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An untapped nursing resource for hospitals

Becker's Hospital Review

Virtual nursing could be the key to upcoming novel solutions for pressing healthcare issues, according to an article published in AACN Advanced Clinical Care.

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Boundaries in Leadership Roles

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN I was reminded again this week in talking with new managers about how important leadership boundaries are today. So many leaders feel under intense pressure to be all things for staff, but leadership roles are unsustainable without boundaries. Nurse manager recruitment and retention is a critical challenge. […] The post Boundaries in Leadership Roles appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Nurse Practitioner Independent Practice: Start Your Own or Buy a Practice?

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Arriving at the decision to go into independent practice can be tough for Nurse Practitioners. It’s understandable because many things must be considered and explored; the possibilities are endless, and so are the unknowns. The decision is further complicated by choosing between buying an established practice vs starting one from the ground up. While most Nurse Practitioners start their own practices, some come across an opportunity to buy an established one.

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Using One Single-Port Robot for Both Kidney Transplant Donor and Recipient

Consult QD

For the first time, Cleveland Clinic surgeons orchestrated a nearly simultaneous robotic single-port (SP) kidney transplant procedure for a donor and recipient using one robot. In 2019, Cleveland Clinic became the first in the world to perform an SP robotic-assisted kidney transplantation successfully. Now, a recent Cleveland Clinic case shows that with appropriate planning, coordination and attention to detail, both donor and recipient can benefit from the same SP robot.

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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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Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

The trend continues with nursing ranked as the most trusted profession in America for the 22nd time this century. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 78 percent of U.S. adults rated their trust in nursing professionals as “high” or “very high.” However, overall trust in the profession has fallen since it’s peak in 2020 during… The post Nursing Named Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Consecutive Year appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Ensuring Safety and Comfort: 3M N95 Fit Test Training for Healthcare Providers 

American Medical Compliance

The year 2024 marks another significant chapter in the healthcare industry’s ongoing battle against infectious diseases, and the numbers speak volumes. The CDC’s FluSurv-NET system, a sentinel network of healthcare facilities, documented over 104,000 flu-related hospitalizations across 13 states during past flu seasons. As healthcare heroes continue their unwavering service on the front lines, the spotlight remains firmly fixed on the importance of personal protective equipment (PP

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How Florida hospitals cut nurse vacancy, turnover by 38%

Becker's Hospital Review

Florida has seen a 38% reduction in nurse vacancy and turnover rates in the last year, and five hospital strategies are emerging as particularly most effective.

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Nursing Scores High Points for Care

Minority Nurse

Nursing has long held a top spot in Gallup polls of most-trusted professions, and a recent survey gave nurses another professional boost. A Gallup 2023 Health and Healthcare survey , conducted Nov. 1-21, landed nurses at the top of the list of excellence of care. Eighty-two percent of survey respondents to the Gallup poll reported that nurses provide “excellent or good” medical care.

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Novel Procedure Brings a Smile to Patients with Facial Paralysis (Podcast)

Consult QD

When people smile spontaneously, not only do the corners of their mouths and cheeks lift. The smile reaches the eyes, causing the corners to wrinkle up with crow’s feet. This smile – called the Duchenne smile – is now possible for people with facial paralysis thanks to a surgical innovation, the tri-vector gracilis flap procedure. In a recent episode of Cleveland Clinic’s Head and Neck Innovations podcast, Patrick Byrne, MD, MBA , chair of Cleveland Clinic’s Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surg

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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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New Year, New Travel Assignments: How to Choose the Right One for You

The Gypsy Nurse

Go Healthcare Staffing provided this article. As the calendar turns to a new year, travel nurses find themselves at the crossroads of fresh opportunities and exciting possibilities. The prospect of embarking on a new travel assignment is not just a chance to explore a different corner of the country but also an opportunity to align your career goals with meaningful experiences.

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Driving innovation in healthcare settings through academic/practice partnerships

American Nurse

Every day, every shift, maybe even every patient interaction, clinical nurses are experts in identifying gaps in care and creating innovative workarounds. Despite the fact that nurses are optimally positioned to know what is working (or not) within healthcare systems, they’re underrepresented in formal innovation and face significant barriers to engaging in innovation.

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Meet Infusion Nurse Danielle Jenkins

Minority Nurse

IV Nurse Day is honored every year on January 25, and the day helps spread awareness of the work infusion nurses do. Minority Nurse recently caught up with Danielle Jenkins, MBA, BSN, RN, CRNI, and president elect of the Infusion Nurses Society. Jenkins offered her perspective on a career as an infusion nurse and what keeps her so dedicated to this specialty.

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Tips for a Productive Doctor’s Appointment

Nurses Advocates

When you go to the doctor’s office, do you prepare? Do write a list of questions on things that have come up since the last visit? Do you review your medications and make notes about how you are feeling, or note any side effects you notice? If you had lab work or any diagnostic testing done, do you check to make sure the results are in your patient portal so you can talk to the doctor about them?

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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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August Course Promises Efficient, Engaging Way to Get Up to Speed Across Cardiology Practice

Consult QD

Keeping up with the latest in cardiology practice can be daunting. Cleveland Clinic is looking to help by offering “ State-of-the-Art Topics in the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease ” on Aug.-4, 2024 at the InterContinental Cleveland on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus. This comprehensive 2.5-day live CME event is a successor to the long-standing Cleveland Clinic Intensive Review of Cardiology, which the course directors have refreshed with an enhanced focus on the latest researc

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ANCC vs. AACN: Which AGACNP Exam Should I Take?

Board Vitals - Nursing

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) are the regulatory bodies responsible for conducting exams for individuals aspiring to obtain certification as a nurse practitioner. Both ANCC and AACN certifications serve as proof of the expertise possessed by nurse practitioners. An Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) cares for adult patients experiencing acute illness related to a condition.

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How to Become a Physical Therapist in 6 Steps

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Ranked the third best healthcare career, physical therapy (PT) is rich in opportunity for people who want to help patients live better lives. 1 Physical therapists treat injuries, disabilities and other health conditions through personalized treatment plans that include exercise and hands-on care. 2 A Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree is the entry-level degree for this position, so read on to discover the typical pathway to becoming a physical therapist. 2 Table of Contents: Earn a Bachelo

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Psychedelic Breakthroughs: Key Considerations for Clinical Trials

Healthcare Law Insights blog

Psychedelics have the potential to treat chronic conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), fibromyalgia, and various behavioral health conditions, yet psychedelics are not like traditional pharmaceuticals. The mode of administration often involves a psychotherapy component, necessitating a closer patient-physician relationship and making risk management crucial.

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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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Is Vigorous Exercise in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Less Risky Than Previously Thought?

Consult QD

Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) historically have been advised against vigorous physical activity out of concern for ventricular arrhythmia that could lead to sudden cardiac arrest. A multicenter study published in JAMA Cardiology upends that conventional thinking and may provide a path toward updated clinical guidance. The findings from a prospective cohort of 1,600 patients across 42 high-volume centers show that patients with HCM (or those with a positive genotype) who engage

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'Let's hear their voices': Nursing leader on combating nurse turnover

Becker's Hospital Review

With a recent report showing the nurse vacancy rate remains "critical" at 15.7% nationally, many health leaders are shedding light on the importance of reducing these numbers.

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Springer Publishing Earns 8 AJN Book of the Year Awards for 2023

Daily Nurse

Eight Springer Publishing titles won the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards for 2023 , with two first-place, four second-place, and two third-place titles. The AJN Book of the Year program is a time-honored and prestigious competition honoring exceptional print and digital texts for advancing healthcare quality in nursing by exploring and advancing critical topics in health and healthcare since 1969.

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When Should You Start Planning for Medicaid Benefits?

Elder Care Matters

Those who have worked throughout their adult lives may not like the idea that they may eventually require Medicaid benefits. Some people even find the implication that they will eventually require Medicaid to be insulting. However, Medicaid exists for a reason and there are good reasons why the majority of Americans find that they need… The post When Should You Start Planning for Medicaid Benefits?

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AI Center to Advance Care for Congenital Heart Disease

Consult QD

A group of Cleveland Clinic physicians and researchers have launched Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Artificial Intelligence (C4AI) to develop innovative technology and algorithms for managing congenital heart disease. “There are new technologies that are being developed in the healthcare space, but very few for children and adults with congenital heart disease,” says Animesh (Aashoo) Tandon, MD, MS , Director of Cardiovascular Innovation at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.

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Nursing named most trusted profession for 22nd year

Becker's Hospital Review

Nursing has been ranked as the most trusted profession in America for 22 consecutive years, but trust in it has fallen since 2020, according to Gallup Poll's Most Honest and Ethical Professions survey released Jan. 22.

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Nurse Practitioners: #1 Job in 2024

Daily Nurse

As a popular career path, nurse practitioners have been in the ascendant for some time now, and 2024 is no exception. Every time you turn around, it can seem like someone else you know is in NP school or considering applying. No matter how you slice it, the nurse practitioner career has been enjoying its day in the sun, and the trend is destined to continue for the foreseeable future.

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IRS To Provide Free Tax Prep Software – Is it For You?

Elder Care Matters

It’s been a long time coming, but this year, for the first time, the IRS will provide Free tax prep software for some taxpayers. The roll-out will be slow. Direct File (as the program will be called) will be available only in thirteen states, including New York. Note that the IRS warns that it’s not… The post IRS To Provide Free Tax Prep Software – Is it For You?

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January 2024 Round-Up

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

At the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, our community is off to an incredible start! From Dr. Kristen Brown’s “Educator of the Year” award, to recognition for the scholarship of next generation nurses, like PhD students Faith Metlock, Mickey Dhir, and Thomas Hinneh, faculty and students are doing incredible things that will shape the future… The post January 2024 Round-Up appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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Highest-paying states for 6 nurse professions

Becker's Hospital Review

"Discover the top-paying states for six nursing professions in 2022, with California leading the way for nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses

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Nurses at the John Theurer Cancer Center Recognized by the Oncology Nursing Society

Daily Nurse

Oncology nurses at the John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) in Hackensack, NJ, are making a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Margaret Hopkins, RN, is one of those nurses, and she feels blessed every day to be a part of such a fantastic team. As a cancer survivor herself, Hopkins has been on both sides of cancer treatment and knows the magic of the work at JTCC.

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Nursing Ranked Most Trusted Profession for 22nd Year

Diversity Nursing

In Gallup's 2023 Honesty and Ethics poll , Americans' evaluations of almost all 23 professions have experienced a decline compared to previous years. Interestingly, only one profession, labor union leaders, has managed to maintain its standing since 2019. Surprisingly, a mere 25% of respondents consider their honesty and ethics to be "very high" or "high.

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Doubly dedicated: Nurse wins IRONMAN World Championship

Penn Medicine News

Ava Warfel, a 23-year-old LG Health employee, recently won her age group (age 18-24) IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawai’i. Ava says her supportive colleagues have helped her accomplish her health care and athletic goals.

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