Finding Solace in School

January 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine

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Louis Gamba Ti Banguima is currently rounding out his first year in the College of Nursing’s PhD program. But when he immigrated to the United States 13 years ago, he didn’t have a job, a car or even a place to live.

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Speaking Out against Nurse Violence

January 9, 2019 at 11:14 AM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine

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It didn’t take long for Corinne Fratianne to grasp the meaning of the decades-old idiom, “Nurses eat their young.”

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Alumnus, Shooting Survivor Bond in SICU

January 8, 2019 at 5:03 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine

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Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, began as a typical day of work for Robbie Thomas, a day-shift nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC). He clocked in just before 7 a.m., met his charge nurse and coworkers in the meeting area they call the “fish bowl” and learned about the two patients he would care for that day.

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Limiting Postpartum Opioid Prescriptions

January 2, 2019 at 4:24 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in research, magazine

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Successful pain management is one of the biggest factors in recovering from surgery, especially in the case of a cesarean delivery. Aware of this fact and its possible consequences, Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, MS, CRNA, associate professor and director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Nurse Anesthesia at the college, used her own DNP project to create practice guidelines for managing acute post-surgical pain in women who have cesarean deliveries.

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From Pediatrics to Public Health

July 9, 2018 at 4:03 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in alumni spotlight, magazine

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Alumna Laura McCreadie (center) made a colossal switch a couple years ago from taking care
of children in the emergency room to taking on the region’s opioid-addiction problem.

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Caring for the Family Caregiver

July 9, 2018 at 3:32 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in research, magazine

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Tamilyn Bakas has dedicated more than 20 years of research to improving quality of life for family caregivers of stroke survivors. In 2004, she developed the Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit (TASK), an eight-week educational program, to address caregivers’ needs. Now almost three years into its third version, Bakas is leveraging technology to make the program more accessible.

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Escape from Eritrea

June 14, 2018 at 3:59 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine

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Years after fleeing his native country of Eritrea, Africa, Gebrezgiabhier "GT" Abraha (left) graduated in April with his bachelor's in nursing.

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Hurricane Irma Hits Home for Alumna

February 21, 2018 at 10:36 AM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine, alumni spotlight

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When alumna Linda Cifani looked outside one day in early September, she could see a tar-black sky and threatening clouds moving toward her costal Florida city. She knew Hurricane Irma would hit soon.

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Nursing Background Bolsters Triathlon Training

February 5, 2018 at 3:40 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine, alumni spotlight

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Addressing the Opioid Crisis

February 5, 2018 at 12:22 PM / by UC College of Nursing posted in magazine

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The latest numbers foretell a grim future for America and its drug problem.

In 2016 alone, the number of deaths from drug overdose climbed 20 percent to 64,000, according to preliminary counts. That’s more than the worst years on record for motor vehicle accidents, HIV and guns. The driving force behind the increase are opioids—especially fentanyl, heroin and commonly prescribed pain killers.
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