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'IN CASE OF EMERGENCY' Timely Documentary on Emergency Nurses to be Released

Kino Lorber will release the powerful new documentary feature In Case of Emergency from award-winning director and photographer Carolyn Jones (The American Nurse, Defining Hope) with a live virtual premiere on Eventive on Wednesday, October 14, followed by a week of free streaming on its Kino Now service ahead of a wider on demand release.

Watch the trailer now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnWE8Xi_D5Q&feature=youtu.be

In Case of Emergency was filmed in Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, and Vermont.

Ahead of its on demand release, In Case of Emergency will have its world premiere at The Boston Globe's GlobeDocs Film Festival in Boston on October 1, will screen at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in Ohio beginning October 6 (with a special drive-in screening October 9), the Heartland Film Festival in Indiana beginning October 8 (plus drive-in screening Octobe

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Science Must Drive Clinical Practice, Public Health Policy

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has released a position statement calling for all healthcare decision-making to be anchored in the best scientific evidence available. The statement, "Science Must Drive Clinical Practice and Public Health Policy," reinforces nursing professionals' commitment to following the best evidence possible to provide care for patients and families.

"It is vital for our work to be guided by evidence," said AACN President Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN. She is professor, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems at the University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, and clinical nurse researcher at the University of Washington Medical Center. "We must also be willing to innovate, yet thoughtfully and efficiently test changes to find the safest and most effective approaches to patient care and health policy."

The AACN posit

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Covid-19 Safety Protocols Keep Clinical Staff Infection Rates Low At Ohio State

Universal COVID-19 pandemic protocols in place at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center such as masking, hand hygiene, physical distancing and testing of symptomatic patients and staff are effective at protecting health care providers from contracting the virus, according to a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Less than 1% of providers at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in a multicenter study that looked at the risks frontline health care personnel face when treating COVID-19 patients – the lowest of all the participating academic health centers. All of the employees that tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies had a prior COVID-19 diagnosis.

“While it’s impossible to completely eliminate risk, this information helps reassure us that we can offer high-quality, compassionate care for COVID-19 pa

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Availity, Jacksonville University Collaborate to Address Nation’s Largest Primary Care Shortage through Nurse Practitioner Education

Jacksonville-based Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced today a new partnership with Jacksonville University, northeast Florida’s leader in healthcare education, to expand access to primary care for millions of Floridians.

With a $100,000 donation from Availity to establish the Availity Nurse Practitioner Scholars Fund at Jacksonville University, qualified nurse practitioners (NPs) may begin to earn the educational credits needed to offer independent primary care without an attending doctor, as outlined under a new state law.

“Florida has the largest shortage of primary care health professionals in the country. Aging patients, retiring physicians, and the current pandemic are creating a perfect storm for access to care, and change needs to happen now,” said Russ Thomas, CEO of Availity. “Since philanthropy is a big part of who we are at Avail

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