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Tool Facilitates Fast, Accurate Assessments of Enteral Feeding Regimens

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There’s an important component of patient care that sometimes gets overlooked – providing proper nutrition. “Nutrition is such an integral part of an individual’s wellness, and when you have chronic illnesses, it’s an even more critical piece of your therapies and getting you back to optimal health,” says Sandra Kim, MD , Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

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Happy Hanukah!

The Nursing Site

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Dr. Elaine Wyllie Shares Insights From a Singular Career in Epilepsy Medicine

Consult QD

When Cleveland Clinic epilepsy specialist Elaine Wyllie, MD , retires from medical practice at the end of 2023, her many legacies and other professional activities will carry on. Since joining the Cleveland Clinic professional staff in 1985, Dr. Wyllie has left her mark on the epilepsy subspecialty of neurology in an abundance of ways. She organized the first Cleveland Clinic International Epilepsy Symposium on pediatric epilepsy and collaborated with colleagues to establish a distinct program f

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Are You Caring for Your Nurse’s Brain? 

Minority Nurse

When it comes to brain health, nurses talk a good game with their patients, but what about the nurse’s brain? Just like all aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, nurses must face up to the fact that they’re human beings, too, and their brains and bodies need thoughtful care just like anyone else’s. How do you take care of your precious nurse’s brain?

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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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Bold Moves: Live from the 2023 Nursing Leadership Summit (Podcast)

Consult QD

“In this day and age of nursing, where the problems are just getting more complex and none of the answers are easy, how can we, each of us, find the courage to be bold?” That’s the question Carol Pehotsky, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Surgical Services, posed to chief nursing officers from four Cleveland Clinic hospitals during a live recording of the Nurse Essentials podcast at the healthcare system’s 15th annual Nursing Leadership Summit in October.

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2023 is record year for nurse visas — but predictions show 2024 as dismal

Becker's Hospital Review

In 2023, there were twice as many healthcare employees applying for work visas compared to 2022, but a decline is likely after a six-year climbing trend, according to a report released Dec. 6.

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How To Write a Stand-Out Travel Nurse Cover Letter

The Gypsy Nurse

Host Healthcare provided this article. Are you a travel nurse eager to embark on a new professional journey but finding yourself challenged by the task of crafting a compelling cover letter? Whether you’re a seasoned traveler in the healthcare industry or just starting your adventurous career, the cover letter is your gateway to making an impactful first impression.

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AACN empowers nurses to create healthier hospital workplaces

Becker's Hospital Review

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is empowering hospital nurses to develop initiatives that promote healthier work environments through its Clinical Scene Investigator Academy.

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Early Success Leads to Hospital Care At Home Expansion

Consult QD

After launching Cleveland Clinic Hospital Care At Home (HCAH) in April 2023 to serve patients requiring acute care at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, Florida, Cleveland Clinic expanded the pilot to Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital in December with rollout to its remaining three Florida hospitals scheduled for 2024. “The way we deliver care today is not how we will deliver care tomorrow,” says Richard Rothman, MD , Chief Medical Operations Officer for Cleveland Clinic in

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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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Board permanently revokes license of nurse convicted of murder

Becker's Hospital Review

The Michigan Board of Nursing Disciplinary Subcommittee voted to permanently revoke the license of a nurse who was convicted of murdering a patient.

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Awards for Diversity

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

For the third year in a row, Johns Hopkins University has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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One nurse’s perspective: How to resolve the high cost of healthcare in the United States

American Nurse

American citizens pay for their health insurance through premiums and co-pays, but they remain at risk for substantial out-of-pocket medical bills after receiving treatment for just one illness or injury that could leave them filing for bankruptcy. According to the film Healthcare at the Tipping Point , 40,000 unnecessary deaths occur each year due to delayed care and a lack of health insurance, and more than 60% of personal bankruptcies in the United States are associated with medical bills.

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Extending the methodology of critical discourse analysis using Haraway's figurations: The example of The Monstrous Perpetrator within contemporary responses to child neglect and abuse

Nursing Inquiry

Abstract Critical discursive analyses offer possibilities for equity-oriented research, and are a resource for addressing resistant social problems, such as child neglect and abuse (CN&A). A key challenge for discourse analysts in health disciplines is the tensions between materiality and social constructions, particularly at the site of the body. This paper describes how Donna Haraway's ideas of figuration and technobiopower can augment critical discourse analysis to address this tension.

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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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5 Simple Strategies to Stop Healthcare Theft in Its Tracks

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Did you know that roughly three to ten percent of total healthcare costs are attributed to theft and fraud? That’s a staggering number, considering the US spent $3.6 trillion on healthcare in 2018 and $4.3 trillion in 2021. Three to ten percent translates into $300 to $400 billion. Unreal! These are big numbers. But make no mistake: any degree of theft can add up to big losses over time and jeopardize the health of the practice.

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Vanishing academics: On the importance of speed and becoming?imperceptible

Nursing Inquiry

Abstract Under the influence of neoliberalism, academic work faces mounting pressure to align with imperatives of visibility and perceptibility. Traditionally criticised for working in isolated ‘ivory towers’, academics are now compelled to showcase the societal value of their work through performance metrics and evaluations. Paradoxically, these efforts have unintentionally led to the rigidification and commodification of academic work, stifling the production of knowledge beyond predefined par

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Leadership Qualities for Students

Scrubs

When we discuss students, we always mention their qualities. Those qualities show what they are capable of and how they can find their place under the sun. Some youngsters become leaders. These are decisive people who are not afraid of challenges. They are ready to lead other people fearlessly because they know what they can do and how to solve the issue.

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Reflections on Environmental Health And Justice in the wake of the Centenary Year of the Public Health Nursing Section

Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations

American Public Health Association Conference, November 12-15, 2023 by Robin Evans-Agnew, RN, PhD Prologue: “Love, if understood as action, calls forth response and Responsibilities” 1 I came to this meeting as a Public Health Section Member, as an immigrant from Wales, coming into the story of my Responsibilities as a cis-gendered man nurse, school nurse, exploring environmental justice with other immigrants and children, and nurses from around the world Investigation 2 : “Our collective

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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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Survey Finds Most U.S. Patients Don’t Trust AI in Healthcare Settings, Transparency Would Help

Daily Nurse

Three out of four U.S. patients don’t trust AI in a healthcare setting, and nearly four out of five patients report not knowing if their provider is using AI, a new study by Carta Healthcare found. The poll, led by Carta Healthcare, reached 1,027 U.S. adults in August. The company makes products aimed at streamlining admin tasks for providers. This was Carta’s first survey focused on AI.