October, 2023

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The Role of Adaptive Sports in Holistic Nursing Care

Daily Nurse

As nursing professionals, we know that regular physical activity is one of the most important things we can do for our overall health and well-being. It helps with weight management, bone and muscle strength, and reducing the risk for chronic health issues like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, but it can also boost our brain function and has psychosocial benefits.

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Navigating the Nursing Journey with Purpose

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Nurses, what’s next? As a labor and delivery nurse, I am part of one of life’s biggest moments for families I may never meet again. This calling requires a positive attitude and an ability to instill hope throughout each 12-hour shift. But at a certain point, I found myself feeling exhausted and disconnected from this work, and all my effort to maintain a cheerful demeanor and engagement only exacerbated the burnout.

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Nurse Burnout Recovery: Healing Ourselves to Better Serve Patients

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Shedding parts of us that no longer serve us. Photo by Javardh on Unsplash A couple months ago, I shared my experience with burnout and lessons learned from it. This experience propelled me into a healing journey. This healing journey wasn’t just about a newfound appreciation for “self-care.” Guided by several mentors, coaches, and healers, it incorporated modalities such as energy healing, spiritual healing, mindset work, inner child work , meditation, breathwork , and journaling.

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Minimum Nursing Home Staffing Standards: A Good Start, But Not Quite There

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Jasmine Travers The pandemic shone a troubling spotlight on the unnecessary suffering resulting from substandard conditions in nursing homes. On Sep 6, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule for their widely anticipated minimum staffing requirements for long-term care facilities. A 2022 Nursing Home Staffing study that was convened to inform the development of these requirements followed an urgent plea from the Biden Administration and National Acade

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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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Ten Trends with the Nursing Workforce

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN When I ask nurse managers about the most valuable content in my programs, they inevitably tell me they come away “very happy to know that I am not alone in some of the behaviors that I am seeing.” These nurse leaders at the frontlines are observing what […] The post Ten Trends with the Nursing Workforce appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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The Relentless School Nurse: A Grieving Father’s Plea About Suicide in Nursing

The Relentless School Nurse

A grieving father shared a letter he found when he searched through his daughter’s belongings after her death by suicide. She was a nurse. The letter is entitled – A Letter to My Abuser and it is written to the healthcare machine that betrayed her trust and belief that she would be cared for as much as she cared for others. In the world of healthcare, nurses tirelessly care for patients day in and day out.

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Dedicated Nursing Team Cuts Central-Line Infections Nearly in Half, Report Shows

American Nurse

Having a dedicated nursing team assist with central-line insertions reduced infections by 47%, a three-year program at UNC Health in Chapel Hill, N.C. has shown. The team of 4.5 full-time nurses was tasked with confirming compliance with a clinical checklist, watching for and enabling infection-prevention practices, and making sure supplies were available, according to the report published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).The team also did more than 100 audits of central

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The Role of Immune Escape in Post-Transplant Leukemia Relapse

Consult QD

A new study offers potential insights into the genetic underpinnings of post-transplant leukemic relapse in a large cohort of patients. The findings, published in Nature Communications, are the latest from the lab of Cleveland Clinic hematologist and lead author Jaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD , whose groundbreaking research efforts over the past two decades continue to decode the complex molecular and genetic mechanisms of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloid neoplasia (MN).

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Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, Inaugural Endowed Professor of Disability Health and Justice

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Dr. Bonnielin Swenor, PhD, MPH, BS has been installed as the inaugural Endowed Professor of Disability Health and Justice at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The Endowed Professorship of Disability Health and Justice was established by The Maryland E-Novation Initiative Fund Authority, the estates of Ms. Charlotte B. Lockner (SON class of 1955) and… The post Dr.

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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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Getting Honest with the Public

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN For many months, nurse leaders have been asking me why we are not more honest with the public about what is happening in our healthcare delivery system. One emergency department nurse leader related the following story that is so similar to others that I have heard: My […] The post Getting Honest with the Public appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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All shift long nurses use critical thinking skills

The Nursing Site

Every day, all shift long, nurses are using critical thinking skills in their job no matter where they work. The stronger those skills are, the higher the quality of care they provide to their patients. Even from the start of the shift and prioritizing the tasks at hand, the ability to problem-solve and make decisions on the fly are critical to each of the nurse’s assigned patients and to those s/he will interact with for other nurses throughout the shift.

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146 hospitals, health systems ranked by best compensation for nurses

Becker's Hospital Review

MIT Sloan Management Review published a "Nursing Satisfaction Index " that shows how nurses at 200 of the largest healthcare employers in the U.S. rate employee experience.

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Hospitals Are Looking for Hard ROI in Virtual Nursing

Health Leaders | Nursing

Health systems across the country are launching telemedicine programs aimed at improving the nurse's workload, but both value and sustainability are hard to pin down. Virtual nursing is all the rage these days, with health systems across the country launching telemedicine-based programs aimed at helping their beleaguered nurses. But with no clear-cut path to ROI, executives are uncertain whether the programs can be sustainable.

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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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Study Delves into the Mechanisms Causing Venous Thromboembolism in Patients Receiving Immunotherapies

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Although it has been known for some time that immunotherapies such as immune checkpoint inhibitors increase the risk of blood clots, clinicians – and many patients – may be surprised to hear how common these are. A Cleveland Clinic study demonstrated that for certain types of cancer, up to one in five patients taking immune checkpoint inhibitors are at risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), arterial blood clots, stroke or myocardial infarction.

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Lung Cancer Rates in Middle-Aged Women Now Higher Than in Men

American Nurse

Lung cancer rates have been falling faster in men than in women, a trend that has now extended from younger women to those over 50, a new study from the American Cancer Society (ACS) has shown. The researchers looked at the rate of lung and bronchus cancers diagnosed from 2000 to 2019 and saw the rates of decline between 2000-2004 and 2015-2019 were greater in men than women.

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When Nurses Lack Empathy

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Some of the most troubling conversations I have with leaders today concern a growing number of nurses who seem to lack empathy. Caring for patients in a way that projects concern and empathy has always been a core value in nursing. Leaders see an increasing number of […] The post When Nurses Lack Empathy appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Navigating the 7 Ethical Dilemmas in Hospice Care

The Nursing Site

Introduction Hospice care serves as a unique specialty of nursing by focusing on providing comfort and support to patients nearing the end of their lives. While deeply fulfilling, this field presents nurses with an array of ethical dilemmas that require thoughtful consideration and empathy. In this article, we will explore the 7 ethical dilemmas in hospice care and discuss effective strategies for managing them.

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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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Border Line Care: Combating Pediatric Obesity in Border Towns

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Erika Estrada-Ibarra is a 1st year DNP-FNP/PhD students at the Johns Hopkins school of Nursing. Erika completed her BSN at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, and gained hands on experience in pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Erika’s current research focuses on pediatric obesity in Hispanic populations located in U.S./Mexico border towns.

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The Role of Nurses in Countering Environmental Racism

Minority Nurse

Nurses are integral to every community, and not just from the perspective of simply providing critical medical services. Your field experiences have likely made it clear to you that you impact patients’ lives through your empathy, social sensitivity, and hard-earned knowledge. One of the often overlooked areas in which nurses are influential is helping to address injustice, even environmental racism.

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No Link Between Small Molecule Therapies and Cardiovascular Events in New IBD Study

Consult QD

A large new Cleveland Clinic study has found no link between small molecule medications like tofacitinib or upadicitinib and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), contradicting previous concerns about this class of drugs. Even more surprisingly, researchers found that biologic therapies for IBD were associated less with cardiovascular events.

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White patients are more likely than Black patients to be given opioid medication for pain in US emergency departments

American Nurse

White people who visit hospital emergency departments with pain are 26% more likely than Black people to be given opioid pain medications such as morphine. This was a key finding from our recent study , published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. We also found that Black patients were 25% more likely than white patients to be given only non-opioid painkillers such as ibuprofen, which are typically available over the counter.

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Patient Advocacy: A Closer Look

Diversity Nursing

Patient advocacy is a critical aspect of providing safe and effective patient care. Nurse advocates are tasked with helping patients understand and navigate their healthcare journey, including answering questions, explaining medical care, discussing and explaining billing or insurance, and other healthcare-related topics. Nurses are often the first and last contact for patients in the healthcare setting.

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4 top predictors of nurse satisfaction

Becker's Hospital Review

An analysis of Glassdoor reviews from current and former nurses revealed there are four key factors most influential in shaping nurses' overall job satisfaction: compensation, workload, toxic culture and organizational support.

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Vincent Guilamo-Ramos Offers Healthy Nudge on Policy: ‘We Can Do Better’

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

To Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, the monumental costs of health inequity—declining health outcomes and escalating financial expenditures—are on a collision course to finally break the U.S. health care system, so staying that course simply isn’t an option. “After decades of hand-wringing, our country’s health care system must finally be reformed. We pay far more for our care… The post Vincent Guilamo-Ramos Offers Healthy Nudge on Policy: ‘We Can Do Better’ appeared first on Johns Hopki

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Dr. Michaela Lewis: A Career in Pediatric Nursing

Minority Nurse

Pediatric nurses often say the field of pediatric nursing is something that calls to them for varied reasons, but helping children and their families is a top goal. Michaela Lewis, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-AC/PC, PMHS, CPN, CPEN, CNE, CNE-cl,VA-BC, CCRN is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, College of Nursing , and says making a positive difference for the children and families she cares for is so rewarding.

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Researchers Identify Promising Compound for IBD Treatment

Consult QD

A team of researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery has synthesized and tested a new class of gut-restricted oral therapies that shows promise in treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The researchers confirmed that a localized inhibitor targeting the enzyme glutamate carboxypeptidase II (GCPII), which is overexpressed in IBD, reduced monocytic inflammation in an animal model of colitis —

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Collette Health: Setting New Industry Standards

Health Leaders | Nursing

As a trailblazer in the virtual care space, Collette Health has carved out a reputation for responsive and ongoing support — a vital asset given that technological hitches can significantly impede organizations’ ability to monitor patients effectively. In the KLAS “Virtual Sitting & Nursing 2023: An Early Look at Promising Outcomes” report, 100%* (limited data) of respondents acknowledged Collette Health's approach that "avoids charging for every little thing.

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The leader within

American Nurse

Roxana Chicas had it in her all along. Sometimes it takes a person looking at you from the outside to recognize your leadership qualities. That’s what happened to Roxana Chicas, PhD, BSN, RN, FAAN. While working as a billing specialist in a pediatric office, one of the physicians told her she’d make a great nurse… This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.

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Mattoon-based Flight Nurses Honored for Saving Preterm Baby

Daily Nurse

Mattoon, Illinois-based flight nurses Kelly Hamill and Dakota Shadwell of the Air Evac Lifeteam are receiving nationwide recognition for using the new Bubble CPAP non-invasive ventilation equipment to save the life of a preterm baby born at about six months gestation, who weighed only two pounds. Hammill advocated to obtain the new equipment for its east Central Illinois crews to help young children in respiratory distress, and now both flight nurses will be honored for saving the life of a

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“Let Me Go Ask Your Nurse…” Tackling the Transition from Student RN to THE Nurse

NurseBuff

We’ve all done it. You jump straight from nursing school clinicals to the world of bedside nursing. Patients bombard you with question after question after question. You exhaust our knowledge and follow up with, “I don’t know; let me go ask your nurse.” But then it hits you – you ARE THE nurse!! Congratulations!?! Feeling […] The post “Let Me Go Ask Your Nurse…” Tackling the Transition from Student RN to THE Nurse appeared first on NurseBuff.