As long-term caregivers wind down winter and its accompanying illnesses, a new review indicates that hand washing and zinc might help prevent the common cold.
Newly licensed registered nurses are less likely to work in hospitals and more likely to be hired in a nursing home, says a new analysis in the American Journal of Nursing.
Antibiotic resistance and prescription drug abuse are among the top global threats expected in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A nationwide initiative to reduce methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in veterans' nursing homes dramatically slashed the infection rate, and could provide a framework for other nursing homes to achieve similar results.
While manager-approved "fun at work" activities lower turnover, particularly for younger employees, sales performance may suffer, according to a new report.
The children of single mothers working a nonstandard shift are more likely to engage in delinquent behaviors, according to a new analysis.
People who speak more than one language tend to develop dementia up to five years later than those who are monolingual, new research reveals.
Foreign-born registered nurses comprise up to 15% of the total RNs in the United States, a new study finds.
As one of the leaders in my nursing facility, how do I stop turnover and motivate my staff to improve our performance?
Giving employees money to spend on charities or their coworkers is a way to increase job satisfaction and performance, according to Duke University research.
Nurse practitioners are among professionals who are often misunderstood, according to a new management study.
What do we need to know about federal authorities coming out with more penalties for hospitals?
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.
Working long hours may result in decreased mental health and skipping meals, according to new research. While there has long been an assumed link between workaholism and well-being, there has been a lack of supporting research.
States with the fewest restrictions on nurse practitioners have two-and-a-half times more patients receiving primary care, per a new analysis.
Employers often use correspondence bias when hiring, with potentially negative results, a study has found.
A new study identifies a link between night shift work and risk of breast cancer, according to Canadian researchers. In an investigation of 1,100 women with breast cancer and more than 1,100 without it, Queen's Cancer Research Institute researchers found that those who had worked for more than 30 years on a night shift had a higher rate of breast cancer.
Almost half of newly licensed registered nurses were likely to have been verbally abused at work by their colleagues within the past three months, according to a new study.
Giving employees paid sick days would reduce flu infections in the workplace, according to a new analysis. Researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and discovered that paid sick days would reduce flu cases by close to 6%, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Directors of nursing need to lead their employees through survey practice sessions in order to achieve peak success, a long-term care expert said at the annual National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care conference.
Cognitive impairment can result when older adults are taking or given medications with strong anticholinergic effects, a new study has found.
There's good news for long-term care facilities trying to hire staff with more education: More than 1 in 10 members of Generation X are taking classes to continue their formal education, according to a new study.
Nursing leaders should curb 'lateral hostility' by addressing incidents as soon as they occur, advises a recent article in American Journal of Nursing. In a series coordinated by the American Organization of Nurse Executives, nurses are given guidance on leadership. In "Crucial Conversations in the Workplace," Katherine Major, MSN, RN, writes about a framework for conflict resolution.
Meditation can make people more compassionate, according to a new study. Researchers from Harvard University and Northeastern University looked at whether meditating could lead to more compassionate behavior. Meditation participants did eight-week trainings, and then were given a test.
Women involved in workplace disputes are believed to be less likely to repair their relationship, a new study finds.
While the number of nurse practitioners is expected to nearly double by 2025, many in the field say payer policies hurt their efficiency, even more than state scope-of-practice laws.
I have three leadership positions open in my facility and I just can't seem to find what I am looking for. Any suggestions?
Newly registered nurses should be encouraged to participate in online modules to learn about quality improvement protocols, and healthcare providers should make sure staffing levels are high enough for RNs to participate in QI activities, researchers said recently.
A bullying supervisor isn't hurting just a specific employee. He or she also is creating a negative workplace culture, researchers say.
Low-wage workers have a greater risk for hypertension than workers with higher wages, University of California-Davis investigators have discovered.
A new six-step approach from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing professors outlines management of behavioral symptoms in dementia.
We have just had a run of very bad weather and, as usual, I had several nursing staff call off work. Department heads are never encouraged to come in and help us out. Do you have any suggestions on how to help staff to understand that we are a 24-hour facility, even in bad weather?
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners were set to merge at the beginning of January. The newly created American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) will have a membership of 40,000.
With the flu season kicking off early and strong in December, a new system purported to tie together weather forecasting with outbreak predictions was unveiled.
A $15 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will allow more advance practice registered nurses to be in skilled nursing facilities in Missouri.
Nurses who work long shifts are more likely to leave the profession, and also have dissatisfied patients, a new study has discovered.
Nurse managers who give verbal expectations about safety protocols or who offer constructive responses to admitted errors have lower overall error rates in their facilities, a Belgian study has found.
While influenza vaccination rates among healthcare workers have increased overall, fewer long-term care facility employees are being vaccinated, a government survey has found.
Long-time nurse managers or directors are the biggest barriers to implementing new evidence-based care practices, a survey finds.
Clostridium difficile transmission and mortality rates are far higher in nursing homes and other healthcare settings than the most recent government statistics suggest, an investigation has found.
It's no secret that nurses — including those who work in long-term care — suffer from a range of occupational stresses and fatigue.
Shift workers, especially those working overnight, are at a higher risk for a stroke or heart attack, an analysis finds.
Strong working relationships and good communication among nursing home caregivers enhances the perception of staff cohesion, which ultimately leads to a higher quality of care, new research has found.
Care coordination functions, as carried out by registered nurses, should be federally reimbursed, a leading nurses group says.
Interventions such as group training sessions and the provision of supportive materials for staff, residents and relatives can help nursing homes reduce dependence on physical restraints, a new study finds.
Despite strong federal and regulatory support for mandatory vaccinations among healthcare workers — including nursing home employees — the U.S. adult vaccination rate is on the low side, according to a new research brief.
While most U.S. nursing homes have adequate written plans for managing natural disasters, many have significant gaps in preparedness and response, a government report finds.
As the number of people who choose nursing homes for end-of-life care continues to rise, more quality measures are needed to help consumers judge performance, a new study recommends.
Healthcare systems should adopt more uniform color-coding of patient wristbands or implement barcode systems to reduce potential for errors across inpatient settings, nursing experts say.
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.