1. “Give Me a Break!”

    “Burnout.” That is the main reason most nurses are leaving the profession. One important factor in reducing burnout is making sure nurses take breaks. Many are working 12, 14, or 16-hour shifts and they need time to rest, time to recharge and renew. Break rooms must be available on every unit, a…Read More

  2. Top 3 Reasons Nurses Love Their Jobs

    In a poll of nurses, 95 percent of those polled told us that they love their job and their line of work. That’s an inspiring number, and it begs the question: Why do nurses love their jobs? What is the best part of nursing? Well, nurses responded, citing that their relationships with their patient…Read More

  3. Quadruple Aim Demands SelfCare for HealthCare Workers

    The movement to add a fourth component to the healthcare industry's ideal of the Triple Aim is gaining steam. In its current form, the Triple Aim - better care, better health and lower costs - fails to acknowledge workers' critical role in transforming healthcare, Rishi Sikka, of Advocate Health Car…Read More

  4. Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

    Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease. "We know walking is an excellent form of exercise, but research has been mixed on how successful a walking program can be in changing biological markers such as cholesterol, weight, blood pressure," said Pamela Stewart Fahs, an assoc…Read More

  5. Most New Nurses Work Outside of Hospitals

    An increasing number of nurses are getting their first jobs outside of the hospital as the healthcare system moves from fee-for-service medicine to population health that focuses on outreach to keep patients well. In 2005, 76% of new nurses in the U.S. got jobs outside of hospitals, compared to abou…Read More

  6. Sitting Increases Aging!

    You might age faster if you sit too much, a new study warns. Researchers who studied nearly 1,500 older women found those who sat most of the day and got little exercise had cells that were biologically older by eight years than the women's actual age. "Our study found cells age faster with a sedent…Read More

  7. The Power of the Pause

    There is more discussion these days on “mindfulness” as a way to alleviate burnout. A key component of mindfulness is the idea that one can consciously pause and be in the present moment, no matter how pressing the demands at the time. The University of Virginia health center incorporated the id…Read More

  8. Older Adults Need to Keep Moving!

    Even a little physical activity goes a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds. Older adults with arthritis-related joint pain and stiffness need to keep moving to remain functionally independent, yet only 10% meet federal guidelines of at…Read More

  9. Workplaces Can Improve Employee Heart Health

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and 99% of the population has at least one of seven cardiovascular health risks. This cost is estimated to be $207 billion per year in medical expenditures and lost productivity. But a new study suggests workplace programs that addres…Read More

  10. Retaining Top Employees More Difficult

    Employers need to work harder to retain top employees as the labor market tightens, says the Society of Human Resource Management. Since 2012 it has become more difficult to retain employees at all levels of an organization. The cost of replacing highly skilled staff prompts more employers to look f…Read More