January, 2024

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What We Are Not Talking About

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A CNO recently asked me why no one is talking about the high volumes and serious admission delays we are seeing in hospitals nationwide. I am not sure why more is not being said about this, but the sessions and conversations I am having with leaders confirm […] The post What We Are Not Talking About appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Filing Your Beneficial Ownership Information

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Beginning Jan 1, 2024, business owners are required to file Beneficial Ownership Information. If you have a business that you created, and it does not meet the exemptions (which our businesses do not), then you need to file. This 10-minute video breaks it. I talk about: What is it? Who must report? What you need to report Who is a beneficial owner? Privacy How and where to file It really is easy to do.

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Room for Compassion

Life of a Nurse

I attended a dear friend’s viewing last week, a man who touched many lives as an educator, cultural community leader, and a spiritually jolly man who left us; suddenly after a short illness. Afterwards, a friend who has been through many caretaking challenges for about a decade; we headed to an Irish pub, where we enjoyed a pint and reminisced about our friend no longer with us.

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How to set 2024 career intentions…

New Thing Nurse

By: Sarah K. Wells MSN RN CEN CNL Setting intentions in our careers helps us set goals, focus our behaviors, and begin to create a path forward to achieve them. How do I set 2024 career intentions? What is #mywhy ? – Spend some time considering what fuels your nursing fire. Your “why” may be the goal of your intentions. It’s the journey instead of the destination. – Focus on the steps to get to the goal and write down those action items.

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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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Post 2023 Product Reviews for Nurses

The Nursing Site

Sheec Socks Before we jump into 2024, I have a couple of Post 2023 product reviews for nurses to wrap up. Socks and shoes are very important to nurses and can easily make or break their day! In November, I was generously gifted some fabulous socks from Sheec Socks and after trying most of them, (which took me awhile) I definitely have a favorite! ( ComFits compression socks) I purchased a few more of these and bought some for my son who is also an RN.

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Using One Single-Port Robot for Both Kidney Transplant Donor and Recipient

Consult QD

For the first time, Cleveland Clinic surgeons orchestrated a nearly simultaneous robotic single-port (SP) kidney transplant procedure for a donor and recipient using one robot. In 2019, Cleveland Clinic became the first in the world to perform an SP robotic-assisted kidney transplantation successfully. Now, a recent Cleveland Clinic case shows that with appropriate planning, coordination and attention to detail, both donor and recipient can benefit from the same SP robot.

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Nurse Practitioner Independent Practice: Start Your Own or Buy a Practice?

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Arriving at the decision to go into independent practice can be tough for Nurse Practitioners. It’s understandable because many things must be considered and explored; the possibilities are endless, and so are the unknowns. The decision is further complicated by choosing between buying an established practice vs starting one from the ground up. While most Nurse Practitioners start their own practices, some come across an opportunity to buy an established one.

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Nurses keep pressure on CDC to reject looser mask guidelines

Becker's Hospital Review

Newly released survey findings from National Nurses United indicate a significant proportion of hospital nurses don't have regular access to N95s or other types of respirators, a situation the nation's largest union of registered nurses claims could worsen if the CDC moves forward with draft guidelines that don't make firm recommendations on the use of respirators to prevent the spread of common pathogens like flu and COVID-19.

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Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

The trend continues with nursing ranked as the most trusted profession in America for the 22nd time this century. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of U.S. adults rated their trust in nursing professionals as “high” or “very high.” However, overall trust in the profession has fallen since it’s peak in 2020 during… The post Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Dr. Selena Gilles

Minority Nurse

Selena Gilles, DNP, ANP-BC, CNEcl, FNYAM, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Programs at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She’s also an Affiliate Faculty member of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN), where she serves as Co-Director of the HIGN Scholars Program, an Affiliate Associate Professor at Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, and a Volunteer Associate Professor for the State University o

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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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Vaping Increases Vulnerability to Viral Infections

Consult QD

Electronic cigarettes entered the U.S. market in 2007, with manufacturers touting their safety. Recent research led by Cleveland Clinic pediatric pulmonologist Fariba Rezaee, MD , raises doubts about those claims. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that incorporate aerosolized liquid mixtures of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and/or nicotine.

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Boundaries in Leadership Roles

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN I was reminded again this week in talking with new managers about how important leadership boundaries are today. So many leaders feel under intense pressure to be all things for staff, but leadership roles are unsustainable without boundaries. Nurse manager recruitment and retention is a critical challenge. […] The post Boundaries in Leadership Roles appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Is Nursing Heading for Collapse?

Daily Nurse

Concerns of a nationwide nursing shortage have loomed for decades, and the COVID-19 pandemic only fast-tracked the profession toward crisis. Nursing is integral to safe healthcare delivery, and the threat of a nursing shortage should concern everyone. When it comes to patient safety, nurses are the nervous system of a hospital. They sense, perceive, connect, communicate, and solve.

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Announcing The Nurse Theorists “Portraits of Excellence” FITNE Videos on Nursology.net!

Nursology

We are very pleased to notify all Nursology.net visitors that the entire three volumes of “The Nurse Theorists: Portraits of Excellence” are now available on our website. The videos are available for viewing by those who access nursology.net, Downloading is not allowed due to our licensing agreement with the Fuld Institute for Technology in Nursing … Continue reading Announcing The Nurse Theorists “Portraits of Excellence” FITNE Videos on Nursology.net!

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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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Is Nurse Burnout Causing More Trips to the Emergency Room?

Health Leaders | Nursing

Burnout is everywhere, and it has become a matter of patient safety. It’s no secret that nurses and healthcare professionals across the industry are burnt out. Nurses are feeling overworked and undervalued, and since the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive nursing shortage, it has only gotten worse. Nurse and nurse practitioner burnout is known to have a direct impact on the patient’s experience, and now it’s leading to more emergency department visits.

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How Florida hospitals cut nurse vacancy, turnover by 38%

Becker's Hospital Review

Florida has seen a 38% reduction in nurse vacancy and turnover rates in the last year, and five hospital strategies are emerging as particularly most effective.

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Obesity Increases Risk of Sinusitis — Independent of Asthma, Study Finds

Consult QD

There’s a known association between obesity and asthma, and between asthma and chronic sinusitis. However, less is understood about the link between obesity and chronic sinusitis itself. Now, two new studies by Cleveland Clinic physicians make it clear that obesity does increase risk of chronic sinusitis — independent of the asthma connection. The papers, as well as forthcoming research by the same team, add to our understanding of how obesity impacts different systems of the body, says Mohamad

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Nurse Bullying

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN It seems counterintuitive that nurses would bully each other in a time of critical staffing shortages, but it is a huge problem today. During a recent program, charge nurses talked with us about the nurse-on-nurse bullying that has now become commonplace. The reasons some nurses bully others […] The post Nurse Bullying appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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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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What’s the best diet for healthy sleep? A nutritional epidemiologist explains what food choices will help you get more restful z’s

American Nurse

You probably already know that how you eat before bed affects your sleep. Maybe you’ve found yourself still lying awake at 2 a.m. after enjoying a cup of coffee with dessert. But did you know that your eating choices throughout the day may also affect your sleep at night? In fact, more and more evidence shows that overall dietary patterns can affect sleep quality and contribute to insomnia.

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Enough! Why the Claudine Gay Resignation Hurts

Minority Nurse

What we all feared just happened when Claudine Gay, the first Black president of Harvard University, announced that she was stepping down after only six months on the job—the shortest stint ever for the university’s president position. The latest news about Claudine Gay admittedly dredged up some all too familiar and saddening experiences for me and many executives like me when I heard the news.

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Practicing Antiracism in Nursing with Actionable Allyship

Daily Nurse

Racism in nursing affects all of us—whether we have witnessed it, experienced it firsthand, or examined our own biases rooted in race. Likewise, confronting racism that is decades in the making requires collective action. In the summer of 2022, the American Nurses Association (ANA) unanimously voted “yes” to adopt the ANA Racial Reckoning Statement.

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Ensuring Safety and Comfort: 3M N95 Fit Test Training for Healthcare Providers 

American Medical Compliance

The year 2024 marks another significant chapter in the healthcare industry’s ongoing battle against infectious diseases, and the numbers speak volumes. The CDC’s FluSurv-NET system, a sentinel network of healthcare facilities, documented over 104,000 flu-related hospitalizations across 13 states during past flu seasons. As healthcare heroes continue their unwavering service on the front lines, the spotlight remains firmly fixed on the importance of personal protective equipment (PP

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Case Study: Repair Surgery for Patient with Hernia and Abdominal Damage

Consult QD

A 55-year-old woman with a history of Crohn’s disease presented after having multiple hernia surgeries. The patient explained that in 2018, she saw a surgeon at an outside hospital who offered her a robotic-assisted abdominal wall reconstruction. During that surgery, the surgeon injured both lateral complexes. On postoperative day six, the patient re-herniated through one of the layers of the closure and had to go back emergently.

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7 Tips to Protect yourself from Viruses

Scrubs

In a world where the threat of viruses is ever-present, safeguarding our health has become a paramount concern. From the common cold to more serious respiratory infections, viruses can impact our well-being and daily lives. However, by adopting proactive measures and incorporating simple yet effective strategies into our routines, we can fortify our defenses against viral threats.

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Nurses and Self-Compassion

Nursology

A few months ago, I spoke at the Northwest Indiana Nurses Research Consortium about nurses and Self compassion (thank you Marsha King and Lynette Rayman for this opportunity).

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Nursing Scores High Points for Care

Minority Nurse

Nursing has long held a top spot in Gallup polls of most-trusted professions, and a recent survey gave nurses another professional boost. A Gallup 2023 Health and Healthcare survey , conducted Nov. 1-21, landed nurses at the top of the list of excellence of care. Eighty-two percent of survey respondents to the Gallup poll reported that nurses provide “excellent or good” medical care.

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Fostering Teamwork and Collaboration Among Nursing Staff

Daily Nurse

In an evolving healthcare landscape, many hospitals and health systems have a diverse nursing staff of tenured employees, contractors, specialists, and more. While this can be a recipe for a dynamic and collaborative environment, it also has the potential to become precarious without proper management. Disorganization and lack of communication ultimately trickle down to patients.

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Nurse practitioners' key focus areas in 2024

Becker's Hospital Review

The nurse practitioner profession is the fastest growing profession in the U.S. As it continues to expand in 2024, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners has named 5 critical trends it is paying particular attention to.

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Advanced Practice Provider-Led Virtual Anemia Clinic Improves Patient Access

Consult QD

An increasing volume of classical hematology referrals, coupled with provider shortages, poses a number of challenges, especially as it relates to access to care. To address this gap, Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute developed a centralized virtual anemia consult clinic (VACC), which facilitates care through a team of trained classical hematology advanced practice providers (APPs).

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What Nurses Need to Know: The 2024 Health Care Forecast

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for some of our faculty experts at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing to weigh in on emerging trends and what to look out for in 2024. Global Health The global health care landscape is undergoing transformative changes driven by multifaceted challenges and technological advancements. Integration of… The post What Nurses Need to Know: The 2024 Health Care Forecast appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Driving innovation in healthcare settings through academic/practice partnerships

American Nurse

Every day, every shift, maybe even every patient interaction, clinical nurses are experts in identifying gaps in care and creating innovative workarounds. Despite the fact that nurses are optimally positioned to know what is working (or not) within healthcare systems, they’re underrepresented in formal innovation and face significant barriers to engaging in innovation.

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Putting Cervical Health in the Spotlight

Minority Nurse

Thanks to vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) and increased screening rates, cervical cancer is now less common and less deadly than it was a few decades ago. With January’s designation as Cervical Health Awareness Month , nurses can take this month as an opportunity to talk about cervical health and the great strides in helping raise awareness about how women can protect their own bodies.

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Boosting Nurse Wellbeing with Continued Professional Development: A Path to Skill Enhancement, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout Reduction

Daily Nurse

Continued professional development is crucial to help nurses grow their skills, improve job satisfaction, and prevent burnout. Nurses working in hospitals that implement burnout-reduction strategies — including professional mobility opportunities, wage increases, and educational opportunities for learning and leadership — typically experience a 20% decrease in burnout and stay in their roles for longer (3.5 years on average, compared to just 2.9 years for nurses without access to burnout-reducti