Carol Lefkowitz Boas, Nu’77 and a member of the Penn Nursing Board of Overseers, and Andrew M. Boas have made the founding gift to help establish Penn Nursing’s new Community Partnership Program, one of the key initiatives for the Innovating for Life and Living Campaign.
Penn Medicine, Penn Nursing, and Vingroup establish a formal alliance to advance medical education and clinical care in Vietnam
In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania researchers call for modernizing the way Medicare pays for training nurses, and highlight a successful new model of cost-effectively training more advanced practice nurses to practice community-based primary care.
Researchers – including a team from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania – have identified gaps in pain-related education for health care providers that leave out important aspects of safe and effective pain management competencies, including those specific to opioid safety. These findings may help explain one reason for the current public health crisis of inappropriate pain management and prescription drug abuse.
Satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses on wards, according to a new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open .
Health care entrepreneur Lauren Arnold, GNu’79, has made a leadership gift to the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research that will further support their mission.
In the United States, the majority of women have to work. But of the 151 largest US cities, only New York and Philadelphia safeguard their rights around this issue.
Over forty percent of all older adults in the United States are living with four or more chronic illnesses, receive care from a fragmented health care system, and are struggling with rising costs and uneven quality. To confront this national crisis, more than fifty health system leaders, policy makers, innovators, and scholars convened last week to identify actionable recommendations designed to transform care delivery for older adults with complex health and social needs and support their family caregivers.
Pressure-related skin injuries, a nurse-sensitive quality indicator in hospitals, are associated with increased morbidity and higher costs of care. There’s been much attention focused on hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPI) in the adult population. However, while preventable, immobility-related and medical device-related pressure injuries (MDPI) also occur in hospitalized infants and children.
Placement of nasogastric (NG) tubes (feeding tubes) in pediatric patients is a common practice, however, the insertion procedure carries risk of serious or even potentially lethal complications. While there are numerous methods of verifying an NG tube has been placed correctly, none of those methods are considered universally standard.
Carol L. Boas, Nu’77 and Andrew M. Boas’ generous 2018 gift to Penn Nursing will create the Boas Community Partnership Program—and establish a permanent linkage from Penn Nursing into the Philadelphia communities we serve.
Injuries are a major public health problem in the United States, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all deaths among Americans between the ages of 1 and 44 years. Survivors of traumatic injuries often face significant physical and mental health challenges, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.