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Nurse Manager Span of Control and Role Scope

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN A troubling trend is emerging from my discussions with nurse managers. Not only have the managers’ spans of control continued to grow, but so has their role scope. With shortages across all disciplines and departments, nursing is the default for tasks needing reassignment, and the responsibility for […] The post Nurse Manager Span of Control and Role Scope appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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WWII Navy Nurse Alice Darrow Celebrates 105th Birthday, Honored as One of the Last Links to Pearl Harbor

Daily Nurse

Alice Darrow, a former Navy nurse , was honored for her love of life and patriotic commitment to our country as one of the last living links to Pearl Harbor when she celebrated her 105th birthday in Danville, California, surrounded by family, friends, and community members. Darrow was born in 1919 in Paso Robles and enrolled in nursing school after finishing high school.

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Oklahoma governor vetoes bill on independent prescribing authority for APRNs

Becker's Hospital Review

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on March 29 vetoed a bill that would allow advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe certain medications without the supervision of a physician.

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The 12 Best Hand Lotion for Nurses

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. Handwashing is one good way to prevent infections. However, doing it too often can take a toll on your hands. Overwashed hands can feel rough, dry, and unhealthy. And when you’re […] The post The 12 Best Hand Lotion for Nurses appeared first on NurseBuff.

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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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Do We Need All These Meetings?

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN In talking with nurse managers today, they all want to spend more time with their staff and on their units. But finding that time can be challenging. In focus groups we recently conducted for my AONL plenary, we learned that attending meetings ranked first in how nurse […] The post Do We Need All These Meetings?

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Implicit Bias Training for Dental Healthcare Providers

American Medical Compliance

The following Implicit Bias Training for Dental Healthcare Providers course is designed to educate dental healthcare providers on how to recognize and mitigate implicit bias in the workplace. Most of us don’t recognize our own biases, yet we have them. It is the very nature of being human. In this implicit bias course, we’ll define diversity, show why it matters in your dental practice, discover what prevents it, and learn how to foster it.

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Heal Your Healing Hands: The 10 Best Hand Creams for Nurses

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. As a nurse, you know too well how important hand washing is. Apart from preventing the spread of diseases, it’s also a good way to protect ourselves. However, frequent handwashing can […] The post Heal Your Healing Hands: The 10 Best Hand Creams for Nurses appeared first on NurseBuff.

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Health workers fear it’s profits before protection as CDC revisits airborne transmission

American Nurse

Four years after hospitals in New York City overflowed with covid-19 patients, emergency physician Sonya Stokes remains shaken by how unprepared and misguided the American health system was. Hospital leadership instructed health workers to forgo protective N95 masks in the early months of 2020, as covid cases mounted. “We were watching patients die,” Stokes said, “and being told we didn’t need a high level of protection from people who were not taking these risks.

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In pursuit of excellence: the career vacation

The Nurse Break

More from In Pursuit of Excellence here Express interest in writing for us here When I initially started to write this piece, I was on a career vacation. I was on long service leave for the first time in my life. When I first wrote those words, I was stunned I had been around long enough for that, and as I look in the mirror today, I have had to face facts, I am a little greyer (okay a lot), a little wrinklier (just a little) but hopefully a little bit smarter than I was all those years ago

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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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EPA Retaliation Training

American Medical Compliance

The following EPA Retaliation Training is designed to educate healthcare staff on federal policy regarding retaliation and discrimination complaints. Understanding federal policies on retaliation and discrimination complaints and how they are applicable within your healthcare organization is extremely important. What you will learn: Description of retaliation Filing a discrimination complaint against a recipient of EPA funds Employment complaint resolutions Alternative dispute resolution Filing

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The Path To Nurse Business Ownership

Empowered Nurses

Years ago, I had a mentor that told the story of how she wanted to hike Machu Picchu over spring break. She arrived in Peru and had to wait 3 days for her body to acclimate to the altitude. Then the day of the hike came. The guide shared the ins and outs of hiking the trail to the top. A cold sweat broke out as she realized she was completely unprepared to do this.

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Three ways Providence caregivers benefit from a digital-first health care experience

Providence

In this age, consumers expect to engage digitally with organizations across every sector, including health care. At Providence, we prioritize digital engagement, not only to improve the care experience for patients, but also to make work easier for our caregivers, ultimately lengthening their careers, reducing burnout and enhancing caregiver wellbeing.

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Q & A With Forensic Nurse, Michelle Patch

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Michelle Patch, PhD, APRN-CNS, DF-AFN, FAAN, is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, an adult health clinical nurse specialist, and an advanced forensic nurse. We caught up with Dr. Patch to learn more about forensic nursing and her career and research as a forensic nurse. Can you explain what forensic nursing… The post Q & A With Forensic Nurse, Michelle Patch appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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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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Implicit Bias Training for Healthcare Providers

American Medical Compliance

The following Implicit Bias Training for Healthcare Providers course is designed to educate healthcare providers on how to recognize and mitigate implicit bias in the workplace. Most of us don’t recognize our own biases, yet we have them. It is the very nature of being human. In this implicit bias course, we’ll define diversity, show why it matters in your medical facility, discover what prevents it, and learn how to foster it.

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Nurses are Fed Up

Empowered Nurses

Recently, eight nurses who were terminated from Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts filed a lawsuit for wrongful termination claiming the hospital retaliated against them for reporting unsafe conditions. According to an article in MedPages Today , there have been over 600 official reports filed by nurses over the last six months regarding staffing shortages in this hospital.

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Mastering the Art of Creating a Sustainable Routine Beyond Nursing

Daily Nurse

Creating a routine looks different for everyone and isn’t always what people see on social media. It certainly doesn’t have to look perfect, and most people make mistakes before finding what helps them manage their everyday lives. You might want to eat healthier, take a walk after work , or remember to do a particular chore. Whatever it is, maintaining a dependable routine can be tricky with a busy work schedule, but not impossible.

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Collaboration: The key to patient care success

American Nurse

American Nurse Journal announces 2024 All Pro Nursing Team Awards. Effective healthcare team collaboration can make the difference in patient outcomes. When nurses, pro­viders, therapists, leadership, and other professionals work together as a cohesive team, patients benefit—and so do nurses and all healthcare workers. This year’s winners of the American Nurse Journal All Pro Nursing Team Awards exemplify that ethic of collaboration.

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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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Navigating Accent Bias: A Nurses’ Journey from Assimilation to Advocacy

Nursology

Contributor: Nadine Griffiths-Brooks, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Let me begin with a little background to set the stage and hopefully you can walk in my world…I started my Nursologist career in South Africa, where I was born and raised.

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The Ultimate Spring Bucket List To Help Nurses Recharge

Diversity Nursing

Whether you're a Nurse dealing with the daily stresses of the healthcare profession or simply looking for ways to unwind and recharge, this list of activities is designed to help you make the most of the spring season. From outdoor yoga sessions to mindful walks in nature, each suggestion is aimed at promoting relaxation, rejuvenation, and overall well-being.

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Top Nursing Certifications: More Than CPR

Daily Nurse

Nursing is among the most demanding and critical jobs in the healthcare industry. To provide the best care to patients, nurses must continuously enhance their skills and expand their knowledge. While CPR is a vital credential for all healthcare professionals, there are other certifications you can obtain as a nurse to further your expertise. Today, we will look at ten certifications that can help your career.

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The Florida Center for Nursing creates a program to combat burnout

Health News Florida | Nurses

The Emotional Vaccine program is being offered for free by the Florida Center for Nursing for all current and future nurses in the state.

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5 Ways That Outdated On-Call Scheduling is Hurting Your Hospital | symplr

Symplr

On-call scheduling isn’t just about staff management; it's the nerve center of your hospital's operations, dictating how effectively your team members can communicate, collaborate, and ultimately, care for patients. Yet, many healthcare facilities continue to rely on archaic scheduling methods, unaware that their reluctance to evolve has tangible, negative implications.

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Spotlight on Leadership: Meet Greg, CoreMedical Group's Executive VP

Core Medical Group

Introducing Greg Henrichon, Executive Vice President at CoreMedical Group. This feature branches off from our Friday's Finest, where we previously showcased our exceptional recruiters. Now, we're shifting gears to shine a light on our executive team. With a tenure of 23 years at CMG, Greg offers valuable insights on his path into the field and his journey to becoming Executive VP.

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Answering patients’ cancer questions for 30 years and counting

Penn Medicine News

Throughout its three-decade history, OncoLink has aimed to be the premier website for cancer information, available when and where it’s most useful to patients and providers.

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NMC agrees to regulate nursing associates in Wales

Nursing Times

Find out more about the Nursing and Midwifery Council's decision to regulate nursing associates in Wales and the next steps.

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3 travel nurse pay pitfalls to avoid

RN Network

It’s easy to be disappointed if you don’t know exactly what you are signing up for. Here are three travel nurse pay pitfalls to avoid. The post 3 travel nurse pay pitfalls to avoid appeared first on RNnetwork - Travel Nursing Blog.

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Improving Patient Throughput: Recommended Reading in AJN’s April Issue

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The April issue of AJN is now live. How can an acuity-adaptable model improve patient throughput and care? This month’s Original Research article, “Breaking Through the Bottleneck: Acuity Adaptability in Noncritical Trauma Care,” evaluates the implementation of such a model on a 20-bed noncritical trauma unit, examining the pre- and postimplementation metrics for throughput efficiency, resource utilization, and nursing quality indicators.

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ANA’s Advocacy: Your Voice Matters, Make it Heard

Capitol Beat

ANA members at last year’s Hill Day. Congress is on a short break, but the American Nurses Association (ANA) is always advocating for nurses. During this 118 th session of Congress, we have worked with our nursing champions to introduce several key pieces of legislation. These bills cover both work environment and workforce development issues, such as preventing workplace violence, recruiting nurse faculty, and addressing mandatory overtime.

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NMC signs off record investment in fitness to practise

Nursing Times

The NMC has signed off plans to invest £30m in fitness to practise amid an ever-increasing backlog and public scrutiny. Read more.

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Lessons in empathy and curiosity from Penn's Trauma Center

Penn Medicine News

While most high school juniors are busy preparing for college, this Germantown student spent a month in Penn's Level 1 Trauma Center where he learned the value of connecting with patients and the importance of being curious and asking questions.