November, 2023

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How Nurses View Their Work Today: 10 Key Factors Nurse Managers Need to Know

Emerging RN Leader

Today’s Blog is a guest blog from Nelson Marquez, RN. Nelson Marquez is a dedicated nurse with eight years of experience in the field. He began his career in psychiatric nursing, developing a deep understanding of care in mental health. Drawn to the intensity of the operating room, Nelson transitioned to become an O.R. nurse, playing […] The post How Nurses View Their Work Today: 10 Key Factors Nurse Managers Need to Know appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Innovative Nurse Practitioners Can Turn the Tide

Minority Nurse

Nurse practitioners have been valuable members of the healthcare ecosystem for decades. As providers with increasing practice autonomy, NPs fill significant healthcare delivery gaps. With a growing shortage of primary care physicians , the need for NPs could not be more dire. When NPs approach patient care innovatively, everyone benefits from their creativity.

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Nurse Burnout and Technology: Finding the Balance

Daily Nurse

Burnout impacts approximately 38% of nurses each year. Burnout isn’t a small issue, either. It can lead to a lack of empathy, a sense of dread as they head into work, and extra stress that could impact their physical and mental well-being. Countless factors contribute to nurse burnout, from a busy schedule to difficult patients and demanding daily tasks.

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Embezzlement, it’s an inside job

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Embezzlement is real and it happens in health care practices. Let’s explore embezzlement and employee theft in practices. One of the few things we want to face in our business is that employees will steal from the practice. Why would someone do that when we are all there to provide a service to the community? Who would do that to us? As it turns out, this is no small problem.

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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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Libraries and Homelessness

Josephine Ensign

Yesterday, at a community homelessness resource and health fair where I was faculty preceptor for a footcare clinic with some of our medical and nursing students, I was reminded of the powerful role of libraries in the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Among the tables and tents offering warm winter coats, gloves, hats, behavioral health resources, pizza, bagels, coffee, haircuts, youth shelter and women’s day shelter services, and our footcare, the University Branch of the Seattl

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Showing Gratitude

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN I often ask nurse leaders to talk about how they are flexing to meet the needs of their younger workforce. Recently, a nurse manager talked about how she has instilled gratitude into her conversations with staff. She observed – I did not use to do this. I […] The post Showing Gratitude appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Disturbing Saga of Icilda's Dream & the Battle Against Racial Bias & discrimination in Social Care

Equality 4 Black Nurses

Unmasking Injustice ,*TRIGGER WARNING* In July 2022, Icilda, a resilient 70-year-old nurse, fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning a care home, only to find herself trapped in a nightmarish ordeal just a year later. But this is not just any story; it's a disheartening narrative woven with the threads of racial injustice, where the insidious actions of disgruntled white staff shattered the dreams of a highly esteemed Black Nurse.

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The Resilient Nurse, Episode 8: How to Support Nurses in a Challenging Moment

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Guest Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Director of the AARP Public Policy Institute and Dr. Cynda Rushton talk about how we can support nurses at a challenging moment. Nurses across the country are exhausted, discouraged and are leaving their roles or the profession in droves. We can show nurses we… The post The Resilient Nurse, Episode 8: How to Support Nurses in a Challenging Moment appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Where 'automation has not been kind to nursing'

Becker's Hospital Review

While automation holds the lucrative promise for many fields of removing mundane tasks from workloads, some nurse leaders are hopeful — but questioning — if emerging technology will do the same in their field.

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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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Kidney Donation Bonds Two Veterans Forever

Penn Medicine News

While scrolling through social media, Air Force veteran Morgan Slaughter saw a post about another veteran in need. What followed was a selfless act that saved the life of a stranger.

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Jan’s Story

Donna Cardillo

Jan came from a highly dysfunctional family. One day at age 14, after a physical altercation with her drug-addicted mother and years of abuse and neglect, she decided to take her own life by swallowing downers she had accumulated from her mother’s stash and a bottle of gin. She was found unconscious in the girls’ … Jan’s Story Read More » The post Jan’s Story first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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Managing Staff Expectations

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Charlie Munger is Warren Buffett’s lifelong friend and professional colleague. He is well known for his practical advice and life wisdom. Charlie has been quoted as saying the following: “The first rule of a happy life is low expectations. If you have unrealistic expectations, you will be […] The post Managing Staff Expectations appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Bloodborne Pathogen Exposures Continue in Operating Room Settings

NIOSH Science Blog

Despite legislation and improved technology, data from Massachusetts hospitals show that sharps injuries have increased in the operating room (OR) [1]. These injuries place healthcare workers at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens (BBPs). There is an urgent need to renew efforts to protect healthcare workers inside the operating room. The Massachusetts data highlight a gap and the need to establish a national surveillance program that would help hospitals develop further measures to prevent

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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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Creating Inclusive Academic Spaces: The Role of Indigenous Allies

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Jillene Joseph, Executive Director of the Native Wellness Institute, facilitated a two-part comprehensive training, “How to be an Ally to Indigenous People in Academia,” which outlined critical steps students, staff and academics can take to be stronger allies in the realm of academics, and decolonize the systems among us. How to Understand Allyship What does… The post Creating Inclusive Academic Spaces: The Role of Indigenous Allies appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Nurses at Seattle Children's request management's help in quelling violence

Becker's Hospital Review

Forty-four nurses on the psychiatry and behavioral medicine unit at Seattle Children's Hospital signed a letter requesting management's support in curbing violent incidents they say have increased over the past few weeks.

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Semaglutide Shows Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention Benefits in Patients Without Diabetes

Consult QD

For the first time, a pharmacotherapy for overweight and obesity has been shown to reduce cardiovascular events in patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the absence of type 2 diabetes. The finding, achieved with weekly injections of the GLP-1 receptor agonist semaglutide (Wegovy ® , Ozempic ® ) in the multicenter SELECT trial, establishes overweight/obesity as a modifiable risk factor for CVD, according to lead investigator A.

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Team Up to Tackle Care Redesign

Health Leaders | Nursing

Trinity Health uses virtual care, teamwork to address workforce, clinical care issues. Trinity Health is taking a team approach in redesigning care delivery inside the hospital, using a three-person model that includes nurses, nursing assistants, and virtual care technology. Gay Landstrom, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAONL, FACHE, FAAN , chief nursing officer for the Michigan-based health system with 101 hospitals in 27 states, says the model, piloted in the summer of 2022 and is now live in roughly 40 sit

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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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Meet the New President of the AANP: Stephen A. Ferrara

Minority Nurse

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) welcomed Stephen A. Ferrara , DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, as the organization’s new president, taking the reigns from former AANP President April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN in late-June. Ferrara is a busy man, wearing many hats. He’s an actively practicing NP in New York and a member of the senior leadership team at Columbia University’s School of Nursing, serving as the associate dean of clinical affairs and assistant profes

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Hospitals Reduce Infection Rates Post-Pandemic

American Nurse

Hospitals have reduced healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) for the first time since they reached a five-year high during the pandemic in 2020. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient-safety organization, said the data it collected from Oct. 2021 through Dec. 2022 show 85% of hospitals improved their infection rate on at least one of the three HAIs it tracks — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urin

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Louise Three Stars Smith Turns 100, and Offers a Legacy of Healing for Native Nurses

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

I always wanted to be a nurse because I love to help people. Louise Three stars Smith Louise Three Stars Smith, known to most as Grandma Louise, celebrated her 100th birthday in August of 2023. She was a nurse with the Indian Health Service for 44 years and her career exemplified a life-long commitment to… The post Louise Three Stars Smith Turns 100, and Offers a Legacy of Healing for Native Nurses appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Pediatric Oncology Nurse Hannah McCullough Comes Full Circle

Daily Nurse

At the age of 10, Hannah McCullough, BSN, got a glimpse of her dream job as a pediatric oncology nurse. As a child, she spent hours caring for her brother at his bedside at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital following a brain cancer diagnosis and being amazed by how the nurses took time out of their day to spend time with him. McCullough recalls how they focused on him as a whole person, which she found special.

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New Review Indicates Airway Stenosis Treatment During Pregnancy Is Safe and Effective

Consult QD

Subglottic stenosis is a rare but life-threatening condition that can be particularly dangerous among pregnant patients. The condition, often associated with cough, progressive hoarseness and dyspnea can be misdiagnosed due to its symptomatic similarity to asthma. But for a patient who is struggling to breathe during labor, the increased fatigue can weaken the patient and cause trouble with delivering the fetus.

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Becoming an Accomplice in Decolonizing Nursing Knowledge

Nursology

Notable Works The recent attention that has emerged related to disparities in health and healthcare, along with acknowledgement of systemic racism, has been known and acknowledged in the nursing literature long before the surge that happened after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.

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Top 15 Stress-Busting Tips For Night Shift Nurses

NurseBuff

Do you always dread working night shifts? Nurses would love to have normal working hours if given the chance. But night shifts are part of our job, and we don’t have any choice but to suck it up and deal with it. If you’re a night shift nurse, don’t fret. With the right planning and […] The post Top 15 Stress-Busting Tips For Night Shift Nurses appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Native knowledge

American Nurse

Indigenous nursing programs are making room for new perspectives When Angela Acuna, BSN, RN, heard about the Indians in Nursing: Career Advancement and Transition Scholars (INCATS) program, she thought it was too good to be true. She was in her first semester at the University of Arizona College of Nursing in Tucson and was one… This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.

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Viewpoint: Nurse martyrdom helps no one

Becker's Hospital Review

The idea that nursing is not a career but a calling is "false and misleading" and may be an underlying cause of burnout and compassion fatigue in the field, Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, wrote in an opinion piece published on Daily Nurse.

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A Day in the Life: Cardiac Nurse

Daily Nurse

The heart is a crucial part of our life and our world. There are songs about it, movies that focus on it—at least the love part, and without it, unlike other organs, we wouldn’t be able to survive. So, what’s it like to be a nurse focusing on patient care with the heart? We interviewed Caitlin Fetner RN, BSN, Cardiac nurse, University of Maryland Capital Region Health.

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Pilot Program Helps Akron General Patients Find Sobriety

Consult QD

A new nurse-led program at Cleveland Clinic Akron General is fighting substance abuse through early interventions and peer-to-peer counseling. Created to provide ongoing support to patients who present to the emergency department (ED) for drug or alcohol issues, Recovery’s in Reach enables a rapid, seamless transition to addiction treatment that reinforces the possibility of sobriety.

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Jet-Setting & Staying Well: 9 Meal Planning Tips for Travel Nurses

The Gypsy Nurse

Host Healthcare provided this article. Travel nurses lead a dynamic life, constantly on the move from one assignment to the next and managing fast-paced work responsibilities. Maintaining a balanced diet can often become a challenge in such a demanding routine, leading to potential issues like fatigue, lack of concentration, and even obesity. To help you prioritize your health and well-being, we’ve curated a list of 10 healthy meal-planning tips for travel nurses. #1 Identifying Nutrient-R

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Why We Need to Talk About Racial Disparities In Fertility Care

Minority Nurse

Black women are almost twice as likely to experience infertility as their white counterparts, but only 8% of Black women seek fertility treatment, compared to 15% of white women. Statistics like these, compounded by the fact that Black women are three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, highlight inequalities in reproductive healthcare that the medical community must address.