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Youth's overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools

Jan. 23, 2022 09:33 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 13-year-old student who apparently overdosed on fentanyl at his Connecticut school has drawn renewed pleas for schools to stock the opioid antidote naloxone, as well as for training of both staffers and children on how to recognize and respond to overdoses. ...

2 years of COVID-19 taking toll on health care workers

Jan. 22, 2022 01:11 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health care workers at local hospitals are saying that as more COVID-19 patients continue to flood into their intensive care units and emergency rooms, it’s becoming increasingly harder for staff to continue on like they have for the past two years. Care...

Hundreds take state-paid nursing assistant training

Jan. 20, 2022 10:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of Minnesotans are taking advantage of the state's offer to cover the cost of training to become a certified nursing assistant. The state has used $3.5 million in federal relief funding to pay for students' tuition, textbooks and certification exams in...

Nevada enlisting nursing students for hospital staff crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 20:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — With Nevada hospitals reporting a staffing “crisis” and health officials reporting COVID-19 patient tallies at pandemic highs, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak highlighted a program Wednesday to enlist nursing students to help meet the demand for medical providers. ...

Portland nurses 'urgently concerned' about health in schools

Jan. 17, 2022 20:26 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases surge in Oregon — forcing some of the state’s largest school districts to close last week due to staffing shortages — a letter from three dozen nurses at the Portland Public School District circulated over the weekend, in which they question the...

Air Force team helps Yuma hospital care for COVID patients

Jan. 17, 2022 10:34 AM EST

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help. That call was answered two weeks ago with the arrival of...

Indiana lawmakers consider easing of nursing school rules

Jan. 17, 2022 09:36 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposed loosening of Indiana’s regulations on nursing education programs is advancing in the Legislature, with supporters saying the step is needed to help address a statewide nursing shortage. Hospital officials and health care organizations supporting the...

IU Health gives Ivy Tech $8.75 million to expand nursing

Jan. 15, 2022 09:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has given an $8.75 million grant to Ivy Tech Community College to expand its nursing program and increase student enrollment. Ivy Tech will use the money to pay faculty and recruit staff, buy equipment and fund support services for...

Troops to staff nursing facilities to free up hospital beds

Jan. 13, 2022 18:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin National Guard troops will help fill staffing shortages at skilled nursing facilities over the coming weeks in hopes of opening up more beds and relieving pressure on hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. ...

Beshear offers budget proposals to overcome nursing shortage

Jan. 12, 2022 19:03 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that his budget plan will include funding for increased scholarships and a loan forgiveness program to try to lure more Kentuckians into nursing. Beshear also proposed funding to shore up local health departments and expand...