2012 News

November 2012

CWRU Dental and Nursing Students Collaborate in New Interprofessional Project Offering "One-Stop" Healthcare: A $265,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will provide dental patients not only with oral exams but also health screenings for cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and more. Read more.

Research Strengthens Link Between Obesity and Dental Health in Homeless Children: Associate ProfessorMarguerite DiMarco, PhD, RN publishes a study in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care showing that obesity and dental cavities increase to epidemic levels as impoverished children grow older. Read more.

Ohio Faces Filling Physician Shortages in Future: In the Dayton Daily News, Dean Mary Kerr, PhD, RN, FAANdiscusses the nursing shortage and the need for more qualified nursing instructors and resources to educate a new generation of nurse practitioners. Read more on DaytonDailyNews.com

October 2012

5 Questions with Wellness Expert Elizabeth Click: Assistant Professor Elizabeth Click, ND, RN, CLE is profiled in the university's The Daily, which asks her about her research interests, teaching experiences, and more. Read more.

Celebrate 10,000 Birthdays Friday, Oct. 12 with FPB as part of National Midwifery Week: Case Western Reserve University and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing celebrate nurse midwives, who annually deliver 10,000 Ohio babies, on Friday, Oct. 12 at Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road.

New Training "Patients" Arrive for CWRU Nursing Students: Assistant Professor and LRC Director Celeste Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN discusses the auspicious fate of the six training manikins used by thousands of FPB students over 15 years, plus the arrival of a new family of state-of-the-art human-like patients. Includes link to Fox 8 Cleveland's televised coverage. Read more.

September 2012

FPB Researchers Find Effort Takes Its Toll on Unpaid Family Caregivers: Assistant Professor Evanne Juratovac, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC was the lead investigator in her study, "Effort, Workload, and Depression Symptoms in Family Caregivers of Older Adults: Conceptualizing and Testing a Work-Health Relationship." It is among the first to analyze and measure the mental and physical tolls of home caregiving. Read more.

Christopher Manacci, as Good Samaritan, Helps Same Man Eight Years Later: As Director of the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing and an acute care nurse practitioner, Christopher Manacci, MSN, ACNP-C, CCRN has been helping people and saving lives for 30 years. This time, he helped a motorist as a fellow citizen and prevented a tragedy from happening. Read more on Cleveland.com.

August 2012

AACN Selects Cleveland Clinic Nursing Innovation Director as 2013 Distinguished Research Lecturer: Adjunct Associate Professor Nancy M. Albert, RN, PhD, CCNS, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM mentors fellow nurses in conducting, translating and disseminating research to increase nursing knowledge of clinical and administrative practices and facilitate evidence-based nursing practices that improve patient outcomes. Read more on DigitalJournal.com.

Hospital Successfully Battles C. diff: Multipronged approaches to combating C. diff have cut infection rates at health care facilities, according to Irina Kenneley, assistant professor of nursing. "We've seen that no single intervention will suffice; there are a lot of things that have to happen," she said. "It's a lot of work, but it needs to be done." Read more on USAToday.com.

Ebersbach Estate Trustees Announce $4.7 Million Total Gifts to the FPB School of Nursing: Dorothy Ebersbach’s desire to help others stretched even further yesterday as the trustees of her estate announced a second $2 million commitment to support flight nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. The decision brings her total gifts to the school to $4.7 million. Read more.

July 2012

14 worst hospital mistakes to avoid: To help prevent harm at the hospital, there is plenty patients can do, according to Prevention. For example, says Caitlin Brennan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, when there is a shift change, be sure to meet with your new nurse to ask any questions. Read more on Today.com.

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