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In today's healthcare environment, workers are being asked to do more with less. See more patients in less time with fewer resources is a common refrain. As reimbursements grow harder to come by, hospitals are tightening their purse strings and looking for more cost-cutting measures.
Linda Boly, RN, an Oregon nurse with 34-years of experience, ...
By Sam Osei, RN
In my opinion, I do not think the body of nursing has done
enough to acknowledge the presence of males in the nursing profession in this
21st century. Low interest in nursing for men contributes to the lack of gender
diversity in the profession. As a result, stereotype of nursing as a “female
profession” persists. Men make ...
By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who
is a nurse educator in
Recently I attended a nursing orientation at a hospital, composed of
both new graduates and experienced nurses. As a nurse educator, I enjoy being
in this type of setting, seeing former students grow into their new role as a
registered nurse. Yet, like my ...
One overlooked endeavor of being a nurse is finding a way to avoid the gossip that permeates any and every hospital unit. Since I’ve started working, I’ve seen 300-bed hospital shrink to the size of one unit. I've seen a world reduce itself to the confines of one hallway. Once you start working on a unit, it’s ...
I've worked at three different hospitals over the past five years. Each one has had a different process of dealing with Medication Reconciliation, but I believe my current facility has created the best idea of all: A Medication Reconciliation Technician role. Her primary responsibility is to interview patients to obtain the most ...
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Suzanne LeBeau, BSN, RN, CLNC.)
We all know the scenario. You're getting report on your sixth patient and the nurse who is giving report is spent, burnt out and just wants to go home to her cozy bed. As you may imagine, the conversation may go like this:
First nurse: ''In room 320 is Mr. Jones, a ...
As most everyone knows by now, nurses have for several years been ranked the ''Most Trusted Profession'' in an annual Gallup survey of Americans.
But now a new study reveals nurses are also very good at assessing the quality of care delivered in the hospital units in which they work.
In short, it turns out nurses are not only trustworthy ...
Twelve-hour shifts have gotten some bad press. They've been linked to medical errors, nurse burnout and, now, higher rates of obesity in nurses.
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, surveyed 2,103 female nurses and revealed nurses with long work hours were significantly more likely to be obese compared with ...
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee established a Health Care Personnel Influenza Vaccination Subgroup to help achieve the national goal of 90 percent influenza immunization among healthcare providers by the year 2020.
And they want to hear from you about recommendations on how to achieve this goal. On the NPVO section of the Health and ...
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month?
Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history.
Nursing is certainly filled with its share of historical female figures, beginning perhaps most ...