August, 2023

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Getting Out of the Drama Triangle as a Leader

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A new nurse manager recently asked me how she can turn down the heat of what has become a drama triangle on her unit related to professional accountability. Stephen Karpman first described the drama triangle in the 1960s. It is a model of dysfunctional social interactions and […] The post Getting Out of the Drama Triangle as a Leader appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Improv to Improve the POW Camp?

Candy Campbell

Jungle medical improv no joke For many, summer is a time to hunker down and read a good novel. Instead, I'm re-reading a non-fiction history/action/adventure book about the untold story of #women (specifically focusing on the nurses) trapped in the Philippines during #WorldWarII , "We Band of Angels," by Elizabeth M. Norman. It's a reality page-turner, on all accounts.

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How much should I be making as a nurse or nurse practitioner?

New Thing Nurse

By: Sarah K. Wells MSN RN CEN CNL To know whether you are making a fair wage as a nurse or nurse practitioner, it is important to be aware of average pay in your state. How do I find that out? Thankfully, there are companies and government agencies out there sharing this information! RN’s look here >> RN Average Wage for All 50 States, 2023 - Becker’s Hospital Review LPN’s + LVN’s look here >> Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses: Occupational Employment & Wage

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Does CPR Help?

Life of a Nurse

A few friends were with me, all nurses, and we recalled some of the CPR events we have been involved in. A pivotal point to consider by all Nurses, Physicians, and Respiratory Therapists is that a patient may die even if the team did everything correctly. An underlying condition such as left outflow tract stenosis or blockage translates into limited to no effect when CPR is provided–optimal management aside, many sources reported up to 2019 a range of percentages of individuals making it t

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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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CME Program Takes Multidisciplinary Approach to Colorectal Cancer

Consult QD

Emerging diagnostics, therapies and procedures are improving the outlook for patients with colorectal cancer, yet this rapidly changing treatment landscape can be confusing. Similarly, healthcare providers are confounded by high rates of colorectal cancer in patients under the age of 50. The 9th annual colorectal oncology course , held at Marco Island, Florida on October 6-7, 2023, will feature panel discussions and Q&As with noted specialists across surgery, radiation oncology and genomics

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Taking Clinical Assignments as a Manager

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A new nurse manager recently sought guidance on how much time she spent in direct care. Her unit is very short-staffed. She feels guilty about her nurse-patient ratios. Her solution has been to do direct care herself. The staff loves that she is so supportive of her. […] The post Taking Clinical Assignments as a Manager appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Workplace Safety and Health in a Barbie World

NIOSH Science Blog

As the occupational safety and health community continues to combat very real and serious hazards, we are closing out the summer with a little fun. This summer Barbie and friends have recaptured national attention breaking box office records with movie ticket sales exceeding one billion dollars in just a few weeks. While Barbie’s first “job” in 1960 was as a fashion designer, she went on to hold over 200 jobs[1] across various industries (of course with the corresponding outfits and accessories)

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Innovation in Nursing: Everything it Takes to Be a Nurse Innovator and Innovators to Watch Out For!

Diversity Nursing

Nurses play a crucial role in healthcare innovation. Innovation in Nursing requires a creative approach to develop and implement new technologies, streamline workflows, improve patient care, and enhance overall healthcare outcomes. Nurses are uniquely qualified to contribute to Nursing innovations due to their frontline experience, patient interactions, and in-depth understanding of the healthcare process.

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5 Key Tips to Find a Preceptor for NP Students

NP Hub

Embarking on your journey as a Nurse Practitioner student, you’ll quickly realize the … The post 5 Key Tips to Find a Preceptor for NP Students appeared first on NPHub.

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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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NMC resumes referral against nursing director named in Letby case

Nursing Times

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is investigating Lucy Letby’s former nursing director and says it may also open cases against further individuals in the wake of the case.

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Virtual Reality Decreases Nursing Students' Unease in Treating Anxiety-Prone Patients

Health Leaders | Nursing

Front-line nurses are the clinicians most likely to encounter patients suffering from high anxiety. Full-immersion virtual reality simulation decreased nursing students’ anxiety levels when communicating with anxious patients, says new research published in the September issue of Clinical Simulation in Nursing. With anxiety as the most prevalent mental health disorder in the United States, nurses do not feel adequately prepared to care for anxious patients, according to the research by Tanae A.

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Reflections of a Nurse Manager on Today’s Leadership Challenges

Emerging RN Leader

By Mike Spiros, MALD, MS, APRN, AGACNP-BC, NE-BC Today, I am publishing a guest blog written by a nurse manager. Mike Spiros is an APRN currently serving as nurse manager for an acute care unit in Portland, Oregon. He has previously worked for hospital systems in Florida and Massachusetts. He describes his leadership philosophy as […] The post Reflections of a Nurse Manager on Today’s Leadership Challenges appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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On leaving and loving nursing

American Nurse

The nursing shortage is as old as the dawn of modern nursing itself. Of the 38 nurses under the supervision of Florence Nightingale and who arrived with her in Scutari on November 4, 1854, three were gone by January 1855. One was dismissed for drunkenness, another for ill health, and the third for incompetence—these reasons for leaving or being asked to leave nursing resonate in modern times.

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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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The Benefits Of Taking A Break

Scrubs

For many of us outside nursing, taking a break in the workday—to grab a bite, go for a walk, or catch up with a coworker—is a practiced habit. It’s something we take for granted. Not so for nurses. Our VP of Nursing recalls the predicament he faced on most shifts: He was unable to take an uninterrupted break, but there was also no permissible place to drink water at the nurses’ station.

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What Does “No” Mean?

Empowered Nurses

It has been said that in business, you have to kiss a lot of frogs to get to a potential buyer. The more frogs that say no, the closer you are to “yes”. Unfortunately, we as nurses are programmed that if someone says “no” to us, we tend to take it personally. But “no” just means “not now”. “No” is nothing personal. How many times do you say no and it’s nothing personal?

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Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Love Your Nursing Job

NurseBuff

The nursing profession is far more than just stethoscopes, patient charts, and long shifts. It’s a tapestry woven with threads of compassion, lifelong learning, deep human connections, and moments that can change a life forever. Whether you’re considering this path or have walked it for years, understanding the profound impact of the nursing world is […] The post Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Love Your Nursing Job appeared first on NurseBuff.

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3 Must-Read Technology Stories for Nurse Leaders

Health Leaders | Nursing

Stay on top of evolving tech developments in patient care and management. Advancements in technology are helping healthcare systems to improve clinical outcomes, efficiently track large amounts of patient data, streamline staffing, reduce human error, and give nurses more time for patient care, to name a few. These three recent technology stories from HealthLeaders will help nurse leaders keep on top of evolving industry developments: Federal Project Aims to Use Virtual Care to Address Health In

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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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Leading Generation Z Nurses

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A CNO told me about an exit interview she did with a generation Z nurse. She could not convince the nurse to stay but learned a great deal from their conversation. She found that the young nurse was not leaving for better pay or a better opportunity. […] The post Leading Generation Z Nurses appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Breaking Down the OTD Capstone Process

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Part of what distinguishes USAHS’ entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree from our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree is that our OTD students complete a capstone project. The capstone project is an opportunity for students to dive deeply into a topic that interests them within the OT field. At first, the process can seem both exciting and intimidating for students.

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What is being a nurse really like?

Scrubs

Ryan McVay | Thinkstock Some TV shows would have you believe that a nurse’s sole function is to be a hospital handmaiden. But nursing is so much more than dispensing meds and cleaning up Code Browns. So what’s it really  like being a nurse? What is being a nurse really like? It’s like walking a tightrope with your hands in your pockets. You must do this, that and the other, without unbalancing the act.

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Oral Contraceptive Use May be Heart Healthy

American Nurse

A study to determine if oral contraceptives (OC) impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause death found that they not only did not increase risk, but may have a net benefit, which becomes more apparent the longer they are used. “Women with oral contraceptive use throughout their reproductive life span may have a previously unrecognized protective factor for all‐cause death over time,” wrote the authors of the analysis, which looked at 161,017 women in the UK Biobank Cohort Stu

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10 Deadly Sins That Nurses Should Avoid

NurseBuff

There is more to Nursing than meets the eye. And if you think that being a nurse is all about getting monthly paychecks and other perks, you might be barking up the wrong tree. Of course there are a lot of challenges waiting along the way but choosing to be a nurse can give you […] The post 10 Deadly Sins That Nurses Should Avoid appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Confronting the Issue of Maternity Care Deserts

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Almost 6 million birthing people live in a US county classified as a maternity care desert, an area with limited or no access to an obstetric provider like certified nurse midwives/certified midwives (CNMs/CMs) or obstetrician/gynecologists (OBs). In 2020 one in 12 birthing people live in a maternity care desert and there are significant disparities in… The post Confronting the Issue of Maternity Care Deserts appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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About Those AirPods

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN As new generations of nurses enter the workforce, they inevitably test organizational rules. We worked through battles about tattoos, nose rings, and cell phones. Today, nurse leaders fight the battle around nurses wearing AirPods while working. Frontline nurse leaders are exasperated with repeatedly explaining why this is […] The post About Those AirPods appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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How Nurses Can Spot and Support Patients Suffering from Lipedema

Minority Nurse

Despite being first identified in medical literature in the 1940s and impacting 5-12% of women annually, medical professionals rarely diagnose Lipedema due to the lack of training and awareness to recognize the disease. Nurses have the most face time with patients, so nurses must understand what Lipedema is and how to recognize the signs. We spoke with Ana Pozzoli, PT, CLT, National Lymphedema Network expert clinician, about how nurses can play a pivotal role in helping women receive care an

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You know you’re a nurse when…

Scrubs

Photodisc | Thinkstock Do you talk about wounds and drainage during a nice sit down dinner at a fancy restaurant? Yep, you’re a nurse. Read all 10 tell tale signs that you’re a nurse, as observed by contributor and RN supervisor, Michelle Lambert. 1. Your talk of wounds and drainage in a restaurant makes the people at the next table run for the door. 2.

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Did Race, Ethnicity & "Not looking the type" help conceal intent & true colours of a Killer Nurse?

Equality 4 Black Nurses

First and foremost, we at Equality 4 Black Nurses (E4BN) offer our sincerest condolences to those affected by the case of Lucy Letby. The parents had their babies killed by a murderous nurse whom they were supposed to trust and those whose children came to harm with unknown life-long effects. We also extend our condolences to those parents who are now concerned their child may have been abused.

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Becoming a CRNA as an NP in 2023 — A Comprehensive Guide

NP Hub

Many Nurse Practitioners dream of advancing in their careers, seeking roles that provide … The post Becoming a CRNA as an NP in 2023 — A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on NPHub.

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Life of a MEN Student Semester 5 Part II

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Jump back into the daily life of a Masters Entry Into Nursing student at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Unlike traditional programs, the Entry into Nursing program emphasizes leadership, global impact, quality and safety, and evidence-based interprofessional education. Our students learn from a framework that integrates the humanities, public health, genetics, and physical and organizational… The post Life of a MEN Student Semester 5 Part II appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazi

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Flexible Work Schedules for Shift Workers

Celayix

A flexible schedule is the number one desire of 66% of all shift workers! Have you ever considered offering flexible work schedules to your shift workers? Do you understand the impact of shift work on your employees and your business? If you’re considering offering flexible hours to your employees, take a look at why and how you should do that here!