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19
Sep

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Tags: administer anesthesia unsupervised ; Advanced-practice nurses ; Colorado law for nurses ; Colorado Medical Society ; Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists ; hospital staffing ; Nurse Anesthetists ; nursing boards ; registered nurses ;

Colorado hospitals can now choose whether to employ anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, or a combination of the two. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that advanced-practice nurses can administer anesthetics without supervision in response to an appeal by the Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists and the Colorado Medical Society. Advanced-practice nurses who work one year in critical-care jobs and earn their master’s degree are eligible to become anesthetists. Nursing boards claim the training is identical to an anesthesiologist and that they be able to administer anesthesia unsupervised. Doctor’s groups, however, disagree claiming that should patient complications arise; a licensed doctor is the best person for the job. Hospitals and other healthcare providers are siding with the nurses and the courts. They claim there aren’t enough anesthesiologists in the state as it is and, even less so, in rural areas. In addition, hospitals claim that they need cost-effective solutions to prepare for the increase in patients due to healthcare reform. New Advanced-Practice Nurse’s Regulation May Be Causing a Bit of a Medical Turf War While hospitals are looking for improved operations and cost reduction opportunities, nursing and physician groups are ramping up their public relations. In an article in the [+]

12
Sep

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Tags: Flu Vaccinations ; healthcare organizations ; influenza ; influenza vaccination ; Joint Commission ; travel nurse agency ; travel nurses ; U.S. Department of Health ;

Though most healthcare professionals are aware that the flu vaccine is the single-most effective means of fighting the spread of influenza, less than 60 percent of all healthcare professionals (HCPs) are vaccinated annually for flu, reports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources. An alarming statistic for patients with compromised immune systems, the elderly, the pregnant and the very young. To bring the number of vaccinated HCPs up, The Joint Commission is requiring all accredited healthcare organizations to implement an annual influenza vaccination program for licensed independent practitioners and staff by July 1, 2012. The objective of the new requirement, explained in detail in The Joint Commission’s R3Report, is to meet 90 percent practitioner coverage by 2020 and to track the performance of the requirement through accredited health care organizations. “Increasing flu vaccination rates for healthcare workers is important not only to help protect themselves, but also to reduce the risk of flu infection for patients or individuals served,” said Kelly L. Podgorny, D.N.P., M.S., CPHQ, RN, project director, Standards and Survey Methods Department, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission. Mary Kay HullVice President of Recruitment for American Traveler Staffing Professionals, Mary Kay Hull, [+]

03
Aug

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Tags: ACA ; ACA and RNs ; advance practice nurses ; Affordable Care Act ; ARNP ; CNS ; Future of Healthcare ; insurance coverage ; Medicaid ; nurse-led health centers ; nursing profession ; Obama Care ; travel nurses ; Travel Therapists ;

US Supreme Court Rules on the Affordable Care Act; American Nurses Association Explains How the Ruling Impacts RNs Most political analysts don't think that the debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known to some as "Obama Care",  will end any time soon, but the American Nurses Association is already informing its membership of the Act's implications for the nursing profession. By upholding most of the ACA's provisions, the US Supreme Court has helped the legislation clear a significant political hurdle, and the ANA reports that they expect one of the Act's primary goals -- expanded insurance coverage for more Americans -- to have a positive effect on the nursing profession. One of the more debated aspects of the ACA is its requirement that Americans must purchase insurance or pay a penalty, starting in 2014. The Supreme Court held that the penalty was not overly burdensome and was within the rights of Congress to impose as a tax. The ultimate goal of this requirement is to provide reasonably-priced insurance coverage for more Americans and to grow the pool of available healthcare funds. With more people insured, the medical system can focus on preventive care and ongoing [+]

09
Jul

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Tags: Clinical Nurse Manager ; Deborah Bacurin ; FDA Bil ; FDA bill ; New England nursing jobs ; New England travel nurse jobs ; nursing jobs ; prescription drug abuse ; registered nurses ; travel nurse in New England ; Whitehouse ;

The U.S. Senate passed legislation to reauthorize the FDA’s ability to approve prescription drugs, medical devices, and otherSenate passed FDA prescription drug bill medical products, sending the bill on to President Obama to sign into law. To read more about this pending law, click the FDA bill link. Some of the positive things the FDA bill does: Expedites FDA’s approval process for innovative treatments for people with rare diseases Cracks down on prescription drug abuse Protects the safety of prescription drugs from counterfeits and contamination. Ensures that medications manufactured abroad are safe Promotes drug supply chain integrity American Traveler’s Clinical Nurse Manager, Deborah Bacurin, R.N. is pleased with the bill, having experienced firsthand how aggravating it is for registered nurses when they must prescribe a certain medication simply because there is a shortage on a better drug – or the other side of the coin: being a patient and having to use the generic brand because the drug that was originally ordered for you is no longer being made. This FDA legislation will save many patients and their healthcare team from having to deal with this. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) thinks the bill is positive too; he helped co-author it. A [+]

15
May

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Tags: 2012 best jobs ; Americas Number 1 job ; best jobs ; Nurses ; Nursing Career ; nursing jobs ; R.N. jobs ; Registered Nurse ; Top 10 List of Best Jobs ; travel nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ; U.S. News & World Report ;

U.S. News & World Report's It’s an exciting time for registered nurses—and U.S. News & World Report may be the first to agree. On the heels of America’ best hospitals list, the magazine released more good news for R.N.s destined for high paying nursing jobs: the Top 10 best careers for 2012. This year, nurses carved out the #1 spot, with software development jobs coming in a close second. American Traveler is proud to offer both nursing and allied jobs—which is why we were happy to see the list mention occupational therapists, sliding in at #10, and physical therapists who earned the #8 spot. The magazine’s list has posited an amazing job outlook for R,N.s, reporting that as many as 712,000 nursing jobs will need to be filled between now and the year 2020! Nurse staffing agencies are well poised to offer registered nurses—particularly those with a penchant for site seeing—travel nurse jobs in all 50 U.S. states. Following opportunities along the travel nursing career path is a first class ticket to see some of the most coveted attractions America has to offer, and earn an annual salary upwards of $100K while you do it! For Registered Nurses Who Need More Reasons to [+]

20
Feb

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Tags: Allied Health Careers ; Allied Health Staffing Agency ; Allied Healthcare Jobs ; Occupational Therapist jobs ; Physical Therapy Career ; physical therapy jobs ; physical therapy salary ;

Demand for Allied Healthcare Jobs = Demand for Expert Allied Health Staffing Agency It’s a great time to work as an allied health professional; those trained for physical therapy jobs are on the positive side of supply vs. demand. In other words, for every licensed PT, there are over 50 rehab facilities looking to employ a physical therapist. Picking the best one can be tough. That’s where a top staffing agency comes in. American Traveler is affiliated with America’s best hospitals and rehab facilities, and finds healthcare employers for physical therapists and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and others looking to make their mark in rehab jobs. A Top Staffing Agency for Allied Health Careers Makes Sense Because… Here are a few more reasons behind  American Traveler’s ability to deliver high paying, rewarding physical therapy jobs: VIP Customer Care: Recruiters who understand how busy therapists are have done all the leg work researching healthcare employers; they have the inside track on the best physical therapy job openings and find the perfect match for job-seeking PTs. Certified Since 2005: We are accredited by The Joint Commission, and recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval and [+]

13
Feb

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As much fun as Social Media has become, it can ruin your nurse career if you’re not careful. By following a few simple rules when conversing in online nurse forums and posting on Facebook, Twitter and others, nurses can freely enjoy Social Media and avoid common pitfalls that lead to conflict. Don’t post personal information. Outside of a basic online Profiles nurses use to network with employers, it is best to remain anonymous when participating in cyber discussion groups and posting on public and private Internet sites.  Anonymity can be effectively accomplished by utilizing avatars and clever pen names. Avoid using your real name (including just your first name) or actual thumbnail photos of you. Don’t post pictures or names of patients. Adhering to patient privacy and disclosure laws as mandated by state and federal governments (HIPPA) is paramount to avoiding conflict and liability as a nurse on the Internet. Avoid posting information that can potentially reveal who a patient is or where they’re being treated.  When sharing clinical information and experiences with others on the Internet; be sure not to refer to “a patient,” “the patient,” or “patient x.” In [+]

20
Jan

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Tags: Americas best hospitals ; Best Hospitals ; Children Hospitals ; Children’s Hospitals in the United States ; nicu nurse ; Pediatric Nursing ; Pediatric nursing jobs ; Pediatric specialties ; Peds nurses ; PICU jobs ; therapist jobs ; U.S. News ; U.S. News & Report ; USA best hospitals ;

Find Jobs in the Pediatric Specialties! It’s that time of year again! U.S. News & Report has just released its top ranking hospitals for both rehabilitative care and pediatrics—some of the names on this list are our trusted affiliates. American Traveler is proud to have staffed over 75% of the facilities ranked "AMERICA'S BEST HOSPITALS" By U.S. News & World Report.  Our nursing jobs and therapist jobs are offered nationwide and you might just find yourself working in one the America’s best hospitals! Whether or not your workplace appeared in 2011-12 rankings, we congratulate all our R.N.s and therapists on a job well done. It was a banner year for high quality healthcare and we hope we see more of your good work in years to come. PICU nurse working To create the 2011-12 rankings, U.S. News surveyed nearly 180 pediatric centers, obtaining clinical data and polling 1,500 doctors in 10 pediatric specialties where they would send the sickest children. In all, 76 hospitals ranked in one or more specialties. Eleven hospitals with high scores in at least four specialties were named to the U.S. News Honor Roll. Registered nurses intent on landing the best PICU jobs in the [+]

30
Nov

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Tags: florida nursing jobs ; Healthcare Facilities ; Non-Smoking Healthcare Facilities ; Nurse jobs ; nursing jobs in Florida ; Registered Nurse ; travel nurse ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Is your Healthcare Employer joining this year’s Great American Smokeout? It’s catching on as quickly as a smoking habit itself: more hospitals in more states putting an end to hiring registered nurse smokers. So far, Pennsylvania and Georgia, Missouri, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas lead the pack. Others are expected to follow. "Hospital administrators say it’s about improving worker productivity, reducing healthcare costs and promoting healthy living," said Clinical Account Manager, Deborah Bacurin for American Traveler Staffing Professionals, a leading provider of Florida nursing jobs.  "We're getting more calls for travel nurse nicotine screens and the buzz nationwide is to expand the practice." In a readers poll conducted by media giant, Tribune Company, more than half of 522 respondents said healthcare employers should ban smoking. Thirty-nine percent answered "no way," it’s a violation of smoker's rights, and five percent were undecided.* Cleveland Clinic director, Paul Turpeluk, told the New York Times** earlier in the year that his organization had received numerous requests in recent months from healthcare employers looking to transit to non-smoking environments. Cleveland Clinic stopped hiring smokers in 2007, pioneering a contagious movement to cut costs and improve employee performance. On average, smokers cost [+]

09
Nov

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Tags: Healthcare Trends ; nursing education ; nursing students ; nursing test ; SIM ; simulation study ; Travel Nurse Jobs ;

Find Out What Happens When They Come to Your Hospital What will nursing education look like in the future? Beginning this fall, The National Simulation Study (NSS) aims to find out. Researchers and volunteer participants spanning 10 different U.S. schools are familiarizing nursing students with SimMan, METIman, and Noelle with Newborn Hal; not actors but high-fidelity mannequins, with chests that rise and fall. Studies find that many nursing students prefer this to the traditional clinical experience of live patients. Just click on the Meet the Sims link to read more about why they appeal to faculty and students alike. In Sim settings, nursing students make decisions and see the results without posing risk to a living person, as well as better predict how the patient will respond to care. The NSS study also revealed that Sim patients allow students to fully take on the role of a nurse, and that faculty like the option of role playing a doctor—or even a member of the patient’s family. If you’re in med/surg nursing jobs you may know why simulation training is catching on like this. Using a med/surg environment as a clinical training site is a challenge, as the number of nursing [+]