• ASPR TRACIE Disaster Behavioral Health Self Care for Healthcare Workers Modules (4/20)

    By ASPR TRACIE - April 01, 2020

    Module 1: Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress Identification for Healthcare Providers

    Module 2: Organizational Wellness From the Top: Stress Mitigation and Work Satisfaction for Healthcare Providers

    Module 3: Cognitive Tools for Mitigating Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress

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  • 4 Simple Ways to Support Staff Retention

    By Jessica Kunkler, MA, Staff Writer - February 11, 2020

    One in four nursing assistants and one in five home health aides report that they are actively looking for another job. That’s a lot of unhappy employees.

    This turnover comes at a high price for facilities. It costs an estimated $2,200 to replace a nursing assistant or home care worker, according to the Recruitment and Retention Guide For Employers by PHI (formerly the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute).

    Moreover, frustration in the workplace can be contagious; unsatisfied staff members have a negative impact on residents and their peers alike.

    There are books and guides devoted to programs for staff retention. Better hiring processes, rewards systems, and staff training can yield positive returns for facilities—but overhauling an entire program can feel daunting for busy nurse managers.

    Here are four simple ways to promote staff retention, starting right where you are.

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  • Advance Care Planning: Two Recent Studies (11/19)

    By AHRQ - November 12, 2019

    Advance Care Planning: An Exploration of the Beliefs, Self-Efficacy, Education, and Practices of RNs and LPNs.

    Objective: This study compared the advance care planning (ACP)-related beliefs, sense of self-efficacy, education, and practices of RNs and LPNs.

     

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    Advance Care Planning in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Multisite Examination of Professional Judgments.

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Lack of advance care planning (ACP) may increase hospitalizations and impact the quality of life for skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents, especially African American residents who may be less likely to receive ACP discussions. We examined the professional judgments of SNF providers to see if race of SNF residents and providers, and risk for hospitalization for residents influenced professional judgments as to when ACP was needed and feelings of responsibility for ensuring ACP discussions.

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  • Do You Embody Inspirational Leadership?

    By Cody Campbell, LNFA - August 21, 2019

    AADNS member, Cody Campbell, LNFA, provides insight into his take on inspirational leadership as the key to being a successful nurse leader and how directors of nursing can inspire and lead their teams.

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  • PDPM At-a-Glance Tool

    By AANAC - August 07, 2019
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