July 2024

Hospitals ‘learning as we go’ with virtual nursing

Giles Bruce – Becker’s Health IT Health systems are working out the kinks with virtual nursing, with some hospitals discovering the care model doesn’t work for all its hoped-for uses, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine, for instance, discovered that having in-person nurses move the virtual nursing stations around cut into the time savings […]

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Mark Cuban: Pharma has been ‘easiest industry’ to disrupt

Paige Twenter – Becker’s Hospital Review It’s unclear how much Mark Cuban can or will disrupt the pharmaceutical industry, but he told The Athletic he’s in the business for the long haul. For the foreseeable future, he’s willing to deficit spend for his startup Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co., according to the June 14

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Guess Which Specialty Gets the Most Behavior Complaints From Coworkers …

— And the physicians with the least complaints won’t come as a surprise either by Shannon Firth, Washington Correspondent, MedPage Complaints of unprofessional behavior about a physician coworker were not uncommon in a 5-year retrospective cohort study, with surgeons most likely to be on the receiving end of those complaints. Among more than 35,000 physicians,

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Weight loss drugs and stomach paralysis: New findings

Paige Twenter – Becker’s Hospital Review Delayed gastric emptying, also known as gastroparesis, is a more common side effect of GLP-1s than other diabetes and weight loss treatments, according to new research. Gastroparesis can range from mild symptoms to severe side effects, including refractory symptoms, the inability to orally consume nutrition and frequent hospital admissions.

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‘Who will teach them?’: 7 experts on bolstering the nurse educator pipeline

Ashleigh Hollowell (Twitter) –  Becker’s Clinical Leadership Nurse educators are notably in high demand, but the desire to become one has been generally low in recent years. Several factors are at play: nurse educators often receive lower pay than clinical practice, and qualified nurses typically must choose between clinical practice and teaching, experts shared with

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Nurse resilience, decompression off balance: Press Ganey

Erica Carbajal – Becker’s Clinical Leadership Nurses have a hard time disconnecting from work and may benefit from additional workplace resources that support them in doing so, according to findings from a new Press Ganey report on nurse resiliency. The report, published May 13, is based on an analysis of data from more than 345,000

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Ohio nurses seek felony status for using bodily fluids as weapon

Kelly Gooch – Becker’s Hospital Review Nurses in Ohio are asking state lawmakers to amend a proposed bill to increase the legal penalties associated with using bodily fluids as a weapon against healthcare workers, according to the Dayton Daily News. The current proposed legislation, HB 452, is designed to address hospital safety. It would mandate

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Leading the Charge: How to Advocate for Better Health

Advocating for health merges passion with purpose, empowering you to make lasting changes in your community. As you leverage your enthusiasm for wellness, you can inspire, educate, and support others in their health journeys.  This Nursing Academy guide outlines several impactful ways to transform your passion for health into effective advocacy. Numerous paths exist to

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