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The light in the dark of 2020

New Thing Nurse

I have failed so many times this year. I have failed to get out of bed on days where my body wouldn’t listen to me. I have failed to be open with my family, friends, colleagues, and clients when the despair was too great to function. I have failed to be as present as I could have been during this most unprecedented time – historical mostly due to failures in leadership, process, and procedure that have cost our country 289,000 deaths and counting as of the writing of this post.

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Healthcare Recruiter and Candidate Boot Camp: Communication 101

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

stylephotographs/123RF.com. We all played this game as kids: a short phrase is whispered from one person to the next. The last person says the phrase as she or he understood it. And the end message? It bears no resemblance to the phrase that started the game. Miscommunication between recruiters and candidates can sometimes feel like the whisper game.

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Surgical Smoke Inhalation: Dangerous Consequences for the Surgical Team

NIOSH Science Blog

In 1996, after conducing multiple health hazard evaluations, NIOSH released a bulletin recommending the control of surgical smoke created during laser or electric surgical procedures. Since the 1990s the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has recommended the evacuation of all surgical smoke. Yet, surgical smoke is still inhaled daily by nurses in the operating room.

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F*ck Resolutions + 5 Habits I'm Keeping in 2021

Nursing Uncensored

It’s no secret - I am not a fan of the New Year’s resolution. I think there’s a lot of pressure and hype to make broad, sweeping changes to our lives starting January 1. To make matters worse, it’s become a cultural joke that we won’t maintain these changes. Any regular gym-goer knows that the gym is packed the first couple months of a new year, and then tapers off sharply when we get distracted or demotivated en masse.

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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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Free Download: CVICU Report Sheet

Nurse Abnormalities

When I was a bedside CVICU nurse, I prided myself on my personalized report sheet. I did tailor it to fit the unit where I worked as a nurse, but I cannot express how much it helped me get through my day and give sign out to the oncoming nurse. The following was my morning routine as a bedside nurse and included is a free download to my report sheet.

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Applying research findings to the organisation of nursing care

Nursing Times

Four studies have explored how different interventions relate to the organisation of nursing care. This article discusses their findings and how they apply during the coronavirus pandemic The post Applying research findings to the organisation of nursing care appeared first on Nursing Times.

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What Is CNOR and Why Should You Go For It?

Registered Nursing

The Competency and Credentialing Institute ( CCI ) is an organization that focuses on perioperative professional certifications for nurses. CCI identifies the specialty nursing certification as "the formal process by which a certifying agency validates a nurse's knowledge, skills, and abilities in a defined role and clinical area of practice." Certified nurses are recognized on March 19th every year by employers and healthcare providers for their dedication to pursuing excellence within their sp

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“YOU SEE US AS HEROES; WE SEE OURSELVES AS LEADERS.” NURSE LEADERS SPEAK OUT IN NATIONAL SURVEY

Inspire Nurse Leaders

Inspire Nurse Leaders Launches Worldwide E-Learning Curriculum for Nurse Leaders and with Synova Associates Pledges $25,000 in E-Learning Credits VERO BEACH, FLORIDA , November 10, 2020 — Inspire Nurse Leaders , the nurse leader education, consulting, and coaching firm, today announced the results of its July 2020 nationwide “Leading in Times of Crisis” Nurse Leader Survey.

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What’s Next for Staffing?

Ringo

As the economy continues its recovery, many staffing firms find themselves back in the same spot as before the crisis–many jobs and few qualified candidates. Other firms are struggling to find new business.

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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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EDNurseasauras - Untitled Article

EDNurseasauras

It had snowed 2 days before. Not much, just a couple of inches of fluffy, sugary white stuff. For days, her little footprints were still clearly visible. Into the woods behind my house. Headed half way to my neighbors house to check on his dog. The flattened area where she rolled. She loved to roll in snow. The steady cold weather ensured that those footprints would remain undisturbed for weeks.

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To gather or not to gather, that is the question.

New Thing Nurse

Thinking about getting a small group together for Thanksgiving this year? Many are, but is it worth the risk? And what is the risk? COVID-19 is raging across America. The United States is facing another huge surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. As a nation, we have hit new highs of cases per day, hospitalizations and have now surpassed 250,000 deaths from COVID-19.

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The Changing Face of Healthcare Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

The events of the last few weeks are unprecedented in our lifetime and have brought into sharp focus the pricelessness of healthcare access. Even as the pandemic highlights gaps in our health care system, individuals, organizations, and governments have stepped up to deliver innovations to fill these gaps. While this change has come amidst a crisis, there are important lessons in these emergency measures that have the ability to affect our profession into the foreseeable future.

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The Physiological Burden of Prolonged PPE Use on Healthcare Workers during Long Shifts

NIOSH Science Blog

Please note that this blog is specifically about respirators used by healthcare workers during long shifts and not facemasks worn as barrier control to stop the spread of COVID. Healthcare workers (HCW) and first responders often work long, physically and mentally exhausting shifts as they provide care for patients, especially during a public health emergency.

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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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10 Things I Do to Help the Oncoming Nurse: Night Shift Edition

Nursing Uncensored

Like many nurses, I believe in creating good work karma.that is, we have a concept of what goes around comes around. I find it best to try to leave a trail of good whenever possible, especially for the nurse that’s going to take over for you when you leave. It’s less of a religious belief or superstition and more of a law of nature on a hospital unit.

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2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife, but could it be the worst year for nurses yet?

Nurse Abnormalities

I became a nurse in 2011 and over the past 18 months, I have had more thoughts of wanting to quit nursing than wanting to stay. I often think to myself, if I did not need the money, would I stay in this profession? I also have casually, but consciously set a stop date for my current way of working because I know I cannot take the stress of a teaching hospital for the rest of my life.

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Choose the Right Online Test Banks for Your Goals

Board Vitals - Nursing

We all learn in different ways. Whether you prefer visual aids, or you excel with auditory lessons, it is important to play to your strengths during test preparation. When you are ready to choose the right online test banks, make the right decision by selecting a bank that fits your learning style. Matching Your Learning Style If you do research on learning styles, you will find a wide array of experts begging people to stop “ perpetuating the myth ”.

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Practical Guidance and a Reminder to Breathe

A Scrub's Life

Hello! I know it has been a hot minute since I have posted – my apologies. Life has been busy! I also know that the […] The post Practical Guidance and a Reminder to Breathe first appeared on A Scrub's Life.

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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 Factors That Bind RNs: Are RNs Nurses If They Don’t Work at the Bedside?

Registered Nursing

Congratulations! You are officially a part of the most trusted profession , with the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. A nurse's role requires involvement in the most vulnerable situations, and they recognize the immense impact they may have on the well-being of others. RNs can be consistently proud of the work they do – wherever their paths may take them.

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What does the future hold for the nursing associate role?

Nursing Times

A year after the first nursing associates entered the nursing register there is a lack of clarity about and consistency in the role. This discussion calls for nursing associates to be given a clear role that supports registered nurses and improves patient care The post What does the future hold for the nursing associate role? appeared first on Nursing Times.

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How To Sell In a Crisis

Ringo

With the disruption caused by COVID-19 seemingly set to continue impacting almost every facet of the global economy for the foreseeable future, it's important for businesses to remain flexible and keep the longer-term picture in mind.

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Meditation Tip of the Week: Just Go For It!

Minding The Bedside

What kind of meditator are you? Have you never meditated? Or, do you have a practice but don't get as much time doing it as you wish? Perhaps you have a very stable meditation practice, but forget to use your mind well when you're off of your meditation cushion. Regardless of what your challenges are, there's an easy solution.just go for it! The post Meditation Tip of the Week: Just Go For It!

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The Beauty of Masks

New Thing Nurse

Masks can be such a simple thing. From a just a piece of cloth across your lower face (always covering your nose and mouth) to high-end pieces of technology with valves, filters, full eye protection, and many more bells and whistles, the mask has recently become a major part of everyone’s lives. As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket across the United States , the wearing of a simple cloth mask (along with washing your hands, staying at least 6 feet from others, and staying home when possible)

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Pros and Cons of Traveling Healthcare Jobs During the Pandemic

Hospital Recruiting | Nursing

pitinan/123RF.com The COVID-19 pandemic has affected jobs in every sector of the economy. While initially it seemed that healthcare jobs would likely be among the least affected, even healthcare professionals have found their jobs affected. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare workers has varied based on the fluctuations of needs. In some areas, lockdowns closed outpatient procedures and significantly reduced patient volumes.

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Considerations for Covering N95s to Extend Use

NIOSH Science Blog

Introduction During times of increased demand for N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), hospitals or other medical facilities may want to protect these devices from surface contamination in order to prolong their use. When protection against surface contamination is needed, CDC recommends wearing a cleanable face shield over an N95 FFR[1].

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My 15 Favorite Foods for a 12-hour Shift

Nursing Uncensored

Y’all it’s pandemic eatin’ time. While some of you are still getting no-contact delivery or curbside delivery, I’m trying to capitalize on all the groceries we bought and the meal/snack plan I made with bae. I’m not going to focus on what' I’ve been eating at home, because I really want to give you ideas for when you’re on a long-ass shift. My number one focus when planning work food is that I don’t want to have to touch it with my hands.

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3 Simple Strategies When Things Go Wrong in Your Business

The Bossy Nurse

The post 3 Simple Strategies When Things Go Wrong in Your Business appeared first on Marsha Battee | Mindset & Business Coach.

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How I Passed My PNP Certification Exam: My Study Plan and Tools

Board Vitals - Nursing

If you’re a current/aspiring healthcare professional, chances are high that you’ve taken lots of exams. I am currently a PNP-PC (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care), but if you’re anything like me, studying for larger exams like the NCLEX-RN® or the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam felt like a whole different ball game.

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National Nurse Leader Survey – Pandemic Lessons Learned from Nurse Leaders

Inspire Nurse Leaders

The post National Nurse Leader Survey – Pandemic Lessons Learned from Nurse Leaders appeared first on Inspire Nurse Leaders.

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You Are Not Alone: Tips to Deal With or Avoid Anxiety for the Nervous New Nurse

Registered Nursing

It's the night before her shift and nurse Kayla is starting to get a sinking feeling in her stomach, worrying about what the next day holds. What will my patient assignment be like? Who will I be working with? She has been done with orientation for a couple of months and the anxiety still hasn't faded. She often feels nervous and jittery on the drive to work, her heart racing as she rides the elevator to her unit.

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Nursing associates celebrated on one-year anniversary of role

Nursing Times

The "positive difference" made by nursing associates across the UK is being celebrated today to mark the one-year anniversary of the role. More than 1,500 nursing associates have joined the Nursing and Midwifery Council since its register opened to the profession 12 months ago. “They… The post Nursing associates celebrated on one-year anniversary of role appeared first on Nursing Times.

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