In this recent article from McKnight’s, executive nurses attending the NADONA conference give practical tips for those seeking job advancement. One of their key pieces of advice to nurses was to pursue additional education in their field of nursing, mentioning certification as an option. In addition to helping RNs climb the career ladder, nursing certification has been linked to fewer medical errors, and increased job satisfaction and confidence.
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Injuries, infections, behavioral incidents and family insistence often drive hospital admissions among nursing home residents, and a new study finds many of those transfers may be unavoidable.
The need for interdisciplinary cooperation is a must under the new rules. Learn more in this article from McKnight’s: https://bit.ly/30CizPp
Industry trade groups slammed changes to Nursing Home Compare that went into effect on Wednesday, concerned that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is “moving the goalposts” for providers. Read more by going to https://bit.ly/2Q6zzs5
National Skilled Nursing Care Week is May 12-18. The 2019 theme is “Live Soulfully,” which will celebrate skilled nursing centers, and their residents and staff, by showcasing how they achieve happy minds and healthy souls. Every day, skilled nursing centers assist frail, elderly, and disabled individuals in living their happiest lives. Whether it’s planting, cooking, reading or listening to music, staff at our nation’s centers pay it forward by dedicating themselves to improving quality of life for residents.
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National Nurses Day Activities
Thank the Nurses in Your Life
Nursing is known for being a “behind-the-scenes” profession. A simple “thank you for all you do” could make a nurse’s day by showing that you notice their hard work. With more than 3 million registered nurses in the USA, chances are there is at least one nurse out there who would be thrilled to be the object of your gratitude.
Give the Gift of Caffeine
Nurses often work long, thankless shifts—standing on their feet for 12 or more hours a day. For a nurse on the run, there’s nothing better than a boost of caffeine in the middle of a shift. Head over to your local clinic or hospital with copious amounts of coffee in tow, and tell the receptionist you’re there to honor the nurses for National Nurses Day.
Learn About the Woman Responsible for It All
We’ve all heard the name Florence Nightingale. But do you know what made her famous? In honor of National Nurses Day, educate yourself about this groundbreaking woman who paved the way for modern nursing. Read an article—or better yet, watch a documentary—about “The Lady with the Lamp.” Bonus points if you can recite the Florence Nightingale Pledge afterwards!
5 Facts About Famous Nurses That Prove Why Nurses Rock
A Louisiana nursing home operator is taking its residents on trips down memory lane, hoping they’ll spark them to remember their past. See the full McKnight’s article.
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New research conducted by AHCA/NCAL shows that SNFs that employ at least one American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board certified RN also, on average, performed higher on SNF VBP performance. The net result is that these SNFs get higher Medicare Part A reimbursements.
Read more at http://www.longtermcareleader.com/2019/04/344-average-snf-vbp-performance-score.html
Roughly 5000 facilities may suffer a ratings drop when CMS makes changes to the Five-Star Ratings System.
Learn more in the McKnight’s article CMS’latest 5 Star changes leaving a bad taste