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By E. Todd Bennett
As the presidential and congressional elections and nominations to the HHS and CMS have taken center-stage in healthcare discussions, providers continue considering the implications of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA)-related programs. The ruling was finalized in October 2016.
MACRA's execution is ...
Gutowski, MSNc, BSN, and Ryann Nocereto, MSNc, BSN
years, hospital administrators and staff nurses have reported dissatisfaction
with the level of preparedness of new graduate nurses. Despite decreased
availability of clinical sites, a shortage of faculty members and an increase
in student volume, schools of nursing have ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
Due to a recent and poorly ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...