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Please Click here for the 2001 News Archives: Augus 2001, July 2001, June 2001, May 2001, Year 2000 Archives, Year 1999 Archives, August 29, 2001: England, London: Negligent nurse had drugs past:"A nurse whose negligence in intensive care led to the death of a patient was a convicted drug smuggler sentenced to eight years in a US jail, it has emerged. Anglina Anunuso was struck off the nurses' register yesterday after a disciplinary tribunal heard that she switched off a patient's alarm and ignored flashing warning signals for half an hour at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead"

August 29, 2001: North Carolina: Beating the traffic: AirLink copter promises speedy trips to hospital:"Beginning later this week, the fastest way to get to New Hanover Regional Medical Center wonít be by land. The hospitalís new air ambulance enters service Friday morning after months of training by medical personnel and weeks of familiarity flights by aircrews. Although helicopters arenít strangers to New Hanover, the new AirLink represents the first time an emergency aircraft has been based full time anywhere in Southeastern North Carolina."

August 24, 2001: England, London: Sickle-cell admissions slashed by hospital:"Despite doubling its intake of sickle cell patients, a London hospital has seen admissions attributed to the syndrome drop by a third because of its pioneering, multi-disciplinary approach to pain management."

Fri August 24th 2001: Ireland, Dublin: 1,300 nursing jobs remain unfilled:"Health service report shows more staff being employed but fewer outside the capital A NUMBER of hospitals outside Dublin are reporting growing difficulties in recruiting nurses and over 1,300 nursing jobs nationwide remain unfilled, according to a new report."

Friday, August 24, 2001: Missouri: Audit criticizes Board of Nursing for deficit:"A state audit says poor management was to blame for a nearly $2 million deficit incurred last fiscal year by the Missouri State Board of Nursing."

August 19, 2001, Lousiana, Shreveport: ER nurse resigns after wrong hookup causes death:"An emergency room nurse has resigned because he accidentally killed a patient by hooking an intravenous port up to an inflation tube for a blood pressure cuff. Since James Jackson's death on July 2, the LSU hospital has changed connectors to make such an accident impossible, said Dr. Steve Cogswell, assistant coroner in Caddo Parish.

August 18, 2001: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Staff shortage forces PMMC to divert:"A nursing shortage at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center is causing patients to be diverted to other hospitals, in some cases as often as several times a week. Creighton photo."

August 17, 2001: Florida, St. Petersburg: Better pay, respect will attract nurses:"Editor: As a vested staff nurse at Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point, an HCA/Columbia hospital, I was interested in a recent news article about Pasco-Hernando Community College teaming with a hospital to attract more nursing students. The stated goal of this alliance is to increase the number of local nursing students in hopes of easing the nursing shortage. Admittedly, the idea of funding the education of nursing students is a noble one.

Friday, August 17, 2001: Florida, Lakeland: Lenore Collins, 86, Practical Nurse:"Mrs. Lenore "Nony" Renardson Collins, a retired licensed practical nurse at Winter Haven Hospital, died of lung failure Thursday (Aug. 16, 2001) at home. She was 86."She enjoyed taking care of people. She was willing to do anything for anyone," said her sister-in-law, Irene Wilson of Winter Haven.

Friday, August 17, 2001: Canada, New Brunswick: Last nursing home holdouts accept contracts:"All of New Brunswick's nursing home workers have accepted a new contract, bringing their five-day strike to an end."

August 11, 2001: Australia, Victoria: Vic hospitals in 'crisis':"Victorian nurses' decision to continue hospital bed closures despite an order to stop was "bizarre" and "crazy", Health Minister John Thwaites said. But Australian Nurses Federation (ANF) leaders vowed they were prepared to go to jail over the dispute centred on nurse-patient ratios.",5744,2568743%255E1702,00.html

Saturday August 4, 2001: Australia: When it comes to a nursing career, the bloke doesn't stop here:"Everywhere Paul Gallagher turns at work there are women. The 34-year-old heads a team of 50 nurses in St George Hospital's pediatric unit and only one other nurse is a male. But his situation is not unusual. Men make up only about 8 per cent of the nursing workforce and that proportion has hardly risen in a decade."

August 03, 2001: Rhode Island, Providence: In R.I., it pays to study nursing:"About 250 new nurses a year who ply their trade in Rhode Island hospitals and health care facilities can knock about one-third off their monthly student loan payments under a program designed to address a chronic shortage of trained nurses in the state."


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