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Finding and Staying in Compliance with Collaborating Physicians

Nurse Practitioners in Business

As nurse practitioners (NPs), we often find ourselves navigating a complex relationship with collaborating physicians. While collaboration, when needed, is essential for optimal patient care, the requirement for formal collaboration agreements in some states has sparked debate within our profession. Having practiced in a full practice state, I’ve experienced the benefits of voluntary collaboration.

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Five Tips to Improve Your Communication

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Leadership Communication is challenging today. Nursing staff are in cognitive overload, so getting anyone’s attention takes a lot of work. There is also no one best method to communicate in health systems today. Although email persists as the “official method” in most organizations, we now have two […] The post Five Tips to Improve Your Communication appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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A Conversation with Representative Nicole Macri

Josephine Ensign

In the midst of a prolonged heat wave two years ago in July, I talked with Washington State Representative Nicole Macri about her work on homelessness, housing justice, and behavioral health issues. Macri has worked at Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC ) in various capacities for the past twenty-two years. In the Washington State House of Representatives she serves on the Health Care and Wellness Committee.

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Nurses share harrowing testimonies of NMC failures at protest

Nursing Times

Black nurses have been left “broken” by the nursing regulator, due to the sheer number of disproportionate referrals and discrimination they face, a protest has heard.

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Fertility Benefits for Every Age: A HR Roadmap from Gen Z to Baby Boomers

Speaker: Lauri Armstrong, SHRM-SCP - Sr. Director, People Operations at Carrot Fertility

Today’s workforce includes multiple generations of employees all looking for something different from their benefits package. While meeting these disparate needs can be challenging, a comprehensive fertility benefit can support everyone from junior staffers learning about their fertility health to senior leadership managing menopause and low testosterone symptoms.

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Nurse self-scheduling makes a comeback

Becker's Hospital Review

Self-scheduling has emerged as an increasingly popular option for hospitals and health systems to provide nurses with greater flexibility. However, the concept is not entirely new.

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Nurses at Rady Children’s Hospital Vote to Strike Amid Contract Dispute

Scrubs

San Diego, CA — Nurses at Rady Children’s Hospital have voted to authorize a strike from July 22 to July 24, following months of unsuccessful contract negotiations. The decision comes after the United Nurses of Children’s Hospital (UNOCH), the Teamsters union representing over 1,500 nurses, announced the vote on July 11. The union’s leadership delivered a 10-day notice to the hospital, as required by federal labor law, signaling their intent to walk off the job Reasons for the Strike

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Risky business: Home sweet home or nursing home?

American Nurse

In 2018, “ Nursing homes: Good intentions, sad realities ” chronicled Rita Hirschler’s experience in a nursing home after decades of being a private care nurse. In response to the ideas espoused in the article, namely that a person has a right to live and die in their home and risks are unavoidable whether one lives at home or in a nursing home, a commentator asked, “What is the solution?

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How are YOU Preparing for Retirement?

Nurses Advocates

As a new retiree, I reflect on how I prepared to be where I am today. Looking back, I realized that I started preparing when I was 30. It was 1984, and I was working for a Risk Management Company. 401Ks were being introduced by employers. The company I worked for had a financial planner come in and talk to the staff about how investments worked. He helped us decide how much we wanted to invest each pay period and how that money would grow over time.

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Best nursing schools by state

Becker's Hospital Review

Nursing profession advocate RegisteredNursing.org has ranked the best nursing licensing programs by their National Council Licensure Examination-RN pass rates.

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After Losing His Father To A Horrific Suicide, This Writer Went On To Pen A Bestselling Horror Novel

Scrubs

Scrubs Magazine Exclusive In a literary landscape brimming with tales of redemption, heroism, and triumph over adversity, Michael Harbron’s debut novel, “An Interview with the Devil,” offers a refreshing, albeit haunting, perspective. Harbron, a name soon to be synonymous with contemporary fiction’s boldest voices, has crafted a narrative that dares to explore the profound and often unsettling questions of faith, morality, and the human condition.

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Why Menopause Should Matter to Today’s Employers

Speaker: Julie B. Chavez - VP, Strategy & Alliances at Carrot

An estimated 1.1 billion women worldwide will have experienced menopause by 2025. Symptoms like hot flashes, fatigue, and anxiety can be incredibly disruptive — and last for years. But despite its massive impact, little is being done to support those going through menopause in the workplace. In a recent survey, 70% of respondents said they have considered changing their employment to better manage symptoms — perhaps because only 8% received significant support from their employer related to meno

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Stand with Black Nurses, Midwives and Carers - Fight Healthcare Racism

Equality 4 Black Nurses

The recent Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Independent Culture REVIEW has exposed a shocking and urgent issue within our healthcare system: Systemic racism against Black nurses. This revelation has sent ripples through our community, igniting a call to action. We invite nurses, doctors, carers, and members of the public to join us in a powerful protest demanding justice and equality.

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Celayix

Generally speaking, we spend quite a lot of time in our places of work. We spend about a third of our lives there! Compare this to the amount of time you spend in your home. Now, think about how much time and effort went into making your house feel like home—where you can be comfortable, at ease, and, most importantly, happy. As an employer, your job is to make your organization a place where your employees can feel comfortable and safe as you did your home.

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Shaunna Parker to Lead Vanderbilt School of Nursing Women’s Health/Gender Related NP Specialty Program

Daily Nurse

Shaunna Parker, MSN’11, WHNP-BC, has been appointed director of the Women’s Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Specialty program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Parker, a certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, focuses on delivering healthcare services and education to adolescent and young adult populations, particularly in underserved communities.

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Experts weigh nurses practicing before NCLEX results

Becker's Hospital Review

Amid a nationwide push to educate, train and hire more nurses at the bedside, and faster, Rhode Island passed a law that allows new nurses to practice before their NCLEX results are known. But patient safety is a concern.

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Maximizing Your Benefits Strategy: Reframing the Way We View Fertility

Speaker: Lizzie Wright - Director of Customer Success at Carrot Fertility

Employee expectations around benefits and workplace support have evolved in step with the growing need for fertility and family-forming care. As HR professionals, it is our job to ensure employees have a comprehensive understanding of the benefits our organizations offer and how they can utilize them. Before educating employees, we first need to understand the rising healthcare costs and the financial burden of fertility care.

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Providing Clarity Regarding the Regulation of Respirators Used in Health Care Settings

NIOSH Science Blog

A Discussion Paper, Streamlining Regulatory Oversight of Respirators Used in Health Care Settings will Improve Worker Protection, was recently published in the National Academy of Medicine’s NAM Perspectives journal by respiratory experts outside of the federal government. This paper highlights continued confusion amongst interested parties including health care organizations and manufacturers seeking approval regarding federal regulations and guidance on the use of air-purifying respirators (AP

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Paid Preceptorship and the Nurse Practitioner Preceptor Shortage: An Ethical Dilemma

Nursology

Contributor: Michelle Alexandre, MSN, ACNS-BC Nurse practitioner (NP) students are all too often faced with the challenge of securing their clinical preceptors (Doherty et al., 2020). Last year a colleague and owner of an NP preceptor matching company reached out to me offering me substantial monetary compensation to serve as one of their clinical preceptors.

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Breaking through the mysteries of predicting coma recovery

Penn Medicine News

Predicting a patient’s recovery from a coma has profound implications. Neurologist David Fischer, MD, is building the infrastructure to get it right.

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NYU Langone Achieves Fifth Consecutive Magnet Status for Nursing Excellence

Daily Nurse

NYU Langone has once again been distinguished by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) with Magnet recognition for the fifth consecutive time, a rare and esteemed accolade. This recognition underscores the exceptional nursing care provided at NYU Langone’s Manhattan hospitals and key ambulatory sites in the city, setting it apart from its peers.

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Leveling the Playing Field: How HR Can Equitably Improve Health Outcomes Through Fertility Benefits

Speaker: Julie B. Chavez - VP, Strategy & Alliances at Carrot

As HR and total rewards professionals, we are often seeking opportunities to foster a better sense of community and belonging amongst employees - ensuring that all employees have an equitable opportunity to receive fertility treatments is one of the many ways this can be achieved. Fertility benefits make it possible for employees to access treatments like IVF.

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“Supermodel Granny” Drug Extends Lifespan in Lab Animals

Scrubs

A drug has been shown to extend the lifespan of laboratory mice by nearly 25%, offering promising implications for human aging. Treated mice, nicknamed “supermodel grannies” for their youthful appearance, were healthier, stronger, and developed fewer cancers than their untreated peers. Researchers from the MRC Laboratory of Medical Science, Imperial College London, and Duke-NUS Medical School focused on interleukin-11, a protein that increases with age and contributes to inflammation.

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UCI Health communication strategy elevates patient experience

NRC Health

Patient income in med-surg units hinges on efficient communication between physicians and nurses. Any lapses can significantly sway patient outcomes. Recognizing the importance of clear communication across the care team, UCI Health set out to enhance these communication channels. The post UCI Health communication strategy elevates patient experience appeared first on NRC Health.

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Wellbeing Warriors: Strategies for Sustained Career Satisfaction

Minority Nurse

Despite being a vocational profession, nursing can harm your health and overall well-being. The long hours, high stress, and irregular shift patterns can increase your risk of adopting negative health behaviors (like smoking and eating processed foods). They may result in fatigue, weight gain, cancer, and diabetes. Unfortunately, traditionally marginalized minorities in America also have worse health outcomes than the rest of the population.

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How virtual nursing is empowering care teams 

Becker's Hospital Review

As a bedside nurse turned nursing informaticist, I see firsthand the toll that demanding workloads, long shifts, and lack of leadership support take on our amazing nurses. The American Nurses Foundation reports that over half of nurses experience burnout, forcing hospitals to rethink how they deliver care and support their frontline heroes. It's about time.

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Nurses, Diseases, and Mosquitoes — Oh My! 

Daily Nurse

Did you know that mosquitos kill more humans than any other animal on the planet? (Forget sharks, who don’t even make the top fifteen killers on most lists.) From dengue to chikungunya, mosquitos are easy to hate and are a public health nightmare. Nurses and Mosquitos According to the National Library of Medicine website, there are over 3,500 mosquito species and approximately 110 trillion mosquitos worldwide, with only Antarctica being spared.

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'It's Worth It': How OhioHealth is Using Smart Room Tech to Create a Better Environment

Health Leaders | Nursing

As many health systems employ AI technology and virtual nursing, the idea of a "smart room" has come to the forefront. HealthLeaders spoke to Cynthia Latney , senior vice president and CNE at OhioHealth , and HealthLeaders Exchange member, about the recently launched Pickerington Methodist Hospital , which is equipped with smart room technology that will create a different experience for patients and their families.

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Global healthcare leader and lifestyle expert Doctor Mike announced as HUB24 keynote

NRC Health

Seize the opportunity to be motivated by Doctor Mike’s insights and forward-thinking vision to revolutionize healthcare one viewer at a time. Join us on this journey toward improved health, powered by data-driven solutions and collaborative efforts. The post Global healthcare leader and lifestyle expert Doctor Mike announced as HUB24 keynote appeared first on NRC Health.

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A Nurse’s Encounter with Death: Unveiling the Impenetrable

The Gypsy Nurse

Death. When I was 18 years old I was told to pick a major in college. What a daunting task for a young kid. I knew what my interests were, but how could you ask a child to decide who they want to be when they are still figuring out who they are? After changing my major three times, I decided to pursue nursing. I have always loved people and wanted to make a difference, and saving lives sounded appealing and fulfilling.

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1st nurse inducted into international society

Becker's Hospital Review

Renee McLeod-Sordjan, DNP, dean of the Hempstead, N.Y.-based Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, is the first nurse to be inducted into the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine.

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Rockland Community College Partners with Empire State University to Launch Innovative 2+2 Nursing Program

Daily Nurse

Introducing an exciting collaboration between Rockland Community College (RCC) and SUNY Empire State University – the new 2+2 Nursing Program. This innovative initiative allows students to seamlessly transition from an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at RCC to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) through online coursework provided by SUNY Empire State University, enabling them to earn both degrees within just four years.

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Retire the Pager: What to Look for in a Clinical Communications Solution | symplr

Symplr

When clinicians say, “time is tissue,” they mean it literally. A stroke patient loses about 1.9 million neurons every minute they’re untreated. And timely care can mean the difference between making a full recovery or suffering a lifelong disability.

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HL Shorts: How CNOs Can Prevent Workplace Violence

Health Leaders | Nursing

While prevention isn't always possible, there's still much to be done about workplace violence. On this episode of HL Shorts, we hear from Mary Beth Kingston , executive vice president and CNO at Advocate Health , about how CNOs can help prevent workplace violence. Tune in to hear her insights.

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Dickinson State University Nursing Faculty Staff Walkout

Empowered Nurses

In a surprising and significant development, several members of the nursing faculty at Dickinson State University (DSU) have recently resigned. This wave of resignations has sparked concerns and conversations among students, faculty, and the broader community. Let’s explore the potential causes, implications, and what it means for the future of DSU’s nursing program.

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Fewer nurses want to leave profession, 3 reasons some still do

Becker's Hospital Review

The number of nurses planning to leave their workplace dropped year-over-year, according to a study published July 18 in JAMA Network Open.

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The Magic of Medical Improv

Minority Nurse

Communication and collaboration are central to healthcare , and there are many tools for improving teamwork among medical facility staff members. Medical improv is an increasingly popular experiential strategy that adapts concepts and activities from theater improvisation to improve communication -related skills among healthcare professionals and critical outcomes in organizations.