• 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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  • Poverty, etc.0

    On The Mindy Project, nurses are comic relief for the comic relief The sitcom’s third season does offer a few fleeting images of its nurses as actual health professionals. But mostly, they are physician flunkies. Morgan is clueless and pathetic, Tamra selfish and silly, and Beverly just unhinged. March 2015 – The third season of

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  • The tragic hero0

    Nurse Jackie says goodbye The Showtime comedy’s final seasons had flaws, occasionally suggesting that nurses report to physicians. But there was still a lot of expert care and creative advocacy from the brilliant Jackie Peyton and her protegee Zoey Barkow. June 2015 – Showtime’s Nurse Jackie could have been named Addict Jackie, since that aspect of

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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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