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Happy Thanksgiving Day to Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving Day to Everyone

Have A Beautiful Day With Your Family And Give Thanks To God and All Who Contribute To Your Abundant Life!

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8 Simple Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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8 Simple Tips for Healthier Holiday Eating – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Food, and lots of it, is nearly synonymous with celebration. During the holiday season there are special treats set out at every gathering, in the break room and at the nurses’ station. The temptations can seem irresistible.

At the same time, winter’s shorter days and colder weather cause many to cut down on outside physical activity and spend more time sitting inside and mindlessly grazing.

It’s enough to affect a nurse’s health and well-being.

While there is nothing wrong with enjoying some holiday indulgences, health experts point out that the trick is to choose those indulgences wisely.

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Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

May you have plenty to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day!

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Don’t miss the DAISY Meaningful Recognition digital resource guide – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Don’t miss the DAISY Meaningful Recognition digital resource guide – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nurse.com and OnCourse Learning have released the new DAISY Brings Meaningful Recognition to Nurses digital resource guide, which was conceived through a special partnership with The DAISY Foundation. The guide is a comprehensive look at the foundation’s DAISY Award® program and its research and evidence-based practice grant program.

The DAISY Award program has made an impact that was unforeseen, even by it co-founders, Mark Barnes, FAAN, and Bonnie Barnes, FAAN. “We never imagined that today The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses program would be celebrating nurses in nearly 2,800 healthcare facilities around the world!” the Barnes’ said in their Welcome address to readers. “Most important, we have learned that we are not the only patient’s family that is compelled to say ‘thank you’ to nurses.”

The guide gives details on how patients and their families enthusiastically began nominating nurses for the award at the onset of the program. In fact, more than 15,000 nurses are honored every year for extraordinary nursing care.

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5 focus areas when diapering a NICU baby – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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5 focus areas when diapering a NICU baby – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

It was 7:45 a.m. Tammy, my neonatal nurse colleague, approached me as I was catching up on documentation.

She said, “Will you see baby Isaiah with me at 8 a.m.? He’s very unstable and I know he’ll do better if we work together to support him.”

Isaiah was a sweet, 2-day-old boy, born at 25 weeks gestation, weighing about 700 grams. Even something as “routine” as changing his diaper caused him to become bradycardic. In order to help Isaiah tolerate such care, we had to support him both medically and developmentally.

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Interview the nurse manager before taking the job – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Interview the nurse manager before taking the job – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

I never knew how important a supervisor could be until I got a bad one: the lizard lady.

I’d lucked out through many jobs with managers who had my best interests at heart. And then I wound up with one who couldn’t care less about me, my career or quality care. She just counted beans. I couldn’t wait to leave.

Hence my admonition:

But what does that mean?

For me, a bad supervisor was a “mama” manager who viewed staff as children who were potentially sneaky, disobedient and out to game the system in their favor. On the upside of that management style, you could work all day and not have to make a meaningful decision on your own. Instead mama (or papa) manager would give you clear directions and request little input — that is, make decisions for you all day long.

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Important NPDB Terms Infographic Released – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Important NPDB Terms Infographic Released – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The NPDB has released a new infographic that defines some commonly used NPDB terminology that is important to know when performing NPDB tasks. The terms describe types of NPDB users (certifying officials, Data Bank administrators), identifying numbers (Order ID, DBID, report number), NPDB tasks (Self-Query, Query, Registration), and other terms.

As we develop more infographics, we will notify you in NPDB Insights, and on our homepage.

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Clinical Privileges Reporting Guidance has been added to the Policy Corner – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Clinical Privileges Reporting Guidance has been added to the Policy Corner – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

An update is available for Length of Action Requirement for Reporting Clinical Privileging Actions in the Policy Corner. If a physician’s or dentist’s privileges are adversely affected for longer than 30 days, the restriction must be reported, regardless of how the health care entity writes the restriction. For example, as described in the NPDB Guidebook, summary suspensions must be reported if imposed or in effect for longer than 30 days. However, reports submitted for summary suspensions, regardless of how the restriction was written, must be voided if the reported suspension did not ultimately last longer than 30 days. As is the case with any restriction, the reportability of the action is determined by the number of days privileges are restricted.

A health care entity may choose to structure a restriction based on when a health care practitioner demonstrates clinical competence, rather than attaching a specific timeframe to the action. A significant percentage of clinical privileging actions are reported to the NPDB as “indefinite” in length, placing the responsibility on the practitioner to demonstrate to the entity that he or she no longer needs the restriction. If such an adverse action is in effect for more than 30 days, it must be reported.

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Did You Know? Sharing User Accounts is Prohibited – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Did You Know? Sharing User Accounts is Prohibited – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Organizations are responsible for selecting one or more users to report and/or query the NPDB. Each authorized NPDB user is required to have a unique user account with a unique user ID. If individuals at your organization share NPDB login credentials, your organization is in violation of NPDB’s Rules of Behavior. These guidelines were established to hold users accountable for their actions and safeguard NPDB information.

When requesting a NPDB account, you acknowledge the NPDB Rules of Behavior, which require that you protect and maintain sole possession and control of the account. You also represent and warrant to NPDB that, in regard to the account, you have kept and will keep your passwords private, that you will safeguard and maintain your account (and any user IDs, passphrases, etc.) in strict secrecy, and take reasonable security measures to prevent unauthorized access or use of your account and the computer system or media on which your account information is stored.

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Is It Reportable? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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If an “impaired practitioner” takes a leave of absence and enters a rehabilitation program, must it be reported?

The fact that an impaired practitioner voluntarily enters a rehabilitation program should not be reported to the NPDB if no professional review action was taken and the practitioner did not relinquish clinical privileges while under investigation or in return for not conducting an investigation.

If a professional review action is taken against an impaired physician’s or dentist’s clinical privileges (e.g., suspension of clinical privileges), and the physician or dentist is required to involuntarily enter a rehabilitation program, the suspension must be reported to the NPDB.

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