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  • Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility

    By Susan Salka, President and CEO, AMN Healthcare Most public companies dedicate some resources to good corporate citizenship. They choose to spend these resources - time, money or both -- on endeavors aligned with the company's mission and goals in win-win situations. It's all part of a company's social responsibility. But I believe we need ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on December 1, 2014
  • More Important Than Reimbursement

    U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and 33 other members of the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner asking her ''to adopt recommendations that would adequately reimburse Medicare providers for having voluntary discussions about end-of-life care and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 3, 2014
  • Mandatory Flu Vaccines for Nurses: The Wrong Choice

    By Priscilla Ngo, BSN, RN, a staff nurse on critical care staff unit in Philadelphia and Family Nurse Practitioner student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.For many years, the flu vaccine has been recommended for healthcare workers, especially nurses who have direct patient contact, to prevent the spread of the influenza ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on September 8, 2014
  • Two Nursing Worlds that SHOULD Collide

    By Casey Hill, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, who is a nurse educator in Connecticut. 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 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on August 19, 2014
  • CMS Policy Hurting Hospice Patients & Families

    A hospice patient in Oklahoma City is being denied his medications to treat his COPD, while coping with a diagnosis and treatment for tongue cancer.  In Cadillac, Michigan a patient struggling with colon cancer is being denied insulin to treat his diabetes and is in danger of diabetic shock.   Due to a recent and poorly ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on July 29, 2014
  • The Right or the Duty to Die: Making the Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide

    By Susanne Marie Johnson, BSN, RN In February 2013, Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia was arrested and subsequently charged with a felony of assisted suicide. The prosecution asserts Mancini provided her 93-year-old and terminally ill father, Joe Yourshaw, with the bottle of morphine that allowed him to take a lethal dose in an attempt to end ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on May 5, 2014
  • Hourly Rounding Improves Patient Care

    By Lauren Petrillo, MSN, RN-BC As nurses, we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring patient safety and improving patient satisfaction. Although at first it may seem like another task to add to the list, hourly rounding can help us achieve these goals while also organizing our workflow. Hourly rounding, or checking on the ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on April 15, 2014
  • Instituting Controversial Bans on Hiring Smokers

    By Anny Su, BSN, RNApproximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6 years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy behavior by instituting controversial bans on hiring smokers with the goal of stigmatizing smoking ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on March 25, 2014
  • Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?

    In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information.   The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 5% of identity theft victims report medical fraud.  In response, FTC in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 21, 2014
  • Using Fish Skin to Heal Human Wounds

    I live in South Florida very near to the Gulf of Mexico, but I’m not exactly an avid fisherman -- although most everyone I know has a good fish story to tell. And while what I’m about to say may sound like another one of those, it is not: There’s a new treatment option for the millions of people out there suffering from chronic wounds -- ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on November 7, 2013
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