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On International Workers Memorial Day, We Honor Our Nursing Colleague Cynthia Barraca Palomata

On International Workers Memorial Day, We Honor Our Nursing Colleague Cynthia Barraca Palomata

On this day, we remember Cynthia Barraca Palomata, RN, and vow to do all we can to ensure no nurse ever again loses her health, or her own life, in the process of working to heal others. More »

Fighting Workplace Violence In Healthcare

Fighting Workplace Violence In Healthcare

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nonfatal injuries due to workplace violence experienced by healthcare workers increased by 12 percent in recent years. More »

OSHA Releases Interim Guidance on Preventing Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

OSHA Releases Interim Guidance on Preventing Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus

OSHA has released interim guidance on preventing occupational exposure to Zika virus for outdoor and mosquito control workers as well as for healthcare and laboratory workers. More »

CE Course in Ohio on Collective Patient Advocacy

CE Course in Ohio on Collective Patient Advocacy

This course examines the impact of external forces on RN professional practice and patient advocacy role; it also addresses mechanisms through which RNs can build stronger organizations to secure RN control over safe staffing ratios and professional practice in Ohio acute-care settings; and identifies comprehensive strategies to build an RN social advocacy movement to achieve strong hospital patient and RN whistle-blower protection mandates. More »

Let’s break the neo-liberal grip with a vote for Bernie Sanders

Let’s break the neo-liberal grip with a vote for Bernie Sanders

With the 2016 election, we have a rare opportunity to break the chokehold the neo-liberal agenda has maintained for nearly half a century on the political, economic, and social life of this nation. More »

Zika in the News, April 14, 2016

Zika in the News, April 14, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that “CDC Concludes Zika Causes Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects.” Press release here. Several researchers from the CDC also wrote a paper published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine explaining their thought process on this conclusion of causality. More »

California Nurses Association Stephanie Roberson talks about the legislative process

California Nurses Association Stephanie Roberson talks about the legislative process

California Nurses Association Legislative Advocate Stephanie Roberson joins us to talk about the "making of a law" and the critical importance of legislation such as the landmark nurse to patient ratios bill passed in California in 1999. More »

Bernie Sanders is Right - Regulation Isn’t Enough, We Need to Ban Fracking

Bernie Sanders is Right - Regulation Isn’t Enough, We Need to Ban Fracking

Hillary Clinton promises to regulate hydraulic fracturing. Yet even if she were to keep this promise, it simply doesn’t go far enough. More »

CDC Updates on Zika Virus

CDC Updates on Zika Virus

The CDC released several updates on Zika virus disease last week. We have summarized the main points. Follow the links to read the full guidelines. More »

NNU Statement on the ANA endorsement of Hillary Clinton

NNU Statement on the ANA endorsement of Hillary Clinton

America’s nurses, including the actual largest organization of U.S. nurses, National Nurses United, overwhelmingly support Bernie Sanders for President. More »

OSHA’s New Severe Injury Reporting Requirement: One Year In

OSHA’s New Severe Injury Reporting Requirement: One Year In

Last week, OSHA published a report on severe injuries reported in 2015. A new recordkeeping requirement went into effect January 1, 2015, requiring employers to report all work-related amputations and injuries requiring hospitalization to federal OSHA within 24 hours. This was in addition to the long-standing requirement to report all work-related fatalities to OSHA within 8 hours. More »

Update on Zika Virus Research

Update on Zika Virus Research

The international scientific community is working hard to gather information and to better understand the information we already have about Zika virus and the possible risks for microcephaly/other congenital effects and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). More »

NNU’s RN & Co-President Deborah Burger talks about NLRB trial against Community Health Systems/CHS

NNU’s RN & Co-President Deborah Burger talks about NLRB trial against Community Health Systems/CHS

RN and Co-President of National Nurses United Deborah Burger talks about the National Labor Relations Board trial against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems/CHS, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain. More »

National Nurses United RN’s are working hard for Bernie Sanders

National Nurses United RN’s are working hard for Bernie Sanders

Nurse Talk Radio caught up with RN and Activist Martese Chism in South Carolina. More »

RN DeAnn McEwen talks about the Zika Virus

RN DeAnn McEwen talks about the Zika Virus

What you need to know about the Zika Virus. RN and Nurse Practice Safety Specialist for National Nurses United, De Ann McEwen talks about the Zika Virus. More »

CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Patients with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

CDC Guidelines for Healthcare Providers Caring for Patients with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

Update February 5, 2016 - Revised guidelines for the Zika virus were released by the CDC today. Learn more how this emerging threat will affect your patients. More »

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Basic Information on the Zika Virus

Zika is currently locally transmitted in 28 countries and territories in North and South America. The CDC is constantly updating the list of areas affected by the virus. More »

United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the Friedrichs case

United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the Friedrichs case

Today a coalition of advocates from Washington to California gathered on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to warn that a controversial case targeting worker and union rights poses a significant threat to public health, safety and quality of life. More »

32 Hospitals to Pay U.S. to Resolve False Billing Claims

32 Hospitals to Pay U.S. to Resolve False Billing Claims

Thirty-two hospitals located throughout 15 states have agreed to pay the United States a total of more than $28 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare for minimally-invasive kyphoplasty procedures, the Justice Department announced today. More »

Nurses Speak Out at Cal/OSHA Public Hearing: Urge Speedy Passage of Violence Prevention Regulations

Nurses Speak Out at Cal/OSHA Public Hearing: Urge Speedy Passage of Violence Prevention Regulations

A large contingent of nurses from throughout California, clad in red scrubs, marched through the Capital mall in Sacramento yesterday chanting “Workplace violence on the rise, prevention is our key to survive!” as they made their way to the Cal/OSHA public hearing on workplace violence prevention. Once they arrived at the State Resources Building, the nurses, members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, filled the hearing chambers and lined up at the podium to urge that the Cal/OSHA's Standards Board swiftly adopt the proposed regulations on workplace violence prevention. More »

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