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.

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.

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.

Telehealth Talk: What Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know – AR Edition (Episode 14)

Telehealth Blog

Listen as Dr. Rhoads discusses the important role of nurses and nurse practitioners in coordinating care using technology; legal, ethical, and regulatory issues surrounding telehealth; and describes innovative programs related to managing patient populations. The post Telehealth Talk: What Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know – AR Edition (Episode 14) appeared first on LearnTelehealth.

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.

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?

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.

Demand for both physicians and nurse practitioners driving up compensation, study finds

FierceHealthIT

There’s a big demand for both physicians and nurse practitioners, and it's driving up compensation, according to a new study

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can Telehealth Slow the Traffic Between Nursing Homes, Emergency Departments?

Healthcare Guys

million transfers from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to emergency rooms each year, and CMS estimates that two-thirds of those are avoidable. I didn’t know much about nursing homes when I started,” he said. “I Peck was trying to understand nursing home finances and operations and why the patients are being transferred. There are 1.3

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.

Avera eCARE connects diabetic student to registered nurse within seconds

American Well Blog

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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An overlooked piece in harm reduction: Improving the work environment for nurses  

FierceHealthIT

Improving nurses’ work environment is a key focus area for better patient safety, but many hospitals lag behind in needed fixes, according to a new study.

Massachusetts voters reject ballot measure that would set nurse-patient ratios

FierceHealthIT

Massachusetts residents have voted against a ballot initiative that would set limits on the number of patients that can be assigned to a nurse

Survey: Gender gap persists, pay flat when it comes to nursing compensation

FierceHealthIT

A gender gap persists when it comes to nurse salaries, with men making an average of 7% more than women despite men making up only about 10% of the nurse workforce, a newly released survey found

Building a School-Based Telehealth Program? Start With the Nurse

American Well Blog

MUSC credits the success of its network to hardworking school nurses, fostering a culture of collaboration between healthcare organizations and a flexible, open technology platform. Start With the Nurse appeared first on American Well.

Massachusetts School Diabetes Care is Very Nurse-Centered

Insulin Nation

State public health regulation prohibits school nurses from delegating administration of any “parenteral” medication to a child – a parenteral medication is any medication that can’t be taken via the digestive system.

Growing number of primary care practices employ nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

More nurse practitioners are working in primary care practices, particularly in rural areas of the country. Nurse practitioners are a growing part of primary care teams in both rural and nonrural practices

Physicians, nurses among top 5 professions with the worst gender salary gaps

FierceHealthIT

Doctors and nurses just gained a notorious distinction: They are both on the top five list of professions with the most egregious gender gaps when it comes to salaries

The School Nurse Who Cares for 8 Kids with Type 1

Insulin Nation

About a year later, my wife and I moved our family across town so Peter could start kindergarten in an elementary school with a full-time nurse. At the time, our idea of a school nurse was pretty, well, elementary. Nurse Sarah has an unusual patient portfolio.

Pediatric Oncology Nurses Mailing List & Email List

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How physicians, nurses and clinicians are reshaping IT vendor strategies

Healthcare Guys

A number of high-profile doctors, nurses and CIOs have left hospitals to work at tech companies and they are certainly making an impact

A year after Hurricane Irma, watchdog addresses nursing home preparedness concerns

FierceHealthIT

Despite enhanced guidance from CMS, nursing homes hit by disaster often struggle to execute emergency plans and protect residents, according to testimony from the HHS Office of Inspector General to lawmakers last week.

How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

He presented evidence for the role of self care from various healthcare settings and geographies such as post-hospital discharge care with nurses and handymen in Baltimore, hypertension and self-monitoring in the U.K.,

Specialty practices increasingly rely on nurse practitioners, physicians assistants

FierceHealthIT

A new study found that 28% of all specialty practices are employing nurse practitioners and physician assistants It’s not just primary care practices that are increasingly relying on advanced practice clinicians to help care for patients.

Technology to help busy nurses keep an eye on elderly has seen number of falls decrease

Healthcare Guys

Its nurses – tending to patients amid a chorus of machines, monitors and devices – are only human El Camino Hospital, in the heart of Silicon Valley, has a problem.

Having Problems with Your Emergin System?

Medical Connectivity

your nurse call vendor, Vocera, phone vendor, etc.) These integrators could also be nurse call system dealers, companies that resold Vocera (back when they had resellers), or a network VAR. Messaging Middleware Nurse Call Emergin Emergin repair Emergin service Emergin upgrade

Moody’s: Nursing shortage hits hospital margins hard

FierceHealthIT

Making matters worse, the supply of nurses can’t keep up with the demand—a disparity that will last for several years, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Service As the population gets older and chronic conditions become more prevalent, hospitals are stretched to meet growing healthcare needs.

When the School Nurse Won’t Help with Your Child’s Pump

Insulin Nation

In the second, she claims that a school nurse’s refusal to assist with a dislodged insulin pump was in retaliation for the earlier complaint. A mother of a child with Type 1 diabetes alleges in two complaints to the U.S.

Working overtime may prevent nurses from collaborating effectively with doctors and peers, study finds 

FierceHealthIT

Working overtime can make it harder for nurses to collaborate with physicians and other nurses, according to a new study. The additional fatigue and sleep loss that extra hours cause can impact performance and nurses' mood, making collaboration harder, the researchers told FierceHealthcare

Physician Practice Roundup—Congress may expand Sunshine Act to cover nurse practitioners, other clinicians

FierceHealthIT

Congress is expected to finalize a new law that will expand the Sunshine Act and require drug companies and medical device manufacturers to disclose payments and gifts made to nurse practitioners and physician assistants

The role nurses can play in bridging the gap between behavioral, physical healthcare

FierceHealthIT

Nurses can bridge the gap between behavioral healthcare and physical healthcare for providers looking to better integrate the two, experts say. Since a nurse is often the first clinician a patient interacts with, he or she has real power to effect change and direct them to the care they need

Nurse shortage: Healthcare organizations pull out all the stops to attract and retain experienced RNs

FierceHealthIT

Healthcare organizations are trying new ways to attract and retain nurses, not only offering to pay their tuition but also reimbursing college tuition for their children. Others are turning to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to recruit nurses as more U.S. nurses from the mainland get set to retire

Nurses unions look to leverage California's new workplace violence law as a model for federal legislation

FierceHealthIT

California just took a step to change that and the nation should follow suit, the nation's largest nursing union said this week An estimated 3 in 4 workplace violence events happen in a healthcare setting.