Sat.Mar 09, 2024 - Fri.Mar 15, 2024

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The Role of Nurse Recognition

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN The topic of recognition is coming up more frequently today as I talk with nurse leaders. They see it as a double-edged sword. While most understand the importance of giving recognition, they now find many staff who want recognition for doing the bare minimum. One manager explained […] The post The Role of Nurse Recognition appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Cybersecurity Tips for NPs: Staying Safe Online

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Are you stuck between a rock and a hard place, scrambling to keep your Nurse Practitioner practice open? It’s one thing if you’re struggling for reasons under your control. However, if you’re fighting to keep your doors open for reasons outside your control, that’s a different story. An example is the fallout from the recent cyberattack against Change Healthcare.

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Racism Runs Rampant in NHS Disciplinary Procedures

Equality 4 Black Nurses

Confronting the Ugly Truth In the shadows of our esteemed NHS lies a sinister truth that cannot be ignored: Racism thrives within the disciplinary processes of the NHS. The recent revelation of staggering racial disparities in formal disciplinary actions against Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff compared to their white counterparts paints a disturbing picture of systemic racism.

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Why COVID-19 patients who could most benefit from Paxlovid still aren’t getting it

American Nurse

Evangelical minister Eddie Hyatt believes in the healing power of prayer but “also the medical approach.” So on a February evening a week before scheduled prostate surgery, he had his sore throat checked out at an emergency room near his home in Grapevine, Texas. A doctor confirmed that Hyatt had covid-19 and sent him to CVS with a prescription for the antiviral drug Paxlovid, the generally recommended medicine to fight covid.

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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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Who Owns the Patient Experience?

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurse managers increasingly report dissatisfaction with how accountability for the patient experience is viewed in their health systems. Consider the following story an Emergency Department Manager recently reported in a manager focus group: “ We have had a triage tent in front of my ED for almost […] The post Who Owns the Patient Experience?

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Recruiting and Retention: Bridging the Gap, Part One

Health Leaders | Nursing

These nurse leaders outline best recruiting and retention practices for CNOs. The biggest challenge facing CNOs these days is the workforce shortage. Not only are there not enough nurses entering the industry, but there are also many tenured nurses who are leaving the profession or retiring, and taking their knowledge with them. Nursing leaders must implement creative solutions to recruit and retain nurses of all generations who will continue providing the best standard of care to patients.

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Understanding FWA Compliance in Healthcare

American Medical Compliance

Among the various areas of compliance, Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA) compliance stands out as a critical pillar. The Department of Justice recently revealed charges against 78 individuals involved in healthcare fraud schemes. Therefore, for healthcare providers to prevent these charges from happening, understanding FWA compliance is essential. Healthcare organizations need to fully understand FWA compliance to maintain integrity, protect patients, and uphold regulatory standards.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Barbara Bosah

Minority Nurse

Barbara Bosah, MS, RN, PCCN, is a highly skilled nurse manager in the thoracic and surgical intermediate care unit and vascular progressive care unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), downtown campus in Baltimore, MD. With over 14 years of experience leading care teams for patients with complex medical conditions, she is passionate nursing leader who fosters dynamic and supportive work environments that encourage continuous learning and professional growth.

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Inadvertent Errors is one of the Leading Causes of Death in Hospitals

Empowered Nurses

In the In the world of hospitals, where every beep and shuffle tells a story, there’s a tough truth that weighs on us nurses: 250,000 people die in hospitals every year because of mistakes. It’s a big number, but each one represents a real person with real dreams, loved ones, and stories. As nurses, we’re there in the thick of it all.

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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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You’re Welcome

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

The most common question I am asked as a nursing instructor and diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner is how to translate knowledge into action for individuals and organizations. There is a plethora of content surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion as it relates to nursing as a profession, but few offerings leave nursing professionals with something… The post You’re Welcome appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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How to Ensure Dental Regulatory Compliance 

American Medical Compliance

Amidst the busy dental appointments, treatments, and patient care, there are crucial aspects that often operate in the background but hold importance. These are recordkeeping and documentation. While the primary focus in dentistry is patient health and well-being, carefully keeping records is equally needed. In a survey , dental providers agree that careful and precise recordkeeping is indispensable, emphasizing the importance of documenting elements such as patient histories, examination result

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8 likely next in-demand nursing roles, per Tampa General's chief nurse

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover the changing landscape of healthcare and the potential roles and skills in demand for nurses in the next 2-3 years, as outlined by a senior nursing ex

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Travel Nurse Tips for Avoiding Online Scams

The Gypsy Nurse

Travel Nurses Inc. provided this article. There are so many ways travelers can find assignments and housing. New platforms are becoming available, and with that comes new ways to be scammed online. But how do you know what’s real and what’s an online scam? This blog post will uncover where you could encounter online scammers, how to spot them, and how to steer clear of their traps.

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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 Longitudinal View of Nursing Leadership

Daily Nurse

At this time in history, the American nursing profession and its leadership are in a state of flux. The November 2023 American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) Nursing Leadership Insight Longitudinal Study leverages nursing leaders’ perspectives to shed light on where we are and where we’re headed as a nursing collective. In coordination with the AONL Foundation and Joslin Insight, five longitudinal studies have been conducted since 2020.

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Book Review: “Evolving Rogerian Nursing Science: John R. Phillips’ Unique Contributions”

Nursology

Published by the Society of Rogerian Scholars (SRS), 2023. Produced by the SRS Resource Development Committee.Reviewer: Violet Malinski, RN, PhD Dr. John R.Phillips, recognized as the foremost scholar of Rogerian nursing science, taught in the Division of Nursing (now the Rory Meyers College of Nursing) at New York University from 1976 until his retirement in … Continue reading Book Review: “Evolving Rogerian Nursing Science: John R.

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LG Health employee’s "pawsitively” inspiring volunteer journey

Penn Medicine News

Maria Wright has spent years volunteering with United Disability Service’s (UDS) service dog program, and is now waiting to receive a furry assistant of her own.

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What is an Estate Plan, and Who Needs One?

Elder Care Matters

You often hear that everyone needs an estate plan, but you don’t often hear exactly what that means. As a result, many people reach the conclusion that they’re not old enough, or not wealthy enough, to bother making an estate plan. But as Danielle explains, while your estate plan may vary depending on your age,… The post What is an Estate Plan, and Who Needs One?

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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 Judy Vire: The Nurse Practitioner Bridging the Healthcare Gap in Rural Texas Communities

Daily Nurse

Nurse practitioner Judy Vire has dedicated her life to establishing care for patients in rural parts of Central Texas. Her clinic, Kocurek & James, is one of a few providers offering medical care to communities desperate for easier access. Vire has a master’s degree in nursing, was a nursing educator, and worked in many nursing roles, but she said her love of small-town America and the people there inspires her life’s work.

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What Does Research Show About the Impact of Work Shift Lengths on Patient & Provider Experiences?

Ensearch

Long shifts for nurses are standard in most hospitals. According to a 2022 study of 577 hospitals, up to 80% of nurses work 12-hour shifts. But just because it’s become the accepted schedule for nursing professionals, that doesn’t necessarily make it the best. Are 12-hour shifts really working? Here’s what the data says. Pros of the [.] The post What Does Research Show About the Impact of Work Shift Lengths on Patient & Provider Experiences?

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Lucy Letby’s next court dates announced

Nursing Times

Read the latest news on Lucy Letby's attempts to appeal her convictions of multiple murders of babies while she worked as a neonatal nurse.

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Lateral Agility: The Key to Breaking Silos in Healthcare

Healthy Workforce Institute

The longstanding issue of silos in healthcare has been a problem for decades. Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other professionals operate within their own spaces, despite professing to be part of a unified team. The persistent practice of separating team members based on their roles prevents genuine collaboration, thereby leading to miscommunication, fractured care, and overall dysfunction.

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Nurse’s Side Gig: TruCare Foot Health

Daily Nurse

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a side gig providing in-home patient care, Amanda Truffen, a Registered Palliative Care Nurse at Carpenter Hospice, is already doing just that. Truffen used to work full-time in her hospice job, but now she works part-time there and spends her other time working in her side gig, TruCare Foot Health. Truffen took time from her busy schedule to answer our questions about her business.

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What Does Research Show About the Impact of Work Shift Lengths on Patient & Provider Experiences?

Ensearch

Long shifts for nurses are standard in most hospitals. According to a 2022 study of 577 hospitals, up to 80% of nurses work 12-hour shifts. But just because it’s become the accepted schedule for nursing professionals, that doesn’t necessarily make it the best. Are 12-hour or longer shifts really working? Here’s what the data says. Pros [.] The post What Does Research Show About the Impact of Work Shift Lengths on Patient & Provider Experiences?

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DEI Efforts: A Positive Force in the Workplace

Diversity Nursing

Rather than dismissing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a passing trend, we should recognize it as a natural progression. In moving forward, we need to elevate our strategies to a more deliberate, purposeful, and impactful approach. According to the Pew Research Center , a significant number of employees have expressed that DEI initiatives have had a beneficial impact on the workplace.

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Urgency in Modernizing Credentialing and Provider Data Management | symplr

Symplr

Physician credentialing stands as a cornerstone of healthcare operations; however, it is often taken for granted by other departments. It ensures compliance with regulations, safeguarding patient welfare, and mitigating legal risks for both payers and providers. However, traditional credentialing processes have long been plagued by inefficiencies, delays, and inaccuracies, prompting the need for a paradigm shift in how we approach this critical function.

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Small gifts spread joy and comfort for hospitalized patients

Penn Medicine News

Through the PennHOPES program, staff at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are spreading kindness among patients facing extended stays.

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Nursing group issues anesthesia protocols for weight loss medication users

Becker's Hospital Review

New anesthesia guidance for patients taking anti-obesity drugs like Ozempic has been released by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology.

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Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: Comprehensive Final Rule Expected in 2024

Healthcare Law Insights blog

In the United States, mental health (“MH”) and substance use disorder (“SUD”) (collectively “MH/SUD”) have continued to represent areas of intense concern. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the MH struggles of essential workers and health care professionals were pushed to the forefront. However, issues related to MH/SUD have continued to escalate. Currently, in the United States, 1 person dies by suicide every 11 minutes, [1] and “suicidal behavior among children has sharply increased over the past

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Spring healthcare events to build connections in 2024

NRC Health

For Cami Mitelman, Customer Success Manager at NRC Health, a personal passion has had a profound impact on her approach to enhancing the patient experience. Yoga’s emphasis on mindfulness aligns perfectly with the principles of patient-centric care, she explains. The post Spring healthcare events to build connections in 2024 appeared first on NRC Health.

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How Can Your HR Department Help You?

Minority Nurse

Nurses help people all day long. Whether it’s a colleague who needs a hand or a patient who needs support, a nurse will evaluate what’s needed and find a way to make that happen. But when nurses need something, they are frequently reluctant to ask for help. But a nurse’s human resources (HR) department can help with professional help and often has extensive assistance available.