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April 2017

March 2017

Reduce Budget for Non-Productive Staff Time by Using Just-in-Time Training

How much exactly does labor cost for nurses? Professional auditing company KPMG lists the usual items including payroll, insurance, recruitment related expenses, and non-productivity costs. Nurse Labor Cost Components Payroll includes base wages, differential pay, overtime, holiday pay, general paid time off, contributions for pension, potential additional bonuses, and more. Insurance not only includes health insurance...

How Microlearning and Just-In-Time Training Can Improve Nurse Care Training

According to a 2016 survey, the turnover rate for nurses has increased from 16.4% in 2014 to the current 17.2%, which means more nurses are transferring to a different hospital or clinic, especially nurses assigned to the emergency, surgical, and behavioral health divisions. Experts explain that bite-sized training – or microlearning – may encourage...

October 2016

Growing Trends in Smartphone Usage Among Nurses

A recent study performed by InCrowd reported that nurses use their smartphones to help improve patient care. Similarly, iHealth Beat conducted a survey that yielded 95 percent of nurses owned a smartphone, and 88 percent of them used mobile applications to complement their daily routines in clinical care. 95 percent of nurses owned a smartphone,...

To Err is Human, To Prevent is Divine

Behind heart disease and cancer, medical errors that are easily preventable have become the third leading cause of death in the United States. According to Sen. Bernie Sanders, not only do medical errors cause suffering, disability, and death, but they are also a great financial burden to the nation. Preventable medical errors have become the...