Nursing and Telemedicine

The Evolution of Healthcare and Telemedicine As our world changes and healthcare advances in many ways, nurses are now changing and expanding their roles. Know for their innovation and flexibility, nurses are now becoming more aligned with IoT and technology. Those who have taken online training are adapting to new technology. Telemedicine offers a wide range of benefits to the patient and at the same time enables nurses to be at the forefront of technology, offering safer and more cutting edge care to their patients. The ATA or American Telemedicine Association believes that telemedicine is a fast-growing aspect of healthcare in the US. The need has never been as great as it is now to be able to offer patient care to people who may not otherwise be able to access it. Remote and rural residents, particularly in the time of COVID–require specialized care and in some cases need to be able to stay at …

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How To Attract and Retain Great Nurses

Right now, the nursing profession is suffering from a very serious shortage. There are, reportedly, 126,000 unfilled nursing positions throughout the United States. Many different approaches are being taken to address the severity of the situation. These include such things as hiring bonuses, increased contracts, foreign recruitment, financial aid for those wishing to become nurses, increased benefits and wages, and lower selection standards.   Many organizations blame the shortage as the major reason that they cannot attract nurses. However, imagine, for a moment, if nurses were so content in their profession that they encourage others to become nurses or even encouraged those with a nursing degree to come work at the hospital they themselves are working at. Unfortunately, most nurses state that they wouldn’t recommend their friends or others to join their organization. Only about 29% or nurses say that they would recommend their organization. This 29% come from hospitals where satisfaction and workplace engagement …

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Successful Healthcare Recruiting Has Changed Through Technology

Not that long ago, recruiting for healthcare didn’t require you to do much more than posting and hoping. Recruiters would list jobs and wait for any candidates to respond to the listing. Now, due to industry disruption, talent and HR leaders have been empowered to create more sophisticated recruitment processes that will attract the right candidates. It is more important than ever to find and hire the right people for your organization. Healthcare is seeing more advances in many areas that also have an impact on recruiting. These include data analytics, social media, and technology. You must also take into consideration that for the first time in history, today’s workforce actually spans across four generations! It is critical for any healthcare organization to recruit top of the line workforce. Their future effectiveness depends upon it. HealthStream conducted a recent HR Executive Survey and more than 75% of healthcare organizations believe that having an acquisition strategy …

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The Global Nursing Shortage Causative Factors

It’s no secret that there is a global nursing shortage. That shortage is being felt around the world and is adversely impacting healthcare in multiple areas. The International Council of  Nurses undertook a major initiative about 10 years ago that brought some good information to light regarding the nursing shortage as well as some solutions to it. Many of these solutions were implemented and some worked, but the issue is that new problems have arisen that are propelling the nursing shortage well into this century. It is projected that by 2020 the nursing shortage will be even more critical than it is now. Many baby boomer nurses are retiring and  others are turning to secondary careers when they find nursing no longer suits them. They are leaving the field well prior to having given any  of their experience and knowledge to the nursing students just coming on. Add to that the fact that nursing faculty …

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