Nurses are under a lot of stress these days and coming down from a long, tension-filled shift can be difficult. But nothing is as stressful as dealing with a complaint that affects your record, reputation or license status. These two articles are particularly germane in today's fast-paced health care world. But, this issue of Nursing Tidbits closes with an article on the topic that we can all agree is important-patients!
We are happy to announce that the intended layoffs in the Illinois Department of Corrections have been stopped! On May 22nd, the Illinois Nurses Association and the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), as well as CMS, reached an agreement stopping the additional subcontracting that would have resulted in the layoff of 126 Corrections Nurses. Clickhere to see the Memorandum of Agreement.
This month's Nursing Tidbits brings you three new articles designed to help you with your career: --How to maintain better work focus --How to create your nursing dream team --What do you need to know about the IDFPR I hope you'll find these tidbits informative and meaningful and if you have any recommendations for topics you'd like me to cover, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make the call to stop pension cuts Call your state representative TODAY to urge a NO vote on SB 16, HB 4027, HB 4045 or any other bill that cuts the pensions of public employees. Dial 888-412-6570 or Click to Call.
Spring is finally here in Illinois and and with it comes a need to refresh--from our gardens and wardrobes to our professional information. This month's collection of articles for Nursing Tidbits takes you through a myriad of topics, from easing workplace conflict to a reminder of the signs and symptoms of stroke.
Come out and let your voices be heard! Join us for a picket/rally Thursday, March 30th, 5PM, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue to tell Gov. Rauner: "Do Your Job!". Bruce Rauner is coming to Chicago for a big-money fundraiser! Join the picket and rally outside the Hilton Hotel where the "Governor's Dinner" is being held.
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As nurses, we are in the front lines of patient care and patient communication. And in today's web world, patients have access to a vast array of resources and many will bring that information to their appointments and ask you to make sense of it.
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Happy February! Medical care has advanced so far that it's common for those who have heart attacks to survive and live healthy, productive lives. Despite those advances, we still do not understand all the primal forces at work that drive our physiology--like the fight or flight mechanism. Meanwhile, we are just beginning to understand how third-shift work affects nurses and other professions. This issue of Nursing Tidbits covers all of the above topics in enough detail to provide a primer on these areas.
The Illinois Nurses Association (INA) have been unwavering in their support of the 2010 law and its provisions to expand access to health care. “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers a major step forward in reforming a health care system that costs twice as much and delivers less than the health care systems of other industrialized nations. Americans have been flooded with misinformation about the ACA. I hope that this series will educate the public on the many benefits of the Affordable Care Act."