Nursing

DONS who seek consensus suffer fewer citations: study

DONS who seek consensus suffer fewer citations: study

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Nursing homes whose leaders welcome staff input and share decision-making authority have fewer deficiencies, according to a study published in Health Care Management Review.

Nursing assistants often go uninsured

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One-fifth of nursing assistants who work in nursing homes do so without health insurance, according to a report from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute.

Brain can rewire after sleep deprivation, researchers say

Brain can rewire after sleep deprivation, researchers say

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As little as five hours of sleep deprivation can bring on the kind of physical changes that lead to memory loss, according to a study conducted in the Netherlands and Pennsylvania.

Prior health work increases RN salaries

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Prior experience in some health-related fields equates to higher wages for registered nurses who earn a bachelor of science in nursing.

Degraded nurses more likely to leave for better job: study

Degraded nurses more likely to leave for better job: study

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A small study of Iranian nurses examined a troubled group: Nurses who leave because of threats or poor treatment by other staff.

Nurses with a say are more likely to stay

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Maintaining a low turnover rate among nursing staff during a time of high demand for positions may relate to autonomy of the job.

Second chance helps nurses overcome language mandate

Second chance helps nurses overcome language mandate

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Amid the growing pressure of nursing staff shortages, an overseas healthcare regulator is relaxing its rules for language testing.

Providers competing on nursing shortage

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With increased nursing demand on the horizon in the U.S., long-term care providers are now offering a wide variety of incentives to bring more nurses to their facilities.

Staffing shortages can fuel  increased discharge delays

Staffing shortages can fuel increased discharge delays

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Providers feeling the pinch of a nursing shortage only need look across the Atlantic to see the possible consequences of being understaffed.

Nursing remains atop job growth charts

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Job growth for registered nurses is on pace to produce nearly 450,000 new positions by 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Shift work exacting a heavy toll on women, study reveals

Shift work exacting a heavy toll on women, study reveals

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Shift work could negatively affect women more than men, suggests a British study comparing performance after 28-hour schedules that delayed sleep-wake cycles.

GAO: More workplace protection needed

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration should do more to protect healthcare employees from workplace violence, according to a federal report.

New nursing services group promises a 'proactive' voice

New nursing services group promises a 'proactive' voice

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A new, post-acute care nursing organization looks to bring a "fresh and proactive" approach to the field, its leader says.

Hospice nurses told to overdose patients?

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The owner of a Texas hospice company is being investigated for allegedly encouraging employees to overdose patients and hasten their death to avoid the federal reimbursement cap for hospice stays.

Supportive management can make/break nursing careers

Supportive management can make/break nursing careers

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Working toward a common goal in a supportive environment improves patient care and employee retention, according to a study of early-career nurses in Quebec.

Physical job, high BP bad mix for women

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A Danish study of 12,000 female nurses found that those with physically demanding jobs and high blood pressure tripled their risk of developing heart disease.

Irregular sleep timing tied to heightened risk for diabetes

Irregular sleep timing tied to heightened risk for diabetes

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Going to bed too early or too late has health implications even for non-shift-working women, according to a study published in Sleep.

Nurses most value skills, relationships

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Nine percent of nurses say respect from colleagues is the most rewarding aspect of their work, with more than a quarter more pleased by patient relationships or on-the-job skill set.

Nursing home nurses seek hospital transfers guidance

Nursing home nurses seek hospital transfers guidance

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A comprehensive review of nursing homes nurses' perceptions about emergency room transfers shows nurses want more resources and more guidance to determine who goes and who stays.

Shift workers could be accident prone

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More than a third of night-shift workers were involved in near-crashes in an after-work test drive, researchers reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Nurses like paychecks, but would gladly change jobs

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Despite reporting relative satisfaction with their salaries, many nurses would still pursue a different line of work if they could, a new survey shows.

RN retirement wave is on its way: analysis

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Close to two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 are currently considering retirement, a November report by AMN Healthcare found.

Study: Healthcare workers not making healthy choices

Study: Healthcare workers not making healthy choices

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Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers don't always practice what they preach when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, a new study suggests.

Mid-morning may be best break time: study

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The best time of day to take a break is mid-morning, according to a new study from Baylor University.

Study refutes the notion that longer nurse shifts are better

Study refutes the notion that longer nurse shifts are better

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Nurses who work long shifts may experience job dissatisfaction and a risk of burnout, according to new research.

ANA: 'zero tolerance' for bullies at work

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A leading long-term care nurses group is praising the American Nurses Association's new "zero tolerance" policy regarding violence and bullying in healthcare workplaces.

New nurses on night and OT shifts face higher injury risk

New nurses on night and OT shifts face higher injury risk

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Newly licensed nurses who work overtime and night shifts have an increased risk of occupational injuries, a new study has found.

ANA pushing for universal immunizations

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All healthcare workers and nurses should be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the American Nurses Association advised in late August.

Nurses support bill targeting healthcare worker violence

Nurses support bill targeting healthcare worker violence

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A state bill in Massachusetts geared toward preventing healthcare workplace violence has garnered support from nursing advocates.

Health workers show LGBT bias: study

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Healthcare workers may be biased regarding the sexual orientation of their patients, according to researchers from the University of Washington.

How's moving patients risky? OHSA is counting the ways

How's moving patients risky? OHSA is counting the ways

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A new key hazard list from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration highlights the injury risk healthcare workers face when handling patients.

LTC staff spend only half of time on care

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Long-term care nurses spend more than half of their time completing tasks that don't involve resident care, according to new research in the Journal of Nursing Studies.

Study sheds light on dangers of working second, third shifts

Study sheds light on dangers of working second, third shifts

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Workers whose hours fall outside of a traditional 9-to-5 schedule may be more susceptible to sleep- and weight-related health issues, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Bill would require RN on duty at all times

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The American Nurses Association recently announced its support for a bill that could require nursing homes to have a registered nurse on duty around the clock, every day of the week.

Yet another teamwork benefit: Workplace infections go down

Yet another teamwork benefit: Workplace infections go down

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Healthcare-associated infection rates are reduced when nurses and physicians work collaboratively, according to an analysis by New York researchers.

Nursing diversity improves ... but slowly

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Though nursing's ranks are becoming more diverse, there's still much work to be done to make it reflective of the U.S. population.

Male RNs out-earning female colleagues

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Female nurses may outnumber male nurses 10 to 1, but men in the profession still make more per capita, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in March.

Inability to bathe may signal additional problems to come

Inability to bathe may signal additional problems to come

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Bathing disability is a "sentinel" event in the disabling process, one that deserves more attention as nurses and other long-term care staff seek to alleviate the associated emotional and physical discomforts.

Ask the Nursing Expert ... about patient-centered care

Ask the Nursing Expert ... about patient-centered care

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The National Quality Forum recently declared, "Person- and family-centered care emphasizes the inclusivity of recipients of healthcare services and their families and caregivers.

Case could change nursing meal breaks

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A California court case concerning waived breaks could have widespread implications for healthcare workers encouraged to give up meal time during extra-long shifts.

Nurse-directed intervention eases heart disease, diabetes

Nurse-directed intervention eases heart disease, diabetes

Having primary care nurses promote physical activity could be effective enough to reduce heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk among seniors, according to a British study.

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... CPR

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... CPR

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How is the decision made whether a resident should be resuscitated?

Ask the Nursing Expert ... about hospital readmissions

Ask the Nursing Expert ... about hospital readmissions

Is it true we will be hit by cuts in reimbursement and penalized by Medicare for high percentages of hospital readmissions based on the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, or PAMA?

Night shift work a risk factor for diabetes?

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The more years black women spend working the night shift, the higher their risk for developing diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia.

Study explores rural nursing challenges and opportunities

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Rural facilities with higher ratios of RNs are associated with better outcomes, but the right staffing mix might be difficult to achieve.

Nurses are most respected, new poll finds

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An annual Gallup poll finds nurses are among the most respected American workers, based on their honesty and ethical standards.

Nurses' English skills may be impeding care, study shows

Nurses' English skills may be impeding care, study shows

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About 15% of U.S. long-term care nurses say their English language proficiency or accent creates communication problems with residents, family members and other medical providers, according to recently published findings.

Night shift schedules threaten waistline

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Employees such as nurses and CNAs who work overnight are likely burning less energy than those on a normal schedule, putting them at increased risk for obesity, according to new study results.

Landmark ethics report calls for widespread adjustments

Landmark ethics report calls for widespread adjustments

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A team of nurses and leaders specializing in clinical ethics has issued an "unprecedented" report on the ethical issues facing the profession.

Degreed DONs found to be more valuable

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Nursing homes with highly educated, certified directors of nursing have better outcomes on some key quality measures, according to recent findings.

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