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Gap in Routine Distress Screening Among Lung or Ovarian Cancer Survivors
https://www.pulmonologyadvisor.com/home/topics/lung-cancer/gap-routine-distress-screening-lung-ovarian-cancer-treatment-risk/
Pulmonology Advisor

Sep 16th, 2022 - Although the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) has required routine screening for distress among cancer survivors since 2016, a study published in JCO Oncology Practice found a gap in routine distress screening at CoC-accredited oncology programs. Up to 50% of cancer survivors experience psychosocial distress during their cancer saga. Screening for distress provides an op...

Second California Nurse Dies by Suicide on the Job
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/98534

May 3rd, 2022 - A nurse took his own life at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center last week, marking the second apparent suicide by a nurse in a matter of months. On April 30, the nurse shot himself in the supply closet halfway through his shift in the emergency department, according to NBC Bay Area. His name has not yet been released out of concern for privacy for his family and colleagues. However, K...

Snapshot Analysis Shows 'Unprecedented' Decline in RN Workforce
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/98372

Apr 22nd, 2022 - The number of registered nurses plunged by 100,000 in 2021, representing the steepest drop in the RN workforce in 4 decades, according to a new analysis. From 2019 to 2021, the total workforce size declined by 1.8%, including a 4% drop in the number of RNs under the age of 35, a 0.5% drop in the number of those ages 35 to 49, and a 1.0% drop in the number of those over 50, reported David Auerba...

Hospitals Turn to Signing Bonuses to Lure Nurses, Survey Says
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/98328

Apr 21st, 2022 - More than half of all hospitals are improving pay packages and two in every three are offering sign-on bonuses as a means of filling nurse vacancies, according to a 2022 survey of hospital executives conducted by Avant Healthcare Professionals. Both of these represent considerable jumps from before the pandemic, when under 30% of hospitals turned to better pay packages and fewer than 40% looked...

Nurses Report Being Traumatized by Patient Care
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/98250

Apr 15th, 2022 - Three years into the pandemic, moral distress, staffing problems, and workplace violence continue to plague nurses across the country, according to results of the latest survey in a series conducted by National Nurses United (NNU). "Nurses are experiencing alarming levels of moral distress and moral injury due to the unsafe working conditions," NNU President Zenei Triunfo-Cortez, RN, said in a ...

Overhaul at CDC? Nurses Quit After Vaught Verdict; 99% of World Breathes Poor Air
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/98040

Apr 5th, 2022 - Note that some links may require registration or subscription. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, announced plans to revamp the agency following harsh criticism about its pandemic response. (Washington Post) Senators unveiled a $10 billion COVID-19 aid package that will only provide funds for domestic vaccination, testing, and treatment, after legislators cut $5 billion in global aid. (New Yor...

Indiana Nursing Board Must Allow Use of Opioid Treatment Meds, DOJ Says
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/97972

Mar 31st, 2022 - The Indiana State Board of Nursing violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by not allowing a nurse taking medications for opioid use disorder (OUD) to participate in the Indiana State Nursing Assistance Program (ISNAP), the Department of Justice (DOJ) concluded following an investigation. Specifically, the DOJ found that "the Nursing Board discriminated against Complainant in violati...

Experts Weigh Strategies to Keep Nurses From Exiting Workforce
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/97716

Mar 17th, 2022 - How can hospitals hold on to nurses, bring new ones into the fold, and fend off extreme staffing shortages? From more positive images of nurses to more flexible roles, industry experts explored a range of solutions to addressing nursing shortages during an online panel discussion, which was hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center and sponsored by the Federation of American Hospitals. 'Steep Drop...

Diversify Workforce, Fund NP Residencies, Experts Urge During HELP Hearing
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hospitalbasedmedicine/workforce/97161

Feb 11th, 2022 - Experts offered their recommendations for shoring up the healthcare sector during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) subcommittee hearing on Thursday. Recommendations included expanding and diversifying the healthcare workforce and investing in nurse practitioner (NP) residencies. One witness suggested scrapping COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The Association of American Medical C...

CDC Proposes New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
https://www.medpagetoday.com/painmanagement/opioids/97133

Feb 10th, 2022 - New draft guidelines for primary care and other clinicians proposed by the CDC Thursday no longer promote hard thresholds on opioid prescribing. The draft guidance for acute, subacute, and chronic pain is part of a proposed update to the controversial 2016 CDC opioid guideline for chronic pain. The 2016 guideline was interpreted as setting medication dose and duration limits and was misapplied ...

Mental Health Problems in Nursing Aren't New
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/97070

Feb 8th, 2022 - In this video, Amanda Choflet, DNP, RN, of San Diego State University School of Nursing, discusses her recent research into antecedent variables of nurses who died by suicide before the pandemic and the role that healthcare culture plays in mental health. The following is a transcript of her remarks: We know that the pandemic is having a dramatic impact on the psychological burden of nurses ove...

Next-Gen Nursing Students Committed to Career Path Despite Pandemic
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/96964

Feb 1st, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't necessarily dampened nursing students' interest in the profession, according to results of a small survey. Among 161 respondents, 14.3% indicated that the pandemic led to a reduced interest in a nursing career while 54.4% affirmed their interest in becoming a nurse, reported Meredith Kells, PhD, RN, CPNP, of the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences...

Prescription Drug Misuse High Among Nurses During Pandemic
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/96886

Jan 27th, 2022 - Rates of prescription drug misuse among nurses were nearly double that of the general population, though their overall drug misuse was lower, according to results from a survey study that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rate of misuse of prescription drugs by nurses was 9.9% compared with 5.9% for the general population, while the rates of misuse of both illicit and prescription dr...

Hospitals Press Congress for More $$ to Address Staffing Shortages
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hospitalbasedmedicine/workforce/96862

Jan 25th, 2022 - The American Hospital Association (AHA) is calling on Congress to provide additional funding to help manage workforce shortages and respond to rising costs of labor and equipment. In a letter sent last week, the AHA pressed Congress to "immediately distribute" leftover dollars in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), and asked for an additional $25 billion in funding. "As part of negotiations surroun...

Nursing Groups Concerned Over CDC’s Shortened Quarantine Guidance
https://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com/practice-management/nursing-groups-concerned-over-cdcs-shortened-quarantine-guidance/
Clinical Pain Advisor

Jan 18th, 2022 - The American Nurses Association (ANA) and National Nurses United (NNU) expressed concerns over the shortened return-to-work isolation and quarantine guidance for health care workers infected with or exposed to COVID-19 issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on December 23, 2021. In general, health care workers who have received all recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses a...

New Nurse Data Confirm Falling Employment, Higher Wages
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/96642

Jan 12th, 2022 - Researchers now have data to confirm a tightening labor market for nurses, following months of anecdotal reports of hospitals and other healthcare facilities struggling to staff beds. Comparing two five-quarter periods, one prior to the pandemic (October 2018-December 2019) and the other during it (April 2020 to June 2021), revealed lower employment across the nursing field overall, with a 10% ...

From Healthcare to CB Handles: Nurses Shift Gears Into Trucking
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/96592

Jan 10th, 2022 - Around one in five healthcare workers left medicine during the pandemic -- nearly half a million since February 2020, according to federal data. But even pre-pandemic, some healthcare providers were scouting for other career options. MedPage Today spoke with three nurses who, in an unusual twist, chose to chart their own courses as entrepreneurs, managers, and truck drivers in the transportatio...

'Pending Wave' of Nurse Substance Use Problems?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/96449

Dec 30th, 2021 - Amidst the pandemic's second wave in the fall of 2020, Tiffany Swedeen, RN, a nurse in recovery from substance use disorder, was struggling. Working at an intensive care unit near Seattle for the better part of 16 years, she was used to caring for the sickest of the sick and feeling confident in her skills and abilities. Suddenly though, "I didn't anymore," Swedeen said. Pandemic protocols chan...

How to Help Nurses With Substance Use Problems Get Help
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/96453

Dec 30th, 2021 - As part of an investigation into substance use among nurses amid the pandemic, MedPage Today asked experts and peer support advocates how to identify a nurse who might be struggling with alcohol or drugs and how best to help connect them to care. Deborah Koivula, RN, BSN, CARN, the Eastern Regional Coordinator for the Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN) program in New York, said there a...

How to Help Nurses With Substance Use Problems Get Help
https://www.medpagetoday.com/nursing/nursing/96453?trw=no

Dec 30th, 2021 - As part of an investigation into substance use among nurses amid the pandemic, MedPage Today asked experts and peer support advocates how to identify a nurse who might be struggling with alcohol or drugs and how best to help connect them to care. Deborah Koivula, RN, BSN, CARN, the Eastern Regional Coordinator for the Statewide Peer Assistance for Nurses (SPAN) program in New York, said there a...