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Nearly 100 measles cases reported in the first quarter, CDC says

American Nurse

There were 97 reported cases of measles in the first quarter of the year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, representing nearly a third of all cases since the beginning of 2020. “Risk for widespread U.S. measles transmission remains low because of high population immunity,” the CDC wrote in a report released last week. “However, because of the increase in cases during the first quarter of 2024, additional activities are needed to increase U.S. routin

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From Dream to Reality: Jolene Scatton’s Journey to a Fulfilling Nursing Career

Daily Nurse

Jolene Scatton, RN, Director of Nursing at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton always dreamed of becoming a nurse. “The biggest joy of my career is connecting with patients. You’re like their guardian angel and their safe place,” says Scatton. “On weekends, holidays, birthdays, even during snowstorms – there are always people in the hospital who need you.

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How to Influence the Culture of Your Hospital

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

Hospital culture encompasses the beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes that shape the way staff members interact and work within their care setting. Just as every patient is unique, each hospital has its own culture, influenced by its history, leadership, staff, and community it serves. Recognizing and understanding this culture is the first step for any clinician who wishes to make a positive impact.

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Nurses' workweeks grow longer: 5 notes

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover the latest federal data on registered nurses' work hours, showing an 84-minute increase in 2022 compared to 2018.

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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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Nurse Retention Strategies That Actually Work

Healthy Workforce Institute

Navigating the healthcare staffing landscape these days feels like solving a complex puzzle, especially with RN turnover grabbing the spotlight recently. This issue of nurse retention is more than just an operational headache; it hits organizations right in the budget and, frankly, in the heart of teams’ morale. According to the 2024 NSI National HealthCare Retention & RN Staffing Report , 34% of RNs left the organization within the first year of hire, and the average cost of nurse tur

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Understanding Social Determinants of Health

Diversity Nursing

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, and the broader array of influences and structures impacting everyday living. These determinants are the key drivers of health disparities, leading to unjust and preventable health outcomes. SDOH include factors such as: Economic Stability This includes factors like employment, income, debt, and socioeconomic status.

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Scotland’s outgoing CNO to lead NMC practice learning review group

Nursing Times

Read more about how Scotland's outgoing chief nursing officer has been appointed as chair of a new practice learning review steering group.

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Embracing Cultural Competence and Cultural Safety

Minority Nurse

Cultural competence and cultural safety are crucial to delivering effective care. They are also key to creating working environments where everyone feels valued and able to function at the highest level. If we invest time and energy in understanding and implementing these concepts, the dividends can be invaluable, both individually and collectively.

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Infographic: Top 5 Workforce Issues in Nursing

Health Leaders | Nursing

The nurse leaders at AONL looked to the future to solve the current workforce issues. The 2024 AONL Conference wrapped up last week in New Orleans after three days of brainstorming, collaboration, and leadership discussion. There were many common themes throughout the sessions and the keynotes, but as expected, workforce development was front and center.

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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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Optimizing ICU Patient Care with ABCDEF Bundle Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Optimizing ICU Patient Care with ABCDEF Bundle Training educates healthcare providers (HCP) on each component of the ABCDEF Bundle. Evidently, ICU survivability has grown in importance, and strategies to improve patient outcomes and recuperation are crucial goals for medical professionals, patients’ families, and researchers. Furthermore, the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU PAD

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Achieving Operational Excellence with Workforce Management

Celayix

When companies strive for improvement, they typically consider factors such as improved planning, upgraded technology, and incremental enhancements over time. But one important area they often forget is managing their employees effectively – workforce management ! If you have the right people in the right jobs at the right times, your business will run smoother, work more efficiently, and make more money.

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Effective Management of Dysphagia in Stroke Patients Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Effective Management of Dysphagia in Stroke Patients Training educates healthcare providers (HCP) on the structures involved in swallowing. Swallowing dysfunction is one of the first obstacles to recovery for the great majority of the 6.2 million stroke survivors in the US. In addition to raising the risk of morbidity and death following a stroke, dysphagia also has a major negative impact on a person’s quality of life when it prevents them from eating meals with friends and

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How to Create a Clinical Ladder To Improve Nurse Retention and Performance

Relias

A nursing clinical ladder program can help you retain, develop, and motivate your nursing staff. As a recognized and desirable advancement program, it can also provide a competitive advantage when recruiting new nurses for your healthcare organization. Here’s what you need to know to begin your clinical ladder initiative. What is a clinical ladder?

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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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Comprehensive ACA and ADA Compliance Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Comprehensive Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Training educates healthcare providers on the historical context of both Acts. Both the Affordable Care Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act are extremely important to understand for the benefit of your healthcare organization. Additionally, this course will help your staff be more knowledgeable of each act and how they apply to their patients.

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How incentives could better treat stimulant use disorder

Penn Medicine News

Penn Medicine experts advocate for refinements in contingency management, a proven method that rewards patients for avoiding drugs.

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CLABSI Prevention and Compliance Training

American Medical Compliance

The following CLABSI Prevention and Compliance Training educates healthcare providers (HCP) on the definition of CLABSI. Additionally, A central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection not related to an infection at another site that develops within 48 hours of central line placement. What you will learn: Patient risk factors associated with CLABSI Evidence-based practices for central line insertion Protocols for the maintenance of central l

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How Georgia nurse anesthetists’ pay compares nationwide

Health Leaders | Nursing

Certified registered nurse anesthetists were the highest paid nurses for 2023, with a career path expected to grow by 9% over the next decade.

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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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Fire Prevention and Safety Training for Healthcare Providers

American Medical Compliance

The following Fire Prevention and Safety Training for Healthcare Providers educates healthcare providers (HCP) on common fire hazards in healthcare offices. It is extremely important to be aware of the dangers of a potential fire in your healthcare facility. Also, keeping your patients and staff safe is crucial and ensures the best quality of care. Because of this, American Medical Compliance can inform your staff on fire prevention and safety within your practice.

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Understanding Medicare Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Understanding Medicare Training educates healthcare providers and patients on the purpose of the Medicare program in the United States. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people aged 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and also people with End-Stage Renal disease. Additionally, there are three different types of Medicare that all satisfy different things for those who qualify.

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Wisconsin Sexual Harassment in the Workplace for Healthcare Providers

American Medical Compliance

The following Wisconsin Sexual Harassment in the Workplace for Healthcare Providers training educates healthcare providers on how to recognize, respond to, and remove sexual harassment from the workplace. In addition, sexual harassment happens when a person is subjected to unwanted sexual approaches, requests for sexual favors, or other sexually motivated verbal or physical action to the point where it affects the individual’s employment conditions and also creates a hostile work environme