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How to Adapt to Working in a New Hospital

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

Adapting to a new hospital can be challenging for a clinician who has previously worked in a different healthcare setting. There are, however, several practical steps you can take to smoothly transition into your new work environment. With a little bit of effort, you can quickly adjust to your new environment, effectively connecting with your new team members and providing the best care possible for your patients.

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Libraries and Homelessness

Josephine Ensign

Yesterday, at a community homelessness resource and health fair where I was faculty preceptor for a footcare clinic with some of our medical and nursing students, I was reminded of the powerful role of libraries in the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Among the tables and tents offering warm winter coats, gloves, hats, behavioral health resources, pizza, bagels, coffee, haircuts, youth shelter and women’s day shelter services, and our footcare, the University Branch of the Seattl

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Don’t Get Scammed

Nurse Practitioners in Business

Everyone, including healthcare workers are targets for fraudsters. Learn tactics scammers use and gain the knowledge to protect yourself, your license, and your practice. Scams and fraud are on the rise, and healthcare has been identified by the FBI as targets. In this episode, I’m talking about how you, as an individual in healthcare may be targeted by scammers to release your own personal information or to inadvertently give someone access to protected healthcare information.

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Showing Courage in Leadership Roles

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN In the past, courage has not been recognized as an important attribute for nurse leaders. This is changing. In my recent conversations with current nurse leaders about what our future leaders will need, the ability to act courageously is increasingly part of the discussion. Without question, innovation […] The post Showing Courage in Leadership Roles appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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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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Jan’s Story

Donna Cardillo

Jan came from a highly dysfunctional family. One day at age 14, after a physical altercation with her drug-addicted mother and years of abuse and neglect, she decided to take her own life by swallowing downers she had accumulated from her mother’s stash and a bottle of gin. She was found unconscious in the girls’ … Jan’s Story Read More » The post Jan’s Story first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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Team Up to Tackle Care Redesign

Health Leaders | Nursing

Trinity Health uses virtual care, teamwork to address workforce, clinical care issues. Trinity Health is taking a team approach in redesigning care delivery inside the hospital, using a three-person model that includes nurses, nursing assistants, and virtual care technology. Gay Landstrom, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAONL, FACHE, FAAN , chief nursing officer for the Michigan-based health system with 101 hospitals in 27 states, says the model, piloted in the summer of 2022 and is now live in roughly 40 sit

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Helping Staff to Navigate Their Conflicts

Emerging RN Leader

By Rose O. Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN From AONL research on the nurse manager role, we know that managing staff conflicts is one of the top five activities and least favorite ways leaders spend their time. Consider this situation a nurse manager recently raised during a seminar: My staff don’t want to navigate their […] The post Helping Staff to Navigate Their Conflicts appeared first on Emerging Nurse Leader.

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Hospitals Reduce Infection Rates Post-Pandemic

American Nurse

Hospitals have reduced healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) for the first time since they reached a five-year high during the pandemic in 2020. The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit patient-safety organization, said the data it collected from Oct. 2021 through Dec. 2022 show 85% of hospitals improved their infection rate on at least one of the three HAIs it tracks — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urin

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Meet the New President of the AANP: Stephen A. Ferrara

Minority Nurse

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) welcomed Stephen A. Ferrara , DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, as the organization’s new president, taking the reigns from former AANP President April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN in late-June. Ferrara is a busy man, wearing many hats. He’s an actively practicing NP in New York and a member of the senior leadership team at Columbia University’s School of Nursing, serving as the associate dean of clinical affairs and assistant profes

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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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Pediatric Oncology Nurse Hannah McCullough Comes Full Circle

Daily Nurse

At the age of 10, Hannah McCullough, BSN, got a glimpse of her dream job as a pediatric oncology nurse. As a child, she spent hours caring for her brother at his bedside at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital following a brain cancer diagnosis and being amazed by how the nurses took time out of their day to spend time with him. McCullough recalls how they focused on him as a whole person, which she found special.

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Viewpoint: Nurse martyrdom helps no one

Becker's Hospital Review

The idea that nursing is not a career but a calling is "false and misleading" and may be an underlying cause of burnout and compassion fatigue in the field, Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, wrote in an opinion piece published on Daily Nurse.

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Self-care and team-care intervention of connection: Gratitude

American Nurse

Search “gratitude” across the ANA Enterprise and you’re in for some great reading and recommendations. Gratitude, or “Vitamin G” in my nursing practice of staff well-being, is an interesting intervention. My expressions of gratitude appear well-received and welcomed. People connect to my appreciation. Coaching others to embrace the self-care and team-care practice of gratitude is heard but doesn’t appear to be heeded.

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NP Designation Helps Nurses Shape Their Careers with More Choices

Minority Nurse

Earning an advanced degree offers nurses immediate career benefits, including skills and knowledge they’ll apply to their work long before graduation. But advanced degrees, including the designation as a nurse practitioner (NP), also offer study nuances that propel careers forward and present opportunities that weren’t available before. Nurses who pursue an NP with a master’s of nursing degree find, in particular, that the additional credential offers a level of autonomy leadin

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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 Day in the Life: Cardiac Nurse

Daily Nurse

The heart is a crucial part of our life and our world. There are songs about it, movies that focus on it—at least the love part, and without it, unlike other organs, we wouldn’t be able to survive. So, what’s it like to be a nurse focusing on patient care with the heart? We interviewed Caitlin Fetner RN, BSN, Cardiac nurse, University of Maryland Capital Region Health.

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How 2 hospitals are combating 'quiet quitting' and other workforce trends

Becker's Hospital Review

Stress, burnout and frustration in the workplace have resulted in workforce trends such as "quiet quitting" and "rage applying," and hospitals are taking aim at the issues that give rise to these movements.

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Proofreading: A quality-improvement tool to ensure accuracy

American Nurse

As nurses, we routinely use quality-improvement tools such as the plan-do-check-act cycle to refine our practice to benefit patients. Proofreading is a quality-improvement tool for our writing efforts, but it’s a step that frequently receives only cursory attention. After all, we worked hard in crafting our article, writing and editing to make our points clear.

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From Health at Home to ICU, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Talk About the Care Continuum

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Nurse practitioners and faculty Kristen Brown and Lisa Stambolis represent two different ends of the pediatric practitioner spectrum —acute care and community health. But after decades spent with youth from birth to 22, in various stages of health, there’s much to talk about. Our goal in the ICU is to get them better, get them… The post From Health at Home to ICU, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Talk About the Care Continuum 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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The Nurse Martyr Helps No One

Daily Nurse

Recently, on LinkedIn, a heartfelt nurse colleague wrote that a nurse had posted something so painfully wrong-headed that she just had to respond. The nurse had written that nursing is not a career; it’s a calling and that any nurse who leaves the bedside is committing murder against patients. This shocking statement belies a sentiment that all too many nurses walk the earth feeling: that they must sacrifice everything for patients, even their health and peace of mind.

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Nurses receive 1% of healthcare philanthropy

Becker's Hospital Review

The healthcare sector as a whole received $333.3 billion in philanthropic donations between 2015 and 2022. But despite nursing being one of the largest groups of clinicians, nurses received only 1% of those donations, according to a Nov. 15 report released by the American Nurses Foundation.

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How being grateful is good for healthcare

American Nurse

About a year ago, one of my graduating students gave me a fan with this Korean text 선생님 사랑해요 , which translates to “I love you teacher.” I’m told that it’s customary in Korea to give the teacher a small token of appreciation for a positive educational experience. Another time, on the last day of school, a Thai student gifted me a lunch box with homemade coconut rice topped with mangoes.

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Patient’s Story Puts National Spotlight on Cancer Clinical Trials

Penn Medicine News

Both Kate Korson and her mother Marcy are part of the Abramson Cancer Center’s long legacy of clinical research. Kate recently shared her clinical trial experience with a national audience on Good Morning America.

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A Little Bit of Everything: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Consult QD

by Aditi Patel, MD , Sameep Sehgal, MD , Kristin Highland, MD A female in her 60s was referred to our rheumatology clinic after she reported a history of new onset Raynaud phenomenon for two months. In addition, she reported hand puffiness, heartburn, dyspnea on exertion and a rash laterally over her thighs. The examination revealed puffy hands, erythema around the nailbeds, rash over the lateral aspect of her thighs (above), weak proximal hip muscles, and crackles at the base of the lung fields

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What Works: Community-Led Research Promotes Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Indigenous Health by Championing Indigenous Nursing Practice

Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine

Western countries have consistently excluded Indigenous nurses from nursing education and practice, both socially and politically. The oversight has seriously contributed to health inequities in the community because Indigenous nurses are fundamental change agents. The Journal of Clinical Nursing’s 2023 paper, “Indigenous social exclusion to inclusion: Case studies on Indigenous nursing leadership in four high… The post What Works: Community-Led Research Promotes Evidence-Based

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How the Human Understanding Metric + strategy boosts NPS

NRC Health

Gundersen Health System and M Health Fairview are among the NRC Health partners that have implemented the HUme into their patient experience surveys. Supporting this effort with intentional strategies to engage leaders and teams, these systems are now enjoying unprecedented increases in NPS. The post How the Human Understanding Metric + strategy boosts NPS appeared first on NRC Health.

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What’s The Verdict?

Empowered Nurses

Last week, the jury returned a verdict in the case of Maya Kowalski. I have previously written about Maya Kowalski, who was a 10-year-old girl at the at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospitals in Tampa, Florida. Maya had suffered from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and was receiving Ketamine treatments which reduces the sensation of pain even though they cannot stop it all together.

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North Carolina Nurse Educator Finds Right Fit in DNP Educational Leadership Program

Post University

Since Bobbi Handy was a little girl, she knew she wanted to be a nurse. When she headed to college in the late 1980s, however, the Charleston, South Carolina, native talked herself out of her dream. She left the university where she’d started and enrolled in an associate degree in business administration program at the technical college in her hometown, Trident Technical College, and graduated in 1989.

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How to Handle a Toxic Work Environment

Celayix

Employees are quitting in droves because of toxic workplace culture, not inadequate compensation, according to a recent analysis from MIT Sloan Management Review. In fact, according to the survey, a toxic workplace culture is 10.4 times more likely to cause employees to quit their jobs. “People don’t leave jobs, they leave toxic work cultures” – Dr.

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Why do nurses suffer from burnout? Forced overtime, understaffing and workplace violence.

Health Leaders | Nursing

As the backbone of the healthcare system and the first line of defense in patient care, nurses' mental health and well-being must be a priority for employers and for all of us as patients.

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Is healthcare ready to embrace more young nurses?

Becker's Hospital Review

In conversations about the nursing shortage, healthcare leaders often underscore the importance of building a pipeline by stirring interest among younger generations, and getting in front of high schoolers and middle schoolers. But is the industry fully ready to embrace more young nurses?

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Reminder! Abstracts Due December 1st for Virtual Nursology Theory Week

Nursology

Deadline for submission: December 1, 2023 midnight EST The theme for the 2024 Virtual Nursology Theory conference will be “Nursology Theory Think Tanks for the Future.” As you develop your abstract, consider pressing questions and issues that call for creative and innovative approaches and that prompt collective discussion and solutions based on the fundamental knowledge … Continue reading Reminder!

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