Nursing

How Nurses Can Prevent Falls

How Nurses Can Prevent Falls

September 20-24th is Falls Prevention Awareness Week! It’s no secret that falls are serious, even life threatening, especially to adults over the age of 65+.  

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New Nurses Can Navigate a Changing Healthcare Environment

For healthcare jobs, the going looks good: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts growth until 2029, as the profession adds roughly 2.4 million new jobs to serve an aging U.S. population.  

But new nurses today are entering a brave alternative world: Medicine is rapidly developing, and COVID-19 has provided unprecedented challenges to hospital systems worldwide over the past year.  

Today’s complex healthcare systems need nurses who can navigate various demands, gain leadership skills, understand legal and ethical issues, and have a solid commitment to addressing disparities across diverse populations.  

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How Nurses Can Gain Job Satisfaction

Better staffing of nurses has been a dilemma for hospitals lately: They need to choose between reducing or limiting direct labor costs and providing better care quality. Some hospitals reduce nurse staffing to minimize cost. But studies show that nurse staffing is reportedly influential in hospitalized patients’ prognoses and safety and hospitals’ financial performance. Further, they show that hospitals with better nurse staffing can alleviate nurses’ workload, attract nurses to practice, and diminish workplace injury and illness rates. 

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HomeCare.com Nursing Scholarship Winners

HomeCare.com Nursing Scholarship Winners

In May of this year, ShiftMed, LLC and HomeCare.com, the sister on-demand staffing platforms addressing health care worker shortages nationwide, partnered with the Nurses Against Racism coalition and announced the HomeCare.com Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship provides equitable opportunities for prospective Black nurses to excel in their studies. All prospective nursing majors, CNAs, LPNs, or RNs were eligible to apply for this scholarship. 

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Nurse Certifications and Skilled Nursing Caregivers in Indiana

Certifications are a vital part of ensuring schedulers have the credentialled nursing staff and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) they need. Nursing certification is different for each state, and ShiftMed requires nurses and CNAs to upload specific documentation via the ShiftMed app.  

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Nurse Certifications and Skilled Nursing Caregivers in Pennsylvania

Certifications are a vital part of ensuring schedulers have the credentialled nursing staff and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) they need. Nursing certification is different for each state, and ShiftMed requires nurses and CNAs to upload specific documentation via the ShiftMed app.  

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6 Ways to Celebrate CNAs

Suppose you work at a skilled nursing facility, nursing home, or hospital. In that case, you may be thinking about how to say thank you to your certified nursing assistants (CNAs) during National Nursing Assistants Week (June 17-24, 2021) or on National Career Nursing Assistants Day (June 17, 2021).

More than 4.5 million caregivers care for our nation’s frail, elderly, or chronically challenged citizens who stay in nursing homes and other long-term care settings. They add value to the lives of residents in their care.

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Getting Post-Hiatus Certified Skilled Nurses Back to Work

Now that COVID is increasingly under control, we’re seeing nurses returning to their profession. But what if you’ve been absent from your profession for a year, two, or even three years? A decade?  

If you took leave from the nursing profession for any reason other than disability, medical conditions, or urgent situations, think about how you’ll remain connected with the profession. Some ideas to keep in mind as you seek your next position as a certified skilled nurse: 

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ShiftMed Spotlight: Kathryn R., LPN

“I wanted to become a nurse because it offered me the opportunity to do the most amount good in this life,” says Kathryn, Licensed Practical Nurse in Akron, Ohio. Like most, it took Kathryn some time to make the decision to become an LPN. “Initially, I was seeking to do what was the easiest and most fun.”

We sat down with Kathryn to learn more about what drives her, how she started with ShiftMed, and, how she deals with burn out:

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Nurse Certifications and Skilled Nursing Caregivers in Michigan

Certifications are a vital part of ensuring schedulers have the credentialled nursing staff and certified nursing assistants (CNAs) they need. Nursing certification is different for each state, and ShiftMed requires nurses and CNAs to upload specific documentation via the ShiftMed app.  

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