A look back on 2022! Here are the top 5 Exceptional Nurse blog posts about nurses with disabilities.
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 Listen up nurses with disabilities: You could be the next  RaDonda Vaught By now, most nurses know about the tragic story surrounding RaDonda Vaught, the Tennessee nurse found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of patient. She was criminally prosecuted for a medical error. https://exceptionalnurse.blogspot.com/2022/04/listen-up-nurses-with-disabilities-you.html 5 Lessons learned from the RaDonda Vaught case from Nurse attorney Lorie Brown Nurse attorney, Lorie Brown is the founder of EmpoweredNurses.org. In the following YouTube Channel video, she ..read more
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Researchers from the University of Dundee to begin work on designing a wheelchair-friendly lab coat
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2M ago
  The Press Office of the University of Dundee announced that "By the end of the project, the team plan to make coats available in the campus shop, so that people who use a wheelchair can arrive on campus and go to their lab ready to start working with the same convenience as their course mates and colleagues. The team hope this study will be the first step towards a mass market off-the-peg wheelchair-friendly lab coat." "But first, they are looking for people who would like to be involved in the project at the start. Cook explains: "the first and most important thing for us is finding p ..read more
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Nurses living with Lymphedema
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2M ago
                                           Catherine Holley, BSN, RN, CLT Nurse                                        Certified Lymphedema Therapist "For 33 years, I have camouflaged my leg, remaining fairly private about it. Two years ago, as an operating room nurse in a busy Boston hospital, I cared for a patient who also had lymphedema; however, she’d never been ..read more
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Dr. Corinna Tanner, RN has a career in nursing because of her blindness
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3M ago
 "....Tanner was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a genetic disease that causes progressive damage to the macula, the area of the eye that is responsible for straight-ahead vision. This means that those with Stargardt disease can only see out of their peripheral vision. Tanner is the first to admit that growing up wasn’t easy. “I had to put a lot of energy into the things I did,” she says, “I wasn’t able to do reading and math and other school subjects the way that other kids did, so I just had to work harder.” Even with her eyesight worsening as time went on, Tanner was able to find h ..read more
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Abigail Bauer, RN completed nursing school while undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer
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3M ago
  Brooke Killmon reported from University Park, PA: "About seven weeks into her program, in March 2021, Abigail Bauer woke up with an unexpectedly swollen neck. After two weeks filled with multiple doctor appointments and examinations, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Bauer’s doctor moved her quickly toward surgery in April, but with risks of vocal cord paralysis due to the nerves that control the vocal cords being attached to the thyroid, Bauer had obvious concerns about the surgery. Knowing the risks, Bauer decided to undergo a total thyroidectomy in April 2021. Although all she ..read more
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Could Smart glasses help nurses with disabilities?
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5M ago
  "Nurses at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust are trialling the glasses" "Nurses are to wear virtual reality-style goggles during home visits in a bid to cut paperwork and free up more time to spend with patients." "The glasses can transcribe appointments directly to electronic records and allow staff to share live footage to hospital staff to get a second opinion. The aim is to reduce administration linked to appointments so NHS nurses can focus on more clinical duties. They are being trialled in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole from next week. Community nurses are e ..read more
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Monkeypox: A public health emergency
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6M ago
  On July 23, 2022, in Geneva, Switzerland, The International Council of Nurses (ICN) "called for protection of nurses and other healthcare workers who are caring for patients infected with the monkeypox virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared monkeypox a global health emergency with more than 16 thousand reported cases from 75 countries and territories, and five deaths.1 At the frontlines of healthcare, nurses play a central role in the response to this health emergency, particularly by providing health education on prevention and infection control, as well as safeguard ..read more
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The United Nations Volunteers programme is recruiting nurses with disabilities
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7M ago
     "The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is pleased to announce the recruitment of persons with disabilities for UN Volunteer assignments funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). UNV will be deploying 50 candidates with disabilities as national UN Volunteer specialists in 37 countries across the world." "As part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy, this initiative aims to build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at nationa ..read more
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A nurse practitioner's faithful journey: From injury and suffering to becoming an ordained UCC minister
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7M ago
                                                                          The Rev. Cleo Graham, RN, MS, FNP Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School shared an alumni profile:  "Cleo Graham attended Adelphi University, where she met her husband and began to pursue her career in nursing. She held many different roles in her thirty-year c ..read more
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A virtual career fair for people with disabilities: An opportunity for nurses with disabilities
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7M ago
  Register Today! Are you a person with a disability,  looking for a career opportunity or internship? This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for career seekers with disabilities to attend. Experienced professionals, recent college graduates and college students with disabilities meet online with employers across the nation to discuss competitive career opportunities! Candidates are invited to interact with employers via chat. Connect with employers looking to hire people with disabilities Access opportunities withi ..read more
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