Union Activity Increasing at Philadelphia area Hospitals

Four hundred sixty registered nurses at Philadelphia-based St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children voted Feb. 10 to join the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, according to a CBS Philly report. The move makes St. Christopher’s the latest Philadelphia metropolitan area hospital where workers have recently voted in favor of unionization. Nurses Hahnemann University Hospital voted Jan. 20 […]

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By On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Where in the U.S. do RNs earn the highest pay?

Registered nurses earn the highest salaries in the western region of the country, according to the Medscape Nurse Salary Report 2015.

By On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Trauma team members face risk of ‘compassion fatigue’ and burnout

Trauma team members are at risk of compassion fatigue and burnout syndrome, as supported by the new research by Gina M. Berg, PhD, MBA, of University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and colleagues. Authors identify some “stress triggers” contributing to these risks, and make recommendations to help trauma teams cope with secondary traumatic stress, reports a study in […]

By and On Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Nurses feel stressed & bullied: Here’s how to stop it

Healthcare Business & Tech — Bad news: Many of your hospital’s nurses are likely feeling stressed and bullied during their shifts. That can negatively affect the quality of patient care. But with a few targeted interventions, hospitals can make life much better for their nurses. New research shows that nurses feel less stress when they’re […]

By On Monday, December 14th, 2015

Nurse staffing and work environments affect survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest have low survival rates—but why do some hospitals achieve higher survival than others? Higher nurse staffing levels and better working conditions may be part of the answer, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

By On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Nursing community on path to transformation since IOM future of nursing report five years ago

Since the 2010 Institute of Medicine report ‘The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health’ was issued, significant progress has been made related to many of the report’s recommendations, which were geared toward helping nurses meet the heightened demand for health care and improving the nation’s increasingly complex health system, says a new report from […]

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