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DAISY Foundation launches Lifetime Achievement Award for nurses – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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DAISY Foundation launches Lifetime Achievement Award for nurses – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

The DAISY Foundation, which has honored the work of nursing professionals for the past 20 years, is launching a new DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award.

The honor will recognize and celebrate nurses who have devoted their life’s work to the compassionate care of others.

The idea came from Janet Rice, onsite DAISY coordinator at UPMC Hamot, a 423-bed hospital in Erie, Pa.

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Nurses Rank Highest for Honesty and Ethics 17 Years in a Row – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Nurses Rank Highest for Honesty and Ethics 17 Years in a Row – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Nurses face ethical challenges every day, but more than four out of five people say nurses can’t be beat for their honesty and nursing ethics.

The latest Gallup poll findings saw nurses once again take the top spot, but it’s not the first time the American public has touted nurses as the most-trusted professionals.

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Nurse Job Satisfaction: New Study Says Nurses Feel Disrespected – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Nurse Job Satisfaction: New Study Says Nurses Feel Disrespected – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

If diminished nurse job satisfaction and feelings of disrespect have you thinking you should have chosen a different career path, you’re not alone.

Medscape’s annual survey on nurse career satisfaction reported the opinions of 10,523 nurses on numerous topics, including the best and worst aspects of the profession.

While it’s not surprising that helping people and making a difference in people’s lives topped the chart as the best aspect of nursing for many nurses, the percentage of nurses feeling disrespected may come as a shock.

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5 Handy Nurse Gadgets That’ll Make Your Life Easier – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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5 Handy Nurse Gadgets That’ll Make Your Life Easier – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Looking for helpful nurse gadgets to make your job easier? Technology plays an important role in healthcare by providing much needed improvements in medical equipment that aid in patient monitoring, diagnosis and treatment.

Nurses also benefit from technological advances like electronic health records, which electronically gather and store patient records, allowing for quick access throughout the facility.

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Celebrating Black History Month: 5 African-American Nurses Who Changed Healthcare – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Celebrating Black History Month: 5 African-American Nurses Who Changed Healthcare – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

February is Black History Month, which is a great opportunity to recognize the valiant efforts of African-American nurses throughout history who were dedicated to advancing the healthcare field and advocating for future nurses.

Early African-American nurses faced and overcame considerable inequality and prejudice to pursue their dreams of getting an education, entering the medical field and helping save lives.

Their strength of spirit truly changed the course of history and the nursing profession. There have been many African-American nurses throughout history who fought to overcome racial prejudices to excel in the nursing field.

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Snowstorm doesn’t keep nursing director from work shift – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Snowstorm doesn’t keep nursing director from work shift – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Little did Sue Childress RN, MN, OCN, know that her skiing to work during a snow storm would get national — maybe international — attention.

The director of Nursing Services at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, made news when she walked (or skied) to make her work shift because nurses don’t get snow days.

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Office RNs and e-prescription: Are there legal pitfalls? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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Office RNs and e-prescription: Are there legal pitfalls? – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

An RN who works in a physician’s office raised a concern about whether she had the authority to send an e-prescription to a pharmacy when the physician gave a verbal order for non-opioid prescriptions.

E-prescriptions have been the subject of several of my recent blogs, including “Could a nurse be liable for an incorrect prescription being given to a patient?” and “Can RNs/CMAs without prescriptive authority process refills?”

E-prescriptions are nothing new in today’s healthcare arena. But when not handled properly, they can potentially pose legal risks to an RN in an office setting.

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Nurse innovators (yes, it’s a real job) – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Nurse innovators (yes, it’s a real job) – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

Marion Leary, MSN, MPH, RN, FAHA, understands the positive impacts innovation can have on the future of healthcare.

“My role is to create innovation, cultivate and grow innovative partnerships and prepare current faculty and staff, as well as the next generation of nurses, as innovators,” said Leary, who recently assumed the role of Penn Nursing’s first director of innovation.

Innovation is the application of a new idea or the adoption of an existing idea in a new way. In the field of nursing science, innovation might involve developing something new or adapting an old technology, approach, system or process. It’s broad and usually doesn’t happen in a silo, according to Leary.

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ANA Responds to Vanderbilt Nurse Incident – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care.

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ANA Responds to Vanderbilt Nurse Incident – ANA Continues to Speak Out Against Harmful Cuts to Health Care. – (866) 348-2889

A former Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurse is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow for reckless homicide and impaired adult abuse charges after mistakenly administering the wrong medication that killed an elderly patient in 2017.  The American Nurses Association (ANA) extends its sincerest condolences to the family of the patient who died and to all those who are suffering because of this event.

ANA supports a full and confidential peer review process in which medical errors can be examined and system improvements and corrective action plans can be established to ensure that errors such as this do not occur in the future. Swift and appropriate action should and must always be taken when medical errors occur.

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Campaign to improve maternal and child health performance in NJ – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today!

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Campaign to improve maternal and child health performance in NJ – Alabama Nursing Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today! – (866) 348-2889

New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy launched Nurture NJ, a new statewide awareness campaign that focuses on improving the health of mothers, children and families. The campaign launch on Jan. 23, which is Maternal Health Awareness Day.

The campaign is committed to reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity while ensuring equitable care among women and children of all races and ethnicities to improve overall maternal and child health.

“Despite being the richest and most powerful nation in the world, we continue to struggle with ensuring our mothers and infants have an equal shot at a healthy life,” U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) said in a news release. “That’s a tremendous problem, particularly in New Jersey.”

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