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26th Primary care update offers continuing education for healthcare professionals
April 13, 2009

SPOKANE — A two-day conference designed for primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals will take place May 1-2, 2009 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in downtown Spokane. More than 400 healthcare providers and professionals will attend the conference presented by the Inland NW Academy of Family Physicians, Family Medicine Spokane Residency Program, and the Area Health Education Center of Eastern Washington, WSU Extension.

“The committee has worked very hard to ensure this annual event is filled with top notch speakers who provide valuable information to assist primary care providers in caring for their … » More …

WSU ICN grad serves in Pakistan earthquake relief
December 9, 2005

In the wake of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that hit Pakistan Oct. 8, one WSU grad is working to help the thousands in need of medical care.(Photo above: WSU nursing graduate and 2nd Lt. JoAnn LeDoux helps a child impacted by Pakistan earthquake.)  JoAnn LeDoux, a WSU Intercollegiate Nursing school graduate, is serving as an Army nurse in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan to aid in earthquake relief.  Experienced in transcultural nursing, which her service in a Thailand orphanage for her honor’s thesis provided her, the Pakistan adventure has been both familiar and newly challenging. “Many of the patients here do not speak English, as it was in Thailand. I have … » More …

Patient numbers grow for nurses and mobile unit
July 28, 2005

SPOKANE — The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a nurse-managed mobile health and dental clinic, has completed its second full year of operations with a 37 percent increase in patient visits over the previous year.         The patient goal for the year, which ended June 30, was 1,600 visits. Care Mobile nurse practitioners saw 1,723 patients, 634 more patients this year over the previous year. More than 68 percent of the new patients were children who were living in poverty.         “We know the Care Mobile is impacting the lives of children and youth in the Spokane area,” said Chris Riebe, Ronald McDonald Care Mobile manager. “Overall, the … » More …

Regents approve plan for 18-hole golf course
October 29, 2004

The Washington State University Board of Regents approved a plan Friday, Oct. 22, for construction of a new 18-hole championship golf course and practice facility to replace the university’s current 9-hole course.University administrators said that the course, to be built on a 315-acre site on the Pullman campus, would be a recreational amenity to students, faculty, staff and visitors, while protecting open space. Estimated cost of the golf course and practice facility is $8.4 million. University officials plan to raise private funds to pay for the project.During their regularly scheduled meeting on the Pullman campus, the regents approved the schematic design documents for the golf … » More …

Nurses face to face with war trauma
April 11, 2003

Many people know or have known the perils of war. Some of our faculty, and current and former students have either served in previous wartime units or are currently deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.Wartime nursing is similar in many ways to our modern day trauma and emergency room situations. Military nurses work and live among us every day, during peacetime and wartime. Their experiences continue to benefit our society for years to come. The Iraqi conflict, as with previous wars, will result in injuries to the body and mind. Skilled medical care is essential, and the quality of that care can shape the … » More …