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May 15, 2015
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Team-based care puts focus on nurse certification
Nurses with additional certifications are taking the lead as the team-based care model seeks to improve patient care and reduce readmissions. "When the patients are presented to us, we look at them as a total picture, manage them, set the plan for the day and adjust it as needed," said multidisciplinary team member Pam Bolton of the ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer (tiered subscription model) (5/8)
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Hospitals hire as total health care jobs surpass 15M in U.S.
Hospital employment grew by 11,800 in April, up 1.8% from a year ago, and health care was the nation's second-fastest-growing job sector, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care employers added 45,000 jobs in April, pushing total employment for the sector past 15 million. HealthLeaders Media (5/11), Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model) (5/8)
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Adults seeking a second career have made accelerated-degree programs one of the fastest-growing aspects of nurse education, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. There are 293 of the programs, up from 31 in 1990. The Cincinnati Enquirer (tiered subscription model) (5/8)
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While traditional learning emphasizes separate education for health professionals, Dr. Dhruv Khullar suggests that more collaborative learning could improve patient care. In a New York Times Well blog post, Khullar writes that "team-based care forms the foundation of novel payment models and a higher-value health care system -- and the training of new health professionals must reflect the evolving practice environment in which they find themselves." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (4/30)
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Calif. Senate passes NP practice bill
The California Senate last week approved a bill that would enable nurse practitioners to practice without supervision of physicians. The legislation advanced by a 25-5 vote. American City Business Journals/Sacramento, Calif. (5/11)
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Program for nurse visits to new mothers is extended
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program was reauthorized by Congress in April with two-year funding of $800,000 to support evidence-based home visits by nurses for low-income, first-time mothers. Through the Nurse-Family Partnership, registered nurse Ashley Bradley has visited Symphonie Dawson, who lives near Dallas, when Dawson was pregnant. "Ashley's always been such a great help. Whenever I have a question like what he should be doing at this age, she has the answers," Dawson said. National Public Radio/Kaiser Health News (5/14)
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