Archive for March 2012

NJ Training Nurses as Educators of Future Nurses

March 27, 2012

New Jersey is making strides in meeting the challenges of a looming nursing shortage by providing incentives that are persuading some in the profession to turn to teaching the next generation of nurses. These nurses are pursuing advanced degrees with the intent to serve as nurse faculty through the New Jersey … More

Chilton Hospital honors its certified nurses

March 26, 2012

Chilton Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day March 19 by honoring nurses who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. The hospital’s 119 certified nurses represent 26 percent of its nursing population, compared to the national average of 20 percent. To be certified, a nurse must practice … More

NJ nurses to improve hospital-acquired delirium care for geriatric patients

March 19, 2012

Four New Jersey facilities received grants this past fall to prevent and treat geriatric patients with hospital-acquired delirium. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center was given funding to initiate an HAD program and The University Hospital in Newark, Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center in Summit received funding to expand … More

Nurses’ Health findings involve red meat, statins

March 13, 2012

Findings from the Nurses’ Health Study published Monday examined the effects on mortality of red meat consumption and whether statin use lowers risk of Parkinson’s Disease. In one study, researchers found that eating more red meat appears to be associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and death from cardiovascular … More

Assembly Bill Would Help Neighbors Grow Old Together

March 6, 2012

With more older adults aging in their own homes, a number of naturally occurring retirement communities have evolved in New Jersey –essentially neighborhoods or apartment buildings where long-time neighbors are growing old together. These communities, or NORCs, as aging experts call them, provide supports that allow seniors to remain in their … More