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CNOs on Preventing Burnout and Other Thoughts

In early 2018, Modern Healthcare convened a roundtable of leading Chief Nursing Officers to discuss challenges nurses face today, the ways in which the role of nurses has changed in the value-based care environment and other issues. Here we present some of the key takeaways from that roundtable, along with our own insights. 1. Preventing […]

Recognizing the Signs of PTSD in ED Nurses

Many people don’t realize the role of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the medical field. It’s estimated that one in ten emergency workers have some form of PTSD, which is much higher than the PTSD rate in the general population. One reason nurses might be so stricken with PTSD is because of the difficult things […]

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: How Nurses Can Help

A new opioid epidemic is overtaking the nation, claiming thousands of lives in its wake. Many blame an overabundance of prescription painkillers for this sudden spike in opioid addiction. Instead of trying to diagnose nonspecific pain, doctors instead are just writing a prescription to help the patient feel better. In the process, the patient ends […]

Nurse Leaders: Balancing Patient Care and Staff Management

ShiftWizard Staff Scheduling Solution

As a healthcare provider, the patient should always come first. However, that doesn’t mean you should neglect the needs of your nursing staff. In fact, evidence shows that poor staff management by nursing leaders can lead to disastrous errors on the job. In order to prevent these errors and improve patient care, it’s the job […]