Author: Catherine

Supercomputers Help Identify Brain Tumors

Primary brain tumors encompass a wide range of tumors depending on the cell type, the aggressiveness, and stage of the tumor. Quickly and accurately characterizing the tumor is a critical aspect of treatment planning. It is a task currently reserved for trained radiologists, but in the future, computing, and high-performance computing will play a supportive role. George Biros, professor of mechanical engineering and leader of the ICES Parallel Algorithms for Data Analysis and Simulation Group at The University of Texas at Austin, has worked for nearly a decade to create accurate and efficient computing algorithms that can characterize gliomas,...

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If there were an instrument to measure a nurse’s stress levels…

Nursing has long been considered one of the most stressful professions. Factors that have increased the levels of stress since the 1980s include the use of more complicated technology, budget constraints, increased workload and constant organizational changes in certain healthcare environments. At grassroots, a very hectic day for a nurse pretty much redefines the word “stress.” That’s why it can be so hard to assess the level of tension you’ve reached at any given moment of your workday. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: To help you evaluate your state of mind, and see your way...

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Nursing: One of the Top Unhappiest Jobs

A recent survey of 100,400 nurses by CareerBliss.com ranked nursing as one of the “Unhappiest Jobs in America.” Individuals surveyed were asked to rank their happiness based on the following 10 factors that affect workplace happiness: For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: relationship with the boss relationship with co-workers the work environment job resources compensation growth opportunities company culture company reputation daily tasks control over the work one does daily. The results were as follows: The Top Unhappiest Jobs in America 5.Programmer (tie) Index score: 3.65 (out of a possible 5) 5.Product manager (tie) Index score: 3.65 Sales...

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8 Things a Nurse Cannot be without.

Nurses are self-sufficient and independent. Nurses are wired to cope and maintain, but there are a few things that Nurses simply cannot live without. Here are 8 of them: For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: Coffee, coffee and… coffee.  Caffeine is a nurse’s best friend. Frankly, most can’t survive a shift without it. Nurses drink more coffee than any other professional.  It seems to make them happy, alert, patient, alive and not wanting to strangle their co-workers.  It’s a miracle ‘fix’! Tape. How can any nurse live without tape? Nurses use tape for...

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Lessons we can learn fro Nurses of the Past.

Many of those who have paced the wards of hospitals before you have forged unique paths in nursing history. What lessons can you take from their journeys and their experiences? Here are five lessons from five nursing greats. For more news, views and funny stuff follow Trending Nurses on Facebook: 1.Strive for change when change is warranted. (Florence Nightingale) Born to an aristocratic family, Florence Nightingale could have lived a life of luxury. To the dismay of her parents, she rejected many wealthy suitors as a young woman and she decided to follow what she considered her divine calling:...

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