Should Nurses Care about HCAHPS Scores?

Should Nurses Care About HCAHPS Scores

Hospitals need to step up to the plate and take on the responsibility of educating nursing staff on the what exactly HCAHPS surveys measure and what they can do to improve scores. This process shouldn’t be a monthly blame-session in which the entire department feels defeated, but instead a continuous process that begins at orientation and is evaluated routinely.

The Next Big Thing in Healthcare is Next Wave Connect

The Next Big Thing in Healthcare is Next Wave Connect

If you’re looking for a place to connect with other healthcare professionals to collaborate to solve healthcare challenges that you and your healthcare organization are struggling with, then Next Wave Connect is the answer.

As the title states, I wholeheartedly believe that Next Wave Connect will be the next big thing in healthcare. It’s time to stop working in silos and get together to solve these problems. It saves time, it saves money, and ultimately, it saves lives.

Katie Duke Shows Nurses How to Not Use Social Media

Katie Duke Shows Nurses How to NOT Use Social Media

Social media can do many wonderful things for nurses. Even Katie has used social media to catapult herself as a personal brand and grow a huge following online. But it can also have big, sometimes unforeseen consequences, even for bold nurses who are on reality shows.

RideSafer 2: The Safe Alternative to Booster and Car Seats

RideSafer 2 Review

Fortunately, there is a safe, practical, and extremely portable solution that can help parents with children over 30 lbs say “Good Bye” to the burden of lugging that car seat on the pain: The Safe Traffic System RideSafer 2 Travel Vest.

Best Stethoscope for Nurses: 3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope

3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope,

The 3M™ Littmann® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope is sensitive and comes equipped with a dual-sided, turntable diaphragm and bell. This technology is highly sensitive and allows the capture any sound whether it’s high or low frequency. The tubing is durable and can easily be folded and put in a lab jacket pocket. It’s also latex free and a nonchill chestpiece, which is a must in direct patient care.

STM Grip 2 for iPad Air Review

STM Grip 2 iPad Air Case Review

Thankfully the STM Grip 2 is a far cry from most iPad cases. Instead of adding thick layers of padding and completely bulking the iPad up, it takes a more streamlined approach and provides slim and functional protection. It’s grippy texture and kickstand are probably the best features. It feels nice in your hands and you can prop it up with a each on most surfaces.

How to Secure the Fatherhood Connection

father and son

Father’s Day is just around the corner, which often brings about fond memories of fishing trips and little league. However, some Americans do not have a memory for times spent with their father. This issue isn’t experienced by a small sector of the population. According to an article by Dr. Janet Taylor the United States Census Bureau found that 24 million children in America (that’s one out of every three) currently live in homes where a biological father is not part of their life.

Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Certified Nurse Midwife? [Infographic]

Do you Have What it Takes to Become a Nurse Midwife

Once the education requirements and the examination has been passed, you are a certified nurse-midwife, enjoying an average annual salary of $114,152. More importantly, you can start making an immediate impact on the lives of women, and their unborn babies. Every day in the life of a midwife is different; each patient and each birth are unique. If you long for a career that encourages close interaction with your patients, midwifery is for you.

SteelSeries Stratus iOS Controller Review: The Best iOS7 Controller on the Market

SteelSeries Stratus Controller

Hurry and run, don’t walk, to buy the SteelSeries Stratus iOS7 controller now!

Honestly, you don’t even need to read the rest of the review. The controller is just that good. It is the iOS controller that we’ve all been waiting for. It’s everything you could ever want from the physical control realm of iOS gaming. We firmly believe it’s the best iOS7 controller on the market.

Safe Staffing: Are You Part of the Problem or the Solution?

Safe Staffing for Nurses

According to the American Nurses Association, one thing I can do is advocate for safe staffing. I will post a link below where you can take action to contribute to the solution. If you are contributing to the problem by taking unsafe number of patients, I suggest you do your homework. Find out how to report unsafe staffing, tell your charge nurse, manager, etc., that you are not comfortable taking on more than you can handle safely. Remember, it’s your license to protect!