Nurses have had to advocate for themselves, their peers, and their patients since the profession was created back in the 1800s. As federal healthcare laws continue to change and evolve over time, nurses are often the ones carrying out various healthcare policies and as they treat their patients on a daily basis.
Staff scheduling in healthcare has continued to be stuck in the dark ages. The decision to switch from pen, paper, and Excel to online doesn’t have to feel like a big leap. Here are a few simple considerations for you to factor in as you look to move from scheduling on trees to scheduling on pixels.
While interprofessional care collaboration and peer review have long been the backbone of the healthcare industry, some care providers can fall out of step with their colleagues as they get set in their ways. But doctors and nurses should remember to reach out to those around them for advice and support to make sure they’re using the best treatment methods available.
In the face of these market conditions, numerous facilities are resorting to creative strategies to recruit and retain staff. Are the trending financial rewards and other incentives the best investment for hospitals looking to hire the right long-term fit or are they merely plugging holes for a costly, short-term fix?
When you’re a nurse, calling out of work comes with a lot of unintended consequences, including forcing your coworkers to pick up the slack, inhibiting a patient’s quality of care, and making your healthcare facility less efficient. But you’re a human being, and sometimes calling out of work is your best option.
While many nurses are personable and able to have conversations, some nurses really struggle. The good news is that the skill can be learned and mastered, allowing for joyful and serious communications to occur without a major event. There are a few key points to mastering the art of conversation and confrontation.