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Photo credit   As it is not avoidable to have night shifts in various industries such as healthcare, one of the most issues one has to deal with on working night shifts is keeping a healthier lifestyle. Most people rely on sugar and caffeine to stay awake but this will eventually take a toll on your health and have been proven to have negative effects especially if taken on a regular and large amount. In an article last...
Photo credit   Leaders are needed everywhere. May it be in school, a company, an institution or even in the government, good leaders are needed. A good leader is always on top of things in his or her area and this makes work easier and more enjoyable. Nowadays, many companies are always having seminars for their employees on how to become good leaders. Why is leadership training needed in an organization? These training helps...
Photo credit   Resignations have been very rampant across all workspace around the globe. When every closed done when pandemic started, job security was one of the key issues as there have been lay-offs and manpower cut in most organization to address losses in sales and profit. However, when organizations have started to wake up from slumber during pandemic, the opportunities for work have also flooded. It is important to not...
Photo Credit   The Forbes just reported which among organizations in the USA are considered best employers. Although opinion may vary per employee to employee but this study done by Forbes in partnership with market research group Statista came out with majority of employees response including how a company is perceived in different parts of the nation. They surveyed 70,000 Americans employed by business with at least 500...
Photo credit   After two years of our battle with Covid-19 and various health issues. One of the many reforms each organization has considered is really uplifting the perks and benefits of their employees. Top of mind in that aspect is really the Health and Wellness program, which can include HMO coverage expansion, additional time off days and many more. Companies tend to this now as one of the retention strategies to ensure...
Photo credit   When the Covid-19 pandemic started, it reminded us how we all depended on our nurses. From the first day of the pandemic and until now, we still depend on them.  Our nation's 4.3 million registered nurses work on every aspect of health care and are very crucial in delivering care, evolving health care systems locally and nationally. But, because of the pandemic nursing shortages are already rampant in our...
In a Q&A, Penn Nursing’s Linda Aiken describes how a hospital earning Magnet designation creates a better, safer experience for patients and clinicians, plus the push to expand such credentialing beyond the U.S. Linda Aiken , who founded  Penn Nursing ’s  Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research , has been improving the quality of United States hospitals for four decades.  Aiken began this work in...
Photo credit   When the pandemic started way back in 2019, hospitals have been very busy and lots of nurses quit their jobs because of the hectic schedule that hospitals have been giving them and for the fear of being infected with the virus. Hence, travel nurses became a big demand in the hospital industry. During the pandemic, many career nurses have turned to travel gigs because of the crowding of hospitals due to COVID-19...
Fostering a culture where employees feel safe and ensuring access to behavioral healthcare services can help hospitals and health systems address healthcare workforce challenges, AHA said.   The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released  the first of three reports detailing how hospital and health system leaders can help address healthcare workforce challenges by supporting worker wellbeing and behavioral health and...
So much for the great resignation and talent war in the market. It is time to roll up the sleeves and look into the betterment of the healthcare workforce and seize opportunity to empower the seasoned and incoming nursing professionals.  Networking One way to strengthen the community in the medical field is to create that network of professionals where one can find a place to connect with people who have the same specialization,...
As we battle the great resignation during pandemic and up to this very day. The talent war and salary competition are also in play across industries. For the healthcare industry, there has been an increase in the salary offers for nurses in order to retain and attract talents. Based on the Kaufmann Hall report , the median salary from 2019 was $64 per hour, increased to $71  per hour by 2020, then rose up to $103 per hour in 2021 and at...
The COVID-19 pandemic worsened a national shortage of registered nurses, making it increasingly urgent that policymakers invest in higher education, coordinate strategies to alleviate the pressures on the nursing workforce, and make the entire health care system more equitable and stable.   Introduction and summary Since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than two years ago, no region of the United States has been spared...