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Nurturing Nurse Executives
To help fill a leadership gap, The Paul Merage School of Business is launching an online certificate program for chief nursing officers
The COVID-19 pandemic put extreme stress on society, healthcare and nursing, with repercussions that will be felt for decades. Many nurses took early retirement, and others exited the profession altogether, leaving numerous institutions facing personnel challenges and succession issues, resulting in a shortage of executive leadership.
In response, UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business will launch an online chief nursing officer certificate program on June 14, in partnership with Emeritus, a prominent educational platform designed to prepare individuals for executive roles.
“The focus of the program is to give people who have engaged in clinical leadership the means to develop the skill set to become the next generation of executives in healthcare,” s
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Tips for Nurses to Help Prevent Back Pain
Nursing is unquestionably grueling work, with these healthcare heroes spending shifts moving patients, lifting equipment, and bending over beds, stretchers and wheelchairs. Is it any wonder nurses are stricken with lower back pain more than any other profession, including heavy industrial jobs? But nurses can take proactive steps to avoid potentially disabling injuries affecting their backs, says Dr. Kaliq Chang, of Atlantic Spine Center.
While low back pain affects 8 in 10 adults in the United States at some point, the condition is even more common among nurses, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As an occupation, nursing is most at risk from lower back pain, with as many as 90% of nurses reporting the problem, the NIH says.
“Research has indicated that nursing is the job that requires the most heavy lifting, and this single activity is the most significant risk f
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Obesity In Pregnant Women Could Alter The Structure And Function Of The Placenta Increasing The Risk Of Poor Health Outcomes For Both Mother And Baby
Maternal obesity alters the structure of the placenta (a vital organ that nourishes the baby during pregnancy) more than gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM; a condition is diagnosed by poor glucose control in pregnancy). The new insight, published in The Journal of Physiology, enhances understanding about the mechanisms underlying poor pregnancy outcomes and the subsequent greater risk of poor neonatal and offspring health. The identification of specific changes in the placenta could lead to the potential development of future placenta-targeted treatments or screening tests that may improve the health outcomes of the mother and offspring, particularly in low-middle income countries.
The research conducted by scientists in South Africa in alliance with those in England is the first study to investigate the effects of maternal obesity and GDM simultaneously and to be carried out in a low
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How Electricity Can Heal Wounds Three Times As Fast
Chronic wounds are a major health problem for diabetic patients and the elderly – in extreme cases they can even lead to amputation. Using electric stimulation, researchers in a project at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the University of Freiburg, Germany, have developed a method that speeds up the healing process, making wounds heal three times faster.
There is an old Swedish saying that one should never neglect a small wound or a friend in need. For most people, a small wound does not lead to any serious complications, but many common diagnoses make wound healing far more difficult. People with diabetes, spinal injuries or poor blood circulation have impaired wound healing ability. This means a greater risk of infection and chronic wounds – which in the long run can lead to such serious consequences as amputation.
Now a group of researchers at Chalmers and the Unive