Member, Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards

Caring for Veterans: What’s Your Military Culture IQ? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

4Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Caring for Veterans: What’s Your Military Culture IQ? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nurses often hear about cultural competence in nursing, and thoughts may go to caring about people from a different country or ethnic background. But cultural competency also comes into play when caring for military veterans.

“Nurses that are culturally competent have an increased ability to be supportive, thus enhancing more significant therapeutic relationships with their veteran patients,” said Tomeka Royster, DNP, FNP-BC, a faculty member with Kaplan University School of Nursing in Alabama.

Only about one-third of veterans seek care from a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility. The rest receive health services in the community. That means all nurses should be prepared to deliver culturally competent nursing care to this population.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Making a case for nurse certification – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

1Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Making a case for nurse certification – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care – (866) 348-2889

You want to take that next step on your career path and you’re wondering what it should be. You are asking yourself whether the time is right to begin an advanced degree, complete one you started some time ago or perhaps pursue a professional certification. There are many factors to weigh when making your decision. For example, how much time do you have? What finances are available to you? Will you have the personal and professional support you need? Which step ultimately will help you fulfill your career goals?

As you reflect, you may realize you’re not ready to pursue an advanced degree. You know you want to advance your career and learn more about the specialty in which you practice. You are considering moving to another healthcare setting that requires certification as part of the hiring process. You also know that receiving certification proves you have met a national standard, and you want the recognition that certification will bring.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Nurse personnel record can be used in legal cases – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

4Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Nurse personnel record can be used in legal cases – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Readers often ask how to obtain a copy of the personnel record kept by their employer. Because the ability to do this varies from state to state, it is always a good idea to have a copy of your record, especially if you leave your position, and it is important to know what is in your file when you seek new employment.
Additionally, if you have been disciplined for a breach of the employer’s policies and/or procedures, knowing exactly what the employer has recorded is necessary to successfully grieve the disciplinary action. Filing a grievance is necessary to provide a permanent record of your perspective on the incident, which is the basis of a grievance. Most employer grievance procedures require an employee to give such a statement.
In the following case, a nurse’s account of what occurred surrounding the death of a nursing home resident who fell illustrates the importance of having the nurse’s written statement in her personnel file. (Bennett v. SSC Palisade Operating Company, LLC, Civil Action No. 14-cv-00923-WJM-KLM, United States District Court, D. Colorado, August 1, 2014.)

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Nurse salary is only part of the pie – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care

2Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Nurse salary is only part of the pie – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care – (866) 348-2889

Marie Nolan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, likes to relay her personal experience in negotiating work benefits to her doctoral and undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, where she is a professor and executive vice dean.
Nolan tells students that as a new nurse in 1980, she was told by a nurse manager that she’d have to work the night shift. “I said, ‘I couldn’t possibly work nights because I want to learn all I can as fast as I can. You really don’t learn as much working at night because patients are sleeping and you don’t want to wake them up.’”
The nurse manager responded, “Well, OK, you can work days then,” Nolan said.
“Three new graduates who were hired just before me were incensed,” she said. “They asked why didn’t I have to work the night shift? And I said, ‘Because I said I wouldn’t.’”

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Research shows waiting to bathe newborns beneficial – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

6Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Research shows waiting to bathe newborns beneficial – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

This includes Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., a Chicago Tribune news article reported on June 11.
Courtney Buss, RN, who works at Advocate Sherman, researched and recorded the benefits of vernix in newborns.
“Her research looked at Advocate Sherman Hospital births for one month during 2015, evaluating how many full-term, healthy babies had hypothermia and hypoglycemia as a baseline. Buss also looked at breastfeeding rates,” the article stated.
“Sherman’s Family Birthing Center rolled out a policy in February 2016 where nurses waited about 14 hours to give full-term, healthy newborns a bath,” Buss said in the article. “Any blood is wiped off but, a sponge bath is delayed.”
The article said rates for babies with hypothermia decreased from 29 to 14 percent in babies whose bathing was delayed, and breastfeeding rates increased from 51 to 71 percent.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When Should Your Organization Query the NPDB? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

5Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

When Should Your Organization Query the NPDB? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care – (866) 348-2889

The NPDB is a health care workforce tool designed to provide important information to organizations, and to facilitate dialogue between the organization and the practitioner. Entities authorized to query the NPDB are permitted to do so for the following reasons:

Compliance Review Infographic
Privileging
Employment
Professional review activities
Mandatory two-year review of clinical privileges or medical staff membership (hospitals)
Licensing or certification
Fraud and abuse investigation
Certification to participate in a government program
Claims processing
Hospitals are required to query the NPDB for every member of their privileged staff at initial appointment, and every two years thereafter. Health care organizations such as federally-qualified health centers, long-term care facilities, HMOs, and others use the NPDB query response as part of their review and credentialing process. Many accreditation organizations such as the Joint Commission, DNV, and AAAHC require organizations to query the NPDB.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

July Compliance Review Completed – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

4Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

July Compliance Review Completed – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The NPDB is pleased to provide the results of our compliance review, which examined reporting compliance for disciplinary actions taken between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015 for the following states: Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. In addition, the initiative also included the following U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The results are presented for each state/territory, board, and profession. An explanation of the compliance status definitions is available on the NPDB website. For full compliance results, visit Reporting Compliance Status by State.

The NPDB congratulates all of the state boards that achieved the “compliant” status by July 1, 2017. The NPDB would like to thank all of the state boards for their hard work in meeting NPDB reporting requirements.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Is It Reportable? – Call today to discuss your case – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

1Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Is It Reportable? – Call today to discuss your case – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care – (866) 348-2889

Must a hospital or other health care entity report adverse actions concerning the clinical privileges of medical and dental residents and interns?

The action is not reportable if it was taken within the scope of the training program. Since residents and interns are trainees in graduate health professions education programs, they are not granted clinical privileges per se but are authorized by the sponsoring institution to perform clinical duties and responsibilities within the context of their graduate educational program. However, a resident or intern may practice outside the scope of the formal graduate education program – for example, moonlighting in the intensive care unit or emergency department. Adverse clinical privileges actions related to practice occurring outside the scope of a formal graduate educational program must be reported.

CLICK HERE FOR READ MORE

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Millennial nurses appreciate meaningful recognition for patient care – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

3Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Millennial nurses appreciate meaningful recognition for patient care – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

As baby-boomers retire, managing and retaining a workforce increasingly comprised of millennials has become another healthcare administrative challenge. At a time when we face a nursing shortage, it’s important to understand some general values of millennials to recruit and retain the best nurses from this generation.
Millennials embrace change
We change employers more frequently than previous generations. Change is something we expect and embrace. We grew up with advancing technology at our fingertips. Healthcare is also in a constant state of change. Healthcare professionals are needed who not only embrace technology, but also thrive in a changing environment. Millennials are poised for healthcare positions within this dynamic environment.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Herzing University-Kenosha adds nursing school clinical partners in Illinois – Call today to discuss your case – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

2Alabama Nurse Defense Lawyer, Alabama, Nurse, Defense Lawyer,Defense Lawyer, Board of Nursing

Herzing University-Kenosha adds nursing school clinical partners in Illinois – Call today to discuss your case – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care – (866) 348-2889

Herzing University announced it is addressing the growing demand for nurses in northern Illinois by expanding its network of clinical partners in the area, providing more local options for students to complete their nursing clinical requirements. Rolling Hills Manor and The Grove at the Lake, both in Zion, are currently working with the university and Herzing plans to add several more Illinois partners in the next year, according to a news release.
“More than half of our current nursing students are coming from northern Illinois, and we know how important it is to provide them with clinical sites that are close to their homes,” Kenosha Campus President Jeff Hill said in the release. “Many of our students are already working full-time jobs and we hope by adding new clinical sites, in addition to offering our new evening BSN program, we will make it more convenient for them to advance their careers.”

CLICK HERE FOR CONTINUE READING

Posted in Alabama nurse | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off