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Connecticut Nursing Board Disciplines Four Nurses

July 25, 2017
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Connecticut Nursing Board Disciplines Four Nurses

By Kate Farrish The state Board of Examiners for Nursing has disciplined four nurses, including three in cases involving alcohol or drugs. The board on July 19 temporarily suspended the registered nurse license of Fernando Roldan of Hartford for failing to comply with the terms of a four-year probation, including attending therapy or support...

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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

July 20, 2017
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Six Connecticut Nursing Homes Fined Following Care Lapses

By Cara Rosner 6 hours ago Six Connecticut nursing homes have been fined by the state Department of Public Health (DPH) for violations that resulted in injuries to residents. Bloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was fined $3,000 for four incidents, spanning from 2015 to this year. On Oct. 8, 2016, a registered nurse...

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Female Surgeons In Connecticut Making Inroads In Male-Dominated Operating Rooms

July 18, 2017
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Female Surgeons In Connecticut Making Inroads In Male-Dominated Operating Rooms

By Sujata Srinivasan When the lights power on in the operating room at Bridgeport Hospital, more than a half of the acute care team of surgeons peering from behind the masks are women. That’s unusual, given that only 28 percent of all surgeons in Connecticut are female, according to the latest figures from the...

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Care Plans Best Made While Parents Are Still Healthy

July 6, 2017
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Care Plans Best Made While Parents Are Still Healthy

By Colleen Shaddox Adult children should talk with parents about health and end-of-life preferences long before these matters become urgent, experts in the field say. “If you can think early on about options, identify preferences, talk to people about what they would like done, you really tend to have more control over the process,”...

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