Recorded webinars, online courses, and other training for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19. Addresses clinical care, infection control, personal protective equipment (PPE), nonpharmaceutical interventions, and emergency preparedness and response.
Since 1977, the Health Resources & Services Administration has conducted the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses. Now data from 2018 are available, in HRSA’s ongoing effort to evaluate trends and project the supply of nursing resources. Click to go to data website.
Searchable library of curated, evidence-based resources on opioids and the opioid crisis. Includes documents and reports, legislation, videos, and websites on topics such as addiction treatment, harm reduction, prevention, recovery, and pain management. Provides information targeted to policymakers and community leaders; payers and providers; and patients
Results of a survey of 237 schools with active RN-to-BSN programs, to ascertain the current status of rural-focused nursing education. Features statistics on proportion of RN-to-BSN students drawn from rural areas, student recruitment methods, barriers to recruiting students, availability of online courses, and challenges in online
The North Dakota Department of Health (DoH) just issued a report on the status of the state’s medical marijuana program implementation. The full report is available here.
In fiscal year 2019, there were 1,183 applications submitted. As of June 30, just over 800 individuals were approved
State and federal health officials are working to address rural health workforce shortages. States passed a variety of legislation, including a law offering a rural rotations program in Iowa and one establishing a Washington Health Corps in Washington State. Click to view article.
Improving Medicare’s Payment Policies for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants
Details recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to update Medicare’s payment policies to better reflect current clinical practice delivered by advanced practice nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs). These recommendations are that APRNs and PAs be required to bill Medicare directly, and that Medicare’s specialty
Describes the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by providers. Gives descriptions of services users, including residents of nursing homes and residential care communities, patients receiving home health or hospice care, and people who attend adult day care centers. Features statistics including distribution of long-term