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  • Nurse Practitioner Burnout

    The Nurse Practitioner's Place
    NPs Save Lives
    26 May 2014 | 6:46 am
    Why do NPs burnout? Much the same reasons as Doctors. Constant pressure to produce and keep everyone happy including patients, their family members, our bosses, our co-workers, insurance companies, and our own families. At the same time, trying not to kill anyone. The good thing is that has resolved itself with a job change. I just spent a long weekend at the beach and never  opened my computer to work. For the first time in 6 years...That's not saying that I haven't taken time off, just that I've always had to open my computer and work at some point during the event. You need…
  • Study questions routine use of oxygen in MI

    American Nurse Today
    Rachel Bargeron
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    A study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 found that at 6 months, patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) who received supplemental oxygen when their oxygen levels were normal had a larger infarct size and experienced more arrhythmias. Read more. The post Study questions routine use of oxygen in MI appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Five Reasons Why New Nurses Can’t Find a Job

    Soliant Health
    Tera Tuten
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Last year, 200 healthcare HR managers were surveyed about the nurses they aimed to hire. 24% of those surveyed complained that applicants “don’t have any relevant work experience.” Among managers currently hiring nurses, 41% said they were only interested in experienced nurses, not new grads. What’s more, 22% said they were “only interested in applicants […]Five Reasons Why New Nurses Can’t Find a Job is a post from: Soliant Health The post Five Reasons Why New Nurses Can’t Find a Job appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • 8 Damaging Online Reputation Mistakes by Healthcare Providers [Infographic]

    Nurse Practitioners in Business
    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
      The 8 Most Damaging Online Reputation Mistakes made by Healthcare Professionals Just about everyone, at one time or another has made mistakes being online.  Reputation is important and has far reaching implications. Some of these mistakes have resulted in loss of jobs, ruining a great reputation, inability to find another job, and more. Indeed, the things we do online, especially in social media can affect both our personal and professional lives – positively and negatively.  Let’s review these mistakes Sharing Too Much Information (TMI) Never reveal protected health…
  • ECRI announces top technology hazards for 2015

    American Nurse Today
    Rachel Bargeron
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    The ECRI Institute has announced its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015, which include alarm hazards, mix-up of IV lines, lack of data integrity, and inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes and surgical instruments. Read more. The post ECRI announces top technology hazards for 2015 appeared first on American Nurse Today.
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  • Correctional Nurse Legal Briefs: Understanding Professional Liability

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:52 am
    This post is part of a continuing series on legal issues important to correctional nurses. Find other topics in the series here. From my case files: A nurse hears a man down code called overhead while returning from providing sick call in one of the housing units. When she arrives at the scene she sees […]
  • Caring Within The Culture of Incarceration (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Dr. Stacy Christensen, a nursing professor at the Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, talks about her work with incarcerated women in the Connecticut State Prison System and her article about the application of Leininger’s theory of Culture Care in the correctional setting. Enhancing Nurses’ Ability to Care Within the Culture of Incarceration” […]
  • Eight Ways to Improve Clinical Judgment

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    Although every nursing specialty has its challenges, correctional nursing involves complex situations that can appear simple, but aren’t. There are many unknown factors in sizing up a situation. Correctional nurses are most-often the first healthcare provider to see the patient situation. As a gatekeeper, the nurse must make a fairly autonomous judgment on what needs […]
  • Three Clinical Judgment Booby Traps to Avoid

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Over time, as we develop our practice, we store up clinical reasoning helps that can speed our decision-making for commonly reoccurring scenarios. We begin, for example, to develop rules of thumb and analogies resulting from common pattern recognition that originate from past successes. The formal term for this is heuristics. In fact, clinicians rarely use […]
  • October 2014 News Round Up (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Correctional nurse experts Mari Knight, Johnnie Lambert, Denise Rahaman, and Sue Smith join Lorry to discuss the hot topics in correctional healthcare news in this monthly round-up. Ohio prisons credit $10M savings to Medicaid changes Our first story comes from the Ohio prison system where they are reporting saving $10 million dollars in medical expenses […]
 
 
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  • Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Canada will send up to 40 military staff to Sierra Leone to help battle Ebola, the government said on Thursday as it also launched a campaign to recruit healthcare workers to help operate treatment centers in three West African countries. The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic had risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries as of Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.
  • Final election results released

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    Local races included Fort Bragg City Council and the Mendocino Coast Health Care District board of directors. Both races had five candidates vying for three seats.
  • Austin Peay State University Nursing Program supports Breast Cancer Research at 5K race

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The fight against breast cancer received a boost last month when more than 30 members of the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing participated in the Susan G. Komen 2015 Race for the Cure 5K in Brentwood Tennessee. Rebecca MacAdam, a senior nursing student, organized APSU's participation in the event, with APSU raising more than $2,300 for breast cancer research.
  • Nurses notify San Bernardino County of intent to strike

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    About 1,200 nurses employed by the county of San Bernardino have will strike Dec. 9 and 10 because 14 months of contract negotiations have yielded no progress, officials of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United said Wednesday. “This is a sad day for us and the county,” said Rhonda Watts, the CNA-NNU chief nurse representative for all of the county's registered nurses.
  • First robot, networked tablets head to West Africa to fight Ebola

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The first robot and networked tablets are making their way today to an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia, where they will give aid workers their first chance at sharing data about the deadly outbreak. Debbie Theobald, co-founder and executive director of Cambridge, Mass.-based Vecna Cares left on a flight to Monrovia, Liberia Tuesday night, taking the company's own CliniPaktablets, a robot and the technology needed to set up a local area wireless network.
 
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  • Writing for Writing’s Sake

    Emily
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    There are times when I want to sit and write about the simple things.  The things I avoid writing about because I don’t think anyone would care.  Mainly wrapped around my daily life.  For example, yesterday I finally figured out the best way to utilize my wood stove to heat the house.  Oh did I make fire! I participated in a revamped version of our annual skills day at work and the fact that I am surrounded by brilliant coworkers was reinforced in spades. And last night, my two closest friends wrapped their arms around my heart and reminded me how much I am loved and how much I am…
  • Eleven Years

    Emily
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Keeping a blog alive for any amount of time takes an immense amount of work, patience and dedication.  Those who possess this dedication to stay the course have my respect and admiration. Today marks the eleventh year of my niche in the blogging community.  Eleven short, long insane years that saw me a student first, a provider next and now a teacher who is all three.  My deepest passion is still in flying the ill and injured, but my body and my mind feel the weight of attempting to be strong while striving for perfection. The news of Robin Williams successful suicide stuck a cord in so…
  • 10,000 Hours

    Emily
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Same shit, different day, same struggle Slow motion as time slips through my knuckles Nothing beautiful about it, no light at the tunnel For the people that put the passion before them being comfortable Raw, unmedicated heart no substitute Banging on table tops, no substitute –Macklemore & Ryan Lewis I started flying 7 years, 7 months, and some odd days ago.  It is strange to look at the other flight nurses and realize I am on the side of the “old timers” now.  My face has changed.  The aircraft looks different.  The world is different.   But I…
  • Focus on Not Focusing

    Emily
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:45 am
    Ten years is a long time in blog years.   I have witnessed the community evolve: -writing anonymously  to  -writing semi-anonymously to  -“being out” (if I am allowed to borrow the phrase) as an individual to  -writing (or not writing) due to corporate clamp down to -changing writing to only blogging professional topical content to -blogging with corporate semi-acceptance to  -blogging being accepted and an expected resume replacement to -what? This doesn’t include the changes brought about by social media and the 140 character, SnapChat world.
  • The Year of Exploration

    Emily
    2 Jan 2014 | 6:50 pm
    As 2014 is looming on my door step, I am once again reflecting on the past, and thinking about the future. The fact that my blog is now 10 years and 2 months old has enhanced my pondering the past.  What have I done?  What did I accomplish?  But most importantly, what did I give back? As a professional, I receive and read a lot of information from different organizations.  The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is one that is important to me and receives most of my reading attention.  Each new organization president introduces a theme or mantra for the year.
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  • Diversity, Multiculturalism, and the Affordable Care Act

    Keith Carlson
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    On November 21st, 2014, a diverse and earnest group of nurses met in Santa Fe, New Mexico to focus on issues of diversity and multiculturalism, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act. These types of inspiring meetings broaden our view and deepen our understanding of salient contemporary issues in healthcare. The New Mexico Nurses Association Institute for Nursing Diversity sponsored the conference, which was entitled, "Our Shared Voice: A Vision of Nursing Advocacy in Multicultural Communities".Addressing Health Disparities Dr. Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC is the President of the…
  • Your Nursing Career: Stagnation or Flow?

    Keith Carlson
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    As nurses, our careers are fed by movement, not by stagnation. Nursing can be a very dynamic career path, and how you approach the trajectory of your professional development can be greatly influenced by many aspects of your life. At this juncture, is your career stagnant or flowing?  Stagnant or Flowing? When you take a look at your nursing career, is it a flowing river of possibilityand growth, or is it a dry riverbed that's hungry for the moisture of your curiosity?The flow of your career is a perpetual movement if you will allow it to be, and we must consistently guard against…
  • The Continuum of Nurse Career Growth

    Keith Carlson
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    The growth of your career as a nurse can be consciously self-generated, or simply a result of happenstance and a laissez-faireattitude towards professional development. Neither of these options are necessarily bad in and of themselves, but a thoughtfully sculpted career is definitely fodder for a much richer, satisfying, and rewarding trajectory.Whereas employment can often feel like a means to an economic end (ie: survival), there is also the notion that work is an avenue to self-awareness, a sense of personal pride, contribution to community and society, and a more full engagement in…
  • "Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing"

    Keith Carlson
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    The latest book focused on nurse coaching, "Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing", was released in late October, and many of us are excited to have yet another text from which to draw inspiration and informative guidance for the practice of nurse coaching."Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing" was authored by my friend, colleague, and fellow Santa Fean, Barbara Montgomery Dossey, as well as by Susan Luck and Bonney Gulino Schaub. This book is "the first comprehensive Nurse Coach textbook that describes the theoretical and clinical…
  • Feeling Spooked By Nursing?

    Keith Carlson
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    It's Halloween, and it seems natural to examine our nursing careers for skeletons in the closet, ghosts that haunt us, and old stories that just don't fit anymore. Are you ready to let go? The Ghosts That Haunt YouAre there ghosts that haunt your nursing career? Are there patients, colleagues, errors, or miscalculations that still populate a painful place in your mind and heart? Are things from the past that hurt you emotionally, psychologically or spiritually still orbiting your heart? This is a ripe time for letting go, releasing those old tapes, and allowing those old ghosts to remove…
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  • Dressing for your body type: 5 fall scrubs for V-shaped men

    Scrubs Editor
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Got a V-shaped body? Shopping for fall? We’ve got you covered with five great scrubs! According to our style tool (check it out for more great suggestions!, V-shaped guys should be sporting layered scrubs tops, polo shirts, V-necks and solids for the most flattering looks. The most flattering pants tend to be cargo, fitted and drawstring fits. Here are our top picks: Men’s fly front drawstring pant: Cargo-pant scrubs will provide all the comfort you’ll need through your shift and also match well with many different colored tops. You’ll love organizing your gear…
  • How to make the best out of working a Thanksgiving shift

    Scrubs Editor
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Believe it or not, working on Thanksgiving day can be tons of fun, especially if you have the pleasure of working with an amazing group of nurses! If you need proof, check out this week’s episode of “The Sean Dent Show” on ScrubsBeat, where Sean Dent shares some of his fondest memories of working on Thanksgiving. Have you ever worked a shift on Thanksgiving? Share your experience, the good and the bad, in the comments below!
  • Video: Makeup tips for nurses

    Scrubs Editor
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    In need of a new, natural look for your long shifts at the hospital? We found a video full of makeup tips that might help! In the video’s description, makeup artist Lisa Sim writes that “nurses work long and hard hours on a daily basis as they try their best to help those in need. This can often give them little time to take care of themselves and think about how they look. But you can get a lasting, fresh-faced look with just a few simple steps.” In her video, she shows nurses how to create a healthy and alert appearance with makeup tips that are sure to last all day (and…
  • 5 things that can lead to nurse burnout … and how to cope with them

    Sean Dent
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Wavebreakmedia Ltd It’s no secret. Nurses burn out, and burn out often. I’ve known quite a number of nurses during my travels who just fizzled out like a firework. It’s the classic too hot, too fast scenario. All of us enter the profession with the “save the world” attitude. We adopt the “I’m going to be different” mentality. We tell ourselves “I’m not going to be like that ratchety, bitty ole’ burned-out harpie of a nurse.” You convince yourself you’ll be the exception to the rule, and these “seasoned nurses” don’t know what they’re talking about.
  • 17 reasons I’m thankful I’m a nurse

    The Nerdy Nurse
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    iStockphoto | ThinkStock It’s easy to have days (weeks, months…) when you forget how much you love your profession. Sometimes, amid the long shifts and tough work, you need a little reminder of why you do what you do. Brittney, the Nerdy Nurse, wrote an awesome post about why she’s thankful to be a nurse. We hope it’ll inspire you, no matter how you’re feeling today, to be thankful as well! Every day presents me with new challenges and the opportunity to overcome them. My growth and development in my profession are limited only by my desire and will. I have the…
 
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  • This is not Thug Kitchen.

    Jo
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    However, I have a roll recipe for your motherfuckers that you are gonna love.This is what I bring to every holiday gathering, and have brought since forever. It's a soft, white, not-too-sweet, not-too-salty, buttery bread that you can make into loaves, or into rolls, or into a braid. It is incredibly easy, even if you've never made bread before. It's also high in fat, totally devoid of nutritional value, and should therefore be eaten only once or twice a year.Check it out: you will need. . .one package of regular yeast, or quick-rise/bread-machine yeast, or a cake of yeast, if you roll that…
  • This was my week:

    Jo
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    On Monday, my Sonicare toothbrush bit the dust. I'd been limping it along for months, and it finally coded and couldn't be revived.Today, I had a decision to make: I had money in the budget either for a new Sonicare or a bottle of Laphroiag.I chose Scotch. Oral care, I am not up in you right now.And this is why:On Tuesday, I was minding my own business when I saw a coworker hurpling cheerfully down the hall with what looked like a liter suction container full of bile. I shook my head and blinked twice, and damned if it wasn't a liter suction container full of bile.Now, normally when one is…
  • We need our own goddamned poster.

    Jo
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    Recently, the unit I work in won an award. It was one of those not-Press-Ganey awards; the kind of award that has to do with things that are nursing quality indicators. You know, the "you haven't had a central-line infection in two years; here's a cookie" kind, but bigger.Much bigger.And it was nurse-driven, nurse-implemented, and exacting. And national. So, kind of a big deal.During the hootenanny surrounding the award, we were shown a slide of everybody (so said the CEO of the hospital) who'd had a hand in making Such A Great Thing possible.There, front and center, was the CEO. Next to him…
  • So, finally, my patient died.

    Jo
    1 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Once in a very long while you get somebody under your hands who ought to have been let go months before.We had somebody like that the other month: multiple surgeries for a brain tumor that was not going to go away (grade IV glioblastoma), multiple rounds of chemo and radiation, and in the middle of all of that, a surgery for an abscess that led to wound-vac sponges all down one side of the poor sot's body.The spouse didn't want to let them go. The mother didn't want to let them go. The brother didn't particularly say one way or the other.Ever smell a person who is, quite literally, rotting…
  • An excellent op-ed from a Minion in lovely EnZedd. . .

    Jo
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:33 pm
    This is what we all should be worried about.
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  • Black Friday Special: A Year of Unlimited Premium Themes

    Ran
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Our Black Friday special is a great way to get your blog ready for the new year. This weekend, every purchase of WordPress.com Premium will include a free year of unlimited access to all our premium themes — a $120 USD value — so you can use any theme at no extra cost. The special sale starts just after midnight on Friday, November 28th, and ends just before midnight, on Monday, December 1st, for all time zones. That’s right: this year, our offer will go live on Black Friday and remain in effect through Cyber Monday, and will be available on these dates across the globe,…
  • Explore Longform with Writing 201

    Michelle W.
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    We often think of blog posts as being just a few paragraphs long, or being a “less serious” kind of writing. Not so! In this challenge, we’ll focus on writing longform pieces that are equally at home on your blog or in a magazine. Whether you have trouble organizing your thoughts in longer pieces of writing or simply want to challenge yourself as a blogger, Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post can help. What is Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post? Writing 201: Beyond the Blog Post is a four-week course to help those beginning to explore longform writing (or who are frustrated…
  • Just Released: New Blogging U. Ebooks

    Ben Huberman
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our recent Writing 101 and Writing 201 Blogging U. courses were a huge success — so we thought you should be able to enjoy them even if your schedule didn’t allow you to take them in real time. We’re happy to announce that both courses are now offered as free ebooks, available for download in .pdf, .mobi (Kindle), and .epub (iBooks) formats. While conceived with nonfiction writers in mind, fiction writers (we know you’re out there, NaNoWriMo participants!) could find both courses just as useful. Which ebook should you choose? Writing 101: Build a Blogging Habit…
  • Emoji Everywhere 🎃

    Marcus Kazmierczak
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Emoji? What are they? “Emoji” is a Japanese term meaning “picture character.” It’s a standard for showing smileys and other little symbols inside text. But unlike traditional smileys that are made up of a sequence of letters like , every emoji has its own letter. Emoji blossomed on smartphones, where quickly picking out an emoji is often faster than typing out a long sentence. Today we’re rolling out hundreds and hundreds of emoji across WordPress.com — 872 to be exact. Do they look familiar? That’s because Twitter has graciously decided to open-source their entire set,…
  • New Themes: Editor and Sequential

    David A. Kennedy
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    Today, we have two new free themes ready for you! Editor Meet Editor, a new addition to our theme collection designed by Mike McAlister at Array. Geared toward personal bloggers and photo bloggers, Editor features big typography and images and a tab-based sidebar with a spot for featured posts, a site logo, and a social links menu. Editor makes it easy to put a personal stamp on your site or blog. Learn more about the free Editor theme at the Theme Showcase, or preview it by going to Appearance → Themes. Sequential Crafted by Thomas Guillot, Sequential is a contemporary, clean, and…
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  • Am I Invisible Or What?

    NPs Save Lives
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Just a question... How many NPs have been excluded from company parties that Docs are invited to? I would certainly hope not many. Do you get included in company meetings? This still boggles my mind considering that NPs bring in quite a lot of revenue for practices and have very high patient satisfaction scores.Are you included in your company or do you feel like your input makes no difference?I've heard various responses from full involvement to none. Where do you land in the spectrum? Do you feel like it matters? How would you go about changing the perceptions?Go!
  • Nurse Practitioner Burnout

    NPs Save Lives
    26 May 2014 | 6:46 am
    Why do NPs burnout? Much the same reasons as Doctors. Constant pressure to produce and keep everyone happy including patients, their family members, our bosses, our co-workers, insurance companies, and our own families. At the same time, trying not to kill anyone. The good thing is that has resolved itself with a job change. I just spent a long weekend at the beach and never  opened my computer to work. For the first time in 6 years...That's not saying that I haven't taken time off, just that I've always had to open my computer and work at some point during the event. You need…
  • Once Again FL Is Behind The Times

    NPs Save Lives
    3 May 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Unless there is a special session, once again Florida Nurse Practitioners have been left in the Dark Ages of medicine. I have been watching the House and the Senate closely during this year's sessions. I was so hoping that this would be the year prescription authority at least would be granted. After all, we are the LAST State left! Really! Do you actually think that we will start running willy nilly writing narcotics for every patient who asks for them? Am I that stupid and untrained that I can't figure out who truly needs pain medications? You don't think that I can tell when patients…
  • Changes in Practice Locations

    NPs Save Lives
    21 Feb 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Apparently, after I left my previous employer to go to Shand's Primary Care West in Lake City, I have been "just booked up, sick, or out of the office." I understand that the previous practice does not want to tell my patients where I went in order to try and keep them from following me. But it's pretty sad when they lie to patients and not just tell them that I've moved on. Don't they realize that it makes people mad and make them want to leave? I have always thought no compete clauses were stupid anyway. Adults will follow a provider if they can because they have built a…
  • Cha Cha Cha Changes!

    NPs Save Lives
    22 Dec 2013 | 6:24 am
    It's been a while since I've posted due to some changes in my career setting. I'm still a FNP but moved to an office closer to home with better hours. This was a sudden thing as the opportunity fell into my lap. This is the first chance I have had to blog in a bit that didn't feel like a complaint yet again. I had a wonderful weekend without my computer attached to my hip and wasn't quite sure what to so with myself. I'm sure the quiet timd will once again be few and far between but I'm catching up on some reading.I plan to go through my links and clean those out and pop over to some of…
 
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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    RehabNurse
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Yes, it's been a crazy week. I am however so thankful for so many things.I have so many things: I have a nice home, a car for each driver, and a good job to pay for it all.I was able to take a couple of vacations with my family this summer. I also got to travel for work and for a group I belong to. I was able to afford it (or my employer paid my way).I got a raise. It seemed like it took forever (almost three years), but when I read an article recently about a man who worked in a fast food restaurant (and two other jobs) who had not gotten ANY raise in three years, I count myself fortunate to…
  • Add a little on top

    RehabNurse
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:42 pm
    So, since we've had the eye saga of late, I now get to add a little more fun to the mix: sleep apnea.Yes, sleep apnea can indeed affect your eyes. Dr. X, our CPAP prophet, would be patting me on the head for getting my doc to get me a home sleep study. Unfortunately, I get to go spend the night with the sleep specialists. The prep sheet doesn't sound too bad, but I am sure I will not sleep well.And yes, it had to happen. Someone may be infected with ebola here in RehabLand.  Can you tell I'm glad tomorrow is Friday and I'd like to do this (see below)?More later...
  • Preaching to the choir

    RehabNurse
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Most people don't think about death happening in rehab, but it does. Probably more often than you know. Right now, we're rehabbing a patient who has been seeing palliative care.It may not happen immediately on a unit, but we prepare as if it might.I read this recent article ondeath from author Suzanne Gordon with more than a passing interest. It hits home to me. Sometimes I wonder why we let people get set up for false hope. Is it so we have a rehab goal for therapy? Is it so we might record a FIM gain?Or is it because, we're just like everyone else. We don't want to be the "bad guy". If we…
  • Snow has arrived

    RehabNurse
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Yes, it's powdery and pretty here in RehabLand. Bubba was busy looking for his sled, which he soon discovered is not working anymore. After seven years, it's time to get another one.It does keep him busy though. He likes to move snow around. Move the snow off the cars, onto the ground, then into the grass with the broom. We will see how successful he really was.With the polar vortex in the neighborhood, we are awaiting record cold for this part of the year this week. I'm so glad I bought Bubba new snow boots when I saw them. He hasn't needed them this early in a very long time. Now to get…
  • Oh Polar Vortex!

    RehabNurse
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Yes, it's not quite winter, but you'd never know it from the chill that's descended on RehabLand. Bubba played in a tournament for school and Dahey got some new glasses ordered after much cajoling.Now, today it's snow.I'm so glad I'm off tomorrow. I'd really like to just hide under the covers.That is all. More later.
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  • Ask a Travel Nurse: Do clinics offer Travel Nursing jobs?

    David Morrison R.N.
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: Do clinics offer Travel Nursing jobs? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I work in clinics (started in family medicine then went to endoscopy procedures) and have always presumed this meant I couldn’t become a Travel Nurse. But recently, an agency saw my resume posted on a job board and contacted me for a travel clinic position! On the other hand, most agencies I’ve spoken with say there’s pretty much no clinic work to be had for Travelers. Do clinics offer Travel Nursing jobs, and if so, how would I find the clinic contracts? Thanks for your help! Ask a Travel…
  • Funny Nursing Videos

    Sarah Wengert
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, Travel Nursing Blogs wanted to say a big THANKS to all of the hard-working, amazing Travelers and Nurses out there! As a token of our thanks, here are three funny nursing videos we hope will entertain you. Happy Holidays! Ice Ice Baby Parody (Nurse, Nurse, Help Me) This parody of Vanilla Ice’s one-hit wonder is both insightful and funny. Who better than nurses to be able to say: “If there was a problem, yo I’ll solve it.” U of Portland School of Nursing, Iggy Azalea “Fancy” Parody These three nursing students are nursing and wanna let the…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I get affordable health insurance while Travel Nursing?

    David Morrison R.N.
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: How can I get affordable health insurance while Travel Nursing? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: The agency that I’m planning to start a contract with in January offers health insurance, but it’s expensive. How can I get affordable health insurance while Travel Nursing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: When it comes to insurance, this is an area where all companies are definitely NOT alike. Some companies will offer you seemingly great hourly rates, but that only means they have likely not allocated much money toward their benefits policy (which means crappy coverage at high…
  • Giving Thanks to Nurses

    Sarah Wengert
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Giving thanks to nurses never goes out of style! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to revisit one of the coolest ways I’ve seen a site go about giving thanks to nurses. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future, they created their Portrait of Thanks Mosaic. It’s a mosaic of upwards of 10,000 photos of actual, individual nurses and nursing students! In addition to celebrating their anniversary, the mosaic was created to “thank nurses for their hard work and dedication.” When you visit the page,…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I get better pay on Travel Nursing assignments?

    David Morrison R.N.
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I get better pay on Travel Nursing assignments? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’ve been a nurse for 10 years and am very strongly considering switching to Travel Nursing. I currently work as a float nurse throughout a 1000-bed Missouri hospital specializing in NICU/Peds/PICU. I make $31 per hour, and do OK because I work premium shifts about once a week bringing my take home pay about $1000 a week, after taxes and insurance. My biggest motivator for trying Travel Nursing is pay. I have a lot of education debt and need to make more to manage it. Do you think with my…
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    Phil Baumann

  • Marrying versus Dating Ideologies

    Phil Baumann
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    It’s okay to question the political impulses that Social Media can carry you. (Actually, it’s an obligation.) Read the TOS of ideologies. Think-through the consequences of a political ideology that sounds good to you. There’s a reason all successful political movements (from the left to the right) select catchy, short phrases. The Retweet is thousands of years old. You don’t disagree with yourself because, well, you’re you. You couldn’t be wrong, could you? – in spite of the fact that there are billions of other Yous out there, all of whom agree with…
  • Catastrophe Ebola: Protocols Versus Workflows

    Phil Baumann
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    In Healthcare, the combination of a deficit in critical thinking and a surplus of arrogance leads to catastrophe. As of October 16, 2014, two nurses are being treated for Ebola infections. On one hand, this is not a statistical catastrophe of millions of infected people. On the other, it is a catastrophe of breaches in critical-thinking on the part of government agencies such as the CDC and at least one proud hospital. Arrogance has for too long played a large role in Healthcare. Type I and Type II errors happen all the time. When they’re the result of arrogance, those errors are even…
  • The Ridicule Button

    Phil Baumann
    5 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    It’s easy to goof on people on Facebook, Twitter…or any social medium – especially if the victims aren’t using these idiotic social media software. You can take pictures, post them, hope people make goofing comments joining you in the shared experience of ridiculing someone. Marvelous feeling, huh? I goof on people too from time to time – but I know the difference between having fun and violating someone’s dignity. (As a matter of fact, my writing skills can do a pretty sharp job of putting trolls into psychotherapy, but that’s a skill any…
  • What I Am Arguing For

    Phil Baumann
    3 May 2014 | 9:27 am
    I am not arguing against Technology. I am arguing for a state of mind. A state of mind that can feel its way through the dark. — Phil Baumann (@PhilBaumann) May 3, 2014   [Link]
  • Counting the wrong steps: Quantified Irrelevance

    Phil Baumann
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    How many times did your heart beat today? How many laps did you swim today? How many steps did you walk today? How many ATP molecules did your mitochondria produce today? The answer to all of these questions are facts. They’re variable facts (depending on what you did today – eat, walk, swim, cry) but they are facts. Each fact depends on the other. So the facts aren’t irrelevant in their reality. A question is: How many of these facts do you need to track to help you determine the best courses of action in your life? It’s tempting to squeeze all of the digital…
 
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  • Impaired nursing CEU

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Hello there…I am an RN in active recovery..almost 2 years now. I had my license suspended and am eligible to have it reinstated as soon a I complete 36 ceu’s in various subjects. I have been able to find all but 7 in “impaired nursing” (I found 2 separate courses worth (1) each on nurse.com and a course worth 3 ceu’s on rn.org…I need 12 total). Indiana does not require ceu’s to renew so this is all new to me. I have searched and searched and asked everyone I can think of for MONTHS. Can anyone help?! This is the only thing holding me back. I am so…
  • DO i need to tell my nursing school?

    admin
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    I live in California, but when i lived in Utah I was “arrested on paper” as a promise to appear in court.. when I got there charges were dropped. DO i need to inform my nursing program about this? The post DO i need to tell my nursing school? appeared first on RealityRN.
  • Private Duty Nursing

    dave
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    To become a private duty nurse you have to become an RN or LPN first. After becoming qualified for home care nursing jobs, you’ll be able to provide individual care for patients who require nursing services in their home. Physicians prescribe private duty nursing for patients with injuries, physical or mental conditions warranting additional coverage, and certain other illnesses. RNs and LPNs can build an independent business around senior care jobs through their contacts and references. Private Duty Nurse Licensing There are times when you can give home care to the disabled or the…
  • Use of checklists in healthcare

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:39 pm
    I’m doing research into the use of checklists in various industries, especially healthcare. Would anyone here be willing to answer a few questions on this topic? The post Use of checklists in healthcare appeared first on RealityRN.
  • How Hard is Nursing School?

    dave
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    What is Nursing School Like? Nursing schools tend to be impacted programs these days. This means that most students need to complete a list of courses and take an exam before being admitted to the major. This leads to the question, How hard is nursing school? The preparation courses are not major level courses, so most nursing candidates if they have done well in school should be able to handle the subjects. Areas include biology, pharmacology, communication, social studies, human development, history of nursing, and mathematics. If you completed the courses in high school necessary for a…
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  • Good Samaritan hosts health symposium, honors breast center?s first director

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, N.Y., hosted a free wellness symposium, ?A Lifetime of Women?s Health,? Oct. 7 that included recognition of the Breast Health Center?s first director, Jean Grunwald, MS, RN.
  • New award recognizes nurses for leading changes in healthcare

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    Ten nurses will be recognized as the recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, according to a news release.
  • ENA launches Institute of Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    The Emergency Nurses Association?s board of directors approved the creation of the Institute of Emergency Nursing Advanced Practice. The institute was developed as a response to ENA members looking for education, programs and resources dedicated to meet the unique needs of advanced practice nurses, according to a news release.
  • Helping hands ? and paws ? bring peace

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    I met N.C. and became her primary nurse a few days after she was placed in the ICU with bilateral pneumonia and a history of non-Hodgkin?s lymphoma. Pulmonologists had been following her as she previously had required biPAP and had significant lung compromise in her history.
  • Oak Hill Hospital names RN to director position

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Meet Kimberly Loucks, the new director of the third floor medical/pediatrics/oncology unit at Oak Hill Hospital.
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  • Giving Thanks: 10 Things I’m Grateful for Year-Round

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
      Sharing our Gratitude It’s the time of year when you’ll hear and read social media and blog post of things we are grateful for. I have to ask myself why is it we only post these at Thanksgiving, why don’t we post year around? The truth is, all of us could benefit from expressing our gratitude more often – myself included. Thinking about a gratitude list, I there are WAY over 10 items to add to my list. There are items that can be listed in a variety of categories including personal, professional, business, creative and many others. Instead of publishing 100 things I’m…
  • SAGEClinician and Growing Pains

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Growth is wonderful and sometimes comes with challenges. We’ve seen that in our own practices when suddenly there are more patients that need to be seen than there is hours in the day and providers to see them. Things can sometimes get bogged down. That’s what happened earlier today with the SAGEClinician Podcast. Apparently  the traffic to the site and people listening to the podcast episode caused the site to crash and go down. Fortunately it was easy enough to fix and everything is up and running again. If you don’t know about SAGEClinician, it’s a podcast where we…
  • Legislative Issues – Action Required

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:54 am
    Being involved in legislative issues is a responsibility for all healthcare providers. It is critical that we protect and advance our practices while protecting and improving access to our patients and clients. Todays update comes from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Congress remains in D.C. to wrap up unfinished business before the end of the year. This work will include, but may not be limited to, a bill which will fund the government past December 11, 2014. While Congress is working on this must pass piece of legislation, it is important that Members of Congress hear from…
  • 8 Damaging Online Reputation Mistakes by Healthcare Providers [Infographic]

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
      The 8 Most Damaging Online Reputation Mistakes made by Healthcare Professionals Just about everyone, at one time or another has made mistakes being online.  Reputation is important and has far reaching implications. Some of these mistakes have resulted in loss of jobs, ruining a great reputation, inability to find another job, and more. Indeed, the things we do online, especially in social media can affect both our personal and professional lives – positively and negatively.  Let’s review these mistakes Sharing Too Much Information (TMI) Never reveal protected health…
  • Nurse Practitioner Week 2014

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Nurse Practitioners Facts*: There are more than 192,000 Nurse Practitioners in the US providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient center, personalized health care for nearly half a century. NPs have graduate, advanced education (most have master’s degrees and an increasing number have doctorates). NPs order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions, and prescribe medications and other treatments. 19 states and the District of Columbia have granted full practice authority to NPs, giving patients more direct access to the primary, acute…
 
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  • ‘PAWSitive’ interventions ease ‘rrrf’ times in pediatrics

    Rachel Bargeron
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Daniel, a 5-year-old child with asthma, is anxious and doesn’t want to keep his oxygen mask on during his much-needed nebulizer treatment. Teary eyed, 6-year-old Emily is recovering from gastroenteritis. She is cuddled up in her hospital bed, alone and afraid as she refuses her lunch. Twelve-year-old Erin, who is recovering from a ruptured appendix, has a low tolerance for her incisional pain. And 4-year-old Molly is anxious about setting foot in her pediatrician’s office for her wellness exam. A common factor exists in all of these young patients with varying clinical needs—they might…
  • Preconception folic acid supplementation reduces SGA at birth

    Rachel Bargeron
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    A meta-analysis in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) reports that taking folic acid before conception significantly reduces the risk of small for gestational age (SGA) at birth. Read more and read the study abstract. The post Preconception folic acid supplementation reduces SGA at birth appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • ECRI announces top technology hazards for 2015

    Rachel Bargeron
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:51 am
    The ECRI Institute has announced its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015, which include alarm hazards, mix-up of IV lines, lack of data integrity, and inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes and surgical instruments. Read more. The post ECRI announces top technology hazards for 2015 appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea treatments may improve depression

    Rachel Bargeron
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    According to a study in PLOS Medicine, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure or mandibular advancement devices can lead to modest improvements in depressive symptoms. Read more  and access the study. The post Obstructive sleep apnea treatments may improve depression appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Study questions routine use of oxygen in MI

    Rachel Bargeron
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    A study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 found that at 6 months, patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) who received supplemental oxygen when their oxygen levels were normal had a larger infarct size and experienced more arrhythmias. Read more. The post Study questions routine use of oxygen in MI appeared first on American Nurse Today.
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  • 4 Reasons you should take a locum tenens job in Florida

    Tera Tuten
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    Working as a locum tenens physician is a job that’s especially attractive if you want absolute control over where and when you work. Here are 4 reasons why my may want to consider combining this medical career lifestyle in the 27th state: 1. They’re not kidding about the sun… Florida has an amazing average sunshine […]4 Reasons you should take a locum tenens job in Florida is a post from: Soliant Health The post 4 Reasons you should take a locum tenens job in Florida appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • How Social Media is Expanding the Role of School Counselors

    Tera Tuten
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Social media has changed the world, for better or worse. The fact is that social media is virtually available to anyone, including students that attend middle schools and high schools. Many children have their own smart phones that allow them to stay connected at all times. These devices let them to connect with other students at […]How Social Media is Expanding the Role of School Counselors is a post from: Soliant Health The post How Social Media is Expanding the Role of School Counselors appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Pros and Cons of Going Freelance as a Nurse

    Tera Tuten
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:50 am
    In recent blogs, we’ve looked at the nursing shortage and – paradoxically – why it’s still hard to find a job as a newly-graduated nurse. One solution to this could be to start working as a freelance nurse. Whether it’s a way to break into the healthcare industry or a change of pace after years […]Pros and Cons of Going Freelance as a Nurse is a post from: Soliant Health The post Pros and Cons of Going Freelance as a Nurse appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Five Reasons Why New Nurses Can’t Find a Job

    Tera Tuten
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Last year, 200 healthcare HR managers were surveyed about the nurses they aimed to hire. 24% of those surveyed complained that applicants “don’t have any relevant work experience.” Among managers currently hiring nurses, 41% said they were only interested in experienced nurses, not new grads. What’s more, 22% said they were “only interested in applicants […]Five Reasons Why New Nurses Can’t Find a Job is a post from: Soliant Health The post Five Reasons Why New Nurses Can’t Find a Job appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • 12 Mess-Free Last-Minute Halloween Crafts

    Tera Tuten
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    It’s Tuesday afternoon and you haven’t quite found the time to prepare fun Halloween-themed crafts for this fast-approaching holiday. Between planning, sessions, meetings, paperwork, and the like, how does one find the time? Next thing you know, it’s the night before Halloween and you’re scrambling to find last-minute supplies — and ideas for how to use them! […]12 Mess-Free Last-Minute Halloween Crafts is a post from: Soliant Health The post 12 Mess-Free Last-Minute Halloween Crafts appeared first on Soliant Health.
 
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    Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

  • Bed Sore Lawsuit: Facility Failed To Identify & Treat Patient’s Wounds

    Pearl Griffin
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Millions of our nation’s senior citizens suffer from painful bed sores every year. For many of these patients, receiving proper care is never an option. They reside within long-term care facilities that are understaffed or contain poorly trained workers. Nursing home employees may not understand how to care for senior citizens who have bed sores or know how to prevent this painful condition. These excuses do not allow nursing homes and their staff members to escape culpability for their acts. Federal and state laws afford elderly nursing home residents basic human rights. Elderly…
  • Nursing Home Manipulate Data For Higher Ratings

    Pearl Griffin
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Trying to choose the right nursing home for a loved one can be a very difficult endeavor. First and foremost, family members often want to make sure that the loved one will be safe and cared for in the facility. Family members want to make sure that the loved one receives the medical care that he or she needs. Other considerations may entail the quality of facility, amenities and social activities that are made available to the loved one. When choosing a nursing home for a loved one, family members may be swayed by the ratings that particular facility receives. It is important that family…
  • Short-Term Nursing Home Admission Proves Deadly for Patient

    Pearl Griffin
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    Neglect is one of the leading causes of death for nursing home residents in the United States. Nursing home staff workers have a legal obligation to provide consistent care to residents. When staff workers fail to check up on nursing home residents, the residents ultimately suffer. Residents may develop pressure sores, illnesses, and disabilities, or suffer from malnutrition as a result of neglect. If your loved one has suffered due to a lack of proper care in a nursing home facility, then it is up to you to take action. You should get in touch with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer…
  • Technology Promises to Reduce Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

    Pearl Griffin
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    One of the major issues impacting patients is medical malpractice involving medical errors. Every year, millions of patients receive the wrong medications. Patients can face increased risks when they receive the wrong medication in a nursing home facility. Often, nursing home patients are elderly and weak. They may have weakened immune systems that are unable to handle the wrong medication. In some cases, providing the wrong medication to patients can also have fatal results. It is important that society address the multi-faceted types of abuse and neglect that nursing home residents now…
  • Ignored Alarm On Ventilator Patient Results In Criminal Charges

    Pearl Griffin
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    In June 2014, criminal charges against a nursing home were issued for nine workers, including the head administrator, involving the death of one of the residents. A New York State, Suffolk County grand jury issued a 46-count indictment alleging abuse and neglect. The Attorney General’s office in charge of the case brought the original criminal charges against the nursing home. The charges allege that neglect at the 320-bed nursing facility Medford Multicare Center for Living caused the death of a patient under their care. Additional charges include patient abuse, physical evidence…
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  • Counting Your Blessings

    Jacob Molyneux
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    By Maureen Shawn Kennedy, AJN editor-in-chief A perhaps idealized past: ‘Home for Thanksgiving,’ Currier and Ives lithograph/Wikimedia Commons At the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., it’s customary to take some time to reflect on our good fortune—to give thanks for what we have. For many of us, it means being thankful for family and good health. But what about all the other people who may make a difference in how we live our lives, who make the world in which we live better or in some indirect way have had an impact on what we do, how we do it, how we feel about life or our…
  • Widespread Support for Nurse’s Refusal to Force-Feed: Grounded in Ethical Principles

    Jacob Molyneux
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:57 am
    By Maureen Shawn Kennedy, AJN editor-in-chief Nasal tubes, gravity feeding bags, liquid nutrient Ensure used in Guantanamo force-feeding/Wikimedia Commons Last week, reports hit the news media of a nurse in the U.S. Navy facing possible discharge for refusing to participate in force-feeding a hunger-striking prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. An early discharge, two years shy of the 20-year mark, could cost him his pension and other benefits. The nurse had initially volunteered for duty at the Guantanamo facility, but then, as we noted in a blog post examining the ethics of his decision back in…
  • E-Cigarettes: Incomplete Restrictions, Mixed Blessings, Still Many Unknowns

    Jacob Molyneux
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    By Michael Fergenson, senior editorial coordinator E-liquids and and e-cigarette, via Wikimedia Commons As e-cigarette use continues to increase among youth, cigarette use gradually decreases. Meanwhile, many questions remain about the safety of e-cigarettes. According to a recently released CDC report, “Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students—United States, 2013,” current cigarette use among middle and high school students (that is, having smoked a cigarette at least once in the past month) dropped from 2012 to 2013 (from 3.5% to 2.9% for middle school students; from…
  • Always a Nurse

    Jacob Molyneux
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    By Janice M. Scully. The author worked in psychiatric nursing for four years before becoming a physician. After 20 years as a physician, she retired to pursue a career as a writer. For more information, click here. The author’s parents Nurses have to be resilient and resourceful—Florence Nightingale,  of course, is the template. My mother, Betty, was a smart and practical woman, the oldest of three siblings. She attended nurses’ training in the 1940s while the Second World War raged overseas. I have a photo of her as a young woman just out of high school, dressed in her starched…
  • How Do RNs View Palliative Care for Hospitalized Older Adults? What a Study Reveals

    sfoleyajn
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor “I think [palliative care is] also for that portion of the population that falls in the crack, in terms of, they’re not quite ready for the hospice thing but they’re not really ready for new aggressive chemo or anything else. … They’re in that vague no man’s land of where they fit in terms of services.”—study participant Timely referral to palliative care could potentially benefit many seriously ill, hospitalized older adults. Such care not only offers relief from disease symptoms, but also helps patients and families to reach…
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  • More Peer Recognition for the Blog

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Concorde Career Colleges has included TheNursingSiteBlog.com at #14 in their 45 Nursing Blogs to Keep you Informed, Entertained and In-the-Know. We are there with some very good choices and again... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • National Nurse Practitioners Week

    13 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Happy National Nurse Practitioners Week... "Brought to you by Nursing@Simmons" History of Nurse Practitioners - National Nurse Practitioner Week from carlydell window.amznpubstudioTag... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Career Paths for RNs

    6 Nov 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Brought to you by Nursing@Simmons: Nursing Career Paths window.amznpubstudioTag = "daretodreampr-20"; ©2009 - present by Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN -- All Rights Reserved. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nurses: 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    By Kristeen Cherney Just as the seasonal changes mark changes in weather, flu season brings about changes in health and wellness. The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates that between 10... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Review: Nursing From Within by Elizabeth Scala

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    I had the distinct pleasure to read an advance copy of Nursing From Within by Elizabeth Scala this summer and I have to say it came at the right moment. We all experience lows in our nursing careers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • The origin of Lou Gehrig's disease may have just been discovered

    Erica Bettencourt
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    By Marie Ellis Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - also known as Lou Gehrig's disease - is a condition that gradually attacks nerve cells that control our voluntary movement, leading to paralysis and death. In the US, a reported 30,000 individuals are living with the disease, but now, scientists have identified a fault in protein formation, which could be the origin of this condition. The researchers, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have published their study on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in the journal Cell Stem Cell. According to the Centers for Disease…
  • Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

    Erica Bettencourt
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    By Steven Reinberg A brain abnormality may be responsible for more than 40 percent of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a new study suggests. The abnormality is in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that influences breathing, heart rate and body temperature. This abnormality may disrupt the brain's control of breathing and heart rate during sleep or during brief waking that happens during the night, the researchers report. "This abnormality could put infants at risk for SIDS," said lead researcher Dr. Hannah Kinney, a professor of pathology at Harvard…
  • ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports

    Erica Bettencourt
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:49 am
    By Robert Preidt The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from about 130 million in 2010 to a record 136 million in 2011, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings also showed that fewer people were going to ERs with non-urgent medical needs: 96 percent of patients were identified as needing medical care within two hours of arriving at the ER. In 2010, that number was 92 percent, according to the research. Sixty percent of patients arrived at the ER after normal business hours (after 5 p.m. on weekdays). One-third of visits were…
  • Goodbye, needles: measles vaccine could be delivered with a puff of air

    Erica Bettencourt
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    The current measles vaccine - administered by an injection - is effective and safe, but experts say coverage could be made better by a vaccine that is easier to administer and transport. Now, a measles vaccine consisting of dry powder that is delivered with a puff of air has proven safe in early human trials and effective in previous animal trials. Though many people living in the US consider measlesto be a thing of the past - thanks, in large part, to widespread vaccination efforts - the disease has made a comeback in recent years.  In fact, 2014 has so far seen a record number of…
  • Men in Nursing: 5 Facts about Male Nurses – Infographic

    Erica Bettencourt
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    That’s right—there are men in nursing, too! It’s time to rid ourselves of outdated stereotypes. We don’t live in a society where boys only like blue and girls only like pink. Where boys can only play with legos and girls can only play with dolls. There’s too much variety in this world to limit ourselves to what we think is expected of us. There are women in engineering and mathematics, and there are men in nursing and healthcare. Population Growing for Men in Nursing Nursing is a fantastic career. In fact, the number of men in nursing is growing, with the percentage of…
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  • Effects and Strategies to Address Nursing Shortage

    Katherine
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Nurses are always considered the front liners in any health care setting. American Nurses Association (2011) has reported the total number of licensed registered nurses in the US to be at 3.1 million. This number represents the nursing profession to be the largest congregation of health care professionals in the USA. Despite this number, there is still a growing demand of nurses in the hospitals and community. The purpose of this article is to describe what the nursing shortage means and will provide useful information further understand issues affecting the nursing shortage. Patients suffer…
  • Interview with a nurse/career development coordinator

    kelleyward
    24 Jun 2013 | 5:20 am
    With the growth of emerging specialties in nursing, nurses are faced with an array of new career opportunities.  While there is still a predominant need for nurses to work in traditional settings such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health, and education, various health care trends have presented nurses with a new array of career opportunities. With population changes and technological advances nurses can now work in diverse arenas such as health related research, informatics, sales, and content writing–and other settings. While nursing is a dynamic, expansive profession…
  • Systems Applications in Use by Nurses

    Katherine
    18 Jun 2013 | 8:04 am
    Nursing Informatics have proven to be beneficial to a nurse’s work. The moment the nurse begins the day’s work in the hospital she/he is able to interact with different system applications that is related and relevant to patient care management. This article will deal on the different system applications that nurses are currently using. The use of systems applications in patient care have decreased a nurse’s work load. SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS IN USE BY NURSES As mentioned, nurses are currently using different information systems that can provide important data to inform patient…
  • Providing Dental Care as a Dental Nurse

    Marcelina Hardy
    15 Jun 2013 | 2:02 pm
    Oral care is just as important as medical care. The health of the mouth can dictate the health of a body. This is why it is so important for people to seek dental care, and for dental nurses to be available to make their experience a good one. What is a Dental Nurse? A dental nurse is someone that works alongside a dentist providing patient care. They often get the instruments a dentist will use ready for procedures, cleaning, and treatments. Dental nurses will adjust chairs, speak with patients, and do whatever it is that will make them the most comfortable. This can be greatly helpful to…
  • Preventing Falls in the Older Adult

    kelleyward
    11 Jun 2013 | 1:10 pm
    Statisticians project that the number of Americans over 65 years of age will nearly double by 2025. The increase in the aging population will result in a greater demand for nurses, rising health care costs, and medical management of increasingly complex conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recognized the economical, physical, and emotional cost involved in supporting the growth of the aging population. Fall prevention is one area where the CDC has provided statistics, intervention training, and educational resources to educate health care workers and the…
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  • What It Means To Go 1:1

    spetersen
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Students working toward a career in teaching have likely heard a lot of talk about 1:1 classrooms. For those unfamiliar, a one-to-one classroom, often written as 1:1, refers to a pedagogical ideology in which devices are provided for every student at a one-to-one ratio. This idea is catching on in school districts across the country, and helps better prepare students with the tech skills that will make them competitive in the workforce.  It's imperative not only that educators have an understanding of this technology (whether it be tablets, laptops or otherwise), but also that they have a…
  • Top 5 Unusual Accounting Jobs

    spetersen
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Pursuing a career in accounting opens up more job opportunities than most students realize. Accountants are not only in a desirable profession, but can also work in a number of fields that many people likely don't consider. It's easy to believe the preconceived notions that accountants simply have to manage money, but in many situations their financial acumen has a wide range of applications. Here are five unique accounting jobs that those working toward their online degree should consider: 1. Forensic Accountant   Who would've thought that accountants can be crime fighters? According…
  • The best ideas of IdeaFestival 2014

    spetersen
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    In the world of information technology, one idea has the potential to revolutionize the industry. Sometimes it takes a gathering of ideas and thought-provoking individuals to collaborate and produce a proposal or vision that will make an impact on everyone pursuing a career in information technology. Nowhere is this more evident than at IdeaFestival, a convention that's described as celebration for these who are intellectually curious. IdeaFestival is essentially where innovators of today and the ground​-breakers of tomorrow get together to discuss and analyze current trends in the…
  • Nursing Tips For Working With Child Patients

    spetersen
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    When studying to eventually earn your online nursing degree, it's important to keep in mind that handling all types of patients is an essential dynamic to the job. Having a career in nursing means that you'll be working with a wide variety of patients, and treating children is a common part of the profession. There are even plenty of specific nursing occupations that primarily deal with child care, ranging from a school nurse to a pediatric associate. Here is a general overview regarding how to properly work with child patients, as well as specific duties of various child-focused nursing…
  • Business Career Guide

    jkinnear
    25 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
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    CNA Classes & Online Training Programs

  • Tips for Mastering the CNA Skills Checklist

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    The skills on the state exam checklist for Certified Nursing Assistants can seem long and tedious, but all of them are valuable for doing a good job. There is no telling which tasks you will be expected to perform during work, so the state exam is comprehensive in order to make sure that any task can be accomplished. Mastering the skills requires patience and practice, but there are also a few tips that can make mastery a lot easier to manage. Prioritize There are some very basic skills on the check list that can be mastered in short time. Fortunately, they are also some of the most…
  • What to Expect During CNA Clinical Training

    admin
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Clinical training for new CNAs is critical to their career success. Spending time in a long-term care center or nursing facility before certification is necessary to learn the basic procedures for nursing care. Without this familiarity, new nursing assistants will not have the skills they need to protect their patients or themselves from injury. Clinical training is one of the most important aspects of the training process and being prepared for it will help you make the most out of your time as a trainee. Nursing Homes, Long-term Care Centers, and Hospices The main types of facilities that…
  • Signing up for the CNA Certification Exam

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    To be permanently employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant, you must pass the state certification exam. Most states require that all candidates first enroll in and complete a state-approved CNA training program. The only states that are exceptions to this rule are Florida and North Carolina, where candidates may challenge the CNA exam without training first. The process for signing up for the certification exam requires coordination with the administrators of your training program and your instructors. First, you must enroll in the training program of your choice. You can find state-approved…
  • The Average Costs of CNA Certification

    admin
    21 Jun 2014 | 11:01 am
    Planning a career switch to become a Certified Nursing Assistant? Before you enroll in a training program, you’ll need to get an accurate estimate of how much it will cost to complete the certification process. If you keep an accurate account of your expenses, it will be much easier to apply for reimbursement once you have found a job as a CNA. Here are some of costs for CNA certification that you can’t avoid. Training Expenses 95% of training programs require students to pay tuition. While there are some free CNA training courses, they are rare and fill up quickly by need-based…
  • Important Resident Care Skills for a CNA

    admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:36 am
    CNA’s offer a variety of tasks. These would include wound care, therapy, medical equipment safety audit, disease management and patient education. They can also be assigned to look after the handicapped and the elderly. This makes them to be offering personalized care to those they are attending to which should be done 24 hours a day.  In addition to healthcare skills, those providing nursing care have to posses some unique qualities of personality and spirit. A resident nurse might have to visit several homes in a single day and provide them with full personalized care. A number of…
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    Noggin Blog

  • Thanksgiving activity for Nursing students - What's wrong with your patient?

    Nikki Yeager
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    We found some great examples of weird, unexpected and common problems that come into the E.R. around Thanksgiving. This activity is great for students to complete before holiday vacation when you're not ready to start a new lesson, but you still want students thinking. We like to give prizes (or snacks) to the student to solves all the cases first. For a printable/editable version of this sheet click here.Can you figure out what’s wrong with these patients? Bonus Question: What would your role as a Nurse be in their care?All cases are taken from real examples. Scenario 1: A soft spoken, 30…
  • Can Simulation hours replace Clinical hours? The NCSBN National Simulation Study gives us an answer

    Nikki Yeager
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Anyone who has worked in Nursing education knows the problem: Clinical sites are hard to find, good clinical instructors are expensive and students' clinical experiences vary greatly. We've tried to supplement clinical hours with increased time in the Simulation Lab but for those schools who adhere strictly to evidence based learning, there was no definitive research proving Simulation hours are as valuable as Clinical ones. Now there is. Thank you, National Council of State Boards of Nursing for doing a "longitudinal, randomized, controlled study replacing clinical hours with…
  • CNA Care Plan for Daily Care

    Nikki Yeager
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Every state handles Nursing Assistant education a little differently, and likewise, every state has different guidelines for practicing Nursing Assistants. Because of that, we learn new things every time we meet with a school from another state or region. Recently, we had a slew of conversations with schools who always have a Care Plan outlined for daily care items for all patients. For example, when a student goes into a nursing home, they see a list of the items they have to do, separately recorded from the items Nurses have to complete. In the past, we shared an idea for how you can…
  • Our new favorite vendor: CreativeEd

    Nikki Yeager
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    If you've read this blog in the past, you know we love sharing information from other vendors we meet at conferences. Whether it's an amazing moisturizer that lasts handwash after handwash or a book full of sing-songy memorization tools, we love things that make our lives (and our future nurses' education) better. Which is why our new favorite vendor is Kim Smith from CreativeEd. We got to talk to her pretty extensively about her Learning Games series and we may have fallen in love with her products. Her games are created to help cement concepts in the classroom and give brains a…
  • FINALLY! A truly easy way to remember the Cranial Nerves!

    Nikki Yeager
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    At a conference a while back, one of the presenters shared a song to remember the cranial nerves. While we loved the presenter and the rest of her tools, that particular song just never did it for us. In fact, after scouring the internet for ways to remember the cranial nerves... nothing stuck with us.Until we ran into this magical instructor from the UK while perusing YouTube. This link-sharing post is our gift to Nursing and Allied Health students and instructors all over the world:You're welcome. ;) 
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    Certified Nursing Assistant Guide

  • Job Description for Home Health Aide and Certified Nursing Assistant

    Lanee' Blunt
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    By Lanee’ BluntOnce a nursing assistant becomes certified there is some flexibility in the job and how you can use your certificate. You will provide care for people in nursing homes, patients in hospitals and clients at home. The nursing staff delegate’s duties to them and they provide basic nursing care for patients. A nursing aide and home health aide must be certified to work in a long term care facility and a home health care agency.Home Health AideJob responsibilities of a Home Health AideTheir duties are helping clients meet their daily needs so that they can stay in their homes…
  • How to Take Your CNA Training Online

    Lanee' Blunt
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    By Lanee’ BluntIf you are interested in taking your CNA training online you may be wondering how it works. It doesn’t take long to become a nurse’s aide and if you are already working a full-time job this can be a very convenient way to earn your certificate. There are no prerequisite classes to take before you earn a nursing certificate, so you can take an online class and it will prepare you for the state examination.By taking your certification online you can put yourself in demand for a successful career as a nursing assistant. Taking classes on the internet is an option to consider…
  • What is the Role of a Certified Nurse Assistant--Get Your Training and Start Working

    Lanee' Blunt
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    By Lanee’ BluntAs a certified nurse assistant you will have some flexibility when it comes to choosing what type of employment you want to go into. Once you have experience working you can go into areas of employment, such as nursing homes, hospitals, assistant living and home health aide agencies. The position is about providing quality care to the elderly, chronically ill, and disabled, in which you will implement specific nursing procedures and help them with their daily care. Physical Demands of a Certified Nurse AssistantThe work requires a lot of exercise because you will be on your…
  • Information on Home Health Aide Training

    Lanee' Blunt
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    By Lanee’ BluntThe first step in a new career as a home health aide is training. “The job prospects are excellent. As the baby-boom population ages and the elderly population grows the demand for home health aides to provide assistance and companionship will continue to increase,” explains the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The training program prepares you for employment in a home health environment, and hospice care. You must be a Certified Nursing Assistant to take the state approved training.  When you complete your training you can work as a home health care provider.Requirements…
  • How to Get Certified as a Home Health Aide

    Lanee' Blunt
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    By Lanee’ BluntHome health aide jobs are on the rise and are expected to grow by 48 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job outlook is good because the elderly population has grown and people will want to stay in their homes for a sense of independence. In addition, some HHA’s will retire soon, and some are going back to school to become licensed practical nurses or registered nurses.  This is a great job for you if you are compassionate and are detailed orientated. Job DutiesThey work under the supervision of the medical staff such as,…
 
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    Nursing Daily

  • Ebola...Exposed?

    Ospot
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
         Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).      Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.Transmission is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, urine, feces, saliva, tears, seaman,…
  • What is Mesothelioma Cancer?

    Ospot
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    News about Mesothelioma is all over the television, but what exactly  is  this disease?Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomenThe disease often presents with symptoms that mimic other common ailments. This makes diagnosis extremely difficult. Although there is currently no known cure for mesothelioma, treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy can help to improve the typical mesothelioma prognosis.Asbestos fibers that are inhaled through the mouth and nose may eventually become embedded in the…
  • Humor Pic of The Day 9/30/2014

    Ospot
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Every nurse can relate to this! :-)
  • Humor Pic of The Day 9/28/2014

    Ospot
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
                                                            I am 100% guilty of this. 
  • Humor Pic of The Day 9/26/2014

    Ospot
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Time to say "Night Nite"! :-) Thank me later
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    Travel Nurse Source Blog

  • Thanksgiving Away From Home: Tips for Travel Nurses

    Travel Nurse Source
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Thanksgiving Away From Home: Tips for Travel Nurses The post Thanksgiving Away From Home: Tips for Travel Nurses appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • How Nurses Should Use LinkedIn

    Travel Nurse Source
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    LinkedIn is more than merely a social network. It’s a tool that can help you build a strong professional contact list, showcase your skills and experience, and find a job. But, this tool only benefits you if you know how to use it. Like all professionals, it’s crucial for nurses to keep their professional edge […] The post How Nurses Should Use LinkedIn appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • 8 Types of Nurses You’ll Meet

    Travel Nurse Source
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    As much as I hate promoting stereotypes of any sort, I think as nurses we all can relate to the similar characteristics certain colleagues, or former nursing school classmates, possessed can be kind of universal. No matter what city you’re from or what facility you’re working in, I can bet you can identify some of […] The post 8 Types of Nurses You’ll Meet appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • Nurses Fight Against Bullying

    Travel Nurse Source
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
      On the outside, nursing appears to be a profession built on caring and compassion. And although, in a lot of ways, that’s true…there are still some “nurses that eat their young.” Bullying isn’t just annoying, it’s a form of psychological abuse and contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t just fade away after high school. […] The post Nurses Fight Against Bullying appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • Pre-shift Tips for Nurses

    Travel Nurse Source
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
      If you’re finding that you suddenly would rather be doing your taxes then heading into work, you probably should do something about it. The secret to a wonderful shift at work just so happens to depend on a nurse’s habits that happen before they even clock in. Smart nurses already know that implementing certain […] The post Pre-shift Tips for Nurses appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
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    The Care Connection

  • At Thanksgiving Time

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    <p>What better time than Thanksgiving to reflect on and remember the family members, friends, or special residents who inspired each of us to become a long-term care nurse and dedicate our lives to caring for elders. In the very first Care Connection <a href="http://www.aanac.org/blog/post/the-care-connection/2014/01/07/my-a-ha-moment">blog post</a>, I shared my A-HA moment that led to my passion for long-term care nursing.&nbsp; In this short video, other LTC nurses share the names of who inspired them.<br /> <iframe width="500"…
  • Transitional Care: The Four Pillars (Part 2 of 3)

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    <p><em>In <a href="http://www.aanac.org/blog/post/the-care-connection/2014/11/04/transitional-care-how-smooth-is-your-resident-transfer-(part-1-of-3)">part 1</a> of this 3-part series, Melissa Mattison, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate chief in the Section of Hospital Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, described the complications in transitions of care due to poor communication and coordination among caregivers. </em></p> <p>Eric Coleman, MD, MPH, defined the Four Pillars to improve…
  • Q & A: 3 Steps to Beating the Post-Survey Blues

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    <p><em>Q:&nbsp; After our annual survey everyone is so down. How do we avoid falling into the doldrums after the exit conference? </em></p> <p>A:&nbsp; Few events in the life of a nursing home are more stressful than survey. Staff morale can take a big hit. As a nurse leader, your job is to help your team bounce back and embrace the opportunity for improvement after survey. &nbsp;Here are three steps to follow that promote resilience and reduce post-survey blues. </p> <ol> <li><strong>Encourage open communication.
  • Transitional Care: How Smooth is Your Resident Transfer? (Part 1 of 3)

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    <p><em>This is part 1 of a 3-part series.</em></p> <p>Complications in transitions of care due to poor communication and coordination among caregivers cause &ldquo;significant morbidity, and they&rsquo;re very costly to society and individuals&rdquo; in the form of increased hospital readmissions, said Melissa Mattison, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate chief in the Section of Hospital Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, during the Aug. 19 MLN Connects National Provider Call on the…
  • Respecting the Human Element of HR

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    <p>In every healthcare setting from physician practice to long-term care, human resources can consume an administrator&rsquo;s time like no other issue. You can start the day with an uneventful or well-planned schedule only to lose it all to a no-show employee, a fight in the break room, or an employee who violates a policy and is immediately escorted from the premises.</p> <p>At the risk of jinxing myself, I believe I have encountered every possible scenario, from the obvious hiring-and-firing situations to drug screens, background checks, contract negotiations,…
 
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    Sue's Blog

  • Ebola

    Mandy, NCSBN
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    Are you freaking out about Ebola? Read Sue’s blog about what she considers to be freak-worthy.
  • Blog Post: Ebola, Quarantined Nurses and Vaccinations

    Susan, NCSBN
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:44 am
    Now Freak! I said Freak! Now Freak! ~ Le Freak performed by Chic  Yep, it has come to this. Politicians are freaking out about Ebola. And is it any wonder with all the news coverage? As Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune recently asked, “does constant coverage not imply panic-level importance and thus confer danger?” Why yes, Chris, I think it does. Sure, we have seen pictures of President Obama hugging the nurses who were cured of Ebola (after contracting the disease from a patient they cared for in Texas.) By association, I think we are supposed to see that’s there’s really nothing…
  • Apology

    Mandy, NCSBN
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Should you apologize to a client? Read Sue’s blog and consider your options for making an apology - to clients, colleagues… or anyone.
  • Blog Post: Apology... accepted

    Susan, NCSBN
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:02 am
    “An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything.”  ~Lynn Johnston Why is it so hard to say “I’m sorry”… and sound like you really mean it? I’m not talking about the apology that begins with, “I’m sorry if I offended anyone…” because that just sounds like someone saying something because he got caught (case in point… all the recent apologies made by the NFL.) I started thinking about apologies after reading an article by Mitch Albom* called “ Adopt the Jewish tradition, apologize . He is thinking of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar,…
  • Comment on To Think…Or To Over-think

    shin, euice eun suk
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Thanks for good tips and I did exactly when i took my nclex on 0ct 14th but still don't know whether i pass or not . also when i did nclex, I was too absorbed with all question...thanks always
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