Brianna Lutz on How to Improve Nurse Responsiveness on an Inpatient Oncology Unit
Brianna Lutz, MSN, RN, OCN, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, discusses a flowchart built within EPIC that allows nurses on an oncology unit to view the workflow across the unit and better identify which patients require attention via targeted rounding.Source: Oncology Nursing News
Yale Cancer Center's Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Ruth McCorkle
Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Florence Wald Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing, Professor of Chronic Diseases at Yale School of Public Health and Assistant Director for Psychosocial Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, was presented with the Yale Cancer Center Lifetime Achievement Award at Yale Cancer Center’s annual Conclave, an award given annually to a Yale Cancer Center member who has impacted the field of oncology both nationally and internationally.
New Global Health Institute announced at Yale
The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), approved by the Yale Corporation on Dec. 8, further advances President Salovey’s goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international issues. Led by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, YIGH is a university-wide effort to address global health issues.
Radiation boost reduces local tumor recurrence for DCIS patients following WBRT
A supplemental “boost” of radiation improves local control and provides an incremental benefit in decreasing breast cancer recurrence for patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) who receive whole breast radiation therapy radiation (WBRT) following lumpectomy, according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Researchers concluded that use of a radiation boost should be considered in DCIS patients who have life expectancies of 10 or more years following breast-conserving surgery and WBRT.
Yale School of Nursing Launches COVID-19 Toolkit Website
Over the past two months, Yale School of Nursing (YSN) has been working to identify resources to support providers in lower-resourced settings during the global COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The result of those efforts is the COVID-19 Nursing Toolkit.Source: Yale School of Nursing
The Gift of Saying Goodbye
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has prevented hospitalized patients from having visitors, leaving patients to die alone and depriving families of a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. But the nurses and clinical staff on EP9-5, the infectious disease unit at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), have made it possible for many patients and families to actually have that final goodbye.
Opinion: We Will Need Nurses to Get Us Through COVID-19 — and the Next Pandemic
As the largest and most trusted group of health workers, nurses are on the front lines of the battle against this global crisis. Often, these efforts come at a cost to the nurses’ own health and well-being.Source: Hartford Courant
Dean Kurth’s Message on COVID-19
As humans and health professionals, we are in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, which is unfolding by the minute. I write to share with you the equally unprecedented efforts that our leadership, faculty, students, alumni, and staff have taken on to minimize the impact of this virus to the greatest degree possible. We are all working tirelessly to keep our entire community safe—and by community, I mean not only YSN and all of our affiliates, but the entire region that we here at YSN call home and especially all of our neighbors who are at greatest risk of severe illness.Source: Yale School of Nursing
School of Nursing Lecture Presentation on Feb. 12: "Women, HIV, and Opiate Use Disorder: Bringing Healing to the Center of Care: An Integrated Trauma-informed Behavioral Health Approach"
This lecture, by Rosalind de Lisser, MS, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, will be presented at Yale School of Nursing, 400 West Campus Drive, Orange, CT, and made available by Livestream.
Innovative Interprofessional Education for all Yale Medical, Physician Associate, and Nursing Students
For the past three years, every first-year MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) student has participated in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) course. ILCE occurs each year over 16 weeks from September through April.
Clinical Research Forum Chooses Carpenter's Work as One of the Year's Top Ten Research Achievements
The Clinical Research Forum has presented its 2019 Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Awards, which include work by Thomas O. Carpenter, MD, professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) and of orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and clinical professor of nursing.
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.