Science of Caring Magazine Highlights (Sept. 2013 Edition)

From Science of Caring Magazine,
September 2013 Edition:

Dean Vlahov writes:
In my blog, I focus on an exciting new project from MIT’s Little Devices Lab and the Robert Wood Johnson that aims to support nurses as leaders in solving patient care challenges at the bedside. It is an initiative very much in keeping with our own nurse-technology interface initiative.

In addition, we have a special story about the work our own Kathleen Puntillo is co-leading to expand access to palliative care by helping bedside critical care nurses at five UC Medical Centers understand how to integrate palliative care into their day-to-day work.

Seminal Program Has Changed, Improved Acute Care in Northern California
When acute care nurse practitioners first entered inpatient settings in Central and Northern California, few knew what to make of them. Twenty years later, they are central to the delivery of care in hospitals throughout the region.

ACNPs, San Francisco General and the Asiana Crash
In the aftermath of the Asiana Airlines plane crash, acute care nurse practitioners were an integral part of the team triaging and managing patients at San Francisco General Hospital.

Fit Pregnancy
Nurse scholar JiWon Choi tests whether a mobile phone-based app can motivate pregnant women to start exercising and experience healthy pregnancies.

Living for a Shock: Listening to Patients with Implantable Defibrillators
Alumna Cindy Wojtecki looks at the experiences of older adults who live with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Commentary: Chronic Public Intoxication – Framing the Alcohol Policy Debate
There are policy solutions that could help address the public health problem of alcohol disorders. First, however, the terms of the debate must change.

Vicky Aldaz-Perry
UCSF Nursing School alumna Vicky Aldaz-Perry brings her public health background to school-based nursing in Oakland.