Poor environment, higher patient loads linked to missed pediatric care

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing determined that pediatric nurses with poor work environments and higher patient loads are more likely to miss required care. Researchers surveyed approximately 2,187 pediatric registered nurses in 223 hospitals between 2006 and 2008. More than half of the nurses in the survey reported having …

Nurse To Serve as Acting Surgeon General

President Trump recently named Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general, according to The New York Times. Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to be appointed to the office, is also the first non-physician surgeon general. Dr. Richard Carmona, the surgeon general who served during the Bush administration, was both a physician and a …

Are You Ready for AONE’s 2017 Annual Meeting?

In just a few days, thousands of nurse leaders across the country will head to Baltimore, Maryland for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) 2017 Annual Meeting. This year’s networking event, held at the Baltimore Convention Center from March 29 – April 1, celebrates AONE’s 50th anniversary. Attendees can participate in various thought leader …

ANA New Nurse Managers Workshop: Your Roadmap to Success

Many times, nurses are promoted to the manager level with little to no previous experience in leadership roles. In some cases, nurse managers can end up feeling overwhelmed and overworked, which can trickle down to their nursing staff. So, in an effort to educate new nurse managers nationwide, the American Nurses Association is launching a …

Celebrate Nurses Week 2016!

Whether you’re a nurse yourself, you employ nurses, or both apply to you, Medical Solutions’ Nurses Week 2016 celebration will be of interest to you and a fun way to help your facility’s hardworking nurses celebrate Nurses Week 2016! Nurses should visit WeLoveOurNurses.com to join in the fun. Here’s a bit about what Medical Solutions …

Nurses Week 2016 Resource Toolkit

The American Nurses Association (ANA) provides an excellent toolkit every year for hospitals, clinics, and other organizations to help them celebrate Nurses Week. Nurses Week, May 6-12 each year, is a wonderful opportunity for facilities to recognize and celebrate the crucial role that nurses play in healthcare and everything they do to ensure great patient …

Ethics Webinar for Nurse Leaders

In keeping with the American Nurses Association’s pronouncement of 2015 as “The Year of Ethics,” the ANA is offering a webinar entitled “Ethical Challenges Facing Nursing Leaders: Your Path to Success.” The objectives for the webinar are: Outlining ethical challenges healthcare/nursing leaders face today Teaching how to “leverage the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses …

Great Blog for Nurse Managers

On the Healthcare Staffing Blog we do our best to provide helpful information for hospital administration, nurse managers, and others in healthcare at hospitals. Some of the topics we have covered include: Healthcare quality issues News and research about safe staffing levels, including information about demand for Travel Nurses Movers and shakers in the healthcare …