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The Growing Intersection of Nursing, Healthcare, and Artificial Intelligence

Digital Doorway

On episode 459 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith welcomes back Dr. Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, a well-known nurse futurist, healthcare influencer, virtual nursing expert, innovator, and best-selling author. In the course of their conversation, Keith and Dr. Clipper discuss the growing intersection of artificial intelligence, nursing, and healthcare.

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Google’s and Yahoo’s New Email Requirements

Nurse Practitioners in Business

What’s changing with email; what are the new rules and requirements? Google and Yahoo released new email rules, all in an effort to cut down on the number of spam and malicious content sent via email. You probably don’t send spam to people on your email list. However, for all of us who don’t spam, plenty of others pick up “the slack.” According to Google : “Gmail’s AI-powered defenses stop more than 99.9% of spam, phishing and malware from reaching inboxes and block nearly 15 billion unwanted em

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From Being a Peer to Becoming the Leader

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN I am noticing a trend in our leadership workshops: many nurses are now being promoted from within their own units to leadership roles. Some confess that this has been hard, and their former peers are now among the most outspoken critics of their leadership. Promotions from within […] The post From Being a Peer to Becoming the Leader appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Violence affects nursing recruitment, retention, NNU report finds

Becker's Hospital Review

Violence against nurses in the workplace is rising, and healthcare employers are failing to address it. The combination of the two is hurting recruitment and retention, according to a report published Feb. 5 from National Nurses United.

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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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Meet a Champion of Nursing Diversity: Suzette Porter

Minority Nurse

Suzette Porter, MBA, BSN, RN, is an elder care nurse manager and adjunct faculty member who has been with Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) for over 25 years. Porter says she got into healthcare because her great-grandmother raised her and was the Florence Nightingale in their small town in Jamaica. She would take Porter to help the sick, elderly, and needy in their hometown.

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Building Psychological Safety

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN I was recently asked by a new manager how to begin rebuilding psychological safety in a unit where staff deeply distrusted their previous leader. Mending a broken trust can be challenging. Blame and incivility were characteristics of the culture that had evolved over many years. New graduate […] The post Building Psychological Safety appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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California bill would enable community colleges to offer BSNs

Becker's Hospital Review

Lawmakers in California have introduced a bill to create a pilot program that would allow up to 15 community colleges in the state to offer a Bachelor of Science in nursing — a measure meant to address limited capacity within nursing schools and expand access to affordable programs.

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What-Why-How? Improving Clinical Judgement

American Nurse

Clinical judgement is the big buzz in nurse education right now. Rightfully so. The NCSBN’s Next-Gen Clinical Judgement Measurement Model (CJMM) is the new standard that will move us forward in safe clinical practice. According to research from the NCSBN, nursing students lack clinical judgement, the cornerstone of safe practice. According to Hoffman, “The two most common reasons that new graduate nurses are disciplined are (1) failure to notice changes in patient status and (2) failure to act w

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A Day in the Life: Psychiatric Nurse

Daily Nurse

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with psychiatric patients? Surely, it’s not like many movies and television shows have portrayed. Not even close. To get more information about becoming a psychiatric nurse , we interviewed Jessica Martinez, RN, a Behavioral Health Registered Nurse working on CareRev’s platform at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey.

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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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Volunteers for Nurse Manager Focus Groups

Emerging RN Leader

Hi, Emerging RN Blog Readers – Thanks to Those of You Who Have Volunteered – I Still Have Slots in All Sessions 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 […] The post Volunteers for Nurse Manager Focus Groups appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Talking to your Healthcare Team

Nurses Advocates

I cannot stress enough the importance of talking to the healthcare team. Doing this can be intimidating as you know you are not at the same level as the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare team members. When I was a patient being treated for a Brain Tumor in 2014, I felt intimidated when the doctors made rounds, and everyone circled my bed and talked about me, and I had been a nurse for over 40 years!

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Eating disorders are the most lethal mental health conditions – reconnecting with internal body sensations can help reduce self-harm

American Nurse

Did you know that anorexia is the most lethal mental health condition ? One person dies from an eating disorder every hour in the U.S. Many of these deaths are not from health consequences related to starvation, but from suicide. Up to 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men in the U.S. will develop an eating disorder by age 40, and 1 in 2 people with an eating disorder will think about ending their life.

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Highest-paying cities for nurses in every state

Becker's Hospital Review

Discover the top-paying metro area for nurses in every state, with Santa Cruz, CA taking the lead according to Vivian Health's latest ranking.

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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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The Role of Compliance Officers in Healthcare Organizations: Challenges and Responsibilities

American Medical Compliance

Compliance officers’ responsibilities extend far beyond merely checking boxes and ticking off regulatory requirements. In fact, 61% of the compliance teams from a Thomson Reuters report also work on long-range strategies for their companies by putting regulatory and legislative changes as a top priority. Compliance officers take on a more complex task such as the creation of medical compliance plans for their company’s long-term success.

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Advancing Military Mental Health

Healthcare Law Insights blog

Research into psychedelic-assisted therapy receives funding in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024. In an epoch marked by rapid innovation in mental health treatments, a paradigm shift is on the horizon for the well-being of our armed forces personnel. Psychedelic-assisted therapy has surfaced as an innovative intervention for ailments such as depression, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and—perhaps most widely applicable to military personnel—post-traumatic stress disorder

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Tips for successful interprofessional collaborative writing: Part 2

American Nurse

As noted in Part 1 of this two-part series, interprofessional collaboration is a cornerstone of quality healthcare delivery, so it makes sense that writing produced by interprofessional teams can have a significant impact on patients. Several steps are needed, however, to ensure the project runs smoothly. Part 1 focused on choosing coauthors and holding the kick-off meeting.

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Martha E. Rogers Scholars Fund Applications

Nursology

The MER Scholars Fund is pleased to announce that the next deadline for application to the Martha E. Rogers Scholars Grant is April 1, 2024. Guidelines and application can be found on the SRS website (societyofrogerianscholars.org). The purpose of the grant is To support research, evidence-based practice projects, or clinical projects based upon Rogers’ Science … Continue reading Martha E.

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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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The Pitfalls of Being the ‘Nice’ Patient: A Nurse’s Perspective

Amercan Journal of Nursing

Image Brent Keane/via Pexels I have often heard health care professionals in various environments say, “If you’re nice to the nurses and doctors who take care of you, you’ll get better care.” As a bedside nurse myself, I understand the sentiment. No busy health care worker loves being met with antagonism or pressing demands that don’t strike us as critically urgent.

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Gallup Poll: Nurses’ Ethics Still Top the List

Daily Nurse

Every January, the Gallup organization publishes the results of a survey that provides insight into which professionals the American public finds the most ethical and honest. For those who love and recognize nurses for their hard work caring for millions of patients across the lifespan, it’s no surprise that nurses have been number one on Gallup’s list for 22 consecutive years.

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Nurses have the power

American Nurse

In her more than 40 years of nursing, Cynthia Bienemy, PhD, RN, has focused on addressing health disparities and inequities related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Black communities through research and community-based interventions. This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Nurses have the power appeared first on American Nurse.

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Lucinda’s House – An Emancipatory Nursing Exemplar

Nursology

“If you are a Black woman, you could start prenatal care early, you could receive adequate prenatal care, you can have insurance, you could have numerous degrees, be financially well-off, you could be Serena Williams, and you can still die or come close to dying from a pregnancy-related cause.

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Haploidentical Bone Marrow Transplant Has Durable Engraftment in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Consult QD

Reduced-intensity haploidentical bone marrow transplantation (BMT) for sickle cell disease has resulted in durable engraftment with low mortality, according to the Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) 1507 study. Presented at the 2023 American Society of Hematology conference, the findings from the adult cohort of the multicenter, phase 2, prospective trial suggest that haploidentical BMT is an important way to increase the donor pool for patients with sickle cell diseas

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Unlocking the College Financial Aid Vault – More Difficult Than Ever

Daily Nurse

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the revamped version purportedly designed to streamline the process and make life easier for FAFSA applicants. Really? A closer look reveals potential concerns that merit careful consideration. Let’s delve into some critical changes in FAFSA that require your attention and understanding.

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Let’s huddle up

American Nurse

A comprehensive ambulatory cancer center’s journey to implementing tiered huddles Takeaways: Tiered huddles are brief conversations that occur throughout levels of an organization or across health systems to improve patient safety, communication, situational awareness, care coordination, resource utilization, patient outcomes, and service. Using an inclusive approach, this organization constructed a meaningful process with measurable operational and patient-centered metrics.

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Exploring the Vital Role of Nurses in Heart Health

Diversity Nursing

February is American Heart Month. It's important to promote cardiovascular health and explore the many ways Nurses are engaged in these efforts. According to the CDC , h eart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Nurses are advocates of heart health in various healthcare settings, spanning from hospitals and clinics to community and public health initiatives.

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Recognizing the Impact of Impostor Phenomenon and Microaggressions in Gastroenterology

Consult QD

The percentage of women in medical school has essentially doubled over the past 50 years, and women represent 50% of medical students today. 1 The percentage of medical school students who identify as racial/ethnic underrepresented minorities (URMs) has also increased. As of 2022, non-white URMs represented 50.6% of enrolled medical students. 2 However, despite these advancements, just 25% of practicing gastroenterologists are female, and 9% of gastroenterologists identify as URMs.

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Mastering Medical Terminology: Effective Learning Techniques for Nurses

NurseBuff

Let’s face it: medical degrees are tough, and medical terminology can be even tougher. The days of learning Latin or Ancient Greek just to understand a medical degree are behind us. With information becoming more accessible today than ever, there is an overwhelming list of learning methods, and with studies showing a worrying rise in […] The post Mastering Medical Terminology: Effective Learning Techniques for Nurses appeared first on NurseBuff.

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English language changes allow 1,000 nurses to join register

Nursing Times

Almost 1,000 international nurses have joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council register thanks to English language changes. Read more.

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Valentina Obreja Left Romania with Luggage and a Dream. Now She’s an Award-winning Nurse

Daily Nurse

Valentina Obreja has dedicated her career to improving care for ICU patients at UCLA Health. “Never give up” are three words that have defined much of Obreja’s adult life. It’s what she told herself when she and her husband left Romania in 2006 with little more than four pieces of luggage and a dream to start a new life in the U.S. It’s what she told herself while bagging groceries at a supermarket as she awaited approval to take her nursing licensure exam.

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Diagnosis and Management of Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (Podcast)

Consult QD

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare demyelinating autoimmune disease predominantly affecting the spinal cord and optic nerves, was once thought to be a variant of multiple sclerosis (MS). That changed in 2004 with the discovery of the aquaporin-4 antibody (AQP4), a biomarker that explains the disorder’s pathogenesis. Now there are three FDA-approved treatments.

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