Monday, June 23, 2008

Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project

Official Launch of a Canadian 30-Year Cancer Prevention Study
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project will be a study of 300,000 Canadians from across the country "that explores how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour contribute to the development of cancer."

One of the largest studies of its kind, the intention is to track "randomly selected Canadians (ages 35 to 69) for at least the next 20 to 30 years", gathering information on health and lifestyle; along with data from laboratory tests. The information will help researchers, policy-makers and others understand how different combinations of risk-factors may contribute to cancer.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What is 'binge drinking'?

Some innovative medical students from the University of Southampton (UK) along with assistance from the Southampton University Hospitals Trust(SUHT) Liver Team and the Alcohol Education and Research Council (UK), have developed a website of useful information on alcohol consumption.

The DRINKULATOR interactive online self-assessment test developed by Dr. Nick Sheron is available on the site along with access to much current information on the topics of alcohol consumption, health affects of drinking, and alcoholism.

The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ), a short, self-administered, 20-item questionnaire designed by the World Health Organisation to measure severity of dependence on alcohol is also included on the website.

If you couldn't answer the question in the title you need to read the section on the website entitled 'Binge Drinking'.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC) at NLN

"Online E-learning Site Facilitates Integration of Simulation Technology into Nursing Education Curricula

The National League for Nursing has given simulation technology in nursing education a long-awaited boost with the creation of the online Simulation Innovation Resource Center (SIRC), a project inaugurated with funding by Laerdal Medical. Nurse educators around the world can learn how to use simulation to promote and evaluate student learning, as well as dialogue with simulation experts and one another, by engaging with the resources on the SIRC website." New York (PRWEB)

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Friday, June 06, 2008

Women's Health is the talk around town!

Read what is being said about the St. Kitts & Nevis women's health promotion inititative ~
"Healthy Women, Healthy Nation Project"

Kittivitian Life Magazine has just published an article by Orita Bailey called "A Healthy Workforce is a Productive Workforce."

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses

"Nurses play a vital role in improving the safety and quality of patient care. Nurses need to know what proven techniques and interventions they can use to enhance patient outcomes.
To address this need, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), has prepared this comprehensive, 1,400-page, handbook for nurses called "Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses". [AHRQ Publication No. 08-0043, edited by Ronda G. Hughes, Ph.D., M.H.S., R.N.]"
Click on the title to access this free ebook from the AHRQ website.

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