Nurses are the most trusted profession in America, followed by doctors and pharmacists

Health Populi

Nurses rank top in Americans’ minds for the seventeenth year-in-a-row, Gallup found in its annual survey of honesty and ethics in professions. Whether in face-to-face health care, virtual/telehealth modes, or call centers, patients love and appreciate nurses.

Nurses: The Force for Change

Mobile Health Matters

This week marks National Nurses Week in the U.S., both a celebration of the profession and an opportunity to educate the public about the role nurses play in healthcare and their communities. Nurses Driving Change. Traditionally, the nurses’ role was limited in the hospital.

UA Telehealth Nurse Researcher Collaborates with Universidad Mayor in Chile

Arizona Telemedicine Program

For 15 years, I was a home hospice nurse who went out on emergency nighttime visits to patients who were experiencing symptoms that terrified their family. Phase One: Using Simulation Labs to Teach Future Telehealth Providers.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

What Is Nursing Informatics?

HealthStream

Nursing Informatics is a specialized area of nursing and branch of this profession that is seeing much growth. This blog post’s purpose is to be an elementary introduction to this burgeoning specialty

Nurses Are Awesome

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

. At the Center for Total Health, we think the world of nurses and the outstanding work they do every day to make lives better. To help celebrate Nurses Week, some very important experts were asked to tell us what they think about nurses. The post Nurses Are Awesome appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health. Uncategorized awesome nurses Nurses nurses week

Celebrating America’s Nurses

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

These are just some of the roles that today’s nurses play. As we celebrate Nurses Week 2018 from May 6 to 12, the people of Kaiser Permanente give heartfelt thanks to America’s nurses — especially the 58,000 we’re proud to call KP nurses. Happy Nurses Week. Read more about Nurses Week and watch the video here. The post Celebrating America’s Nurses appeared first on Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health.

It’s time for cameras – nursing homes, assisted living, and home care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Only eight states have authorized families to install them in nursing homes. When a disaster happens, as with the death of Hollywood Hills nursing home residents , there can be an attempt to prevent future disasters by introducing new mandates for generators.

Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes

Mobile Health Matters

As health systems focused on ensuring doctors had access to state-of-the-art health IT to monitor their patients when they couldn’t be at the bedside, the quality of tools and pace of adoption for nursing solutions did not keep up.

What Is the Patient Driven Payment Model: How Skilled Nursing Providers Can Get Ahead of PDPM

Electronic Health Reporter

The shift from Resource Utilization Group (RUG) IV to PDPM moves the skilled nursing reimbursement model away from therapy provision as its main driver. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Jayne Warwick, director of market insights, PointClickCare.

Help Yelp serve families with information about nursing homes

Aging in Place Technology Watch

No doubt you know someone who was baffled at how a terrible nursing home gets a 4 or 5 star rating from CMS’s Five Star Rating System , while a good one can appear to have a lower rating, applied from an inspection before management overhaul several years earlier.

Healthcare Trend Watch — the Nursing Shortage Is Getting Worse

HealthStream

Hospitals continue to feel the financial pain stemming from the ongoing nursing shortage. Compounding the problem of a nursing shortage is a high turnover rate among new nurses

Nurse Retention Is More Critical Than Ever, Given the Worsening Nurse Shortage

HealthStream

To counteract growing nurse shortages, healthcare organizations must get better at keeping their nurses from leaving

What Is Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing?

HealthStream

Evidence-based practice has become the go-to standard for clinical effectiveness, and nurses must lead the way to integrate the concept into all aspects of patient care

Nursing Care Raises Risk of Hypoglycemia in Nursing Homes

Insulin Nation

A recent Leipzig University study provided a snapshot of some of the pitfalls of Type 1 diabetes care in a nursing home setting. According to a Healio report, researchers examined 405 cases of severe hypoglycemia that occurred to 205 nursing home residents over a seven-year period.

AHIMA and AHCA Partner To Train Skilled Nursing Facilities In Coding Ahead of Upcoming Reimbursement Overhaul

Electronic Health Reporter

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The Importance of a Nursing Data Framework To Achieve Consistent Quality In Health Information Exchange

Electronic Health Reporter

With more than 4 million nurses, the largest segment of the U.S. healthcare sector, nurses have indisputably demonstrated an ability to improve healthcare outcomes. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes

HiTech Answers

The post Nurse-Physician Collaboration: Harnessing the Power of Health IT to Improve Patient Outcomes appeared first on HITECH Answers: Meaningful Use, EHR, HIPAA News. Health Information Technology AirStrip Aparna Bala Mobile Health Matters nurse-physician collaborationBy Aparna Bala - Most physicians have long enjoyed the benefits of BYOD policies.

Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute. Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. One solution?

Royal College of Nursing calls for greater nursing input in designing NHS IT systems

Lloyd Price

The goal of transforming healthcare using digital technology will fail unless nurses are allowed to participate in the process of designing new IT systems, the Royal College of Nursing has warned. The RCN surveyed 896 nurses and midwives online in January and February.

Nursing Care Raises Risk of Hypoglycemia in Nursing Homes

Insulin Nation

A recent Leipzig University study provided a snapshot of some of the pitfalls of Type 1 diabetes care in a nursing home setting. According to a Healio report, researchers examined 405 cases of severe hypoglycemia that occurred to 205 nursing home residents over a seven-year period.

Nurses Far More Satisfied with EHRs Than Physicians, KLAS Report Finds

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Nurses find that EHR functionalities such as integrating with outside organizations still are sorely lacking, however

It’s time for cameras – nursing homes, home care, assisted living, and home care

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Only eight states have authorized families to install them in nursing homes. When a disaster happens, as with the death of Hollywood Hills nursing home residents , there can be an attempt to prevent future disasters by introducing new mandates for generators.

What if the School Nurse is Busy?

Insulin Nation

Also, by a 2015 amendment to state law, a parent or guardian may authorize a school employee without a nursing license to administer glucagon injections if a school nurse is unavailable to do so. New Hampshire’s Nursing Practices Act recognizes four tiers of professional licensure.

8 Great School Nurses for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Nation

We recently asked readers to share stories of standout school nurses who provided exemplary care for their children with Type 1. Here is a sampling of the comments we received in reply: We were so incredibly lucky to have Katie Yates as our nurse when our 11-year-old daughter was diagnosed.

Ensuring Safety and Quality in America’s Nursing Homes

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Ensuring Safety and Quality in America’s Nursing Homes. Nursing facilities. While we support and promote the private sector’s critical role in our health care system, CMS’ duty to monitor the safety of the nation’s hospitals, nursing homes, and other providers, is a unique governmental task which lies at the core of government’s role in health care. Every nursing home resident deserves to retain their basic human dignity and to be treated with respect at all times.

What if the School Nurse is Busy?

Insulin Nation

Also, by a 2015 amendment to state law, a parent or guardian may authorize a school employee without a nursing license to administer glucagon injections if a school nurse is unavailable to do so. New Hampshire’s Nursing Practices Act recognizes four tiers of professional licensure.

Ren Ci Nursing Homes in Singapore to implement 3D wound management app in 2019

Mobi Health News

Created in response to the challenge of wound management in the community care sector in Singapore, the CARES4WOUNDS wound management application was developed and pilot-tested with 25 patients at Ren Ci Hospital and Tetsuyu Healthcare since November 2017, with good initial results.

Best Medical Apps for Nurses in 2018

Healthcare Guys

And here are our picks for the best medical apps for nurses in no particular order. Stroke Certified RN Test Prep Nurses benefit from having a strong foundation of stroke knowledge at any level of care — just like nurses everywhere strengthen their practice by having basic and advanced […]. The post Best Medical Apps for Nurses in 2018 appeared first on iMedicalApps. It’s the end of the year.

Nurses generally satisfied with EHRs, but key pain points persist

Healthcare Guys

A new report from KLAS and the Arch Collaborative finds that nearly three times as many nurses are satisfied with their electronic health record experience as those who are frustrated. Those findings suggest their may be a way to improve EHRs for physicians, who tend to be more pessimistic in general about the technology.WHY IT MATTERS”By some accounts, nurses outnumber physicians in the United States four to one,” according to the report.

Exploring the Benefits of Remote Care for Skilled Nursing Facilities

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A new report published in McKnight's Long Term Care News explores the connection between remote care and skilled nursing facilities, and how the application of the former can contribute to the success of the latter. Remote Care & Skilled Nursing: Enabling Early Intervention.

Sue Murphy, Chief Experience Officer, UChicago Medicine, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

No one wants to be audited — especially nurses, who already face a tremendous burden being the front line of patient care. What both nurses and patients needed was a way to facilitate productive conversations, and so University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine has done just that.

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Murdering Eight with Insulin

Insulin Nation

An Ontario nurse admitted in court that she used insulin to murder eight older Canadians in her care, according to media reports. She told investigators she quit nursing because she was worried about what she might do to the children at the new job.

Nurse executives are concerned nursing shortage is impacting care—and it's only going to get worse 

FierceHealthIT

Nursing executives are worried that the industry's ongoing nurse shortage is only going to get worse, according to a new survey. One-third said that nursing shortages have a "considerable" or "great" impact on care quality, while 41% said that these staffing problems negatively impact the patient experience.

Work Environment Impacts Nurses Impression of Successful EHR Adoption, Researchers Find

Healthcare Guys

Nearly half of nurses working in poor environments reported that the EHR system did not help them to work efficiently, compared with one-quarter of nurses in better environments

CMS conducting 'comprehensive review' of nursing home oversight processes following OIG report

FierceHealthIT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is undertaking a comprehensive review of its regulations and processes when it comes to ensuring safety and quality in nursing homes, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced Monday. On the same day, HHS' Office of Inspector General released a report saying CMS needs to do more to address gaps in federal oversight of nursing home investigations in Oregon

Avera eCARE connects diabetic student to registered nurse within seconds

American Well

As the number of children in the United States with significant health challenges rises, so does the need to provide experienced nursing care within schools. Within seconds, 8-year-old Aiden Knutson is connected to an Avera eCare nurse – Aiden at school in Toronto, the nurse in Sioux Falls.

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Press Ganey: Nurse burnout varies by generation, shift

FierceHealthIT

Beating burnout among nurses will require healthcare leaders to consider the different perspectives of each generation, according to a new report. It's more than just the right thing to do

Health systems seeking to keep their nursing workforce should watch these factors

FierceHealthIT

Turnover among nurses is a persistent workforce problem, but monitoring several “intent to stay” factors can strengthen recruitment and retention, according to a new report

Fitbit Data Could Help Hospitals Battle Nurse Fatigue

BHM Healthcare Solutions

A UW-Madison School of Nursing professor is using fitness trackers to monitor nurse movement in hospitals and reveal what causes nurse fatigue during hospital shifts. The nurses in the study wear the trackers, which record steps, heart rate and sleep information.