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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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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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Enter Sheec’s Holiday Healthcare Giveaway!

The Nursing Site

It’s that wonderful time of the year, and we’re here to make it even more special for our incredible community of nurses and healthcare professionals. Sheec Socks is spreading some holiday cheer with an exclusive Nursing Holiday Giveaway that you won’t want to miss! Why ComFits? Let’s talk comfort – and we mean serious, all-day comfort.

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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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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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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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15 Best Medical Bags for Nursing Students

NurseBuff

When you buy something using the links on our posts, we may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Learn more. It’s fun to shop around for medical bags. For one, it’s a challenge finding the perfect medical bag for our needs. Nice and roomy with different compartments for the usual nurse […] The post 15 Best Medical Bags for Nursing Students appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Menopause section to be added to nurse wellbeing app

Nursing Times

The ShinyMind app, made for nurses by nurses, is set to launch a section which will offer menopause advice and support. Read more.

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10 Tips for Surviving the Cold Weather as a Travel Nurse

The Gypsy Nurse

As a travel nurse, you have the incredible opportunity to experience different cities and climates. However, when you find yourself in an area with cold weather, it’s essential to be prepared. Here are some valuable tips to help you stay warm and safe while embracing your travel nurse adventure in cold temperatures: 1. Layer up! Layering is key to staying warm in cold weather.

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Trial Compares Shockwave Versus Radial Wave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction in Prostate Cancer Survivors

Consult QD

Cleveland Clinic investigators have launched a novel clinical trial to assess the efficacy of low-intensity focused shockwave therapy (fSWT) and radial wave therapy for treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) or chronic pelvic pain in prostate cancer survivors. “This is the first study to directly compare shockwave, radial wave and sham therapy all in parallel for ED,” says Petar Bajic, MD, Director of the Center for Men’s Health in Department of Urology and principal investigator (PI) of the tri

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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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Recharge and Reconnect: Nature’s Influence on Nurse Mental Health

Daily Nurse

A recent paper in Science Advances reveals the value of nature experience for mental health. Nurses are no strangers to long shifts and hectic work environments where the stakes can often be life or death. High stress levels can drain nurses’ energy, impede attention and critical thinking, and ultimately lead to declining patient care and outcomes.

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Building a Powerful Personal Brand 

Minority Nurse

In the 21st century, everyone has a personal brand; if they don’t, they want one or are told they need one. From TikTok stars to athletes, the brand seems to be the thing. However, many of us — nurses and healthcare professionals included — have no idea what that means for us. As a nurse, do you need a brand? Do you already have one and don’t know it?

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Giving Back While on Your Travel Nurse Assignment

The Gypsy Nurse

TNAA-Travel Nurse Across America provided this article. November 28 is GivingTuesday , the day that highlights the power of generosity by encouraging everyone to give back. Since its launch in 2012, GivingTuesday has become a global movement, with millions of people finding ways, both large and small, to make an impact. As a travel nurse, you are naturally compassionate and caring, and giving back while off the clock may interest you.

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Delivering Drugs via Drone

Consult QD

Cleveland Clinic plans to use drones to deliver certain medications directly to patients’ homes, starting in 2025. Initially, the service will be used to transport specialty medicines and other prescriptions to patients’ homes from more than a dozen Cleveland Clinic locations across Northeast Ohio. Eventually, the program will expand to include delivery of lab samples, prescription meals, medical and surgical supplies, and items for hospital-at-home services.

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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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A Select Few

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Top-flight Air Force Academy grads ready to soar in Master’s Entry program. Somewhere around 50 percent of Air Force Academy graduates become pilots, figures Francesca Moore, second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Each year, three cadets are offered the chance to become top-tier nurses. Moore and classmates Xandria Roquid and Allyson Stauffer, also second… The post A Select Few appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Texas Rangers Physical Therapist Champions a Motion-Fueled Lifestyle, Ushers Team to World Series Triumph

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” World Series Winning PT Regan Wong , DPT, OCS, SCS, MTC, CSCS, Cert. DN, USAHS ’08, is living this reality. As a Major League Physical Therapist for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club, cyclist, and self-proclaimed movement enthusiast, he has become an expert in the human body’s potential.

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Scope of NMC whistleblower investigation revealed

Nursing Times

Read about the terms of reference for an investigation into the NMC's treatment of whistleblowers and handling of fitness to practise cases.

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Improving Teamwork, Morale and Outcomes with Plan-of-Care Visits

Consult QD

Asking questions, translating medical jargon and helping patients communicate their concerns are informal work responsibilities that most clinical nurses do every day. With the implementation of plan-of-care visits, conversations have become a formalized, integral part of hospital patient care at Cleveland Clinic. Also known as collaborative medical rounds, plan-of-care visits are designed to ensure that a patient’s clinical nurse and primary physician or advanced care provider are actively enga

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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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‘I Think I Can, I Think I Can …’

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Tutoring program to celebrate 5 years of helping DNP, MSN students believe Before she could set about constructing the Learning Collaborative—a free writing and tutoring program originally known as the Academic Success Center at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing—Renée Mitchell-Matsuyama needed some building up herself. She credits Jennifer Dotzenrod, associate dean of enrollment management… The post ‘I Think I Can, I Think I Can …’ appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Radical Nurse Talk

Nursology

Contributor: Patricia H. Strachan RN PhD For many years I have been trying to understand and promote ways that nurses could speak with patients who are living with one or more serious illnesses, about what are often termed “difficult” issues.

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Gratitude in Scrubs: Nurse's Heartfelt Thanks

Diversity Nursing

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, where long hours, demanding schedules, and challenging situations are the norm, it's essential to take a moment to reflect on the things that make the Nursing profession uniquely rewarding. Let's delve into the aspects of the field Nurses are thankful for. Support Systems Nurses hold deep gratitude for the unwavering support and love they receive from their families and friends.

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Unravelling the Mysteries of Sepsis and Septic Shock

Consult QD

Written by Vidula Vachharajani, MD , Matt Siuba, DO , and Siddharth Dugar, MD Sepsis, a dysregulated immune response to infection, causes life-threatening organ dysfunction in nearly 50 million people each year and leads to 11 million deaths worldwide. The cardiovascular system is at the center of sepsis-related organ dysfunction. Immune response in sepsis transitions from early hyperinflammation to a late persistent inflammation and immunosuppression (PII) phase.

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Michael Allen Serves His Country in a Different Uniform

Daily Nurse

Michael Allen is a registered nurse case manager at BAYADA Hospice, Salisbury, North Carolina. After serving six years in the United States Navy as a Boatswain’s Mate , a profoundly personal experience led him to his second calling – hospice care. After his father was diagnosed with a terminal illness and placed under hospice care, Allen witnessed the immense difference that hospice professionals can make during these challenging times.

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6 Reasons Your Risk Reporting System is Failing You

Symplr

Health systems often piece together risk, quality, and safety systems using multiple software packages that don’t work together or share data. This leads to hospital staff spending extra time and effort on data entry and reporting. Since information is locked in silos, staff can also miss opportunities for quality improvement and insights that can drive better patient outcomes.

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NMC fitness to practise referrals reach record high

Nursing Times

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has had an increase in fitness to practise referrals in wake of the Lucy Letby conviction. Read more.

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Coordinated Care, Education and Research

Consult QD

By Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH Since the first description of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by Laurent Théodore Biett nearly two centuries ago, the medical community has achieved great strides in the understanding and management of lupus. Advances in drug therapies have improved morbidity and health-related quality of life. That said, this enigmatic disease continues to challenge us to improve on early diagnosis, anticipating and preventing flare-ups, optimizing old and new drugs and, most im

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Nurse Advocates to Follow on Social Media

Daily Nurse

Social media is everywhere now, but more often than not, we find ourselves trapped in reading negative news stories or following toxic accounts that make us feel frustrated about ourselves or the world around us. It’s hard to unplug from social media, so why not follow nurses posting about their nursing journey? Here are nurses’ social media accounts about humor, nursing, and mental health; you might find someone you can relate to or laugh with.

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55% of respondents say their hospital lacks strong nurse residency program

Becker's Hospital Review

Fifty-five percent of respondents in a recent poll said their hospital does not currently have a strong nurse residency program in place, despite nurse leaders citing such programs as a key retention tool, particularly among new nurses.

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Doubling in nurses reporting suicidal thoughts

Nursing Times

Read about shocking figures from the RCN about the numbers of nurses calling its helpline expressing suicidal thoughts.

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Holistic, Multidisciplinary Approach Protects Patient Data and Privacy

Consult QD

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of advancing technologies. It brings immense promise to healthcare through deep learning algorithms to aid diagnostics, treatment planning and research that optimizes cost-effective, high-quality care. But this progress comes with a caveat. As AI permeates healthcare, the current and vast data security and privacy concerns will be exacerbated by its introduction.

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Heartwarming Holiday Gifts Nurses Will Love

Daily Nurse

Many nurses are graduating around the holiday season, which means there can be a lot of crossover for holiday gifts for nurses and graduation gifts for nurses as well. Many people need help deciding what the perfect gift for someone can be. Luckily, at Daily Nurse , we’ve listed some of our favorite nurse-approved presents for our ultimate gift guide.