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Nurse leaders: We need to be seen as ‘clinical experts’

While nurse leaders are humbled and utterly thankful for the “hero” recognition they’ve received amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they resoundingly would instead prefer to be viewed as “clinical experts” and “essential patient advocates,” according to an Inspire Nurse Leaders survey of 226 nurse leaders released in October.

New platform targets dementia patients

Researchers from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and LifeBio are using artificial intelligence to connect with and improve care for older adults. The National Institute on Aging awarded the organizations a nearly $2.5 million Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop and test an online platform to facilitate life-story work for individuals with dementia.

Study: Nurses bear brunt of virus cases

An analysis of 97 COVID-19 studies by investigators from Switzerland and Colombia has found that more than half of healthcare workers who test positive for the virus are nurses. The study also showed that 40% of healthcare workers receiving a positive diagnosis showed no symptoms.

Execs: Engagement technology critical

Thanks to COVID-19, more skilled nursing leaders are finding that engagement technology has become a necessity. In fact, the number of nursing home executives who view the technology as having a clear return on investment for their communities has more than doubled since the pandemic began, jumping from 24% to 48%, according to a September report released by senior living technology firm iN2L.

PHI: Low wages a risk to direct care staff

The direct care workforce boasts 4.6 million workers, making it larger than any single occupation in the U.S. New research from PHI, a nonprofit, however, indicates that low wages and other economic barriers threaten these workers’ economic security and job stability.

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