Thursday, October 21, 2010

Health Care is Going Home.... No Surprise to Home Health Nurses

There's an interesting commentary in the latest New England Journal of Medicine on how the future of health care will revolve around home care for a variety of reasons. Ask any home care nurse for an opinion, and you may be surprised to know that we've been spouting this gospel for YEARS now. Nice to know that the medical community is beginning to catch on! You can find the link on my blog. 

Read more about home health care nursing.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Help New Grads Find Jobs

Helping new grads find jobs is a very important issue. The nursing shortage may have been temporarily stalled because of the downturn of the economy, but as the economy gets healthy again, and health care reform is implemented the nursing shortage has the potential to grow very rapidly.

Helping new grads find work also encourages students to choose nursing and not run scared because new grads can't find jobs.

Post your tips and job information on The Nursing Site page on Facebook.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Nurses Health Study III Needs More Nurses to Participate

The Nurses Health Study III is looking for more nurses to join in the study which began in 1976. If you are female, born in the U.S.,  and between 22 and 45 years of age (born after January 1, 1965), please consider joining this long running study. The questionnaires are available online. The first one can take about 30 minutes to complete, but the information derived from this study has been a tremendous help. I have been a member since 1976 and it takes a few minutes to fill out the forms, but it's very worthwhile in understanding and promoting health for women. 
"The Nurses’ Health Studies are among the largest and longest running investigations of factors that influence women’s health. Started in 1976 and expanded in 1989, the information provided by the 238,000 dedicated nurse-participants has led to many new insights on health and disease. While the prevention of cancer is still a primary focus, the study has also produced landmark data on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other conditions. Most importantly, these studies have shown that diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can powerfully promote better health." 
You can also find out more information about the study on the nhs3.Org FACEBOOK page. Read about the previous study results.

graphic borrowed from the FACEBOOK page

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Change of Shift Posted

Kim has posted the latest version of CHANGE OF SHIFT. Check it out. There's always a lot of nursing news and information. Thanks Kim for a great job as always!!!!

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