Your Vote Can Improve Healthcare

Your Vote Can Improve Healthcare: The Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act H.R. 2083, S. 1132 There is nursing shortage in America, which has been happening for a few years now and is anticipated to go extreme in the coming years. As a result of this shortage, many nurses are faced with poor conditions at work. They are forced to do overtime. They experience too much workload and even unpredictable work shift. This is often reflected as one of the major reasons why it’s been so hard for hospitals to maintain their nursing workforce and get new recruits. Also, this is the same reason of the rise in job-related diseases, work dissatisfaction and even injuries, which leads to increasing absences and turnover. If the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act (House Resolution 2083 and S. 1132), which was initiated last April, is approved by the House of Congress, this will require the Medicare affiliated medical facilities all over America to create effective plans to solve inadequate nurse staffing. Considered as a bipartisan bill as having approved by the two major political parties in the country, this is expected to reduce patients’ stay in hospitals, decrease the rate of infections, and of course, prevent treatment mistakes, medication injuries, and even deaths. As planned, a committee wll be established in each hospital that will decide the level of staffing for each particular unit. 55 percent of the committee members should be qualified nurses who are working in direct care. The legislation also includes the steps required in handling work complaints and the protection of whistle-blowers to ensure effective implementation. About the Issue Because...

Happy Veterans Day: Support a Veteran in Business

      The 11th of November is near. It’s almost upon us. This is a special day as it is that time when everyone is to particularly honor the people who have used their life to serve in the military and to those who are diligently serving their respective community. Moreover, November 11 as a holiday also provides an awesome chance to teach the society concerning the sacrifices made by the veterans, the military and their families all throughout the year. Just think about those times of loneliness, of missing homes and important celebrations, just to be able to protect and serve the nation. So what are your plans to honor our veterans this November? Certainly, there are a number of ways you can think of, but please make it one of your priorities to support those veterans in business. Dr. Nicole M. Brown, RN is a veteran and the founder of The Nurse Dolls!! Check out the website: www.thenursedolls.com A Brief Background The United States of America celebrate Veterans Day every November 11 of each year. This commemorates that certain point in history where the armistice that finally stopped WW1 has been signed in 1918, which ended the war between two great nations, the Allied Nations and the country of Germany. Every November 11, the veterans in America are given thanks and recognitions for their selfless service for the country. It is particularly made to honor all Americans who served in the US military during wars, especially those who are still alive. At this day, you can see many parades held by each state and church services...

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