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Study: Medication assistants can help nursing homes during a nurse staffing crunch

When facing a shortage of licensed nurses, certified nurse aides trained as medication assistants can be a viable alternative, according to a pilot study detailed in the Annals of Long Term Care. ... read more

Nurses are burnt out. Here's how hospitals can help

However, there are steps hospitals can take to help ease burnout ... Half of the nurses in a new CareerBuilder study said they feel “tired all the time.” Staffing isn’t expected to improve anytime ... read more

More than half of California nursing homes balk at stricter staffing rules

Having enough staff helps prevent falls, pressure sores and other problems that can land fragile seniors in the hospital. A recent Kaiser Health News investigation found that for years nursing homes ... read more

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In times of low unemployment, nursing home quality suffers

The study found that when staffing is tight during low unemployment ... delivered by nurses and nurse aides. Most nursing home residents have cognitive dysfunction or physical impairment, and require ... read more


Nursing Homes in America

This care comes mainly from two sources: registered nurses (RNs), whose education and training allow them to administer medications ... aging family member to a nursing home. What can families do when ... read more

‘Patients are getting screwed’ as Kentucky’s under-staffed nursing homes go unfixed

The nurse’s aide for that unit later told state inspectors that she had been overwhelmed trying to monitor 26 residents during ... nursing homes, most owned by for-profit corporations, housing the ... read more

‘Like a ghost town’: Erratic nursing home staffing revealed through new records

When nursing homes are short-staffed, nurses and aides scramble to deliver meals, ferry bedbound residents to the bathroom and answer calls for pain medication. Essential medical tasks such as ... read more

Nursing Home Quality May Suffer When Economy is Good

As a result, many nursing homes have a hard time hiring and retaining nurses and nurse aides. “During ... Huang is assistant professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration at GUMC’s ... read more

Nebraska and Iowa again face nursing shortage after brief reprieve during recession

“I can go anywhere in the world to work as a nurse,” he said. “It’s just such a broad field.” That’s one lure nursing school administrators hope will continue to draw new nurses into the field. After ... read more

Effects of Patient Care Unit Design and Technology on Nurse and Patient Care Technician Communication

During design ... are comparable to a nursing home (NH) study in which NHs with higher information technology sophistication had a higher incidence of communication among RNs/licensed practical nurses ... read more

When Disaster Strikes the Nursing Home

As hailstones the size of golf balls beat thunderously on the roof of the nursing home, an urgent announcement rang out from the loudspeakers. “Everyone needs to go out into the halls now,” Kaye ... read more



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