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Nursing Profession #1 in Gallup’s Honesty and Ethics Poll – 18 Years Straight!
The American Nurses Association (ANA), which represents the interests of the nation‘s 4 million registered nurses, congratulates nurses for maintaining the #1 spot in Gallup's annual Most Honest and Ethical Professions Poll for the 18th consecutive year. The American public rated nurses the highest among a host of professionals, including medical doctors, dentists and pharmacists. Nurses taking the top spot in Gallup’s most recent poll comes as ANA celebrates the “Year of the Nurse” in 2020, which was designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in honor of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
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'Very active' flu season continues as a second wave could be coming
The 2019-20 flu season continues to be more active than normal, with Influenza B the leading type of virus among patients nationwide. But patient visits were down compared to the previous week in much of the country, indicating the early Influenza B wave may reach a peak and start declining in the coming weeks, according to researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia who work in a research partnership with AccuWeather.
However, those researchers expect that eventually an Influenza A wave will arrive and cause considerable infections later in the season.
The percentage of visits for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) dropped over the last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Nationwide, 3.2 percent of patient visits reported through the U.S. Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet) were due to influenz
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Demand for Nurses in 2020 Expected to Draw More Men than Ever
“All nurses are created equal” - nursing student David Conley
Nursing continues to be one of the most in-demand professions nationwide and while the field continues to be dominated by women, trends suggest that 2020 will see more men entering the profession at greater rates than ever before. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 12 percent of registered nurses are now men, up from 2.7 percent male RNs in 1970. As the nation’s population ages, the bureau projects nursing will add more than 735,000 jobs by 2024, the third largest job growth of any industry and an opportunity for men and women alike seeking a career in nursing.
At Hondros College of Nursing, David Conley is just one example of someone who was looking for a new profession and was drawn to nursing. David is a student in the Practical Nursing program at the Westerville/Columbus campus who said he
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Nursing professor offers tips to help children with autism eat well
School nurses are critical to the health care of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since they work with a population susceptible to malnutrition, says a Ball State University nursing professor.
“These children are often picky eaters,” said Connie McIntosh, an associate professor in the College of Health. “Parents and schools struggle to meet these children’s nutritional needs and getting them to eat a variety of foods.”
ASD, a developmental disorder, is characterized by deficits in communication and social skills and coupled with at least two forms of restrictive or repetitive behaviors and/or interests. Because of the variety of symptoms associated with ASD, children may experience a number of difficulties with varying degrees of intensity.
McIntosh said issues with food arise for an assortment of reasons: sensory processing symptoms, allergies, medications, and gastroi