Tag: Professionalism

US News posts annual list of best graduate nursing schools

Editor's Note The US News and World Report on March 29 posted its annual list of best nursing schools for Master’s and Doctor of Nursing (DNP) degrees. Topping the lists for both Master’s and DNP degrees is Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University. Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, is ranked second for…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 30, 2022
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Effect of music interventions on health-related quality of life

Editor's Note In this meta-analysis, researchers from Germany and Australia find that music-making and listening interventions are associated with positive changes in health-related quality of life. The systematic review and meta-analysis included 779 participants from 26 studies. Music interventions (ie, music listening, music therapy, singing, and gospel music) were linked…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2022
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ANA says conviction of Tennessee nurse sets dangerous precedent

Editor's Note The American Nurses Association and Tennessee Nurses Association, on March 25, released a statement saying that the conviction of a former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse because of a fatal medication error made in 2017 sets a dangerous precedent. In the statement, they said: “We are deeply distressed…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2022
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Josh Wymer: Helping to find the human connection

Most, if not all, nurses will agree that the bedrock of the nursing profession is the connection nurses have with their patients. But the leaders—nurses who demonstrate specialized skills and an organization-driven mindset—are the ones who oversee all the moving parts that need to synchronize to preserve the integrity of…

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By: Cindy Kildgore, MSHA, BSN, RN, CNOR
March 25, 2022
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Editorial

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the global ambulatory surgery center (ASC) market is valued at around $81 billion, as of 2020, and it is projected to reach $120 billion by 2027. The ASC market in the US is estimated at almost $22 billion, with intelligence company…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 25, 2022
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Select demographics of nationwide sample of OR nurses

Data and surveys

In the March 2022 issue of OR Manager, the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) presented and analyzed the current sources of data that have historically made up a demographic representation of the perioperative nursing workforce. Our article also spoke to the issue of the lack of coordination among the groups…

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By: James X Stobinski, PhD, RN, CNOR, CSSM(E), CNAMB, Shannon Maio, MA and Carissa L. Homme, PhD, PMP
March 25, 2022
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Conversation-focused training may help HCWs combat vaccine hesitancy

Editor's Note The biggest obstacle to achieving 100% vaccination rate in the US is no longer whether vaccines will be manufactured fast enough, or if there will be enough for the country’s population, Lisa Doggett, senior medical director at HGS AxisPoint Health, told Health Leaders March 8. “Rather, it's concerns…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 9, 2022
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International Council of Nurses issues statement on Ukraine

Editor's Note The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and its more than 130 members around the world, on February 25, issued a statement saying they stand in solidarity with the people, nurses, and healthcare workers caught up in the conflict in Ukraine. In the statement, former American Nurses Association president…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 2, 2022
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Poll: 23% of HCWs likely to leave profession soon

Editor's Note A USA Today/Ipsos Poll that was released on February 22 and was conducted between February 9 and February 16 found that almost 1 in 4 healthcare workers (HCWs) report they are likely to leave the healthcare field in the near future, Becker’s Hospital Review reports. The poll surveyed…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
February 22, 2022
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Patients rate telehealth physician visits favorably during COVID-19 pandemic

Editor's Note This study by UCLA researchers finds patient experiences with telehealth physician appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic were as positive as traditional face-to-face visits and phone visits, or even more so. The researchers surveyed 58,509 adult patients on their 13,928 primary care and 44,581 specialty physician visits at 197…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 16, 2022
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