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Help Keep Icilda's Dream Alive

Equality 4 Black Nurses

[link] Your support will not only help rebuild but also contribute to creating a model nursing home that prioritises the well-being of its residents and stands as a beacon of hope for our community. Donate here Together, we can turn this crisis into an opportunity for positive change! Following our recent' blog post on the 23rd November 2023, titled: "Disturbing Saga of Icilda's Dream & the Battle Against Racial Bias & Discrimination in Social Care," many concerned individuals have reach

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Innovation Units: The New Standard in Nursing?

Health Leaders | Nursing

Mercy’s CNE says it will be. There are three w’s that are major pain points for CNOs: workforce, work environments, and workflows, says Betty Jo Rocchio, senior vice president and chief nurse executive at Mercy in Missouri. And Mercy has a solution. Mercy’s new nursing innovation unit has the potential to become the new standard practice in nursing as it employs new ideas, concepts, and technologies to improve the frontline nursing experience and quality of patient care.

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How to Avoid Scheduling Problems during the Holidays

Celayix

The holidays are hectic and stressful for many industries, such as hospitality and retail. While witnessing a thriving business brings joy to every owner, they equally despise grappling with the challenges that frequently emerge during this time of the year! Generally, these are employee scheduling problems! Employee scheduling is a rugged, complex business function, even at the calmest of times.

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The Stages of Change Model and How To Implement It

Relias

The Stages of Change Model, also known as the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, is a powerful framework designed to explain and guide individuals through the process of behavior change. Developed by James O. Prochaska and Carlo C. DiClemente, this model has become a cornerstone in health psychology and is widely used in healthcare and wellness programs.

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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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Unlocking Nursing Career Opportunities: Tips and Advice for Success

Diversity Nursing

One of the most extraordinary things about Nursing are the endless opportunities that lay at your feet the second you enter the profession. Here are some tips and advice to set you up for success in your Nursing career. Continuing Education and Learning Nursing is a dynamic career field with constant technological advancements and best practice updates.

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Nurse’s Side Gig: Skincare Blogger

Daily Nurse

Have you ever wondered if you could have a side gig as a skincare blogger? Could you make money at it? Would you like it? Christina Diferdinando, DNP, RN-BC, has done just that. While she’s had an amazing career from everything as an ER nurse to a nurse providing project management, digital strategy, and quality improvement, her full-time job now is as the director of product operations at the Digital Innovation Group within a large healthcare organization.

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Compassion for the Holidays3 Questions to Ask

Diane Sieg

How many times have you heard yourself say, “I just have to ‘get through’ the holidays”? On our monthly Group Coaching Call, the Well-Being Coaches shared how they plan to support their Self-Leadership this holiday and the practice of Compassion was a common theme. Practicing compassion for yourself can help you enjoy your holiday instead of just endure it.

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The Intersection of Minority Identity and Palliative Care Nursing 

Minority Nurse

Palliative care can be equally rewarding and challenging. Patients are navigating the emotional and physical turbulence of terminal illness. The right professional can be instrumental in ensuring patients’ needs are met to make their period of care more comfortable. So much of who people are impacts their experience of the palliative journey. This includes the nuances of their cultural, racial, and socioeconomic identities.

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When a Cold Can Be More than a Cold

Nurses Advocates

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. This year, we traveled to the Northeast to spend the holiday with our families. We had a great time and were fortunate to spend quality time with everyone. Unfortunately, I came back with a bad chest cold. After doing a home test for COVID and testing negative, I treated my cold with fluids, cough drops, cough medicine, and rest.

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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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Ten ASH Presentations You Don’t Want to Miss

Consult QD

As the premier event for hematology, the American Society of Hematology annual meeting presents more than 7,000 abstracts about cutting-edge science in the field. This year’s event in San Diego, California is being held in person and virtually. Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute leadership are calling out the below ten abstracts to watch for during the event.

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Adrianne's 2023 in Review: A Year of Change, Action, Pushing Through

Nursing Uncensored

Historically, end-of-the-year reflection for me has been an exercise in listing achievements and setting goals, including the last goal setting event with everybody’s favorite, Nurse Blake. Let’s take a compressed trip through 2023 - a year that feels like the extension of a bizarre dream. I’m taking you through all this partly to catch you up and explain my absence, and partly to help myself come to terms with wtf happened in the last 11 months.

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New QLD bill permits nurses and midwives access to terminate pregnancies

Nursing Review

Queensland nurse practitioners and endorsed midwives will be allowed to prescribe, administer or supply terminations-of-pregnancy drugs to a person in their early stages of pregnancy under proposed changes to legislation. Additionally, registered nurses and midwives will be able to administer and supply the termination of pregnancy drugs MS-2 Step in the early stages of pregnancy.

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Tentative contract agreement reached in four-month RWJ nurses strike, hospital says

Health Leaders | Nursing

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and United Steel Workers 4-200, the union representing the hospital's more than 1,700 nurses, have reached a tentative contract agreement nearly four months into a work stoppage, the hospital and the union announced Friday.

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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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Government allocates $74.5m for the “biggest investment in cancer nurses”

Nursing Review

The Albanese Government is committing a further $166m for an Australian Cancer Nursing and Navigation Program, with $74.5m allocated to cancer nurses. The investment is set to improve cancer outcomes across Australia, from cancer prevention and early detection through to recovery, treatment, survivorship, and end-of-life care. The Federal Government invested in a first-of-its-kind program to help patients with a cancer diagnosis navigate the healthcare system by onboarding 100 cancer nurses – br

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Understanding Different Types of Dementia

American Medical Compliance

The loss of cognitive abilities, such as thinking, remembering, and reasoning, to the point where it interferes with day-to-day activities, is known as dementia. Some people with this health condition experience emotional instability, which can lead to personality changes. The onset of this disease typically occurs in individuals over the age of 65.

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39yo nurse found guilty of injecting minor with drugs

Nursing Review

A 39-year-old nurse has been found guilty of injecting a 15-year-old girl multiple times with methamphetamine after being admitted to Cairns Hospital for drug abuse. Nurse Shantali Suzann Bramble pleaded guilty to three charges of supplying dangerous drugs to a minor under 16 at Cairns Supreme Court last Wednesday. Ms Bramble injected the girl on April 16 and 17, 2022 and was found out when the girl was hospitalised.

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Does Size Matter? Not for Aquablation Therapy

Consult QD

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a very common urological condition affecting about 50% of men by age 60. The prevalence climbs to nearly 90% by age 85. Symptomatic patients experience voiding dysfunction that can progress without treatment to urinary tract infections, bladder stones, hematuria and kidney damage. “About half of men with an enlarged prostate will develop symptoms that require treatment, but most can be treated with medication,” says R.

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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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Adrianne's 2023 in Review: A Year of Change, Action, Pushing Through

Nursing Uncensored

Historically, end of the year reflection for me has been an exercise in listing achievements and setting goals, including the last goal setting event with everybody’s favorite, Nurse Blake. Let’s take a compressed trip through my 2023 - a year that feels like the extension of a bizarre dream. I’m taking you through all this partly to catch you up and explain my absence, and partly to help myself come to terms with wtf happened in the last 11 months.

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Measuring the Immeasurable

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

The complex aspects of structural racism—encompassing policies, practices, and cultural biases—make it difficult to measure, often requiring innovative methods that account for historical and contemporary disparities. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Karen Bandeen-Roche, a distinguished biostatistician who has mastered the art of quantifying the unquantifiable.

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Transitioning from Travel Nursing to CynaMed: The Benefits

CynaMed

3 minute read Transitioning to working with CynaMed from travel nursing offers several benefits. Today, we’ll take a closer look at why you may want to consider making the transition yourself. The Benefits of Agency Work for a Travel Nurse Working through an agency like CynaMed as a travel nurse offers several benefits. Let’s dive in! Better Pay Generally, you can expect a better pay rate working through an agency than independently.

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First of Its Kind: Oncology Pharmacovigilance Clinic

Consult QD

By Cassandra Calabrese, DO The cancer treatment landscape was forever changed in 2011 with approval of the first checkpoint inhibitor, nivolumab. These drugs rev up the immune system to target tumor cells and have provided options for durable treatment responses for patients with previously untreatable cancers. Unfortunately, due to their mechanism, they are attended by a spectrum of adverse events that mimic immune-mediated diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis and colitis), and these are call

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Medical group ranks Alvin Community College nursing program as No. 1 in Texas

Health Leaders | Nursing

Alvin Community College’s licensed vocational nursing program was ranked No. 1 in the state by PracticalNursing.org.

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Board talk: How members of executive hospital boards influence the positioning of nursing in crisis through talk

Nursing Inquiry

Abstract Talk by members of executive hospital boards influences the organizational positioning of nurses. Talk is a relational leadership practice. Using a qualitative-interpretive design we organized focus group meetings wherein members of executive hospital boards (7), nurses (14), physicians (7), and managers (6), from 15 Dutch hospitals, discussed the organizational positioning of nursing during COVID crisis.

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Mastering Teamwork and Communication in Healthcare Settings

American Medical Compliance

Teamwork is the foundation of a healthcare system that runs smoothly and provides the best possible care for its patients. Additionally, providing safe care relies highly on a team of trained medical professionals. This team includes employees with diverse roles and responsibilities who collaborate with the best interests of the patient in mind. Inadequate teamwork can result in clinical adverse events because of communication hurdles between hierarchies, a failure to recognize human fallibility