NurseZone Newsletter - 09/16/2013

September 16, 2013
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The Top Ethical Challenges for Nurses
The Top Ethical Challenges for Nurses
When nurses encounter ethical dilemmas in situations in which they cannot do what they consider "the right thing," they experience moral distress. While some have the courage to speak up or take action, others do not. NurseZone reviews the top ethical challenges facing nurses today, along with experts' advice and resources for dealing with them effectively.

Why Nurses' Job Satisfaction Matters to Patients
Why Nurses' Job Satisfaction Matters to Patients
Any health care organization that wants to consistently achieve high-quality patient outcomes should take
a good hard look at their nursing staff. If the nurses feel engaged, empowered and satisfied with their working environment, their patients are more likely to do well, too.

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Spotlight on Nursing
AONE Survey Looks at the Upper End of the Nursing Pay Scale
AONE Survey Looks at the Upper End of the Nursing Pay Scale Nurse leaders report high job satisfaction, but are not as happy about their benefits and compensation, according to the American Organization of Nurse Executives' 2013 AONE Salary and Compensation Study. Yet these leaders reported earning an average annual salary of $100,000-$130,000, and some earn two or three times that amount.

Devices & Technology
Digital Messaging Improving Hospital Communication and Care Reviews
Digital Messaging Improving Hospital Communication and Care Reviews Patients are often asked to complete post-hospitalization surveys about their hospital experience--most without knowing the role that digital messaging may have played in their care.

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Special Feature
Keeping Bed Bugs Out of the Health Care Environment
Keeping Bed Bugs Out of the Health Care Environment "Don't let the bed bugs bite!" For a number of decades in the United States, this phrase simply finished out a traditional good night well-wish rhyme with no practical meaning. However, due to increased international travel and resistance to insecticides, the little creatures have experienced a resurgence and are being found increasingly in private homes, five star hotels and even hospitals.

Recent Blog Posts - RN Talk
New Directions in Health Care Bring New Jobs for Nurses
New Directions in Health Care Bring New Jobs for Nurses By E'Louise Ondash, RN, contributor

The more I read and learn about medicine of the future and new ways of delivering health care, the more I feel that the number of jobs for nurses is going to go only one way--up. And although there will be some new jobs in acute care, the largest growth in employment opportunities is likely to be in a wide variety of outpatient arenas, in long-term and chronic care settings, in patients' homes, and in phone consultations or telemedicine.

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