Posts tagged with 'nurse'
Virus Is Causing Surge In Healthcare HiringRead the rest of this entry »
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, the demand for healthcare workers is surging.
A Glassdoor analysis well before the outbreak was declared a pandemic, said, "Dozens of job postings for health care workers, scientists and data specialists are popping up as organizations prepare for the outbreak."
More recently, the report's author Daniel Zhao told public media's Marketplace, "There is a wide mix of skills needed... [including] ...
AI Could Be the Answer to Alarm FatigueRead the rest of this entry »
Patient monitoring technology has proven both a boon and, in some ways, a burden to medical science.
Automatic sensors can detect heart fluctuations, sounding an alarm that will bring staff running. Other sensors monitor respiration, brain activity, temperature and multiple other critical factors, alerting professionals when help is needed.
However, these monitors can be so sensitive they send alerts for even minor departures from preset norms. A busy surgical unit ...
10 Of the Highest Paying Nursing JobsRead the rest of this entry »
Nursing has been on so many "great jobs" and "hardest to fill jobs" lists for so long that unless you're in the profession, it's easy to assume all nurses are pretty much the same.
Unless you're a healthcare insider, we tend to think of nurses as those men and women in medical offices who take our blood pressure, temperature and other essentials. Or we think of the professionals in scrubs ...
Healthcare Dominates 'Best Jobs' ListRead the rest of this entry »
Did you miss the newest release of the annual list of "Best Healthcare Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report?
Coming out just after the start of the new year when so much other news made the headlines, the list of all the "Best Jobs," which includes healthcare, didn't make its usual splash. Too bad, because the U.S. News methodology makes it more than a popularity contest, taking ...
Healthcare Outlook: Many Challenges, No Quick FixesRead the rest of this entry »
Already undergoing a challenging and sometimes painful changes, the global healthcare sector can expect more of the same in 2020 and for some time beyond. But these changes also present opportunities, says a 2020 outlook from Deloitte.
The drivers of the the sector's transformation are many: "A growing and aging population, rising prevalence of chronic diseases, infrastructure investments, technological advancement, evolving care models, higher labor costs amid worker shortages, ...
Writing Skills Are Essential For Today's NursesRead the rest of this entry »
Besides having all the essential medical skills, the best nurses were able to interpret a doctor's handwriting.
With digitalization, it's a less critical, if still useful skill. More important today is the ability for a nurse to write well, says an article on the Duquesne University School of Nursing site.
"Strong writing skills play a vital role throughout an entire nursing career, from documenting patient outcomes and communicating with other ...
National Nurses Week: 4 Million Thank YousRead the rest of this entry »
The nursing profession celebrates Florence Nightingale's birthday next Sunday, which, appropriately enough for the founder of modern nursing, is also Mother's Day.
We've shared the story of this remarkable woman who was born to wealth, yet volunteered to tend wounded soldiers in Britain's Crimean War then went on to found a nursing school, establish modern medical sanitary procedures and, an accomplished mathematician, become the first woman elected to the Royal ...
$100 Million For New Nurses In NYCRead the rest of this entry »
The settlement of a New York City labor dispute may create new hiring headaches for medical offices and health facilities already struggling to fill nursing vacancies.
The New York State Nurses Association said yesterday it reached an agreement on a new contract with the NYC Hospital Alliance. Besides raises and approvals on staffing ratios, the agreement calls for some of the city's largest hospitals to spend $100 million filling vacancies ...
Nursing Shortage Is Leading to Overwork and More BurnoutRead the rest of this entry »
In a survey two years ago, 42% of the 600 nurses participating said they felt increasingly overworked. Now, an update of that survey finds little has changed for the nation's nearly 3 million nurses. If anything, their workload has gotten heavier; 46% of the 900 nurses in the new survey reported feeling more overworked now than they did in 2016.
The primary culprit the vast majority of nurses agree, is ...
Analytics Can Help Ease Nurse BurnoutRead the rest of this entry »
That nurses suffer from a high degree of stress and burnout is well documented. A CareerBuilder survey found 50% of the nurses saying they felt tired all the time; 70% said they felt burned out.
Long days, short-staffing, difficult patients and heavy workloads all contribute to the problem, which can lead to indifference, absenteeism, depression and other problems. Catching the indicators early can make a big difference to both the ...