Making a Difference in Nursing

Impact of COVID-19: Nursing challenges to meeting the care needs of people with developmental disabilities

Source: ScienceDirect – Disability and Health Journal (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2020.101015) Melissa L.DesrochesPhDa Sarah AileyPhDb Kathleen FisherPhDc Judith StychDNPd Abstract Background People with developmental disabilities (DD) are a population at high-risk for poor outcomes related to COVID-19. COVID-19-specific risks, including greater comorbidities and congregate living situations in persons with DD compound existing health disparities. With their expertise in …

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New York’s ‘BSN in 10’ Law And The Push For 80% Of Nurses To Hold BSN By 2020 | Nurse.org

Update: 12/30/2017 at 9:12pm PST After nearly 14 years of lobbying, New York State finally passed their “BSN in 10” law. The state now requires all nurses to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing within 10 years of receiving their initial RN license. New York state may be the first state to actually pass the …

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Technical Standards for Nursing Education Programs in the 21st Century.

Ailey, S. H. & Marks, B. (2016). Technical Standards for Nursing Education Programs in the 21st Century. Rehabilitation Nursing. doi: 10.1002/rnj.278 Abstract Purpose  The Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2000; 2002) exposed serious safety problems in the health system and called for total qualitative system change. The IOM (2011; 2015) also calls for improving the education …

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Lessons in Increasing Access to Care: Symposium at Rush brings together disability and health care leaders

https://www.rush.edu/news/lessons-increasing-access-care By Kevin McKeough, Anne Burgeson & Kathleen Ziemer Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan observed that “at almost any moment, any of us could be living with a disability, whether through our life circumstances or as we age. This is an issue that is personal to all of us, whether we realize it our not.” Madigan …

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White Paper on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Nursing Educational Programs for the California Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (CCEPD)

Marks, B. & Ailey, S. (2014). White Paper on Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Nursing Educational Programs for the California Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities. Chicago, IL. Featured on The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website: Accommodating Students with Disabilities (https://tinyurl.com/ov6tlec). A White Paper on Inclusion of Students with …

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The Voice of Disability in Nursing

The Voice of Disability in Nursing by Holly Clayton, RN, MSN New Hampshire Nursing News www.NHNurses.org Recently, I represented NHNA in a monthly American Nurses Association’s Nursing Practice & Work Environment (NP&WE) conference call. With the goal of “promoting the health, safety, and wellness of the nurse and the nursing profession,” this call served to …

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Physical Limits on CPR Quality and Methods for Quality Improvement

Physical Limits on CPR Quality and Methods for Quality Improvement This is interesting research suggesting that many people are not able to perform effective CPR because of the amount of force required. This researcher is working on this with the hope that the American Heart Association will start teaching people to do compressions with their foot, which is …

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Donna Smith: Disability Services Counselor Making a Difference

Donna Glass Smith is a Disability Services Counselor at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). She is assigned to the Medical Education Campus in Springfield, Virginia. With the continued growth in enrollment of students with disabilities in postsecondary institutions, Ms. Smith believe that it is important for educators to champion efforts that will enhance learning environments …

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For people with disabilities doctors are not always healers

Washington PostIt was midnight in the emergency department of my hospital, and the chief resident was on a roll. Clad in green scrubs — two sizes too small for his body, they emphasized his muscular physique — he dashed between the ambulance bay and the critical care rooms.“Wen!” he barked at me, the medical intern. …

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Meeting the Demands of an Expanding Health Care Workforce

Meeting the Demands of an Expanding Health Care Workforce If you’ve ever seen the “Because” public service announcement from the Office of Disability Employment Policy, you’ve seen Kayla Woolridge swim. While filming the PSA, Kayla, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, got to chatting with my staff about her career goals. Although still …

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