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If you want it, YOU have to make it happen!

If you want it, YOU have to make it happen!

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A recent article on Medline Nursing alleged that the average registered nurse (RN) wants more sleep, authority respect and work-life balance. We can get what we want. We just have to learn to "ask" in the right way. And who should we ask? Well, mostly ourselves.

Survey: Nurses under dangerous stress

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A lack of necessary authority and problems with management are contributing to nurses' high levels of stress, according to recently released survey results.

Advancing Excellence now embraces nurses in policy

Advancing Excellence now embraces nurses in policy

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Nurses' efforts to be leaders in a national effort to improve long-term care showed how they can attain greater influence over healthcare policy, according to an article recently published in Geriatric Nursing.

Survey: Nurses are 'dangerously' stressed due to lack of authority, poor management

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A lack of necessary authority and struggles with management are among multiple factors contributing to nurses' high levels of stress, according to recently released survey results.

The Safe Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Pain

The Safe Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Pain

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary-care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat patients with substance use disorder. It explores the safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain
. To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

Tackling nurse bullying

Tackling nurse bullying

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In a session on bullying among nurses at NADONA's annual conference this week, audience members were invited to say how they felt when a supervisor yelled at them. I heard "embarrassed," "disparaged," and "incompetent." But one other word stuck with me: "scary."

Health IT not a panacea for what's wrong in healthcare

Health IT not a panacea for what's wrong in healthcare

If you listen to the lobbyists for medical device manufacturers, health information technology is the answer to our biggest healthcare troubles. America's registered nurses have a different perspective.

Residents reciprocate when nurses initiate warm regards

Residents reciprocate when nurses initiate warm regards

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Relations between long-term care nurses and residents can be understood through the concept of "reciprocity," and cultivating certain types of reciprocity can improve care, according to recent research out of the University of South Australia.

Nursing home nurses most likely to want other work setting, survey finds

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Long-term care nurses are more likely than their colleagues in other settings to be looking to transfer into a different healthcare realm, a recent poll showed.

Stroke patients should have access to robust palliative care, American Heart Association urges in first-of-its-kind statement

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Stroke survivors have "enormous" palliative care needs, and healthcare providers should ensure they can provide these services, according to a scientific statement released Friday by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Assigning nurses' desired shifts improves their work ability and health, large study finds

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Nurses' job performance and health are better when they can work the shifts that they want, suggests recently published findings from a large European study.

Nursing home that posted a 'no colored nurses' order reaches settlement with NY attorney general

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A New York nursing home that accommodated a racist resident by barring black workers from certain areas of the facility has entered into a legal settlement, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday.

Nurses are tired of being tired

Nurses are tired of being tired

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Nurses regret more than clinical decisions when they're too tired at work — and that happens all to often. Here's what we should do about it.

MDS staff face time crunches

MDS staff face time crunches

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Each nursing home resident assessment takes five hours on average for a Minimum Data Set or nurse coordinator to finish, according to survey results from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination.

How's this for a change? Poll says they like you

How's this for a change? Poll says they like you

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Lost in the year-end shuffle was nursing home operators' most optimistic story of 2013: The public has an all-time high opinion of you.

Nurses who use a smartphone before bed may be more distracted at work, researchers say

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Nurses who use a smartphone at night for work-related reasons are likely to be less effective on the job the next day, according to recently published research from Michigan State University.

Caring for their own family members creates unique burdens, benefits for geriatric healthcare professionals, study finds

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Healthcare professionals who work with seniors experience complex and at times distressing effects when they also are caregivers for aging family members, according to a recently published study. The research was described as the first of its kind.

Fatigued nurses more likely to regret their clinical decisions, study finds

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Nurses who are fatigued are more likely to regret decisions they make on the job, according to a recent study.

Specialized nurses better for RA: study

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Clinical nurse specialists provided more education and psychosocial support for rheumatoid arthritis patients, who in turn improved more and had fewer unplanned hospital admissions than those seeing a physician, a new study shows.

Colorado businessman found guilty of forcing foreign nurses to work in U.S. nursing homes

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Kizzy Kalu, the Colorado businessman on trial for luring nurses to the U.S. under false pretenses, was found guilty on 89 criminal counts Monday, including trafficking in forced labor.

Effective techniques imperative to providing great oral healthcare

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Long-term care nurses should embrace personal connections with residents to help them relax and allow oral healthcare, a specialist said recently.

Long-term care nurse training, retention need boost, executive says

Long-term care nurse training, retention need boost, executive says

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Finding and training qualified nurses remains one of the field's top challenges, the head of a top senior care nurses' group said Monday.

AHCA calls for immigration reform to meet staffing shortage

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Saying the current permanent visa programs for immigrants are "insufficient and inadequate" to meet long-term care staffing needs, the American Health Care Association outlined its vision of immigration reform Wednesday.

Dementia caregivers who receive foot massages at work enjoy lower blood pressure, less anxiety, researchers say

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Caregivers working with seniors who have dementia benefit from foot massages administered during their shifts, suggests new research.

Technology in the nursing home

Technology in the nursing home

Not too long ago, the mortar and pestle were the mechanism of choice to crush pills. Today, the average facility has to crush pills for around 30% of its residents. Now there is an easier way to crush medications.

How consistent CNA assignments will help residents

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Consistent assignments for CNAs are discussed and implemented more frequently than they used to be. For the most part, research studies speak to the positive attributes of this model of care. From improved surveys to reduced staff turnover, it's hard to ignore the wave of empirical support.

Study: Nurses help increase vaccinations

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Vaccinations from nurses drove a significant increase in at-risk adults and older people who received flu or pneumonia shots, according to a new study.

Survey assesses turnover and retention rates among assisted living workers

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The overall retention rate for all assisted living employees was 73% in 2011, a new survey from a provider group finds.

CDC: Flu vaccinations among LTC workers declining

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While influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers have increased overall, fewer long-term care facility employees are being vaccinated, a government survey has found.

Nurse overload equals mistakes

Nurse overload equals mistakes

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Did you hear the one about the seasoned detective who finds a body in a field? Surrounded by young detectives, he immediately announces, "She was a nurse and worked in long term care!" Stunned, the newbie detectives ask, "How on earth can you tell that?" "Easy," he says.

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