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Hospitals bring patient engagement to the ICU

By Zack Budryk FierceHealthcare March 17, 2015
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One of the more important elements in ensuring safer, more compassionate care is treating patients and their families with dignity and respect. The foundation's efforts in this area are taking shape in four institutions nationwide - Johns Hopkins, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital and University of ...

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RNs’ transitions into director of nursing positions in nursing homes: hiring practices and role development

By Elena O. Siegel, PhD, RN; Suzanne Sikma, PhD, RN Journal of Gerontological Nursing March 16, 2015
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A professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing shares results in a study of registered nurses transitioning into their first position as nursing home director of nursing (DON) in the March issue of the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. The study findings highlight gaps across practice, policy and research ...

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Intensive care gets friendlier with apps, devices

By Laura Landro The Wall Street Journal March 16, 2015
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In her The Informed Patient column, Wall Street Journal reporter, Laura Landro, covers four patient care program grantees focused on redesigning care in the ICU to make them safer and more human. Johns Hopkins, University of California at San Francisco, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital ...

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Medical assistant health coaching improves chronic disease management

By Rachel Willard-Grace, MPH, Ellen H. Chen, MD, Danielle Hessler, PhD, MS, Denise DeVore, Camille Prado, Thomas Bodenheimer, MD, MPH and David H. Thom, MD, PhD Annals of Family Medicine March 10, 2015
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People who receive health coaching from medical assistants have better control of major cardiovascular risk factors, such as high blood sugar and LDL cholesterol, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco Center for Excellence in Primary Care. The clinical trial, funded by the foundation's Betty Irene Moore ...

Miniature chemistry kit brings science out of the lab

By Amy Adams Stanford University March 10, 2015
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Moore Foundation grantee Manu Prakash and colleagues at Stanford have transformed a tiny music box into a device that performs small scale chemistry experiments. Prakash previously developed a 50 cent microscope called the Foldscope that is being used by groups worldwide.

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Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing ranks #43 in nation

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
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U.S. News and World Report has ranked the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing as one of the top 50 schools of nursing in the country. More than 500 schools of nursing (with master’s or doctoral programs) were surveyed by U.S. News and World Report, with nearly 250 ...
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Ensuring patients are treated with respect and dignity

By Berman Institute of Bioethics Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics March 10, 2015
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Foundation grantee, Johns Hopkins, with the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality and the Berman Institute of Bioethics, have taken the bold move to define and ensure respectful care in the complex intensive care unit environment in an effort to eliminate preventable harms.  

“Patients’ loss of dignity and lack ...

One step closer to artificial photosynthesis and "solar fuels"

By Ker Than California Institute of Technology March 9, 2015
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Caltech scientists, inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, have developed an electrically conductive film that could help pave the way for devices capable of harnessing sunlight to split water into hydrogen fuel.

When applied to semiconducting materials such as silicon, the nickel oxide film prevents rust buildup and ...

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Society for Critical Care Medicine's ICU Liberation Campaign launches new initiative

By Society for Critical Care Medicine ICU Liberation March 9, 2015
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The Society for Critical Care Medicine is looking for U.S. hospitals interested in improving outcomes for patients and families to participate in the ICU Liberation Campaign's ABCDEF Improvement Collaborative. The Collaborative will be operating in Atlanta, San Francisco and Chicago, but it is not required that hospitals interested in participating ...

Seafood business competition connects start-ups to investors, offers $180K in prizes

By Kim Tran Intrafish March 6, 2015
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The Moore Foundation is proud to have supported the Fish 2.0 competition since its inception.

The deadline is next month for the new Fish 2.0 business competition, which was launched in January by more than 15 corporate industry leaders, investors, and philanthropists, including Pentair, CEI, Google Oceans Program, and RSF ...

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