• Someone saved my life tonight0

    Some but not all reports on Las Vegas shooting show that team efforts saved lives Press items on the health care response to the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas ranged from a physician-centric Vox piece about how “doctors save lives,” to a team-oriented article in the New York Times, to a long Guardian feature with

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  • Call of Duty0

    Press highlights ethical concerns of Navy nurse who refused to force-feed A late 2014 Miami Herald piece described advocacy, including by the American Nurses Association, for a Navy nurse at Guantánamo who refused to force-feed prisoners. The ANA president’s May 2015 op-ed in the Washington Post addressed the ethical issues. May 22, 2015 – The U.S.

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  • Heimlich heroes0

    WTOC on student who saved choking classmate after training by school nurse The Savannah (GA) CBS TV affiliate reported that a local fourth grader had saved a classmate using the Heimlich maneuver she had learned in training by the school nurse–one more reason schools need nurses. November 20, 2015 – Today the Savannah, Georgia CBS

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  • Fancy dresses and dead patients0

    U.K. hospital refuses £2,500 donation raised with naughty nurse stereotype But the BBC report about the “fancy dress” fundraising by Ludlow Hospital’s League of Friends mostly highlights the views of people who think the League’s tactics are just fine. And the League vows to do more of the same. September 19, 2017 – On August

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  • Kisses for cops0

    The Town Talk on a special thank you from nurses Some Louisiana nurses thanked local police for their service with “kisses for cops” – apparently just baskets of Hershey’s Kisses. But ideally nurses would avoid linking their profession with romantic imagery. November 25, 2015 – Today The Town Talk, a Gannett publication in Louisiana, ran

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  • #EndNurseAbuse0

    Salt Lake Tribune items about abused Utah nurse show power of advocacy After nurse Alex Wubbels was forcibly detained for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient, Salt Lake Tribune pieces about the incident included some strong messages about patient advocacy—and advocacy for nurses themselves October 31, 2017 – The

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