MNA Daily NewsScan, December 13, 2012: Hold the Mayo at Megamall; ID’ing patients at risk

13 Dec

NOTES ON NURSING

New Model IDs Patients At Risk for Serious Safety Events  “A reliable system to identify, mitigate, and escalate risk can be implemented in a children’s hospital and is associated with a reduction in safety events in a context where these events were already uncommon.”

Perspective:  “Get Over a Death in 2 Months.  They Can’t Be Serious”  I just finished reading the American Psychiatric Association’s new recommendations regarding the wrenching universal experience called grief.  I’m pretty sure they have a misprint.  Two months? They meant two years, right?

HEALTH CARE

Mayo Puts Brakes on MegaMall Project    Mayo Clinic said Wednesday it will not be part of the Mall of America’s expansion scheduled to open next fall.

Uninformed Patients Tend to Have More Invasive Surgeries   A new study by a nationally acclaimed research group suggests that whether or not a patient undergoes a mastectomy may depend largely on where she lives.

LABOR UPDATES

Home Aides Seek Right to Unionize   One of the state’s largest unions is seeking a change in the law that would allow it to bargain on behalf of thousands of people who provide home care to elderly or disabled Minnesotans, including their own family members.

Join the march downtown Minneapolis on Monday, December 17, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join the march downtown Minneapolis on Monday, December 17, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

March on the 1%   Gather in downtown Minneapolis for a SEIU Local 26 tradition. As the year comes to an end, we will march through the skyways to celebrate our communities and to prepare for the work ahead as we stand together and take those communities back from the 1%.

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