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I dove into the FEC data, and it's pretty clear:

Grassroots health professional donors far prefer Sanders and Warren to Biden and Buttigieg. 1/
For doctors, donations went mostly to Warren and Sanders, with Sanders slightly receiving more.

Buttigieg received a substantial portion.

Biden received very little.

#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter
@darakass @DrDooleyMD @AbdulElSayed @DrSriram @DoctorsforPete @Docs_4_Bernie To me this corroborates the polls which show that while medical trade groups/guilds/professional societies might not support policies like #MedicareForAll, grassroots doctors feel differently. 3/
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This opinion article by Douglas Makinnon is both troubling and groundbreaking. First, no one should ever condone #fatshaming - as it has been proven to be detrimental to individual struggles with #obesity and does not lead to resolution. 1/
The publication of this opinion, which “calls out” the #US government for a “waste of energy” during an #obesity crisis - #obesityepidemic is one of the few times a political publication has addressed the lack of action on resolution of this chronic diesease. @ObesityAction 2/
Despite the accusations in the article that #Physcians are NOT addressing the issue, there is a strong effort from #baraitric #surgeons and #medical #baritricians as well as advocates #RD #nurses @ObesityAction @obsmchat @ObesitySociety @OMAsocial among scores of others 3/
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Some key points on party commitments on #healthcare #highereducation as indicated in their manifestos.
First, a reminder of @councilofdeans asks:
Growing #nursing workforce is central to @Conservatives :
Aside from the commitment to 50,000 more nurses that has been heavily commented on, plans include:
1. £5-8k annual maintenance grants for students
2. 14,000 new undergraduate nursing students
Still @Conservatives
3. 5,000 new nursing degree apprenticeships
4. 7,500 extra nursing associates
5. Increase NHS funding by 29% by 2023
6. No reduction of tuition fees but focus on interest rates to reduce burden on students
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This is an email I received.
I have many problems with it. /thread

1. HOW IS THIS JOURNALISM?
2. WRITING A STORY AND THEN FINDING THE NEWS TO FIT IT IS NOT JOURNALISM, ITS PROPAGANDA
3. That is appalling. Secondly, a four-day week is most likely BENEFICIAL to the NHS.
- nurses already work 3/4 12 hour shifts a week, so reducing the hours would mean doing 3 a week instead of 4.
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Welcome to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 11/24/19.

This is where you'll find all the votes and quotes from our 18 House members as well as @SenBobCasey and @SenToomey.

#MoCTrack 1/19
demcastusa.com/2019/11/24/pen…
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey The folks at @538Politics have you covered if you want to assess what percentage of the time your MoC votes along with the Trump Administration’s agenda.

And we collect all of that for our 20 PA MoCs all in one place for you.
#MoCTrack 2/19
bit.ly/37xVxN1
@SenBobCasey @SenToomey @538politics We averted a #Shutdown this week, but did so by having Congress pass a continuing resolution, aka "kicking the can down the road until the week before Christmas"
...when MoCs always make great decisions, right? (cough, #GOPTaxScam)

#MoCTrack 3/19
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019…
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THREAD:#TransHealthEthicsProject interviews w/#trans folks are "thick" examples of barriers to care described generically in surveys. #doctors & #nurses often say "those patterns are terrible, but how can I know if I am doing it?" #narrativematters #bioethics #TransAwarenessWeek
I used a standardized array of interview questions across 15 hours of interviews with trans folks regarding their experiences seeking health care in the United States, both POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE, to give providers #narrative examples/guidelines on what not to do, AND what to do.
I did the interviews and my research assistants (@BreanneRBurton, Ren Czachor, Jake Richardson, and Harry Silvey) transcribed them so that no unknown persons would have access to the audio. While some participants gave permission to share audio, all permit sharing transcripts.
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THREAD: This summary of key findings from the "largest-ever study of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the United States" is essential reading for #medical and #nursing personnel. 1/n
#TransAwarenessWeek
#TransHealthEthicsProject
#bioethics
thetaskforce.org/new-report-rev…
“Finding doctors who will treat, will prescribe, & will even look at you like a human being rather than a thing has been problematic. Have been denied care by doctors & major hospitals so much that... I never reveal my gender history.” — Survey Respondent 2/n
Nearly 1 in 5 trans folks surveyed (19 percent) reported being refused health care care outright because they were transgender or gender non-conforming.

REIHELD NOTE: this is consistent across studies, & across US and Canada. Access to care is about bias, not just systems. 3/n
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#Burnout among #doctors & #nurses appears to be at epidemic proportions these days, with concomitant prescriptions for wellness and resilience. But in reality, most are not burned out: most love taking care of patients and want nothing more than to be able to do just that.
#Resilience? The medical folks I see are among the most resilient people in existence. That they manage to soldier on and not walk out en masse—that’s resilience!

#Wellness? That’s like a kindly offer of an ice pack from a mafioso after he’s kneecapped you with a baseball bat.
The corporatization of medicine has profoundly changed the tenor of medical practice. Somewhere along the line, the medical profession was ceded to the health care industry.

Many of us no longer recognize the profession we entered.
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#1988Massacre in #Iran
Iranian Resistance calls for justice & end of immunity of Iranian dictatorial rulers due to the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners.

On the world day against the death penalty
Twitter Storm- #NoDeathPenalty
Oct 10
21.00 CET
@IranHrm
#Iran’s #1988Massacre
Testimony by MEK/PMOI witness Homa Jaberi

On the world day against the death penalty
Twitter Storm- #NoDeathPenalty Oct 10 21.00 CET @IranHrm
@CIDH @chiarasan @MBachelet

iranfreedom.org/en/2019/09/05/…
Homa Jaberi - One of the hundreds of #women Political prisoner of the Iranian resistance(#MEK).
Her testimony from her five-&-a-half-year imprisonment in the notorious Evin Prison in #Iran.
#NoDeathPenalty
@WebDPN @GloriaSacer @JadeDussart @DrJNGrimes
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Why is so important (even vital) to improve research networks in LMICs ?
Here an awesome example of why NO ONE IS BETTER THAN ALL TOGETHER

Nadie es mejor que todos juntos. Sobre la importancia del trabajo en RED.

#PedsICU @WFPICCS
(Thread/Hilo)
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First, CONTEXT. Look at this video from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in #Malawi 🇲🇼
Primero para conocer el CONTEXTO, miren este video

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In 2014, this trial on bCPAP for #RDS in #preterms was published in @PLOSMedicine

Artículo salido en 2014 sobre CPAP en SDR neonatal

👉87 👶/ 1🏥

journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…
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UK Govt Abolishes UKVI IELTS For Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, and Dentists who hv met the required professional score in IELTS ACADEMIC #Thread

10 things u need to know about this latest development

IELTS(internationsl English language testing system)
#Descendantofnightingale
1)IELTS is one of the most recognized and accepted examinations to meet the English proficiency requirement of Nurses and doctors who wish to practice in the #uk. OET(Occupational English test) is another test that is accepted for med.professionals who intend to migrate to #uk
2)For nurses planning to practice in the #uk , they need the IELTS test to meet two requirements:
I)for NMC (Nursing and midwifery council) registration. (MOD IDP, IELTS standard and UKVI band of 7/9 in all modules)
II)For UK Immigration(IELTS UKVI Band of 4/9 in all modules)
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THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#WWII #WomensArmyCorps #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Working on a dive bomber, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Army #nurses, Greenock, Scotland

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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Here we go again: another all-physicians-all-the-time article from @ginakolata @nytimes, this time about the tragic El Paso shooting. "Surgeons operated." Singlehandedly? Why overlook #nurses who are college-educated science professionals who save lives? nytimes.com/2019/08/09/hea…
"Dr. Weber stabilized patients as they came in." All by herself? Do @ginakolata @nytimes really think stabilization happens without #nurses? #Nurses do surveillance looking for signs of deterioration 24/7 so they can take action, turn around declining patients and stabilize them.
"Members of the medical staff were arriving [including] four general surgeons, a cardiac vascular surgeon, three orthopedic surgeons and three surgeons... as well as the housekeeping staff" @ginakolata @nytimes That's it? This large rescue would not be possible without #nurses
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Now that all of the Canadian networks have unveiled their primetime schedules for next season, can we talk about how utterly disappointing it is to see so few scripted Canadian TV originals on the schedules?
Other than @CBC, there are absolutely ZERO scripted Canadian originals this fall. CTV is holding both the new drama @TransplantCTV and hit series @CardinalCTV until midseason. Same for Corus with the upcoming #Nurses.
One thing I've learned covering #Cdntv over the past few years is how MUCH talent exists BTS in this industry. There are so many great voices and ideas out there just waiting to be tapped. I really wish networks would invest in that because it all has a trickle down effect too.
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*THREAD* As many of you now by know, last week a sitting FG #MEP & candidate in #MidlandsNorthWest (name is disclosed this time) tried to publicly dismiss the data I presented re: our health system. I've thought about this a lot & am now asking people to #refute or #clarify ⬇️
2/ I said: "Ireland statistically has the WORST #waitinglists in Europe."
(Said MEP suggested waiting lists numbers were high because patients don't attend appointments - and that the technology to collect data could be wrong)...
3/ Throughout the meeting I said:

⛔️500,000 + people are on #waitinglists for #appointments
⛔️70,000 + await #daycase and inpatient #procedures
⛔️80,000 + women await smear test results
⛔️10,000 + patients left on #trollies incl. elderly, and children...
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Citation counts come from OTHER RESEARCHERS. They are important, yes.

But, sharing #science on #SoMe=broad & instantaneous dissemination to those who focus their time AT THE BEDSIDE. Which may surprise some- but is MOST OF MEDICINE especially....#anesthesiology.(Thread) #AUA2019
A metric like the “Kardashian Index” *MAY* be relevant in genome biology where the proportion of basic/translational science is significantly higher and no immediate bedside application for a general practitioner is there. (and I’m making an assumption here) #medtwitter #aua2019
When your #research is relevant primarily to other #scientists who are also writing research papers then citation counts do more wholly reflect the paper’s impact. But in clinical research, it’s different. Bedside clinicians are looking to the literature for guidance & new ideas.
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Today's article in @TheKenWeb contemplates "what ails" Indian #ECG Companies and concludes "Plenty as it turns out, starting with #healthcare providers themselves."

the-ken.com/story/what-ai-…

I have heard these sort of comments a lot in various flavours from different #HealthIT
What usually happens is a group of highly skilled, honest, hardworking Engineers or Management Graduates #Startups develop a product or service, test it and find it successfull but when they want to market is doctors don't buy
So
They start blaming doctors, directly or indirectly saying that this is a magic solution which will revolutionalise health and save 20 crores people per year, but this dull headed docs are not able to see the potential and / or afraid of technology
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*Thread* Was at a husting today AND when I highlighted the actual #waitinglist statistics for access to #healthcare #consultants and lack of #frontlinestaff #nurses & #GPs a sitting MEP & member of one our main political parties aimed to DISMISS the data... 1/
The data I presented was not compiled by me but by many prestigious organisations who represent #nurses #doctors #midwives #consultants #pharmacists #paramedics #carers #physios #OTs (tag anyone you wish here) 2/
The response I (and the audience got) was along the lines of “with technology data can be wrong” and “people don’t turn up to appointments”. I had no hestitation in finding an example and explained just how bloody difficult it can be for the #elderly to attend clinics... 3/
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A friendly reminder of what an ICU (BSc RGN/ PgD ICU/ PgD CCU) nurse's near top of the scale wages looks like for 2 weeks. And if I work weekends and nights away from my child & partner I might make an extra €100.
#nursesstrike #Nurses @INMO_IRL
My role includes ability to mind complex traumatic brain injuries/ severe sepsis & unstable hemodynamic patients/ continous dialysis/ know how set up & use multiple ventilators & high flow oxygen delivery systems/ assess ABG's & change ventilation settings inc. #ARDS patients/
Respiratory chest physio outside of normal hours/ weekend and night time pharmacy access as no pharmacist during these hours/ ward clerk/ help families & deal with social services/ be a clinical nutritionist & start appropriate feeding outside normal hours as no CN at w/ends/
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1. Recent thread of threads on #NHS #Brexit #Guns #nurses #mentalhealth. #thread
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