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02 Feb

I would speculate most of us know someone that was admitted to a hospital and had something go wrong.  In the mid 1970’s one of my classmate’s father entered the hospital for surgery.  He ended up catching a disease that not only killed him, but the family parrot.

Is compassion missing in healthcare?
19 Jan

The usual deadline for my blog submission was coming up again and I was drawing a blank. Then a co-worker of mine suggested I write about how compassion has left healthcare. When I asked her to elaborate, she told me about the time her niece went to the hospital with severe adnominal pain. The emergency room doctor, while professional, didn’t show much if any empathy towards her niece. Then he recommended that she stay overnight with admissions wanting a $5000 deposit.

Baby boomers staying in their homes
14 Jan

Startling statistics on the growing number of baby boomers turning 65 years old:

10,000 per day!

Yes, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 from now until 2029! This means that every 1 in 5 Americans will be age 65 or older. Those are some concerning numbers when you factor in the Federal Government has no plan on how to deal with this in regards to healthcare.

Healthcare uniform staples - Scrubs, lab coats and bodycams?
12 Jan

Due to the amount of instability in people these days, I understand the relevance and importance of the introduction of bodycams as part of the uniforms for our law enforcement agencies. This technology will give added protection to them as they work with a more insecure environment.   

Today I Will Weight Management Campaign — St. Mary’s Health, Evansville, IN - Ten Adams
07 Jan

With the rise of patients as consumers who have a choice of where they “purchase” their healthcare, there is renewed interest in healthcare marketing.  Mark Shipley, strategy director and co-founder of Smith & Jones, said in a statement: "Patients today are often referred to as healthcare consumers because they are as informed and self-directed in their care decisions as any retail shopper. To become relevant to this new breed of consumers, organizations will need to translate their brand messaging for smaller audiences at different stages of the decision process."

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
22 Dec

With the holiday season in full force, the An Apple A Day team decided to slow down and reflect on our favorite holiday traditions…….

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
24 Nov

As Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for feasting and reflection, the An Apple A Day Team each reflected on what they are thankful for this holiday season…

I am thankful for my growing family with the addition of our dogs Gracie and Noah. While they might drive my husband and me crazy with their occasional shoe chewing and counter surfing, our house would not be a home without them!Amy Henry

10 Nov

What sort of leadership does the nursing profession need? The discussion of transactional vs. transformational leadership is part of any Industrial/Organizational Psychology curriculum.  Translated to a practical application, transformational leadership (which is based on engagement between the leaders and followers) is a highly effective strategy for improving workplace satisfaction, promoting a positive attitude and reducing nursing staff turnover.  It works especially well in what can be a complex, high-stress environment such as healthcare.*  

Adult Day Care Centers
05 Nov

Years ago, I was talking to my neighbor and said there should be day care centers for adults - she thought I was nuts!  Fast forward a few years and according to the National Adult Day Services Association (NADSA) there are over 4,600 day care centers for adults.  These centers are great for adults who need supervised care in a safe environment outside of the home.  Adult day care centers often have nurses experienced in dealing with dementia, diabetes, high blood pressure and other aging issues and provide social activities to keep the participants engaged.
    

03 Nov

Many of you have heard the term “scrubs growing legs”. Referring to the fact that scrubs, or any kind of linen for that matter, go missing because it “just walked away on its own”. There are several reasons for losing or missing scrubs and there are also several ways to control or combat this growing issue.

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