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Lawmakers should stop trash-talking health care professionals

Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh (R-Walla Walla) became a national headline for alleging that “[nurses] probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day” during debate on legislation mandating break periods. Many nurses have mailed decks of cards to Walsh and posted pictures of blood-spattered emergency department walls in order to call attention to “last night’s […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Washington, Nursing, Walsh, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, Sen Maureen Walsh R Walla Walla


Nurse in trousers told her London Marathon record is invalid

Guinness World Records says Jessica Anderson needed to have had a skirt on to qualifyAn NHS nurse was told her marathon world record attempt would not count because she did not complete the London race wearing a skirt.Jessica Anderson, who works at the Royal London hospital, wanted to be the quickest woman to complete a marathon race dressed as a nurse. But, despite crossing the finish line in 3.08:22 last Sunday, Guinness World Records told Anderson her attempt would not count because she was w...
Tags: London, Women, Sport, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Guinness World Records, Athletics, London Marathon, Anderson, Jessica Anderson


Nurse in trousers told her London Marathon record would not count

Guinness World Records says Jessica Anderson needed to have had a dress on to qualifyAn NHS nurse who ran the London Marathon was told her Guinness World Record attempt would not count because she was not wearing a dress.Jessica Anderson, who has been working for the Royal London Hospital’s acute admission unit for seven years, was aiming to become the fastest female marathon runner dressed as a nurse but her scrubs and trousers did not match the uniform criteria. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Women, Sport, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Guinness World Records, Athletics, London Marathon, Jessica Anderson, Royal London Hospital


Nurses Week. Always and forever.

I have to work tonight. It’s Saturday. And I don’t want to go in. It’s springtime, the skies are blue, birds chirping, and the flowers show off their magnificent colors. But it’s Saturday. And along comes being a nurse. We have mandatory weekends, mandatory holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter and Independence Day and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


A nurse willing to forgive others. And to forgive herself.

I was 5 years old on a busy New York City street with my mom, dad, and two sisters. A large man in shabby clothes holding a garbage bag in his hand stood on the corner waiting for the light to change. My dad reached into his wallet and handed the stranger a $20 bill, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York City, Nursing, Patient, PA NP, CRNA


Senator Walsh: Thank you for uniting us

Senator Walsh … thank you. Because of your flagrant words against some of the hardest-working members of our medical community, we have united to stand against you and rally for our “card-playing” nurses. Like most of my medical family, I was astounded and frustrated at the belittling ignorance of Senator Walsh’s recent comments about the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, Walsh, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


I speak for the nurses

“I would submit to you that those (small hospital nurses) probably do get breaks. They probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” – Maureen Walsh For the first ten years of my professional life, I was an inpatient nurse, first on a surgery floor and later in an ICU. After working three […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA, Maureen Walsh


Being a nurse: the hardest and the best job of all

I became a nurse at the age of 23. I was pregnant with my first son and dove into nursing headfirst, accepting a job in the pediatric ICU of the hospital where I worked. I still remember the call when I received the job offer. I hung up and jumped up and down, screaming in […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, Conditions, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA


Why are we hemorrhaging emergency nurses?

I started my medical career late. Really late. By that time, I’d lived a few lives. I’d earned a boatload of initials. I’d changed husbands, languages, and continents. I’d written a useless novel, and I’d been a Mary Kay lady. One day over lunch as I was looking for something to do with myself, my […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, Mary Kay, PA NP, CRNA


Stephen Hawking’s former nurse struck off for failings in his care

Patricia Dowdy deemed not fit to practise over multiple misconduct chargesOne of Stephen Hawking’s former nurses has been struck off after the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ruled that she “failed to provide the standards of good, professional care that we expect and Professor Hawking deserved”.The NMC said Patricia Dowdy had faced multiple misconduct charges in relation to the care she was providing to the eminent physicist including financial misconduct, dishonesty, not providing appropri...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Nursing, Stephen Hawking, NMC, Midwifery Council NMC, Patricia Dowdy


'Better weather, better pay': German hospital looks to lure UK's Polish nurses

Advert offering the ‘security of an EU state’ hopes to lure nurses worried about life in the UK post-BrexitA German hospital is trying to poach Polish nurses working in the UK, advertising jobs in English-Polish newspapers encouraging them to “come back home”.Dr Tobias Pott from the University Hospital of Düsseldorf said the move was motivated first and foremost by a lack of nurses in Germany, but that they also felt it was sensible to appeal to a community of nurses in the UK who may be conside...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, Nursing, Poland, Brexit, Tobias Pott, University Hospital of Düsseldorf


My battle against the nurse’s cap

Florence Nightingale was among the first nurses who started wearing a nurse’s cap. The cap was derived by nuns and represented those caring for the sick. Hair was neatly tightened into a bun and covered by the cap. Back then becoming a nurse was typically seen as a female profession, but men were allowed to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Florence Nightingale, PA NP, Critical Care, Public Health & Policy, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


7 Tips For Successfully Breastfeeding While On The Ketogenic Diet

For most moms, one of the key things that are of importance after having a baby is losing the weight. This is why breastfeeding while on a ketogenic diet is not very uncommon. The keto diet has already been established to be wonderful as a means of losing weight and getting back to your healthy self. But how can you be on this diet and still breastfeed? The following are a couple of tips that can help you do this successfully. 1. Be on the keto diet before and after pregnancy O...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Parenting, Diet, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Nursing, Losing Weight, Health & Fitness, Keto, Maternity Clothes, Milk Supply, Ketogenic Diet, Ketogenics, Keto Diet


4 Reasons Why a Career in Nursing Is an Excellent Choice

If you’re interested in the medical field but don’t want to take part in the long and complicated process of medical school and residencies, perhaps working as a nurse is a fantastic fit for you.
Tags: Jobs, Nursing, Find your Dream Job


The discrimination against nurse practitioners must stop

I have been a neonatologist for 30-plus years. Throughout my career, nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) have guided me, assisted me and comforted me through difficult patient care issues that arose. Even more importantly, they allowed me to leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) without worrying about how my patients were being taken […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, NICU, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


What School Nurses Want Parents to Know

After ten years of working in big city emergency departments and ICUs, I traded night shifts and fast-paced intensity for a new challenge: school nursing. Because my children were in elementary school and night shifts no longer worked for our family, I figured handing out Band-Aids and ice packs would be a welcome…Read more...
Tags: Health, School, Nursing, Lifehacks, School Nurse


Stop shoving metrics down nurses’ throats

One time, I applied for an emergency department (ED) nurse manager position. I thought I had the job locked up until I was asked during the interview how I would “enforce metrics.” “Enforce.” My holistic, qualitative research-based response to this authoritarian-style question was: “I’ll find more organic ways to achieve your metrics without shoving numbers […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Go quiet into the night

I know what you’re thinking: She’s cold-hearted, cruel, and unkind. But am I? Or are you? Grandma Lilly is 87-years-old and in the ICU. She’s on a ventilator with her wrists restrained to the side of the bed. Grandma can barely see because her eyes are puffy: scleral edema. And her heart races: 140 beats […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, Lilly, Conditions, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA


3 unexpected skills to reduce medical error

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. To err is human, and in the health care arena, avoiding errors is crucial. Efforts to address communication-related or “soft skill” failures have been ongoing since about 20 years ago when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published reports titled To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm. When we […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Practice Management, Institute of Medicine IOM, PA NP, CRNA


Pennsylvania nurses inspired by teachers’ strikes to ‘fight the same fight’

After about 370 nurses protested drastic changes from hospital management, union officials expect more across the US in 2019Deep in the heart of Trump country, Indiana, Pennsylvania, the hometown of Jimmy Stewart served as the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the hit holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. However, this year nurses say that one of the town’s largest employers, the Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC), is turning Stewart’s hometown into a Pottersville, the dystopian alternative ...
Tags: Health, Activism, Protest, US, Society, US news, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Nursing, US unions, Trump, Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, Bedford Falls, Pottersville, MeToo Movement


Atom Compression Wear Review #ChristmasWishes

You probably have noticed your feet, legs, and maybe thighs, hurting during long trips or enduring work hours. Did you know something as simple as compression socks can help? Graduated compression can provide 30-40% boost to circulation of blood flow back to the heart. I have never had compression socks like Atom. Their graduated compression socks and sleeves are made from Lanati milk fiber, an innovative fiber mix which brings natural properties and benefits. They Lanati milk fiber is good ...
Tags: Reviews, Parenting, Nursing, Compression, Lanati, Atom Compression Wear


Nurses aren’t commodities

Corporate health care mentality set up nurses up to be inhuman while holding us to superhuman expectations. We’re told to be caring — but not allowed to do it. It’s time to demand that we stop being abandoned and dismissed by dysfunctional leadership. Early in my nursing career, I was assigned to the pediatric area […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


Should there be mandatory state enforced nurse-to-patient ratios?

On November 6th voters in Massachusetts are facing a very important health care-related question. In addition to voting for political parties in the midterms, they also face three ballot questions. The first of these is whether there should be mandatory state enforced nurse-to-patient ratios. For a general medical or surgical floor, this will be no more […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Massachusetts, Policy, Nursing, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


The nursing shortage: then and now

I remember when I started nursing school about a decade ago, that there was a near militant attitude describing the nursing shortage. School administrators, politicians, and journalists hopped on this easy bandwagon and talking point. Research and polls of dubious quality rode the tidal wave of popular opinion. Unsurprisingly, their genesis in an echo chamber yielded predictably confirmatory responses. As graduation time was fast approaching, the class began to job hunt … and there was nothing. ...
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Public Health & Policy


NHS suffering worst ever staff and cash crisis, figures show

Number of vacancies at record high in England as underlying deficit of £4.3bn revealedThe NHS’s staffing and financial problems are the worst they have ever been, official health service figures show.The number of vacancies across the NHS in England has hit a record high while NHS bosses have disclosed for the first time the service’s underlying deficit built up over recent years – £4.3bn. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Health policy


What Are Nurses Looking For In The Job Market?

AMN Healthcare, a provider of workforce products and staffing services for healthcare facilities, released its 2017 survey of 3,347 registered nurses. In this Survey of Millennial Nurses: a Dynamic Influence on the Profession, researchers studied generational differences among the RNs, revealing how many more millennial nurses (19-36 years old) craved advancement as compared with their […]
Tags: Featured, Leadership, News, Recruiting, Healthcare, Nursing, Survey, RN, Staffing, Branding, Baby Boomer, Gen X, AMN, Blog Posts, AMN Healthcare, Noel Cocca


Tietje Ives-Scheenstra obituary

My mum, Tietje Ives-Scheenstra, who has died aged 99, lived an eventful life. Born into a tiny farming community near Wolvega in the Netherlands, as the youngest daughter of Grietje and Meint Scheenstra, Tietje chose a career outside the farm. At 18 she began nursing training in the city of Leeuwarden, and she continued to nurse in the northern provinces throughout the second world war.From 1940 the Netherlands was under Nazi occupation. Tietje recalled seeing Dutch Jews assembling in the town s...
Tags: Europe, UK News, World news, Second world war, Netherlands, Nursing, Nazi, Leeuwarden, Tietje Ives Scheenstra, Wolvega, Grietje, Meint Scheenstra Tietje, Tietje


Fears for NHS as apprenticeships fail to plug gaps left by Brexit brain drain

The promise was 1,000 trainee nurses a year, but data shows a serious shortfall for registered and nursing associate programmesThe total number of people starting NHS apprenticeships has fallen by more than a third in the past three years, raising new concerns about shortages of key staff such as nurses after Brexit.Figures released by the Department for Education show a 36% drop in the number of people taking up NHS apprenticeships between 2015/16 and 2017/18, with take-up of such positions fal...
Tags: Health, UK News, NHS, Nursing, Jeremy Hunt, Apprenticeships, Brexit, Department for Education


The secret life of a nurse

This is based on a true story. The name and some details of the events have been changed.  She was the smarter nurse who floated to ICU, to CVRU, to CCU. She could handle any crisis: balloon pumps, CRRT, open-heart patients, respiratory distress, code blues — anything. Sandy was quiet. She didn’t really have any nurse friends. She was a loner. But we could depend on her to take the most difficult assignments. She was our brightest star. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: ...
Tags: Health, Nursing, Sandy, Conditions, Hospital-Based Medicine


Brexit is bad for Britain’s health, doctors say

Doctors’ union endorses public vote on deal now more is known about impact on NHSDoctors have said leaving the EU is “bad for Britain’s health” as they endorsed a public vote on the final Brexit deal.A motion opposing Brexit, supporting membership of the European single market and calling for the public to have a final say on the terms of the deal was passed at the British Medical Association (BMA) annual meeting in Brighton on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, NHS, Trade unions, Brighton, Doctors, Nursing, Brexit, British Medical Association BMA



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