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The Pulse – October 2018
  • Blog |

The Pulse – October 2018

We love engaging with our nurse community, now totaling over half a million! We’re here to celebrate the work you do, recognize your pain points, and build solutions to make your life as a nurse better.
nurse recruiting
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How to Recruit the Best Nurses

The country’s demand for healthcare providers shows no signs of slowing down. But this peak demand is making it difficult for nurse managers to find the help they need on the floor. Learn how nurse managers can find and hire the best nurses around.
interprofessional care
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The Benefits of Interprofessional Care Collaboration

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.
  • Blog |

Tips for Caring for Those with Alzheimer’s

This September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a global event designed to raise awareness for dementia, how it affects patients around the world, and how individuals should care for those struggling with this disease.
nurse scheduling
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The Nurse Scheduling Problem and What to Do About It

One of the many struggles that go along with managing a nursing staff is the dreaded nurse scheduling problem. As a nurse manager, you have a lot of positions to fill at any given time, all the while juggling the concerns and demands of your administrator and your staff members.
cord blood
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What Nurses Need to Know About Cord Blood

Did you know: Cord blood or the cells found in the blood of the umbilical cord can be used to treat and develop treatments for a wide range of diseases and conditions, saving the lives of patients and advancing our understanding of medicine.
  • Blog |

Obesity Is on the Rise: What Can Nurses Do to Help?

Obesity is on the rise in the U.S., and it shows no sign of slowing down. While nurses aren’t specifically responsible for the weight of their patients, they can help patients improve their diets and eating habits to reduce the risk of obesity.
nurse whitepaper
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Nurse Recruitment & Retention: For Love or Money?

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?
  • Infographics |

Infographic: Nurse Recruitment & Retention

Unsure what to do about high turnover rates and the impending nursing shortage? Learn about the financial rewards, incentives, and workplace environments that hospitals are implementing to recruit and retain talent.
  • White Papers |

White Paper: Nurse Recruitment & Retention

Over the next 15 years one million RNs will retire, creating an enormous experience gap in the nursing field. At the same time, there are not enough experienced teachers and slots available for hands-on clinical training for students.
nurse call off
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Calling Off When You're Sick vs Going into Work to Avoid Write-Ups

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.
compassion fatigue
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Compassion Fatigue: Nurses at Risk

Nurses tend to exude a lot of compassion when they’re on the job. They have to comfort those that may be sick or injured, their family members, and deal with all kinds of difficult, emotionally complex situations.
NurseGrid Update
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Managing Your Department’s Schedule Just Got Easier

Today, we are excited to announce a big update and new features to NurseGrid Manager. With the release of our new Reassign, Split Shift, and Convert to Open Shift features, NurseGrid customers have even easier ways to manage their schedule.
prevent nurse violence
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How Nurses Can Address and Prevent Violence on the Job

Running a hospital is never easy, but nurse managers and supervisors need to do their part when it comes to protecting their nurses and colleagues. The healthcare industry has experienced a rapid uptick in violence on the job in recent years.
nurse lessons
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5 Valuable Lessons Every Nurse Must Learn on the Job

Being a nurse can be mentally and physically exhausting, especially if you’re right out of nursing school and you just landed your first job. If you’re just starting out as a nurse, use these lessons to make the best of your new position.
NurseGrid app
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7 Reasons You Should Use NurseGrid to Manage Your Schedule

For years, hospitals have used outdated schedule distribution processes, making it hard for nurses to effectively balance their work and life. Here’s how the nurses, designers, and engineers behind NurseGrid modernized processes to healthcare scheduling and staffing.
nurse compassion
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How to Announce the Death of a Patient with Compassion

Nurses aren't numb to pain every time a patient dies on their watch, but every nurse needs to learn how to cope with death. That includes having the ability to speak to the deceased’s relatives and next of kin to let them know that their loved one has died.
nurse communication
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Communicating Together

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.
at home patient
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Nursing the At-Home Patient: Special Considerations

If you’re taking care of a patient in their own home, you’ll quickly realize that things aren’t like they used to be. The predictability of the hospital is no more, and it’s up to you to deliver the best care possible in a changing environment.
healing and humor
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Healing and Humor

If we do not address the heart, help to support the spirit and coping elements of the patient, we may ‘heal’ a short term medical problem but have ignored the patients emotional resolve to have long term success.
NurseGrid Pride socks
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NurseGrid Pride

Today we are changing our logo on the NurseGrid Mobile App and across our social platforms in honor of Pride Month. Though small in terms of changes, we hope it speaks loudly to NurseGrid's support of the LGBTQ+ community and equality for all.
nurse communication
  • Blog |

It's OK to Say 'I Don't Know'

Nurses are the most trusted profession on the planet. But, one challenge that nurses sometimes face is the ability to acknowledge they need help or information before they can complete a task or provide care.
nurse soft skills
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How to Teach and Learn Soft Skills

One growing concern in the healthcare industry is a desire to help nurses find ways to connect with their patients more. When nurses connect with their patients more, the level of care rises and patients feel as if they are truly valued.
women’s health nurse practitioner
  • Blog |

How Can I Become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner?

Are you wanting to work in women's health? Women's health nurse practitioners or WHNPs perform many of the duties of a gynecologist and often provide pre and post-natal care for mothers. Here's how to start a career as a women's health nurse practitioner.
nurse manager
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5 Signs You Were Born to Be a Nurse Manager

Being a nurse manager isn’t for everyone. It’s a tough job that can feel like you’re being pulled in half a dozen different directions. As challenging as this role can be, some people thrive in this position. Here are five signs that your calling in life is to be a nurse manager.
Nurses week
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Nurses Week Celebration & Giveaway!

Nurses care for so much more than the just the primary dx, they tend to anxiety, fears, and sometimes anger(!) of all those in the room. That is why we take a whole week to celebrate nurses. And that is why we have a few ways to enter to win some awesome prizes this week.
nurse rules from 1900
  • Blog |

A List of Nurse Rules from the Early 1900s

Medical technology has improved considerably over the last 100 years, and so has the relationship between a nurse and their patient. Take a look at some of the more surprising nurse rules from the early 1900s.
nurses week
  • Blog |

Nurses Week 2018 – Enter to Win!

This year, we are honoring the ANA’s theme, of Inspire, Influence, and Innovate. We want to hear how you are inspiring your industry, influencing a colleague, or innovating in your field.
Datasheet Preview
  • Datasheets |

Datasheet: Product Overview

Download our Product Overview now to learn how Manager works and understand the impact it will have on your department and staff.
DaVita uses NurseGrid to improve staff satisfaction
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  • Case Studies |

How NurseGrid Helped DaVita Increase Staff Satisfaction

When DaVita was looking for a way to increase their staff satisfaction, they turned to NurseGrid to help create a better way for managers to fill shifts, receive opportunities, ensure coverage, and distribute schedules – all from their phone.
Free White Paper: Nurse Empowerment
  • White Papers |

White Paper: Nurse Empowerment

Exploring how empowering nurses - the largest cohort of bedside clinicians - can transform healthcare and provide return on investment for hospitals and facilities.
White Paper: Nurse Engagement
  • White Papers |

White Paper: Nurse Engagement

There are 3.1 million registered nurses practicing in the U.S.—three times the number of professionally active physicians. Despite this majority, policy decisions often lack nurse engagement, which can negatively affect patient outcomes, nursing staff turnover, and readmission rates. Learn more about how empowering nurses — and the steps needed to do so — can help your facility decrease nurse turnover, save money, and transform healthcare in our new white paper.
  • Datasheets |

Datasheet: CFO

Download and enjoy the NurseGrid Manager datasheet for CFOs.
  • Datasheets |

Datasheet: CNO

Download and enjoy the NurseGrid Manager datasheet for CNOs.
  • Datasheets |

Datasheet: IT

Download and enjoy the free NurseGrid Manager datasheet for IT teams.
7 Tips for Nurse Managers to Boost Staff Satisfaction
  • Blog |

7 Ways Nurse Managers Can Boost Staff Satisfaction

The positive effects of increased staff satisfaction in nursing units are well researched. These 7 tips will help you to increase your staff’s satisfaction, making the rest of your goals much easier to achieve.

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