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AI, more pay help healthcare executives combat worsening nurse shortage

Editor's Note Healthcare executives expect the US nurse shortage to worsen, according to the 2024 Healthcare Executive Report from Incredible Health, a career marketplace for healthcare workers. Projected to reach 1 million by 2030, the shortage is exacerbating stress on current staff and compromising care quality, according to the company’s June…

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By: Matt Danford
June 18, 2024
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Study: Depression, lack of support outweighed pandemic-specific influences on nurses leaving jobs in 2020

Editor's Note Coworker and employer support strongly influence nurses' intentions to remain in their jobs, while symptoms of depression are associated with nurses planning to leave, according to a study conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Available to the public September 30…

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By: Matt Danford
June 14, 2024
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CMS releases 2023 top citations for ASCs

Editor's Note The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published 2023 survey data for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), highlighting top citations, ASC Focus June 7 reports. Due to system migrations, public data updates halted since May 2022, but CMS staff provided data to ASCA on May 30, 2024. The…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 12, 2024
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Negative social media portrayals turning Generation Z away from nursing careers, survey suggests

Editor's Note Negative portrayals of nursing on social media play a major role in deterring members of Generation Z from pursuing careers in the profession, according to survey results from nursing marketplace platform ShiftKey. According to a June 4 report in The Hill, the survey involved 1,000 individuals aged 18…

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By: Matt Danford
June 12, 2024
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Phased-in nurse staffing ratio law draws complaints in Oregon

Editor's Note The state agency overseeing Oregon’s hospitals has received a “flood of complaints” due to a “first-of-its-kind” law mandating progressively stricter nurse and certified nursing assistant (CNA) staffing ratios, according to a June 7 report in KMTR.   Passed after extensive negotiations among hospital executives, staff, and nurse unions…

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By: Matt Danford
June 11, 2024
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How will you mark AORN’s National Time Out Day?

Editor's Note AORN encourages perioperative leaders to speak up and reach out in honor of National Time Out Day, an annual recognition of the critical safety practice scheduled for June 12. The annual day of recognition draws attention to the need for everyone on the surgical team to pause before…

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By: Matt Danford
June 10, 2024
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Healthcare employment up in May

Editor's Note Healthcare employment in the US rose by 68,000 from May to June, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released on June 7. That is compared to an overall monthly gain of 272,000 in May. In May, healthcare employment also trended up in: ambulatory…

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By: Matt Danford
June 7, 2024
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Deadline extended, rewards added for Career/Salary Survey

Editor's Note Recognizing that perioperative leaders are busy people, we’ve extended the deadline to participate in the annual OR Manager Career/Salary survey—and we’re sweetening the incentives to include a free Premium Subscription to OR Manager.    Now open through June 7, this annual survey yields useful, actionable insights made possible…

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By: Matt Danford
May 31, 2024
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Nurse practitioner earnings rise

Editor's Note The average annual wage for nurse practitioners has increased by a total of more than $16,000 since 2019, according to a May 23 report in Becker’s ASC Review. In 2019, the mean annual wage was $111,840, compared to $128,490 in 2023, according to the report, which cites data…

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By: Matt Danford
May 28, 2024
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Nurse union survey: AI patient safety threats prove need for strict guardrails

Editor's Note Artificial intelligence (AI) threatens patient safety by undermining the judgment of human nurses, according to a survey by National Nurses United (NNU). “The findings, coupled with anecdotal reports from nurses at hospitals nationwide, underscore the urgent need for stricter regulation and greater input from nurses and health care…

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By: Matt Danford
May 24, 2024
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