Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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A First in London: Total Knee Replacement Assisted by Augmented Reality

Consult QD

A 60-year-old man with knee osteoarthritis presented at Cleveland Clinic London as a candidate for total knee replacement. Knee pain had dramatically reduced his quality of life as he was otherwise healthy and active. To optimise results of the surgery, the team at Cleveland Clinic London proposed a robotic-assisted knee replacement supplemented with augmented reality (AR) — technology rarely used in the U.K. and never before offered in London.

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'Use less, lose less, hire more': Inside the strategy that cut nurse turnover at AdventHealth

Becker's Hospital Review

Two years ago, AdventHealth's nurse turnover rate was 31%. In November, that figure dipped to 18.9% — progress leaders at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based system link to a three-pronged nurse staffing strategy: Use less, lose less, hire more.

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Many People of Color Worry Good Health Care Is Tied to Their Appearance

American Nurse

Many people from racial and ethnic minority groups brace themselves for insults and judgments before medical appointments, according to a new survey of patients that reaffirms the prevalence of racial discrimination in the U.S. health system. The KFF survey of nearly 6,300 patients who have had care in the past three years found that about 55% of Black adults feel they have to be very careful about their appearance to be treated fairly by doctors and other health providers.

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Hand Washing Stops Infection’s Spread

Minority Nurse

The first full week of December is traditionally the time when national Hand Washing Awareness Week is celebrated, and it seems like it always comes at a perfect time. With the country in the middle of a holiday season that is coinciding with a rise in respiratory viruses including Covid, influenza, and RSV and also an uptick in gastrointestinal outbreaks, a reminder about proper hand washing is helpful for everyone.

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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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Identity-grounded Ethics: Ethical methodology and analysis of racism (and other -isms) in Nursing

Nursology

There is little in the way of an ethical analysis or racism in the bioethical literature. Nor is there anything on racism that incorporates identity-grounded ethics in a bioethical analysis.

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Part 2: 6 Ways CNOs are Improving Teamwork for 2024

Health Leaders | Nursing

In the second of a two-part series, CNOs talk about their plans for collaboration in the coming year Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a two-part series. Part 1 was published on Thursday, November 30. 2024 will be restorative, if CNOs have their say. Amid geopolitical conflict, financial headwinds, and ramped nursing shortages and unrest, there's a lot of healing that needs to happen.

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POCUS Provides ICU Clinicians Clear Benefits

Daily Nurse

Recent advances in ultrasonography technology have led to increased usage at the point-of-care, with handheld devices offering diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has proven to be an effective tool for various medical and surgical conditions, including those experienced by patients who are critically ill. Its numerous benefits are that it can be performed quickly and cost-effectively without transporting the patient, uses no radiation, and is easily rep

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How To Start Your Travel Nurse Career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

The Gypsy Nurse

Fusion Medical Staffing provided this article. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), also known in California and Texas as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), are instrumental members of a healthcare team. Working under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) on the frontlines of patient care, LPNs, and LVNs take vital signs, administer medication, offer comfort, and educate patients and families on health conditions, ensuring that every patient receives the attention and care they deserve.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Wear It Wednesday & Share a Selfie Using #SchoolNurseSolidarity

The Relentless School Nurse

Today’s guest post is from our friend Holly David one of the moderators of the private School Nursing Facebook group! Holly came across a post from one of the members who shared this message: “I love this group!! From what I have seen, we ALL need to come together across the nation as ONE!! Let us have our day that we dress up the same!!! How many of y’all will join me?!?

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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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Health Center Makes Scheduling Compliant with IWDD Program

Celayix

Organization “Non-Profit Health X” (Organization name confidential) The health center is a non-profit organization servicing individuals with various types of disabilities. They provide outpatient services to meet client needs in the areas of crisis intervention, mental health, addiction recovery, and developmental disabilities services. Location : West Virginia, USA Challenges Industry : Non-Profit/ Home Healthcare Size : 450+ employees Non-Profit Health X’s developmental disabilities departmen

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Happy Holidays & Highlights from This Year’s Blogs

Ensearch

As the holidays draw near, all of us here at Ensearch send you warm wishes and hopes for a prosperous 2024. We are grateful for your support of Ensearch over the last 25 years, and it is truly our privilege to be your recruiting partner! While the healthcare community has certainly faced its share of [.] The post Happy Holidays & Highlights from This Year’s Blogs appeared first on ENSEARCH.

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UMC Burn Center nurses earn the nation’s only burn nursing specialty certification

Health Leaders | Nursing

The University Medical Center Burn Center in New Orleans is now home to 10 nurses who have received the country's only burn nursing specialty certification. Pillar: Nursing Link: Full story Article Source: Nola.

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Managing Thyroid Eye Disease: Insights for General Ophthalmologists

Consult QD

Thyroid eye disease (TED) has many names: Graves’ ophthalmopathy or orbitopathy, dysthyroid ophthalmopathy, malignant or endocrine exophthalmos, and thyroid-associated or -related orbitopathy. Patients have varied clinical presentations, and there’s no way to identify which patients will have more severe TED. “It’s an autoimmune disorder with a loose association between the thyroid and periorbital region,” explains Catherine Hwang, MD , an oculofacial plastic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye

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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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The Relentless School Nurse: Well, What Do You Know…Community Pushback Worked, For Now!

The Relentless School Nurse

My last blog post focused on the Fayette County Public School board’s decision to privatize school nursing services by going to the lowest bidder, a nursing agency, and discontinuing the 50-year relationship with the local health department. It seems that community outrage swayed the district’s decision. In a significant change of plans, Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) is now in talks to extend its long-standing contract with the Lexington-Fayette Health Department for school nu

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After strike, Everett nurses, Providence agree on tentative contract

Health Leaders | Nursing

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett reached a tentative contract agreement with more than 1,300 union nurses, the hospital announced Monday.

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Nursing’s role in lifestyle medicine

American Nurse

Implement healthy behaviors to treat, prevent, and potentially reverse chronic disease. Takeaways: Lifestyle medicine addresses the root causes of chronic diseases. Nurses are well positioned to encourage therapeutic lifestyle interventions. Most nurses enter the workforce with a passion to help people live their healthiest lives. With empathy and compassion, we serve on the frontlines of healthcare, building meaningful relationships with patients and helping them improve their health.

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N.B. nurses union seeks end of use of travel nurses, cites 'astounding' costs

Health Leaders | Nursing

Horizon and Vitalite spent nearly $57M on temporary agency nurses in 5 months, data shows.

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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.