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Can Academic Partnerships Fix the Nursing Shortage?

Health Leaders | Nursing

They can certainly help, according to this CNE. Recruitment and retention are particularly difficult right now in healthcare, especially in nursing. Health systems are struggling to find new nurses who will stay at their hospitals permanently. Many veteran nurses are retiring and taking their knowledge and experience with them. This combined with the overall shortage of staff leaves new nurses feeling overworked and without the guidance and mentorship of their predecessors.

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Nurse Bullying

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN It seems counterintuitive that nurses would bully each other in a time of critical staffing shortages, but it is a huge problem today. During a recent program, charge nurses talked with us about the nurse-on-nurse bullying that has now become commonplace. The reasons some nurses bully others […] The post Nurse Bullying appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Hospitals work to end stigma on med-surg nursing

Becker's Hospital Review

While hospitals and health systems have seen improvements in nurse turnover and recruitment since the height of the pandemic, many continue to have a particularly hard time staffing medical-surgical units.

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Case Study: Repair Surgery for Patient with Hernia and Abdominal Damage

Consult QD

A 55-year-old woman with a history of Crohn’s disease presented after having multiple hernia surgeries. The patient explained that in 2018, she saw a surgeon at an outside hospital who offered her a robotic-assisted abdominal wall reconstruction. During that surgery, the surgeon injured both lateral complexes. On postoperative day six, the patient re-herniated through one of the layers of the closure and had to go back emergently.

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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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Health Disparities and Black Communities

Minority Nurse

Health disparities have historically impacted multiple populations throughout the U.S. When it comes to health and access to healthcare, consider the plight of Native Americans, undocumented immigrants, people experiencing homelessness and the chronically mentally ill, and rural communities in places like Appalachia, and we see a picture of what’s broken.

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Are rising NCLEX pass rates a concern? 6 chief nursing executives weigh in

Becker's Hospital Review

Critics have raised concerns around the NCLEX test and the rate at which students are passing the exam, but chief nursing officers told Becker's there are reasons for the improved scores.

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Cleveland Clinic Team Achieves Success in Complicated Surgery

Consult QD

A 15-hour surgery that involves removing a patient’s eye and reconstructing the entire orbit is not common, but surgeons at Cleveland Clinic had experience with such procedures to know exactly what to do when a 39-year-old male patient presented in the spring of 2015. The patient had been diagnosed with a massive stage 4 sinonasal adenocarcinoma involving the orbit of his right eye and the base of his skull.

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Will the Real Nurse Please Stand Up? 

Daily Nurse

Have you ever heard a nurse pass judgment on a colleague and say that another nurse isn’t a “real nurse”? Have you noticed some nurses looking down on those who choose to be school nurses or work in home health, dialysis, assisted living, medical offices, or ambulatory surgery? Judgmental attitudes by one group of nurses against another don’t do anyone any favors, but such thinking is all too common.

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I Need Your Help and Input

Emerging RN Leader

Hi, Emerging RN Blog Readers I need your help. I have been asked to give a research plenary at this year’s AONL conference. My presentation will be titled ” The Evolving Role of the Nurse Manager in the New World of Work. “ As part of this presentation, I would like to discuss nurse managers’ […] The post I Need Your Help and Input appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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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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Delivering health equity at the bedside

American Nurse

Expand nursing’s role to achieve justice for everyone. Sandra Lindsay Inequities pervade the American healthcare system and prevent people from achieving their full potential. According to Deloitte, in addition to limiting self-actualization, these inequities generate unnecessary costs and financial waste—approximately $320 billion annually, which could increase to $1 trillion or more by 2040.

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Vendor Compliance for Supply Chain Management

Symplr

Supply chain management in healthcare has evolved from straightforward purchasing into a profession where cost, quality, and safety intersect to form a complicated framework of responsibilities. As the healthcare industry has grown, so too has the area of responsibility for the supply chain manager, and vendor compliance management has become crucial to keep healthcare organizations secure.

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Practicing Antiracism in Nursing with Actionable Allyship

Daily Nurse

Racism in nursing affects all of us—whether we have witnessed it, experienced it firsthand, or examined our own biases rooted in race. Likewise, confronting racism that is decades in the making requires collective action. In the summer of 2022, the American Nurses Association (ANA) unanimously voted “yes” to adopt the ANA Racial Reckoning Statement.

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Where in the Pacific Northwest do you want to work?

Providence

As part of our seven-state footprint, the Providence family of organizations serves the Pacific Northwest, all the way from the picturesque Cascades in Washington state to the beaches along the Oregon coast.

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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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Medical gaslighting: Why don’t you hear me?

American Nurse

To: Ethics Advisory Board Subject: Medical gaslighting: Why don’t you hear me? In my time as a nurse, I’ve observed patients’ concerns being dismissed as nonconsequential or in their heads. I’ve found these patients to be sincere and quite clear in articulating their problems, and I’ve witnessed their frustration, dismay, and even confusion when they’re not really heard.

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How to Become an Occupational Therapist

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

An occupational therapist ’s career can be rewarding as it involves helping individuals perform meaningful everyday activities. 1 Not only is occupational therapy a rewarding career, but it also offers a promising salary. As of May 2022, the U.S. employed almost 135,000 occupational therapists who earned an average annual salary of $92,800. 2 In this post, we walk you through what it takes to get an occupational therapy degree, how long it takes, specialty opportunities and more.

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The Impacts of AI on Patient Experience and Patient Care

NRC Health

In this episode, we explore consumer & caregiver perspectives on artificial intelligence, from in-room patient monitoring to AI-powered care searches. The post The Impacts of AI on Patient Experience and Patient Care appeared first on NRC Health.

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Case Managers: Your Advocate On the Inside

Nurses Advocates

Case Managers are in place to assist people (patients and caregivers), coordinate care, and work with your team to help you obtain resources to meet your needs. They are in a place to advocate for YOU, the injured worker, the employer, and all healthcare team members. It has been said they are the glue that keeps the healthcare system together. Case Managers are in every segment of the healthcare system, but sometimes they are hard to find.

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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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Nursing professional development at night

American Nurse

An innovative approach to help new graduate nurses transition into practice Takeaways: As the nursing shortage continues, more new nursing graduates will take jobs in specialty areas such as critical care. Nursing graduates face many stressors and must be supported during their transition into practice. A nursing professional development practitioner at night program can help new graduate nurses’ transition into critical care and medical-surgical departments.

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Step-by-Step: Navigating the Challenges of Travel Nursing with Pets

The Gypsy Nurse

Travel nursing is one of the most exciting career choices. You get to travel the country and help people of all kinds. Bring your pet along with you , and the experience gets even better. They provide the happiness, stability, and comfort you need to survive the tough days as a travel nurse. However, the reality of travel nursing with pets isn’t void of challenges.

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Iowa Hospice Nurse Tiffany McArdle Walks Through Blizzard to Reach Patient

Daily Nurse

Communities across the midwest feel the impact of recent snowfall and below-zero temperatures, but that weather didn’t stop Iowa hospice nurse Tiffany McArdle. McArdle, a hospice nurse for St. Croix Hospice , says that in her seven years of working as a hospice nurse, she never imagined she would be walking through a blizzard to reach a patient, but never doubted she would find a way to make it to the family in need.

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AdventHealth hired 7,000 nurses in 2 years. What happened next?

Becker's Hospital Review

"Learn how AdventHealth successfully reduced nurse turnover and hired 7,000 nurses post-pandemic through their innovative strategy of "use less, lose less, hire

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Healthy hearts

American Nurse

Knowledge and actions reap benefits for our patients, ourselves. Women’s heart health comes to the fore each February when women and men nationwide wear red to raise awareness of women’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and support them in reducing their personal risk. This cause affects nurses on several fronts. Our profession, predominantly female, reflects the CVD risk all women face: CVD remains the leading cause of death in women, yet less than half of women know about this threat.

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Recovery Readiness Maintains Patient Care, Safety

Consult QD

Time and health are precious commodities; often overlooked, until there is a crisis. For healthcare organizations, overlooking timely patient care isn’t an option. Planning for these unexpected disruptions makes recovery readiness a top priority. At Cleveland Clinic, restoring critical applications within eight hours of a declared event was a two-year journey defined by strategic planning and preparedness.

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Leveraging AI and Technology for Comprehensive Research: Tips for Researchers and Students

Amercan Journal of Nursing

The research-to-practice gap. Today’s rapidly changing health care settings require medical and nursing professionals and students to remain up to date on trending research, topics, and evidence for guiding practice. While this may sound fundamental for nurses, multiple barriers make this incredibly challenging. Factors such as limited time, large volumes of new research to sift through, and experience with reading and analyzing research contribute to what is known as the research-to-practice ga

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Helpful Apps Every Nurse Should Have

Diversity Nursing

Mobile apps have transformed how Nurses provide care to their patients. Smartphones allow Nurses easy access to applications designed to assist in daily tasks, improve efficiency, provide knowledge, and enhance patient care. Here are some of the most helpful apps every Nurse should have at their fingertips! Medscape: Medscape is a medical database that lets you stay updated with the latest medical news, research, and clinical data.

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Be the voice of reason

American Nurse

Connect with individual patients, participate in community outreach, and share information responsibly. Lillee Gelinas Misinformation and disinformation continue to plague healthcare. Many nurses encounter patients in their practice who disagree with prescribed treatment or preventive measures based on “facts” they’ve gathered online. Those encounters can prove uncomfortable, create friction between the nurse and the patient, and in worst case scenarios lead to incivility or violence.

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Possibilities of CRISPR Technology (Podcast)

Consult QD

The gene editing technology CRISPR offers potential for treating both hematologic cancer and solid tumors. “The promise with the technology is now we can use our own immune system and use it as a targeted therapy against cancer,” says Faiz Anwer, MD , a hematologist at Cleveland Clinic who leads bone marrow transplant, stem cell transplant and CAR T-cell therapy for multiple myeloma indication.

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Breaking Stereotypes: How New Nurses Can Step Into Leadership Positions

NurseBuff

In the past, nurses were seen as quietly serving, like hardworking angels in clean hallways. Their voices provided comfort in the midst of machine noises. But a new generation of professionals is rewriting the narrative. Nurses are swapping scrubs for power suits, transitioning from bedside to boardroom, and challenging the notion that healthcare leadership is […] The post Breaking Stereotypes: How New Nurses Can Step Into Leadership Positions appeared first on NurseBuff.

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CRNA Helped Save Martin Luther King’s Life After 1958 Stabbing

Daily Nurse

By the time an assassin’s bullet killed Dr. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968, the much-loved – and much-hated – SCLC leader knew he might never see his daughters grow up. Once he entered the spotlight during the 1955-56 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycotts, King and his family lived through his remaining years like a city under siege, constantly calculating acceptable risks and trying to anticipate the next threat.

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ChatGPT and aging

American Nurse

Ongoing discourse is needed on how we can use generative artificial intelligence (AI) to meet the needs of the aging population in a responsible and ethical manner and promote health equity. To discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of generative AI and large language models (LLM) in gerontology, the University of Pennsylvania Artificial Intelligence and Technologies Collaboratory for Healthy Aging , known as PennAITech, invited a group of interdisciplinary experts for