s a big problem at the provincial level as well.”

Ontario emergency physician Dr. Kari Sampsel resigned in December 2021 after 15 years on the job. She said she fears her workplace will no longer be safe for herself or her patients.

Sampsel said she had to treat patients in their vehicles in the hospital parking lot and hallways because the emergency room was overflowing and there were no beds available.

We’re doing all of this because it’s the right thing to do,” said Sampsel, who added that she didn’t want to name her former hospital for fear of backlash. “That’s what we’re trained to do. .”

Dr. Kari Sampsel, an emergency physician in Ontario, resigned in December 2021 after 15 years on the job. She said she fears her workplace will no longer be safe for her and her patients. (Michelle Valberg/Submitted)

Sampsel said that when the work climate started to take a toll on her mental health, she felt she had to step away.

“I’m not doing a job that I love anymore because it was basically killing me,” she said.

Sampsel said these issues were present long before COVID arrived, though the pandemic has helped to make them worse.

“COVID has put pressure on other parts of the system, so now everyone feels like the [emergency] department,” she said.

She said her old department now had a dozen full-time doctors and most of her colleagues complained of burnout.

“People leave for their own preservation. It’s not the job that’s the problem. It’s the circumstances,” she said.

The Breaking Point

HealthCareCAN is now asking the federal government for more funding to improve work environments and work-life balance, and for additional mental health services for staff.

“‘I think now what they need to do is sit down with the provinces and have a really frank discussion about how to move forward on the issue of health human resources,” said Cloutier said.

Danielle Chaput, an intensive care unit nurse in Ontario for 12 years, said she was diagnosed during the pandemic with compassion exhaustion, clinical exhaustion and generalized anxiety disorder.

“Since I’ve been a nurse, we’ve been understaffed,” she said.

Danielle Chaput, an intensive care nurse in Ontario for 12 years, said she was diagnosed during the pandemic with compassion exhaustion, clinical exhaustion and generalized anxiety disorder. (Submitted by Danielle Chaput)

Chaput estimates that at one point the patient-to-nurse ratio at the hospital was 8:1. She said her breaking point came when she realized she could no longer provide the care she felt her patients deserved due to circumstances beyond her control.

“I’ve never seen it so bad in terms of the number of people leaving,” she said.

Chaput said she was taking fewer hospital shifts to work on her mental health. “It’s very hard to think about it because nursing is all I ever wanted to do,” she said.

“I mourn the loss of a profession I once knew and am working to separate my identity from my work.”

Chaput said she started a business to support healthcare workers and others suffering from burnout and workplace anxiety.

Xcellerated Nurse Aide Training Program in the Permian Basin


ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) – Lisa Handy is taking everything she has learned as a nurse over the past 28 years and passing it on to others in the field of nursing through the program she started called Xcellerated Nurse Aide Training.

“The need for CNAs in nursing homes, hospitals, facilities, doctor’s offices is so badly needed right now,” said Handy, an LVN and owner-instructor of Xcellerated Nurse Aide Training.

The program costs $700 and lasts 13 days or 17 nights. Students are then eligible to take the state board to become certified health care aides. The program consists of 60 hours in class and 40 hours in the clinic.

“I loved doing the clinics, having that experience at the care center, interacting with those patients and giving them the best care they deserve. They are our elders and we need to give them the best care,” Itzel Gonzalez said. , a former student of the program.

It’s a lot of work in a short time, but students get the hands-on experience they need.

“We’re trying different things, going through the procedures step by step and seeing how we’re supposed to do them, that’s been really helpful,” said Krozbi Baker, a current student in the program.

Baker said the hard work during the fast-paced class was worth it in the end.

“Do it, as scary as that first step may seem, you’re going to be extremely happy with the results and I think you should just go for it, really, that’s all there is to it. Just jump in,” Baker said.

You can find more information on how to register for the course here.

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Grant Lottering Fitbod Workout App Success | national company


NORFOLK, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 17, 2022–

UHSM Health Share, a non-profit faith-based healthcare organization, Fitbod Connected Partner with Laureus Sport for Good and UHSM Ambassador, Grant Lottery for USA, 2022 Im’Possible, Extreme Endurance Cycle and Tour Along of the Californian Mission Trail. Former professional athlete, international extreme endurance cyclist and motivational speaker Grant Lottering received a personalized workout from the Fitbod app, in partnership with Lottering’s inaugural USA Tour. During the tour, which ran from June 1-4, 2022, fans and subscribers had the opportunity to download, complete and donate to the Laureus Sport for Good USA and Im’Possible Tour cause. . While the “Grant Lottering High Endurance Workout” workout routine is still available to fans around the world, during the four-day rally Fitbod received between 140 and 150 downloads and completions of the workout itself, this which allowed Fitbod to donate for each completed workout.

FitBod is a personalized fitness app that leverages health data to help users develop and maintain weekly fitness habits; Fitbod is committed and true to their word, and donated $1.00 to Laureus Sport for Good USA for every new workout downloaded and completed through their app, which is available on Apple, Google and Android stores , in the whole world. Thanks to Grant Lottering’s high endurance training, Fitbod users, UHSM members and the general public had the unique opportunity to train and cheer on extreme endurance cyclist Grant Lottering.

“We are thrilled to support USHM and Laureus Sport for Good,” said Krystian Michalak, Head of Sales and Partnership at Fitbod. “Both organizations have fantastic initiatives that are truly making a difference in the world and in people’s lives. Fitbod looks forward to contributing to such worthy causes while raising awareness of our unique workout with Grant Lottering.

“Our partnership with Fitbod empowers our members to lead active, healthy lives,” said UHSM President Christopher Jin. “We understand that working out can sometimes be strenuous and uninspiring. But, with Grant Lottering’s high endurance training on the Fitbod app, our members can have an enjoyable and exciting experience while simultaneously reaping the benefits of fitness. We couldn’t think of anyone more inspiring and encouraging to lead our valued members through an intense workout than Grant, one of our amazing USHM Ambassadors.

After miraculously surviving a biking accident that required 12 surgeries and later emergency cancer treatment, Lottering continued to do the impossible by organizing several extreme cycling events for a charity dubbed the Im’possible Tours. Over the mountains of Europe and across South Africa, he continues to amaze the medical profession and the public, raising funds for underprivileged children around the world through Laureus Sport for Good. Lottering’s remarkable story and life journey continues to inspire and inspire audiences to be resilient and persevere in the face of adversity, reaching over 90 million people worldwide. For his latest UHSM-sponsored Im’possible Tour, Lottering completed a semi-nonstop 700-mile traverse, climbing 63,000 feet through Southern California along the Mission Trail.

Funds from this year’s tour helped Laureus Sport for Good USA ensure children across the country have access to sports programs that teach life skills. Prior to the tour, Grant visited Laureus USA grantee Woodcraft Rangers in Los Angeles to help inspire the next generation and experience first-hand the work he supports through his Im’Possible Tour.


UHSM Health Share is a non-profit, faith-based health share ministry that facilitates member-to-member health sharing among Christians, serving as a connector to administer medical cost sharing through its We Share programs. Christian healthcare is chosen by millions each year over traditional insurance plans, and UHSM’s We Share programs are the only health shares that offer members true prescription coverage through the CVS Caremark Network. as well as access to basic care through CVS Minute Clinic and Health Hub. We Share and UHSM members can also access care through nearly one million doctors, hospitals and specialists in the First Health PPO network, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aetna Inc. Additionally, all members can contact the DocDay Telehealth Network seven days a week for diagnosis, treatment, lab orders, and prescriptions related to more than 40 health conditions. Based in Norfolk, Virginia, UHSM provides simple, fair, and user-friendly health care programs for its members. UHSM’s mission is to help Christian families fulfill their God-given purpose of caring for one another, fostering holistic wellness, and positively impacting our communities in need.

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Medical Billing Outsourcing Market Size 2022, Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecast to 2027


The Global Medical Billing Outsourcing Market Size reached US$8 billion in 2021. Looking ahead, IMARC Group expects the market to reach 15.8 billion by 2027, showing a CAGR of 12.5% ​​over the period 2022-2027.

Medical billing outsourcing is the process of optimizing medical processes by outsourcing billing and finance-related operations to a third-party software application. Healthcare facilities use these processes to help with revenue cycle management that streamlines complex operations by processing invoices, managing records, tracking medical insurance claims, providing better industry insights and obtaining accurate payments for services rendered. Their use accelerates cash flow, ensures billing compliance and improves patient satisfaction. Apart from this, their use is also associated with improving revenue generation and reducing administrative workload while providing affordable and transparent services to ensure sustained and long-term operations.

We regularly monitor the direct effect of COVID-19 on the market, as well as the indirect influence of associated industries. These observations will be incorporated into the report.

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Global Medical Billing Outsourcing Market Trends:

The global market is mainly driven by the increasing automation in the healthcare sector. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are widely adopting medical billing outsourcing solutions to streamline medical processes and automate internal workflow. Along with this, there has been a growing need for front-end outsourced medical billing solutions, including patient registration, centralized scheduling, quality assurance, end-to-end patient access and digital order management. , which is expected to boost the growth of the market. There has also been a growing requirement for error minimization in the industry in order to reduce internal processing costs and effectively manage claims and reimbursements. This, coupled with the implementation of government regulations mandating record keeping and the growing focus on reducing unnecessary costs and waste associated with medical processes, is facilitating the adoption of these billing solutions. Some of the other factors driving the growth include growing integration with cloud-based services and increased government spending to improve healthcare infrastructure.

2022-2027 Global Medical Billing Outsourcing Market Analysis and Segmentation:

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been studied in the report with the detailed profiles of the major players operating in the market.

Some of the major players are Accretive Health (R1 RCM Inc.), Allscripts, Cerner Corporation, EClinicalWorks, Experian Information Solutions Inc., GE Healthcare, Genpact, HCL Technologies, Kareo, McKesson Corporation, Quest Diagnostics, etc.

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Market breakdown by component:


Breakdown of the market by service:

Front end
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Market Breakdown by End Use:

Doctors’ offices

Market Breakdown by Region:

North America
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Emergency nurses protest rising workplace violence, allege lack of support from UVM Medical Center

Amanda Young, an emergency department nurse, speaks about workplace violence at the University of Vermont Medical Center emergency room during a press conference in Burlington on Thursday, June 16. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

BURLINGTON — Megan Martin said she felt safer deployed to Afghanistan than when she worked in the emergency department at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

“There are days when I go to work and I feel more in danger for my own body than when I was deployed in the Middle East as an air nurse,” she said during of a press conference held Thursday by nurses in front of the hospital where they work. .

Martin and two other nurses said the violence was escalating in the emergency department and denounced what they said was a lack of action by hospital administrators, the county state attorney of Chittenden, Sarah George, of the police and the state.

“We are here today because we used our voices and our bodies to fight for a safer department for you and for us, and we don’t seem to be heard by the administrator,” said Amanda Young, 45. , an emergency. duty nurse for 13 years. “We hope now that the community will hear our pleas and know that we are working hard to protect you, but we are tired and need you to join our voices now.”

The hospital administration recognizes that this is a problem. “You know, they are right. This is totally unacceptable,” hospital spokeswoman Annie Mackin said in an interview Thursday.

George said she spoke with the nurses for an hour after hearing her name was mentioned at the press conference.

“I was shocked and really, really worried about what I was hearing,” she said. “I can only speak to my office and what I have told them is that if we receive specific cases involving staff slamming, choking staff, hitting staff, headbutting, we will take these cases seriously. And if they’re told we’re not, they have to call me and ask me directly,” she said.

According to a press release sent Wednesday by the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, 98% of nurses say they have been verbally assaulted and 78% say they have been physically assaulted in the past year.

The UVM Health Network responded with a press release shortly after, acknowledging the “acute impacts” of a troubling national trend and calling for community action to address rising levels of violence reported by healthcare workers. .

Meanwhile, the emergency department is bleeding staff, literally and figuratively, nurses said. Due to the escalation of violence, some of their colleagues quit or give up their full-time nursing positions.

Martin, a forensic nurse who worked at the University of Vermont Medical Center for four years and in emergency medicine for 14, is one of them. There were rules, responsibility and support in the military, she said, but as an ER nurse, “I often feel alone.”

Martin gave her notice and plans to work as a school nurse instead, she said.

A few months ago, registered nurse Eisha Lichtenstein, 31, said she saw a staff member ‘get her body slammed at race speed by a man more than twice her size’ while she was protecting a small child.

Lichtenstein said she understands nursing is a difficult profession, but “I didn’t expect this level of violence, nor do I feel ready to protect myself the day it heads into my life. direction”.

Despite repeatedly raising the issues with the administration, the nurses said they felt nothing had been done to make their workplace safer. They called for increased security, including the use of a now unused metal detector, the presence of more than two security guards and an armed officer 24/7, a procedure of removal and storage of weapons and better exterior lighting.

“It is unacceptable, unconscionable for our administration to learn of the countless injuries, to hear our pleas and not to do everything in their power to protect us,” said Lichtenstein, who was transferred to the emergency room after being been hospitalized over a year ago. .

Emergency department nurse Eisha Lichtenstein speaks about workplace violence at the University of Vermont Medical Center ED during a press conference in Burlington on Thursday, June 16. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

Mackin said there were two security guards in the emergency department during the day and three at night. Campus-wide, the hospital is looking to hire eight more to reach the 36 it considers fully staffed.

She said several security jobs had already been posted and the hospital had been trying to find a qualified metal detector operator for some time, but was told there was a year-long wait. Given the staffing challenges, “we’re doing what we can in the realities we face, but it’s really difficult right now,” she said.

Mackin said the medical center’s president and chief operating officer, Dr. Stephen Leffler, is “extremely concerned about this. He loses sleep. She added: “We are taking action and doing what we can.”

George said she instructs her team of 14 lawyers to alert her to cases involving healthcare workers so she can personally handle them. She also said she had shared her contact details with the nurses so they could contact her directly. George said she did it after a nurse told her she had been involved in such a case that was going nowhere.

“I just didn’t realize how bad and dangerous it was for them there,” she said. “My mother, my brother and my sister-in-law are all nurses at Dartmouth Hitchcock. I am very attached to this job. I care deeply about this job and want to make sure that an already incredibly difficult job isn’t made harder because of the way I do things.

Deb Snell, a critical care nurse and vice-president of the nurses’ union, said safety requirements are now part of collective bargaining. “It’s horrible that we have to negotiate to keep people safe,” she said after the press conference. “We see this everywhere, but emergency is unfortunately at the forefront of workplace violence.”

The Vermont Hospital and Health Systems Association said it hears many of these complaints, and the organization works with hospital leaders, community service providers, state officials and law enforcement. the order to solve the problem.

“Our goal is to ensure that our communities receive the care they need in a safe environment. Unfortunately, we are experiencing an increasing number of incidents of workplace violence in our hospitals,” Jocelyn Bolduc, executive assistant to the association’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “This is happening in hospitals, large and small, across the country and it is completely unacceptable.”

Emergency department nurse Megan Martin speaks about workplace violence at the University of Vermont Medical Center ED during a press conference in Burlington on Thursday, June 16. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

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Penn Nursing Ph.D. student Tarik Khan wins Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s 194th District


Penn Nursing Ph.D. student Tarik Khan (Photo by Tarik Khan).

Tarik Khan, Ph.D. in Nursing Penn. student, defeated incumbent state Rep. Pam DeLissio in the Democratic primary for Pennsylvania’s 194th Legislative District.

Khan won 59% of the vote against six-time incumbent DeLissio in the Democratic primaries in the 194th Legislative District. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the 194th Legislative District covers parts of Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.

Throughout his primary campaign, Khan knocked on more than 10,000 doors and raised $284,000 in funding, 10 times more money than DeLissio. Khan is currently running in the general election and faces no Republican opposition for his state representative seat.

Khan studied nursing at Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and later earned her master’s degree in nursing from La Salle University. He currently works as a family nurse practitioner at Abbottsford-Falls Health Center in Philadelphia. Khan is the immediate past president of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association and, while earning his doctorate. at Penn, he worked with AARP and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics on health care policy.

Khan gained national attention for his “angel doses” program, where he delivered more than 850 doses of nearly expired COVID-19 vaccines to patients in Philadelphia. Khan is also a political activist, working with the American Nurses Association to fight for the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Khan has also been a political advocate in Philadelphia, fighting for universal pre-kindergarten in the city and protesting the Nicetown Gas Plant, a fossil fuel power plant that SEPTA built in Nicetown, Philadelphia.

Initially hoping to enter the entertainment industry, Khan earned her undergraduate degree in English and theater from Davidson College. However, after a brief career with The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno, which he found unsatisfying, Khan decided to become a nurse like his mother.

“I decided to follow in my mom’s footsteps and become a nurse because I knew nurses were cool, and I just knew nurses got things done,” Khan told the Daily Pennsylvanian. “[Nurses] let nothing come between what their patients needed and their advocacy.

Khan “fell in love” with the 194th District 20 years ago while attending nursing school at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. He decided to run for the 194th legislative district after seeing all the distress caused by COVID-19.

“We had people in nursing homes who had no way of getting access to PPE [personal protective equipment]. Pennsylvania has the second highest death rate in the country, in nursing homes and long-term care facilities behind New York,” Khan told the DP. “We need a lawyer, we need a nurse legislator.”

Khan’s time at Penn Nursing influenced the way he practices politics. He told the DP that Penn Nursing’s philosophy is “to have the deepest impact on the community, to make lasting change.” Khan said Penn Nursing knew they were getting an activist when they admitted him, and he feels the school has “always been very supportive of that”.

Khan is inspired to follow in the footsteps of one of his LDI colleagues, David Shulkin, a former secretary of Veterans Affairs, who continued to serve as a part-time clinician while serving in his government role.

“I actually planned to work four hours a week at the health center no matter what happens in Harrisburg. [Pennsylvania’s capital]”, said Khan. “It may even be more than I [can stay] connected with the community. »

Even during his campaign, Khan remained committed to his academics at Penn. He works on his thesis every day, no matter what else he has to do.

“Even on election night, I spent 30 minutes on my thesis,” Khan told the DP. “I want to have this Ph.D. it’s going to really educate me as a legislator.

OUWB medical students learn about Jewish life in Poland on deep dive into Auschwitz


Nineteen students from Oakland University’s William Beaumont School of Medicine spent the first part of the week in Krakow, Poland, preparing for a visit to a World War II concentration camp in as part of the school’s Holocaust and Medicine program.

Led by a local tour guide, Tuesday and Wednesday allowed students to see firsthand how Jews lived before the war — and how that world was thrown into chaos when the German Nazis attacked in 1939.

On Tuesday, students toured Krakow’s Jewish Quarter, including the Remuh Synagogue (Synagoga Remuh), a small Renaissance synagogue dating to the 1500s; the adjacent Remah Cemetery, one of the oldest existing Jewish cemeteries in Poland; and visited the Oskar Schindler Factory to see a permanent exhibition titled “Krakow under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945”.

On Wednesday, the students visited several other important sites in Krakow – the Jewish Museum of Galicia, the Eagle Pharmacy, the Ghetto Heroes’ Square, the Main Square in Krakow’s Old Town, the Jagiellonian University Museum Collegium Maius and Wawel Cathedral.

“Everything has been an acceleration of the study that will be conducted at Auschwitz,” said Jason Wasserman, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Basic Medical Studies and co-director of OUWB’s Holocaust and Medicine program.

Specifically, he said he helps students learn “Jewish history in Poland and Polish history.”

In an unprecedented study at a US medical school, students will visit Auschwitz on Thursday and Auschwitz-Birkenau on Friday. The two days will also include lectures related to the Holocaust and medicine, as well as reflective writings, discussions, and more, all designed to inspire students to reflect on the implications of the Holocaust for their own personal and professional development. within the medical profession.

“The first two days set the stage for the central experience (of the study trip to Auschwitz),” Wasserman said.

Hedy Wald, Ph.D., clinical professor of family medicine at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School and co-director of the OUWB’s Holocaust and Medicine program, echoed Wasserman’s thoughts.

“Students mentioned that they are grateful for this stay in Krakow because it prepares them emotionally (for Auschwitz)… I am struck by this,” she said.

“The story repeats itself”
Tour guide Aleksandra Kowalczyk has been leading visitors on Krakow tours for 15 years and has led them on both days for OUWB students. She said it was important to understand the past to prevent the atrocities of the Holocaust from being repeated.

“Unfortunately, we can observe history repeating itself,” she said, noting Russia’s current attack on Ukraine. “That’s why we always emphasize the importance of remembering the past to not allow it to happen again.”

Tour guide Aleksandra Kowalczyk (right) talks to medical students from the OUWB in Krakow, at Ghetto Heroes Square in Poland, June 15, 2022.

p>For students, seeing the sites helped recognize the realities and horrors of the Holocaust and World War II.

For Jonathan Blake, it was during Wednesday’s visit to the Jewish Museum of Galicia.

This is where the students visited the exhibit called “Sweet Home Sweet: A Story of Survival, Memory, and Returns”. The exhibition is dedicated to three generations of the same family and explores how the memory and stories of the Holocaust are transmitted through the generations and how the children and grandchildren of survivors engage in contemporary Poland.

The tour guide explained how one of the family members who survived the Holocaust saw Poland as a post-war graveyard due to the tragic nature of what happened.

“He didn’t want his kids smiling when they were taking pictures out of reverence and respect for people…it changed my perspective,” Blake said. “It’s become more than a fact…it’s someone’s life story.”

Saini Kethireddy was moved to tears when an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor addressed the group after the visit to the Jewish Museum in Galacia.

Via the interpreter, Lidia Maksymowicz shared her harrowing story of surviving the Holocaust. She was taken to the concentration camp at the age of 3, separated from her family.

“You can read people’s memoirs and quotes, but just seeing and hearing it in person like this makes it so much more real,” Kethireddy said. “When we visit Auschwitz, it will seem more real to us.”

Kethireddy also said Maksymowicz had an impact on her when she told students that “the world is in your hands” when it comes to repeating history and how people treat others.

“It touches my heart and I’m inspired to make the right choices more often,” she said.

Kaycee Fillmore also said learning about the pre-war culture of area Jews was beneficial.

“I really enjoyed seeing the culture before going to Auschwitz and seeing the devastation that resulted from the Holocaust,” she said. “It’s good to have information about how the Jewish people lived before their lives were turned upside down.”

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Health Additives Market Forecast and Industry Analysis | Details of demand and imports/exports until 2031


health care additive

Medical additives are substances that have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in foods, drugs, and other products.

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‘Activist’ vegan vet nurse fired after police raid found turkey in her flat


A vegan veterinary nurse and self-proclaimed “animal liberation activist” who was fired after she was found herding a turkey in her apartment has lost an unfair and dismal case against her former employer.

Shakira Free Miles had taken the ‘sick’ bird to a veterinary hospital two days after Christmas Day and then kept it in her university-provided apartment, an employment tribunal has heard.

But the turkey was discovered by officers who searched the property as they investigated its potential involvement with the Animal Liberation Front campaign group.

At the time, Ms Free Miles was an award-winning veterinary nurse working for the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London.

The bosses of the prestigious veterinary university were alerted to his arrest and then launched an investigation.

They found social media posts where Ms Free Miles was seen holding a piglet in Barcelona under the headline ‘Victim meat – It is moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws’.

They also discovered that she had treated a rabbit that had been captured during a raid on a farm and featured in a Channel 4 documentary called ‘How to Steal Pigs and Influence People’, the panel said.

Ms Free Miles, whose views have proven to be ‘on the more militant side’ of the animal rights movement, was later sacked for gross misconduct after the RVC discovered she was associated with illegal activities carried out by extreme animal rights groups, the court was told.

The university also discovered that it had violated its ‘no pets policy’ by keeping Dorothy in her apartment.

After her dismissal, Ms Free Miles tried to sue her former employers, claiming she had been discriminated against because of her ethical beliefs in veganism and had been unfairly dismissed.

But the panel concluded that his trespassing and removal of animals for the purpose of reducing animal suffering was not a philosophical belief.

‘Activist’ Shakira Free Miles, a self-proclaimed ‘liberation activist’ from London, rescued the ‘sick’ bird and took it to a veterinary hospital two days after Christmas Day, an employment tribunal has heard . Pictured: Shakira Free Miles

At the time, Ms Free Miles (centre picture winning an award) was an award-winning veterinary nurse working for the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, who were alerted to her arrest and subsequently launched an investigation.

At the time, Ms Free Miles (centre picture winning an award) was an award-winning veterinary nurse working for the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, who were alerted to her arrest and subsequently launched an investigation.

Ms Free Miles, who joined RVC in 2015, was based at her Beaumont Sainsbury Veterinary Hospital in Camden, London.

In 2016, she was named Veterinary Nurse of the Year out of 400 nominations at the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare.

At the time of the incident in 2019, she was living in a flat owned by the university, paying rent of £340 a month.

The court was told that Ms Free Miles, who had made her ethical beliefs about veganism clear at the start of her employment, would not allow meat or animal products to be put in the fridge she used at the apartment.

She had also been involved in campaigns about certain dog breeds identified as dangerous and featured in media interviews, including being interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio London about the importance of microchipped dogs.

Ms Free Miles, who joined RVC in 2015, was based at her Beaumont Sainsbury Veterinary Hospital in Camden, London.  Pictured: Shakira Free Miles with a chick

Ms Free Miles, who joined RVC in 2015, was based at her Beaumont Sainsbury Veterinary Hospital in Camden, London. Pictured: Shakira Free Miles with a chick

The hearing, held in central London, was told: ‘She believes that animal life has an innate value and that humans should not eat, wear, use for sport, experiment or shoot benefit animals and that humans have a moral obligation to take positive action to prevent or reduce animal suffering.

“She stated in evidence that this included trespassing on private property to expose animal suffering and removal of suffering animals.

“She said she supported disobeying unjust laws if it was done to expose animal suffering.”

Although Ms Free Miles is ‘well aware’ of the no-pets policy, in February 2019 the turkey was found in her flat during a raid when police were investigating a ‘number of break-ins’ and thefts suspected of being committed by the Animal Liberation Front.

Ms Free Miles was arrested and Dorothy the ‘sick’ turkey, who had ulcer infections and was unable to stand, was collected by the RSPCA.

After being released without charge but under investigation, Ms Free Miles was suspended from her job.

The court was told a vet examined Dorothy in December 2018, with Ms Free Miles claiming she rescued her and was in his temporary care.

The panel was told: “She knew she wasn’t allowed to have animals in her apartment, but she felt she had to do something or the turkey would be dead.”

Her Instagram and Twitter accounts revealed that Ms Free Miles’ views were ‘more militant’ of the animal rights movement, with her involvement in farming forays in the UK and overseas with the group Meat the Victims, heard from the panel.

When questioned, Ms Free Miles said she was not a member of any animal rights or advocacy groups, saying there was a distinction between protests and illegal activity.

The panel heard that Ms Free Miles had been charged with criminal offenses of conspiracy in relation to animal rights activities in Suffolk and was facing trial at Crown Court.

It was also discovered that on her globalanimnalnetwork.org profile she described herself as an expert in areas she was not and called herself a 'veterinarian', suggesting she was a surgeon, the court heard

The panel heard that Ms Free Miles had been charged with criminal offenses of conspiracy in relation to animal rights activities in Suffolk and was facing trial at Crown Court. It was also discovered that on her globalanimnalnetwork.org profile she described herself as an expert in areas she was not and called herself a ‘veterinarian’, suggesting she was a surgeon, the court heard

In June 2020 Ms Free Miles (pictured) was fired for misconduct for breaching the no pets policy by keeping the turkey and for gross misconduct for posting pictures of pets on social media without permission and for his involvement in Meat the Victims who 'openly endorsed breaking the law'

In June 2020 Ms Free Miles (pictured) was fired for misconduct for breaching the no pets policy by keeping the turkey and for gross misconduct for posting pictures of pets on social media without permission and for his involvement in Meat the Victims who ‘openly endorsed breaking the law’

But the university was later told that Ms Free Miles had been linked to animal theft, with the Suffolk Police Counter-Terrorism Unit believing she had dealt with stolen pigs, the court heard.

The panel heard that Ms Free Miles had told her boss that she had been charged with criminal offenses of conspiracy in relation to animal rights work in Suffolk and was facing trial at the Crown Court.

It was also discovered that on her globalanimnalnetwork.org profile, she described herself as an expert in areas she was not and called herself a ‘veterinarian’, suggesting she was a surgeon, said the court.

In June 2020, she was fired for misconduct for violating the no-pets policy by keeping the turkey and for gross misconduct for posting photos of pets on social media without permission and for her involvement with Meat. the Victims who “openly endorsed the breaking of the law”. .

She then seized the labor court for unfair dismissal, direct and indirect discrimination for philosophical conviction and breach of contract.

Dismissing his claims, Labor Judge Harjit Grewal concluded: ‘[Her] belief that she was morally obligated to take positive action to prevent or reduce animal suffering, which included animal trespassing and removal and its manifestation was not a philosophical belief.

Doctors returning to high school



A publicly funded program aims to improve access to primary care for students. A participating GP talks to newsGP about the experience.

Dr Natalie Barton (left), alongside fellow ‘doctors in secondary schools’ Beck, who works as a nurse on the Croydon campus.

Dr Natalie Barton wasn’t sure what to expect when she signed up for the ‘Doctors in Secondary Schools’ program in Victoria last year.

The GP from outer-east Melbourne admits to feeling nervous when she started taking part in the state government-funded initiative to improve access to primary care in secondary school areas considered to be the most needy.

“I wasn’t sure what to expect,” said Dr Barton newsGP.

“I like young people and I like working with young people, so I thought I’d give it a try.

“As for my own professional skills, I was a bit afraid that I couldn’t do a great job.”

Dr Barton discovered the program while working at headspace and eventually took the job at Croydon Community School through the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network, working one day a week to help give students better access to primary care.

Working alongside a nurse practitioner, Dr Barton says initially she wasn’t even convinced that many students would show up at the clinic.

She didn’t need to worry.

“It was pretty busy right away,” she recalls.

“And I think for us we were lucky because the school and the welfare team already had a really good relationship with the students there, so the students already trusted them.

“And so they were able to transfer that to us, I guess.”
Immediately, Dr. Barton sensed that the children were receiving care that they would otherwise have found more difficult to receive.

“It’s really satisfying because for a lot of these young people it gives them a starting point. I guess it’s a safe space to access care,” she said.

“I think for a lot of the kids that we see, maybe it’s outside of school that it’s harder for them to do that.”

As for concerns about his professional skills? Again, Dr. Barton says she needn’t have worried. She found the work rewarding early on with a supportive wellness team, and says there are other opportunities for GPs to get involved if they seek them out.

“It’s great on a professional level because you feel you can make a difference for young people who are quite vulnerable,” she said.

‘And support through the program at the ongoing CME [continuing medical education] – there are plenty of options to improve your skills if you wish, especially when it comes to mental health and sexual health.

Unsurprisingly, Dr. Barton says mental health presentations are most prevalent at the school clinic, but she has also provided care on a range of issues, from sexual and reproductive health to musculoskeletal conditions.

The service is free for students, with the state government funding GPs and nurses. Dr. Barton says the arrangement allowed him to participate without having to sacrifice income from his regular clinical work.

Part of the satisfaction she gets comes from the more educational part of the job – rightly so perhaps, given the setting.

“It allowed us to help some young people who were quite vulnerable, who didn’t have great access to health services, or who weren’t sure how to start accessing health services,” Dr Barton said.

“It allowed us to develop relationships with them and help them navigate the healthcare system more broadly, which has been really good.

“And there’s also a lot of opportunity to introduce preventative health stuff, which is also great.”

But above all, how did she find the patients?

Dr. Barton says they expanded her vocabulary and she has nothing but good things to say about the role.

“It’s really satisfying to get to know them and to be able to help them sort things out,” she said.

‘They’re also really lovely, great to work with. They are fun and they are resilient and I enjoy their company.

“It’s actually a lot better than I expected.”

The school where Dr. Barton works is one of about 100 high schools across the state currently participating in the program, which is run by Primary Health Networks.

Eastern Melbourne PHN has a limited number of vacancies for the Secondary School Physician Program – see the EMPHN website for more details.

Further information on the program is also available via the Victorian Government website.

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Nagaland: Western Chakhesang Student Union Organizes Career Guidance Program

Resource people with WCSU officials and others during the June 11 career orientation program.

Kohima, June 13 (EMN): The Western Chakhesang Students’ Union (WCSU) organized a career orientation program on “Discovering Diverse Opportunities” with the aim of broadening and paving the way for students with career options at the WCBCC Mission Center, 7th Mile, Chümoukedima on June 11.

Resource persons were Jenpu Rhakho Rongmei (Founder and Official, Can Youth and Buna Enterprise), Kevethito Rose (EAC, Peren Hqs.), Rev. Dr. Chekrovei Cho-o (Prof. of Applied Theology, OTS, Baden, Dimapur), Dr. Michael Tetseo, MBBS (MO, CHC Jalukie) and Zhokhoi Chüzho (Bollywood actor).

Resource persons enlightened students on entrepreneurship/skills development, public service, theology, the medical profession and the entertainment industry and shared about the struggles and challenges they face.

They further challenged the students to be more determined, work hard, and have the right attitude and competitive skills. The program was followed by a discussion and an hour of questions.

During the program, WCSU also congratulated the best of HSLC and HSSLC’s recently declared results by NBSE with a certificate and money.

Recipients include – Neitele Therie, daughter of Mhasizo Therie for scoring 20th in the HSLC exam and Eriteu Khape, daughter of the late Welhipe Khape for scoring 6th with Best Subject in Music (HSSLC).

Earlier, the welcome speech was delivered by WCSU President Nuvoto Lohe. The program was chaired by WCSU Vice President Menulo Letro.

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The report also provides analysis of key market players including:
In addition, the report presents profiles of competitors in the market, key players include:
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BPO working group

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Global Healthcare BPO Services Market, By Type, 2017-2022, 2023-2028 (USD Million)
Percentages of Global Healthcare BPO Services Market Segment, by Type, 2021 (%)
Medical Coding Services
Medical billing and collection
Medical billing services
Indexing of medical records
Medical Data Entry Services
Medical Claims Processing Services
Revenue Cycle Management Services

Global healthcare BPO services market, by application, 2017-2022, 2023-2028 (USD Million)
Global Healthcare BPO Services Market Segment Percentages, by Application, 2021 (%)
Human ressources
marketing sales

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North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Spain etc.)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia and Southeast Asia, etc.)
South America (Brazil, Argentina and Colombia etc.)
Middle East and Africa (South Africa, UAE and Saudi Arabia etc.)

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1.1 Healthcare BPO Services Market Definition
1.2 Market Segments
1.2.1 Market by Type
1.2.2 Market by Application
1.3 Global Healthcare BPO Services Market Overview
1.4 Features and benefits of this report
1.5 Methodology and sources of information
1.5.1 Research methodology
1.5.2 Research process
1.5.3 Base year
1.5.4 Report assumptions and caveats

2 Overall Global Healthcare BPO Services Market Size
2.1 Global Healthcare BPO Services Market Size: 2021 VS 2028
2.2 Global Healthcare BPO Services Market Size, Outlook and Forecast: 2017-2028
2.3 Key Market Trends, Opportunities, Drivers and Restraints
2.3.1 Opportunities and market trends
2.3.2 Market Drivers
2.3.3 Market constraints

7 manufacturer and brand profiles
7.1 Conduct
7.1.1 Company Summary
7.1.2 Company Overview
7.1.3 Major Product Offerings of Conduent Healthcare BPO Services
7.1.4 Global Market Conduent Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.1.5 Key News
7.2 Invensis
7.2.1 Invensis Company Summary
7.2.2 Presentation of Invensis activities
7.2.3 Invensis Healthcare BPO Services Major Product Offerings
7.2.4 Global Market Invensis Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.2.5 New Invensis Keys
7.3 Infinit Healthcare
7.3.1 Infinit Healthcare Business Summary
7.3.2 Infinity Healthcare Business Overview
7.3.3 Infinit Healthcare Healthcare BPO Services Major Product Offerings
7.3.4 Infinit Healthcare Healthcare BPO Services Revenue in Global Market (2017-2022)
7.3.5 Infinit Healthcare New Keys
7.4 Outsource2inde
7.4.1 Outsource2india Business Summary
7.4.2 Outsource2india Business Overview
7.4.3 Outsource2india Healthcare BPO Services Major Product Offerings
7.4.4 Global Market Outsource2india Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.4.5 New Outsource2india Keys
7.5 SMB
7.5.1 WNS Business Summary
7.5.2 Overview of WNS activity
7.5.3 Major Product Offerings of WNS Healthcare BPO Services
7.5.4 Global Market WNS Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.5.5 New WNS keys
7.6 TeamHGS
7.6.1 TeamHGS Business Summary
7.6.2 TeamHGS Business Overview
7.6.3 Major Product Offerings of TeamHGS Healthcare BPO Services
7.6.4 Global Market TeamHGS Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.6.5 New TeamHGS Keys
7.7 Flat world solutions
7.7.1 Flatworld Solutions Business Summary
7.7.2 Flatworld Solutions Business Overview
7.7.3 Flatworld Solutions Healthcare BPO Services Major Product Offerings
7.7.4 Global Market Flatworld Solutions Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.7.5 New Flatworld Solutions Keys
7.8 Cognizant Technology
7.8.1 Cognizant Technology Company Summary
7.8.2 Cognizant Technology Business Overview
7.8.3 Major Product Offerings of Cognizant Healthcare Technology BPO Services
7.8.4 Global Market Cognizant Technology Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.8.5 Cognizant Technology Key News
7.9 BPO working group
7.9.1 BPO Workgroup Business Summary
7.9.2 Presentation of the activities of the BPO working group
7.9.3 BPO Healthcare Services BPO Task Force Major Product Offerings
7.9.4 Global Market BPO Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.9.5 New BPO Workgroup Keys
7.10 HCL
7.10.1 HCL Business Summary
7.10.2 HCL Business Overview
7.10.3 Major Product Offerings of HCL Healthcare BPO Services
7.10.4 Global Market HCL Healthcare BPO Services Revenue (2017-2022)
7.10.5 New HCL Keys



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    TTLG: My Dartmouth Five: Lessons Learned


    Former editor Reilly Olinger ’22 shares the top five lessons she learned during her time at College

    by Reilly Olinger | 06/12/22 03:30

    Source: Courtesy of Reilly Olinger

    This article is featured in the special issue Commencement & Reunions 2022.

    It’s a sad truth that the older you get, the more you understand how older people think. As I sit here grinding up essays I promised myself I wouldn’t procrastinate on and chewing on the meager scraps of food left in my senior apartment, I remember something my friend’s dad told me said years ago – the days pass slowly, but the years pass so quickly. It’s among the many “old people” feelings that I used to roll my eyes at, but now hit a little harder than I’d like to admit. When I listen to “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac or peek into the mirror to see a smile that looks a lot like my mother’s, I find myself beginning to understand. In the fog of finishing the term, the week, or the next class, I feel like I haven’t really stopped to think or ponder those feelings – but what better place to reflect than the Mirror section?

    I learned a lot at Dartmouth – more than I will go into in this article for the purpose of having a good ‘Top Five’ list.

    Lesson One: Living in the woods has its pros and cons. The star-filled sky over the golf course is almost beautiful enough to make me forget I couldn’t hack it into a full-time wilderness. I took diligent mental and physical notes during first year travel leader training, trying to equip myself to protect my new children from the savage forces that might await us on our walks around the organic farm. . Luckily for my 25th birthday, I didn’t have to purify the water or fight wildlife other than a few curious squirrels. A few weeks ago I mistook a bear sitting outside a dumpster at my work dog and tried to catch it. I wasn’t able to experience it – but in my defense, black bears look a bit like Newfoundland if you weren’t wearing your glasses (which I wasn’t).

    Second lesson: take pictures (even if they are ugly). In first grade, teeming with self-loathing, I hardly let anyone take my picture. What exists in my camera roll are the products of an awkward Foco photoshoot, unflattering selfies in a frat bathroom, and a few blurry images of Green Key. Unsurprisingly, I look completely good in every photo, and I love having them – especially the silly candids.

    Third lesson (still deeply in progress): Ask for help when you need it. Dartmouth really had the best of times and the worst of times – but, in all honesty, there were plenty of times I did worse than I had to. I’m forever grateful to the friends who kept checking on me after I went MIA for a week, the teachers who understood without many words what I meant when I said “the last few weeks had been pretty tough” and the amazing nurse who picked up the phone when I called the crisis line at 1 a.m. — I honestly don’t know if I’d be here without you. If I could go back, I would be more honest with people, including myself. My ego led to the end of friendships with people I canceled one too many times without explanation and I sent panicked emails in week eight to some of my favorite teachers that I had finally worked up the courage to to admit my failures. Looking back, I feel like I received too much kindness – but I really appreciated every ounce of it.

    Lesson four (this one’s a bit mundane): pretend until you make it. Looking back on me at 17, I’m really, really proud of myself. I was incredibly shy in high school—my gummy headphones sewn almost constantly into my head, blaring the loudest criero music I could find in an attempt to stave off chatter. If I could meet my teenage self, I imagine she’d be shocked to learn that I not only chat with strangers, but actually enjoy it. I participate in my classes, although I am not 100% sure of the answer. More importantly, I don’t really mind that people don’t like me. I no longer feel the need to manufacture some sort of prepackaged personality to appeal to new people – I’ve found some wonderful friends who don’t just care about my in-depth analysis of the Fast and Furious franchise or my love of gaming. stupid words, but actually seem to enjoy it.

    Fifth lesson: It’s normal to be wrong. Beyond those character lessons, I also learned a lot in class – what a throwback is (something I think about more than I expected), how public schools are funded (something which I have many more opinions on than I expected) and what a Bildungsroman is (something I probably never would have learned without the LIT distribution requirement). Somehow a lot of my beliefs have become a little weaker, beliefs that I once had so heavily clouded by new experiences and perspectives. But I think it’s a good thing. I wonder how I’m going to think differently about my college experience four years from now, if I look back.

    Although I still technically have to complete one more term at Dartmouth (my D-Plan, like many, complicated by COVID-19), I’m excited to get through the graduation stage on Sunday. The past four years, as difficult as they have been at times, are something I have truly cherished. The late nights at Robo editing this article, the early morning Novack study sessions, and the daily swims I took in the Connecticut River this spring brought me so much joy – and brought me closer to wonderful people that I claim the privilege of being friends with. I learned so much from the people I met here. And while I’m ready to leave Hannover for what lies ahead, I hope I can keep a few with me.

    Reilly Olinger is a former news editor for The Dartmouth and a member of the Class of 2022.

    Prescription of action for medical malpractice


    Dear PAO,

    Can I know the limitation period for filing a complaint for medical malpractice? My sister is still suffering from the after effects of her unfortunate surgery and only wishes to be informed of said period until she deems it appropriate and necessary to file the appropriate case for such malpractice.


    Dear Sarah,

    The answer to your question is four years from the time of the alleged medical malpractice. The basis for such a period is found in the provisions of Republic Act 386, also known as the “New Civil Code of the Philippines”. For your information, article 2176 in relation to article 1146 of the said law reads as follows:

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    “Article 2176. Whoever by act or omission causes damage to another, whether through fault or negligence, is bound to repair the damage caused. This fault or negligence, if there is no pre-existing contractual relationship between the parties, is called a quasi-tort and is governed by the provisions of this chapter.

    “Section 1146. The following actions must be brought within four years: “(1) On infringement of the plaintiff’s rights;

    “(2) On a quasi-delict;” (Underlining and underlining provided)

    With regard to the above, the Supreme Court, in the recent case De Jesus v. Uyloan (GR 234851. February 15, 2022), written by Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, reiterates that for the type of negligence committed by members of the the medical profession is also covered by the provision of the New Civil Code on quasi-delict which prescribes in four years, namely:

    “In the absence of a specific law tailored to the type of negligence committed by members of the medical profession in this jurisdiction, such a claim for damages is almost always anchored on the alleged violation of art. 2176 of the Civil Code , which states that:

    ” ART. 2176. Whoever by act or omission causes damage to another, whether through fault or negligence, is bound to repair the damage caused. This fault or negligence, if there is no pre-existing contractual relationship between the parties, is called a quasi-delict and is governed by the provisions of this chapter. (Underlining and underlining provided)

    Nevertheless, as was held in the De Jesus v. Uyloan case mentioned above, the only time an otherwise tortious act of medical malpractice or quasi-tort case can be removed from such cases and construed as a breach of contract which prescribes in six years for a verbal contract or 10 years for a written contract, would on the occasion of a successful allegation that the medical malpractice claim is actually based on the breach of an express promise to to provide medical treatment or to obtain a specific result, as well as:

    “Thus, where the complaint contains allegations of the foregoing and the defendant physician failed to observe such degree of care which caused injury or harm to the plaintiff patient, the cause of action is a cause of medical negligence under tort rather than contract law .X xx

    “There is no mention of any express promise on the part of the defendant physicians to provide medical treatment or to achieve a specific result. The absence of an express agreement as the basis for contractual liability is apparent from the mere invocation of an implicit contract between the parties X xx

    “We believe that a mere reference to an implied contract between physician and patient, generally, is insufficient to plead a cause of action under the contractual theory of malpractice. A medical malpractice action based on a contract must allege an express promise to provide medical treatment or to achieve a specific result.” (Emphasis and underlining provided)

    Therefore, applying the said law and case law to your request, if the complaint does not state an express promise of result or specific medical treatment, the general rule of medical negligence which prescribes in four years the premise of breach of duty Physician’s skill and care professionals, or their improper performance apply.

    We hope we were able to answer your questions. Remember that this advice is based solely on the facts you have reported and our assessment of them. Our opinion may change when other facts are changed or elaborated.

    Editor’s note: Dear PAO is a daily chronicle of the public ministry. Questions for Chef Acosta can be sent to [email protected]

    Homerton Trust appoints chief executive with nursing background


    A nurse has been appointed chief executive of the Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and local lead for the City & Hackney Health and Care Partnership.

    Louise Ashley, who will join Homerton Healthcare in the fall, first worked at the trust between 1997 and 2000 as a senior nurse for children’s services and assistant director of nursing.

    “She has the enthusiasm, determination and skills to secure Homerton Healthcare”

    Jean Giève

    Prior to her current role, she was head nurse for six years at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

    Currently, Ms Ashley is the chief executive of Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in Kent and under her leadership has improved from a Care Quality Commission rating of ‘needs improvement’ to ‘good’.

    Ms Ashley, who remains a registered nurse for adults and children, said she was “delighted” to join Homerton Healthcare and take on executive leadership of the City and Hackney Health and Care Partnership.

    She said: “Homerton Healthcare has an excellent reputation both within its local communities and across the NHS.

    “I look forward to working with staff across the organization as well as governors, volunteers and partners to provide the best services to our patients in hospital and in the community, and also to ensure that Homerton is the best place for everyone to work. our team.

    On her appointment as head of the local partnership between the city and Hackney, Ms Ashley said: “I know the different partners are already working closely together and I think we can integrate services more to improve the health of the community. population and reduce inequalities in the years to come.

    Trust Chairman Sir John Gieve said: “Louise has a very strong background as a leader in acute and community healthcare.

    “She has the enthusiasm, determination and skills to ensure Homerton Healthcare continues to deliver exceptional service to its communities and to help shape a more integrated health and care partnership in City and Hackney while strengthening our wider contribution in North East London.”

    Zina Etheridge, chief executive of the North East London Integrated Care Board, said: “Louise will join Homerton at an important time of change as we further develop our integrated system across [North East] London.

    “We look forward to working with her as we develop our local collaborations with the NHS in acute and community services.”

    Ms Ashley replaces Tracey Fletcher who left the trust in March to take up a post as chief executive in East Kent.

    Supporting Maine Families in the Legislature


    As a mother and parent of a high school student, I know the past two years have been an extraordinarily difficult time for families. Between our children being forced to learn at home, the struggle to find daycare, trying to keep your family healthy in the midst of a pandemic, and now a shortage of formula milk, the challenges abound. My colleagues and I know this, and this year we decided to help by taking new steps to support our hard-working families in Maine.

    A major milestone that we achieved and that I am extremely proud of was the expansion of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, also known as CHIP. This program provides health insurance to Maine children whose families may exceed the income limit to qualify for MaineCare, but at the same time cannot afford coverage in the health insurance market. As a nurse, I have seen how helpful this program is in making sure children can see a doctor, stay healthy, and prepare for a long life. Lawmakers have also seen the big impact, and in the recent supplemental budget, we expanded CHIP coverage to an additional 40,000 children. Not only will this help keep children healthy, but it will also ease a huge burden on parents who have struggled to pay for childcare costs.

    Inflation and rising costs have also had a significant impact on families. To help combat this, we’ve expanded Maine’s working income tax credit, which is intended to help low- and middle-income families. In the supplementary estimates, we increased the value of the credit by approximately $400, bringing the benefit per family to an average of $764 per year. I know this expanded credit will go a long way to putting more money back in the pockets of families who need it most.

    We also passed a new measure to support those looking to start a family here in Maine. The new law, LD 1539, will require state-regulated health insurance plans to cover fertility treatments for both men and women. Although the issue is not often discussed in public, nearly one in eight couples face infertility issues. Unfortunately, these treatments can be extremely expensive, and currently many insurers do not cover them. Those looking to start a family should not be penalized for something they cannot control. Not only is that wrong, but Maine is also losing couples who move to states that require coverage for fertility treatments. Ensuring Mainers can get all the treatment they need means more people can start and raise families right here at home the way they want. We’re also working on setting up a paid family and medical leave program here in Maine, so that new parents can take paid time off after having a child, or people can get time off for d other family emergencies. This year, we have funded a new study that will tell us how best to proceed to make the program a reality.

    Looking back, I’m proud of the steps lawmakers have taken to support Maine families across the state. Things aren’t easy these days, but we strive to ensure that children and families can lead happy and healthy lives.

    You can always email me at [email protected] or call my office at (207) 287-1515. Follow my Facebook page for updates at Facebook.com/SenatorStacyBrenner.

    The Vineyard Gazette – Martha’s Vineyard News


    Valedictorian was not on Ingrid Moore’s mind throughout her four years at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

    Instead, she focused on getting good grades so she could have options when applying to college. When the class rankings were announced last month, she knew she would be up there, but was surprised to see her name in the top spot.

    “It was a plus and a surprise that I was valedictorian, but it was also exciting,” she said in an interview this week.

    In the fall, Ms. Moore will attend Yale University where she plans to pursue her main passions: environmental conservation, wildlife protection and theater. She said she is looking forward to her next step and is both nervous and excited about moving to a city. But she said she will also miss the island community and its natural beauty.

    “It’s going to be weird not being able to get out of school and take a walk in West Chop Woods or something,” she said. “But I’m really excited. I am delighted to change scenery and experience something different.

    Ms. Moore’s interest in the environment stems from her father Adam, who is the executive director of the Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation. His mother Melissa is a registered nurse. Ms Moore was born in Middletown, Connecticut, but the family moved to the island when she was four. She grew up here with her two older sisters, Madeleine and Isabel, and her younger brother Huck.

    She said Yale had long been her dream school, but unsure of her chances in the highly competitive world of college admissions, she almost didn’t apply. The day before the application deadline, she realized she would regret not taking the chance and decided to apply. When she found out she had been accepted she was overjoyed but there was no time to celebrate – it was the opening night of the high school production of Les Miserables and she was scheduled to take the stage as Mr Thernardier.

    This performance weekend was followed by preparing for shows with the Minnesingers, studying five AP tests, and participating in Climate Action Week as part of the high school’s Protect Your Environment club.

    Everything is starting to sink in now.

    “It’s finally starting to hit me. It’s slow, but since I’ve had time to relax a bit, it’s good to finally think about it and process it, ”she said. In her graduation speech on Sunday, Ms Moore will issue a call to action on what her class can do to make the world a better place, especially when it comes to climate change. Growing up on the island, surrounded by nature, fueled her passion for environmental protection. In college, she plans to study ecology and environmental biology. She has previously identified Namibia, Australia and Kenya as wildlife research destinations for the university and beyond.

    “Living on Martha’s Vineyard is so beautiful, going for walks all the time, I fell in love with being outdoors and wanting to protect that and take care of the animals,” she said. In December, she became an Eagle Scout, the first woman on the island to achieve the prestigious rank of Scouting. Her final project was another chance to explore her love of animals, she said. She affixed pages of children’s books to notice boards at Nat’s Farm and Misty Meadows to entice children so that a similar interest can arouse in them.

    Her acting career began with a fourth grade production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also plays the trombone and sings, but since that first performance she has been drawn to acting. She likes being able to separate herself from her character.

    “I love being on stage and being able to perform and go above and beyond and be over the top,” she said. “It’s not like it’s me. I’m someone else, so it’s not me up there making a fool of myself.

    Nor will Les Miserables be Ms. Moore’s last performance on the island. This summer, she will reprise the piece that started it all when she performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Tisbury Amphitheatre.

    “Kind of a nice, full time,” she said.

    Beyond the stage, she will spend her summer working at Biodiversity Works doing wildlife monitoring. She said she is looking forward to one last summer of relaxation and recreation before heading off to school in August.

    “I’m taking advantage of last summer where I didn’t really have to work. Lots of reading, which really excites me,” she said.

    UW School of Veterinary Medicine Hosts Regional Summit Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

    Attendees of the 2022 Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit, hosted May 20-22, 2022 by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, listen to a keynote presentation on integrating diversity, equity and of inclusion in the DVM program by Teresa Graham Brett of the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine hosted the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit May 20-22, after a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The biennial summit, named after the first person of color to serve as vice president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, was first hosted at Purdue University in 1972.

    Through leadership from the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University and Michigan State University, the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit has played an important role in efforts to increase diversity and l inclusion in the veterinary medical profession. The recently culminated event at UW-Madison was the first time a venue other than Purdue or Michigan State hosted the regional summit.

    This year’s theme, Voices to Action: Becoming an Agent of Change on Your Campus, drew over 140 students, faculty and staff from over 13 universities across the country to join the Wisconsin to discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).

    During the three-day conference, held at Dejope Hall on the UW-Madison campus, attendees heard from many speakers. These included Ho-Chunk Nation President Marlon WhiteEagle, discussing the history and struggles of the Ho-Chunk people, and Latonia Craig, who is developing new DEI programs as Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence. at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and strives to create a “sense of belonging” in veterinary medicine.

    “Only by identifying these barriers can we work to remove them to make veterinary medicine more accessible to everyone.” -Liz Jacka DVM’10 Summit Participant

    Alejandro Larios Mora, a veterinary pathologist, spoke more directly about his journey to becoming a veterinarian and the obstacles he faced as a minority and an immigrant. “Only by identifying these barriers can we break them down to make veterinary medicine more accessible to everyone,” says Liz Jacka DVM’10, lecturer at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine who attended the summit. .

    Outside of conferences, participants created action plans to promote DEI in veterinary medicine and inspire action beyond the summit. Lisa Kim DVMx’24, a UW veterinary student, has enjoyed collaborating with students from other universities.

    “We felt a lot of camaraderie talking about how we as students have pushed DEI efforts in our respective schools. It was also a great perspective to hear what other schools were doing and to compare the things we saw,” she says.

    Participants paint sections of a community mural project led by artist Tia Richardson as part of the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit, hosted by the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.
    Participants paint sections of a community mural project led by artist Tia Richardson as part of the Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit, hosted by the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.

    The student action plan resulting from the summit emphasized DEI education, both in community veterinary practices and in academia. Examples of such initiatives would involve working with state veterinary medical associations to make DEI education a requirement of continuing education. Participants also noted in their plan that DEI education should not be limited to orientation for new students or employees, but should continue throughout the year for all levels of students and staff.

    “Let’s do more to really listen to the concerns and needs of marginalized groups. Let’s use our privileged positions to empower and uplift them,” Kim says, reflecting on the action plan and other takeaways from the event.

    The faculty action plan emphasized DEI education and cultural competence – the ability to understand, respect, and engage appropriately with people from other cultures. He also touched on taking care of mental health, noting “you can’t take care of others if you can’t take care of yourself.”

    Mural artist Tia Richardson arranges paints and brushes behind a mock-up of a draft of the community mural she designed for the 2022 Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit
    Mural artist Tia Richardson arranges paints and brushes behind a mockup of a draft of the community mural she designed for the 2022 Iverson Bell Midwest Regional Diversity Summit.

    Both action plans will be posted on the UW School of Veterinary Medicine website in the coming weeks.

    Another conference highlight was a collaborative mural designed by Milwaukee artist Tia Richardson. Richardson created the mural after speaking with SVM students, faculty and staff this spring about the challenges and history of the school and veterinary medicine, and the way forward. Richard Barajas, who led planning for the summit and is associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, said the mural is designed to “build community with people.” school and diversify the representation on the walls of the building.”

    At the summit, Richardson emphasized the power of healing through art, as his keynote address was titled, and invited all attendees to paint the mural.

    “Many of us were touched by Richardson’s ability to bring people together in a way where everyone is equal,” says Jacka. “Through her art, she creates a space for all members of a community to come together to work towards the same goal.”

    When completed this fall, the mural will be displayed next to the Renk Learning Center at UW’s School of Veterinary Medicine and will serve as a marker for improving diversity not just at UW-Madison, but for the field. of veterinary medicine as a whole.

    Britta Wellenstein

    Professor Lars Iversen joins MC2 Therapeutics as new Chief Medical Officer


    COPENHAGEN, June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — MC2 Therapeutics A/S, a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company, has appointed Lars IversenMD, DMSc, Esteemed Chair Professor of Dermatology at Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, its new full-time chief medical officer (CMO) as of October 1stst2022.

    Teacher Lars Iversen will be a key member of the MC2 Therapeutics leadership team. He will be responsible for the continued high quality of the company’s strategy, direction and execution of clinical development plans. Duties will also include identifying new first indication or best-in-class projects in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases (I&I) and maintaining and expanding the network of healthcare professionals, patient organizations and medical and scientific advisors from MC2 Therapeutics. in the United States and Europe.

    Lars Iversen brings to the company substantial experience and an extensive international network in the field of dermatology,” said Jesper J Lange, CEO of MC2 Therapeutics. “As part of his research and his participation in numerous clinical trials, Lars has received several awards for his work. His expertise will play a central role in our commitment to redefining the patient treatment experience and addressing the unmet needs of people with chronic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. ”

    Teacher Lars Iversen has been a board member of the International Psoriasis Council (IPC) since 2017. He has carried out a wide range of work and collaborations on national and international committees and has been a guest speaker at several international conferences in Asia, Europe, and United States. Lars Iversen has authored or co-authored 250 articles, reviews or book chapters and patents and has served as a sub-investigator or principal investigator, as well as national coordinator of several clinical trials over the past 20 years. In 2019, he established the National Center for Autoimmune Diseases at Aarhus University Hospital.

    “I look forward to joining MC2 Therapeutics. I have followed the company for years and am impressed with how the team has successfully managed all aspects of Wynzora’s development and launch in the US and In addition, the pipeline is exciting, including new first-indication drug candidates based on MC2’s groundbreaking research in urea-derived diseases,” said Professor Lars Iversen. “I have dedicated my entire career to the field of dermatology and autoimmune diseases and by joining MC2, I now have the opportunity to more directly influence and initiate new projects that meet the needs of patients with a equally committed team.”

    Lars Iversen assumes the role of CMO after John SelmerMD who decided to devote more time to his family after a long and impressive career. John Selmer will continue to work for MC2 Therapeutics as Executive Medical Advisor and will focus its efforts on identifying and assisting in the early and clinical development of novel therapies with a unique clinical profile in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

    Biography teacher Lars Iversen
    Lars Iversen (Professor, MD, DMSc) is a Full Professor of Dermatology at the University of Aarhus since 2012. He graduated as a doctor from Aarhus University in 1991 and in 2003 he became a specialist in dermato-venerology. In 2019, he established the National Center for Autoimmune Diseases at Aarhus University Hospital.

    Work and collaboration of national and international committees:
    From 2008 to 2015, he was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Skin Research Fund of the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR); from 2014 to 2017, chair of the topical treatment working group of the International Council of Psoriasis; since 2017 member of the Board of Directors of the International Psoriasis Council (IPC); from 2017-2018 President-elect of the Danish Society of Dermatology (DDS); from 2018 to 2020 President of the Danish Society of Dermatology (DDS); and from 2019-2020 board member of the Nordic Dermatological Association.

    About MC2 Therapeutics A/S
    MC2 Therapeutics A/S is a private, commercial-stage pharmaceutical company committed to redefining the treatment experience and addressing the unmet needs of people with chronic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. MC2 Therapeutics has developed and commercialized a next-generation topical treatment for plaque psoriasis based on its unique formulation and delivery system, PAD Technology™, and is developing a pipeline of novel first-indication therapies such as CKD-ap 3- 5 (uremic pruritus), lichen sclerosis and Sjogren’s dry eye. MC2 Therapeutics also recently launched its biotech-derived biomee™ skin care line for people with dry, itchy and sensitive skin.

    For more information about MC2 Therapeutics Group, please visit www.mc2therapeutics.com

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    SOURCE MC2 Therapeutic

    Governor Newsom announces appointments 6.8.22

    SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

    Michelle Bholat, 64, of Redondo Beach, has been appointed to the California Medical Board. Bholat has been a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1999, where she has served as executive vice president since 2012. Bholat has served as the editor of the Journal of Medical Regulation since 2019. She has held several positions. at Harbor-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center from 1995 to 1999, including assistant clinical professor, medical director, associate program director, and OB fellowship director. Bholat was a nursing student at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services General Hospital from 1979 to 1981. Bholat is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, and California Society of Association Medicine. She earned a master’s degree in public policy from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health and an MD from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Bholat is a democrat.

    Kristina Lawson, 44, of Walnut Creek, was reappointed to the Medical Board of California, where she has served since 2015. Lawson has been a managing partner of Hanson Bridgett LLP since 2021 and a partner since 2017. She was a partner at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips LLP from 2011 to 2017. Lawson served on the Walnut Creek City Council from 2010 to 2014, serving as the city’s mayor in 2014. She earned a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Lawson is a Democrat.

    King David Lollar, 55, of Bakersfield, has been appointed to the Board of Registered Nursing. Lollar has been a drama and English teacher at Kern High School District since 2006. He held several positions with the Delano Joint Union Highs School District from 2004 to 2006, including drama and English teacher, certified trainee contract counselor, theater club director and performer. Teacher in the arts department. Lollar was a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Illinois from 1992 to 1994. He was a talent agent assistant at International Creative Management from 2000 to 2003. Lollar is a member of the Kern High School Teachers Association and National Education Association Task Force on the Future of Assessments. He earned an MFA from the University of Illinois. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Lollar is a Democrat.

    Thomas McKone, 71, of Albany, was reappointed to the California Scientific Guidance Panel, where he has served since 2007. McKone has been professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley since 2016. He served as a senior advisor to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 2015, where he has held several positions in the Energy and Environmental Impacts Division since 1996, including Senior Scientist and Research Program Assistant. McKone was a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health from 1996 to 2015 and a research engineer at the University of California, Davis Department of Environmental Toxicology from 1992 to 1995. He was researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Division of Ecological Health and Assessment from 1983 to 1995. McKone was a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health from 1987 to 1988 and a postdoctoral fellow at the Advisory Committee of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the United States on reactor safeguards from 1981 to 1983. McKone is a member of the International Society of Exposure Science, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Synthetic Turf Scientific Advisory Panel. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. McKone is a Democrat.

    Stacy Hancock, 49, of Groveland, has been appointed to the State Board of Optometry. Hancock has been an optician with Precision Optics since 2009. She was an optician with Robert Haymond MD from 2003-2009, an optician with Donaldson Eye Care Associates from 2002-2003, and chief optician with Vicki Leung OD and Eric Leser OD from 1994-2002. position does not require Senate confirmation and pay is $100 per day. Hancock is a Democrat.

    Jonathon M. Ross, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Board of Optometry. Ross has been a Senior Optometrist at the University of California, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at Davis since 2017. He was an Associate Optometrist at Doctors Chan, Moon & Associates from 2015-2017. ‘American Board of Optometry and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the California Optometric Association. He earned a Doctor of Optometry and a Master of Science in Vision Science from the Southern California College of Optometry. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. He is registered without party preference.

    Michael Kim, 41, of Glendale, has been appointed to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. He has been an associate professor of anesthesiology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine since 2016. He is a member of the American Board of Anesthesiology with certifications in anesthesiology and critical care. He earned a doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the University of Touro in California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Kim is a libertarian.

    Yessenia Anderson, 33, of Elk Grove, has been appointed to the Structural Pest Control Board. Anderson has served as the content and media relations division manager at Dignity Health since 2022, where she was head of external communications from 2019 to 2022. She was senior public relations specialist at VSP Global from 2014 to 2019, media relations at Perry Communications Group from 2012 to 2014 and a journalist at KDRV NewsWatch 12 from 2010 to 2012. Anderson is a member of Nueva Epoca. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Anderson is a Democrat.

    Mark Paxson, 63, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Structural Pest Control Board. Paxson has been senior counsel at the California Student Aid Commission since 2021. He served as general counsel in the California State Treasurer’s Office from 2005 to 2020, where he served as senior counsel from 2002 to 2005. He has held several positions at California Department of Developmental Services from 1998 to 2002, including senior attorney and attorney. Paxson is a member of the American Statistical Association, the National Indian Education Association, the Judo Black Belt Association, and the United States Judo Association. He earned a JD from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Paxson is registered with no party preference.

    Healthcare Personnel Market Forecast to 2028



    The healthcare workforce market is expected to grow from US$34.76 billion in 2021 to US$51.28 billion by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2021 to 2028. The growth of the market is majorly attributed to the growing demand for medical devices and growing number of government initiatives.

    New York, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the publication of the report “Healthcare Staffing Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Service Type, and End Users” – https://www. reportlinker.com/p06279442/?utm_source=GNW
    However, the shortage of nurses is hampering the growth of the healthcare personnel market.

    In recent years, the global healthcare sector has faced challenges due to the lack of qualified practitioners. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the sector lacked about 7.2 million health professionals in 2013, and the shortage is expected to reach 12.9 million by the end of 2035. United, about 50% of hospitals reported temporary hires. nurses in 2019, while more than 60% of hospital nurses were about to retire in 2019. According to the WHO, a shortage of 7.2 million healthcare workers was reported worldwide in 2013, and that number is expected to reach 12.9 million by 2035. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual income of nurses was around US$75,000 in 2018. The recorded shortage of nurses is expected to open new opportunities for the growth of the healthcare personnel market in the near future. Moreover, the scarcity of healthcare professionals is expected to trigger the salaries of these professionals, in turn attracting more people to opt for healthcare careers.

    Maintaining appropriate staffing in healthcare facilities is essential to providing a safe working environment for healthcare professionals and safe patient care. the reasons.

    Thus, healthcare facilities should be prepared for possible staffing shortages and have plans and processes in place to mitigate these shortages. Therefore, they implement emergency capacity strategies, in collaboration with human resources and occupational health service providers.

    In addition, the United States, which is the largest national market in the healthcare workforce, introduced the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010. The act provides consumers with subsidies (“tax credits on premiums”) that reduce costs for households with income. between 100% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

    These regulations and acts imposed in some countries have had a huge impact on maximizing the utilization of healthcare.

    The healthcare personnel market is segmented on the basis of type of service and end user. The market, based on type of service, is segmented into travel nurses, per diem nurses, supply staff, paramedics and others.

    In 2021, the travel nurse staffing segment held the largest market share. However, the supply staffing segment is also expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

    By end-user, the market is segmented into hospitals & clinics, pharma, customers, and government agencies. In 2021, the hospital and clinic segment held the largest market share.

    However, the customer segment is expected to register the highest CAGR from 2021 to 2028.

    Some of the major primary and secondary sources mentioned while preparing the Healthcare Personnel Market report are World Health Organization (WHO) and Government Healthcare Personnel Recruitment Agencies.
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    El Dorado’s mother graduated from South Arkansas Community College and teaches her sons to never give up on their dreams


    EL DORADO, Arch. (KTVE/KARD) — Chelsea Phillips received two surprises at her graduation ceremony in May 2022. Phillips received the Florence Nightingale Award, which is the South Arkansas Community College Betty Owen School of Practical Nursing’s highest honor, and the second surprise was that her 12-year-old son told her he was proud of her.

    “That was so sweet. I was in tears. I was like, ‘He looked!’ Because at that age you just don’t know,” Phillips said. Phillips worked hard to show his two young sons that they should never give up on their dreams.

    Although she wanted to be a nurse since high school, she entered the workforce after graduating from high school, working as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens. Then she had to endure the death of her husband, who died of stage IV colon cancer.

    That’s what really pushed me. It’s my time. I watched the nurses take care of him, and it really spoke to me because that’s what I want to do.

    Chelsea Phillips

    Although Phillips started her college career slowly by taking prerequisite courses and saving money for a few years, she was accepted into an evening nursing program in 2020. Phillips worked full-time and attended l school as a single mother, which forced her to fail her first semester classes.

    After realizing she had to make sacrifices to become a nurse, Phillips worked and saved her money for about six months. Once she saved her money, she took unpaid leave to attend South Arkansas Community College’s one-year nursing program.

    While in college, Phillips heard about the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, which helped her with school expenses and household bills. For the remainder of 2022, Phillips will be working and taking two courses so she can apply and enroll in a registered program, which begins in January 2023.

    “A lot of people can be embarrassed or ashamed because they don’t think they should or can’t ask for help, but don’t be,” Phillips said.

    Exercises to try at home


    Eye exercises can help relieve vertigo. A doctor may recommend eye exercises as part of an extended therapy program that includes other types of physical therapy.

    Vertigo is not a condition but a symptom of several potential underlying conditions.

    When a person follows the recommendations of a doctor or healthcare professional, eye exercises can provide safe and effective therapy for vertigo.

    This article reviews different eye exercises that can relieve vertigo, as well as other exercises and treatments that can help.

    Vertigo involves the sensation of spinning. A person with vertigo may feel like they or their surroundings are moving or spinning.

    There are two types of vertigo: peripheral and central.

    According to a 2021 publication, 80% cases of vertigo are due to peripheral vertigo. This type is often the result of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which occurs when carbonate crystals in the ear move around.

    Central vertigo accounts for the remaining 20% ​​of cases. This type of vertigo results from lesions on the brainstem or other problems that affect the brain.

    Both multiple sclerosis and migraine can cause central vertigo.

    Can eye exercises help?

    Eye exercises are part of a type of therapy called vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT). TRV can provide effective treatment of vertigo resulting from:

    eye exercises can work to relieve vertigo, as they help a person adapt and maintain balance.

    Doing exercises that involve moving the eyes and head can help people adapt to these movements, training their body to adapt to vertigo triggers.

    The hope is that it will reduce dizziness as a person gets used to the movements over time.

    However, a doctor will recommend different exercises depending on the underlying cause of vertigo.

    A person should speak to a doctor or health care professional before trying any of these exercises, as they may be ineffective or make dizziness worse, depending on the underlying conditions.

    Several eye-related exercises can help a person improve their vertigo.

    Before starting any exercise program, a person should consult a physical therapist or doctor. They may have other recommendations or exercises that they would like the person to practice.

    The following exercises are part of a VRT program. A person should make sure to perform the exercises in a safe and comfortable environment as they could trigger dizziness.

    It is best to start exercises slowly, doing them for a few seconds and gradually increasing the time as a person adapts to each exercise.

    However, how long and how often a person should do these exercises depends on the underlying cause of the vertigo. Therefore, a person should speak with a doctor about the following exercises before trying them.

    Gaze stabilization

    To do this exercise, a person should follow these steps:

    1. Sit in a safe and comfortable environment.
    2. Extend one arm with thumbs up. It should be directly in front of the person, not at an angle.
    3. Focus your eyes on the thumb and don’t look away.
    4. With your eyes fixed on the object, turn your head from left to right.


    This exercise involves keeping your head still while moving your eyes.

    To do this exercise, a person should:

    1. Extend one arm forward with your thumb up.
    2. Focus the eyes on the thumb.
    3. Slowly move the thumb from side to side, keeping your eyes fixed on it.


    This exercise involves keeping your head still and rapidly moving your eyes.

    To perform this exercise, a person box:

    1. Place two objects on a horizontal surface, for example two cups on a table. Objects should be level with the person’s line of sight and close enough that a person can see both without turning their head.
    2. Focus your eyes on one of the objects.
    3. Quickly move your eyes to the other object, keeping your head still.
    4. Repeat these movements several times, looking at each object back and forth.

    Saccade and vestibulo-ocular reflex

    To do this exercise, a person should:

    1. Place two horizontal objects in the line of sight, for example, two outstretched arms with thumbs up.
    2. Look at one of the thumbs, with the head tilted towards it.
    3. Keeping your head still, move your eyes to look at the second inch.
    4. Slowly turn your head towards the second thumb.
    5. Repeat in the opposite direction.
    6. Repeat several times in both directions.

    Continuation of imaging

    To follow this exercise, a person should:

    1. Place a bright object at eye level, such as the letter E written on a note taped to the wall.
    2. Focus your eyes on the E, making sure your head is aligned with it.
    3. Close your eyes.
    4. Slowly move your head away from the object, imagining that the eyes are still looking at it.
    5. Open your eyes and check if the E is still in focus.
    6. If the E isn’t in focus, adjust the gaze until it is.
    7. Repeat this exercise several times in each direction.

    Several other exercises can help treat vertigo. Here are two examples of exercises that can effectively treat vertigo associated with BPPV.

    A person should speak with their doctor or therapist before beginning any new exercise. They should follow their treatment recommendations.

    Epley maneuver

    This is an exercise in repositioning the canalith which can help treat BPPV.

    To perform this exercise, a person can follow these steps:

    1. Sit up straight on the edge of a bed.
    2. Turn your head about 45 degrees to the right.
    3. Quickly lie down on your left side.
    4. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
    5. Then turn your head 45 degrees to the left.
    6. Stay in this position for 30 seconds.
    7. Turn your head and body 90 degrees to the left.
    8. Hold this position for 30 seconds.
    9. Sit down slowly.

    One person should repeat the same movement on the opposite side. This means they would face left at the start.

    A person can perform this exercise up to three times a day.

    Learn more about the Epley maneuver with a step-by-step video guide.

    Half Somersault Maneuver

    The half somersault maneuver (HSM) is also known as the Foster maneuver. A study 2021 found that HSM was more effective in treating BPPV than the Epley maneuver.

    To perform this exercise, a person must:

    1. Kneel on the ground.
    2. Quickly tilt your head up and back.
    3. Adopt the somersault position. To do this, a person should tuck the chin in as far as possible towards the knees.
    4. Turn your head about 45 degrees towards the right shoulder so that it faces the right elbow.
    5. Then, keeping your head at 45 degrees, raise your head to shoulder level.
    6. Eventually, the head is back in a fully upright position, still at 45 degrees.

    A person may feel lightheaded between steps. If this happens, they should let the dizziness subside before moving on to the next step. Each position should be held for 15 seconds if there is no dizziness.

    Learn more

    Check out other exercises that can relieve vertigo.

    In addition to exercises, a doctor may recommend other treatments for vertigo.

    experts to have found that certain medications can relieve dizziness, such as antihistamines, benzodiazepines and antiemetics. A doctor may recommend a combination of medications and exercises or may prescribe one or the other.

    For some causes of vertigo, a person may find that dietary changes help. For example, someone with Ménière’s disease may find it helpful to reduce their salt, alcohol, and caffeine intake.

    With treatment, a person should find that their dizziness improves over time. However, it is possible for the symptoms to reappear.

    For example, approximately 50% of people living with BPPV experience a relapse within 5 years. Also, about a third of people with anxiety vertigo will still experience symptoms after 1 year.

    If the vertigo is a symptom of an underlying condition, treating the condition should help lessen or eliminate the vertigo.

    A person should speak with a doctor to determine the underlying cause and how to treat it.

    Eye exercises can help people improve their vertigo when combined with head movements. Additionally, several other exercises, such as the Epley maneuver and the half somersault maneuver, can help a person relieve vertigo.

    In some cases, a doctor may recommend medication and lifestyle changes to help relieve or eliminate dizziness.

    Most people should see at least some improvement in their vertigo after treatment, although symptoms may return after some time.

    Helen-Louise Moore, MD, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who


    WARNER ROBINS, Ga., June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Helen Louise MooreMD, FAAP, FACP, is recognized by Continental Who’s Who as Top Pediatrician and Proprietor for her work in the medical field and in recognition of her work at Cornerstone Medical Pediatric Associates.

    A board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of experience, Dr. Moore is highly skilled in the health and well-being of children and adolescents, from birth to 21, as they progress through their different stages of development. She sees patients for injuries and illnesses and for healthy child visits. As a pediatrician, Dr. Moore is usually the first physician his pediatric patients will see for an illness and prescribes medications and refers them to more specialized care if needed. She practices medicine at Cornerstone Medical Pediatric Associates, located at 116 S Houston Road, Warner Robins, Georgia. The clinic offers a full range of laboratory services, asthma management, electrocardiograms, pediatric care with special needs, vision and hearing services, x-ray services and sports physics. It is open seven days a week, offering after-hours care and weekend hours.

    In addition to seeing patients in his office, Dr. Moore also treats hospitalized pediatric patients, including those in neonatal intensive care, at Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital.

    In pursuing her medical career, Dr. Moore first earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Biology from Columbus College. She then obtained her medical degree from Georgia Medical College and went to complete a residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) and the American College of Pediatricians (FACP). She is certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The ABP’s mission is to advance children’s health by certifying pediatricians who have met high standards of excellence and who are committed to continued learning and improvement in the field of pediatric medicine.

    On a personal note, Dr. Moore enjoys spending her free time with her husband and son, William. She volunteers with her son’s wheelchair sports team, the Houston County Sharks. She also works with American Adaptive Sports and has volunteered with the Special Olympics, providing physical exams to participants.

    Dr. Moore’s inspiration to become a doctor came from his mother, Mrs. Mae Helen Williams.

    For more information, visit www.cstonemed.com

    Contact: Katherine Green516-825-5634, [email protected]

    SOURCE Continental Who’s Who

    What to know about the second round of $500 checks for low-income workers in Massachusetts


    About 300,000 Massachusetts residents are about to receive a $500 check in the mail.

    Administration of Governor Charlie Baker said last week that it would begin sending the second-largest round of direct $500 automatic payments to low-income workers on Monday. It’s part of a $4 billion COVID relief bill passed last December.

    A spokesperson for the state’s Executive Office of Administration and Finance said Monday that all eligible residents will likely receive their checks within the next two weeks.

    The eligibility parameters are basically the same as those for the first round of payments, which were sent to around 240,000 residents in March and were based on 2020 tax returns.

    However, this round of checks is based on 2021 tax returns and will only go to eligible people who did not receive a check in the first round of payments. The income test has also been tweaked slightly to accommodate this year’s increases in the Massachusetts Minimum Wage and federal poverty level calculations.

    Under the updated guidelines, residents are eligible for the second of the payments if they have earned at least $13,500 (the equivalent of a minimum wage job for 20 hours per week for 50 weeks) but no more than $300. % of federal poverty line.

    In other words, the income limit is $38,640 for individual filers, while a household of four could earn up to $79,500 and qualify. State officials also said married filers could each be eligible for a check, provided they qualify independently.

    Household/family size — Total income in 2021:

    • 1 — $38,640
    • 2 — $52,260
    • 3 — $65,880
    • 4 — $79,500
    • 5 — $93,120
    • 6 — $106,740
    • 7 — $120,360
    • 8 — $133,980

    Individuals are also not eligible for this round of verification if they have received any unemployment benefits in 2021, although it does not matter if they received such compensation in a previous year.

    They are also not eligible if they received a different COVID-19 risk payment from the state (some state government employees who had to work in person during the pandemic received one-time bonuses of up to $2,000). However, receiving one of previous federal COVID-19 relief payments does not affect eligibility.

    For anyone with additional questions about their eligibility, Baker’s administration has set up an online FAQ webpage and a dedicated call center available at (866) 750-9803 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Officially called the COVID-19 Essential Employee Premium Pay program, lawmakers originally aimed the bonuses at in-person workers who were on the front lines of the pandemic, from grocery stores to retirement homes to public transit systems.

    However, Baker vetoed the in-person work requirement and said the verification process would have delayed the distribution of payments. His office said the income limits and criteria excluding people who received unemployment benefits are meant to serve as a proxy for in-person work.

    A total of $500 million has been allocated to the program – $460 million for the $500 checks, as well as $40 million for bonuses that were negotiated for some state government employees who worked in person .

    The Baker administration said “more than $400 million” will have been distributed to residents through this round of checks, leaving about $60 million in the program. Officials said they would announce plans to disburse the remaining funds “in the future”.

    YOUTHBUILD LAKELAND is accepting applications


    YOUTHBUILD-LAKELAND is a six-month program designed to help young adults ages 16-24 take the steps necessary to earn their GED or high school diploma and prepare for gainful entry-level employment. Participants receive classroom instruction to prepare for the GED exam, hands-on assistance in completing their studies toward their high school diploma, opportunities to earn certifications in forklift, OSHA 10, first aid/CPR and PACT (a nationally recognized carpentry training program) and/or nursing aide training. Additionally, participants work on an actual construction site where they receive hands-on construction training and learn how to build affordable housing for low-income families. There is also a strong emphasis and training placed on career, personal and leadership development.

    To help them financially, participants receive a bi-weekly stipend while studying for their GED, earning valuable credentials, and learning job readiness, work ethics, and life-changing life skills. Additionally, there are scholarships that can be won to help with post-secondary education, as well as transportation assistance. And the cost of the above to the participant – $$$ZERO$$$.

    Inevitable trade talks, no more NBA Finals and who’s for Canada in Ye Olde Mailbag


    Fresh off Basketball Night in Scarborough, here’s a little short Ye Olde Mailbag to digest.


    Q: Hello Doug:

    I know a win doesn’t mean anything, but it was a terrific display of three-point shooting by Boston in the 4th quarter last night, plus a stifling defense.

    I think the Warriors were shocked. The Celtics kept the Warriors from scoring for five minutes. WOW!

    You have indicated Warriors in 5 games, but I disagree with you on this prediction. I think the Celtics are on a mission and underrated. They beat the Nets, Bucks and Heat and did it with timely shooting and great defense.

    It’s a young team with very talented players.

    So my prediction, Celtics in 6 games. Waiting for Sunday’s tilt and adjustments.

    Loving the Blue Jays these days and a fun team to watch. If Vladdy gets hot, watch out.

    Reading some suggestions, the Raptors might be inclined to trade OJ Anunoby with several different teams interested.

    Do you think this is a good decision? I know he’s struggled with injuries almost every season, but it seems to me he has more upside to develop.

    I’m not sure where Ontario is headed after the election, but I fear for the medical profession, teachers, and long-term care, to name a few.

    Good day and thank you for your report.


    A: I resisted any thought of even mentioning the OG thing for that reason.

    OG is a very good young player with a very good contract. What teams are calling about him is news as a story saying “Saturday follows Friday” is news.

    That the Raptors take the call is even less surprising. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be doing their job and they’re doing their job very, very well.

    Do I think the Raptors will trade OG, or should? No no no. A thousand times no.

    Do I think the Raptors get calls on him — and Fred and Siakam and Trent and Achiuwa — on a regular basis? Yes Yes Yes. A thousand times yes.

    Is this news? No. Is this clickbait and “hey look what my anonymous sources are telling me” nonsense. Yes.

    I think the best thing we can all do here over the next four years is keep politicians in check and accountable. It is not enough to get upset during a campaign.

    Q: Hi Doug:

    In your recent article about Canadian NBA players making a long-term commitment to the national program, I noticed that Chris Boucher’s name was not on the list.

    Is he likely to be part of the program?

    I’m also a bit unsure about the supposed three-year commitment. What will stop one of them from changing their minds after a year or two?


    A: Chris probably won’t be part of the program, he hasn’t since he pulled out of the 2019 World Cup, so that’s no big surprise I don’t think.

    There is no “penalty” for quitting but the players gave their word and that should mean something.

    Q: Doug,

    Forgetting the math, do you think the raptors would entertain an exchange of Anunoby for Gobert? If Doug Smith was CEO, what would he have to say about it?

    Tony Baer

    Albany, NY

    A: No. Gobert is a very good defender, Anunoby is a very good defender. Anunoby is younger and has a much more varied attacking game. This one-for-one trade, even if it were possible, makes the Raptors different, but I’m not sure it’s better.

    Q: Hi Doug

    I have a question regarding the three-point shot. There was a time when players only got two points for a basket, no matter where it was shot from. Some writers have lamented that the game has become too dependent on the three-pointer. I don’t remember when the three-point rule came into effect.

    Do you think the NBA needs to revisit the three-point rule or do you think the three-point rule is here to stay? What are your feelings about the three-point shot?

    The Celtics came back in the 4th quarter with the three-point shot, but is that a good thing or should we go back to the day when the inside game decided the result?

    Gary de Kearney

    PS I have been to Annandale for 4 years. I didn’t know they merged with Glendale into one. Yes, Kearney is a good place to retire. I expect you to visit this summer to see for yourself. I would love to show you around.

    A: Oh, the three-pointer is here to stay and while I think it’s over relied on on some nights, it serves a purpose in that it tends to open up the floor. I think what we’ll see are more focused and effective defenses over time and that’s not going to be a bad thing. It’s a great equalizer and gets teams back into games very quickly.

    But returning to ancient times will not happen.

    I was in Tillsonburg when the merger happened, it was quite a shake-up in a small town.

    Q: Doug

    The Celtics in less than 7

    The Celtics are the team the Raptors want to be. If the Celtics lose, the Raps are totally on the wrong track.


    A: I don’t really understand your point, but the Celtics can win in less than seven years. And they can also lose.

    But the correlation between them and the Raptors escapes me. Isn’t the truth that the Celtics are actually trying to become the Raptors’ team? NBA Champions.

    Q: Hi Doug,

    I hope you are enjoying the start of summer and the NBA Finals. At least the election telemarketing calls have stopped (for those with landlines!)

    So, a few questions…

    1) Guess you’ve had a million OG questions since the rumors leaked earlier this week! Has the emergence of Precious (and his 3-point shot) finally pushed OG into trade talks? (not from a personal/jealousy perspective, more from an asset/team value perspective) Is OG just the player whose trade would cause the least disruption and yield the highest return?

    2) On a related note, apparently the Raptors have spoken to players ranked in the top 10-15 for the upcoming draft, although our pick is No. 33. This seems to imply the team is ready to wrap up some sort of OK to move on to one or more players she finds intriguing. Or is it common for teams to talk to draft-eligible players they probably won’t draft? I guess teams can discuss anything they want, or are there any restrictions?

    3) Another draft question: what are the main differences (salary, rights, etc.) between drafted and undrafted players? If a prospect is considered a late second rounder, are there any reasons a team (or player) would NOT want to be selected in the draft (other than not liking the team/destination)?

    4) This season (and the playoffs) have established which players on the roster are our primary rotation and who is on the bench. Is it time to empty the bench? Besides Justin, Malachi and perhaps Yuta, I could free/trade just about anyone. I know, depends on who’s available… any thoughts?

    Thanks again for keeping us afloat until next season!

    Bernie M.

    A: OG, like I said, is a good young player with a very manageable contract, what teams are calling about him is the least surprising thing on Earth. But nothing Precious has done or is doing plays into it.

    I don’t know which players the Raptors have “talked” to, but it’s pure due diligence, all teams do.

    Many players in the 45-60 range would prefer not to be drafted. This gives them the whole league to talk to rather than just one team.

    Malachi has a contract and will be back, Champagnie has basically played all season in the G League and they see promise in him so I think he will have a chance. Yuta turned two and as good as he is, I think his time has passed.

    So four or five new guys on the end of the list seem to be expected.

    Q: Hi Doug – Great analysis of the final moments of the Heat/Celtics game. In the end, I think the best team won! I felt sorry for Lowry that he didn’t get a second Finals appearance by the basketball gods. More comment than question, but the Heat’s scoring drought in the fourth quarter seemed to call back some of the Raptors’ 4th quarterbacks last season. I’ve always wondered why these droughts happen and are often followed by can’t-miss footage. Any idea why this happens often? I guess that’s what makes basketball such a fun game to watch. Can’t wait for the final!!!! Going for Golden State – And you?
    Great Rant – What a Putz! We really deserve better because we are blessed with an amazing place to live, but they (the politicians) keep playing with it! I spent nine days in the hospital last fall and was lucky to have universal care. How and why our nurses and doctors are not more respected is beyond me! They were awesome! Knowledgeable, always pleasant and understanding, no matter how difficult the patient’s care was. They deserve to be paid accordingly and treated with much more respect from our elected officials!

    A: Basketball is really a racing game and there doesn’t seem to be any logical reason for them to start or stop as far as I can see. I guess the best explanation I have is that teams that get hot tend to get maybe a little complacent, teams that get beat tend to find small defensive tweaks.

    And sometimes the good moves that were going just don’t happen. But it’s a fun part of the game.

    Q: Hi Doug,

    Always read your blog and your articles. You Are My Cultural Hero – with Steve Kerr.

    Allow me a little rant: it was not possible to watch the pre-game analyzes for the NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL! Yes, there was an important baseball game but…really. And after the WNBA game on the Raptors NBA Channel, there was plenty of time to check out the pre-game coverage. Sigh

    As for your rant about health care in Ontario (and elsewhere in Canada), I’m old enough to remember as a child pre-universal health care and the effects on my family – my dad worked at the shipyard of Halifax – just wasn’t earning enough to keep up with the hospital bills. So, move to Elliott Lake to work in a uranium mine and possible silicosis.

    I saw an amazing play between Marci Ien and Fred VanVleet – they were great together and kind of interviewed each other and showcased each other’s deep commitments to the community.



    A: The way the two Canadian networks decide which parts of the pre-game and post-game shows they pick up or not is a bit mystifying, but also has to do with their own regular programming. I can definitely see how frustrating that is.

    The VanVleet-Len conversation was great.

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    Meet the Top 10 BMC Durfee High School Graduates in 2022


    FALL RIVER – The following students are graduating from BMC Durfee High School at the academic top of the senior class.

    1.Sophia Chen

    Chen, valedictorian, is the daughter of Jenny Cheng. She will attend the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) as a pharmacy major. Sophia has received the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Massachusetts Association of Superintendents, the Harvard Book Award, the John A. & Eileen Carr Fellowship, the Joseph C. & Alene Trottier Perron Fellowship, the Edith C. Wolliston Fellowship, and the Andrew Fellowship J. Borden Fellowship. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, Key Club, Upward Bound, One Goal and the Early College Program. Throughout her time in Durfee, she also volunteered at the South Coast Urgent Care Center, the 21st Century Tutoring Program and the Fall River Historical Society. One of the things she is most proud of is being a commissioned artist for COTE, a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York.

    Timothy Costa

    2. Timothy Costa

    Costa, salutatorian, is the son of Kevin and Renée Costa. He will attend the University of Massachusetts Boston in Honors College where he will major in Biology and minor in Cognitive Science. Timothy is a recipient of the Brown University Book Award, John and Abigail Adams Fellowship, Thomas C. Larney Alumni Association Fellowship, Chancellor’s Fellowship, AP Mathematics Excellence Award, and is an AP Scholar. At Durfee, Timothy was a member of the varsity football team, as well as captain of the varsity indoor and outdoor athletics teams. He was vice president of the Key Club, member of the National Honors Society, Green Team, Interact Club and Sixth Man Club. Outside of Durfee, Timothy has been part of several social justice initiatives, including the Massachusetts Climate Education Organization, where he was Team Leader of the Equity and Justice team and a member of the Climate Justice Book team. Timothy has also been actively involved with his community, volunteering at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Emergency Department and Hannover Laboratory, as well as athletic competitions, the Fall River Historical Society and cleanups. from the city. In the future, Timothy hopes to become a dermatologist.

    Kaitlyn Munekata Ferreira

    3. Kaitlyn Munekata Ferreira

    Ferreira is the daughter of Ismael and Clarissa Ferreira. She will major in health sciences and minor in biology at Northeastern University’s Honors College. Kaitlyn was proud to be a member of the Honorary Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Early College Program, Trio Program, Upward Bound, Badminton, Durfee Key Club Secretary, Rewrite the Future Secretary , President of the Durfee Interact Club and an active member of the National Honor Society. She earned the Honor Roll during her four years of high school and the UPenn Book Award. Kaitlyn was a 21st century tutor for Talbot Middle School and currently volunteers at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field as a pediatric gastroenterologist.

    Louraine Dayao

    4. Louraine Dayao

    Dayao is the daughter of José and Lilibeth Dayao. She was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Fall River when she was six years old. Seeing how hard her parents worked for her, Louraine swore to do her best and make them proud. While at Durfee, Louraine has been in Student Government, National Honors Society, Interact Club, Key Club, French Club, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Cross Country. Outside of school, she has volunteered with SouthCoast Health System and Holy Name Parish. Louraine has received the Harvard Book Award, the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Massachusetts Association of Superintendents, the Outstanding French Student Book Award, the Paula Grillo Excellence in Chemistry Award, the PrimaCare Scholarship, the St Anne Scholarship and the Molly Scholarship. Louraine also made the Dean’s List at BCC as a dual-enrollment student. This fall, she will attend UMass Boston and hopes to work as a pediatrician with a concentration in sports medicine.

    Colin Guillemette

    5. Colin Guillemette

    Guillemette is the son of Aaron and Erin Guillemette. He will be attending Brown University in the fall, majoring in biochemistry. Colin has received the Stonehill College Junior Book Award, the Excellence in Art Junior Book Award, the Excellence in Art Senior Award and the Military Veterans Scholarship. He was a member of the varsity football team, varsity baseball team, varsity volleyball team, and varsity track team. He holds the freshman record for the indoor long jump. Colin was a member of the National Honors Society, senior officer of the Key Club, member of the Art Club, Durfee Sixth Man and Lacrosse Club. He volunteered at the MLK Jr. Day Municipal Breakfast, a summer athletics program introducing young members of our community to athletics, city cleanups, and his local church with Thanksgiving Mass. . In the future, Colin hopes to become a top researcher in immunology.

    Morgan Carmen Ledo

    6. Morgan Carmen Ledo

    Ledo is the daughter of Mario and Tina Ledo. She will attend Roger Williams University as a mechanical engineering major and computer science minor in the fall. Morgan has received the Mass Maritime Future Women Leaders in STEM Award, Excellence in Math Award, Excellence in Science Award, English in Action Award, Class of 1972 Alumni Scholarship, Durfee Alumni Association Scholarship, Rotary Club of Fall Scholarship River, the Roger Williams University Presidential Scholarship, and the Roger Williams Grant. She was a co-captain of the varsity tennis team and a member of the National Honors Society, Green Team, and Espírito Santo Church Youth Group. She was also a member of the Durfee Concert Band (secretary), the Pep Band and the Symphony Orchestra. She volunteers as a third-grade CCD teacher at Espírito Santo Church and she volunteers at the Southcoast Outdoor Market, Fall River Town Cleanups, and Beach Cleanups. Morgan hopes to become an aerospace engineer.

    Christopher James Panchley

    7. Christopher James Panchley

    Panchley is the son of Joshua and Melissa Panchley. He will attend Clemson University and major in pre-business as he plans to pursue a future in this field. Christopher was captain for two years for the varsity tennis team, goaltender for Durfee Varsity Soccer, sixth captain, historian of Durfee overseas history and a member of the National Honor Society. He has received the Yale Book Award and is a candidate for the AP Capstone Award. Christopher has been awarded the Fall River Lions Club Scholarship, Fall River Rotary Club Scholarship, Durfee Alumni Scholarship, PFC. Ethan L. Goncalo High School Memorial Scholarship and Lebanese American Scholarship. Christopher has also been a volunteer goalie coach for Fall River Youth Soccer, volunteer coach for Fall River Basketball and the Southcoast Ball Hockey Association.

    Julia Christine Faria

    8. Julia Christine Faria

    Faria is the daughter of Patricia and the late John Faria. She will attend George Washington University majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences on the pre-medical track. Julia has received the Smith College Book Award, the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence, and the Durfee Alumni Scholarship. She was a National Honors Society Fellow, AP Scholar, and AP Capstone Candidate. Julia has volunteered for Charlton Memorial Hospital, American Red Cross, Law Enforcement Affecting Families, and Gis for GIs.

    Maya Leigh Couto

    9. Maya Leigh Couto

    Couto is the daughter of John and Vivian Couto. She will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Commonwealth Honors College. Although undecided, she plans to pursue a major involving the environment and public policy. Maya was a member of the green team, lacrosse club, and book club, among other clubs throughout her high school career, and involved in dancing outside of school. She was a member of One Goal and the Early College program, taking eight courses through BCC. She is a recipient of the Roger H. Dubois Prize for Environmental Science and Hyman Racklin Fellowship, Elmer C. Slater Fellowship, A. William Munro Fellowship, Jerome Namias Fellowship, and Andrew J Fellowship. Borden. Maya’s goal is to pursue a career that creates a healthier and more sustainable environment.

    Ayomide Olubanwo

    10. Ayomide Olubanwo

    Olubanwo is the son of Olusegun and Deborah Olubanwo. He will attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall, majoring in computer science and planning to minor in business. Ayomide is the founder of the Beatmakers Club and president of the Chess Club. He also plays drums at his church, CAC Altar of Grace. Ayomide has received the Excellence in Physics Award, the Durfee Alumni Scholarship, the Xerox Information and Innovation Award, the “Stick-to-it-tive-ness” Award, and the Andrew J. Borden Fellowship. He participated in the Learn to Serve program, volunteered in a special education class, and helped educate students about the wonders (and dangers) of technology. In the future, Ayomide would like to create a number of things, from music to apps, physical products and video games.

    Six seniors win $1,000 scholarships | News, Sports, Jobs


    Six Maui County Public Schools graduates each received $1,000 Hawaii Alpha Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter scholarships.

    Recipients include Maile Mae Cacal of Lahainaluna High School, who will major in multimedia journalism at Arizona State University.

    The other recipients are from Maui High School, including Cayleb Fernandez, who will study engineering at the University of Arizona; Altene Jacob Tumacder, who will explore careers in nursing and other health fields at the University of Manoa; Mari Yamamoto, who will major in architectural engineering at Oregon State University; and Camille Haluber and Leanne Osorno, who will both attend Maui College at the University of Hawaii and pursue nursing careers.

    Founded in 1947, Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary sorority for female educators, according to a press release.

    Members are dedicated to academic excellence, understanding the world, and selflessness.

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    El Paso High School Graduation: Seniors Celebrate Hard Work


    Borderland high school seniors have made friendships through a screen, learned from home, and navigated the uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As they faced unique challenges, the students are ready to graduate and begin the next stage of their lives. Some of these graduates have agreed to share their stories ahead of the commencement ceremonies this weekend.

    Alyssa Ramirez

    For a few months of her freshman year, Alyssa Ramirez felt like just a little box on the computer screens of her peers and teachers. Nobody knew her name and she didn’t know the school either. But those challenges drove Ramirez to find his calling at Hanks High School.

    When she transferred from Young Women Leadership Academy to Hanks High School at the start of the pandemic, she had no one to lean on. Alyssa started attending school only online and found things as simple as asking peers for help with an assignment were difficult.

    “A lot of teachers always said, ‘I know you’re probably asking your friends for help.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know anybody here,'” Ramirez said.

    Ramirez interacted with her teachers online as best she could to stand out and make a good impression. She always kept her camera on and always interacted with teachers during class. Things started to look up for her and she started making friends when she joined the track team and the volleyball team.

    “It really helped me because even though I couldn’t come to school and come to class to meet people, I still had a group of people that I saw every day and gradually we became friends. I got to know them,” Ramirez said. . “And it really improved my online experience.”

    Ramirez will attend Duke University, where she will study biomedical engineering, the pre-medical stream. Ramirez plans to attend medical school after graduating from Duke.

    “It’s nerve-wracking because I’m going to be a full adult. But it’s exciting because I can make those choices,” Ramirez said. “I decide what I’m going to do today, what experiences I’m going to have, and what memories I’m going to create.”

    —Julia Lucero

    Citaly Rodriguez

    Citlaly Rodriguez is the fifth of six siblings, the youngest of three daughters. But she will be the first in her family to play varsity sports when she joins the Northern New Mexico women’s basketball team this fall.

    She plays fiercely. She plays like her father taught her. She plays to make her family proud.

    “I got into sports because of my dad,” Rodriguez said. “Ever since I saw him play, I just wanted to be like him.”

    Bowie's Citlaly Rodriguez is in the lead, racing towards the finish line in the 200 yards.  Schools in El Paso District 1-5A competed in an Austin High School track and field meet on March 31, 2021.

    Bowie High School graduated in May after outstanding careers in basketball and Bears track and field. His star is still rising: his goal is the WNBA.

    “She’s a young player full of promise,” said JR Giddens, head coach of northern New Mexico women’s basketball. “She’s a very tough kid. You can tell when she plays, she plays with a little bit of force. She has courage. The energy she plays with is contagious.”

    Her mother, Marisa Barraza, said: “She always told me she was going to make it. She always tells me that.”

    After:El Paso high school student-athletes will continue to play in college

    Rodriguez was born in Denver. Her mother and siblings moved to Borderland after her father, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, was deported to Mexico. She was 11 or 12 at the time.

    He found a place in Juárez and Barraza found an apartment in El Paso. Rodriguez went to school in El Paso and spent weekends in Juárez, making the pilgrimage that thousands of families make in the Borderland.

    Her father never saw her play a high school game.

    “Coming and going was a struggle,” Rodriguez said. “I’m close to him. He said he was very proud of me and wanted to be there to watch me in every game and every training.”

    “It’s going to be sad to leave,” she said, “but it’s the next thing in life.”

    —Lauren Villagran

    Felix Chavez contributed to this entry.

    Ashley Leyva

    When Ashley Leyva was filling out college applications and preparing for her SAT, her father was in the hospital battling a life-threatening brain infection.

    Leyva’s family is no stranger to adversity. She is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who moved to El Paso in search of better medical care for her older brother who was born with spina bifida, a spinal abnormality that reduced his ability to walk. Her father’s meningitis diagnosis in the spring of Leyva’s high school year nearly shattered her dreams of college.

    “I’ve always tried to fight every obstacle in my life because I know going to college is one of the best ways to get ahead in life,” she said.

    Her fight paid off when her excellent academic record earned her a full scholarship to Norte Dame University. She learned the news five months after her father recovered and came home.

    On June 2, Ashley Leyva will be part of the first class to graduate from Young Women's Leadership Academy, an all-girls school in the Ysleta Independent School District.

    This year, Leyva will be the salute to the first class to graduate from Young Women’s Leadership Academy, a school for girls in grades 6-12 in the Ysleta Independent School District.

    The STEM-focused curriculum at YWLA nurtured Leyva’s love for math. She wants to become an astrophysicist and study black holes and dark matter at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.

    Leyva is a QuestBridge Scholar, a program that helps low-income students attend top American universities.

    “I always dreamed of going to college, but the financial aspect always terrified me,” she said. “Growing up, there were a few times I wondered where my next meal would come from.”

    When she leaves for Norte Dame later this year, it will be the first time Leyva has lived outside of El Paso and away from her family. She is both nervous and excited about this new chapter in her life.

    “Aspiring to be like my parents motivates me,” she said. “I’ve seen them fight adversity and they always find the light at the end of the tunnel.”

    —Monica Ortiz

    Luke Miller

    Coronado High School graduate Luke Miller never thought a nonprofit started by him and two friends would grow into a program with about 100 members in 10 schools.

    The El Paso Youth for Change program is a non-profit organization designed to help those in need.

    “At first it was just kind of like a substitute (for the programs that were on hold) and now it’s become much more because people really wanted to help at that time. They kept wanting to do it. “said Miller.

    El Paso Youth for Change recently assisted the El Paso Center for Children by providing gift baskets with gift cards, candies, magazines and headphones.

    “I hope it fosters a culture of service,” he said.

    The group had not planned to get the organization off the ground. It all started with simple donation campaigns that grew the program and expanded to those who wanted to help their community.

    Luke Miller, a graduate of Coronado High School, will attend Princeton University, where he plans to study economics.

    Now Miller is heading to Princeton University, where he plans to study economics. He is still choosing a career path in business, finance, government or law.

    Miller feels his family, friends and school are a team of people rooted in his success.

    Marc Escareno, principal of Coronado High School, said Miller was one of the best students he had ever known.

    “What I think separates Luke from others are his deep values ​​of community service and his willingness to help those around him,” Escareno said. “Luke will undoubtedly leave his mark on the world. He is a true role model.”

    —Julia Lucero

    Anthony Nunez

    Falling behind in school to care for his great-grandmother in the hospital, Anthony Nunez took an academic setback and turned it into the inspiration to become a nurse after graduation.

    The Options High School graduate transferred his senior year from Pebble Hills High School to Options High School after being unable to attend classes.

    “Unfortunately nobody wanted to step in, so I had to take that spot,” Nunez said.

    Options High School graduate Anthony Nunez transferred to the school in the second semester of his senior year at Pebble Hills High School after he was unable to attend classes when his great-grandmother was away. the hospital.

    Options High School, a self-paced online campus, allowed her to continue working and complete high school.

    He said he wanted to continue his education to prove to his younger siblings that if he can do it, so can they.

    After graduation, Nunez plans to attend Southwest University where he will study to become a nurse or radiologist.

    Tim McDonald, head English teacher at Options High School, said Nunez is a resilient student.

    “He stuck it out and he came back and he did a really impressive amount of work and graduated. Not just on time, but a little bit earlier,” Mcdonald said. “For him to dig deep and come to Options and go, ‘I want to finish, I’m going to do my best’, I think that says a lot about his character.”

    —Julia Lucero

    Altoona High Celebrates Class of ’22 | News, Sports, Jobs


    Graduation is a bittersweet ending for students who have spent years together, building friendships and bonding over shared experiences.

    We will miss that sense of community, said Avery Burchfield, who along with his Altoona-area high school classmates graduated Friday night.

    As students leave school and go their separate ways, Burchfield said she won’t get the chance to talk to her friends every day.

    “Now we will all be apart” she says.

    Burchfield has fond memories of broadcast class, as she bonded with all of her classmates and was able to make some fun edits.

    Before heading to Penn State University in the fall, perhaps focusing on business or engineering, she plans to spend as much time as possible with her friends while working to save money and going to the beach.

    Another future Penn State student, Janae Gillen, is pursuing a degree in nursing.

    This summer, however, she wants to spend time with her family and friends, and travel.

    Looking back on her school years, Gillen said one of her favorite memories happened in eighth grade.

    “I would fall asleep and my teacher would put stuff on my nose or my ear,” she says.

    Sofia Veneziano won’t have much of a school break as she attends Penn State’s summer session starting June 26.

    “I’m going to take three courses and get those credits before I officially start in the fall,” she says.

    Veneziano, who said his favorite class in high school was AP government, is majoring in political science and economics.

    Olivia Chille is heading to Philadelphia to study Materials Science Engineering at Drexel University, but before that, she plans to spend a lot of time making more memories by taking a trip to the beach with some friends.

    Then she will go with her family to Las Vegas at the end of July.

    “Since I’m the only one going to Philadelphia, leaving all my friends will be difficult,” she says. “But I’m sure we’ll stay in touch.”

    Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Chille said the past year has been good and her class has achieved a lot.

    Prom, Courtney Crownover said, was a highlight of the year.

    She works at State College’s Olive Garden, and although she looks forward to moving there during the summer, she will miss the school routine.

    “I will miss spending time with friends and attending classes,” Crownover said.

    Although changes are also in the air for Mia DeStefano, she will continue to work at Human Society where she enjoys helping with dogs.

    Excited to attend Juniata College in the fall, DeStefano still declared a major, but is considering something history-related with a minor in photography.

    For her, a favorite school memory comes from ninth grade when she and other students were stuck on a broken down bus on their way home from Six Flags.

    “We were stuck there for a few hours and then had to get back on a bus from Bedford,” she remembers.

    High school drama club president Luke Rokosky plans to work at Shoe Carnival and take classes to learn some basics like Excel in preparation for Juniata College in the fall.

    There he is enrolled in the college’s 3+1 program, where he will earn a bachelor’s degree in commerce the first three years and a master’s degree in his final year.

    College will be a new role for Rokosky, who played Ebenezer Scrooge in the “Christmas song” and Joseph Pulizter in “New”.

    Also a choir member, he participated in district, regional and all-state choirs and said he would miss all the friends he made at school.

    But, when he goes off to college, Rokosky’s friend, Will Secriskey, will be there.

    Secriskey is also enrolled in Juniata’s 3+1 program, but will focus on health care administration for his bachelor’s degree and business administration for his master’s degree.

    Excited about the next chapter of his life, Secriskey thanks his teachers for pushing him towards his future, but said he will miss drama club, where he received an Issac Award for his role as Crutchie in the musical . “New”.

    “I liked playing Crutchie because of his positive mind about things,” Secriskey said, and with that in mind, he plans to attend Inbound, a summer program at Juniata where he will have the opportunity to meet other incoming freshmen.

    Friday night football games will be missed, Kaydince Kenny and Gabrielle McClellan said.

    Kenny, who works at DelGrosso this summer before going to the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown, said she will miss football games with the band and being with her friends.

    At UPJ, she will be majoring in biology in the pre-vet program.

    “I can’t wait to go to the same college as my sister” she says.

    Looking forward to college but looking back to her high school days, McClellan said she, too, will miss football games and cheering with her friends in the stands.

    After working this summer, she is heading to the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh to study.

    This summer, Ashley Smith will continue to work at the Meadows in Duncansville and prepare for college – Slippery Rock University – where she will pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.

    Smith, who plays the violin, said she will miss seeing her friends every day and participating in after-school activities.

    “My favorite memories are the performances of the string ensemble in the morning before school,” she says.

    Medicine is the future of Macy Yost, who plans to follow a few doctors this summer. While astronomy was her favorite class in high school, she would go to the University of Pittsburgh to study biological sciences.

    As they prepare for summer jobs and road trips with friends and family, AASD graduates said they are excited for the future.

    “I can’t wait to go to university, to have a new freedom now and for the rest of my life”, Burchfield said, adding that she also plans to find a good job after college.

    Mirror Staff Writer Cati Keith can be reached at 814-946-7535.

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    Who are the victims of the Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital shooting?


    Dr Stephanie Husen went into medicine because she wanted to treat people the same way doctors treated her after she broke her foot in a car accident, her ex-husband has said.

    “She wanted to be that person who helped people get better and made sure they could have a great life even after a horrible injury,” John Reckenbeil said Thursday.

    Husen was one of four people killed Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, police said. The shooter then appears to have committed suicide.

    The shooter was targeting Dr. Preston Phillips, whom he accused of lingering pain after back surgery in May, Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Thursday. In a letter found on his body, the shooter “made it clear that he came with the intention of killing Dr. Phillips and anyone who got in his way,” Franklin said.

    Husen and Phillips were killed along with Amanda Glenn and another man whose wife was a patient, William Love.

    Dr. Preston Phillips, 59

    Dr Preston Phillips.Shane Bevel / Saint Francis Health System

    Phillips is remembered as an “accomplished gentleman” who others would do well to emulate, those who worked with him said.

    A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Phillips was an orthopedic surgeon with an interest in spine surgery and joint reconstruction.

    Cliff Robertson, president and CEO of Saint Francis Health System, remembered Phillips as a physician who felt a real call to his profession and the care of his patients.

    “He was – he is – a man we should all strive to emulate,” Robertson said.

    “The fact that someone is suing Dr. Phillips is mind-boggling,” Robertson said at a news conference. “He’s one of those people…his clinic can’t always be on time because he’ll be spending every minute with the patients they need.”

    Robertson called Phillips’ death “the ultimate loss for St. Francis and for Tulsa.”

    Dr Stephanie Husen, 48 years old

    Dr Stephanie Husen.
    Dr Stephanie Husen.Shane Bevel / Saint Francis Health System

    Husen was a sports and internal medicine specialist at the Warren Center.

    Reckenbeil, a lawyer in Greenville, South Carolina, remembers her as a caring and empathetic doctor. The two met in Oklahoma City when Husen was a physical therapist about to start medical school.

    The car crash and terrible foot injury gave him a new perspective, he said.

    “That was all she wanted to get into sports medicine and orthopedics for. She was 1 million percent dedicated to her patients.

    They married in 2004 and divorced after five years. Reckenbeil, who said he hadn’t kept in touch with his ex-wife, recalled a heartwarming gesture – last year she sent him a package containing photos she had of his mother, who died of cancer.

    “That’s the kind of person she was,” he said. “Knowing how much I miss…she and my mom found these photos that included my mom. And she sent them to me. Very special.”

    Amanda Dawn Glenn, 40

    Amanda Dawn Glenn.
    Amanda Dawn Glenn.Tulsa Police Department via Facebook

    Described by her family as a devoted wife and mother, “Amanda has always put everyone first,” police said in a statement. statement on the victims.

    Glenn, who had worked in the medical field for 18 years, was working as a receptionist in the office when the shooter attacked, police said.

    She is survived by her husband and two sons.

    “She was happiest just being with her family, with the most incredible love for her boys and her husband,” reads the statement distributed by police.

    William Love, 73 years old

    William Love.
    William Love.Tulsa Police Department via Facebook

    William Love was shot and killed while helping his 54-year-old wife, Deborah Love, according to his family. Deborah Love was a patient of Phillips, their daughter said.

    “William Love’s family would like us to share that at the time of the shooting, William heard the gunshots and knew his wife could not escape the building alone. He sacrificed his life for her,” a said the police.

    Franklin, the police chief, said Thursday the information he had was that a patient who was shot and killed was holding a door shut to allow others to escape.

    William Love retired from the army, in which he served 27 years. He was a first sergeant and toured Vietnam.

    “My father has always been a protector to his wife, daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” his daughter Karen Denise Love said in a statement.

    How nurses can prevent career-ending back injuries and practice good body mechanics


    By Christy Book

    I want you to think back to nursing school. Remember all the sacrifices you and your family made to reach the end goal of becoming a nurse. Do you remember all the grueling hours you put in to get the degree? Now, what if I told you that all that hard work can be erased with one wrong move? Well, it is possible!

    Integrating good body mechanics into your daily work routine is vital to ensure that you can continue to physically cope with the daily demands of nursing. It could mean the difference between the longevity of your nursing career and early retirement due to a likely preventable injury.

    What is Proper Body Mechanics

    Good body mechanics in healthcare can be defined as the use of specific techniques and muscles to perform high-risk tasks without causing strain or injury to the body.

    We’ve all attended boring lectures and trainings on proper body mechanics. How much attention do we pay to it when we carry out our professional tasks? Is it really that important?

    How important is proper body mechanics

    We are taught proper techniques for lifting and performing other high-risk tasks as nurses, but how important are proper body mechanics?

    • Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major cause of injury among healthcare professionals OSHA. The lower back is one of the most affected areas. Often this is attributed to poor body mechanics.
    • 38% of nurses are affected by a disabling back injury or back painthe American Journal of Critical Care found. Amazingly, 9,000 healthcare workers are injured every day while performing work-related tasks!
    • 78,740 cases of non-fatal injuries and illnesses involving registered nurses (RNs) in the private sector alone have been documented by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2020. Among these cases, five thousand eight hundred and fifty concerned a back injury. These stats only include AI! The numbers are even higher when you factor other healthcare workers into the equation.
    • More recent studies now find a link between work-related lower back injuries and higher death rates. Further studies are needed to support this claim and clarify the details. Nonetheless, research suggests a link between the two.

    Do you think these numbers are scary? Now that’s something to think about!

    Understanding the “Why” Factor

    It’s so important to understand the “why” factor rather than just being told we need to do something. When we understand why something is important, we are much better able to act on it.

    These statistics shed light on the “why” factor and reinforce the importance of following proper body mechanics guidelines.

    How to prevent back injuries as a nurse

    The good news is that by practicing good body mechanics, you can significantly reduce your risk of falling into these statistics.

    Some basics techniques you can use to prevent lifting injuries, including:

    • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart to provide a good base of support
    • Get as close to the patient as possible
    • Face the patient when lifting
    • Do not bend or twist the waist
    • Bend with your knees
    • Lift with your legs, not your back
    • Use a patient lift when available and not contraindicated for the patient

    It is practice makes perfect

    It’s so easy in a fast-paced environment like nursing to forget about proper body mechanics. However, it is absolutely necessary to remember this.

    Practice revising your body mechanics so that it becomes a habit.

    The more you practice, the better you will become and the less likely you are to sustain a work-related injury due to poor body mechanics.

    Protect the investment you made in yourself when you started your nursing journey. Don’t become another statistic!

    EDU Holdings (ASX:EDU) to Acquire Nurse Training Australia for $6 Million – The Market Herald



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    • EDU Holdings (EDU) to acquire Care Plus Training, which is called Nurse Training Australia (NTA), for $6 million
    • Founded in 2013, NTA is a registered private training organization that offers certificate and diploma courses in health and community.
    • The acquisition consists of an initial cash payment of $4.5 million for a 75% interest, with an additional payment of $1.5 million payable in 12 months for the remaining 25%.
    • To fund the acquisition, EDU will undertake an equity offering to raise $6 million through the issuance of over 46.15 million shares to investors and corporate directors.
    • EDU ended the day 7.14% in the green to close at 15 cents

    EDU Holdings (EDU) is set to acquire Care Plus Training, which is called Nurse Training Australia (NTA), for $6 million.

    Founded in 2013, NTA is a registered private training organization and Commonwealth register of institutions and courses for overseas students.

    It offers certificate and diploma courses in health and community services in areas where skills are scarce, such as nursing.

    In 2021, it filed $4.1 million in revenue and $1.3 million in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

    The acquisition price of $6 million consists of an initial cash payment of $4.5 million for a 75% interest, with an additional payment of $1.5 million payable in 12 months to acquire the 25 % remaining.

    This initial payment is subject to net debt and working capital adjustments, while the $1.5 million payment is not subject to any conditions.

    Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of a number of conditions, the acquisition is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2022.

    This acquisition expands EDU’s entry into the nurse education market as well as its course offerings.

    “We have been planning a strategic entry into nurse education for some time and see the acquisition of NTA as a very attractive opportunity to expand EDU’s offering,” commented CEO Adam Davis.

    “There is a strong alignment between the companies, with both sharing a commitment to delivering high quality training and employment outcomes.”

    “This acquisition is also a catalyst for the group in the development of a higher nursing education program, in line with our strategy of creating bridges from professional education to higher education.

    To finance the acquisition, EDU will undertake an equity offering to raise $6 million through the issuance of over 46.15 million shares to institutional, professional and sophisticated investors, as well as corporate directors.

    The shares will be priced at 13 cents, representing a 7.1% discount from EDU closing price of 14 cents on May 30.

    EDU will also undertake a stock purchase plan (SPP) to raise an additional $500,000.

    Eligible shareholders will be able to subscribe for up to $30,000 of shares at the same price as the offering.

    Additionally, Mulpha was welcomed as a strategic investor with its CEO Greg Shaw joining EDU as a non-executive director.

    Mr. Shaw has over 25 years experience in the leisure and hospitality business with operations in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

    Prior to joining Mulpha in 2016, he was CEO of Ardent Leisure (ALG), helping the company grow from a $70 million business to a $1.2 billion business.

    EDU rose 7.14% at the close of the market, with shares ending the day at 15 cents.

    Coast doctor takes another step to prepare for the new world of medical cannabis


    JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) – Dr. Philip Levin, a family physician and emergency physician, is a longtime advocate for medical cannabis.

    “Medical cannabis has been an authorized and used treatment throughout human history,” he said.

    So it seems natural for him to go the extra mile to prepare for the next new stage in his practice.

    “Doctors need to be trained — practitioners, whoever does the certification — needs to be trained to know exactly what the patient needs for their particular disease,” he said.

    The state requires eight hours of continuing medical education to qualify.

    Levin is seeking certification as a “professional medical cannabis prescriber” through a 10-week program from Pacific College in California.

    “When the practitioner certifies the patient, they put on that certification what they want the patient to receive,” Levin said. “For example, I would say that this patient has COPD, so I don’t want him to have a product to smoke. This patient needs an oral medication that has a CBD/THC ratio of 20-1, which is most likely to help his disease with these specific flavonoids.

    He said it was a landmark day.

    “I am very pleased that we have finally achieved this effort to bring the benefit of medical cannabis to patients in Mississippi,” he said.

    Levin added that while some doctors will be cautious at first with medical cannabis, he thinks buy-in will eventually come.

    “I think that kind of awareness will become much more open over time and they will see how their patients benefit from using cannabis products,” he said.

    The rules are quite strict when it comes to certifying patients for a medical cannabis card.

    Among them:

    • There must be an “authentic practitioner-patient relationship”
    • The practitioner must examine the patient in person in Mississippi
    • And there must be follow-up visits with the patient

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    NUMBERS: Don’t you see AI in emergency medicine? Here it is: Emergency Medicine News


    artificial intelligence, synthetic data


    The use cases for synthetic data are not just theoretical; real people are making huge strides in the field. I was lucky enough to be able to speak with two such people, each of whom uses different types of solutions to tackle different problems.

    Synthea is a computerized engine operated by MITER, a non-profit corporation that operates federally funded research and development centers to generate realistic, industry-standard artificial health records. Jay Walonoski, one of the founders of Synthea, came up with the idea for Synthea when he brought his daughter in for medical attention and the team caring for her could not easily access her medical information.

    “Getting health care data is impossible,” he said. “You have to go through all this bureaucracy, and there are all sorts of protections in place for a good reason. But if a patient comes to your emergency room, how do you get their medical records? They may not come to your hospital regularly. … You don’t know what allergies they have or if they take a certain medication. Healthcare interoperability is a huge issue. We are developing standards and software to solve this problem.

    Synthea uses a comprehensive set of modules that describe the disease and recovery cycle and simulate disease processes to generate completely new patient records so that these synthetic records can be used to solve interoperability issues. Recordings made with Synthea look real but can still be used without fear of compromise. Developing a process for sharing sensitive information with outside sources, other hospitals, for example, is difficult, but Synthea enables IT teams to create and test these processes in a safe and convenient way.

    “There are other methods of generating synthetic data where you bring your own data to the table and they will do a statistical clone of your data; that’s not what Synthea does,” Walonoski said.

    Synthea has the advantage of being open source, which means that the engine is free and transparent, in addition to avoiding any possibility of re-identification of the patient. The modules are also relatively easy to understand and can be modified by the general community.

    “Any time someone says we’re going to improve your COVID model or make your cancer model work better or we’re going to add a new disease, we can collaborate and improve Synthea that way,” he said. .

    Knowing that such a resource exists can help emergency physicians advocate for interoperability. Mr. Walonoski also suggested exploring the open-source community or trying to develop new emergency conditions using the module builder at https://bit.ly/ModuleBuilder.

    Maintaining confidentiality

    Gretel.ai approaches the problem from a different angle; it’s an engine that takes real data, uses machine learning technology to create a general picture of the data, and then uses that picture to produce more data that’s completely new but indistinguishable from the original.

    “What we focus on is high-quality synthetic data,” said Ali Golshan, CEO and Founder of Gretel.ai. “And that means synthetic data is so statistically similar to your original data that you can make production-grade AI predictions on top of that. You can get the same business outcome as if you were using the original raw data. However, synthetic data allows us to be able to put this data almost in a safe harbor, so that these teams can open it, collaborate and share it with other environments and institutions around them.

    Golshan said the company also solves the problem of an underrepresented dataset when institutions simply don’t have enough data. “The University of California at Irvine was doing a large study on a rare heart disease, and they had an overwhelming amount of information and data on male patients, but not on female patients. So we used a feature we call auto-complete for data, where you can actually say, “It’s the data that matters to me, but I don’t have enough of it.” So we learn about that, and then we strengthen that underrepresented dataset.

    Gretel.ai uses a concept called “differential privacy,” a constraint on patterns that prevents unique cases from being re-identified to ensure the safety of unique patients in medical datasets.

    “We built advanced privacy filters that use differential privacy to inject noise into AI model training,” he said. “We use a deep neural network language model, similar to OpenAI’s GPT-3. As the model learns, with a single button, we allow anyone to inject differential privacy and to create things like outlier filters. [There is a] balance between total confidentiality and 100% data accuracy. This is actually why synthetic data cannot and should not be more than 94-95% similar to your original data. Otherwise, you could essentially derive all the original data from the synthetics.

    Golshan said he created a simple one-button model to determine whether the researcher wants more privacy or more quality. “More quality may be needed for your internal use cases where you want much higher efficiency,” he said. “More privacy may be needed to collaborate and share your data openly.”

    One of the strengths of the Gretel.ai engine is that it can be used for free on any website. The engine can also be run in a container which allows to take advantage of synthetic data generation without downloading sensitive data to Gretel’s own computers. Try it by going to https://gretel.ai/ and clicking on “Start for free”.

    Use cases for synthetic data continue to explode. I encourage emergency physicians to explore these products and think about how they can help our patients by improving data sharing and learning.

    Dr. Bélanger has created a web application that uses procedurally generated pediatric patients with infectious respiratory symptoms to see if it would be possible to use synthetic medical data to generate real insights. Read this article, “The patient in the computer”, onhttps://bit.ly/3DzxZIc.

    Dr. Belangeris secretary of the Locum Tenens chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and an emergency physician in McKinney, TX. Read his past articles onhttp://bit.ly/EMN-numbERs.

    Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis launches new nurse training program


    The pandemic has laid bare what people in the healthcare industry have known for years: there just aren’t enough nurses in this country. The pre-existing shortage was compounded when pandemic-induced burnout led to a wave of quits across the country. And with another 500,000 nurses set to retire this year, the country will need 1.1 million new nurses by the end of 2022, according to the American Association of Nurses.

    COVID-19 has also complicated the process of transitioning new nurses from classroom to bedside. Many were unable to undergo hands-on training in hospitals due to strict safety protocols and as a result left nursing school with less practical experience than previous generations.

    St. Francis Hospital – Memphis attempts to bridge this gap.

    Nurse Susan Wood, director of the new novice nurse program inside the new oncology training wing at Saint Francis Hospital, where experienced nurses will team up with new caregivers for a hands-on learning experience which was lost during parts of the pandemic where bedside training was replaced by distance learning.

    “We recognize that during the pandemic there were fewer opportunities for nurses to gain real clinical experience in a hospital setting, and this can make the transition to providing patient care in a hospital setting daunting,” said Cameron Murphy, head nurse at Saint Francis. Hospital-Memphis.

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    The hospital is recruiting new nurses for its Novice Registered Nurses program, which will pair early-career nurses with experienced nurses to provide mentorship and other on-the-job training as new nurses begin work full-time, said program director Susan Wood. Currently, the program is only running at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis.

    “Saint Francis’ program is more unique. This encompasses the preceptorship program, where they learn to become a true professional nurse,” she said. “And that means putting in IVs, taking blood pressure, assessing patients, managing pain, but we also add a few other components that aren’t typically seen.”

    Nurses Amber Webb, left, and Lindsay Hale inside the new oncology training wing at Saint Francis Hospital, where experienced nurses will team up with new caregivers for a hands-on learning experience that has been lost during parts of the pandemic where bedside training was replaced by remote learning.

    In addition to helping nurses build confidence at the bedside, the program also aims to help them master other skills, such as time management, how to communicate with patients and doctors, and drills. team building outside of the hospital, Wood said.

    The novice registered nurse program will also include tests on hospital policies. Wood said the tests aren’t punitive, just to make sure nurses have a good grasp of things that are often thrown away quickly during an orientation period.

    “I think it helps them a lot because they don’t understand the liability and the legalities sometimes associated with nursing,” she said.

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    Wood said for the first class, they hoped to have six or eight nurses who would all start at once to create the feeling of a cohesive team.

    Nurse Susan Wood, director of the new novice nurse program inside the new oncology training wing at Saint Francis Hospital, where experienced nurses will team up with new caregivers for a hands-on learning experience which was lost during parts of the pandemic where bedside training was replaced by distance learning.

    Participants in the program are fully qualified and certified nurses who receive competitive salaries and benefits, according to the hospital. The program simply incorporates more structured opportunities for feedback from experienced nurses and provides a peer group for new nurses.

    Nurse Lindsay Hale, who started nursing at Saint Francis last year, said having other nurses around you at the same stage of their careers is key. She had another nurse who started at the same time as her and said the two often texted each other to reassure themselves that they weren’t the only ones feeling a bit overwhelmed.

    “You come into an environment where there are a lot of nurses who know what they are doing. And so you’re constantly looking around and questioning yourself,” she said. “So you have other nurses with you who are at the same (stage)… I mean, it brings you a lot of comfort.”

    Nurses Amber Webb, left, and Lindsay Hale inside the new oncology training wing at Saint Francis Hospital, where experienced nurses will team up with new caregivers for a hands-on learning experience that has been lost during parts of the pandemic where bedside training has been replaced by distance learning.

    Nurse Amber Webb, who went through a similar program when she started to become a nurse and will be a mentor for new nurses at Saint Francis, said being part of an early-career group of nurses can also be beneficial because being among peers can make people less afraid to ask questions and some people might ask questions you hadn’t thought of.

    “I couldn’t imagine starting without it because it was so beneficial. It bridges that gap…school is totally different from real-world nursing,” Webb said. “It’s totally different when you’re with the person who’s going through something or who’s in pain or you have these other things on top of giving medication or starting an IV.”

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    The program is supposed to last around 12 weeks but can be extended. And while formal mentoring may end after those three months, young nurses will have bonded with their peers and with more experienced nurses, giving them a network of people they can turn to for advice.

    “You want to start breastfeeding this way if you can,” Webb said. “Instead of just walking in and getting to work, you pretty much have someone to work with.”

    For Webb, her mentor has become one of her best friends and is still someone she turns to for advice seven years later. And even after years of work, Webb said the opportunity for feedback and reassurance was important.

    Nurse Susan Wood, director of the new novice nurse program inside the new oncology training wing at Saint Francis Hospital, where experienced nurses will team up with new caregivers for a hands-on learning experience which was lost during parts of the pandemic where bedside training was replaced with remote learning.

    “It’s a big job. You take care of people… you can make the difference between saving their lives or something happening,” she said. “It’s just a very anxious type job, especially in the beginning.”

    Nurses will work on two floors at Park Avenue Hospital which was recently completely renovated. The novice RN team will work on the orthopedics floor and on the oncology floor, where they will work with West Clinic physicians in a partnership with that organization.

    This partnership also includes the establishment of cancer patient-specific urgent care where patients, many of whom are severely immunocompromised, can go to get the same type of services they would seek in an emergency room in a safer environment.

    Wood said no matter where new nurses start their careers, her advice was the same.

    “The only words of wisdom I can give to new nurses coming in are: be passionate, be compassionate and be open-minded to learn because that’s what they’re here for,” he said. she stated. “You are there for the patient. This is the most important thing.

    Corinne S Kennedy covers health care and economic development for The Commercial Appeal. She can be contacted by email at [email protected]

    How to register

    For more information about joining the Novice RN program at Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, call Shaska Graham at 901-765-1961.

    Quinnipiac University staff visit CESI to explore training and education opportunities | Hartford Health Care


    May 31, 2022

    Quinnipiac University faculty and staff visited CESI (Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation) on Wednesday to learn more about what the center offers and to think about ways students could benefit from the partnership announced earlier this year with Hartford HealthCare.
    QU VisitIn January, Hartford HealthCare and Quinnipiac University announced a partnership to build the workforce of tomorrow and grow the pool of students in a wide range of professions. This week, leaders also discussed research opportunities and how the two organizations can work together in these efforts. “It can be a far-reaching partnership and I see it growing over time. It’s incredibly exciting and we’re extremely fortunate to be building this partnership together,” said Debra Leibowitz, Vice President of Quinnipiac University. About 40 people attended the tour on Wednesday, which included an introduction to the various ways CESI supports the healthcare industry locally, regionally and globally through partnerships with manufacturers and suppliers. CESI has a dual mission of helping train doctors and nurses while supporting industry clients with training. The tour broke into small groups to explore different parts of the center, including the Da Vinci robotic system, laparoscopic surgery training area, SimMom delivery room with SimMom, newborn mannequins and all- children, a demonstration of virtual reality, the CESI studio, a demonstration of trauma mannequins. , a procedure room for intubation and central line practice, and a model patient room with a manikin and monitors. The visit also included non-medical students, with discussions about how different university programs could focus on different opportunities – for example, if computer programming students could help with virtual reality coding, or if business students could work with training or billing software development. Ahead of the tour, a video of the recent Disaster Day exercise was released, which could help train media students to handle a crisis by hosting a press conference, writing press releases and monitoring media posts. social. The QU students were involved as volunteer casualties in the exercise, which was training for emergency department trainees to learn how to handle a mass casualty disaster, and also included a simulated explosion and domestic dispute. Mike Midgley, professor of anatomy in the Department of Biology, said the visit was very beneficial. “Our students want hands-on learning options and it’s all very interactive,” he said. “They can see the treatment options and see how it works.”
    QU VisitStacy Spiro, director of the OBGYN internship, said there are many opportunities for training in residency or practical nursing. Although she had visited the center in the past, she had not seen all of the different training rooms. “It will be a great partnership, with opportunities for our students to see more and be more aware of different job opportunities,” she said. Rocco Orlando, MD, FACS, academic director of Hartford Healthcare, said the visit and brainstorming session offered a myriad of opportunities. “It’s nothing I didn’t plan for, but there are huge opportunities for matchmaking and expansion,” he said. The partnership with Quinnipiac also includes advanced, coordinated care on campus through Hartford HealthCare’s Campus Care program. This will provide high-quality health and wellness services to manage the comprehensive care needs of students, from physical and mental well-being to athletic training for the university’s Division I athletes.

    Who is eligible for paxlovid? How it works and how to get it


    Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was receiving Paxlovid treatments, prompting questions about how the treatment works and its accessibility. KCRA 3 spoke with Dr. Vanessa Walker of Pulmonary Medicine Associates, who answered some of these questions. questions.Q: What is Paxlovid and how is it given?Dr. Walker told KCRA 3 that they were two different types of antiviral pills. You take 30 pills in total in five days. According to the study data, Dr. Walker said Paxlovid reduced COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by 88%. Walker: By affecting this enzyme, it makes the virus unable to replicate as it’s supposed to, which means it’s unable to make as many copies as it needs to spread through your body and cause a serious illness. The key is to catch it early. These drugs aren’t meant to treat people once they’re very sick, so they don’t really play as big of a role once you’re in hospital or once you’re in intensive care. treatments?Dr. Walker: Paxlovid is much more effective than Molnupiravir. If you follow the line of therapy, the first line therapy would be Paxlovid for people who qualify for it. Q: Who should take Paxlovid?Dr. Walker: The people who would benefit are those who are at high risk of having a serious illness. It is our elderly population and our patients who have other chronic health conditions. KCRA Staff Note 3: The FDA Emergency Use Authorization states that healthcare providers must consider the benefit/risk ratio for an individual patient. Q: How do you decide whether or not to prescribe Paxlovid to a patient?Dr. Walker: To me, that’s exactly what we talked about: your risk. How likely are you to end up in hospital with a serious illness. The only thing I would point out is that this means that those of us who are quite young and healthy and don’t have a lot of problems, you shouldn’t take Paxlovid once you’ve contracted the COVID. If I had COVID tomorrow, I wouldn’t write myself a prescription for Paxlovid. Q: Will Paxlovid be available to everyone at some point?Dr. Walker: I think it’s probably behind the scenes at some point. Just not technically yet. Q: You mentioned “COVID rebound” for people who took Paxlovid. What is that? Dr Walker explained that the problem arises after a patient has completed their five-day antiviral treatment. A week after stopping the drug, they again show symptoms of COVID-19 and test positive again even after testing negative. Dr. Walker: We still don’t know exactly what’s going on with that. We don’t think it’s a mutation. It is not a new strain in your body. I think what’s happening is that in some people the antiviral drug drops the viral load so low that it becomes undetectable, and once the drugs wear off it’s able to replenish itself and cause the ‘infection. a prescription for paxlovid through your doctor or health care provider. If you’re uninsured, the California Department of Public Health has opened OptumServe Test to Treat sites that are free for uninsured people to get tested, be seen by a provider, and receive an antiviral prescription Here’s where you can find a Test to Treat site near you. KCRA 3 contacted Governor Gavin Newsom’s office to ask how he was able to receive the Paxlovid treatment. In a statement, a spokesperson said: “The Governor received a prescription from his or her physician. Eligibility is determined by individual practicing physicians. The Governor wanted to raise awareness of the use of Paxlovid in order to educate physicians and healthcare providers about available treatments who believe their patients may benefit from the treatment for avoid serious illness.Many who could benefit from Paxlovid do not get it primarily for lack of knowledge of its dis availability. It is important that Paxlovid is started early in the course of the disease to optimize its benefits. Patients with new symptoms of COVID should talk to their doctor about available treatments. »

    Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was receiving Paxlovid treatments, prompting questions about how the treatment works and its accessibility.

    KCRA 3 spoke with Dr. Vanessa Walker of Pulmonary Medicine Associates, who answered some of these questions.

    Q: What is Paxlovid and how is it given?

    Dr Walker told KCRA 3 that they are two different types of antiviral pills. You take 30 pills in total in five days. According to the study data, Dr. Walker said Paxlovid reduced COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by 88%.

    Dr. Walker: By affecting this enzyme, [that helps the virus replicate] this renders the virus unable to replicate as it is supposed to, which means it is unable to make as many copies as it needs to spread through your body and cause serious illness. The key is to catch it early. These drugs aren’t meant to treat people once they’re very sick, so they don’t really play as big of a role once you’re in hospital or in intensive care.

    Q: How does Paxlovid compare to other treatments?

    Dr. Walker: Paxlovid is much more effective than Molnupiravir. If you follow the line of therapy, the first line therapy would be Paxlovid for people who qualify for it.

    Q: Who should take Paxlovid?

    Dr. Walker: The people who would benefit are those who are at high risk of having a serious illness. It’s our elderly population and our patients with other chronic conditions.

    KCRA Staff Note 3: The FDA Emergency Use Authorization states that healthcare providers must consider the benefit/risk ratio for an individual patient.

    Q: How do you decide whether or not to prescribe Paxlovid to a patient?

    Dr. Walker: To me, that’s exactly what we talked about: your risk. How likely are you to end up in hospital with a serious illness. The only thing I would point out is that this means that those of us who are quite young and healthy and don’t have a lot of problems, you shouldn’t take Paxlovid once you’ve contracted the COVID. If I had COVID tomorrow, I wouldn’t write myself a prescription for Paxlovid.

    Q: Will Paxlovid be available to everyone at some point?

    Dr. Walker: I think it’s probably behind the scenes at some point. Just not technically yet.

    Q: You mentioned “rebound COVID” for people who have taken Paxlovid. What is that?

    Dr Walker explained that the problem arises after a patient has completed their five-day antiviral treatment. A week after stopping the drug, they again show symptoms of COVID-19 and test positive again even after testing negative.

    Dr. Walker: We still don’t know exactly what’s going on with that. We don’t think it’s a mutation. It is not a new strain in your body. I think what’s happening is that in some people the antiviral drug drops the viral load so low that it becomes undetectable, and once the drugs wear off it’s able to replenish itself and cause the ‘infection.”

    You can get a prescription for paxlovid from your doctor or health care provider. If you are uninsured, the California Department of Public Health has opened OptumServe Test to Treat sites that are free for uninsured people to get tested, be seen by a provider, and receive prescription antiviral pills. Here’s where you can find a Test to Treat site near you.

    KCRA 3 contacted Governor Gavin Newsom’s office to ask how he was able to receive the Paxlovid treatment.

    In a statement, a spokesperson said:

    “The Governor received a prescription from his physician. Eligibility is determined by individual practicing physicians. The Governor wanted to publicize the use of Paxlovid to educate physicians and providers who believe their patients may benefit from the treatment for prevent serious disease. Many who could benefit from Paxlovid do not get it primarily due to lack of knowledge about its availability. It is important that Paxlovid is started early in the course of the disease to maximize its benefits. Patients who have new symptoms of COVID should talk to their doctor about available treatments.”

    The healthcare industry has a problem with personalization: how voice AI can help


    There is nothing more personal than one’s health and well-being. When receiving care, patients often face extreme challenges. They rightly expect personalization, but despite the countless amounts of data, research and scientific discoveries that have dramatically improved the quality of care, patients often leave healthcare facilities feeling like a number.

    According McKinsey, patients expect the same digital experiences they are used to in retail, insurance and banking. These industries have long embraced innovations and processes that allow them to use technology to improve the experience and put the customer first. Patients who have grown accustomed to such benefits now demand a similar commitment from their healthcare providers and payers.

    Patients expect to be at the center of their care. They want their suppliers and payers to use omnichannel methods to reach them. They require transparency in decision-making and the ability to manage administrative actions and finances independently. They expect interactions to be seamless in their preferred communication methods, regardless of industry. Patients demand fast, efficient service without repeating or sharing information.

    Labor shortages and Covid-19 surges continue to put pressure on suppliers and payers. They struggle to meet these demands with the staff and tools available. But voice AI technology has the potential to help. It can drive the next wave of healthcare innovation by making every patient advocate or service representative smarter and more agile in meeting the growing expectations of healthcare consumers, with the added benefit that AI technology is always active and unbiased.

    Changing customer expectations

    When the first wave of Covid-19 taxed healthcare institutions, patients became more tolerant. According to the last Pega Health Commitment Investigation, which surveyed more than 2,000 US consumers and 200 healthcare industry leaders, 63% of patients said they would change doctors due to poor communication and engagement (down 23% from compared to the previous year). This year, however, personalized healthcare has become a higher priority.

    Health experts know that better patient engagement can lead to better health outcomes. With attention, patients become active members of their care team. They communicate regularly throughout the process while managing their health. They end up being better informed and more involved in their treatment options and care decisions.

    Because each patient has varying levels of health literacy and willingness to participate in the care process, engagement can be a challenge. However, AI-powered care services and solutions can remove barriers and biases, personalize interactions, improve health access and equity, and automate access to insights and knowledge. Such benefits can free up service agents to serve and focus on the patient experience rather than process.

    Conversational AI solutions work as co-pilots for the agent. The technology considers keywords and phrases, interprets them, then recommends resolution steps and further eliminates tedious manual processes, such as error-prone data entry or data lookups. They also analyze the intention to guide caregivers (and agents) in the most efficient and empathetic service possible.

    With voice AI capturing data and guiding conversation, agents can alleviate distracting back-end tasks and better focus on listening and delivering quality service. Plus, healthcare providers have the tools and resources to better answer questions quickly and accurately in real time, human-to-human.

    Putting “care” back in health care

    In the past, AI has often been seen as cold and impersonal, but over time AI capabilities have become usable in more intuitive and empathetic ways. Through continuous advancements and powerful algorithms, AI can interpret the unique circumstances and patient preferences that play a critical role in the delivery and service of care.

    AI has the power to be used to minimize gaps in care, improve early prevention, and give patients the best chance of getting the right treatments quickly while avoiding complications. The technology can predict and coordinate with patients to proactively schedule appointments at a regular cadence through their preferred communication channels. It can also adapt over time. For example, if a patient does not respond to email but responds to text messages, the AI ​​will learn these preferences and automatically update them. It can also continuously configure messaging, incorporating empathetic language for the appropriate situation. Imagine that a patient is in an area where there are forest fires; the agent can be prompted to ask how the person is and if they are safe before proceeding with the call, personalizing the customer experience.

    The intersection of human connection and technology via voice AI has the power to revolutionize the way patients interact with their healthcare providers and payers. As a result, healthcare organizations across the value chain that prioritize high-quality personalized services and care will improve both business and health outcomes and be better positioned to retain and grow their patient populations, even if the pandemic persists and beyond. We need personalization, and voice artificial intelligence technology is a fundamental way forward.

    Photo: berya113, Getty Images

    Taking Advocacy to the Next Level: What It’s Like to Be a Nurse Advocate


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    If you feel a special connection to your role as an advocate for your patients, you may want to consider adding the title “lawyer” to your current title of “nurse”.

    “Many nurses realize they are advocates at the bedside and beyond early on,” says Kimberly Cleveland, PHD(C), JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, Nurse Advocate, Educator and Recording Secretary of The American Association of Nurse Advocates (TAANA). “That’s actually what I think attracts most nurses who would like to be lawyers to want to go to law school. They truly believe and feel their role is to create safe systems, advocate for patient needs and ethics in healthcare.

    Kimberly Cleveland, PHD(C), JD, MSN, RN, C-MBCAs an educator, “I love sharing how nurses and health care providers can use what they know within the health system to be able to achieve social justice and equality of access to health care for all,” says Cleveland. She notes that The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting the Path to Achieve Health Equity2020-2030 calls on nurses to help ensure that equitable care is provided to all.

    “Lawyers have a special role to play in this because they can also advocate for policy,” Cleveland notes. “One of the things I find most gratifying is that I have often been called upon to weigh in on really big political issues and to make sure that we consider all of the stakeholders around the table when we come up with our ideas about how to administer health care across the United States.

    “Nurses are positioned by the unique disciplinary preparation that they must be exceptional advocates,” says Cleveland. “The critical thinking that nurses do at the bedside and in their roles as nurse leaders and clinicians really helps prepare them to be exceptional advocates. The key is really figuring out if that’s where they want their practice to focus, because as nurse advocates, we really are advocates as well as problem solvers.

    Rigorous process

    To become a lawyer, you’ll need to go through the same process as anyone else who wants to practice law, notes Cleveland. “What I tell students is that law school is a very rigorous iterative process. It is a profession full of details, rigorous study and ability to advocate and write clearly.

    Although you must follow the same path as others, as a nurse you have unique attributes that can set you apart. “Nurses have a wonderful opportunity to distinguish themselves from other people who want to be lawyers because they have such a broad base of experience,” says Diane Knoblauch, JD, MSN, RN, nurse advocate and president of TAANA. “They come from so many different backgrounds and they’ve worked in so many different environments with so many different types of people and in so many different settings.”

    Parameter Range

    As for where nurse advocates practice, “there are as many roles for nurse advocates as there are unique aspects of nursing,” according to Cleveland. “There are nurse advocates who work in family law because they have the experience of being able to look at age suitability and communicate with children. There are nurses who work in administrative law because very clearly, as nurse leaders, we are very aware of the regulatory and administrative law aspects that have an impact on health.

    “There are nurse attorneys,” Cleveland says, “who either work on the plaintiff or the medical malpractice defense because we understand the issues. There are nursing attorneys who work in licensing healthcare professionals, not just nurses, but also pharmacy, doctors, and dentists. We see nurse advocates working outside of the capacity of what you would consider a traditional nurse advocate in a courtroom, where they’re actually using their skills as advocates as CEOs of hospitals, as CNOs in hospitals, or in quality areas, or even the vice president of legal counsel for a hospital.

    It’s not about the money

    If you think you’ll earn a high salary as a nurse advocate, you’ll need to rethink that assumption. Staff nurses, Knoblauch notes, earn more each year than a nurse attorney, unless you graduate in the top 10 percent of your law class. In this case, you may be able to join a large company and earn an income that would exceed a nurse’s salary. Knoblauch herself took a more than 50% pay cut when she quit her nurse practitioner job at the University of Michigan. Additionally, you are likely to work at least 60 hours per week.

    Analyze complexity

    With experience as a nurse, a nurse advocate can unravel and analyze the complexity of today’s healthcare system. “Because many of us have worked in very complex systems, we are also very adept at analyzing situations at a very high level to see how different areas of healthcare administration come together to deliver health care. quality,” says Cleveland.

    “Because we are the patient-facing part of healthcare, we are able to pull together the complexity of the medical record, how patients move through the admissions system, how patient handover occurs, and how licensure and decisions about these types of things impact the ability to have privileges in a hospital.Nurse advocates, she notes, can also help analyze the healthcare system that a patient will receive, the quality that will be provided and the results that will be measured and reported.

    “Health care is becoming increasingly complex, and the issues facing nurses and other health care providers are almost overwhelming,” says Knoblauch. “More important than we might imagine,” says Knoblauch, are the critical thinking skills that nurses are taught, “to be able to analyze all of these different elements and components and what goes into the implementation. place a system and make it work.”

    “Nurse advocates are well-prepared, both from a nursing perspective and a legal perspective, to be able to do this,” Knoblauch says. “It’s quite exciting to be on the front line at this stage, knowing all the opportunities that are available to us. ”

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    Hundreds of dementia patients sent to psychiatric hospitals | News, Sports, Jobs


    Katie McDonough, director of programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, works with Ashley Holliday, master’s student at the University of Alabama, Friday, April 29, 2022, in Norfolk, Va. Hundreds of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia end up each year in public psychiatric hospitals that are not equipped to treat them. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginia Pilot via AP)

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — May Wells’ heart sank as she watched her husband leave their Williamsburg home in the back of a police cruiser. Her husband, Ray, suffered from early Alzheimer’s disease and his condition had deteriorated to the point that Wells called for help.

    “He had these illusions that there were people in the house who were going to kill us”, she says.

    Police took Ray to the ER, who offered to refer him to a public psychiatric hospital in West Virginia. Wells said she had the resources to send Ray to a private memory care home – otherwise he likely would have ended up in state custody.

    “I don’t know what (else) people do who can’t afford to pay,” she says.

    The answer: Hundreds of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia end up in public psychiatric hospitals every year that are not equipped to treat them. Being there can not only worsen their conditions, leading to long stays, but also leave the mentally ill languishing on waiting lists – and taking up space in city jails. However, the families of these dementia patients often have nowhere to turn, as professional memory care at home or in a facility is expensive and in short supply.

    “Public psychiatric hospitals are restorative in nature; they are trying to get people back to a positive state of mental health,” says Sen. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg. “Sending someone to a restorative environment, when they have a dementia diagnosis and they can’t be recovered, it just doesn’t make sense.”

    And it’s getting worse and worse. State psychiatric hospitals treated 505 and 493 dementia patients in fiscal 2019 and 2020, respectively, according to a recent report by a state dementia services task force. These figures for 2017 and 2018 were 377 and 439 respectively.

    Suzanne Mayo is the director of community living for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, which oversees the state’s eight psychiatric hospitals. She said hospitals are better equipped to treat mental illnesses, such as depression or bipolar disorder, not people with dementia.

    “Our hospitals are really specialized in drug treatments”, she says, adding that non-pharmaceutical care, such as music or sensory therapy, is usually more effective in treating a dementia-related behavioral health crisis.

    Emma Lowry, clinical psychologist and director of Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, a public psychiatric facility in Burkeville, said chaotic hospital environments can increase stress or depression in dementia patients and lead to a further decline in their ailments. cognitive.

    “This can lead to longer stays in our environments because when they experience increased agitation, confusion or behavioral issues, exit can become more difficult,” she says. “It becomes a vicious cycle where people can kind of get stuck in the system, which they never should have been in in the first place.”

    Patients with dementia stay an average of about 229 days. That’s about 3.5 times longer than a person with mental illness, according to the task force, which met last year to examine dementia-related hospitalizations in public facilities.

    And state psychiatric hospitals are already overcrowded, Mayo said: There’s no space available.

    “Any time we have a patient who takes a bed that could be better served elsewhere, it’s a bed for someone else who may be waiting to get into it,” she says.

    While sending someone with dementia to a psychiatric hospital is problematic, the two preferred alternatives — keeping them at home or transferring them to a residential memory care facility — both present their own challenges.

    Katie McDonough, program director for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, said many families initially thought a memory care home might be a good solution. Then they see the exorbitant costs and learn that they will have to pay out of pocket.

    “The majority of Americans live their lives believing that there will be a government program that will provide for their loved one when they are older,” she says. “Then they realize that health care and long-term memory care are two different things.”

    But McDonough said caring for someone with dementia at home can be isolating and overwhelming.

    “It is not uncommon for a caregiver to die before their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease due to a lack of capacity and time to attend to their own needs. she says.

    Families hoping to hire part-time or full-time health care providers for help also face barriers.

    There are “big shortages” health care workers, for example, who provide in-home services, said George Worthington, dementia services coordinator for the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitation Services.

    The task force report offered a series of suggestions to help families provide care at home.

    He advised the state to provide funding to expand education and training programs for caregivers and others on how to prevent or defuse a dementia-related crisis.

    “Being a caregiver is hard work; it is definitely one of the toughest jobs out there,” said State Sen. Jen Kiggans, R-Virginia Beach, a geriatric nurse practitioner. “I would like to see us put policies in place so that we can be more supportive.”

    The working group also recommended developing partnerships with colleges and creating “labour pipelines” in middle and high schools to help recruit future dementia care providers and alleviate the shortage.

    Mason, who represents a district with a large population of seniors, said he is pushing to create a high-level position in the state that focuses solely on tackling rising rates of seniors, which lead to more cases of dementia.

    “By 2035, there will be more people over 65 than children under 18,” said Mason. “So in terms of state government, in terms of policy, in terms of programs, right now we have to work to respond to what will be an extraordinarily large segment of our population.”

    Wells, whose husband died of Alzheimer’s disease last year, said she now advocates for other families struggling with dementia.

    She shared her story with lawmakers — including Mason — to raise awareness about the disease. And she hopes lawmakers will work in the years to come to support caregivers, especially those from low-income households.

    “It’s emotionally devastating, it’s physically devastating, and for a lot of people it’s financially devastating,” says Wells. “(This disease) completely destroys a human being and the burden is huge on those trying to manage that person’s life.”

    UISD United South and United Schools close out graduation week


    United ISD concluded its graduation week for the class of 2022 with graduations from United South and United High School on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

    United South graduated 755 students from the Class of 2022 in a ceremony held at the Sames Auto Arena during the District’s Third Ceremony this week. Previously, LBJ kicked off on Tuesday while Alexander left on Wednesday.

    United South High School valedictorian Juliana-Jene Reeves sent her classmates off with a dedicated speech and shoutout to the top 10 students in her class. She did so by removing her name as her top 10 included the school’s No. 2-11 ranked students in her class.

    “We faced unique and some would say unimaginable challenges,” Reeves said. “The last pandemic was over 100 years ago. We have been impacted socially, mentally, physically, and many of us have felt the impact of losing that typical high school experience. … Some may wonder how we, a class that only received two and a half years of in-person schooling, could possibly be ready for what awaits us after graduation Well, let me state that we are ready.

    After graduating, Reeves plans to attend Texas A&M International University and earn a degree in the medical field as a registered nurse.

    For its largest class of 2022, UISD graduated 1,007 United High School students in a ceremony Saturday night.

    Valedictorian Ethan Koroma secured his position to represent his class with his multiple accomplishments during his high school years.

    Two weeks ago, Koroma was named UISD’s sole finalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship program, UISD said. If selected from among the winners in this pool, Koroma will have the opportunity to pursue 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth over $31 million to be offered in 2022.

    The NMSP is a college scholarship competition for academic recognition and scholarship administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Top performing NMSC students are designated as National Merit Scholars.

    County creates subcommittee to help healthcare workers deal with pandemic trauma and staffing challenges


    MADISON, Wisconsin – Dane County leaders are taking action to address the challenges facing healthcare workers through a new subcommittee dedicated to finding a solution to the struggles that have plagued the industry due of the pandemic.

    On Thursday, representatives from the county’s health and human needs committee shared plans to focus on recruitment, retention and even mental health through the subcommittee.

    “We really need to go beyond the hashtags and beyond the simple thanks, which our healthcare and public health workers certainly deserve and have received, and really dive into what we can do,” the supervisor said. of the 32nd District and new subcommittee member Mike Bare.

    The county’s involvement began in January when area nurses spoke about their experiences of burnout, anxiety and depression in hopes the county would help fund a training and recovery program after a $30 million trauma.

    RELATED: Healthcare workers look to county leaders for help dealing with pandemic trauma

    During their meeting with county leaders, the healthcare providers also shared data from a survey conducted on behalf of SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, the state’s largest health care union, which found that 85% of Dane County Healthcare staff felt like they were working in a war zone.

    This same survey found that 45% of respondents said they had been threatened and intimidated by patients and their families; 19% said they know a healthcare professional who has considered suicide.

    For Bare, the magnitude and scope of these numbers were a wake-up call.

    “It seems to me that the people who have done the work, holding people’s hands by their bedside as they fight the pandemic, whether it’s with COVID or whatever, that’s a worthy investment of those dollars.” , did he declare.

    Bare said the committee had not ruled out helping to fund a trauma and recovery program, but would also explore other options.

    The subcommittee is made up of both policymakers and medical professionals, and Bare relies on the expertise of those on the ground to find solutions.

    He said the county is willing to use US bailout money to fund the development of these programs, as they have done to address hunger, housing insecurity and support struggling local businesses. – all the challenges posed by the pandemic.

    However, he also said that these funds alone would not be enough and that they would seek to partner with all levels of government and private groups to meet the needs.

    The first meeting of the subcommittee is scheduled for June 20; this group is due to present its recommendations to the Health and Human Needs Committee on August 11.

    Valedictorian Profile: Sharing the Spotlight – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News


    Twin sisters win 2022 valedictorian and salute titles at Eagle Point High School

    Photo by Denise Baratta | Cara Stanek, right, is the 2022 valedictorian at Eagle Point High School, sharing the honors with her twin sister Emma Stanek, who is this year’s salutatorian.

    German-born Eagle Point twins Emma and Cara Stanek hold dual citizenship in the United States and their mother’s home country before arriving in Oregon as an exchange student.

    And when it comes to the Class of 2022 at Eagle Point High School, the two young women have dueling academic honors. Emma is this year’s salutatorian while Cara is the valedictorian.

    “I think it’s really such a great opportunity that we can share this together as one and two – it doesn’t matter who is first or second,” Emma said.

    Cara added, “I think being able to share this with my sister is amazing, and I think the fact that we’re one and two is a big accomplishment for us.”

    The two learned of their top rankings last year when they started applying to college. An electronic educational services system used by EPHS students showed Cara as first in her class and Emma as second.

    “We thought it was a mistake at first,” Cara said.

    But it was not a mistake. Emma and Cara discovered that although they took the same number of advanced level courses and got all the Aces, they took different electives which impacted their GPA. Cara took a work experience course with or without a pass that gave her a higher GPA than Emma, ​​who took an advanced acting course that was graded.

    The Eagle Point High School sisters admitted that learning they wouldn’t both be valedictorians caused a brief rift between them.

    “It’s tough for both parties,” Cara said. “You feel bad that your sister feels bad and then you feel bad about yourself and the position you’re in.”

    Emma admitted that holding the title of salutatorian was initially “a bit hurtful when you’ve worked so hard”.

    Emma and Cara’s mother, Anja Rink, says the family ‘struggled a bit’ to celebrate Cara’s achievement as valedictorian while ‘comforting Emma and her disappointment’ at being named a Salvationator .

    “Unfortunately, we didn’t realize that this extra course Emma took would have such a big impact,” Rink wrote.

    The realization that only one of the sisters would achieve the highest honor was compounded by the fact that both sisters believed they had competed to be “the best” virtually their entire lives.

    However, as young women on the verge of adulthood, they have learned to look beyond and find the positives.

    “I definitely got over it and figured out how to just be happy for my sister and proud of both of us,” Emma said.

    Cara added, “I think we’ve accepted and recognized that we’re both amazing in our own ways.”

    Emma’s career goals

    The EPHS salute debated whether to stay in the state and enroll at Oregon State University or go to the University of Arizona. In the end, she chose the latter.

    “It’s a bit risky. It’s a long way from home, but I think it will be the best trip to find my individuality and explore a new place,” Emma said.

    She called Cara “my other half” and said choosing the Tucson institution was tough, but OSU didn’t have its major – nursing – and the University of Arizona gave her a better one. stock Exchange. Emma will study to become a nurse in a neonatology unit or to become a pediatric assistant, two jobs she has been thinking about since a young age.

    “I’m sure I want a career path where I directly help others,” Emma said. “As a neonatal nurse or pediatric assistant, I would have the opportunity to help care for people who haven’t even had a chance to really start living their lives.”

    Emma’s discussion of her career choice made Cara laugh, saying it’s one of the things that sets them apart from each other.

    “I despise medical stuff – I can’t handle blood or vomit or anything, so she’s great for the medical field,” Cara said.

    Cara’s career goals

    The EPHS major received a full scholarship to Oregon State University, where she hopes to earn her bachelor’s degree in education and English. That way, Cara said, she would be able to teach at all levels.

    “I would like to inspire many students in the same way my teachers have inspired me,” Cara wrote in her entry to the Mail Tribune’s 2022 list of valley majors. “Teachers raise generations and are some of the most influential people.”

    After what she hopes will be “many years of teaching,” Cara would like to move into an administrative role in education.

    “In administration, I would take on a lot more responsibility and have an added impact on others,” she wrote.

    Growing up before breaking up

    As they leave for college, Emma and Cara recognize that they’ve been close all their lives. In fact, they only spent a week apart.

    “It will be a great opportunity to find individuality and be known as ourselves, rather than ‘the twins’, because that’s what our whole life was like as ‘the twins – Emma and Cara ‘” Cara said.

    The comment led her to note that when the two go to universities in separate states, they will only be known individually as Emma and Cara.

    By finding her individuality, Emma thinks she will be “forced to step out of my comfort zone”.

    “I definitely lean on my sister sometimes, and sometimes we come as a couple,” she said. “It will be nice to be able to find how I want to express myself.”

    Although they long to reunite as individuals, Emma and Cara can’t help but love each other.

    “We understand each other perfectly,” Cara said. “I just know that she always thinks the same as me in all situations. It’s great to have someone who understands you.

    Cara and Emma’s mother said she and her husband, Eagle Point Councilman Mike Stanek, are “so incredibly proud” of their daughters.

    “It’s hard to put it into words because no words seem to be able to capture how full of joy and pride our hearts are,” Rink said.

    Emma and Cara will speak to their graduating class at Eagle Point High School, 203 N. Platt Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on June 10.

    Contact journalist Kevin Opsahl at 541-776-4476 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @KevJourno.

    Local neurosurgeon and nurse reflect on their 40-year career in Enid after retirement | New


    ENID, Oklahoma— About a month ago, Dr. Barry Pollard left St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center feeling a little emotional.

    The local doctor had just performed his last surgery before retiring, after 40 years as a neurosurgeon in Enid.

    “Went out this last day with a pair of shoes and lots of memories,” Pollard said.

    Pollard and Regina Kraus, a registered nurse who worked as Pollard’s nurse for all four decades, announced their retirement in April and saw their last patient last week.

    A native of Hennessey, Pollard, who graduated from high school in 1969, went to Oklahoma State University with the intention of becoming a veterinarian, but eventually changed his mind and decided to become a doctor instead.

    Pollard then graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1977 and chose neurosurgery as his specialty, saying the “challenge of the field” appealed to him.

    “Something that drew me to (neurosurgery) was the challenge and the opportunity to do the kind of surgeries that neurosurgeons do,” he said Thursday. “I decided neurosurgery was definitely where I wanted to be, and I’ve never regretted that decision.”

    During his residency, Pollard met Kraus, an Oklahoma City native who was the head nurse for the neurosurgery unit at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

    Pollard, wanting to serve community members closer to his hometown, asked Kraus if she wanted to accompany him as a nurse to establish a practice in Enid because he admired the work she was doing in St. Anthony’s.

    Kraus, looking for a new challenge, said “Yes” and has been Pollard’s nurse ever since, saying the mutual trust between them was key to why she worked with him for so long.

    “I trust (Pollard) with everything,” Kraus said. “I trust him the way he practiced medicine and the way he practiced surgeries, and he is honest beyond belief. I always knew he had my back, and he always knew I had his.

    Start a practice

    In 1982, the two established the practice in Enid, which was busy from the start.

    “We had so much work to do,” Kraus said. “Every minute had to be used.”

    Pollard said he felt like he was under “intense observation” as he performed surgeries that had never been performed in Enid at that time, such as craniotomies, carotid endarterectomies and spinal fusions.

    Workload and trying not to make mistakes were among the biggest challenges Pollard and Kraus faced throughout their four decades of practice.

    Many spine surgeries lasted up to four hours, and the longest surgery performed by Pollard was split into two 12-hour operations.

    But helping people all those years was worth it, they said.

    The most rewarding part for Pollard was the satisfaction of being involved in the medical care of many people and helping them get on with their lives.

    “Receiving this privilege and being able to, for the most part, successfully help the vast majority of people was very satisfying,” Pollard said. “Walking down the street and seeing so many people I’ve operated on and seeing them doing well, … it’s a very rewarding feeling.”

    “Being able to help someone – that’s the best thing you can hope for in life,” Kraus added.

    other adventures

    Pollard said when Kraus, who had a 45-minute commute to and from work, told him around September that it would be his last year, he immediately knew it would also be his last.

    Pollard and Kraus both have families they want to spend more time with, and they each have other areas of interest they want to pursue more.

    “My time will easily be taken up with other things I do – from P&K Equipment to farming,” he said. “There’s the Angus ranch that I have, and over the years I’ve done a lot with Oklahoma State University. I’m a board member of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and… the treasurer of the American Angus Association. Between these things in my life, my grandchildren and my family, I think everything will be fulfilled.

    “Being Dr. Pollard’s nurse was a wonderful experience – probably one of the best experiences of my life, doing all of this,” Kraus said, “but I think it’s time now for me to give back to society. without pay – volunteering and helping people.”

    The past 40 years have passed, Pollard and Kraus said, and the duo thanked the community for supporting them.

    Kraus also thanked her husband, other family members and good friends for all their support, as well as the nurses, doctors and staff she worked with at St. Mary’s over the years, and Pollard said. said he was grateful for the support of family, including his wife, Roxanne, his mother, Patsy, and his children and their families.

    Although Pollard and Kraus are eagerly awaiting the sequel, both felt bittersweet about retiring.

    “I’m a little homesick for (the office),” Kraus said.

    “To have accomplished that – having a successful practice and caring for as many people as possible, as a team – it’s remarkable.”

    Patients can still come to the practice, 102 S. Van Buren, for pain management.

    Telemedicine paves the way for abortion through mail-order medicine


    As Roe vs. Wade is at stake, telemedicine startups offering mail-order abortion pills are scrambling to meet the surge in demand for remote abortion care across the United States. Sleek, modern tech companies like Hey Jane, Just the Pill, and Carafem claim to offer safe, transparent, and effective abortion care remotely.

    Leah Coplon, nurse midwife, abortion provider and director of clinical operations at tele-abortion company Abortion on Demand, told The Daily Beast that countless patients remind her of the essential nature of this digital approach – patients who live with abusive partners and get pills by stealth, patients in rural areas of the country where going to a clinic is challenging, young people who don’t feel safe disclosing their need for care, and those who face barriers common day-to-day needs such as holidays, childcare or transportation.

    For these patients, telehealth can streamline the abortion experience and help free up space in overcrowded abortion clinics. But in a polarized political landscape fraught with legal risks, tele-abortion companies face the equity and access challenges faced by in-person providers. Ultimately, in a post-deer world, tele-abortion will probably still be illegal in half the country.

    However, this “21st century abortion care” is the present and the future of health care, Elisa Wells, public health expert and co-founder of the Plan C abortion pills information campaign, told The Daily beast. The organization’s website provides information and data on various mail-order abortion services organized by state. Prior to the leak, Place C averaged around 2,300 users per day. On May 3, the site exceeded 56,000 visitors.

    “Telemedicine abortion is a silver lining in all of this, but it is not a panacea.”

    — Kiki Freedman, Hey Jane

    Yet even Wells warns that this alternative route to abortion “is not a silver bullet. It’s not going to help everyone. »

    In 2020, medical abortions accounted for more than half of abortions occurring in the United States. deer falls, this number should increase. (After the SCOTUS leak broke, Google searches for abortion pills increased fivefold.)

    “Unlike 1972, in 2022 we have safe and effective pills that empower people, and we have the technology to connect with people and provide them with medical and emotional support, wherever they are,” said Kiki Freedman, CEO of tele-abortion startup Hey Jane, told The Daily Beast. The Hey Jane clinical team is currently seeing nine times as many patients as this time last year and is strategically operating in six states that will account for the majority of abortion volume nationwide afterdeer.

    “Telemedicine abortion is a silver lining in all of this, but it’s not a panacea,” Freedman said. The reality is that the reversal Roe vs. Wade— and the cruel bans that have already been put in place — will be “absolutely devastating” for pregnant women, especially black and brown people, low-income people and young people, she added.

    Daniel Grossman, a physician, obstetrician and gynecologist at the University of San Francisco, told the Daily Beast that he was operated on in international settings that hint at reality in a post-deer America. In places without access to safe and legal abortion care, he said people sometimes try to end a pregnancy by using herbal remedies, being kicked in the abdomen or even by inserting something into the vagina, some becoming very ill or dying. Self-managed medical abortion can help ensure that these clandestine abortions remain relics of the past.

    Hey Jane can help connect users with a tele-abortion service available in their state.

    Hi Jane

    After approving abortion pills in 2000, the Food and Drug Administration decided last December to ease restrictions, deeming tele-abortion care safe and effective and granting certified prescribers and pharmacies the ability to send drugs to eligible patients.

    Medical abortion involves a two-pill process. First, patients take a single dose of mifepristone, which blocks a pregnancy-maintaining hormone called progesterone. In a standard protocol, patients then take a dose of misoprostol within 48 hours, which triggers contractions, bleeding, and empties the embryo from the uterus. In the United States, abortion pills like these are approved for use during the first 10 weeks of gestation. The World Health Organization considers them safe for up to 12 weeks.

    Studies show that medical abortion is about 95% effective in terminating a pregnancy. Less than 1% of cases result in complications such as bleeding or infection, making the drugs safer than over-the-counter Tylenol.

    Tele-abortion also tends to be slightly cheaper than in-clinic care, which ranges from around $400 to $1,000. Hey Jane’s services cost $249, while abortion on demand costs between $239 and $289 out of pocket. Most tele-abortion companies guarantee that patients will be seen by a medical professional within 48 hours.

    Tele-abortion services offer a two-pill process for terminating a pregnancy at home.

    Hi Jane

    “Anyone watching what is happening in this country should be absolutely appalled that we have modern medical technology in the form of abortion pills and telemedicine, and night dispatch. And yet, in half of our country, there are states that prohibit this,” says Wells. “We also have research showing that it is safe, effective and patient-centered.”

    Beyond cost and speed, remote care can also cushion some possible uncomfortable dimensions of an in-person visit: enduring long wait times, interacting with anti-abortion protesters, or running into a familiar face. Coplon said patients can take abortion pills “at home in their pajamas” or with the support of a friend or loved one, a benefit that can lessen some of the potential emotional effects of an abortion.

    However, in states where abortion telehealth and mail-order abortion pills are illegal, using these services directly or helping someone do so as a provider or individual can get people in hot water. legal. People of color who are already targeted by existing racist and discriminatory law enforcement practices, as well as systemic biases in access to health care, will face the highest risk of criminalization.

    That said, even in states where abortion is illegal, patients can get abortion pills by mail from overseas vendors such as Aid Access. Abortion pills sold by mail can be shipped discreetly and can be difficult to track, in some cases evading detection by those seeking to ban their use. But taking this alternative route that operates outside of the US legal and regulatory framework carries legal risks, however.

    Medical abortions represent 54% of all abortions in the United States.

    The Guttmacher Institute

    Legal, medical and financial support is available for those who wish to self-manage their abortion at home. But Coplon warns that some people, especially those who live in states where abortion is banned almost completely or outright, will still suffer complications due to legal risks. The very rare complications of medical abortion can become more serious if people are too afraid to access things like antibiotics or intravenous fluids because of the risk of criminalization.

    Healthcare providers may also face greater legal risks than patients. Currently, abortion providers are prohibited from providing telemedicine across state lines and sending abortion pills to eligible patients, but some states like California and Connecticut are set to pass legislation. that could protect providers who offer abortion care out of state.

    While telehealth holds promise, some fear that telemedicine will undermine clinic-based care that is already underfunded and overburdened due to its lower out-of-pocket costs. Over the past decade, more than 250 abortion clinics have closed in the United States, and there are currently six states with one abortion clinic left. Clinics are the “backbone” of abortion care, and Coplon stressed that teleabortion companies should support them, not replace them. Many tele-abortion companies, like Abortion on Demand, donate some profits to local abortion clinics in this effort.

    Telehealth abortion and telehealth care, in general, also benefit high-income, literate and English-speaking people, Coplon explained. These are critical barriers to access, as 75% of abortion patients are low-income. Almost half live below the federal poverty level.

    With modern technology and pharmacy, abortion care is becoming more efficient than ever. But whether telehealth will overcome these growing hurdles and bring abortion into the 21st century for all patients remains unclear.

    “With the reversal of deerthere will be significant gaps that telemedicine alone cannot fill,” Freedman said.

    NYU School of Nursing Finally Has a Queer and Trans Health Course


    LGBTQ+ people across the United States are facing greater challenges than ever getting needed and competent health care, but nursing school students want to change that.

    After successfully piloting a new course focused on “affirming and inclusive” LGBTQ+ health this spring, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing announced this week that the course will be offered as an elective to all students in the fall 2022 semester. The course will be taught by Assistant Clinical Professor Jeff Day, who is also a nurse practitioner at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

    In a college press release, Day said he was approached by students in 2019 who wanted to learn more about health issues specific to LGBTQ+ communities and pushed for the development of the course.

    “While ideally LGBTQ+ content would be integrated throughout the nursing curriculum, we recognized that this amount of change takes time,” Day explained, “so we developed an elective course to help fill the void in LGBTQ+ educational content.”

    The school says Day’s course will cover the history of LGBTQ+ health, endemic physical and mental health issues, and important laws and policies that govern the care of LGBTQ+ people.

    Asked by Their how the course would specifically address the needs of trans patients, Day replied via email that “[g]Given recent attacks on transgender rights, it is more important than ever to educate frontline healthcare workers to provide competent, gender-responsive care.

    “Drawing on my own experience caring for transgender patients and with input from guest lecturers, this course will lay the foundation for new nurses by providing information ranging from using inclusive language, learning about implicit biases and by addressing the unique medical, surgical, mental health, and reproductive needs of transgender patients,” Day wrote.

    According to a 2015 survey of more than 1,000 nursing school faculty members, the median time spent teaching LGBTQ+ health in nursing programs was just over 2 hours. For queer communities struggling with debilitating mental health issues and facing regressive laws that restrict needed care — especially among those who are also racially marginalized, including black people and gay AAPI — this academic ignorance only aggravates the wounds created by current health disparities.

    This isn’t the first time NYU nursing students have spoken out demanding their school improve its LGBTQ+ health education. In 2020, NYU’s Clinical Simulation Learning Center, which holds practice simulations for students to assess their skills, developed new scenarios involving queer and trans patients to promote fair treatment and reduce bias. The change came at the request of (and with the participation of) the school’s LGBTQIA2 Nursing Student Association.

    Lest you think that the only hope for competent LGBTQ+ healthcare, doctors who are already practicing have no excuse not to up their game as well. The American Medical Association offers online LGBTQ+ “health, diversity, and inclusion” courses for continuing education credits, which physicians need to maintain their licenses. So take a look at the books, please. Our lives literally depend on it.

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    Uvalde is a strong beat in a long-running beat of mass shootings in America

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    America: tormented with rage and grief, stricken with despair and misfortune.

    America: Sending her kids to school, wondering if they’ll get shot, knowing that nothing will change if they do.

    America with a gun to its own head.

    “I’m done,” Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., told MSNBC on Tuesday, hours after a gun-toting teenager killed 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. “They f—ing failed our kids again. Alright? I’m done. I got it. How many more times?”

    Probably a lot more. The collective shock and grief has long since been replaced by a zombie mindset of depraved acceptance. Nothing will change, unless there is a major upheaval in Congress, so better to adapt. Better memorize what your kids wear every morning, in case they get dejected beyond easy identification during science class. It’s best to practice “silent play” and ask yourself if your kindergartner realizes that if it’s not a game at all, the prize for winning is surviving.

    “I’m fed up and I’ve had enough,” said President Biden, who noted that – in the nearly 10 years that have passed since the massacre of 20 freshmen and six adults at Newtown, Conn. – “There have been over 900 reported shooting incidents on school property.

    Consider how unshocked you are by all of this. The wider damage is how it feels expected, even inevitable. It is the gradual, bloodless slaughter of all of us.

    The grief and pageantry in the aftermath of a horrific mass shooting is sadly familiar in America (from 2012)

    A 2018 Quinnipiac University poll conducted shortly after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida., found that 45% of registered voters nationwide said they personally feared being victims of a mass shooting. Another poll, conducted around the same time by the Pew Research Center, found that 57% of teens were worried about the possibility of a shooting happening at their school. In both polls, concern was higher among black and Hispanic respondents.

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited Robb Elementary in Uvalde and said what we needed to do was “strengthen the schools” — starting, perhaps, by restricting their doors. “A door that goes in and out of the school,” Cruz said.

    “Is it time to reform gun laws?” a British reporter from Sky News asked Cruz the next day, and the senator’s face turned dark and exasperated. Now was not the time for politics, Cruz said.

    “But why does this only happen in your country?” the reporter, Mark Stone, asked Cruz. “I really think that’s what a lot of people around the world just – they can’t understand. Why only in America?

    Cruz called the reporter a “propagandist” and ended the interview.

    “I’m in Ukraine, a war zone,” Politico reporter Christopher Miller tweeted in the hours following the shooting. “Russian attacks are constant, airstrikes hit Ukrainian cities overnight. But the first two Ukrainians I saw when I woke up today asked me about the shooting at an elementary school in Texas where a gunman killed 19 children.

    “Why?” the Ukrainians asked him. “How?”

    The Lieutenant Governor of Texas had an answer and a solution. “We are in a sick society,” Dan Patrick said on Fox News, and we can only be healed by “turning to God.”

    Last week, the company that made the gun used by Uvalde’s shooter tweeted a photo of a toddler with a semi-automatic rifle on his little lap. “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he’s old he won’t stray from it,” the tweet read, quoting the Book of Proverbs. After the shooting, the company released a statement saying it would keep the families of the victims in its thoughts and prayers.

    Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, saw the bright side of the situation. “The reality is that, as horrible as what happened, it could have been worse,” he told a press conference.

    “You said it wasn’t predictable,” chided Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke (D) as he broke off the press conference. “It’s totally predictable when you choose to do nothing.”

    “I can’t believe you’re a sick son of a bitch who would make a deal like this to make a political issue,” an official shot back from the stage.

    The nation had gone 10 days without a major mass shooting.

    “America,” tweeted comedian Daniel Van Kirk, “where you only need half mast.”

    Memorials and funerals for the victims of the May 14 shooting in Buffalo were unfolding as families in Uvalde waited to have their cheeks swabbed so the erased bodies of their children could be identified.

    Some members of the media began debating this week whether showing pictures of these dead children could shake America out of its amazement. Could we be spurred to action if we showed dead and bloody children on their school floors?

    “It’s time, courtesy of a surviving parent, to show what a shot 7-year-old looks like,” tweeted David Boardman, who heads Temple University’s School of Journalism.

    We saw what their parents looked like.

    Jittery cellphone video, taken at the time of the shooting, showed Uvalde’s parents pleading with police in the parking lot outside the elementary school to rescue the children inside who were be murdered.

    Fifty-nine seconds into the video, a woman can be heard shouting, “My daughter! His voice is raw. Eighty-seven seconds later, a policeman tells the group of parents that they are “taking care of” the situation. A man replies that the shooter “is not dead yet”. A woman tells officers that her son is inside the school. “If they have a chance, shoot him or something, f—!” she says. “I’ll go, I’ll go.” Two minutes into the video, there are unfinished moans. Parents fell to their knees on the sidewalk. The parents collapsed in the parking lot screaming.

    This week, students from Fairfax County in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Essex Junction, Vt., staged walkouts from their school to protest political inaction on guns.

    This week, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr pounded the table at a pregame press conference, excoriated Republican senators for refusing to accept an audit bill. background passed last year by the House of Representatives and yelled, “We can’t get numb to this!” and “That’s pathetic!” and “I’ve had enough!”

    Meanwhile, the stock prices of America’s largest gun and ammunition makers have climbed this week: Smith & Wesson Brands 8.4%; 12% for Ammo Inc.

    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper traveled to Uvalde and interviewed a medical professional named Angel Garza, who described arriving at the scene of the shooting and encountering a little girl covered “from the head at the feet” of blood. He asked her if she was hurt and she said no, but her best friend had been shot and killed while trying to call the police. Garza asked the girl for her friend’s name. It was Amerie. It was Garza’s 10-year-old daughter.

    “That’s how you learned,” Cooper said. Eleven seconds of silence followed, punctuated only by Garza’s sob.

    Garza told Cooper that the phone Amerie used to try to call the police was a birthday present she got two weeks prior. He said she had always been afraid of strangers and that a shooting would have been the thing she feared most. He said she was a good girl. He said she always listened to her mother and father. He said she always brushed her teeth.

    America: where last year, 52% of adults supported stricter gun control, according to Gallup, leaving nearly half who want either less strict laws or the status quo.

    America: where residents own more guns per 100 people than any other country in the world: 120.5, more than double the second highest country of Yemen.

    America: where there are more guns than people.

    On the same day as the Uvalde shooting, a 14-year-old in Boulder, Colorado was arrested for threatening to shoot a college student.

    On the same day as the Uvalde shooting, a sophomore in Sacramento brought a gun and a bullet loader to school. The weapons were found and confiscated “largely due to the bravery and conscientiousness of students who came forward and alerted staff,” the Sacramento School District wrote to parents, urging everyone to “work together and to use this incident as a reminder of the importance of ‘See something, say something.’ ”

    On Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours after the Uvalde shooting, a Dallas suburban business owner saw a teenager walking past the Petco and Target, holding what looked like a gun, heading for Berkner High School . The police were dispatched. Neighboring schools have been alerted. In the teen’s car, officers found what appeared to be an AK-47 style pistol and a replica AR-15 style rifle. The teenager was arrested and charged with illegally carrying a weapon in a school zone.

    A Prince George’s County high school was closed for nearly two hours on Thursday after police were alerted to a student with a gun on campus.

    Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks summed up this never-ending moment in America: “These are horrible times we live in.”

    Helen Hansen: Developing structural humility in medicine


    Helen Hansen is Co-Chair of the Health Equity and Translational Social Sciences Research Theme and Associate Director of the Center for Social Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. She helped shape this role before taking it on in 2021, lobbying the Dean of the Medical School for the inclusion of translational social sciences: talking about translational science, which goes from bench to bedside, and I have says we need translational social science, on the ground and from the community at the bedside. Hansen, who is also a professor of psychiatry, says she seeks to “bridge the social sciences and humanities, and broader social scholarship, with medical school…One of my great interests is what I call biosocial research, research that takes seriously the interface between biological systems and social systems; so how do social demands influence physiology, gene expression, biological response? Academic medicine does not have social models or robust social methods to examine the social part of this interface, so this is part of what the theme tries to support, importing it from the social sciences”.

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    LA County nurses avoid strike with tentative work deal – Daily News


    Nearly 7,000 Los Angeles County nurses reached a tentative labor agreement with the county on Thursday, narrowly averting a three-day strike over unfair labor practices that was scheduled to begin June 1.

    The workers, represented by SEIU 721reached an 11-hour deal that calls for stronger job protections and less outsourcing of jobs at county hospitals and health care facilities, while ensuring competitive wages to retain nurses.

    The strike reportedly affected the Department of Health Services, Department of Public Health and Department of Mental Health at LA County facilities.

    Just a few weeks ago, ahead of a wave of round-the-clock contract negotiations, SEIU 721 members from all bargaining units authorized an unfair labor practices strike with 98% approval.

    The union said a nursing strike would have impacted operations at LAC+USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar, Martin Luther King, Jr. Outpatient Center in Willowbrook, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, and High Desert Regional Health Center in Lancaster.

    In a statement released Thursday, the county’s public health department said it was “pleased that a tentative agreement has been reached with SEIU Local 721 that honors the contributions of healthcare workers and ensures continued quality patient care and essential pandemic response operations”.

    SEIU 721 President David Green said nurses have made “incredible sacrifices on the front lines” during the COVID-19 pandemic and have bargained hard in the negotiations. (Photo courtesy of SEIU 721)

    The nurse and nurse supervisor bargaining units will now join 26 other bargaining units and 48,000 other county workers represented by SEIU 721 who entered into tentative labor agreements on May 14. They will all vote on whether they ratify their agreements from early June.

    Other county employees range from medical staff and social service employees to wardens and other employees of the county parks and recreation department, the county library system, and those working as unsworn employees of the sheriff’s department.

    These workers were seeking increases in the cost of living, the maintenance of full health care coverage and an end to the outsourcing of employment.

    SEIU 721 President David Green said nurses have made “incredible sacrifices on the front lines” during the COVID-19 pandemic and have bargained hard in the negotiations.

    “COVID has impacted our ranks, which were already hard hit by years of underfunded public health care,” he said. “Now we are committed to addressing this issue and we have the power of our union to make sure the plan comes to fruition.”

    Green said the union is adamantly opposed to the county’s practice of outsourcing nursing jobs.

    “We will have traveling nurses working alongside our SEIU nurses, and sometimes they earn more than our nurses,” he said. “So a nurse could earn $2,000 more than the nurse next door. And it’s not just with the nurses, it’s also with other departments. It’s the county’s dirty little secret, and we want people to know it.

    Green said the county should “source” more nursing jobs, rather than attracting nonunion nurses from other sources.

    “They need to reduce outsourcing and pay our nurses more,” he said. “We need better communication so we can talk to our managers and negotiate pay and workloads. We all ran empty.

    Forecast: May 2022 edition | Fisher Phillips


    Welcome to FP Forecast, a monthly outlook featuring Fisher Phillips thought leaders who offer their thoughts on what employers can expect in 2022 and beyond. By tracking each month, you will be in a better position to anticipate expected changes and prepare your organization for what lies ahead. This month, we take a look at the future of immigration and the gig economy – and in particular look at what healthcare employers should prepare for.


    Davis Bae, Shanon Stevenson – co-chairs of FP’s Immigration Practice Group

    The new face of immigration

    We have become accustomed to the continued demand for immigrant labour, especially in the current environment marked by near-zero unemployment and a war-torn Ukraine. But we will continue to see subtle changes in the types of employers who rely on an immigrant workforce. We no longer just see tech companies applying for H-1B visas. Professional services organizations will ramp up their immigration efforts throughout 2022, as will businesses in healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, financial services, construction, trucking and retail warehousing. But we could start to see a rapid reversal in the trend…

    But will the brakes soon be applied?

    In July, the Department of Labor will release new prevailing wage surveys – which are required for many types of immigration applications. We expect them to reflect the inflationary pressures that most Americans have felt for much of 2022, which may begin to diminish the demand for immigrant labor. Although the July figures are subject to interpretation, the next release in October will surely signal a potential recession. This will force the Biden administration to distinguish between industry needs and overall public opinion as we look to the midterm elections that arrive in November.

    The midterm elections will shake things up

    Unless a massive upheaval takes place, Republicans will regain at least one chamber of Congress in November, which will disrupt many ongoing initiatives, including immigration. We expect to see candidates and other elected officials caught in a debate between those who justify increased immigration visas, policies and process improvements and those who operate in the context of anti-immigrant sentiment. potential. The end result will be that any kind of sweeping immigration reform will be put on hold for at least two years and employers will once again be forced to operate in an inefficient and often confusing system.

    Permanent relaxation of I-9 rules

    Federal immigration officials recently extended relaxed I-9 rules that allow employers to conduct a remote document review for new WFH or hybrid hires. These are due to expire on October 30, but are looking for officials to permanently install these relaxed rules in recognition of the new world we all live in.

    gig economy industry

    John Polson, Rich Meneghello – co-chairs of FP’s Gig Economy Practice Group

    IC rules will cripple businesses

    By the time we turn our timelines from 2022 to 2023 — which really isn’t that far off — two federal agencies will have issued new standards for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor and an employee. And you can probably guess how this story will end. Call on the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board to tighten rules and make it more difficult to deploy on-demand labor on wage and hour compliance and potential compliance efforts. union organization. And thanks to a landmark information-sharing agreement the two agencies recently entered into, we’ll see more intensive and focused investigative and enforcement efforts beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022.

    States will seek to attract odd jobs and protect workers

    But the good news is that there is plenty of action at the state level. A growing number of states and local jurisdictions will follow the example of Washington State, which recently enacted a new law that guarantees minimum rates of pay per trip, paid sick leave and accident benefits for the work for rideshare drivers in exchange for a guarantee that the workers are classified as independent contractors. Rather than fighting costly and deadly battles in the courts, a growing number of government officials will turn to gig companies to develop a win-win outcome for workers and business in a Washington-style compromise.

    Inflation and recession will lead to further work in concert

    They say out of crisis comes opportunity, and that’s exactly what’s on the horizon for companies deploying on-demand workforces. We expect inflationary pressures to continue to mount as the year progresses, and we expect government officials to use the “r-word” more readily following the release of federal economic reports in late October 2022. This means that the scorching job market may begin to cool down and you’ll see an increasing number of workers heading into gig economy opportunities, either to supplement their incomes or as a way to bridge time between other work opportunities. traditional jobs. The best way to attract skilled workers to your gig-economy roles in 2022 is to offer on-demand pay to get their earnings flowing into their bank accounts as soon as possible.

    The health industry

    Kevin Troutman, Laurel Cornell – Co-Chairs of FP’s Health Industry Team

    Staff shortages will continue to force employers to adapt

    You don’t need us to predict for you that healthcare employers will continue to feel the effects of staffing shortages in 2022. You feel it every day. Unfortunately, we don’t see it abating any time soon, so your organization will need to continue to adapt in order to thrive.

    It’s a good idea to recap some of the themes we plan to pursue and emerge in 2022 so you can understand how to best position your business.

    • Whether we’re talking about burnout, “covid-related fatigue” or otherwise, the pandemic has intensified what were already high-stress jobs, where workers take responsibility for the well-being of patients every day. In addition to this job pressure, a high proportion of your employees also have personal caregiving responsibilities, which adds another layer of stress.
    • These high-stress jobs have highlighted the need to provide support and assistance to employees dealing with mental health or addiction issues. A recent FP Flash survey found that mental health issues hinder retention efforts for 70% of healthcare organizations.
    • Nurses and other allied health professionals are retiring or giving up their careers faster than schools can train new professionals. There are also pressing needs for qualified auxiliary professionals such as physiotherapists, pharmacists, imaging technicians, qualified nursing aides and other support staff.
    • Nurse staffing agencies, traveling nurse agencies, and other third-party arrangements compete with you for skilled workers.

    So what can your organization do about it in 2022?

    • Employers who can be most responsive to workers’ needs, without sacrificing quality standards, will reap invaluable benefits.
    • Keep your workers engaged by providing more flexible and creative mental health resources, more efficient and accommodating scheduling practices and leave policies than existed before the pandemic.
    • Avoid questionable, fanciful or prohibited practices with which some third parties may approach you to attract workers (such as so-called “independent contractor” relationships), as these often involve legal and financial risks.
    • At the same time, you might do well to offer online scheduling and other apps that can make staffing easier, especially for hard-to-fill night and weekend shifts (while keeping mind potential reimbursement requirements under state law as well as possible salary and hourly implications associated with using these apps). Additionally, stay alert to technological and systemic opportunities to increase employee effectiveness. Telemedicine serves as an example, but you can also simply examine whether a registered nurse is actually required to perform a particular function when a professional nurse might be able to do it just as effectively without sacrificing quality or raising issues. authorization.

    Concerns Raised Over Waiver of Education Requirements for NYC Nurse Aides / Public News Service


    At the start of the pandemic, the federal government waived some certification requirements for nurse aides to address healthcare worker shortages. As these waivers are set to end, the federal government is allowing New York and other states to “grandpa” these nurse aides without having met pre-pandemic requirements.

    The initial training waiver was intended to give nursing home staff the flexibility to deal with the pandemic, but Richard Mollot, executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, said it did not solve the problem underlying industry burnout.

    “Federal studies, our studies, have shown that they are understaffed,” he said, “and they exploit the workforce and they rely on a workforce that is going to be constantly renewed. “.

    Mollot said a return to mandatory training hours would help both staff and residents. He argued that nursing homes and long-term care facilities need to invest in appropriate staffing levels and fair compensation for their workforce. Under the grandfathering process, New York gives credit for nearly half of a nursing assistant’s required training hours if they worked for 30 days or 150 hours.

    In April, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it would gradually reintroduce education requirements and that new nurses will have to meet pre-pandemic requirements. The federal agency acknowledged that the waiver of requirements gave nursing homes flexibility, but it also led to poor resident care in some cases.

    Eric Carlson, managing attorney for the Justice in Aging group, said formal training helps caregivers learn a range of skills to better care for residents.

    “It’s unfair and inaccurate to simply claim that caregivers just need to put food in front of people and help them wash up a bit,” he said. “It’s much, much more than that, and nursing facility residents need high-quality care.”

    A bill currently in Congress would extend the training exemption and provide a pathway to use work hours to count toward training requirements. Its proponents say easing training standards would help attract more people into the health care industry. It was passed by neither the House nor the Senate.

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    Senator Susan Collins joins push for gun safety legislation


    Senator Susan Collins of Maine met with other senators and used a congressional hearing to push for the passage of legislation similar to Maine’s yellow flag gun law to prevent mass shootings like Tuesday’s massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

    The Republican raised the issue Tuesday night, just hours 19 children and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School.

    “The brutal attack on school children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas is a horrific crime,” Collins said in a statement. “While we’re still awaiting more details, it’s hard to believe anyone doing this wasn’t seriously mentally ill. Congress should consider enacting yellow flag legislation based on what we have in the Maine, who has due process rights and also involves a medical professional in the decision.

    On Wednesday, Collins’ office said the senator was working on gun safety legislation with a group of bipartisan senators. Collins, a moderate known for crossing party lines, spoke with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, Wednesday morning. Senators have been discussing the possibility of introducing yellow and red flag legislation, said Collins spokeswoman Annie Clark.

    Maine’s so-called “yellow flag” law was the result of a bipartisan compromise. It creates a process for police to temporarily remove firearms from people who are at risk of harming themselves or others. Unlike other states with similar laws, Maine requires a physician to agree to sign the application. This provision was essential for broad legislative support for the bill in 2019.

    Extreme risk protection orders, sometimes called red flag laws, allow family members or law enforcement officers to ask a court to temporarily remove the weapons of a person who poses a risk to itself or for others. Nineteen states currently have red flag laws, including GOP-controlled states such as Florida and Indiana.

    Murphy became a strong supporter of gun control after the December 2012 massacre of 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

    He gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor after Tuesday’s shooting.

    “What do we do?” Murphy asked. The Democrat, who represented Newtown when he was a US congressman, urged his colleagues to find a compromise.

    “I am here on this floor to beg – to literally get on all fours – to beg my colleagues. Find a way forward here. Work with us to find a way to pass laws that make this less likely,” he said.

    Murphy said he was not trying to bully his GOP colleagues into passing legislation. “I know I have Republican partners,” he told Politico. “I know there are 10 Republicans who will vote for something under the right circumstances, with the right leadership.”

    The senses. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, negotiated a red flag measure following two mass shootings that took place in San Antonio and Dayton, Ohio, in 2019. But their project bill failed to garner the 60 Senate votes needed to pass.

    After speaking to Murphy, Collins spent part of an appropriations committee hearing on Wednesday afternoon questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray about gun safety legislation that could be enacted to prevent further tragedies. .

    During the hearing, Collins promoted Maine’s yellow flag gun law, which allows law enforcement to temporarily confiscate the guns of someone who threatens to harm themselves or to harm others. For the gun to be confiscated, the actions must be approved following a medical evaluation and a court clearance — steps designed to protect Second Amendment rights.

    Collins asked Wray for his opinion on the success of the red flag and yellow flag laws. Wray told Collins that these laws have proven most effective in preventing gun violence.

    “In situations where law enforcement has successfully prevented an attack, it’s almost always because of someone like that showing up,” Wray said, referring to people who have noticed a change in the mood. behavior of a person who alarmed them and persuaded them to contact law enforcement.

    “What we really need right now in this country is if you see something (unusual) in someone, say something, and if they do, let it be through laws like Maine or some other mechanism, it can be quite effective,” Wray said.

    The FBI director said that if more states pass red or yellow flag laws, the FBI will ensure that its database maintains records of people whose weapons have been temporarily confiscated.

    Murphy asked Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, to give a small bipartisan group of senators, including Collins, an additional 10 days to propose gun safety legislation — a request Schumer has granted. That will give Murphy and Collins this week and all of next week during the Senate recess to propose gun legislation.

    Axios said the most realistic route to some form of gun safety measure would be through red flag legislation. Several Republicans still believe the decision should be left to individual states and not Congress, Axios reported.

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    The PCT enters the field in the midst of a pandemic


    By Megan Wehring

    BUDA – Hundreds and thousands of healthcare workers have quit their jobs amid the pandemic – citing burnout and high-stress work environments as among the main reasons.

    Erin Desmarais

    For Erin Desmarais, she felt it was the right time for her to join Baylor Scott & White in Buda as a patient care technician.

    “I stuck my foot in the door and jumped in,” Desmarais said.

    Why did she make this decision? Desmarais thanks her mother, a nurse for more than 20 years, for having convinced her to make up for the staff shortage.

    “Initially, when I was younger, I was interested in health care,” Desmarais said. “[Since my mom was a nurse], I got to see some of the realistic standards of nursing and the responsibilities that come with it. So honestly I was a little hesitant to get into healthcare [at first]but my mother [has been]nurse for 20 years and works for Baylor Scott & White. She said to me, “We’re short on staff and I know you’re looking for another job, so give it a try and then see if you want to be in healthcare.”

    From first-hand experience, Desmarais has never experienced health care outside of the pandemic. But she said there was a learning curve in understanding the standards and responsibilities that come with treating COVID-19 patients.

    As Desmarais is still studying at Texas State University, while also working as a PCT, she encourages her peers and anyone else interested in health care to pursue their goals.

    “If it’s something you’re passionate about and considering, go for it,” Desmarais said. “Try. … If you find out that nursing is not for you, there are so many other options. There are other skills you learn besides medicine. You learn interpersonal skills and you can getting involved in your community. It can be a big responsibility, to be honest, but it’s definitely [rewarding] when you see people in your community improving, thanks to the actions you and your colleagues have taken for them.

    Nurses are protesting Maharashtra government’s decision to outsource hiring via private company


    The Maharashtra government’s order to outsource the hiring of 1,749 of the state’s 4,500 nurses caused a stir. Nursing students have come forward to protest against the order, denouncing an injustice against them. On Monday, nurses stopped working from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in medical schools and public hospitals. They plan to protest until the demands are met.

    Currently, there are 4,500 nursing positions to be filled within the Department of Medical Education and Research (DMER). According to the new order, of these vacancies, 1,749 positions must be filled by contract nurses from a private agency.

    Government nurses oppose the decision and are intervening to end the alleged privatization of the hiring process. The protesting students say the private agency hires candidates who are willing to work for low wages and not give the job to the most deserving people. Hiring by a private company can lead to the exploitation of nurses.

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    Last month, a resolution was passed by the state government to allow nurses to be hired on a contract basis through a private agency. The decision was not well received by nursing students and the nursing association and they decided to hold a statewide protest. They even threatened an indefinite strike from Saturday if the new order is not removed.

    DMER held a series of meetings with the nurses association and urged them to end the strike and assured that permanent hiring will take place soon. However, no official statement has yet been released on DMER’s withdrawal of the order.

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    Meanwhile, for admission to nursing courses also, students will have to clear NEET. Previously, NEET was only compulsory for MBBS and BDS courses.

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    More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to achieve universal health coverage goals


    More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet universal health coverage goals worldwide, according to a new peer-reviewed study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Medicine. the University of Washington which has been published. today in The Lancet. The largest gaps were observed in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

    These are the most comprehensive estimates of the global health workforce to date. Health workers are essential to the functioning of health systems, and it is very important to have this data so that countries can make informed decisions and plan for the future.”

    Dr. Rafael Lozano, Lead Author, Director of Health Systems at IHME

    The researchers looked at shortages in four categories: doctors, nurses and midwives, dental personnel and pharmaceutical personnel. In 2019, they estimated that more than 130 countries lacked doctors and more than 150 lacked nurses and midwives. Comparing current levels of health care workers to the minimum levels needed to reach a target score of 80 on the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Effective Service Coverage Index, researchers estimated a shortage of more than 43 million healthcare workers, including 30.6 million nurses. and midwives and 6.4 million physicians.

    “We found that the density of healthcare workers is strongly related to a nation’s level of social and economic development,” said lead author Dr. Annie Haakenstad, assistant professor of health measurement sciences. at the IHME. “There are different strategies and policy approaches that can help address labor shortages, and these need to be tailored to each country’s individual situation. We hope these estimates can be used to help prioritize policy interventions and inform future planning.

    The study found a more than 10-fold difference in healthcare worker density between and within regions in 2019. Densities ranged from 2.9 doctors per 10,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa to 38.3 per 10 000 in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Cuba also stood out, with a density of 84.4 per 10,000 against 2.1 in Haiti.

    Similar disparities were seen in the measurement of the number of nurses and midwives, with a density of 152.3 per 10,000 in Australasia compared to 37.4 per 10,000 in southern Latin America. Despite steady increases in the health workforce between 1990 and 2019, significant gaps have persisted.

    The researchers cited existing literature that highlights factors that contribute to worker shortages, including emigration of health workers, war and political unrest, violence against health workers, and insufficient training and retention incentives. They noted that high-income settings should follow WHO guidelines on responsible recruitment of health workers to avoid contributing to labor shortages in low-income areas.

    These results show how ill-prepared the world was when the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, taxing health systems that were already short of essential frontline workers. Having these estimates available today will help policymakers, hospitals, and medical clinics prepare for future pandemics by focusing on training and recruitment. The authors also note that there is still much to learn about the impact of the pandemic on healthcare workers. This includes gender dynamics in human resources for health (HRH) and how the departure of women from formal employment for home-based care tasks may have exhausted the health workforce, among other stressors on HRH during the pandemic.


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    Journal reference:

    GBD 2019 Human Resources for Healthcare Workers., (2022) Measuring the availability of human resources for health and its relationship to universal health coverage for 204 countries and territories from 1990 to 2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet. doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00532-3.

    RCN president testifies on ‘critical’ issue of nurses’ pay


    Improving nurses’ pay is ‘absolutely essential’ to help address retention issues in the profession, the president of the Royal College of Nursing has told MPs.

    Testifying this morning before the health and social services select committee, Dr Denise Chaffer said there were nurses struggling to pay their mortgages and some relying on food banks.

    During the session, which focused on recruitment, training and retention in health and social care, Dr Chaffer said retention was currently a “huge problem” in nursing, alongside the vacancy rate of 10%.

    She cited recent figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council which showed more than 25,000 nurses left the register in 2021-22 – the first time in recent years that the number of leavers has increased.

    Asked by committee chairman and former Conservative Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt what could be done to improve retention, Dr Chaffer said pay was a key issue.

    She said: ‘We have nurses who can’t pay their rent, pay their petrol to get to work and they can’t get a mortgage.

    “I have a number of members we’ve spoken to who just can’t get mortgages, who rely on food banks.

    “It is clear that the salary is absolutely essential and we cannot deviate from it.”

    “I think the worst thing for us as nurses is to work when we don’t have safe staffing levels”

    Denise Chaffer

    Because of its links to retention, pay was a matter of patient safety, as well as making sure nurses felt “valued and supported,” Dr. Chaffer told the committee, which is made up of a group of multi-party deputies.

    “I think the worst thing for us as nurses is working when we don’t have safe staffing levels,” Dr. Chaffer added.

    “And we are in a circular problem, because we have to pay nurses to keep them in order to have safe staffing levels to ensure patient safety. So it’s absolutely a top priority.

    She said pay had been ‘behind’ nursing for ‘a while’ and now needed to ‘catch up’. “We cannot afford not to fix this problem,” she said.

    NHS nurses are still waiting to find out what their pay rise will be for 2022-23 due to delays in the Agenda for Change pay review process for the second year in a row.

    The government has already indicated that a 3% salary increase for this financial year is all it can afford, but this figure has been condemned by the unions.

    Tomorrow, Unison is holding a day of action in England calling on the government to ‘fix NHS wages’ and deliver a pay rise that outpaces soaring inflation rates.

    Meanwhile, today’s select committee meeting also heard how work is continuing to review nursing pay structures in the NHS.

    In a subsequent session, Mr Hunt questioned employer representatives from the NHS, NHS England and Health Education England on the issue of nurse pay.

    He said the RCN had submitted evidence to the committee indicating that the Agenda for Change needed ‘urgent review’ as it was ‘often out of step with the reality of skills, knowledge and responsibility for roles’. essential to the safety that nurses provide”.

    Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said in response: ‘We are following a process with all unions to look at particular issues the RCN has raised regarding nursing profiles, and so it is ongoing.’

    He said his organization believes the government needs to “invest more” in graduate entry roles, of which nursing is the most important.

    It comes after the NHS pay review body made a recommendation last year for a review to determine whether Agenda for Change “accurately reflects” the contributions of nurses.

    Under current Agenda for Change structures, a newly qualified nurse entering the NHS at Tier 5 will earn £25,655, while an experienced clinical nurse at the top of Tier 7 will receive £45,839.

    The Department of Health and Social Care said Nursing schedules he had no update on when the 2022-23 compensation deal would be announced.

    However, a spokesperson said: “We value and greatly appreciate all of our NHS staff.

    “NHS staff received a 3% pay rise last year, despite a public sector pay freeze which raised nurses’ pay by an average of £1,000 and we are giving NHS workers a another salary increase this year.

    “No decision has been made and we will carefully review all salary recommendations this summer once the final reports from the salary review bodies have been submitted.”

    The size of the European digital health market will surpass $149.7 billion by


    Pune, India, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

    According to a recent industry report presented by Graphical Research, the European digital health market is expected to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity within seven years, surpassing $149.7 billion in revenue by 2027.

    The forecast for the European digital health market indicates steady progress, driven by the growing intention to fill gaps in regional healthcare systems exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic hit the region, massive volumes of funds have been allocated to put in place a new EU health security framework, addressing concerns for future preparedness in the face of future health threats.

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    The following three trends are driving the industry outlook:

    Going Beyond COVID-19 Recovery

    Under its EU4Health 2021-27 programme, the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) plans to invest €5.3 billion in advanced healthcare infrastructure, going beyond the response to the crisis. While healthcare organizations and other eligible entities may directly benefit from this fund, they will also experience indirect returns through the initiative’s resource efficiency goals.

    Strengthening health data as well as the use of digital tools and services are some of the objectives of EU4Health. The focus of these goals on health sector resilience is more than likely to accelerate European digital health market trends to 2027.

    Adoption of digital health systems

    The digital health systems segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period in Europe, driven by the extensive migration to latest technologies such as electronic health record (EHR) for patient data management. patients.

    Because e-prescribing systems and the EHR are more efficient and reliable than traditional medical records management, more doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations are adopting these approaches. With the constant development of health monitoring, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, the industry is sure to make progress.

    Extensive telehealth coverage across the EU

    Due to the alarming growth in the prevalence of chronic diseases in EU countries, the need for remote monitoring services has peaked during the pandemic. In 2020, the telehealth segment held a whopping 58.4% of Share of digital health industry in Europe. Diabetes management has become considerably easier with access to health apps such as Abbott’s FreeStyle LibreLink, where users can monitor their glucose readings via their smartphone.

    Healthcare professionals as well as patients are finding it increasingly convenient to use remote video technology for online consultations and treatments. The transformation of the reimbursement landscape and the expansion of telehealth coverage are a positive signal for growth.

    Germany adapts to virtual healthcare

    By 2027, the Germany digital health market size is expected to bring nearly $47.6 billion, growing at a CAGR of 17.5% throughout the analysis timeline. German industry players engage in collaborations, mergers and acquisitions to increase revenue.

    In September 2021, a Munich-based company announced a joint venture with another healthcare provider to provide digital support to patients with multiple sclerosis through their Brisa app. The app will meet the needs of more than 240,000 MS sufferers across the country, measuring the progression of their individual disease to actively help them identify lifestyle changes.

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    National budget supports telehealth across the UK

    The digital health market share in the UK is expected to be estimated at $24.7 billion by 2027, driven by national government initiatives subsidizing the use of telehealth and mobile health. The national health agency has extended its budget to support digital health infrastructure over 2022-2023. Several new wearables and telecare solutions are making their way across the UK

    By component, the services segment holds considerable potential for continued growth of the digital health landscape in Europe. After accounting for nearly 35.3% market share in 2020, the services segment is gaining a head start thanks to the trend of outsourcing cloud services. Healthcare providers are adding new upgrades, including vendor-independent archiving (VNA) solutions and cloud-based Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) into their workflow applications. work and their advanced analyses.

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    Pressure Relief Mattress Market Size and Forecast


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    Week of May 23: Work of the day


    WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Labor Centers in South Central Kansas are offering jobs in the mental health sector this week.

    MONDAY: Behavioral Health Consultant (LSCSW or LMSW) – Ablah Family Clinic | GraceMed Health Clinic | wichita | $23-$26.81 | https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11916191 | GraceMed Health Clinic has 10 additional positions posted on KANSASWORKS.

    TUESDAY: Master’s Level Ambulatory Psychologist | Saint Francis Ministries | wichita | $46,800 | https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12023056 | St. Francis Ministries has 11 additional positions posted on KANSASWORKS.

    WEDNESDAY: Mental Health Specialist | Rainbows United Inc. | wichita | $40,000 | https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12023162 | Cox Machine Inc. has 20 additional positions posted on KANSASWORKS.

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    FRIDAY: Addiction Counselor | South Central Mental Health Counseling Center | Andover | $44,000 | https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/11939011 | South Central Mental Health Counseling Center has 7 additional positions posted on KANSASWORKS.

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    40&8 Awards Nursing Education Scholarships | Community


    Each year, Effingham County 40 and 8, V-1439 presents Nursing Education Scholarships to selected Effingham County high school students.

    This year, Dieterich High School senior Madilyn Brummer and Effingham High School senior Talia Coburn each received a scholarship from Stationmaster (Commandant) Ralph Rounds. The scholarship is valued at $3,000. Brummer and Coburn are the 113th and 114th recipients of the Nurse Education Scholarship.

    The scholarships have been named the “Longevity Service Scholarship” to honor members who have been part of Effingham County 40 & 8 for many years.

    Brummer’s scholarship is named after Thomas Springer of Effingham. Springer served during the Vietnam era in the United States Army. He served nine years in communications and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. The Coburn Fellowship is named after Richard Niebrugge of Effingham. Richard served with the Illinois National Guard at Effingham during the Vietnam era. He served for eight years working with mortars and attained the rank of sergeant.

    Both Springer and Niebrugge have been members of 40 & 8 for over 40 years and their service at 40 & 8 is greatly appreciated.

    This year, 40 & 8 was able to present the $3,000 scholarships thanks to a donation from the Effingham County Marine Corps League.

    Brummer, who is the daughter of Scott and Tracy Brummer, plans to attend Lake Land College. Coburn, who is the daughter of Jessica and Michael Overton, plans to attend Eastern Illinois University.

    ICICI Lombard launches professional indemnity insurance for doctors; Check details


    The private general insurance company ICICI Lombard has launched professional indemnity insurance for doctors, which covers all specializations and allows instant issuance of the policy. It is equipped with transparent and competitive pricing, a hassle-free claims process and a legal assistance service in the event of a claim.

    “As professionals, physicians are vulnerable to human error for which they can be held responsible by relatives of patients. As a solution to situations of this nature, this policy has been designed to provide support to medical practitioners against the extent of the various human errors that can occur when providing professional services to patients,” ICICI Lombard said in a statement.

    Professional liability insurance supports doctors legally and financially in the event of a dispute. Key features of this offer include coverage against legal liabilities such as defense costs incurred during the investigation, representation costs and compensation for claims arising from personal injury or death caused by error, omission and negligence, the statement said.

    The company specifies that the product is available from its traditional distribution partners as well as on its website www.sme.icicilombard.com. It will also provide coverage against invalid claims where there is no fault of the practitioner by covering legal fees and settlement compensation payable against claims awarded by the court, or where there are allegations of malpractice. medical and legal action due to a breach of confidentiality. allegations, he added.

    Sanjeev Mantri, executive director of ICICI Lombard, said doctors and healthcare professionals are subject to uncertainty and risk as they are on the front line to save lives. Error, omission or sometimes involuntary negligence are an integral part of their professional life.

    “Any injured person has the right to claim damages for medical negligence against him. In such cases, our professional liability insurance protects doctors against all professional risks such as legal defense costs, compensation claims, injuries among others, as well as against invalid claims. As a company, we are committed to protecting the interests and providing the best financial and legal security to practicing physicians because they truly deserve the same,” Mantri added.

    ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company offers its customers a comprehensive and well-diversified line of products, including auto, health, crop, fire, personal accident, marine, engineering and liability insurance, through multiple distribution channels.

    ICICI Lombard, among other companies, provides end-to-end wellness solutions to its valued consumers through its insurance products. Doctors strive to do their best when it comes to saving lives. “However, there are uncertainties that can put their jobs at risk. Professional liability insurance for doctors in the SME category is an innovative offer from this leading general insurance company and continues to show their concern for to deliver an exceptional experience to their customers.

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    Nursing school graduates say pandemic confirmed their career choice


    WASHINGTON, DC — The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed much of the college experience for this year’s class, but nursing school graduates may have felt it more intensely.

    The pandemic required them to first learn very practical online procedures, and also constantly reminded them of the necessity of the field they had chosen and its challenges.

    Early in the pandemic, news stories depicted frontline nurses suffering from burnout and burnout as they cared for patients with COVID-19 and were often the only ones with those patients when they died.

    As the pandemic continued, hospitals across the country reported nursing shortages, but conversely, nursing schools had increased numbers of applicants.

    The week before graduation, six graduates of Trinity Washington University School of Nursing in the nation’s capital spoke to Catholic News Service about their college experience during the pandemic and whether they had ever had any doubts about the profession they had chosen.

    While most acknowledged it was initially more difficult to learn skills remotely, they said the pandemic eventually confirmed and solidified their desire to be nurses.

    Ebony McLeod, a 44-year-old graduate, said the COVID-19 pandemic “intrigued my vocation even more.”

    “I’ve been a nurse for 17 years, and so being able to live through a pandemic and learn nursing skills made me want to become a nurse even more,” she said, just hours before college. . May 12 pinning ceremony — a traditional event for nursing graduates.

    Similarly, Golden-Paula Eromose Emokpaire, who is 21, said the pandemic, which began during her first year of nursing studies, has not changed her career choice.

    “I had no doubts,” she said. “I knew from day one that I wanted to be a nurse.”

    The pandemic confirmed her decision because even when people were dying of COVID-19 – the death rate now stands at 1 million deaths in the United States – she saw that nurses were “doing their best to give their patients the best possible care” and provided the holistic approach to care that she wants to do.

    This determination was not always shared by all members of the group, who are all recipients of the university’s Joanne and William Conway Scholarship Program for high-achieving low-income students in the nursing program at the University. school.

    “In all honesty, I had my doubts at some point during the pandemic,” said Keely Romero, a 21-year-old graduate who said she had no experience in the medical profession and was not knew no one – outside of school – was a nurse.

    “For me, it was like a trial by fire,” she said, but as she learned more about what the job entailed and read about the people who did the job, she became more interested and “wanted to be a part of it”.

    Melissa Rivas, 29, also noted the challenge, saying, “Every day was kind of like, I don’t know if I can do this. And for me, it felt like every week I had to skip that week.

    She said other students in the program were also connected to this struggle, which was felt in online learning to work on the simulation mannequin that mimics various ailments and then working with patients in hospital training sessions. students who started last spring.

    Adonis Mokom, 23, said it was hard to get used to online learning as she is “not a virtual learner”, but she kept the feeling she had since she was little girl that she wanted to be a nurse.

    “The pandemic has made me realize that ‘hey, I have strength in me,'” she said, adding that she also counts on the support of her friends and family.

    She passed the exams by finding better ways to study and creating about 100 sheets to quiz herself.

    A bigger hurdle, she said, was during first clinical or hospital training, where she said many patients they saw on day one were basically OK during the day and then a few hours later. , they tested positive for COVID-19 so she and the other students also needed to be tested.

    Mokom’s longtime desire to get into nursing stems from seeing so many of his family members with chronic or long-term illnesses that weren’t identified at the outset.

    Emokpaire also went the nursing route because of what her friends and family members went through in Nigeria, where she grew up. As she said, people have lost their lives because of a health care system that “wasn’t that good”.

    After moving to the United States, her focus shifted to racial disparities in health care where she hopes to make a difference.

    Karina Nolasco, 22, also wants to reach out not only with medical skills. She said studying for her nursing degree during the pandemic has brought out a resilience in her that she didn’t realize she had and which she also credits those around her for getting her through.

    Likewise, she wants to help others however she can, which she once witnessed on a small scale during her hospital training when she felt “able to be a voice” for women, immigrants and Hispanics.

    This group of students, graduating on May 20, are among 30 nursing graduates from Trinity this year.

    During their pinning ceremony, Patricia McGuire, President of Trinity, told them, “You have chosen a career that will literally change the lives of so many people. We are very proud of you.”

    And for these six, their careers will begin soon after they put away their caps and smocks with jobs starting this summer at local hospitals where they will work in intensive care units and surgical and cardiac care.

    They are confident that their work will continue if the pandemic abates or continues or with any other change.

    As McLeod said, “I wanted to become a nurse because I realized that no matter what happens in the world, a nurse will always be needed. It doesn’t matter if the economy is up, if the economy is down, who’s in charge, who’s not in charge. A nurse will always be needed.

    UAMS Invests John David Pemberton, DO, MBA, in Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson Chair in Ophthalmology


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    John David Pemberton, DO, MBA, surrounded by guests at his inauguration.

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    “It is a great honor to be named the new Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, MD Chair in Ophthalmology,” said Pemberton. “These Chairs are essential to our support of scholars, research and education. I intend to be the steward of this chair and to honor Stella Boyle Smith and Gissur Petursson.

    Susan S. Smyth, Cam Patterson and Paul H. Phillips (seated).

    John David Pemberton, DO, MBA, flanked by Susan S. Smyth, MD, Ph.D., UAMS Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, Chancellor of the ‘UAMS and CEO of UAMS Health.Evan Lewis

    Pemberton, who joined UAMS in 2011, is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the College of Medicine. As an ophthalmologist, he treats patients at Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, specializing in eyelid plastic surgery, orbital masses, orbital reconstruction, tear drainage repair, and other surgeries of structures surrounding the eye.

    The Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, MD Chair was established through a donation from Smith to assist an ophthalmologist or basic scientist to reduce vision loss through research, education and adult care and to children. She credited Petursson, her former ophthalmologist at UAMS, with “saving her life” by restoring her vision.

    “It’s amazing to think of the benefits the people of the State of Arkansas and the people here at UAMS have received from this gift, it’s a thing of the past,” said Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, Chancellor of UAMS and CEO of UAMS Health.

    “The future is all that Dr. Pemberton is going to do with this endowment in the future, and it’s so rewarding to think about new science, new ways to provide excellent clinical care, new ways to teach our students to be better themselves,” he said. added. “The future he’s going to create with this gift is so amazing, and I’m thrilled he can do it and I’m thrilled for all of us who will be able to sit back and watch him. I congratulate him on a well-deserved honor.

    An endowed chair is one of the highest academic honors a university can bestow on a faculty member. A chair is established with gifts of at least $1 million, which are invested and the interest proceeds used to support the chair holder’s educational, research and clinical activities. Chair appointees are among the most reputable scientists, physicians and professors in their field.

    “Endowed chairs have a profound impact on our faculty, students, residents, fellows, patients at UAMS, and those in the state,” said Susan S. Smyth, MD, Ph.D., Executive Vice-Chancellor of UAMS and Dean of the College. of Medicine. “Ultimately, it is the Arkansans who benefit from the generosity of donations that go behind endowed chair support.”

    In addition to the honor of being named Chairholder, Pemberton received a commemorative medallion and an inscribed wooden chair.

    Pemberton was one of three doctors honored at the ceremony. He was joined by Paul H. Phillips, MD, who was invested as the Pat Walker Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, and Ahmed A. Sallam, MD, Ph.D., who was recognized as the John W. Nutt in Ophthalmology.

    Pemberton earned her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Theater from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, and her MD from Touro University, California College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, CA. He completed a residency in ophthalmology and served as chief resident at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He completed a 15-month fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at Beraja Medical Institute in Coral Gables, Florida, and another 15-month fellowship in reconstructive oculoplastic and orbital surgery at the renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School, in Boston. While there, he saw patients at Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, all teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School.

    Pemberton served in the United States Army as a combat medic. In 2002, after completing his internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, he was posted to Fort Hood as a flight surgeon for the 1st Cavalry Division, 7th Cavalry Regiment. He remained with this unit from 2002 to 2005, 13 months of which included a tour of Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Golden Spurs Award, and Iraqi Expeditionary Medal for his service. Pemberton retired from the military in 2018 at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

    “I’ve always said that John was a success story. Although he is not perfect, it is his relentless pursuit of perfection that separates him from all others,” said Colonel Jeremy Wilson, Chief of Staff, 4and Infantry, US Army, a longtime friend and former military colleague. “He gave us all an example to follow. For those of us who had the good fortune to serve with him, both in the military and in the private sector, this selection comes as no surprise.

    UAMS is the only health sciences university in the state, with colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, and public health; a doctoral school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwestern Arkansas Regional Campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses the entire clinical enterprise of UAMS. UAMS is the only Level 1 adult trauma center in the state. US News & World Report recognized UAMS Medical Center as Best Hospital for 2021-22; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationally for the third year; and named five high-performing areas – colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery and stroke. UAMS has 3,047 students, 873 medical residents and fellows, and six resident dentists. It is the largest public employer in the state with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide patient care at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, TwitterYouTube or Instagram.


    Nursing home worker charged with stealing and selling pills


    BARTLETT, Tenn. (WMC) — A Bartlett man is behind bars, charged with stealing pills while working at a nursing home.

    Detectives were notified of the thefts on Wednesday and traveled to the Ave Maria retirement home to investigate.

    They then approached Anthony Littlejohn, who worked as a nurse, and were given permission to search his vehicle.

    Officers found:

    • Oxycodone
    • Diazepam
    • Acetaminophen
    • Hydrocodone
    • Vimpat
    • Oxycodone Hydrochloride
    • Alprazolam
    • Morphine
    • Zolpidem tartrate
    • Tramadol hydrochloride
    • Pregablin
    • cipla
    • Lorazepam
    • Conazepam
    • Acetaminophen
    • Codeine
    • Sildenafil
    • Citalopram
    • Hydrochlorothiazide
    • Ciprofolaxacin
    • Clonidine
    • Losartan
    • Benadryl
    • Lanzoprazole
    • Cyclobenzaprim
    • Rosuvastatin
    • Kentorolac Tromethamine
    • Pemazyre
    • Gabapentin
    • Revatio
    • Sildenafil Citrate
    • quinapril
    • methocarbamol
    • Famotidine
    • Potassium losartan
    • Oxaprozin
    • Meloxicam

    They also found nearly $1,000 in cash.

    Detectives say Littlejohn admitted to stealing and selling pills and using his vehicle to take them around town.

    Littlejohn is charged with 12 counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/sell and 20 counts of possession of a legendary non-prescription drug.

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    Stop saying “breastfeeding is free” amid formula shortages. This is not the case.


    The infant formula crisis in the United States has been making headlines in recent weeks, sparking heated conversations online.

    The nationwide shortage is the result of pandemic supply chain issues exacerbated by a February safety recall from Abbott, the nation’s largest infant formula maker, and the closure of its Sturgis plant, in Michigan. At least four babies have been hospitalized with bacterial infections – and two have died – after consuming formula from this facility. Abbott recently reached an agreement with the Food and Drug Administration to restart production at the Sturgis plant, provided the company fixes the unsanitary conditions that caused the shutdown.

    If you’ve been following the social media rhetoric about formula shortages, you’ve seen the same useless “solutions” to the problem crop up over and over again. One of the most common and frustrating ideas – we’re looking at you, Bette Midler – is that instead of relying on formula, women should “just breastfeed” because “breastfeeding is free!”

    This is obviously false: there are significant physical, mental problems and financial costs of breastfeeding that are so often overlooked.

    Like Jessica Owens Youngassistant professor in the department of health studies at American University, pointed out in a now viral tweet: “The narrative ‘breastfeeding is free’ amidst a shortage of infant formula is a great example of the public ignorance of what it really takes to successfully breastfeed.

    The cost of breastfeeding

    The time commitment alone is monumental, especially during the newborn phase. Breastfed babies eat every two to three hours around the clock (and sometimes more frequently than that). Feeding sessions can last 30 minutes or more. A conservative estimate is that breastfeeding for a year would equate to 1,800 hours of a mother’s time. It is really a full time job.

    “Breastfeeding – and the related expression of breastmilk – is not free because it consumes women’s time and resources in a way that amounts to another job besides being a mother,” said said organizational psychologist Allison S. Gabriel, a professor at Eller College of the University of Arizona. Management, told HuffPost. “It means breastfeeding is only free if we don’t value women’s time and effort to physically be the ones producing the breastmilk to feed their child.”

    “Breastfeeding is only free if we don’t value women’s time.”

    – Allison S. Gabriel, organizational psychologist and professor at the University of Arizona

    The misconception that breastfeeding is free is tied to the belief that it “comes naturally” to mothers when it does not for many, many women.

    Karrie Locher, a registered nurse, certified lactation consultant and mother of four, said many women expend considerable resources, both financially and emotionally, trying to make breastfeeding work, including herself. . Her youngest son had a lip and tongue tie when he was born, which affected his ability to latch on and breastfeed effectively. Locher detailed their journey on his Instagram account, which has nearly half a million followers.

    “I spent over $1,500 on these oral ties release and visits from a lactation consultant to try and save my breastfeeding journey,” she told HuffPost. “On top of that, I spent endless amounts of time breastfeeding and then pumping to maintain my milk supply. I felt like I was being fed or tied to a pump 24 hours a day. I was exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, and feeling defeated. The constant worry of “is he having enough” or “am I doing enough” can be mental anguish itself.

    There are also other financial expenses that people don’t consider: nursing or expression bras, breast pads, nursing pillows, nursing covers, nipple care ointment , storage bottles and bags, milk coolers, breast pumps and spare parts.

    Also, “prescriptions needed for nipple cream – mine wasn’t fully covered – doctor visits and prescriptions needed for mastitis or other breast problems and breastfeeding appointments”, Locher said. “Of course, most women don’t need all of these things on their trip, but some may.”

    Health insurance may cover some of the above expenses, but many plans do not.

    “It’s going to vary from situation to situation and can actually be a significant cost,” Locher added.

    Then there are the physical consequences of breastfeeding: exhaustion, engorged and leaky breasts, cracked nipples and the feeling that your body no longer belongs to you.

    “The effort, the will, the sleepless days and nights, the mental anguish, the time, the energy, the money – it’s not ‘free’. It all comes at a cost,” added Locher.

    “The effort, the will, the sleepless days and nights, the mental anguish, the time, the energy, the money – it’s not ‘free’. All of this comes at a cost.”

    – Karrie Locher, nurse and lactation consultant

    Gabriel, the organizational psychologist, gave birth to her daughter in March 2020, just days before the COVID-19 shutdowns began. After several weeks of breastfeeding, her daughter began to have difficulty latching on effectively. Gabriel spent three to eight hours a day breastfeeding, but she was unable to produce enough milk for her daughter, which damaged her mental health and also cost her money.

    “I’ve tried everything – from lactation cookies to different nursing pillows, several lactation consultants, several types of pumps and pump parts – to produce enough breast milk for our daughter,” he said. she declared.

    “Without a doubt, my breastfeeding and pumping issues contributed significantly to my issues with anxiety and postpartum depression,” she added.

    There’s research to back this up: negative early breastfeeding experiences have been linked to postpartum depression (although the association between the two isn’t entirely clear). In another study, mothers who planned to breastfeed and did so successfully had a lower risk of PPD. But for those who intended to breastfeed and were unable to, the risk of PPD increased.

    “I spent over $1,500…trying to salvage my breastfeeding journey.”


    The ability to breastfeed is a luxury in the United States – one of the few countries in the world without national paid parental leave. A woman who must return to work weeks after giving birth must pump breast milk every two hours to maintain her supply. Under federal law, employers must give employees a break to pump during the workday and a private place, other than a bathroom, to do so. But those breaks don’t have to be paid for, which potentially means losing income. And the area doesn’t have to be a dedicated lactation area. Sometimes it’s a dusty storage closet or a room that doesn’t lock, which isn’t exactly the soothing atmosphere some women need to pump.

    “Our research in 2020 found that women report spending about 45 minutes per workday during a standard 8-hour workday pumping breast milk,” Gabriel said. “That means rescheduling meetings, pumping through what should be real breaks and overall having to add greater demands to their day-to-day work.”

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    A 2020 study found that breastfeeding women spend 45 minutes of an eight-hour workday expressing their milk.

    People who don’t work in offices — like teachers and retail and food service workers — may have a harder time finding enough time and space to work at work.

    Mothers should also have access to a fridge to safely store their pumped milk during the day and a way to transport it home, which may mean purchasing a cooler bag. And those traveling for work may have to pay out of pocket to ship their breast milk home if the cost isn’t covered by their company.

    Saying that “breastfeeding is free” is not only wrong, it is also harmful

    Caregivers of infants are stressed enough as they are right now as they scramble to ensure their babies’ nutritional needs are met during the shortage. Saying “breastfeeding is free” as if it were a solution to the problem only adds insult to injury.

    “[It] dismisses the challenges people face, diminishes the reasons formula is needed, and assumes breastfeeding is an option for everyone,” Owens-Young said.

    Breastfeeding is one of those things that, “no matter how badly you want it, it doesn’t always happen for you, your body, or your baby,” Gabriel said.

    In addition to latch and supply issues, parents may not be able to breastfeed due to previous breast surgery, such as reduction, or because they are taking medication that is incompatible with the breast milk. breastfeeding, among many other reasons. Babies may be unable to breastfeed due to an allergy, medical condition, or premature birth.

    Locher also pointed out that the “breastfeeding is free” narrative ignores reality for many parents and caregivers. Consider, for example, situations in which there are two parents who have not given birth and breastfeeding is not possible.

    “And the parents who have adopted their baby? Locher said. “What about the woman with severe postpartum depression who feels even worse every time her baby doesn’t latch on?”

    The shortage of infant formula is a structural problem that requires structural solutions, Owens-Young said.

    “More individuals breastfeeding will not resolve the structural factors that have led to scarcity; there will always be a need for infant formula,” she said.

    The crisis should be a national outrage, Gabriel said – not because women aren’t breastfeeding, “but because it’s another example of us not realizing that supporting women is ensuring that they have the support they need to thrive as mothers and employees. . Access to infant formula is one such support.

    Registration closes May 27 for the Summer Nursing Course


    Plumas County is in dire need of CNAs and Feather River College offers an opportunity to join this field.

    Registration closes May 27 for the summer course – NURS 100: Nurse Aide (CNA), which is a prerequisite for the FRC Professional Nursing program. This course prepares students to take the licensing exam or competency assessment exam. Early bird registration is strongly encouraged and anyone 16 or older is welcome!

    Darlene Oertle, director of Allied Health, says, “The demand for healthcare for skilled nurses is increasing, not just because of the pandemic, but because of the need to care for an aging population. Nurses make up the largest part of the healthcare profession, which can account for up to 30% of total employment in hospitals! »

    This means that now is the time for those who wish to begin their journey in this rewarding career. FRC Nursing Educator Nancy Moore says, “A student would benefit from beginning their healthcare journey during the summer at FRC as it will give them insight into the world of healthcare with hands-on practice and classroom smaller. Additionally, if students choose to continue on their chosen path, they can take advantage of extensive one-on-one communications and guidance from Allied Health instructors.

    This unique course is only offered during the summer, so act now. FRC offers many affordable courses that can be flexible to fit your individual schedules. If you are interested, you can learn more about this opportunity at frc.edu/alliedhealth

    Medical scientists bang on being ‘pinched from their collar’


    Some 2,000 members of the Medical Laboratory Scientists Association (MLSA) across the country took part in a strike on Wednesday over pay and career development issues, disrupting thousands of outpatient appointments.

    Staff from every hospital in the country were involved, with dozens of medical scientists outside Dublin’s Mater Hospital on Wednesday afternoon holding signs saying: ‘Testing patience – 20 years of waiting. medical scientists deserve equal pay.

    Among them was Will Robertson, chief medical scientist in cellular pathology at the Mater.

    “We finally lost patience, after being the ‘heroes’ for two years, we now feel there have been dishonest talks over the past 12 months and that’s enough,” he told the Irish Times.

    Mr. Robertson practiced the profession for 24 years, 12 of which were spent at the Mater.

    “This year is worse than it has ever been in terms of recruiting. Ideally, the primary outcome of these strikes would be the retention of qualified college personnel,” he said, explaining that medical scientists who have taken 4-year specialty courses begin their careers with “lower pay than a support staff member in the lab working alongside them, who only needs a school leaving certificate.

    “Grads come out and think ‘why am I doing this? and they simply leave the profession. There has been a drain of highly skilled talent and this is causing major problems,” he said.

    The Mater in particular was currently operating at a 20% vacancy rate for medical scientists.

    “The relentless onslaught of specimens because of Covid, and then the catch-up after Covid” has led medical scientists to feel “pinned in their collar”, Mr Robertson said.

    MLSA members voted in favor of industrial action last November after a 98% vote in favor.

    The strike continued after industrial relations talks with employers failed to reach an agreement earlier this year. Further industrial actions are scheduled for two days next week and three days the following week.

    Medical scientists seek pay parity with biochemists who also work in hospital laboratories. The MLSA says its members do the same job but are paid an average of 8% less.

    An HSE spokeswoman told the Irish Times there would be ‘widespread disruption’ to patients following strikes across the country on Wednesday.

    “Emergency departments were already feeling the ripple effect of this action yesterday, as GPs could not send routine lab tests to hospitals and instead had to refer patients directly to emergency departments,” she said.

    All routine GP testing services were suspended on Wednesday and only ‘certain limited services’ would continue.

    This was causing delays for patients with non-urgent care needs and those delays are expected to continue through Wednesday, the spokeswoman said.

    “As this is an evolving situation, we ask patients not to call hospitals at this time. Hospitals will provide more clarity and details as soon as possible and information from all hospitals is available,” she said.

    Appointments canceled

    Speaking on RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland programme, HSE acute services manager Liam Woods said up to 14,000 outpatient appointments would be canceled due to the strike.

    Any patients who have not been contacted should assume their procedure is continuing and show up for their appointment, Woods said.

    Among the services that will be affected is testing in emergency departments, which means it will be slow to get in and out of emergency departments.

    It will also slow the transfer to the hospital system, which will mean a high number of carts.

    GP services will also be affected, he said, with no testing taking place today.

    Mr Woods advised patients to check the HSE website for lists of available testing services county by county and hospital by hospital.

    While scheduled surgeries will be cancelled, life-saving cancer treatment procedures will continue, as will dialysis, Woods said.

    High school students aspiring to enter the medical field learn surgical skills during field trip to UC Davis Medical Center – CBS Sacramento


    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Seniors at an Oak Park high school took a field trip to UC Davis Medical Center, recounting their potential careers in medicine.

    Rachel Segundo was deepening her surgical skills. This senior from Sacramento Charter High School is heading to Sacramento State, hoping to enter the medical field.

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    “I want to be a gynecologist,” she said. “I’ve always loved learning about the body, and I’m a woman and I’ve loved learning about my own body.”

    This hands-on experience was led by head and neck surgeons and hospital residents.

    Steven Dennis is a fifth-year resident who says motivation and drive make a great surgeon, but so does creativity.

    “There are so many different variables, so many different shades for each person,” Dennis said. “And we do a lot of surgeries that improve quality of life, bring back quality of life, so you have to tailor the surgery to the person and what’s important to them.”

    Dennis added: “So if we’re just fixing a broken jaw – say after an accident – it’s usually a 2-3 hour surgery.”

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    Nearby, Dr. Andrew Birkeland worked with students Josh and Lamont.

    Not all students are interested in medicine, but screwing metal plates into models of skulls helps them better understand what it takes.

    “Sometimes in our cancer surgeries, if we remove parts of the jawbone – removing the lymph nodes from the neck, then borrowing parts from other parts of the body to rebuild the jawbone, then putting the plate on – it’s It’s roughly a 10 to 14 hour operation,” Birkeland said.

    Segundo was soaking up the learning experience.

    “I like to be practical. It was awesome. I kinda like it,” she said.

    Segundo was excited to have the opportunity to partner with some of the best and bring other students into the healthcare industry just like her. Hispanics make up less than 6% of physicians. Blacks, less than five.

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    This was the second of such field trips with this high school. UC Davis Medical Center hopes to make it a tradition every year.

    Nurses in nursing homes for the elderly without a contract as the employers’ association loses its chief


    The former executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes declined to comment on his sudden departure from his position just months after taking office.

    The news that Don Bossé had resigned came suddenly, after the nurses’ union announced that it was filing a complaint over contract delays.

    On Monday, the New Brunswick Nurses Union announced that it had filed a complaint against the nursing home group with the Labor and Employment Board. The basis of the complaint is a nearly three-month delay in ratifying a member-approved collective agreement for nurses working in nursing homes.

    On the same day, the care homes association said the association’s new chief executive, Norman Bossé, had left his post.

    On Tuesday, a person answering Bossé’s phone said he was not taking calls. An email sent to Bossé also went unanswered.

    The former director returns

    To fill the void, former acting manager Michael Keating came out of retirement. Speaking to Radio-Canada, Keating said he was unable to explain the delay in ratifying the nurses’ collective agreement.

    “It felt like an emergency this morning,” Keating said, “and now I’m trying to find out everything that’s going on.”

    “I won’t say anything because I don’t know.”

    Bossé worked as a child and youth advocate and was New Brunswick’s seniors’ advocate before taking on the role of executive director of the nursing home association earlier this year.

    In January of this year, while still working as an elders’ advocate, Bossé released a 38-page report on the care provided by a nursing home and a subsequent investigation by Social Development Adult Protection into the death of a man in the 90s after attacks by another resident of a retirement home.

    “What we found was a wide range of failures ranging from the care home’s inability to protect residents from harm and under-reporting of major incidents, to an adult protection investigation that failed to taken steps to ensure that all relevant and relevant information was obtained and reviewed,” the report said of Bossé’s investigation which began in February 2021.

    A delay could lead to the departure of the nurses

    Union officials said the nurses’ association’s delay in ratifying a new contract, which would improve working conditions, could mean more care home workers leaving their jobs.

    The union says nurses working in care homes negotiated a new collective agreement with the association and members approved it in February.

    Keating said the nursing home association would have a response for the union by Friday.

    Reviews | Tim Scott: Abortion is not the way to help single black mothers

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    Tim Scott, a Republican, represents South Carolina in the US Senate.

    My mother raised my brother and me alone, struggling to make ends meet. She worked 16 hours a day three days a week and eight hours a day two days a week, just to keep the food on the table and the lights on.

    She was a nurse’s aide, changing bedpans and rolling patients. She did this work because she wanted to teach my brother and me the lesson that there is dignity in all work and dignity in all life.

    I thought of my mother — all black mothers like her — during an appearance last week by Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, when asked Yellen how an abortion ban could affect the US economy.

    “I believe that taking away women’s right to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very detrimental effects on the economy,” Yellen said.

    She went on to explain how abortion affects “particularly low-income and often black mothers” and how lack of access to abortion “often robs them of the ability to continue their education to later participate in the labor market. work”.

    For me, it was breathtaking. I thought I had heard her wrong. Did Yellen explain how good abortion is for the American workforce? But when questioned, Yellen doubled down on what I believe to be a callous and inhuman reason to end the lives of innocent people.

    At that time, I felt compelled to speak up and speak on behalf of people like my mother. There are voices today that would tell you that our lives were hopeless. That a life like the one we had as a family was not a life worth living, and that the United States would be better off if people like us didn’t exist at all.

    We live in a world where words are too often disconnected from the lived experiences of many Americans. Yellen’s cold, robotic reference to the question of life is just the latest example.

    If abortion is our first and “best” response to ensuring that low-income women and families can prosper economically, the United States has reached one of the darkest times in its history. The assertion is simply false and echoes the blatant arguments made at the beginning of the 20th century by Margaret Sanger in favor of the eugenics movement.

    But there is a better way. The American dream is one of hope and opportunity. I know it because I lived it. In America, the son of a black single mother can go from poverty to the US Senate in a lifetime. If we want to talk about the economic stability of our country, let’s talk about what we can do to ensure that single mothers and their children have access to that same American dream.

    When it comes to our economic challenges, we need to have a thorough discussion about what policies are actually working. In 2017, I was one of the architects of the reform of the personal section of the tax code. As part of these reforms, we have almost doubled the standard deduction for single parents from $9,300 to $18,000. These changes reduced federal taxes for single mothers by 70%. They led the average American household to keep up to $4,000 more of their hard-earned cash.

    I also worked bipartisanly on Opportunity Zones, where we offered incentives for the private sector to invest in some of America’s most devastated ZIP codes. Through this work, the private sector invested $29 billion in the first full year of the program. These are the types of investments that lead to increased wages, reduced unemployment and reduced poverty in these neighborhoods.

    Now, I’m working with my colleagues to improve the Child Care and Development Block Grant program so that more parents can work and care for the most important people in their lives: their children. These are the kinds of programs that uplift all Americans, including and especially women and women of color, and give hope that a better future is within their reach.

    If we want to have tough conversations about what will improve outcomes for our nation’s poorest communities, I welcome those conversations because I believe America is the solution, not the problem. When it comes to our economic challenges, abortion is not the answer. And I will debate with anyone, anywhere, anytime, solutions that actually work.

    Demand trends reverse for skilled nursing


    After hitting dramatic lows during the pandemic, trends in demand for skilled nurses have reversed in the past year, according to the National Center for Investment in Housing and Aged Care.

    From the first quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021, demand, as measured by occupied stock or change in net absorption, decreased by approximately 62,000 beds on a net basis for free-standing skilled nursing facilities for the aggregate of the 31 NIC MAP primary markets. So says NIC Senior Data Analyst Omar Zahraoui in a new blog post.

    “This was equivalent to 15% of the stock of occupied beds before the pandemic (1st quarter 2020). Net burn rates have averaged minus 4% on a quarterly basis over this four-quarter period,” he explained.

    From the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022, he said, demand patterns reversed. The net absorption rate averaged 1.1% quarter over quarter, which equates to over 15,350 beds absorbed on a net basis during this four-quarter period. Skilled nursing occupancy reached its highest level since April 2020 in February, according to NIC MAP data prepared and released by NIC MAP Vision.

    “While this is a very welcome positive trend and indicates some light on the horizon, the sector continues to face serious financial challenges, unfortunately for a number of reasons,” he said. writes Zahraoui.

    He noted that the loss of occupancy for skilled nursing in primary markets in the first year of the pandemic was primarily a function of a contraction in demand. However, the loss of occupancy in the private seniors’ residence sector over the same period was a function of both an increase in supply and a decrease in demand.

    Occupancy of privately paid senior housing for core stock declined by 9.2 percentage points between the first quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, 3.6 percentage points less than the housing sector. skilled nursing care.

    Although improving, occupancy rates remain low. In addition, skilled nursing is challenged by Medicare funding cuts and Medicaid reimbursement underfunding in many states, escalating expenses, and staggering staffing shortages that are limiting admissions of residents at some skilled nursing properties, Zahraoui said.

    “While ranges of uncertainty remain wide regarding when occupancy rates for skilled nursing facilities will return to pre-pandemic levels, a key question is whether obtaining a sustainable level of occupancy and revenue growth will be sufficient to increase the NOI [net operating income] and recoup losses from the sharp decline in occupancy rates, escalating expenses, and the inflationary impact associated with the pandemic,” Zahraoui wrote.

    These nurses took sweat, tears and years | MUSK


    Paris Wiggins, RN, did that thing we all wish we had the guts to do.

    It was 1996, and the then 20-year-old was five years into a rewarding nursing career in Bristol, Connecticut – a career she knew from day one was tailor-made for her. her – but a difficult relationship has caused her to re-evaluate her life. She needed a change of scenery. So she took out a map of the United States and put it on the table.

    “I just covered my eyes and said, ‘Wherever I point is where I move,'” she said.

    When she opened her eyes, her finger was squarely on Charleston, SC – a place she had never been in her entire life. But she stuck to her guns, quit a job she loved so much, loaded all her stuff into a car, and made the bold decision to head down south.

    More than 25 years, several children and a happy marriage later, she is still here, having spent most of her professional career at the Medical University of South Carolina. Today, she is a nurse in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) at MUSC Health.

    “I’ve always loved what I do,” she said. “I’m the best at communicating with my patients at the bedside, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

    Kathy Cole, who was a nurse herself, was on hand to celebrate MUSC nurses with over 25 years of experience.

    Along with several dozen nurses, Wiggins has been celebrated for her many contributions to MUSC Health for more than 25 years. As part of Nurses Week – an annual week-long celebration in hospitals across the country during the second week of May – University Hospital hosted a reception to honor women like Wiggins, who dedicated of sweat, tears and years to the noble profession of breastfeeding.

    “You are the heart and soul of the hospital,” said Linda Weglicki, Ph.D., RN, dean of MUSC’s College of Nursing, as she addressed the gathered group in the Drug Discovery Building. “We thank you. We celebrate you. For your service and for making such a positive and impactful difference in what we do.

    MUSC First Lady Kathy Cole, herself a former nurse, added, “I applaud your dedication to MUSC. I encourage you to share your stories with the next generation of nurses. Share your stories of commitment, dedication, heartache, triumph. Because these are the stories that light the way for those who come after you.

    Following remarks by Weglicki, Cole and MUSC Health-Charleston chief nursing officer Patti Hart, DNP, RN, members of the South Carolina Nurses Honor Guard, made up of four former and current nurses dressed in reg traditional nurse – white uniform, cap and cape – featured a celebration of the life of Florence Nightingale, a woman widely considered the founder of modern nursing.

    Afterwards, the ward nurses migrated to the other side of the hall where they enjoyed food and cakes, while laughing and exchanging war stories.

    It was Wiggins who, with a slight catch in his voice, recalled a patient who returned three years after receiving a heart transplant at MUSC Health. She said he looked for her during one of her shifts just to say thank you. He told her he would never forget waking up after surgery and the first thing he saw was her smiling face – how she told him everything would be fine. And it was his confidence that pushed him to believe, to fight.

    “Things like that are so rare,” she said. “As nurses, we often take care of people one second and the next they’re gone – to another unit, another floor, home. So for someone to come back and say, ‘Thank you, you’ve made a real difference’, I can’t tell you how much that means.

    National EMS Week: Aspirus Honors Wisconsin’s Rich EMS History | Press room


    Each year in May, a week is set aside to recognize the lifesaving work that EMTs, paramedics and first responders do every day in our communities. National EMS Week, from May 15 to May 21 this year, has been celebrated nationwide since 1974, but Aspirus’ connection to the roots of EMS goes back even further.

    The state of Wisconsin has a proud history in the evolution of EMS. Dr. JD “Deke” Farrington, physician at Lakeland Memorial Hospital and Howard Young Medical Center, now part of Aspirus Health in Woodruff, has been called “the father of modern EMS” because of the pivotal role it has played in the development of emergency medical services over the years. 1950.

    While the foundations of an organized system of pre-hospital emergency medical care had already been laid, it was Dr. Farrington who became a pioneer of EMS as we know it today. Among his many accomplishments in the field, Dr. Farrington notably coordinated the first nationally recognized EMT course held in Wausau in 1969, invented the spine board and promoted the use of extrication, and even part of development of “Star of Life” as EMS symbol.

    “The Northwoods is proud to have such a rich history in developing these techniques and trainings that continue to save countless lives today,” says emergency physician Dr. Michael Clark physician and EMS medical director at Aspirus Health. “Dr. Farrington understood the importance of emergency medical care and had the foresight to see how he could improve it. We can imagine he would be thrilled to see how Aspirus Health continues to contribute to the field of emergency medical care. emergency.

    Today, Aspirus MedEvac is a team of more than 250 emergency service providers, with two air bases, 35 ground ambulance units at 13 bases located in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Aspirus MedEvac has been accredited by the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) since 2015. Aspirus MedEvac is the first hospital program in the NAAMTA Alliance and the first program to achieve 100% compliance in the inspection process. MedEvac helicopter services are operated by PHI Air Medical and Air Methods Corporation.

    Join Aspirus Health in recognizing the dedicated EMS professionals who provide emergency medical care in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan communities.

    For more information on Aspirus’ medical transportation services, visit www.aspirus.org/medical-transport.

    ‘Day of Serenity’ in West Philadelphia aims to help heal victims of gun violence


    The event, hosted by the newly formed community group Philly United As 1, offered residents one-on-one grief counseling, as well as trauma and forgiveness workshops. A radiation clinic and yoga classes were also on site, along with a children’s carnival, free haircuts and food.

    During a short speakers program, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner encouraged attendees to vote against pro-gun candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. City Council member Curtis Jones, who represents parts of West Philly, stressed the need to teach people conflict resolution skills.

    Community organizations offered resources to Philadelphians to fight gun violence and heal those affected during Serenity Day at Clara Muhammad Square, May 15, 2022. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    For Barr, the purpose of the day was to foster solidarity.

    “Put aside petty grievances. Put away the little oxen. And come together and share resources,” Barr said.

    Khayriyyah Murray nearly skipped the event, which was held at the Philadelphia Masjid.

    Since her 24-year-old son was shot and killed at a gas station in March, she has avoided situations that would put her with a lot of people. She only recently returned to her job as a nurse for this reason.

    But sitting inside the Masjid on Sunday, Murray said she was grateful her friend pushed her to make the trip from North Philly. Talking to other mothers who have lost children to gun violence made her feel less alone and a bit more optimistic about the future.

    “I have a wonderful support system. My family hasn’t left me and my friends haven’t left me since. But when strangers come in and do that, it’s different. It’s like motherhood, a brotherhood. They know what you’re going through,” Murray said.

    Khayriyyah Murray (left), a nurse, lost her 24-year-old son in March this year, said being around other mothers who have lost children to gun violence helps her to heal.  She met author Kimberly Kamara during Day of Serenity in Philadelphia on May 15, 2022.
    Khayriyyah Murray (left), a nurse, lost her 24-year-old son in March this year, said being around other mothers who have lost children to gun violence helps her to heal. She met author Kimberly Kamara at Day of Serenity in Philadelphia on May 15, 2022. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Deborah Kelly came to discuss –– and sell –– the two dozen lessons contained in a book she wrote on parenting. All are rooted in one goal: to save lives.

    Kelly said it starts at home with the relationships parents have with their children.

    “There’s nothing wrong with telling your child you love them and having your eyes light up when they walk into the room. That’s how it should be. But we think, ‘Oh, you go spoil that kid. You can’t spoil that kid by showing them love. That’s what they need,” said Kelly, a certified parent educator who grew up in Germantown.

    Deborah Kelly, certified parent educator and retired teacher, holds her book The Turnaround in Clara Muhammad Square on May 15, 2022.
    Deborah Kelly, certified parent educator and retired teacher, holds her book The Turnaround in Clara Muhammad Square on May 15, 2022. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

    Why Not Prosper staff member Ivy Johnson nodded in agreement as Kelly spoke. She said communities must also come together and oppose gun violence.

    It is unacceptable, she says, to consider the current level of violence as the norm.

    “It’s not right that we live in a war zone,” said Johnson, whose organization works to prevent shootings from happening in the first place through the use of mediation.

    “Every neighborhood is your neighborhood. You are responsible for every child that walks down this street, I don’t care where you are,” she added.

    Ivy Johnson (left), founder of SWAG, Sisters With A Goal, an organization in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood that offers conflict resolution mediation, with former Pennsylvania State Representative Movita Johnson (right ) on Serenity Day on May 15, 2022.
    Ivy Johnson (left), founder of SWAG, Sisters With A Goal, an organization in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood that offers conflict resolution mediation, with former Pennsylvania State Representative Movita Johnson (right ) on Serenity Day on May 15, 2022 (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

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