• More About a National Nurse

    Have you read the latest article about the National Nurse campaign in Advance for Nurses, September 15, 2008 issue? If you don’t receive this magazine, you can read the article online. Learn more about this grassroots movement. And visit the National Nurse website and blog.

  • Best Places to Work in Health Care

    Nursezone.com reports that Modern Healthcare has released its list of 100 Best Places to Work in Health Care in the U.S. Is your facility on the list? What do these places have that yours doesn’t? According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, there are some hospitals that are experiencing no shortage of nurses. One such facility is Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack NJ where they actually aren’t using registries or travel nurses to fill their staffing needs. They also don’t recruit foreign born nurses. And they have a waiting list of nurses who want to work there. On the other hand, New Jersey lists a nursing shortage of 13%.…

  • ANA Endorses Obama

    The American Nurses Association has has announced its endorsement of Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) for President in the 2008 election. The ANA has endorsed presidential candidates since 1984. The process includes inviting candidates to submit a questionnaire on nursing and health care issues and having a personal interview. ANA also considers the results of its online survey of members. Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) addressed the ANA House of Delegates in June, 2008 and spoke about the need for real change to the U.S. health care system. ANA President Rebecca M. Patton MSN, RN, CNOR, is urging nurses, who represent the largest faction of health care workers in the…

  • Never Forget 9-11-01

    Reminding all Americans to hang your flags tomorrow in honor of the thousands who were murdered on 9-11-01. God rest their souls! We shall NEVER FORGET!!!!

  • Widespread Problems with Compression Stockings

    Recently CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced the latest additions to the Never Events/Do Not Pay List. This is a growing list of complications which Medicare will no longer reimburse hospitals for. One of the items added to the list is blood clots which develop as a complication to hip and knee replacements. Nursezone.com has an important article highlighting a study published in the September 2008 issue of American Journal of Nursing. This study shows widespread (worldwide) problems with compression stockings. From improperly applying the stockings to inaccurate measurements and fitting, these stockings are not being used appropriately and therefore not helping to prevent the formation of blood…