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What Nursing Workforce Models Tell Us and What They Don’t

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN Nurse leaders have voiced frustration over the past decade about nursing workforce models. Workforce researchers may reassuringly predict that the supply of nurses will meet the demand. When CEOs study the data, they have challenges understanding why it may not reflect their local workforce supply. Nurse leaders […] The post What Nursing Workforce Models Tell Us and What They Don’t appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice

Minority Nurse

Basing your nursing practice on the latest evidence and research remains critical to providing optimal patient care. Practicing nursing based on tradition, “ how we ’ ve always done it,” or outdated research can lead to poor patient outcomes, inappropriate care, or serious errors. No doubt you studied evidence-based practice (EBP) in school, read it in journals or attended in-service sessions about using evidence in practice.

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Do We Simply Not Care About Old People?

American Nurse

Oona Tempest/KFF Health News The covid-19 pandemic would be a wake-up call for America, advocates for the elderly predicted: incontrovertible proof that the nation wasn’t doing enough to care for vulnerable older adults. The death toll was shocking, as were reports of chaos in nursing homes and seniors suffering from isolation, depression, untreated illness, and neglect.

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Why 1 hospital launched a 'designated education unit' for new nurses

Becker's Hospital Review

Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.) Hospital has launched a new 18-bed unit, which will have a 4:1 patient to nurse ratio. The unit is specifically designed to provide close contact, hands-on training for new graduate nurses.

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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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Best Practices for Healthcare Organizations to Ensure OSHA Compliance

American Medical Compliance

Ensuring the safety and well-being of both patients and staff is paramount. With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) setting standards to protect workers from occupational hazards, healthcare organizations face unique challenges in maintaining compliance due to the complexity of their operations and the diverse array of risks inherent in patient care.

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Patient Experience

American Nurse

To celebrate National Nurse’s Month, American Nurse Journal plans to produce a short video featuring positive stories about nurses. Do you have a story you’d like to share about a nurse during a hospitalization, office visit, or during the care of a loved one? Did the nurse solve a problem, deliver exceptional patient education, or provide care in a way that supported you emotionally or enhanced your healing (or that of a loved one)?

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How Allina is tackling the nursing shortage

Becker's Hospital Review

Minneapolis-based Allina Health plans to combat the national nursing shortage through various long-term initiatives, including improved orientation programs, developing programs for nurse leadership and establishing an RN residency program.

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Black Caregiver Resource Group Profile: Shaping the future of Providence

Providence

This National Black History Month and every month, Providence recognizes that recruiting and retaining Black and minority caregivers is critical to shaping an inclusive workforce built on diversity, respect, dignity and teamwork. One of the ways we aim to foster a supportive work environment is through our Caregiver Resource Groups (CRGs).

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What If I Experience Racism as a Nursing Student?

NurseBuff

Do nursing students experience racism? Before we answer that question, let’s bring it back and explore the term racism itself. Racism is defined as assaults on the human spirit in the form of actions, biases, prejudices, and an ideology of superiority based on race, which persistently causes moral suffering and physical harm of individuals and […] The post What If I Experience Racism as a Nursing Student?

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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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Early Release: Nurses and firearm safety

American Nurse

Firearm deaths and injuries—whether accidental, deliberate, or in the midst of a mental health crisis—continue to rise. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overall firearm mortality has increased by 35%, and firearm injury is now the number one killer of children between the ages of 1 and 19 years.

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10 states where 'nurse burnout' is Googled most

Becker's Hospital Review

Discover which state Googled "nurse burnout" the most and the top metro area for searches in this insightful study by Betternurse.org using Google Trends data.

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Meet Betsy Peyton: The Hero Behind Keeping Vulnerable Patients Safe and Out of the ER

Daily Nurse

Betsy Peyton is a community health nurse in Virginia who founded WellAWARE , a program that connects high-tech medicine with clients’ low-tech, high-touch needs—the grassroots, person-to-person program zeroes in on those who might fall through the cracks. Peyton and two other community health workers regularly visit about 60 clients across central Virginia, focusing on people who frequently use local emergency rooms for low-acuity health problems while avoiding preventative primary care.

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symplr in the Spotlight: February 2024 | symplr

Symplr

Wishing you love and wellness this February, we're back with our monthly news digest focusing on the pulsing heart of the healthcare industry. In this edition, we'll dive into insightful articles where industry experts like Karlene Kerfoot and Bill Christy reveal cutting-edge strategies and technological solutions. Stay informed about the latest developments in healthcare operations software and discover how Provider Data Management (PDM) is revolutionizing the quality of care and organizational

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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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Gun violence: A public health issue

American Nurse

Nurses have a key role to play. Lillee Gelinas The Healthy Nurse feature this month focuses on healthcare’s role in reducing gun violence (see Healthcare’s role in reducing gun violence ). I first wrote about this important issue in 2017 in an editorial titled “Guns and nurses,” which emphasized why nurses must understand the reality of guns in today’s society and that healthcare settings require specific action planning.

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Virtual Nursology Theory Week starts March 21st!

Nursology

This conference is gaining momentum every day, with just a few days shy of one month until the program begins on March 21st and concludes on Monday March 25th! The Theme for the conference is “Nursology Theory Think Tanks for the Future.” The program is available here, and features three significant “plenary” sessions presented by teams … Continue reading Virtual Nursology Theory Week starts March 21st!

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In Healthcare and Nursing, Relationships Matter

Daily Nurse

Healthcare is an industry where careers and patient care are both fueled by relationships. As you navigate the arc of your professional life, your multidisciplinary colleagues can be a special fuel for your future. At the same time, your connections with patients can bring meaning and purpose to your work. All in all, relationships could not be more critical to your career and your personal and professional fulfillment.

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The Johns Hopkins Online Prerequisites for Health Profession Student Experience  

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Hear from a MSN (Entry Into Nursing) student, Heather Woolford about her experience with our Online Prerequisite Program, and why she chose to do her prerequisite classes with Hopkins. Join our email list so you can keep up with the latest opportunities to connect and learn more Admissions Talks is a series by the admissions team… The post The Johns Hopkins Online Prerequisites for Health Profession Student Experience appeared first on Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine.

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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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Healthcare’s role in reducing gun violence

American Nurse

Focus on safety and education. Takeaways: Gun injury has moved to the number one spot on the CDC’s list for causes of death in children between ages 1 and 19 years. Nurses and providers can make a difference in reducing firearm injury in their communities. Nurses should get involved in speaking out in support of local laws that will improve safety for their patients.

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Why Nurses Assist Falling Patients Despite the Risk

Amercan Journal of Nursing

A too-common scenario. Joe opens his eyes and looks through the window of his hospital room. He has always been early to rise. Even at age 82, he can’t shake the habits he learned when he was young. “I’m woozy again,” Joe thinks as he sits up in bed. His medication sometimes makes him feel that way. Joe presses the call light so a nurse can help him to the bathroom.

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Why Practitioners Need to be More Informed About Infantile Spasms

Daily Nurse

Infantile spasms are a rare but serious form of epilepsy that is often misdiagnosed. The disorder occurs in approximately 3 cases per 10,000 live births and usually begins in the first 4-8 months of life but can occur in children up to age 3. Most cases are associated with an abnormal brain wave pattern that can cause harm to a young, developing brain.

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What To Look For When Choosing a Nursing School

Diversity Nursing

Choosing the right Nursing school is a crucial decision that will shape your future career. It's essential to carefully consider various factors to ensure you receive the best education and training possible. From accreditation to clinical opportunities, faculty expertise, and student support services, each aspect plays a vital role in your overall learning experience.

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ESTATE PLANNING TERMS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

Elder Care Matters

Elder law attorneys across Florida are committed to protecting individuals’ interests, autonomy, assets, and legal rights as they navigate estate and long-term care planning. Whether a person is confronting aging, disability, or a chronic illness, pragmatic and strategic estate planning can help protect the safety, comfort, and security of an individual and his or her… The post ESTATE PLANNING TERMS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW appeared first on Elder Care Directory - ElderCareMatters.com.

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The strategies that dropped vacancy rates at 10 systems

Becker's Hospital Review

Discover the top retention strategies for healthcare organizations facing staff shortages, from listening to nurses to implementing innovative staffing models

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The art of cancer recovery

Penn Medicine News

A breast cancer survivor shares how art and a compassionate care team helped her through the challenges of cancer treatment, along with helping her connect with others facing similar experiences.

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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Elodia Mercier

Minority Nurse

For almost 40 years as the Director of Nursing for Throughput Operations at Montefiore Health System in New York, Elodia Mercier, RNC, MS, has been advancing patient care and creating and defining new roles for fellow nurses and other providers. In June 2021, Montefiore was evaluating performance improvement initiatives to enhance patient experiences and alleviate flow challenges and decided to open a discharge lounge.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Celebrating a Collaborative Partnership in Health & Learning

The Relentless School Nurse

Click to view slideshow. Schools of Nursing and local school district nurses are uniquely positioned to strategically support each other’s missions and visions. How fortunate my Camden City School District (CCSD) is to have the investment and dedication of the Rutgers-Camden School of Nursing as a partner in health and learning! This collaboration began in 2022, when more than 150 CCSD student-athletes faced the risk of being sidelined due to the requirement of physical exams for partici

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Virtua Health Launches AI-Enabled Virtual Nursing Program

Health Leaders | Nursing

The New Jersey health system is partnering with care.ai to scale a pilot program in one med-surg unit to all of its hospitals Virtua Health is partnering with an AI company to scale a new Virtual Nursing program across the enterprise. The New Jersey-based health system is collaborating with care.ai to integrate its virtual care technology throughout Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden following a pilot program launched late last year in one med-surg unit.

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Penn Wheelchair Clinic makes orders easy

Penn Medicine News

Since I work at Penn Medicine, I believe in the mission: that Penn and Penn Medicine put patients first and are comprised of people who truly care about the people they serve.as always, I was proven right by my personal experience.

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50 years, 9 lessons — 1 CNO on long-term nursing trends

Becker's Hospital Review

Learn from a 50-year nursing career with Nancy Bisco, BSN, RN, as she shares her valuable life lessons and insights from her leadership roles.

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The Relentless School Nurse: Unseen Sacrifices: A Frontline Doctor’s Journey Through the Pandemic

The Relentless School Nurse

Click to view slideshow. March of 2024 will mark four years since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped our nation and the rest of the world. The first COVID-19 patient in New York was reported on March 1, 2020, and it soon became one of the largest epicenters of the disease, overwhelming the healthcare system. Dr. Cornelia Griggs, a pediatric surgery fellow, and mother of two toddlers was completing the final four months of nine years of training when she found herself on the frontline of COVID in her

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