Mental Health Awareness Month: How Mental Health Affects Healthcare Staff

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that nurses report a higher depression rate than many other professions? Nursing is a stressful job, so it’s up to nurse leaders to take action to keep their nursing staff healthy. We understand that stress is always going to be a part of the job, especially… Read more »

Equal Opportunity Nursing – Addressing Discrimination in the Workplace

A nurse manager wears many hats but it can be a gratifying job. Just as in any other profession nursing can have it’s challenges, and without addressing it as a nurse manager, it can quickly spiral out of control. As a leader, addressing discrimination in nursing is vital to the facility. There are multiple situations… Read more »

How Internet of Things (IoT) May Make Healthcare More Reliable

Even if you don’t realize it, you are already familiar with the Internet of Things. Do you have an Alexa or Google Home in your house? There are tons of applications in the home for IoT, and now the technology is entering the workplace. In healthcare, how is the IoT making the field more reliable… Read more »

Is Your Practice Really HIPAA Compliant?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, remains one of the top priorities and governing regulations for healthcare practices in the U.S. With the advent of online record keeping, patient privacy is far more critical today than at any time in the past. But is your practice really HIPAA compliant? Here is how… Read more »

The Impact Of Poor Communication In a Medical Office and Why It’s Critical To Avoid

Everyone agrees that communication issues cause a vast number of problems in any workplace. Within a medical office, these problems can compound and result in poor patient care, which must be avoided at all times. What is the impact of poor communication, and why is it critical to address it and prevent it? Here are… Read more »

Protecting Nurses (and Patients) When Lifting

Did you know that the most significant risk to your nursing staff is back injury? While there are plenty of hazards in an average nursing job, a back injury has become the most prevalent due to the physical nature of the job. Most commonly, this is caused by lifting patients through the course of their… Read more »

Effective Management Tips for Your Nursing Staff

Improving skills is always a lifelong pursuit. If you want to become a better nurse manager, some tips can help you be more effective. These are things you can put into practice immediately before your next shift. Here are some of the ways you can become a better nurse manager for your staff tomotivate them,… Read more »

Reasons You Should Be Encouraging Your Employees to Take Vacation

There’s a big problem in today’s working culture, especially in healthcare environments. No employees feel like they can take days off. They are either worried they’ll be viewed as replaceable and let go by their employers or they have concerns about leaving the control of their work in someone else’s hands. But neither of these… Read more »

How to Build A Sense of Community Amongst Your Nurses

In any workplace, it’s important that a team have a good rapport and working relationship. But it’s imperative that nurses have a good sense of community since patient care is often reliant on the ability of your staff to work well together as a team. You can help build and foster a sense of community… Read more »

Why Strict Management Is Important in Healthcare

Are you considered a nice healthcare manager or a strict one? Do you know that these two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive? Strict doesn’t have to be defined as mean, but as a manager, you need to demonstrate authority so your team understands the importance of the work you’re doing. Why do you… Read more »