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Damning review finds ‘toxic’ culture at the UK nursing regulator

Nursing Times

Read about the findings of a damning independent review into the Nursing and Midwifery Council's internal culture.

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It’s Time to PREPARE for the November 2024 Election

Nurses Advocates

I hope you are having a good summer. Many are on vacation, resting, and spending time with their families, so I want to keep this post short and to the point. When you return to your usual routine, make sure you are registered to vote in the November election. If you are not, please register. Voting is a right that every citizen in the United States has, and it is important for every person eligible to exercise that right.

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Physical Therapy Job Description: Duties and Responsibilities

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

What does a physical therapist do? Also known as the movement expert, a PT practitioner has knowledge and training in human movement. 1 Through hands-on treatment, physical therapists help patients recover from injury and live to their fullest potential. Are you interested in a physical therapist career? You’ve come to the right place to find out if it’s the path for you.

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New Horizons for Nursing: Public Health Informatics and Technology as a Career Path

Daily Nurse

The age of new technologies like artificial intelligence is opening new vistas for nurses just choosing their career paths and experienced nurses looking to expand their skills. Over more than 30 years as a registered nurse, I have seen our profession broaden dramatically beyond the traditional bedside role into a wide variety of specialties such as anesthesia, obstetrics, home health, and the growing field of public health informatics and technology.

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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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Practice before taking the NCLEX? Nurses in Rhode Island can

Becker's Hospital Review

Nurse graduates in Rhode Island can now begin to practice before taking and while awaiting NCLEX results, but they must become licensed within 90 days, according to a new state law.

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The Power of Nurses in Media: Elevating Your Brand as a Nurse Entrepreneur

Minority Nurse

As nurses, there are times when we want to share our knowledge and passion with a broader audience. Whether educating patients on the importance of preventive care or advocating for better healthcare policies, our voices carry immense power. But what if we could take that power and amplify it through media? As a nurse entrepreneur , you have the unique opportunity to leverage media platforms to elevate your brand, promote your products and services, and make a meaningful impact on public hea

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NSW Health trials body cams for hospital security staff

Nursing Review

The Minns government will issue up to 300 body-worn cameras to public hospital security personnel as part of a 12-month trial to improve safety and protect hospital staff. The trial, which will be conducted across nine public hospitals, is part of the state government's response to recommendations made by the Anderson Review of Hospital Security. NSW Minister for Health Ryan Park said the trial will be a test to confirm if the technology is effective at not only de-escalating violence but record

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Three things Medical Assistants may not know about working at PacMed

Providence

Pacific Medical Centers (PacMed) in Washington, part of the Providence family of organizations, employs standout Medical Assistants (MAs) at nine outpatient clinics in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. Here are three things MAs may not know about working with us at PacMed. 1. We value all cultures and backgrounds.

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Ambulance ramping is getting worse in Australia. Here’s why – and what we can do about it

Nursing Review

Jonathan Karnon , Flinders University and Andrew Partington , Flinders University We’ve seen countless media reports in recent days, weeks and months about the ramping of ambulances at hospital emergency departments (EDs) around Australia. Ambulance ramping occurs when paramedics are made to wait at the hospital’s entrance and are unable to transfer their patient into the emergency department within an appropriate time frame – defined as 30 minutes in South Australia.

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Unveiling the Future: Dr. Elisabeth McGee Shares How USAHS is Uniquely Harnessing the Power of AI

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

In the fast-evolving landscape of healthcare and education, innovation signals progress, and at the forefront of this movement is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI). Dr. Elisabeth McGee, PhD, DPT, MOT, MTC, CHSE, Senior Director of Clinical Learning and Innovation at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), is a trailblazer in educational technology and advancement.

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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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“Private healthcare crisis” – St Vincent’s cuts ties with nib

Nursing Review

Australia's largest not-for-profit healthcare provider, St Vincent’s Health Australia , has announced they will be cutting ties with private health insurance provider nib. St Vincent’s CEO Chris Blake said nib had left the organisation with no choice but to end their agreement, as their request for a fair-funding agreement had not been met. “There is a crisis in private healthcare in Australia,” said Mr Blake.

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Cultivating a Balanced Lifestyle for Traveling Nurses

The Gypsy Nurse

Working as a travel nurse is a gratifying career, but it can also be quite demanding. While you do great work, you mustn’t overdo it. Instead, you need to balance your life and take a holistic approach to wellness that considers your body and mind. Below, you will find 3 wellness tips for travel nurses to help you cultivate a balanced lifestyle. Wellness Tips for Travel Nurses Eliminating Stress Is Essential Travel nursing is a great field, and you’re likely proud of the work you do, but caring

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What's the Word on Workplace Violence? Part Two

Health Leaders | Nursing

CNOs must protect and support nurses from workplace violence using methods that are tried and true, say these nurse leaders. Nurses everywhere continue to experience high levels of violence and abuse at work on a regular basis. In 2023, eight in 10 nurses experienced at least one type of workplace violence, according to a National Nurses United report.

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She hears, heeds, and helps those who heal others

Penn Medicine News

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center’s Chief Human Resources Officer Kenya Pitt is forging connections within the hospital and throughout the community.

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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.