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What Can Healthcare Learn from Toyota?

What Can Healthcare Learn from Toyota-

Healthcare facilities everywhere are struggling to do more with less. Patients are getting sicker and reimbursements are getting smaller. Even with new insurance laws on the books, many patients are uninsured or underinsured. Healthcare facilities have struggled to meet the rising demand of patients. For many healthcare organizations, this has created backlogs of patients and mounting stressed-out healthcare professionals.

Can a Nurse Refuse Treatment of a Patient?

My Journey on Becoming a Nurse- Contribution to the Nursing Profession

The practice of nursing is guided by certain state education laws, rules, regulations, and the code of ethics. According to these, nurses are morally bound to care for and treat all patients regardless of disease entities, socio-economic status, cultural views, religion and sexual orientation, and so forth. Nurses are to care for all people. My nursing school motto was, “Amicus Humani Generis” which translated to be, “ Lover of the Human Race.” Wouldn’t it be ironic to go against the core of this statement?

Nominate The Nerdy Nurse for the Dr. Oz Show #NurseSearch

Nominate The Nerdy Nurse for the Dr Oz Show NurseSearch

I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one. Nurses need a bigger and better presence in the media. The Dr. Oz show is giving us that chance! While there are many nurses who would be great additions to the show, I’m just going to put this out there: I think it should be me.

Reported: Founder of All Nurses, Brian Short, in Murder-Suicide

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It has been reported, from multiple sources, that the founder of All Nurses, Brian Short, has been involved in an apparent murder-suicide.

The police have not confirmed the victims in the murder, but the home in which they were all found is registered to Brian short.

Minimize the Powerpoint: Utilizing Education to Stop Nurse Horizontal Violence

Minimize the Powerpoint Utilizing Education to Stop Nurse Horizontal Violence

The history of nursing is a relatively complicated tale filled with twists, turns, and not to mention a few hurdles creating a drastically different landscape from even a decade ago. The lamps have been put away, and white caps are gathering dust under beds. We now wear scrubs made of awesome flexible and stain resistant fabric, obtain PhDs, and travel. Bullying, on the other hand, seems to be cemented into the foundation of nursing. Despite increasing awareness and numerous measures to combat it, peer bullying (often referred to as lateral or horizontal violence) remains a part of nursing and exists within all levels of the profession. The question of why remains. Why has nothing we have tried succeeded in eradicating this issue?

3 Reasons Nurses Need to Stand Strong

3 Reasons Nurses Need to Stand Strong

Nursing is a profession that both allows and requires you to stand strong. It could be said that standing strong is a requirement of the job, but at the same time it’s also a benefit. Many people benefit when nurses take care of themselves. In fact, if nurses don’t take care of themselves they won’t be able to take care of others. If you don’t stand strong for yourself, how are you going to stand strong for anyone else?

Stress and Technology for Nurses: How to Take Your Computer Less Seriously

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You’re a nurse, and your job is to take care of people, right? So, why does it seem that sometimes you have to spend as much time taking care of your “technological solutions” and EMRs as you do taking care of your patients? As if you don’t have enough stress in your work, do you also need stress over the high-tech of high-touch?

Should Nurses Care about HCAHPS Scores?

Should Nurses Care About HCAHPS Scores

HCAHPS scores matter! As nurses, it’s important that we learn what HCAHPS scores are and how they can impact our patients, our daily work, and potentially even our paychecks. 

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