Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Nurse - Family Relationship

Healthcare providers are improving delivery thru the use of mobile treatment initiatives. Nurse practitioners, for example, are used to diagnose and delivery healthcare options to an aging population. The role of the family also increases as healthcare providers come closer to home. Community involvement and recognition aid in healthcare delivery for low-income mothers. Programs that refer low income mother's to long term healthcare providers increases overall healthcare and quality of life reducing child abuse/neglect, smoking and increasing employment for clients. The cost savings to the healthcare system in the longrun also make such programs more appealing.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

National Nurses Week Infographic!

Courtesy of MyNursingUniforms & Dickies Scrubs.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

It could be worse....

Nursing as a profession is generally recession proof. Yes, in a privatized healthcare system less money means less people going to the hospital.....Hospitals make less money and have to layoff nurses/workers.

But, you could be working in Kenya where 25000 were laid off this past week....I bet they weren't even making a worthy wage to start.....

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Longterm Health for Short Term $

Any of your kids have access to a school nurse? Not only does a school nurse help with minor maladies, he or she will also play a crucial role in educating little ones. Ranging from nutrition to basic personal healthcare, the long term benefits of a well informed young person will ultimately save the system money down the road. The problem is, how do you convince everyone that the cost of a school nurse is worth the money, especially in tough economic times? Few people even consider simple elements of their lives like nutrition (obesity epidemic anyone?) let alone the importance of healthcare education. The benefits far outweigh the collective cost, but sadly we'll be seeing even more school nurses cut in ensuing years.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Xmas Bonus! How much do you get for overtime?

3X the amount? If you have a nice government job as a nurse as say, a prison, and you cash in tons of overtime, you're slated to make tons of cash. This woman made 1/4 of a million a year. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-16/million-dollar-nurses-show-california-s-struggle-to-reduce-payroll-costs.html What do you get for overtime? The usual? How should State's treat overtime pay for their employees? Yes, we all should get fairly compensated for our worktime, but at the end of the day taxpayers are shelling out big money, that's you and me. When we're in a deficit situation that cash is harder to come by. Solution?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Value of the School Nurse

There was a time when nurses and healthcare providers were active participants in our everyday lives. You could access healthcare in a variety of places, and school was one of them. The benefit was not only improve quality of life, but also a reduction in the overall cost of the healthcare system as fewer individuals accessed health services unnecessarily, and still more had improved education for various health topics.

Although the school nurse is still around, the number of students under one nurse has ballooned. Budget cuts force some nurses to have over 15000 students under their care.

Some parents even make decisions of which school to send their child based on healthcare provision. Do you?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Health Ideas rewarded by Obama Administration

The Obama administration has $1 billion of federal funds earmarked from last year's health reform law that will go toward innovation programs designed to boost jobs and improve patient care.

Have any ideas?

The administration will award grants in March 2012 to people who come up with the best ideas to lift care and save money for those enrolled in the federal healthcare programs Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. THe money is coming from the Affordable Care Act slated to fund a new CMS Innovation Center.

To get a grant, projects must start within six months and the program will concentrate on those ideas that spur the most hiring and workforce training.