A pilot program that utilizes registered nurses to increase the frequency of annual wellness visits has recently been highlighted by the AACN. Nurses who are staffed in various capacities in 2021 currently hold “the key to improving global public health,” according to a new article. A fun and thought-provoking podcast uses true crime and hot-topic stories to educate and encourage nurses. Read on for more nursing news and insights.
RN wellness visits highlighted by AAACN
A pilot program that utilizes registered nurses (RNs) and a team-based approach to improving the frequency of annual wellness visits among patients has recently been highlighted by the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).
In their article “Medicare Annual Wellness Visits: A Primary Care Nursing Population Health Opportunity,” Susan Watkins and Kim Schafer Astroth describe how the program has generated more healthcare visits among patients as well as more income while improving care and outcomes.
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The nursing link to global health security
Nurses who are staffed in various capacities in 2021 currently hold “the key to improving global public health,” according to two clinicians who recently published “Why Nurses Hold the Key to Global Health Security” in Nursing Economics.
In the article, Michelle A. Williams, ScD, and Stephanie L. Ferguson, PhD, RN, FAAN, write that the “changing global health landscape requires an informed and strategically positioned nursing and midwifery workforce at every level in health system infrastructures worldwide.”
The authors also credit chief nurse regulators, national nursing associations, and nurse academicians and researchers with contributing to the overall nursing role of public health service improvements moving forward.
Podcast spotlight: Good Nurse Bad Nurse
Described as one part lighthearted and fun, one part deep and thought-provoking, the Good Nurse Bad Nurse podcast is hosted by Tina Vinsant, RN, a registered nurse who uses true crime and hot-topic stories to educate and encourage nurses.
The show typically starts with an “in-the-news” story relevant to nurses followed by a “true crime” story involving a nurse or other medical professional. Each episode closes with an inspiring story of a past or present-day good nurse or other medical hero. A discussion on current events and topics related to nursing and the medical field is also part of each episode.
Vinsant has worked on a cardiac step down unit, in telephone triage, and currently serves patients on a progressive care unit. She says that her mission for the podcast is to encourage and unite people working in the medical field.
The podcast has published more than 200 episodes, including the most recent one titled, “Good COVID Vaccine Doctor Bad Salem Witch Trials Doctor.”
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