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  • Workplace violence legislation moves forward

    Workplace violence against healthcare workers is an issue that's getting well-deserved attention. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports 50% of workplace assault victims are employed in the healthcare industry, and between 2002 to 2013, serious workplace violence incidents were four times more likely to occur to a healthcare worker compared to all other workers in the United States.

  • Nurse-led program improves care of older adults

    Healthcare organizations hoping to improve care of older adults may benefit from participation in the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program. A recent analysis of the program found it improves older adult care, including fall prevention, patient safety and quality of care, reduction of potentially inappropriate medications, and support of healthcare providers to care for patients with dementia.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    In observance of Thanksgiving, Nurse Leader Insider will not be published on Thursday, November 28. The next edition will go out Thursday, December 5.
     

  • Chief nursing officers: 3 tactics to solve healthcare industry challenges

    Three CNOs share how they've successfully tackled common healthcare problems in nursing such as optimizing technology, developing nurse management, and retaining bedside staff.
     

  • Study: Nearly half of healthcare workers not getting enough sleep

    A new study found that a growing number of Americans are getting less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night, especially healthcare workers.

  • JustCoding’s Drug Administration Capture and Audit Tool

    JustCoding's Drug Administration Capture and Audit Tool provides multiple critical tools for nurses, providers, and drug administration staff. It includes an easy-to-follow pocket card reference that will help coding staff report the most accurate CPT codes per the drug administration hierarchy. The back of the pocket card includes a list of nursing interventions and procedures that are separately identifiable. Having this information immediately available will let coders and billers quickly determine when to count these interventions as separate procedures.

    In addition to the pocket card, this resource includes an electronic downloadable component that will allow providers to set up an IV medical administration record (MAR) within an EMR. Staff will be able to quickly and efficiently pull medications from the discharge MAR with start and stop times, as well as the route of administration. This tool will allow billing or auditing staff to instantly generate reports when looking for justification for administering and charging a certain drug (e.g., chemotherapy). The download includes an Excel workbook that details a work plan for implementing the tool, along with sample logic, reports, and easy-to-understand instructions.

    Click here for more information or place your order!

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  • Webinar: Build Nurse Engagement Through Coaching and Mentoring

    December 19, 2018
    1:00-2:30 pm EST

    Studies show only 30% of your nurses are actively engaged, which can negatively impact patient satisfaction, safety, and nurse turnover. Join us on December 19 at 1 p.m. to discover how to engage the rest of your staff.

    Don’t miss the chance to improve nurse satisfaction, increase your nursing staff’s commitment to the organization, and raise the level of patient care.

    Visit www.hcmarketplace.com for more information.