Below are links to selected research articles and resources.
The Mayday Scholars Program for 2001-2002 provided an opportunity to boards of nursing to present their experiences in monitoring the prescribing practices of advanced practice nurses and to research ways for improving their own investigation processes as professional disciplinary agencies for prescribing practices related to pain management. The Alabama Board of Nursing was interested in participating in the program based on its commitment to accountability for public protection. A gradual increase in disciplinary cases involving violations ofprescribing practices by certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) prompted our inquiry as to whether a proactive monitoring system was needed to determine compliance with regulations for advanced practice nurses in collaborative practice.
October 1, 2008
THE CRISIS in primary care and the challenges faced by patients in
Massachusetts were highlighted in Liz Kowalczyk's article "Across Mass., wait
to see doctors grows" (Page A1, Sept. 22). What was not noted, however, is that
the role and services of nurse practitioners in Massachusetts are a pivotal
component of the new legislation Kowalczyk cites.
For the first time, all health insurers are
required to recognize NPs as primary care
providers, allowing consumers to choose them
to coordinate and direct their care.
The current state of nursing faculty in America has been a frequent topic of discussion and research in recent years, usually in conjunction with the nursing shortage. According to Yordy (2006), the Health Resources and Services Administration has projected an increase in demand for nurses to increase by 800,000 full-time equivalent positions by the year 2012.
Hospitals are available to deliver care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staffing for that level of care is complex, even when there are sufficient numbers of skilled health care professionals available to cover every shift. Ensuring there is an adequate supply of health care professionals to meet the ever-increasing demand for medical services is a critical concern to hospitals.
The following is a report prepared by Alexander, Wegner, & Associates for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administrationâ€™s Business Relations Group. This report details what the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL ETA) has learned from employers, employees, educators, workforce professionals, and researchers about health care workforce challenges and solutions. It provides the basis for developing strategic partnerships that include industry, education, and the public workforce system.
Nursing staff form the largest single component of the health care workforce. They are responsible for managing, organizing, and providing most of the daily care for patients in many health care settings. The shortage of these essential providers is crippling the delivery of health services in hospitals, clinics and other facilities throughout the world. We face a similar crisis in the United States and here in Alaska.
Survey developed by the State of Alaska to determine the recruitment resources and strategies for healthcare workers in Alaska. Includes questions asked, responses, and statistics.
October 7, 2008
Evidence reviews show that multidisciplinary team-based
interventions have been key to promoting comprehensive,
person-centered palliative and EOL care
October 7, 2008
Outcomes for 4 GHs in Tupelo
â€¢ Compared to 2 controls over 2 years
â€“ GH residents more satisfied & scored higher on
â€“ GH family members:
â€¢ more engaged with residents
â€¢ more satisfied with resident care
â€¢ more satisfied with experience as family
Working Harder is Not an Option
â€¢ Primary care physicians need:
Ã˜ 10 hours per day to deliver
recommended care for chronic
Ã˜ 7 hours per day for preventive services
â€¢ Only 60% of a 9-hour day spent
face-to-face with patients