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Week of August 03, 2010. Click the front page to download the issue!
Posted: 8/3/2010 at 3:23:43 PM

Published weekly, Denver's Nursing Star was established in 2003 and is broadcast to RNs, LPNs and other healthcare professionals every week. With more than 9,525 e-publication readers and 120,000 monthly visitors to our Web site, Denver's Nursing Star is the largest health care newspaper in Colorado. Our print and online edition has a readership of 20,000+ and is distributed monthly to healthcare facilities throughout the Denver Metro area and direct mailed to RNs, LPNs, students and faculty at college and universities throughout the state. If you have a news idea, press release, announcements or personnel changes that affect the industry - call 720-283-2209 or email RECRUITERS: Ask about our advertising opportunities - JOB ALERTS (Immediate broadcast/Immediate results) - RECRUITER SPOTLIGHTS - RECRUITER SHOWCASE - PRINTABLE PDF. ADVERTISING - BANNER ADS AND ONLINE RATES AVAILABLE. To request rates and information email . COPYRIGHT © 2008 METRO PUBLISHING L.L.C. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED This website is owned and operated by METRO PUBLISHING L.L.C. and contains material that is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws and unless otherwise specified, is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. Images and information contained on this site may not be modified, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed for commercial use in any way unless authorized by the publisher or editor of Denver's Nursing Star. You may download material from this site and may use this site for personal and non-commercial use, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices remain intact. To request authorization for commercial use or reproduction of any material on this site email or call 720-283-2209.

Lactation manager helps moms give babies what’s best
Posted: 8/3/2010 at 3:33:14 PM

Twenty-five years ago, Beth Gabrielski was the mother of a 850-gram premature baby delivered at The Children’s Hospital. As a mother who was also an NICU nurse at Children’s, Gabrielski struggled to establish a milk supply to provide breast milk for her sick child, who spent the first three months of his life at the hospital.

New director brings vision and energy to University of Colorado Cancer Center - Focus will be personalized medicine; new era of Colorado cancer research and patient care will enhance survival rates
Posted: 8/3/2010 at 3:37:19 PM

The University of Colorado Cancer Center’s (UCCC) new director wants to reinvent how cancer research is done in Colorado.

Posted: 8/3/2010 at 4:33:28 PM

What do you think of the CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) regulation that requires meds to be administered 30 minutes before or 30 minutes after schedule time? "I think the 30 minute window will hinder, because some residents it's hard to get them to comply with the hour window." CHERYL COATS, LPN, WCN Would Care Nurse "This will make it very hard on the medication aides to administer meds. It's not enough time for them to stay in regulation." PAM HALFACRE, LPN Charge Nurse "Having a one hour window to pass meds rather than a two hour window will make it very difficult for our medication aides, particularly during normal meal times when residents are eating. It could cause it to be very difficult to remain in compliance." JUDY PARROTT, RN, MDS Coordinator "I feel that changing the time to 30 minutes before and after will make it harder for the CMAs to stay legal." DAWN BOLAND, LPN Charge Nurse

Posted: 8/3/2010 at 4:40:43 PM

Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Literally: I once had a doctor who told me I would die if I did not quit my job. My body physically indicated I had Lupus, even though the tests were negative. I was experiencing great pain and he knew the demands of my salaried management position was slowly taking my life. Fortunately for me - he told me what to do, not what medicine to take. simply email!

Posted: 8/3/2010 at 4:39:50 PM

Earlier this year, the local government launched plans to lead its own healthcare reform agenda to contain costs, improve quality, and make health care and insurance coverage more available to Colorado residents. As part of its ongoing commitment to provide access to educational opportunities and help ensure the future of quality healthcare in the community, University of Phoenix – Colorado campus recently launched an Excellence in Healthcare Scholarship.

Question: Should Mandatory Continued Education Courses be implemented for Colorado RNs and/or LPNs?
Posted: 8/3/2010 at 4:43:29 PM

Missouri and Oklahoma do not require mandatory continued education classes for license renewal while Kansas nurses must receive at least 30 continued education hours prior to license renewal (every two years). Arkansas requires 15 contact hours every two years prior to renewal (20 if license expires) and Texas requires 20 contact hours prior to renewal. Denver’s Nursing Star want to hear your thoughts on this subject! Please email your response, along with your name, nursing credentials, city, and contact information to or fax it to 720-283-2209.

Banner Health invites public to Aspen Medical Center open house
Posted: 8/3/2010 at 4:30:37 PM

The staff of Aspen Medical Center invites community members to meet physicians and visit the office’s new location at 2923 Ginnala Drive in Loveland on Aug. 28.

Posted: 8/3/2010 at 4:45:19 PM


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