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Photo credit   Prior to the pandemic, only a handful percent of the workforce were doing remote jobs. However, when the pandemic hit the vast majority of the world, employees were obliged to work off site due to the rising cases of Covid and several imposed government restrictions. Since then, almost everyone got a chance to see the benefits of working from home.  According to this blog theladders.com , here are the 10...
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   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...
Photo credit   If you are one of those regular day time workers whose work routine turns 360 degrees during a pandemic then I bet, more than the challenges, you definitely gained some  skills during the time. Here are some few skills we think people have acquired the past 2 years: Technical Skills  When everyone was sent home and had to work remotely, one thing employees for sure miss is having the IT people...
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...
British Columbians will soon benefit from as many as 322 more allied health professionals supporting their health-care needs as new training seats are added to public post-secondary institutions throughout B.C. Additionally, the Province is providing bursaries to internationally educated allied health professionals and existing health authority employees to meet increasing demand for health professionals in B.C. and to help make...
Nursing can be a hectic, fast-paced job. That’s why nurses need the right tools at their fingertips. Studies show that  nurses can use apps  to improve accuracy, increase efficiency, and enhance productivity on the job. Apps can aid in time management, patient monitoring, and evidence-based decision-making. #1 - Drugs.com Medication Guide Worrying over medication errors  can keep nurses up at night. But nurses...
Photo credit   Roughly 17,000 registered nurses at University of California health systems, including those at UC Davis, voted to ratify a labor contract that provides wage increases of 16% across the board over three years, their union announced Monday. The California Nurses Association also secured additional wage increases for the nurses at UC San Diego and UC Irvine as part of a push to reduce regional wage disparities...
Widely used gowns, intended to protect people, can let too much liquid seep through, new studies suggest Disposable gowns designed to deflect the splatter of bodily fluids, used in thousands of U.S. hospitals, have underperformed in recent and ongoing laboratory tests and may fall short of safety standards, leaving health care workers with a greater risk of infection than advertised. A  peer-reviewed academic study , published to...
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...
According to Survey, there will be about 9 million nurses America will need by 2030 and about 355,000 Nurse Practitioners are needed to lead nursing teams by then. With this, it is very important that we start investing in the current nursing students to ensure their success and that they will be ready to serve the healthcare needs of America. The life of a nursing student is not easy, as busy as they are when they finally start working in...