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20
Nov

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Tags: Healthcare Industry ; healthcare reform ; nursing staff ;

Healthcare reform and an increase in the consolidation of healthcare systems are creating a lot of uncertainty among nursing staff at hospitals nationwide. With so many changes occurring simultaneously, it is imperative that hospital administration maintain frequent and open dialogue with their medical staff. To maintain high-quality patient care, CNOs are meeting more frequently with their nursing staff to keep them fully informed of changes that affect them. Mergers and acquisitions can be especially nerve-racking for nursing staff due to the uncertainty and job security issues. Focus on the Positive Healthcare analysts believe that much of the fear and uncertainty can be dispelled by focusing on the positives that come about through dramatic change. And CNOs are in an ideal position to communicate these positives to their nursing staff. Many are holding forums or town hall meetings to present new information, answer staff questions, and deliver revised organizational objectives. Debbie Bacurin, RN Clinical Coordinator for American Traveler StaffingDeb Bacurin, RN Clinical Coordinator for American Traveler Staffing Professionals agrees with being proactive, “With all that we are experiencing in this era of change and growth in the healthcare industry, nurses have a great opportunity to become leaders…to be instrumental [+]

30
Oct

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Tags: American Traveler ; CVS ; flu shot ; healthcare ; R.N. ;

flu shot clinicEvery year corporate team members diligently remind healthcare professionals about the benefits of an annual flu vaccine.  This is why, in solidarity with our traveling nurses and allied healthcare professionals, and in support of our employees’ health, we made it extra easy for corporate employees to get a flu shot this year. We did this by sponsoring an on-site flu clinic at our corporate headquarters in Florida. It was the first event of its kind, and so well received that we plan to make it an annual affair! Our thanks go out to our corporate employees, who rolled up their sleeves so willingly.  A visiting CVS pharmacist and technician helped everything run smoothly—no surprise, there, as CVS is well known for providing flu shots at a low cost. As everyone knows, getting more people vaccinated is a goal of the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; they would like to see more healthcare workers outside the nursing sector follow the R.N.s’ example when it comes to getting vaccinated.  Click on Vaccine Information Statement to find out everything you need to know to protect your health this flu season. American Traveler Wants You [+]

20
Sep

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Related entries: Allied Health Careers ; Allied Healthcare Careers ; best USA Hospitals ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Hospitals ; Nurse Career ; Nurses ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Therapy Jobs ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;
Tags: Americas best hospitals ; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ; Cleveland Clinic ; Duke University Medical Center ; healthcare employer ; Johns Hopkins Hospital ; Massachusetts General Hospital ; Mayo Clinic ; Northwestern Memorial Hospital ; NYU Langone Medical Center ; Pittsburgh Medical Center ; Registered Nurse ; travel nurse ; UCLA Medical Center ; USA Hospital honor roll ; Womens Hospital ;

Registered nurses and allied health professionals across the country will be interested to read about the 18 top ranking hospitals in America; these made the cut from nearly 5,000 medical facilities evaluated this year. The new 2013/14 list was released in July, and has since dominated headlines in healthcare news. Peruse this list of America’s best hospitals for 2013-2014 and see if you recognize your healthcare employer!

Best USA Hospitals 2013-2014

#1: Johns Hopkins Hospital: Travel nurses and therapists in Baltimore and the D.C. area are bound to know just how awesome Johns Hopkins is, scoring #1 rankings in ENT, Geriatrics, Neurology, plus 2 other specialties. The hospital also achieved high ranks in 10 pediatric specialties. #2: Massachusetts General Hospital: This #1 hospital in Massachusetts appeals to everyone in Boston nursing jobs, and ranks third in the nation for Diabetes/Endocrinology. #3: Mayo Clinic: Situated in Rochester, Minnesota, this award winning hospital is the first and largest not-for-profit group in the world. It’s also #1 in gynecology. #4: Cleveland Clinic: Ohio travel nurses will recognize this hospital as #1 in Ohio; it’s also ranked #1 in cardiology.   #5: UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles: This is the number [+]

12
Sep

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Tags: National Neonatal Nursing Day ; Neonatal Nurse ; NICU ; NICU Nurse Day ; nicu nurse jobs ; PICU ; travel nursing jobs ;

Happy National Neonatal Nursing Day to all NICU and PICU Nurses! NANN Love What You Do - logo The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) established this important holiday for R.N.s caring for the tiniest and most vulnerable patients over a decade ago: and now in its 13th year, Neonatal Nurses Day has chosen this year’s  theme as: “Love What You Do” Celebrate National Neonatal Nurses Day 2013 on Sunday, September 15. Knowing that NICU and PICU nurses are in such high demand is a bonus in jobs that are, in and of themselves, their own reward. Here, three neonatal nurses from the American Traveler team offer their inspiring stories, a peek at travel nurse housing, and rave reviews about their healthcare employers.

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Rachel R., a NICU nurse left her comfort zone in a permanent R.N. job, in favor of traveling the country to see how other neonatal units worked. She looked into a couple different travel agencies and picked American Traveler first, connecting with her recruiter instantly. Rachel hoped for a coveted location, and that’s exactly what she got, landing her first travel nursing job in sunny California! Rachel reports that the hospital was amazing, [+]

13
Aug

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Tags: Art and Science of Nurse Coaching ; healthcare career ; medsurg jobs ; nursing career path ; Registered Nurse ; S.M.A.R.T. Strategy ; travel nurse ;

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself on the Nursing Career Path In a healthcare career, it’s important to ask yourself where you intend to be later in nursing career path. Perhaps you dream of getting an advancsmart goals for nurse careered degree and teaching nursing students, moving from med/surg jobs to critical care, or desire a less specific goal, like landing a leadership role even if you’re not quite sure what that is yet. So where should R.N.s turn for guidance? The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching: The Provider’s Guide to Coaching Scope and Competencies, an ANA publication is a good start. Written by and for registered nurses, the book helps R.N.s identify goals, select action steps, evaluate progress, and sustain life changes. There is also a well-known mnemonic technique, touched on in ANA’s book, for travel nurses and other health professionals with careers in flux to consider: The S.M.A.R.T. Strategy, ideal for helping to define and achieve goals. The letters mean: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely. For example, a nurse’s goals are best tracked on a definitive time-line, with the idea that positive changes will be met by certain dates. When R.N.s Use S.M.A.R.T., Here [+]

16
Jul

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Tags: ambulatory clinics ; basics on hand washing ; Biovigil ; Biovigil solution ; hand hygiene technology ; healthcare ; Healthcare Facilities ; Hospital-Acquired Infection ; hospitals ; long-term care facilities ; nursing jobs ; Patient Outcomes ; registered nurses ; surgical centers ; videos ; YouTube video ;

Read About Hand Hygiene Technology Here According to the CDC, 1 in every 20 U.S. patients contracts a Hospital-Acquired Infection each year—or, as it’s known by healthcare officials—HAI.  A serious problem in American healthcare facilities that range from surgical centers, ambulatory clinics, long-term care facilities and hospitals alike, HAIs cause an estimated 1.7 million infections each year and 99,000 fatalities. Thankfully, hospitals are aware and employing high tech solutions to bring these numbers down. Companies like Biovigil have created monitoring systems that remind hospital staff to sanitize and chart high and low compliance areas. Interested R.N.s can watch the Biovigil solution demonstration on the YouTube video below. How it works  The R.N. wears a badge linked to the hospital computer database; every time the nurse enters or exits a room, the badge blinks red, giving hospital staff approximately 40 seconds to sanitize their hands. Once that’s done, the R.N. places hands close to the badge and rubbing alcohol is detected, giving them a green light to treat the patient.  Non-compliance sounds an alarm. Everything is recorded electronically, with the eventual goal of raising hand hygiene compliance into the 90th percentiles. Some hospitals have already met this goal, dropping HAIs at Miami Children's Hospital [+]

02
Jul

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Tags: acts of terrorism ; BLS certification ; CEdirect courses ; Community Emergency Response Team ; Continuing Education for nurses ; CPR training ; disaster competencies ; Disaster Relief Plan ; FEMA ; healthcare professionals ; Nurse.com ; registered nurses ; therapists ;

Tips on What to Do for Victims in the Event of a Disaster   Registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals typically treat patients in a controlled environment, but when natural disasters or acts of terrorism strike the communities they live in, they are called upon to provide emergency treatment outside of a hospital. These are a few disaster preparedness tips that travel nurses and therapists can use to help victims in the event of a disaster. Seek training in disaster competencies. Healthcare professionals at American Traveler have access to free and unlimited Continuing Education (CEUs), and can take these courses online. To date, there are several CEdirect courses on mass casualty as well as emergency preparedness, and what other nurses (besides ED and trauma) can do to assist the public and victims waiting in shelters. Click on this professional resources link to find relevant nurse licensure, education and training information that make you better prepared in a crisis.Nurse CPR training Keep current on basic life-support certification and make sure your training covers CPR and first-aid skills: Most healthcare employers require BLS certification, but not necessarily first-aid treatment, which is strongly encouraged for an R.N. at any [+]

11
Jun

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Tags: AACN ; American Association of Colleges of Nursing ; healthcare reform ; Healthcare System ; Medicaid ; Medicare ; National Institute of Nursing Research ; Nurse jobs ; Nursing Career ; nursing shortage ; Registered Nurse ; registered nurses ; Title VIII nursing workforce ; White House Initiatives ;

To meet the needs of the current and projected state of healthcare, The White House has earmarked millions in federal spending to expand the nation's health workforce capacity and distribution of primary care providers. The following are positive outcomes of these White House initiatives, effecting registered nurses all over the country. Continued support and funding for the Title VIII nursing workforce development program Advancement in the nursing sciences through funding of the National Institute of Nursing ResearchWhitehouse innitiatives for nurses A stronger commitment to ensuring all Americans have access to high-quality care, by increasing access to nurse managed health centers as well as primary care health providers Reduction of costs by decreasing the need for more invasive treatment, preventable through early and continuous follow-up care, managed or overseen by care coordinators/navigators; this is a new process and nursing position that is a result of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”. Promoting the importance of advanced educational degrees in nursing that bolster the R.N.’s role in the country’s evolving healthcare system. Ensure that survey figures released by The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) continue to rise. (According to the AACN, enrollment in all types of professional nursing [+]

12
May

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Related entries: Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Nurse Career ; Nurses ; Nursing Career ; Registered Nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; Travel Nurse Life ;
Tags: ACO ; Affordable Healthcare Act ; Case Management Jobs ; hospital readmissions ; medical homes ; registered nurses ; Registered Nurses Career ; Telephonic nursing ;

The healthcare landscape is changing, in part because of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), patient-centered medical homes and other initiatives coming from the Affordable Health Care Act; these new jobs are about community-based nursing, and take advantage of skills R.N.s already have, giving them plenty of room to expound on that expertise. case management nurseIn ACO, registered nurses assume responsibility for a patient population and its advocacy; in this emerging role, RN’s educate and engage the patient to a point where some view it as a perfect storm of medical science and the psychology of nursing—a smart move in the wake of healthcare reform creating the need for more care at a higher quality, and lower cost. Nursing jobs that make up a successful ACO are primarily case management jobs, growing by leaps and bounds as technological advances improve patients’ experiences and clinical outcomes. Travel nurses are using a blend of clinical expertise, financial and resource management skills, to earn top paying nursing jobs across the country. These R.N.s are skilled in data analytics, in addition to ensuring patients take prescribed medications, follow through with appointments and follow treatment guidelines. This results in fewer readmissions to the [+]

29
Apr

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Tags: American Association of Colleges of Nursing ; BLS statistics ; California nursing jobs ; deb bacurin ; florida nursing jobs ; Job Growth Projections ; New Jersey nursing jobs ; New York Nursing Jobs ; nurse Job Growth Projections ; nurse shortage ; R.N. shortage ; Registered Nurse ; Texas nursing jobs ; travel nurses ; travel nursing staff ;

Registered nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce, which is why shortage predictions from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)* point to a potential crisis. The BLS is projecting a huge deficit in qualified R.N.s to fill nursing jobs between now and 2025. The reasons for this are attributed, not just to the surge in Baby Boomers seeking medical care, but in the imminent retirement of the nurses treating them.

nursing shortage news

Over the next 20 years, the average age of the R.N. will increase and the size of the nursing workforce plateau, as many nurses retire. The hope for filling these vacant positions is that nurses coming into them have strong clinical backgrounds, in graduate and baccalaureate programs in accredited nursing schools. As it stands now, many American colleges are struggling to expand enrollment in nursing programs, and are getting help in collaborative efforts made by company partnerships, grants, and legislative initiatives focused on hiring more qualified nursing staff—enough to meet the needs of the current population. 30 million plus Americans have been added to insurance roles as healthcare reform takes effect. BLS’ Employment Projections (2010-2020) released in February [+]