December, 2023

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The Rising Tide of Nursing Burnout: Insights and Reflections

NurseBuff

Fairly recently, a mental health tech, a nurse manager, and a psychiatrist – all long-time veterans of the psychiatric hospital where I work – retired and sadly died from heart attacks immediately after. I’m a mental health RN. This has really shaken me up and made me question the long-term impact of our high-stress roles […] The post The Rising Tide of Nursing Burnout: Insights and Reflections appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Change, Meaning, and Your Nursing Career 

Minority Nurse

There are countless reasons why some of us fall into nursing. And when we choose this particular professional journey, all types of motivations keep us in the game. For many of us, a family member who was a nurse inspired us to continue the tradition. For others, it was witnessing the nursing care of a sick or dying loved one that opened our eyes. For still others, nursing seemed like a flexible, well-paying job that could support a family, especially since nurses will always be needed (until th

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When the Side Gig is Not Nursing

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Last summer, I read a survey on ConnectRN that found a growing number of nurses (50%) have side gigs. Unlike what we have seen historically, these side gigs are not second jobs in healthcare but rather in other passions that nurses hope they can ultimately grow into […] The post When the Side Gig is Not Nursing appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Grow and Operate your Practice

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Once a practice is up and running, there is still quite a bit to keep your eyes open to and manage. Some of the most common issues NPs report have to do with mone: billing, managing funds, and getting enough patients into the practice. Much like the previous last blog post, here are our 2023 top recommended posts and podcast episodes to help you become more successful managing and growing your practice.

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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 Holiday Gift Ideas

New Thing Nurse

By: Sarah K. Wells MSN RN CEN CNL Still need to do some gift shopping for the holidays? Whether you’re buying for your nurse boos, the boss RN, your nursing staff, or nursing students in your life, here are some gift ideas to make the holidays a little more fabulous: Personalized Stethoscope Tag - Add a little personalized flair that will help keep stethoscopes from getting lost.

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Most People Want to Breastfeed, But Need More Support To Do So

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Dr. Cecília Tomori, Associate Professor and internationally recognized breastfeeding expert, responds to recent New York Times articles on breastfeeding and the overuse of tongue-tie release procedures. The investigation misses the bigger picture: that the U.S. does not provide an enabling environment for breastfeeding. Cecelia Tomori, Phd In the U.S., 83 percent of new parents start… The post Most People Want to Breastfeed, But Need More Support To Do So appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nu

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Former Kaiser nurse awarded $41M in retaliation lawsuit

Becker's Hospital Review

A Los Angeles jury awarded $41.49 million to a former nurse who said Kaiser Permanente's hospitals and health plan retaliated against and eventually terminated her for raising issues with patient safety and care quality, MyNewsLA reported Dec. 12.

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Develop Your Frontline Leaders in 2024

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN As you do your strategic planning for 2024, please don’t forget that developing your leaders working in frontline positions should be a high priority. The seismic demographic shifts in the nursing workforce and changes in how nurses view their work post-pandemic have significantly impacted the role of […] The post Develop Your Frontline Leaders in 2024 appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Starting a Practice Playlist

Nurse Practitioners in Business

It should come as no surprise to anyone reading NP Business, that the most common question we receive is “ How do I start a practice? ” As we get ready to close out 2023, I wanted to post a playlist of our most popular podcasts and blog posts about starting a practice. I’ll follow this up with a post about growing and operating a practice.

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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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New LinkedIn Features for Nurses

New Thing Nurse

By: Sarah K. Wells MSN RN CEN CNL Fact: 2 nurses apply for a job on LinkedIn every minute. ?? LinkedIn revealed new ways for nurses find their dream job: Customizable Job Filters : New job search filters such as Specialty, Shift, Schedule and License help you tailor job searches to your qualifications or preferences. Job Alerts : Set up a job alert for specific work opportunities to receive a notification when a relevant job is posted.

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American Psychiatrists Reveal Changing Attitudes About the Therapeutic Use of Classic Hallucinogens

Consult QD

Despite accelerating research on the therapeutic potential of classic hallucinogens (or ‘‘classic psychedelics’’), relatively little is known about how these compounds are viewed by American psychiatrists. Designed to capture evolving attitudes toward psychoactive drugs like psilocybin, lysergic acid (LSD) and mescaline, a new study reveals a distinctively positive shift in how hallucinogens are perceived by the psychiatric community.

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SMM Health Nursing Strike Linked to Outsourcing Concerns

Health Leaders | Nursing

Nurses want to work with in-house teams that they can rely on, but it’s complicated. Across the country, nursing unions are citing compensation, working conditions, and staffing issues- and now most recently, outsourcing—as their reasons to go on strike. Registered nurses at SMM Health Saint Louis University Hospital have announced that they will hold a two-day strike beginning on December 27 to protest the outsourcing of RN jobs and management’s attempts at union-busting.

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Will rising nurse pay mean higher healthcare costs? It's complicated 

Becker's Hospital Review

The year 2023 was full of labor union wins — in healthcare and beyond. Now hospitals nationwide must grapple with higher nurse salaries, teeing up further tensions with insurers, employers and the potential for increased premiums.

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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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What’s Trending As We Close 2023

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN What has been interesting in my leadership development work is examining the trends that emerge over time. We are at the end of 2023, and here is what leaders are telling me now: We are in a new world of work, and many leaders are struggling with […] The post What’s Trending As We Close 2023 appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Ageism in Nursing Care

Advances in Nursing Science

Our current featured article is titled “Ageism in the Nursing Care of Older Adults: A Concept Analysis” authored by Ammar Hammouri, MSN, RN; Murad H. Taani, PhD, MPH, RN; and Julie Ellis, PhD, RN. While this article is featured it is available for free download from the ANS website. Mr.

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The First Leap to Receive Approval for a Novel Approach to PTSD Treatment

Healthcare Law Insights blog

On December 12, 2023, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Public Benefit Corporation (“MAPS PBC”) announced it has submitted a new drug application (“NDA”) to the FDA for the use of 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“MDMA”) for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”). This novel therapy utilizes the administration of MDMA, a psychoactive substance that binds to the 5HT2a portion of the serotonin receptor, in a clinical setting in conjunction with psychothe

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Cell Therapy Offers New Hope for Refractory/Relapsed AML

Consult QD

A novel investigational natural killer (NK) cell therapy produced early positive results in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for whom other treatments had failed. The treatment, NKX101 (Nkarta), is an allogeneic cell therapy comprising NK cells derived from healthy donors and engineered to enhance killing of malignant cells. In a cohort of a phase 1 study of six patients with relapsed or refractory AML, three achieved a complete response and another achieved a complete response with 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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Nurse-led case management of bariatric-surgery patients shows promise

American Nurse

Nurse-led case management for bariatric surgery patients offered better outcomes compared to usual care, a literature review indicates. A review of 10 studies found that a multidisciplinary approach that began in the preoperative period and emphasized behavioral change offered better results, including increased weight loss and physical activity as well as improved quality of life. “The care planning and the interventions found in the selected studies revealed a diversity of findings that

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LPNs make hospital comeback

Becker's Hospital Review

The primary places of practice for licensed practical nurses are often outpatient clinics, nursing homes and other ambulatory care settings. Throughout the past few years, however, LPNs have made a hospital comeback as a growing number of health systems embrace nursing team models that aim to ensure registered nurses are able to work at the top of their licenses.

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How to Buy Holiday Gifts When You’re Low on Energy

Minority Nurse

Gift-giving is a great hobby for some, but many nurses are tired and not in the mood to do holiday shopping. You might feel like you’re expected to search for the “greatest gift ever” for a Christmas gathering… even when we know the perfect gift doesn’t exist. So, what are some alternatives to buying gifts when you don’t want to? Read on to find ways to find a great gift without spending too much time and money at a store.

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CNOs Tap Into Nurse-Led Tech to Combat Workplace Violence

Health Leaders | Nursing

Violence is on the rise, but so is technology that can turn the tide, as long as those on the frontlines lead the way. It’s a sobering reality across healthcare: Workplace violence is on the rise. And nurses, who are at the heart of care, are at especially high risk. In a 2022 National Nurses United survey , nearly half of hospital-based respondents reported an increase in workplace violence, a 57% increase from the rate reported in their previous survey in late 2021.

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Identity-grounded Ethics: Ethical methodology and analysis of racism (and other -isms) in Nursing

Nursology

There is little in the way of an ethical analysis or racism in the bioethical literature. Nor is there anything on racism that incorporates identity-grounded ethics in a bioethical analysis.

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Tool Facilitates Fast, Accurate Assessments of Enteral Feeding Regimens

Consult QD

There’s an important component of patient care that sometimes gets overlooked – providing proper nutrition. “Nutrition is such an integral part of an individual’s wellness, and when you have chronic illnesses, it’s an even more critical piece of your therapies and getting you back to optimal health,” says Sandra Kim, MD , Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

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Many People of Color Worry Good Health Care Is Tied to Their Appearance

American Nurse

Many people from racial and ethnic minority groups brace themselves for insults and judgments before medical appointments, according to a new survey of patients that reaffirms the prevalence of racial discrimination in the U.S. health system. The KFF survey of nearly 6,300 patients who have had care in the past three years found that about 55% of Black adults feel they have to be very careful about their appearance to be treated fairly by doctors and other health providers.

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'Use less, lose less, hire more': Inside the strategy that cut nurse turnover at AdventHealth

Becker's Hospital Review

Two years ago, AdventHealth's nurse turnover rate was 31%. In November, that figure dipped to 18.9% — progress leaders at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based system link to a three-pronged nurse staffing strategy: Use less, lose less, hire more.

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Hand Washing Stops Infection’s Spread

Minority Nurse

The first full week of December is traditionally the time when national Hand Washing Awareness Week is celebrated, and it seems like it always comes at a perfect time. With the country in the middle of a holiday season that is coinciding with a rise in respiratory viruses including Covid, influenza, and RSV and also an uptick in gastrointestinal outbreaks, a reminder about proper hand washing is helpful for everyone.

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PBS NewsHour Explores What Makes Nurses Vulnerable to Burnout

Daily Nurse

A federal study shows that nearly half of healthcare workers reported feeling burned out last year. Research suggests nurses are especially vulnerable to burnout , which can impact their care. In collaboration with the Global Health Reporting Center and with support from the Pulitzer Center, Stephanie Sy reports from Columbus, Ohio, for a PBS NewsHour series, Critical Care: The Future of Nursing.

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The Vital Role of Teamwork and Collaboration in Nursing

Diversity Nursing

Teamwork is a fundamental aspect of the Nursing practice and is essential for providing safe and effective patient care. In healthcare, Nurses collaborate with a diverse team of professionals, including other Nurses, Physicians, Therapists, Pharmacists, and support staff. Key Aspects of Teamwork in Nursing: Communication Communication is the cornerstone of collaboration, ensuring all team members are well-informed and working towards a common goal.

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Cleveland Clinic Urologist To Lead Esteemed Medical Journal  

Consult QD

Hadley Wood, MD , staff in Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction and Vice Chair of Clinician Development in the Glickman Urological Institute, was named editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Urology. She will assume the role Jan. 1, 2024, following in the footsteps of Eric Klein, MD, Chair Emeritus of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, who served as editor-in-chief of the renowned journal for 15 years.

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A betrayal of patients’ trust

American Nurse

Let’s call him Tim. With a sour face, Tim arrives at the nurse’s office in the elementary school and silently walks to the cabinet for the gummies that will raise his blood sugar before collapsing on the bed. He flips his continuous glucose monitor towards me so that I can record his blood sugar of 65 in a gesture that says, “See, it happened again…I hate this.