Healthcare News & Insights

Sepsis nurses help hospitals boost outcomes

Many hospitals have had difficulty getting a handle on sepsis. The disease harms thousands of patients each year, and statistics show it’s one of the leading causes of death in hospitals. To dampen its effects, some facilities have started tackling sepsis with additional assistance from specially trained nurses. 

Overtime: New legal challenges could affect your hospital

Overtime has been a consistent part of hospital staffing for decades. The debate still rages on about whether having clinical staff work long shifts is more beneficial or dangerous to patients. And now, some recent legal challenges are bringing the issue to the forefront again for many facilities. 

5 essential skills your hospital’s nurses need

In an era of value-based care, your hospital’s clinical staff needs a unique skillset to meet the mark for various quality measures. This is especially true of your hospital’s nurses, who are on the front lines treating patients each day and are essential to your facility’s success. 

Nurse counseling can help hospital patients stop smoking

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 40 million adults in the country smoke cigarettes, and many of these people will end up visiting a hospital for one reason or another. Regardless of whether their illnesses are directly related to smoking, the habit can have detrimental effects on […] [MORE]

Magnet award gives hospitals’ nursing programs a boost

Improving nursing care is a top priority for most hospitals. Meeting the standards set by the Magnet nursing distinction is one way to make your facility stand out from the pack. 

Animal therapy can help doctors & nurses, too

Animal therapy has proved beneficial for the recovery of hospital patients. But its benefits don’t end there. Using furry friends for therapy can help doctors and nurses relieve stress and fight burnout. 

‘Renewal rooms’ fight nurse burnout, stress

Your nurses do a great job of caring for patients. But they can also become fatigued, fast – and not just physically. Burnout and stress can negatively affect how well nurses perform each day. Hospitals need to do what they can to help their nurses maintain their emotional health. 

Nurses feel stressed & bullied: Here’s how to stop it

Bad news: Many of your hospital’s nurses are likely feeling stressed and bullied during their shifts. That can negatively affect the quality of patient care. But with a few targeted interventions, hospitals can make life much better for their nurses. 

Avoid big legal issues with nurses’ shifts, overtime

When it comes to the legal rights of nurses and other hospital staff during the work day, there are several huge pitfalls hospitals must avoid. Two recent cases demonstrate why hospitals need to be careful when scheduling nurses for overtime and making sure they’re paid properly for their work. 

2 unique stress busters to keep nurses focused, calm

To help them manage their stress, some nurses are turning to two unique methods — mindfulness and chaos theory.