Healthcare Recruiting Will Grow Even More DifficultHealthcare added an average of 35,000 jobs a month last year. This year is expected to be no different.Read the rest of this entry »
"The demand for (healthcare) talent is rising," one healthcare staffing executive told HealthLeadersMedia.com. "Healthcare continues to be the fastest growing and strongest job producer in the national economy."
Good news for jobseekers, but not so for employers who are struggling to fill jobs. It's already taking an average ...
Powdered Glove Ban Takes Effect TodayA ban on the use of powdered medical gloves goes into effect today.Read the rest of this entry »
Last month the Food and Drug Administration adopted the ban it first proposed in March 2016, citing the dangers powdered medical gloves pose to health. "The use of powder on medical gloves presents numerous risks to patients and health care workers, including inflammation, granulomas, and respiratory allergic reactions," the FDA said in issuing its ban.
These gloves ...
It's Taking More Than a Month to Fill a JobThe time it takes to fill a job has declined significantly since hitting an all-time high of almost 30 working days in April 2016. In November, the most recent month available, the national average was 27.1 working days.Read the rest of this entry »
But that by no means implies recruiting talent is getting easier. As the monthly hiring report from the Society for Human Resources says, "Many HR professionals are still having challenges with ...
Why It's So Hard to Get a Man to be a NurseHealthcare has added more jobs in the last several years than any other sector of the economy, yet some of the highest paying specialties -- nurses, physical therapists, health aides -- have failed to attract men.Read the rest of this entry »
Men may have tripled their proportion of registered nurses since 1970, but they still only account for about 9.6%. And yet, male nurses on average earned $60,700 in 2011 when the U.S. Census ...
How Much Will You Gain During the Holidays?Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Americans pack on -- wait for it -- a mere 1.3 pounds.Read the rest of this entry »
The original research dates back to 2000, but it was reconfirmed as recently as 2013. The original study tested the widely held belief that most of us pick up around 5 lbs. during the holidays. Turned out, we overestimated our gain by a factor of five. That study found the average gain to ...
Price Increases Are Pushing Healthcare Spending UpIncreases in the cost of medical services and pharmaceuticals pushed spending on health care up by 4.6% for the privately insured in 2015. It was the largest increase in the last three years, according to a new report from theRead the rest of this entry »
Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI).
The cost of outpatient, inpatient, professional services, and prescription drugs increased between 3.5-9% in 2015, a bigger hike than in the prior ...
Job Search Advice For the Second Career NurseNurse blogger Keith Carlson has some advice for those entering the nursing profession after starting a career in another field: Call attention to how your previous experience can benefit your new employer.Read the rest of this entry »
It's not unusual to hear of nurses with degrees in other fields who went back to school to earn a nursing degree when in their 30s, 40s and even 50s, says the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Top 10 Hazards In Med TechThe number 1 health tech hazard for the year, says the ECRI Institute, are those associated with large-volume infusion pumps.Read the rest of this entry »
"ECRI Institute," says the report, "Continues to learn about and investigate incidents of infusion errors involving pump or administration set failures, staff unknowingly defeating a safety mechanism, or incorrect infusion programming. Such errors— particularly those that result in the uncontrolled flow of medication to the patient, known as 'IV ...
The Transformation of HealthcareWith all the concern about healthcare's hiring shortages, it's easy to overlook the fact that the forest itself is changing.Read the rest of this entry »
What we mean by that is the unprecedented transformation taking place in clinics, hospitals and physician groups across the country. From a "we know best" culture that took little account of the patient experience, healthcare today is squarely focused on patient satisfaction.
Driven by forces as varied as ...
Robots Could Help Ease Nurse ShortageWith nurses in short supply and despite increased enrollment in nursing programs, no solution in sight, a Finnish think tank is suggesting that robots could take over some of the duties now performed by RNs.Read the rest of this entry »
EVA, a policy and business think tanks, says nurses spend only around 60% of their time in direct patient care. The balance is spent handling such important, but routine tasks as distributing medication, transporting patients ...