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  1. The Impact Of Electronic Health Record In Nursing
    9/9/2016

    The adoption of digital medical record technology has improved the provision of healthcare services substantially. This includes lowering chances of patients experiencing adverse drug-related events, contracting infections, or experiencing medication errors.

  2. From Scrubbing In To Geeking Out: How My Career Took An Unexpected Turn To IT
    5/6/2016

    When you think of nurses working in a hospital, you probably imagine them passing out medications, administering treatments, interpreting doctor’s instructions, or simply holding a patient’s hand. And, when I first graduated from nursing school, those were things I did. But my view of nursing began to change in 2002 when I was training to become a surgical nurse while serving in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

  3. Nursing: A Changing Job Climate
    3/9/2016

    Thanks to new medical breakthroughs, life expectancy is on the rise. From 2010 to 2050, officials expect a whopping 351 percent increase in the population of those 85 and older. By 2050, 16 percent of the global population is expected to be 65 or older.

  4. Nurses Play Crucial Role In Preventative Health Services
    3/9/2016

    Americans could save billions of dollars annually in health care costs per year if they would follow preventative health care practices. Nurses place a critical part in alerting and educating those in their care to these measures that can help them live healthier and happier lives.

  5. The Vital Role Of Nurses In The Delivery Of Affordable Care
    3/9/2016

    The US healthcare sector will employ 3.2 million nurses by 2022. Presently, 6% of nurses care for one patient, whereas 11% care for three patients. Moreover, 13%, 16%, 17%, and 18% of nurses care for six, five, four, and two patients respectively. In spite of this, 66% of registered nurses (RNs) say that they have limited coverage and clinical support.

  6. 5 Steps To Take Following A Needlestick
    2/8/2016

    According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 385,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually in the U.S. healthcare industry — an average of more than 1,000 per day. A sharps-related injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or other sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or body fluids. By Dave Hurton, Key Account Director, MedSafe

  7. How Tetris Can Transform Healthcare Operations
    12/22/2015

    Healthcare providers face an operational paradox — scarce resources are both overbooked and underutilized at the same time. The result? Long patient waiting times, frustrated patients, and unhappy nurses. With the growing demand for healthcare and not so promising supply of staff, there’s only one way to deal with it: Do more with less. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? But what if I told you that by doing just one thing right you can serve more patients, lower patient waiting times, and ensure your nurses eat lunch on time? It doesn’t involve adding more chairs or hiring more nurses — it’s as simple as playing Tetris right. That’s right, Tetris. By Jennifer Mensik, Chief Nursing Officer, LeanTaaS

  8. Keys To Building A Fortified Staffing Process Ahead Of The Nurse Retirement Surge
    12/18/2015

    AMN Healthcare recently released its 2015 Survey of Registered Nurses. This research included input from nearly 9,000 RNs on topics ranging from retirement, education, and emerging roles. A number of the findings struck me, the following two especially:

    • 62 percent of RNs over 54 are thinking about retirement and most say they plan to retire within three years
    • RNs love their career choice, but have mixed feelings about their job, citing not having adequate time with their patients, feeling their job negatively affects their health, and so on

    That leaves us with the most experienced nurses nearing retirement and the majority of remaining nurses not feeling overjoyed with their jobs, although they love nursing. This points to an overwhelming need to improve conditions for care staff. Typically, the top dissatisfier for staff are staffing/scheduling issues, e.g., being short, having to float, having shifts cancelled, and being recruited constantly to pick up additional shifts. One of the solutions to this critical concern is a combination of technology and workforce strategies that can provide more certainty with staffing, greater work-life balance, and increased time with patients. By Chris Fox, president, Avantas

  9. The Need for Eldercare Technology
    6/1/2015

    Eldercare is not a particularly sexy branch of the healthcare world, but it’s increasingly becoming more important. The senior population in the U.S. is booming – census data shows that the 65-plus population will exceed 79 million in 2030. And as the senior population continues to grow, the health of seniors continues to decrease as compared to prior generations. All this begs the question: How can we handle caring for seniors in the U.S.? By Wolf Shlagman, founder and CEO, Care Angel

  10. Top 8 Best Practices For Secure Messaging
    5/28/2015

    There’s a reason text messaging is quickly becoming common in the work- place: It’s quick; it’s to the point; it saves time. But for all the considerable benefits, traditional text messaging has severe security limitations – the sender cannot be assured of the privacy and confidentiality of messages. This risk poses an even greater threat in organizations where regular communications contain confidential or industry-regulated information.