Posts tagged with 'nurse'
COVID’s Impact on Nursing EducationRead the rest of this entry »
Among the frontline workers of the COVID pandemic none have been more lauded than nurses. They’ve been applauded by thousands of grateful apartment dwellers, letters of thanks hang by the hundreds in break rooms and they've been treated to more pizzas than a victorious high school football team.
Less noticed by most of us, however, is how COVID-19 is changing the profession. Most notably for RNs and LPNs has been …
High Altitude NursingRead the rest of this entry »
No one who’s ever been in a hospital, even as just a visitor, will deny that nursing is a frontline, adrenaline charged job. The nurse you see calmly entering patient information one minute may be racing the next to provide life-saving care.
Yet even among all the demanding nursing specialties one stands out for its high altitude adrenaline rush. Flight nurses, also known as transport nurses, perform their patient care …
Well-Being Initiative Provides Support for Stressed NursesRead the rest of this entry »
Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has put an unprecedented mental strain on the nation’s nurses, four leading nursing organizations and the American Nurses Foundation have launched a national Well-Being Initiative.
Introduced in late May, the initiative has grown to provide a broad range of resources and tools to help nurses cope with the stress.
“Nurses are putting their physical and mental health on the line to protect us all during …
Winning Teams Solve Pandemic Problems in First Nurse HackathonRead the rest of this entry »
Five teams of nurses and technologists are winners for the innovative projects they entered in the first Nurse Hack 4 Health virtual hackathon.
Chosen out of 30 entries, the winning teams earned the highest scores for their solutions to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic laid out in five categories ranging from “Acute Care Patient Monitoring” to “Resiliency & Self-Care.”
Sponsored by Microsoft, John & Johnson, dev up and …
Recognizing Nursing Assistants This Special WeekRead the rest of this entry »
This week – Nursing Assistants Week -- we at Green Key Resources want to extend a special thank you to the nation’s certified nursing assistants and recognize the vital work they do.
These are the professionals who do the day-to-day work of caring for patients too ill, too elderly or who are just in need of extra help as they recover.
Never before has so much been asked of the …
Nurses Find New Mission Running Testing SitesRead the rest of this entry »
Nurses sidelined by the coronavirus are finding a new mission staffing the drive-in testing facilities that are rapidly opening all over the country.
When governments ordered non-essential businesses to close to help limit the spread of COVID-19, doctors’ offices, ambulatory surgical centers and clinics were among them. Elective procedures such as cosmetic surgery, knee and hip replacements and cataract removal were cancelled.
Many of these RNs were redeployed providing in-patient …
Join Us In Honoring Nurses This Special WeekRead the rest of this entry »
More than ever, this is a time to recognize and honor the nurses of the world. Not only does National Nurses Week begin Wednesday, but in recognition of the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the entire year has been designated as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
Her memory is being honored in a way that would make Florence Nightingale incredibly proud of the …
Staffing Firms Can Fill 100% of the Nation’s Essential JobsRead the rest of this entry »
An audit of the nation’s staffing agencies found them ready and able to provide workers for all of the “essential critical infrastructure” jobs listed by the Department of Homeland Security.
Conducted by the American Staffing Association, the audit analyzed 185 essential jobs identified by the government finding staffing agencies able to “source and deploy personnel to fill orders for 100%” of the positions. The list of essential jobs, published …
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 …