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10 Best Shoes for Nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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10 Best Shoes for Nurses – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Ask any nurse who has spent a 12-hour shift on their feet, and they all will agree: the best shoes for nurses must provide support. Not just any shoe will do.

Many people immediately think of clunky, unattractive shoes when the word supportive is mentioned, but the best shoe for a nurse doesn’t have to be just a product of function.

While some facilities still have restrictions or specific colors their employees must wear, others allow uniforms to be an extension of the wearer’s personality. Shoes are no exception. They must meet certain safety standards, but the best shoe for nurses can also be as colorful as the scrubs.

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Career fairs are making a comeback – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Career fairs are making a comeback – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Sarah, a nurse job applicant at a career fair, walked down the aisle, loudly chewing gum as she pushed a stroller with a crying baby. She was wearing carpenter jeans and a tank top.

Sarah said she had a resumé somewhere, if she could find it in the diaper bag. She was making quite an impression — the recruiters were backing away as she approached. Sarah’s an example of a career fair “don’t”.

Live career fairs are thriving again: They’re filled with candidates — stellar ones and some like Sarah. Nursing shortages are making fairs a viable solution for employers aiming to attract and hire nurses who are just starting out or looking for a career change.

Some job candidates are in a position to be picky if they position themselves appropriately and professionally as solutions to organizations’ prime problem: nursing job vacancies.

Today’s career fairs are a little different from those in the past, and job candidates need to adapt. Those prior frenetic events, heavily laced with continuing education sessions and dozens of booths with giveaways and a party atmosphere, have morphed into something more intimate.

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Patients and families deserve culture of compassion – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Patients and families deserve culture of compassion – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

October 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of a new life I didn’t choose. My beloved husband, Bob, died in the fall of 2016 after taking a hard fall off his bicycle and spending 10 days in the ICU. I made the painful decision to follow his wishes and remove him from life support.

Before his accident, Bob and I hiked, biked, danced and relished days spent with our two young grandchildren. I loved my work, which involved speaking about and promoting prevention and wellness. I always emphasized that following the vision of building a Culture of Health in the U.S. — to make it possible for everyone to have the opportunity to live their healthiest lives — nurses needed to teach others to eat well, exercise regularly and address the systemic inequities that prevent people from living healthy lives.

But after the accident, life changed for me. I could not erase the image of Bob surrounded by tubes and machines and the feeling of being so out of control.

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State Licensing Board Registration Renewal to Include Compliance Reviews – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care

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State Licensing Board Registration Renewal to Include Compliance Reviews – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Soon, State licensing and certification agencies (State licensing boards) renewing their NPDB registration will notice an added step. State licensing boards already renew their registration, verify their regulated professions, and attest to reporting compliance every two years. State licensing boards will also complete their compliance reviews when they renew their registration.

State licensing boards in the U.S. and its territories participate with HRSA in adverse action comparison reviews on a two-year cycle to identify actions that may not have been properly reported to the NPDB. These compliance reviews will now be added to the two-year registration renewal cycle. Core professions like Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Social Workers will continue to be reviewed every two years, at the time the State licensing board renews its registration. All other professions may be chosen at random, or reviewed at HRSA’s discretion.

All State licensing boards complete an attestation process every two years as part of renewing their NPDB registration. Following attestation, State licensing boards will continue onto a new Compliance Summary Page. All State licensing boards will review the compliance summary page to see if they have been selected for a compliance review. State licensing boards participating in reviews will view their results on the new Compliance Summary Page – and view any follow up activities that may be required of them – such as providing missing data, or reviewing and reporting potential missing actions.

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

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Do medical malpractice payers have to report payments made for the benefit of a deceased practitioner?

Yes. Medical malpractice payers must submit reports of payments made for the benefit of deceased practitioners because fraudulent practitioners may seek to assume the identity of a deceased practitioner. One of the principal objectives of the NPDB is to restrict the ability of incompetent practitioners to move from State to State without disclosing their previous damaging or incompetent performance.

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How to Address the Persistent Issue of Nurse Fatigue – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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How to Address the Persistent Issue of Nurse Fatigue – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Nurse fatigue in America is a growing issue for many. Long shifts, challenging schedules and not feeling well-rested on the job have all become warning signs that often go under addressed.

The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) recently released a position statement on the problem of nurse fatigue. In the statement, the Academy acknowledges the numerous problems related to sleep deficiency and emphasizes that safe nursing practice requires nurses to receive high quality sleep of adequate duration.

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Unlock doors of opportunity with a master’s in nursing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Unlock doors of opportunity with a master’s in nursing – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

The push in the healthcare community for nurses to acquire more education does not end when nurses earn bachelor’s degrees.

Although the bachelor’s in nursing has become the standard requirement for many positions, other jobs require a master’s in nursing. Nurses considering taking the leap from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree have a lot to consider.

Graduate schools can be quite expensive. Earning an online master’s in nursing can cost between $35,000 and $60,000, according to an article in U.S. News & World Report.

Nurses should check with their employers to see if they offer a tuition reimbursement program.

The academic work can be demanding and can take from 16 months to 2.5 years to complete, said Deborah Adell, PhD, MSN, RN, APN-C, academic chairwoman for graduate programs at Kaplan University. However, there can be considerable advantages to having a master’s in nursing, including the ways it can help a nurse with career advancement.

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The Impact of Net Neutrality on Telemedicine – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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The Impact of Net Neutrality on Telemedicine – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Chances are you have heard a lot recently about the repeal of net neutrality. Many people have been discussing how this will potentially negatively affect consumers, small businesses, and even education. But how will this affect the growing field of telemedicine?

As the landscape of medicine is radically changing and being faced with new challenges, telemedicine has emerged as a means to reach those who normally would be unable to get medical help.

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WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY?

With internet use quickly replacing other forms of communication, education, and even work processes, net neutrality laws were put in place to keep internet pricing reasonable, all internet content to be treated equally, and provide all users with equal experience.

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What happens when a nurse breaches patient confidentiality? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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What happens when a nurse breaches patient confidentiality? – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

In previous blogs I explored how an employer can be sued due to a nurse’s negligence or misconduct under the doctrine of respondeat superior, which holds the employer liable for an employee’s or agent’s wrongdoing committed within the scope of employment.

In the following case, a New York court showed why this doctrine is not always applicable.

In 2010, “John Doe” was being treated for a sexually transmitted disease at a private medical facility in New York. A nurse at the facility recognized Doe as the boyfriend of her sister-in-law. The nurse, not assigned to Doe’s care, checked Doe’s chart and learned of his diagnosis and treatment.

While Doe was waiting for his treatment, the nurse texted her sister-in-law and told her Doe was being treated for the STD. The manner in which she texted this information led the sister-in-law to believe the staff was making fun of his diagnosis and treatment. The sister-in-law immediately forwarded the messages to Doe.

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Focus on Hospital Attestation – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Focus on Hospital Attestation – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

Attestation is our national education and outreach effort to ensure that all eligible entities are meeting their NPDB reporting requirements. During attestation, Data Bank administrators attest that their organization has submitted all reportable actions and medical malpractice payments to the NPDB. Currently state licensing boards and health centers are participating in our attestation initiative. The NPDB will be expanding the attestation process to all registered hospitals.

As part of the registration renewal process that occurs every two years, hospitals will also update their profile and complete their attestation requirements. The hospital profile will clarify to which professions each hospital grants clinical privileges, and whether decision-making (e.g., employment, credentialing, privileging, disciplinary) and NPDB transactions (reporting and querying) are done in-house, or by other organizations on their behalf. Hospitals responsible for making privileging and/or credentialing decisions for other hospitals (or hospital sites) will identify those hospitals (or hospital sites) in their profile and attest on their behalf.

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