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    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    National League for Nursing (NLN) Statement on Ebola and Nursing Education

    While the world is understandably focused on the appropriate protocols and protective gear for health care workers, the critical role of nursing education must also be considered. The National League for Nursing endorses the need to co-create partnerships between academic and clinical practice to strengthen the educational foundation for providing safe, effective quality care.

    Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 17, 2014:  News that two nurses in Dallas have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus highlights the need to prepare a nurse workforce with the skills and competency to meet unforeseen challenges and emergencies here in the US and across the globe. While the world is understandably focused on the appropriate protocols and protective gear for health care workers, the critical role of nursing education must also be considered.

    As the premier membership association for nurse educators and schools of nursing, the National League for Nursing endorses the need to co-create partnerships between academic and clinical practice to strengthen the educational foundation for providing safe, effective quality care.
    Nursing education can assist through the following: 
    • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), a movement designed to elevate standards of asepsis, medication administration, and team-based care (inter-professional collaboration), incorporates infection control throughout the curricula in schools of nursing.
    • Disaster preparedness instruction must become more widespread within schools of nursing; those that do offer courses have become adept at holding campus-wide drills for responding to natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes.


    • Simulation, used extensively in nursing education, is a useful tool in preparing nursing school students/graduates to work with patients with unique health conditions. Through simulation, faculty can create “just-in-time scenarios” that integrate national standards of care, for example, quality and safety and infection control protocols.    
    Said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, “We have trust in our nurses. Education, preparation, and equipment prepare nurses for the challenges we face but do not eliminate the risk. The nurses in Texas and Madrid and those in West Africa are our heroes.”

    Editors/Reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact Karen R. Klestzick, chief communications officer at the NLN, at 202-909-2483.

    Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

    Tuesday, October 07, 2014

    Nursing From Within by Elizabeth Scala

    I’ve been a nurse for over 20 years, and I thought that I knew everything about empowering myself as a nurse, and of course, everything about empowering myself as a traveling nurse.  

    Though I thought that I had it all figured out, Elizabeth brought forth several ideas that I didn’t even come close to thinking of!  Some of these concepts include:
    ·         She has been in the trenches and knows that all that you learned in nursing school really isn’t really how it is like in the real world of nursing.
    ·        Elizabeth brings the world of technology into nursing, and asks the question of are we taking care of patients or are we trying to figure out what to chart in the computer.
    ·         She illustrates how you, the nurse can make a change in a patient’s life, the unit’s health8, and the hospital’s prosperity.
    ·         Elizabeth teaches you how to use your critical thinking skills as a copying mechanism for everyday nursing projects and problems.
    ·         She expresses the importance of team work on a nursing floor, and how we should cover each other instead of blaming each other for things that don’t get done.
    ·         Elizabeth brings up the point of living in the moment and taking control of your nursing career.
    ·         She teaches us on how to let go of the simple things.  As my mother has always told me, “Pick Your Battles.”
    ·         Elizabeth teaches you that you are human and you make mistakes, but you have to live and let go, related to the fact that no one is perfect.
    ·         She teaches you to learn from your experiences.  Good or bad, something can be learned from every shift, and if you’re a travel nurse, every assignment!
    ·         Elizabeth provides you the roadmap for getting back to your nursing desires, your true heart’s  desires, which come from within.
    ·         She teaches you that before you can really put 100% into your patient’s, you must put 100% into yourself!


    If you want to be a mediocre nurse then go ahead and by pass this book ,but if you want to strengthen your inner aspects of quality nursing, this book is a must to purchase!  You can purchase it through Amazon HERE.

    Tuesday, September 02, 2014

    New book Highlights Compassion as Life’s True Remedy

    Practicing nurse, Irene Fulmer, reflects on the transformational powers of nursing

    New York, NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2014:  In today’s society, it appears there is a medication for everything. However, those who work with the sick know the impact daily love, patience and hard work has on healing.

    In her new book, “Transform Your Soul: Reflections of a Nurse on Compassion, Healing, and Divine Power,” author and practicing nurse Irene Fulmer shares her personal experiences as a nurse and the transformational powers that accompanied her career.

    Throughout her book Fulmer opens the window to what often goes unseen by honoring nurses for their caring message they bring to the sick and dying daily.

    “Nurses are the hands that touch and the voices that bring the message of caring to the sick and dying,” said Fulmer. “They are the key to every kind of healing, for compassion is the true healer within each of us.”

    Through numerous inspirational stories readers will be compelled to follow these nurses’ examples and embrace the healing power of compassion in their own lives.

    “Transform Your Soul: Reflections of a Nurse on Compassion, Healing, and Divine Power” 
    By: Irene Fulmer 
    ISBN: 978-1491716700 
    Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iUniverse online bookstores

    About the author:  Irene Fulmer is a registered nurse as well as the developer of the Complementary Integrative Medicine Program at the North Shore Hospital in Plainview, New York. Fulmer resides on Long Island where she enjoys spending time with her son, daughter and four grandchildren.

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Soliant Names 2014 Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.

    Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014:  Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group, is proud to name McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah as the Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. of 2014.
    For the sixth year in a row, Soliant Health turned to hospital staff, patients, and supporters for help in choosing the top 20 hospitals worthy of “Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S.” distinction. Winners rested entirely on the hands of voters, with no outside influence, like it did for the first time in 2013.
    Soliant Health received a record-breaking 250,000 votes this year, more than double the number of votes it received in 2014. In the end, McKay-Dee Hospital took the top honor with its breathtaking views of the Wasatach Mountain range, strategic use of a parallel-corridor system, and patient rooms large enough to comfortably accommodate families and friends.
    “McKay-Dee Hospital is excited to be named the most beautiful hospital in America. At Intermountain Healthcare, we strive every day to provide a healing environment to our patients, not only within our facilities, but also in the hearts and minds of all of our team members, from caregivers and planners to environmental services and support teams,” said Timothy Pehrson, Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital CEO and Regional Vice President. “We have found that beauty is just as important in the smile of a nurse and the comforting voice of a doctor as it is within the walls and the grounds of the hospital itself.”
    McKay-Dee Hospital’s strategic and impressive use of a parallel-corridor system goes beyond promoting efficiency in its spaces. The size and position of the building were designed to enhance views of the beautiful Wasatach Range and surrounding valleys. The corridor itself boasts an airy and public thoroughfare with many windows looking out onto the gardens. Furthermore, this system makes it easier for physicians, nurses, and other caregivers to quickly move equipment and supplies to their patients. Intermountain’s McKay-Dee Hospital was truly designed from the ground up with the patient in mind.
    “In our sixth year of exploring the effects that beautiful hospitals have on the type of care they provide, we grow more and more convinced that happy hospitals make happy patients,” said David Alexander, president of Soliant Health. “With Mc-Kay Dee Hospital, we saw this correlation come to life once again, this time with an astonishing 30,000 votes serving as a testament.”
    McKay-Dee Hospital has made it into Soliant’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. twice before, taking the #9 spot in 2013 and the #11 spot in 2011. All top 20 hospitals garnered an incredible amount of support from supporters who voted tirelessly during the competition’s almost two-month long process. The remaining Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. of 2014, each with their own honor-worthy characteristics, are as follows:
    2    Gulf Coast Medical Center
    3    Witham Health Services
    4    Huntsman Cancer Institute
    5    Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
    6    Doctors Memorial Hospital
    7    St. Lukes Hospital at the Vintage
    8    CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
    9    Central Harnett Hospital
    10    Summit Pacific Medical Center
    11    Dixie Regional Medical Center
    12    Palomar Medical Center
    13    Intermountain Medical Center
    14    Forest Park Medical Center
    15    Heritage Valley Beaver
    16    Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
    17    Einstein Medical Center
    18    Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
    19    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    20    North Valley Health Center
    To read more about Soliant Health’s Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S., please visit:http://blog.soliant.com/most-beautiful-hospitals/2014/.
    To learn more about Soliant Health, please visit http://www.soliant.com.
    About Soliant Health:  Soliant Health, an Adecco Group company, is a leading provider of specialized healthcare staffing services to hospitals and healthcare providers. By supplying traveling healthcare professionals on both temporary and direct hire assignments, Soliant Health delivers comprehensive healthcare staffing services to leading facilities across the United States. Soliant's teams of professionals are qualified to fill physician, nursing, therapy, pharmacy, clinical research, imaging, and other healthcare positions.

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Travel Nurse across America Sending Nurses to Africa on a Mission of Mercy

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May, 2014) – As part of its ongoing philanthropic activities, Travel Nurse across America (TNAA) is partnering with Mercy Ships by sponsoring four nurses to volunteer on a healthcare delivery mission in Africa. Mercy Ships, a global charity organization, uses ships – floating hospitals – to provide free surgery and dental care in impoverished countries. Mercy Ships has been in operation since 1978. The nurses sponsored by TNAA will work for eight weeks each, starting late this summer, on the African Mercy ship that will be docked in Cotonou, Benin.

    “We are honored to be able to sponsor registered nurses to help provide care for some of the neediest people in the world,” said Gene Scott, President and CEO of Travel Nurse across American. “Mercy Ship’s values – faith, compassion, integrity, and quality – are  consistent with those of our company. Many of our traveling nurses already do volunteer work. Some have expressed a desire to do mission trips, but out-of-pocket costs are significant. We’re happy to be able to provide these sponsorships,” said Scott.

    Travel nurse Across America is accepting applications for these assignments now. Nurses who are selected will have all of their costs covered for eight-week assignments that will be available from August 2014 through May 2015. Mercy Ships needs nurses who specialize in pediatrics, intensive care, and surgery. Eligibility information is available on the TNAA website (http://www.nurse.tv). Among other requirements, nurses will be asked to keep an online journal or blog and share photos to document their trip and experience. “These assignments have the potential to change lives, both of the nurses and the patients they’ll be caring for,” said Scott.

    About Travel Nurse across America:  Travel Nurse across America places travel nurse professionals on multi-week assignments in healthcare facilities in all 50 states. Travel Nurse across America was recently named the 2014 Arkansas Business of the Year by Arkansas Business Publishing group, was awarded the HCSS Certification with Distinction by The Joint Commission and is a founding member of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO). For more information on Travel Nurse across America visit www.nurse.tv

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    Tafford Uniforms Launches New Line of Affordable, Ultra-Comfortable Nursing Scrubs with Unique Stretch Material

    Introducing Tafford Essentials Stretch Collection

    Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 24, 2014:  Since 1986, Tafford has strived to change the way medical professionals think about nursing uniforms and scrubs. The right mix of function and fashion results in professional grade scrubs with modern styling, comfortable fabrics and stunning designs and colors. This month, Tafford continues the tradition of high quality nursing scrubs by introducing their new Tafford Essentials Stretch Collection. These scrubs are constructed with an amazing stretch fabric (57% Cotton/ 41% Polyester/ 2% Spandex) that allows medical professionals the freedom to move with ease, while giving them the comfort they deserve.

    Medical professionals have trusted Tafford quality for years, and their new Essentials Stretch collection is an update to the classic scrub – The difference is in the fit. They are made from an ultra soft, brushed twill fabric that is a durable medium weight. Why twill? Twill is a more durable weave and has a better drape than traditional plain weaves. It has a subtle texture on the face side of the fabric making it more interesting and attractive. The scrub pants offer more pockets and fashionable seam details, while the scrub tops have a variety of necklines with both feminine and sporty styling. This stretch fabric provides a more flattering shape while still maintaining the same level of comfort professionals have come to expect with the Tafford Essentials collection.

    The Essentials Stretch collection will be introduced with eight colors: black, white, royal, indigo, greystone, ceil, posh pink, and coastal surf. Scarlet and purple will follow shortly. They are washer and dryer-safe and cover sizes X-Small to 4X.

    Tafford Uniforms is a web-based retailer headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, selling nursing uniforms and accessories directly to healthcare professionals at http://www.tafford.com. Tafford specializes in carrying a unique blend of Tafford branded scrub products along with other popular medical uniform brands including Cherokee, Dickies, Landau, Peaches, Barco, Koi, White Swan and WonderWink. Tafford Uniforms is committed to providing thousands of medical professionals with a wide selection, style, quality, value, fast shipping, and dedication to customer service.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014

    Supplemental Health Care's Travel Nursing Division and Local Nursing Office Named "Best Place to Work" by Buffalo Business First

    Healthcare Staffing Agency Joins Acclaimed List of Top Local Companies

    Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2014:  Supplemental Health Care, a leading healthcare workforce solutions company, today announced its Travel Nursing division and local nursing office based in Buffalo, N.Y. was named the “Best Place to Work” in the medium-sized company category by Buffalo Business First, a leading business publication in the region. The prestigious honor was presented to Supplemental Health Care during the newspaper’s 10th annual Best Places to Work 2014 luncheon earlier this week.

    The “Best Places to Work” competition was facilitated by Quantum Workplace utilizing employee engagement surveys that assess workplace dynamics across multiple categories including job satisfaction, corporate culture and professional development. More than 96 percent of Supplemental Health Care’s Buffalo-based office employees participated in the voluntary survey.

    With an overall Employee Opinion Survey score of 94.31, the responses exceeded the average score of 86.18 for other competitors, helping Supplemental Health Care land the top spot in the medium-sized company category.

    “This is a rewarding accomplishment for the Travel Nursing Division, our local Buffalo Nursing office and the entire Supplemental Health Care family,” said Cheryl Wilhelm, president of Travel Nursing. “Our workplace culture, as exemplified in our company-wide core values, motivates our office employees to achieve excellence in our daily operations with inspiring energy and enthusiasm. We are delighted to secure this recognition due to our dedicated associates that proudly champion quality patient care and positive healthcare outcomes every day.”

    Supplemental Health Care’s Travel Nursing and local Buffalo Nursing teams include 96 office employees and 650 nursing professionals. In 2013, the team successfully placed 5,000 field talent throughout Buffalo and the entire United States.

    Founded in 1984, Supplemental Health Care provides healthcare organizations better access to skilled healthcare professionals including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, physicians and physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and speech language pathologists, among others. Currently, the company maintains an extensive geographic footprint as it operates more than 55 local offices in major U.S. markets and four national divisions – Travel Nursing, Travel Allied, Supplemental Physicians and Advanced Practice.

    Through its portfolio of business solutions such Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Service Provider, and Contingent Staffing, Supplemental Health Care develops custom workforce strategies that support a variety of medical organizations such as hospitals, outpatient and rehab facilities, adult day centers, government facilities, schools and home health.

    The “Best Places to Work” honorees will be showcased in the Buffalo Business First in the publication’s March 21 edition. For more information about Supplemental Health Care, visit http://www.SupplementalHealthCare.com.

    About Supplemental Health Care:  Since its inception in 1984, Supplemental Health Care has served as a comprehensive workforce solutions provider that delivers customized strategies to address staffing challenges faced by healthcare organizations nationwide. Leveraging a selection of business solutions such as Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services, PRN Pool Management and Contingent Staffing, Supplemental Health Care utilizes its deep staffing expertise to deliver wide ranging and creative workforce strategies that afford organizations better access to skilled clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals.

    Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Supplemental Health Care’s maintains an extensive local office network of more than 58 offices in major U.S. markets and four fully-integrated national divisions: Travel Nursing, Travel Therapy, Supplemental Physicians and Advanced Practice. Visit http://www.SupplementalHealthCare.com to learn more.