2020 News

MU nursing students give up break to help with patient care


From KOMU Channel 8 Link to original post here. Lauren Schwentker, KOMU 8 Reporter   COLUMBIA- MU Health Care's hospital beds are quickly filling up with patients, which has caused nurses to spread thin, according to a recent press release. In early December, Robin Harris, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Sinclair School of…

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Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) Selected as a Health Quality Innovator of the Year


Award recognizes QIPMO’s dedication to improving health in Missouri Columbia, MO —November, 19 2020—Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO), has been recognized as a 2020 Health Quality Innovator of the Year. The Health Quality Innovator Awards are sponsored by the Health Quality Innovators’/Health Quality Innovation Network’s (HQIN) during their annual recognition program. This year, health…

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Got milk? Human milk based fortifiers improve health outcomes for the smallest premature babies


Researchers compare traditional cows milk based fortifiers with human milk based alternative. More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, according to the March of Dimes. “Preemies” can be severely underweight babies and struggle to get the nutrients they need from breast milk alone, so neonatal intensive care units provide…

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2020 Living Legend Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN


It takes vision and determination to be a leader. In today’s society, leaders are all around us, but only every once in a while does one rise to the top as a Living Legend. Every year the American Academy of  Nursing honors a small number of fellows as Living Legends. These individuals have made significant contributions…

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MU School of Nursing programs assist more than 500 nursing homes statewide with COVID-19 response


  July 27, 2020 Mizzou News article here Brian Consiglio, 573-882-9144, consigliob@missouri.edu COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to put a strain on health care systems, nursing homes have become overburdened with the challenge of keeping both patients and staff safe and healthy. Older residents in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable to…

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MU develops program to prepare for alternative care site staffing


  COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri is helping to lead a statewide effort to retrain and deploy retired nurses and other health care providers to alternative care sites (ACSs) for recovering COVID-19 patients. The coordinated response ensures that staff would be immediately available to assist whenever the need may arise. The state has…

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Getting Through the Times – Thoughts from a Registered Nurse


By Wendy Boren Tuesday, April 7, 2020   It's coming. The end of this awful pandemic is coming because this too shall pass. But we've got an ugly fight ahead of us in our area. I'm a nurse, and I'm proud to say we're up for it. But we need your help. In one week's…

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Update from Dean Sarah Thompson


To the Sinclair School of Nursing family, Today we face a changing world with the impact of COVID-19. As each day brings new realities, anxiety and fear are normal. We all share concerns regarding ourselves, family and friends. Nurses are once again called to the frontline. I am humbled by the commitment of our profession.…