The Friday Five – Nurses Week Highlights
This past week hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices and organizations around the country celebrated and thanked the nurses who work tirelessly every day to care for their patients. Additionally, HealthcareNOW Radio made an effort to support Nurses Week as well with daily posts on our website and various episodes on the radio. Our Friday Five highlights our efforts and those of others who turned out to show appreciation for these unsung heroes.
Nurses Represent on HealthcareNOW Radio
In honor of this special week HealthcareNOW Radio made sure to include some inspiring and knowledgeable nurses as guests on a few of our favorite shows. Be sure to check out the line-up below and tune in for some great conversations.
- The Tate Chronicles – Jim Tate (@jimtate) interviews Gigi Sorenson, Chief Clinical Officer and Vice President of Operations for GlobalMed. Gigi is a RN and holds a MSN degree. She has a deep background in telehealth, telemedicine, and remote patient monitoring. The Tate Chronicles rebroadcasts at 3:30 am, 11:30 am, and 7:30 pm ET every weekday.
- The Incrementalist – Dr. Nick (@drnic1) talks to Paul Coyne, Founder of Inspiren, about bedside monitoring that can sense activities and individuals to show actual care and even potentially read data from interaction to save documentation and keep tabs on patient and interaction with caregivers. Coyne has a background in nursing. The Incrementalist rebroadcasts at 4:00 am, 12 noon, and 8:00 pm ET every weekday.
- Harlow on Healthcare – David Harlow (@healthblawg) and nurses Jeannette Ball and Dana Bensinger from CTG discuss EHR implementations as a vehicle to advance value-based care and learn about other real-world opportunities for change and improvement. Harlow on Healthcare rebroadcasts at 8:30 am, 4:30 pm and 12:30 am ET every weekday.
- Voices in Value-Based Care – Beth Houck (@bahouck) talks to Deanna Parker, RN Vice President for Emergency Services at Hardin Memorial Hospital, about a recent initiative to improve staff communication in a way that positively impacts overall patient care. Voices in Value-Based Care rebroadcasts at 5:00 am, 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET every weekday.
Always a Nurse
Not only was this past week Nurses Week, but yesterday, May 9th was Billy Joel’s 70th birthday! In honor of the piano man and nurses, Zubin Damania, MD AKA ZdoggMD, put together this moving and humorous video. Scroll through his Twitter feed or check out his videos page for more of his tributes to nurses and commentary on the latest healthcare trends and topics.
— Dr. Zubin Damania (@ZDoggMD) May 9, 2019
Role of Nurse Executives in Patient Experience
This white paper by The Beryl Institute (@BerylInstitute) explores the role of nurse leadership and the impact and influence nurse leaders can have to uncover the fundamental practices and actions which drive experience success. Published in collaboration with The Beryl Institute’s Nurse Executive Council, The Role of Nurse Executives in Patient Experience, provides three macro themes which positively impact patient experience success: elevating humanity, acting holistically by listening and engaging all individuals and acknowledging all voices.
In celebrating #NursesWeek2019 seemed a good time to share our paper: Role of #Nurse Execs in #PatientExperience. You can download the paper this week complements of @BerylInstitute: https://t.co/BAkItQgkRL & use code NURSESWEEK2019 when you checkout. #ToCareisHuman #PtExp #hcldr pic.twitter.com/hdmD5c458Q
— Jason A. Wolf (@jasonawolf) May 6, 2019
Legislation Reintroduced to Congress to Improve Patient Care, Empower Nurses During National Nurses Week
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown hosted a news conference during National Nurses Week as he joins U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky to reintroduce the Nurse Staffing Standards for Hospital Patient Safety and Quality Care Act. Brown’s bill would set minimum nurse-to-patient staffing requirements, study best practices for nurse staffing, and provide whistleblower protections to protect the right of nurses to advocate for the safety of their patients.
Interview with Ernest Grant, President of ANA
Despite being consistently ranked the most honest and ethical profession, the country is expected to hit a nursing shortage in the years to come. Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association, weighs in on Good Morning Washington.
Take a second to watch a special message from Ernest Grant, president of the American Nurses Association. https://t.co/kI6CqWWwmJ
— ANA NewYork (@newyork_ana) May 10, 2019