July, 2023

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Ten Things I Know for Sure About Nursing Leadership

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN We are in turbulent times in healthcare. Planning in nursing leadership today can be challenging. As one of my nurse leader colleagues recently told me – I keep learning that so much of what we have done in the past won’t work in the future. The world […] The post Ten Things I Know for Sure About Nursing Leadership appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Enhancing Practice: Understanding the Nursing Process Steps

Nurse.com

Understanding and using the nursing process steps is essential for individualized patient-centered care. The five key steps guide nursing care and promote better communication among healthcare team members. Some of you are fresh out of nursing school, while others are more seasoned in your careers. Regardless of your experience, applying the nursing process is vital to providing patient-centered care.

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Are Hospitals to Blame for the Nursing Shortage? Nurses and Hospitals Weigh In

Scrubs

COVID-19 has pushed many healthcare providers and facilities to the breaking point. The news has been inundated with headlines about how hospitals don’t have the staff to care for the influx of patients. National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, just released a statement blaming hospitals for the recent nursing shortage.

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Moving Past Analysis Paralysis to Start Your Practice

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Just what is analysis paralysis and how can it sabotage your practice startup? Analysis paralysis refers to the state of overthinking, and excessive analysis to the point where moving forward is quite difficult. The choices and decisions can be endless, and in the end, we are fearful of being wrong in our choices. This is not something that affects only Nurse Practitioners – it can affect all humans.

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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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Time for Summer Reading

Life of a Nurse

Reading has been a lifelong love affair; to be literate and read for pleasure, school, or work has been a wonderful gift. I have a list of books I read and intend to read that many of you may find interesting; topics range from leadership, life view, controversy, and lifestyle. Also, some amazing fiction that entertained and made me ponder is included.

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Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios

Emerging RN Leader

Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Like many of you, I watch the news about the push for mandated staffing ratios. Nurse advocates confidently tell legislators that with 5.2 licensed nurses (if that number is even accurate), there are more than enough nurses to staff the US health system. The only reason they are […] The post Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Disability Pride Month

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Happy Disability Pride Month to all disabled members of our JHSON community, our allies, and to those interested in learning more! The first July to celebrate our community was in 1990, when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into federal law securing civil rights for disabled people across the nation. This was a huge… The post Disability Pride Month appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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New Study Highlights Potential Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Prostate SBRT

Consult QD

Research led by a team of Cleveland Clinic experts demonstrates the feasibility and clinical efficiency of ultrasound-guided prostate stereotactic body radiation therapy using a 4D transperineal ultrasound system. These findings , which were recently published in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics , suggest that real-time intra-fraction motion management could help improve delivery accuracy for prostate stereotactic body radiotherapy.

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Do You Worry About Getting Audited?

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Just thinking about getting audited puts some practice owners in a state of panic. Why would someone audit me? What could they be looking for? What if they find something? What if I made a mistake? What could happen to my practice? How can I prepare for an audit? These might be just some of the thoughts that worry them. So… best to meet the medical audit monster head-on and look it squarely in the eye.

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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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The Relentless School Nurse: Nurse Holly Shares an Inspired Idea!

The Relentless School Nurse

After 25+ years of school nursing experience, Nurse Holly , one of the moderators of the School Nursing Facebook group, created a workable organized digital calendar. According to Nurse Holly, this is a labor of love, 4 years in the making. The compact monthly calendar is ideal for every school nurse with reminders to keep you on track. There are metrics for data analysis and as she describes, it is organized to perfection.

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Become A Traveling Nurse To Enhance Your Career

Scrubs

Travel Nursing is in high demand and my Travel Nursing Agency “Valley Health Care Staffing” will work to get your Nursing Dream job. If you’ve ever wondered how you could make the most of your nursing profession education and experiences then Travel Nursing is your answer. This will enhance your Nursing Resume by career advancement possibilities that comes with awesome nursing benefits which include: access to competitive high pay, free housing, work/life balance, professional experi

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Shadowing a Nurse for Career Growth

Minority Nurse

Are you feeling stuck in your nursing career? Shadowing another nurse to learn about a new role and work setting can make all the difference in your career. Whether you are you a new nursing student considering which nursing specialty fits your skills and passions or a veteran nurse who wants to move into a new area and gain additional expertise, taking the time to shadow another nurse can accelerate your decision making.

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Vlog: Sit Down with Dr. Marjorie Everson

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Betsy Emery, Senior Assistant Director DNP Advanced Nursing Practice and Post Degree Certificate Recruitment at JHSON, hosts a sit down Q&A with Dr. Marjorie Everson. Dr. Everson is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, and is the interim assistant program director of the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Track. The post Vlog: Sit Down with Dr. Marjorie Everson appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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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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Win a Lifetime subscription to American Nurse

American Nurse

Fill out the form below for your chance to win a lifetime digital subscription to American Nurse. Enter daily to increase your chances of winning. Entries will be accepted from August 1st thru August 31st. Good luck! Win Lifetime Free Subscription 2023 " * " indicates required fields First Name * Last Name * Email Address * Title * Select One Administrator Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Assistant Director of Nursing Assistant Nurse Manager BSN Nurse Cardiovascular Nurse Caregi

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Business Planning: Not Just For Startups

Nurse Practitioners in Business

It’s an ongoing debate… Some view business planning as essential, whereas others think it’s optional. And some situations may or may not require a business plan. For example: Small, low-risk startups where the business owner has lots of experience or has started a business before. And there are Nurse Practitioners who “fall” into their practice. They work with another provider ready to retire, so they take over the business.

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10 Things You Need to Know if You Date a Travel Nurse

The Gypsy Nurse

It’s a romantic notion to date a travel nurse. You know, one of those free-spirited people who roam after the wind and return home with twigs in their hair and dust upon their cheeks. But it’s also really hard. And annoying. And painful. 10 Things You Need to Know if You Date a Travel Nurse : Expect them to do their own thing Don’t expect them to stay in one place Have your own adventures Let them go Make time to meet up in their New City Send snail mail Expect them to change plans Be open

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How do you take your sick days? We’re guessing “rare.”

Scrubs

Shutterstock | Alexander Raths Nurses know best the importance of taking care of oneself—from logging enough sleep each night to taking it easy when a case of something more than just the Mondays starts to rear its ugly head. So—why aren’t nurses taking a page from their own book. Or, more accurately, why can’t they? As it turns out, your fellow nurses had quite a bit to say in response to that very question on the ScrubsMag Facebook page.

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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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Are You An Imposter?

Empowered Nurses

When I began legal nurse consulting, I was surprised just how easy it was. I was simply using my existing nursing knowledge and sharing it with attorneys to help them with their cases. I used to say to myself, “I can’t believe that they actually pay me for this.” Now I understand how important it is to get paid for your valuable work and not to give it away for free.

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The intertwined problem of firearm and domestic violence

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Every six days a child in the United States is murdered in the context of custody disputes, parental separation, and divorce. Children who are murdered in the context of intimate partner violence are more likely to be killed by firearm than other mechanisms of injury. These deaths represent a significant contribution to pediatric mortality and… The post The intertwined problem of firearm and domestic violence appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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New Weight Loss Drugs Carry High Price Tags and Lots of Questions for Seniors

American Nurse

Corlee Morris has dieted throughout her adult life. After her weight began climbing in high school, she spent years losing 50 or 100 pounds then gaining it back. Morris, 78, was at her heaviest in her mid-40s, standing 5 feet 10½ inches and weighing 310 pounds. The Pittsburgh resident has had diabetes for more than 40 years. Managing her weight was a losing battle until Morris’ doctor prescribed a Type 2 diabetes medication, Ozempic, four months ago.

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10 Ways To Boost Patient Satisfaction

NurseBuff

As a nursing professional, you play a vital role in ensuring that patients receive the best possible care. But how can you be sure that you’re doing everything you can to boost patient satisfaction? In this article, we’ll explore 10 ways that you can enhance the patient experience and improve satisfaction levels. From effective communication […] The post 10 Ways To Boost Patient Satisfaction appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Nurse Practitioners — Pioneers in Saving Rural Healthcare

NP Hub

Sprawling landscapes and a slower pace of life often characterize America’s rural communities. … The post Nurse Practitioners — Pioneers in Saving Rural Healthcare appeared first on NPHub.

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Do You Have Access to Your Medical Records?

Scrubs

New Study Shows Accessing Your Medical Records May Be More Challenging Than You Think. There’s been a lot of talk recently about privacy in the Digital Age, but how does this conversation apply to healthcare? Everyone has a medical record, but many people may not understand how this information is being used and whether they have access to it. While federal law mandates that everyone has a right to obtain a copy of their medical records, actually securing this information can be more difficult t

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How to Become a Registered Nurse

Every Nurse

Home » Registered Nurse » How to Become a Registered Nurse How to Become a Registered Nurse Updated July 25, 2023 by EveryNurse Staff Take College Prep Courses in High School Choose a Nursing Degree Program Select a Nursing School Complete Supervised Clinical Training Apply for Your RN License & Pass the NCLEX It is often said that the practice of registered nursing is equal parts science and heart.

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The History of Travel Nursing

The Gypsy Nurse

Jogan Health provided this article. When examining the history of travel nursing, one thing becomes glaringly obvious: it runs side by side with the history of nursing in general! Both professions were born at the same time – due to a high demand for professional and approachable assistance for patients – and both remain crucial today. During the COVID pandemic, for example, travel nurses became irreplaceable as a temporary solution measure against a virus that was ravaging healthcar

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A staff nurse’s AI wish list

American Nurse

The adage “necessity is the mother of invention” has been propelling human progress (or folly, depending on one’s point of view) since the dawn of time. I’m sure the need for speed was at the back of the minds of our ancestors who invented the wheel. Enhancing efficiency and effectiveness, hence productivity, is a major driver of innovation. The latest to captivate the world is artificial intelligence (AI) in the form of large language models, with ChatGPT as the leader of the pack.

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How To Pass The NCLEX-RN on First Try: The Only 5 Tips Every Nurse Must Know

NurseBuff

Picture this. You’ve just graduated from nursing school, the grueling years of hard work behind you. But there’s one final hurdle between you and your dream career as a registered nurse – the NCLEX-RN exam. The mere mention of this test sends a shiver down the spine of many nursing graduates. In this comprehensive guide, […] The post How To Pass The NCLEX-RN on First Try: The Only 5 Tips Every Nurse Must Know appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Novel Cancer Therapeutics Center Helps Navigate Complex Treatment Landscape and Emerging Side Effects from Cancer Treatment

Consult QD

From theranostics to modified cell therapy, the landscape of cancer treatment has changed substantially in recent years, bringing fresh hope as well as new challenges for those caring for patients. The Novel Cancer Therapeutics Center at Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Center is bringing together researchers, geneticists and specialists to support patients and healthcare providers in this complex new realm.

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A translation guide for physician-speak

Scrubs

Image: Corbis Photography | Veer Are you a new nurse? Do you find yourself bewildered by doctor-speak? Don’t panic! Auntie Agatha has your translation guide right here. Physician: “This will feel like a pinch.” Translation: “This will feel like I’m shooting you with a small-caliber handgun in slow motion.” Physician: “The patient presents with an interesting medical history…” Translation: ”Way too much to go into here; check out the previous doctor’s dictation.

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Fertility nurse steals drugs: Patients undergo egg retrieval without anesthesia

Empowered Nurses

Erslia Pompilio, a friend of mine, of roguenursemedia.com and podcast host of the nurses and hypochondriacs recommended I listen to the podcast called The Retrievals. The Retrievals is about Donna Monticone, a nurse at Yale Fertility Center who was stealing fentanyl over a period of several months. Meanwhile, over 200 patients were taken for egg retrievals for their in vitro fertilization procedures without anesthesia or with a substantially reduced amount of fentanyl since Ms.