Category Archives: nursing

A trusted guide through cancer treatment: the nurse navigator

BY JIM HOWE Cancer patients can feel overwhelmed as they face not just their disease, but a bewildering array of appointments, treatments and insurance forms. Many are looking for one person who can explain the next procedure, remind them of … Continue reading

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Can you feel the compassion of your caregiver?

A hallmark of good nursing care is that hospitalized patients sense the innate compassion of their caregivers. In this era of electronic medical records, it’s not as simple as tracking the amount of time a doctor spends with a patient, … Continue reading

Posted in community, health care, nursing

What you think you know about the importance of touch is probably incorrect

  BY JIM HOWE As someone who has spent years caring for cancer patients, Upstate nurse practitioner Katherine “Kitty” Leonard figured that most chemotherapy patients would appreciate a gentle touch during treatment and fear being touched during invasive procedures, such … Continue reading

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Read about Upstate expertise in Physicians Practice magazine

The February edition of Physicians Practice magazine showcases Upstate experts from gerontology, urology, otolaryngology, nursing and pharmacy, as well as a story about Danielle Laraque-Arena, Upstate’s new president. Physicians Practice is a publication that is distributed to physicians throughout the … Continue reading

Posted in Alzheimer's/dementia, community, drugs/medications/pharmacy, ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology, nursing, surgery, urology

Sudden weakness, numbness, trouble speaking or seeing? Quickly get to hospital for stroke evaluation

What would you be likely to do within the first three hours of experiencing weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or difficulty seeing? Researchers from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center asked this question of more than a thousand people nationwide – and … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, emergency medicine/trauma, nursing, stroke, surgery

College of Nursing hosts annual open house

Upstate’s College of Nursing hosts an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the Medical Alumni Auditorium of Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Ave. Learn about nursing degree programs and how obtaining a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral … Continue reading

Posted in education, nursing

O’Hara’s Teal There’s a Cure: Ovarian cancer walk/run honors Upstate nurse

The annual run/walk that raises awareness for ovarian cancer changed its name to the Maureen T. O’Hara Teal There’s a Cure 5K this year. It was a way to honor the woman who founded the event in 2008, and who … Continue reading

Posted in cancer, community, nursing, research, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital/pediatrics, volunteers

Susan Shaw receives Chancellor’s Award

Upstate Medical University presented 16 awards at its fall convocation Sept. 16. The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service was given to Susan Shaw. Below is her biography, as it appears in the convocation program. By Stephanie DeJoseph … Continue reading

Posted in alumni, cancer, community, education, health care, history, nursing

Program shows teens that distracted driving can be deadly

Cellphones, alcohol or drug use, passenger conversation and the car radio are the most common distractions for teen drivers, said Kim Nasby, RN, the Upstate Trauma Center’s injury prevention coordinator and an instructor in the Let’s Not Meet by Accident … Continue reading

Posted in community, education, emergency medicine/trauma, HealthLink on Air, nursing, public health

Meet the doctors who help stroke patients get their lives back

Someone suffering symptoms of a stroke is surrounded by caregivers in the emergency department. Doctors assess the person’s consciousness, eye movement, reflexes, memory, and ability to speak. Nurses start intravenous lines for medications, fluids and blood samples. Radiologists examine the … Continue reading

Posted in brain/neurology, brain/spine/neurosurgery, community, health care, nursing, stroke