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Is healthcare paying enough attention to nurse leaders?

Becker's Hospital Review

Over the past few years, much of the discourse on supporting the well-being of healthcare workers has focused on nurses and front-line teams — and rightfully so, as many nurses continue to report burnout stemming from their work environment. But to ensure efforts meant to support bedside nurses live up to their full potential, hospitals and health systems should be placing an equal focus on nurse managers, leaders say.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Kimberly Cook

Minority Nurse

Kimberly Cook, RN, BSN, is a highly accomplished nurse leader with a 30-year career in the healthcare industry. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a nursing degree and became a nurse in the Army early in her career. During wartime, Cook showed her dedication and commitment to patient care, which instilled in her a profound sense of duty, resilience, and an unwavering ability to thrive under pressure.

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A Haven of Rest: The Nurse’s Guide to Building a Soothing and Comfortable Home Sanctuary 

Daily Nurse

Natural materials, indoor plants, and essential oils are simple yet effective ways to turn your home into a soothing and comfortable sanctuary. Even the simple addition of houseplants has been found to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall state of mind. Unfortunately, chronic occupational stress and burnout occur daily among nurses due to long shifts, high workload, and low staffing levels, with difficulty relaxing and disconnecting from work being a key symptom, a study in

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How Does AI Impact Nursing?

Health Leaders | Nursing

AI can be a huge disruptor, but it has a lot of potential. AI is currently being implemented in many aspects of nursing, including documentation, admission and discharge processes, measuring and monitoring vitals, and data collection and analysis. However, the success of AI varies, and depends largely on proper implementation. According to Betty Jo Rocchio, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive at Mercy, a lot of thoughtful planning goes into ensuring that AI won’t become a disruptor t

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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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Protecting the Well-being of the Nation’s Health Workforce

NIOSH Science Blog

The American Journal of Public Health recently published a special supplement with 15 articles focusing on health worker mental health. As part of this special issue, our article Protecting the Mental Health and Well-being of the Nation’s Health Workforce summarizes the scope of the issue and prevention efforts underway at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Disaster Care, Brain Drain, More: Recommended Reading in AJN’s March Issue

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The March issue of AJN is now live. “Nurses play a critical role in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery,” says Linda M. MacIntyre, PhD, RN, PHN, FAAN, chief nurse of the American Red Cross (see On the Cover ). Two articles in this month’s issue address disaster care: “Enhancing Disaster Management Preparedness Through Simulation,” which describes a mock disaster drill for nursing students in which volunteers acted as earthquake victims and local emergency medical personnel acce

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The National Provider Identifier – Help Us Show the Value of Nursing

Capitol Beat

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is constantly working to transform health care payment and delivery to foster a system that supports and advances the nursing profession, which is vital to patient-centered care and health outcomes. By registering for an NPI, you can help us advocate for nurse pay transparency. The National Provider Identifier (NPI) campaign is integral to pushing these systems to truly value nursing care.

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Episode 34: Nurse Practitioners for All

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Nurse practitioners are the fastest growing occupation in the U.S., and will be for the next decade. They represent the highest median salary among the other top 10 fastest-growing professions, and are in such high demand in part because of the shortage of physicians and the aging baby boomer population. Nurse practitioners are able to… The post Episode 34: Nurse Practitioners for All appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Highlights from the 2024 Experience Perspective

NRC Health

The 2024 Experience Perspective blends research insights with a perspective aimed at enriching strategies encompassing brand identity, consumer engagement, patient care, and employee experience. The post Highlights from the 2024 Experience Perspective appeared first on NRC Health.

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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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Evidence-based Practice in Nursing: Why It Matters to Nurses and Their Patients

Minority Nurse

Most nurses are familiar with evidence-based practice (EBP), using research-proven healthcare techniques to enhance patient care and the nursing environment and practices. And the benefits of EBP-led care are well documented. However, with all the positive results, EBP must consistently be taught or implemented in daily nursing practice. Despite various studies that show the benefits of evidence-based practice for nurses, patients, and healthcare organizations, adopting the practice could be m

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A personal companion to heart health—starting with your thumbs

Penn Medicine News

Penn Medicine Healthy Heart is transforming cardiovascular care by providing personalized support and resources to patients from the comfort of home.

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UK nurses move to regional southern NSW

Nursing Review

Twelve nurses from the United Kingdom will be helping the communities across the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) at Moruya Hospital, Batemans Bay Hospital and South East Regional Hospital. The new nurses were recruited as part of the Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme (RHWIS), which offered incentive packages of up to $20,000 to attract health workers to regional NSW.

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Managing Obstetric Hemorrhage Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Managing Obstetric Hemorrhage Training is designed to educate healthcare providers on the significance of obstetric hemorrhage as a major cause of maternal morbidity. When working with pregnant individuals, it is important to understand any potential risk factors to be aware of. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is typically defined as blood loss greater than 500 milliliters (mL) after a vaginal birth and 1000 mL after a cesarean section.

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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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Uni Accord report calls for an end to unpaid placements

Nursing Review

A report reviewing universities has recommended "sweeping changes" to support students who undertake unpaid placements better financially. The Universities Accord Review , released on Sunday, has called for the federal government to pay for placements in areas of skill shortages, such as nursing. Unpaid placements have put enormous pressure on students, particularly those not from wealthy or privileged backgrounds.

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Understanding and Managing Malignant Hyperthermia Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Understanding and Managing Malignant Hyperthermia Training is designed to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on the genetic basis of malignant hyperthermia (MH). Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a genetic skeletal muscle condition characterized by a hypermetabolic reaction to halogenated anesthetic gases and/or the depolarizing muscle relaxant succinylcholine.

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New UK nurses to help SNSWLHD

Nursing Review

Twelve nurses from the United Kingdom will be helping the communities across the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) at Moruya Hospital, Batemans Bay Hospital and South East Regional Hospital. The new nurses were recruited as part of the Rural Health Workforce Incentive Scheme (RHWIS), which offered incentive packages of up to $20,000 to attract health workers to regional NSW.

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Care Coordination: The Key to Improving Patient Outcomes

Relias

What is care coordination? Coordination of care is the process of organizing and integrating health care services for patients across care settings and providers. It involves communicating and collaborating with patients, their families, and their health care teams to ensure that the patient’s needs and preferences are met and that the best possible outcomes are achieved.

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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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Casual nurses at WA hospital dismissed due to ‘admin error’

Nursing Review

Casual nurses at a Western Australian hospital saw their employment terminated abruptly, a move the union has called an attempt to recover from budget overruns, but the hospital claims it was a simple administrative error. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation WA (ANMFWA) said dozens of nurses at Busselton Hospital, south-west of Perth, were shocked to find their contracts had not been renewed in recent weeks.

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What to Know About Being a Home Health Travel Nurse

The Gypsy Nurse

Triage Healthcare Staffing provided this article. Home healthcare jobs are expected to rise dramatically in the next decade or so to help support an aging population. It’s expected that nearly 200,000 new home health nursing jobs will be created as Americans live longer and stay in their homes. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a home health travel nurse, there’s never been a better time.

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Uni review has called for an end to unpaid placements

Nursing Review

A report reviewing universities has recommended "sweeping changes" to support students who undertake unpaid placements better financially. The Universities Accord Review , released on Sunday, has called for the federal government to pay for placements in areas of skill shortages, such as nursing. Unpaid placements have put enormous pressure on students, particularly those not from wealthy or privileged backgrounds.

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Oregon bill would make assaulting hospital staff a felony

Health Leaders | Nursing

However, some groups think the bill, currently being considered, could unfairly target patients with disabilities. Pillar: Nursing Link: Full story Article Source: WPDE.

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Texas nursing program shutters after 44 years

Becker's Hospital Review

"Houston Community College ends its Associate Degree in Nursing program after failing to meet state standards for three years and low NCLEX passing rates.

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How can strategies based on performance measurement and feedback support changes in nursing practice? A theoretical reflection drawing on Habermas' social perspective

Nursing Inquiry

Abstract Strategies based on performance measurement and feedback are commonly used to support quality improvement among nurses. These strategies require practice change, which, for nurses, rely to a large extent on their capacity to coordinate with each other effectively. However, the levers for coordinated action are difficult to mobilize. This discussion paper offers a theoretical reflection on the challenges related to coordinating nurses' actions in the context of practice changes initiated