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The Doctor Shortage and Nurses’ Role in Filling the Gaps by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted Thu 18 Oct 2012 12:00am By Kathryn Norcutt Doctor shortage could be intensified by the Affordable Care Act Despite how one may feel about the Affordable Care Act, it is going to change the face of American medicine forever. For better or for worse, once it is up and running in 2014 an estimated 30 million newly insured people will have access to the health car ... Read on »
Charge nurse role: a hate/hate relationship by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Tue 08 Feb 2011 5:48pm Ok, so my charge nurse orientation? Might as well have just never had orientation. Day #1 of 2 for orientation and I was pretty much running solo the whole shift as charge (and having a patient assignment too). You know what? I don't like being in charge. I like being "just" a staff nurse, with an assignment, and taking care of my patients ... Read on »
How Nursing Has A Role On Poverty by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 06 Nov 2008 9:44pm Together with thousands of other blogs, BabyNursingBlog is participating in the Blog Action Day 2008. This year’s goal is to raise awareness and generate discussion on poverty, so that’s exactly what we’ll do. Poverty is a huge concern in our own country as well as the world. As the economy continues to be in a horrible state right now, more a ... Read on »
Guest Post: CareFirst Insurer Expands Role of Nurse Practitioners, IOM Recommends Same by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 10 Nov 2010 5:22pm CareFirst Insurer Expands Role of Nurse Practitioners, IOM Recommends Same Last week, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, an insurer in Baltimore, Maryland, announced that it would enable nurse practitioners to serve as primary-care providers in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the D.C. area. In response to both t ... Read on »
Appreciation Weeks Highlight Role of Nurse Educators by lcs32 Posted Mon 06 May 2013 10:00am This year, May 6-12 honors two professions that impact Americans across the lifespan. Through National Nurses Week and National Teacher Appreciation Week, we are especially encouraged to thank those who have educated and cared for us. This week provides a unique opportunity to celebrate those who practice a blend of these professions: nur ... Read on »
CCMC Presents Testimony on Role of Nurse Care Managers by Victoria Powell Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 7:55pm Sam Albrecht, Executive Director of the Commission for Case Manager Certification, presented testimony on December 3 on the important role nurse case/care managers play today and in the future of health care system.  All case managers should review this paper which documents the current and future role case managers have in ensuring consumers of ... Read on »
IOM Report Examines Role of Nursing in US Health Care System by lcs32 Posted Mon 18 Apr 2011 12:00am A report released last fall by the Institute of Medicine highlights growing opportunities for nurses in the country’s health care system.  As the largest segment of the health care workforce, nu ... Read on »
Future key Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Sun 28 Oct 2012 12:00am I have come to believe that nurse practitioners (NPs) will function, even more than today, as key players in the delivery of primary health services (see: A Solution to the PCP Shortage: Nurse Practitioners ). My prediction is based on the following facts: (1) ever more training is increasingly the choice for most young physicians be ... Read on »
The Role of the Nurse Life Care Planner by Victoria Powell Posted Mon 22 Feb 2010 12:00am A critical aspect of any catastrophic injury lawsuit involves the determination of the injured party’s future medical care. The life care plan is a tool that is written by a professional and often used to specifically identify all of the future care (medical and non-medical) needs of the injured party. The life care plan addresses the costs an ... Read on »
States Look to Expand Role of Nurse Practitioners by Todd R. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Apr 2010 8:36am As if physicians didn't already have enough to worry about, it appears that many states are now contemplating expanding the scope of practice of nurse practitioners.  According to recent AP article , at least 28 states are looking at expanding the scope of services nurse practitioners can provide as a means of addressing the looming shortage of ... Read on »