Tag: Professionalism

The demographics of perioperative nursing: What we know now

Data and surveys

Advances in surgery and the growing use of technology and equipment have contributed to the ascendance of the hospital setting for the education and training of perioperative nurses when delivering surgical care. Education and training programs based on hospital needs have led to a diversity of methods among employers and…

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By: James X Stobinski, Samantha Hendrickson and Carissa L. Homme
February 16, 2022
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Latest survey shows racism prevalent in nursing

Editor's Note On January 25, 2022, the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing released the results from a survey of more than 5,600 nurses, which were published by the American Nurses Association (ANA). According to the results, racism is a “substantial problem” within nursing. Health Leaders, in an article…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 31, 2022
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Nearly a third of nurses thinking of leaving direct patient care

Editor's Note A recent survey by McKinsey & Company finds that more than 30% of US nurses are thinking of leaving direct patient care for other roles. Reasons cited by nurses for leaving, include: ongoing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic hiring and retention incentives at other workplaces desire for support…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 25, 2022
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The three vaccine mandate deadlines US hospitals need to know

Editor's Note On January 19, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas opposing the federal vaccine mandate. This came just days after the Supreme Court also ruled to uphold the mandate “to promote and protect patient health and safety.” On January 20, CMS issued updated…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 24, 2022
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Patricia C. Seifert: A leader's leader

This relationship started with a conversation in an airport bar in Washington DC. We were discussing our similar cardiac surgery backgrounds and the Denver Bronco’s linebacker, Karl Mecklenburg, who, coincidently, was the son of a surgeon with whom she had worked. This conversation has grown into more than 35 years…

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By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN
January 20, 2022
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Best practices for hiring a consultant

It has been a roller coaster of a ride for almost 2 years now in both our private and professional lives. No one has a crystal ball, but I would guess that there will be more bumps in the road before we arrive at something close to normal—whatever normal will…

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By: Nancy Lombard, MS, RN, CNOR
January 20, 2022
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Gallup: Nurses most-trusted professionals for 20th straight year

Editor's Note Nurses were rated highest for honesty and ethics in a Gallup poll for the 20th consecutive year. A total of 81% of respondents said nurses have high or very high ethics and honesty, and healthcare professionals were three of the four highest rated professions. Three of the top…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 13, 2022
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Nurse employment declined during first 15 months of COVID-19 pandemic

Editor's Note This study led by nurse researcher Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, at Montana State University, Bozeman, finds a tightening of the labor market for RNs, LPNs, and nursing assistants (NAs), marked by falling employment and rising wages from February 2020 through June 2021. The researchers found unprecedented…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 6, 2022
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Survey: One in five nurses burned out

Editor's Note Medscape’s 2021 Nurse Career Satisfaction Report, published December 29, 2021, found that the COVID-19 pandemic was responsible for the burnout of 20% of respondents, according to the January 3, 2022, Becker’s Hosptial Review. The survey of 10,788 nurses in various positions (ie, RNs, LPNs, APRNs) found the following:…

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By: Judy Mathias
January 5, 2022
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Editorial

Last year saw healthcare professionals grapple with unimaginable challenges. For perioperative nurses in particular, a pressing issue was and continues to be staffing. This is a topic that is brought up time and again—in conversations, meetings, events, and everything in between. Questions that most OR managers are still considering include:…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
December 16, 2021
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