ACCESS Nursing News and Blog

Louise Weadock, MPH, RN, Founder and CEO-CNO Access Nursing

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Why You Should Hire a Private Duty Nurse For Your Hospital Stay

Whether you’re heading to the hospital for that surgery you’ve been putting off or you’re in the ER after a trip over a curb and now in need of surgery – it’s been suggested that you consider hiring a Private Duty Nurse. But you’re wondering if a Private Duty Nurse is a necessary expense… What about the hospital floor nurses? What can a Private Duty Nurse do for you that you can’t get with a regular floor nurse?

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Staying Home is Possible with Specialized Nursing Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Most people prefer to age at home for “as long as possible,” according to US News & World Report. The AARP reports that nearly 90% of seniors want to “age in place,” or stay in their homes as they age. And a Pew Research Center report found that 61% of adults aged 65 and older say they would stay in their home and have someone care for them if they could no longer live on their own.

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5 Winning Strategies for Finding Your Dream Nursing Job

New Year, New Career! As we kick-off the first week of 2021, there’s no better time than right NOW to act on your New Year’s resolution to find a great new job. So, what’s the best way to get started?

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ACCESS Nursing’s Ultimate 2021 Nurses Calendar of Dates & Inspirational Thoughts

Posted by Louise Weadock, MPH, RN, Founder and CEO-CNO Access Nursing on Dec 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM

There are countless health awareness holidays and observances throughout the year. So, we’ve narrowed it down for you to those that are most meaningful to us. We’ve also included our favorite inspirational messages to highlight each month.

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4 Winning Strategies to Recruit the Best Nurses in 2021

Posted by Louise Weadock, MPH, RN, Founder and CEO-CNO Access Nursing on Dec 22, 2020 12:15:00 PM

One of 2020’s biggest stories has been the growing shortage of nurses throughout the U.S. The demand for nurses has exploded due to a number of factors:  COVID-19, an aging population and more people living longer with chronic diseases. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the nursing field is “growing faster than the average of all occupations and the employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 7 percent by 2029.”

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4 Big Nursing Trends to Watch for in 2021

If 2020 was dubbed “The Year of the Nurse,” then 2021 will surely be “The Transformed Role of the Nurse.” With the demands on healthcare intensifying and an increasing shortage of physicians and nurses, we have some predictions that we believe are spot on as to what the future holds for nurses in 2021. Here are our Top 4 Nursing Trends of 2021:

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Urgent Call to Arms for Nurses: ACCESS Nursing COVID Care Force is Gearing Up for “New Phase in the War Against COVID”

The ACCESS Nursing Services  COVID Care Force, led by ACCESS Nursing CEO Louise Weadock, is revving up again! Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo revealed this week that New York is entering a “new phase in the war against COVID” in The New York Times story, Cuomo Fears ‘Nightmare of Overwhelmed Hospitals’ as Virus Cases Spike.  With the goal of preventing hospitals from becoming overwhelmed like they did in March during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuomo unveiled a series of emergency measures as the daily positivity rate continues to rise throughout the New York and Tristate region.

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Topics: News, COVID-19

A Thank You Letter to Our Nation’s Nurses

Although Thanksgiving may look a bit different this year, it is still one of our most meaningful holidays and the time to reflect and give thanks for all the people and blessings in our lives. As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I would like to express how grateful I am to our nation’s nurses – our healthcare heroes -- who have put their lives on the line each and every day. They have been the ones to “run into the burning buildings” and have stood courageously by the so many who have been sick and sadly, those who have passed, from this terrible virus.

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It’s World Kindness Day: Our Top 6 Kindness Moments of 2020

World Kindness Day takes place every year on November 13. But this year is a particularly special one with a new type of “kindness hero” that’s emerged: teachers, supermarket cashiers, mail carriers… nurses!

2020 has been called the “Year of the Nurse” and for good reason. In the midst of a pandemic, nurses and other healthcare workers have put their own health at risk to save the lives of others. Their countless acts of selfless kindness and compassion are “contagious” and have inspired all of us at ACCESS Nursing Services each and every day.

Here are our Top 6 ACCESS Nursing Acts of Kindness of the year (although we still have 6 weeks to go!):

1) Once the pandemic hit, Louise Weadock, ACCESS Nursing CEO and veteran nurse, ran towards the frontlines and hasn’t turned back since. In her 45 years in healthcare, she has stood at the forefront of the AIDS Epidemic, SARS, MERSA, 911, Swine Flu, Ebola, H1N1 and now COVID-19. Leveraging her decades of knowledge, experience and skill combined with her determination, courage and compassion – the work Louise has done this year for COVID-19 has led to saving thousands of lives. In fact, Louise has been honored and recognized for her heroic efforts with awards from Crain’s NY Business and 914Inc/Westchester Magazine.

2) The COVID Care Force of 1,500 nurses recruited by ACCESS Nursing was a tour de force in helping hospitals overloaded with sick patients and managing their care with a shortage of nurses stretched beyond their limits. “These (nurses) are humans with hearts. These are humans with kids and families and homes that they can’t take care of right now because they have such a hardwired heart to care, they have to go out into this storm. It’s just… that’s how they’re wired,” explains Louise Weadock in a Healthline article.

3) Reassuring parents and a frightened public in fear of the unknown as the pandemic hit, became a crusade for Louise Weadock. Too often, the mental health issues that emerged and the greatly increased anxiety due to an unpredicted and unprecedented COVID-19 virus, had been forgotten or set aside.

4) “Caring for those who care:” we created the COVID Couch online support group to offer kindness and care to the many nurses struggling with depression and anxiety.

5) From donating blood to those in need to donating food and flowers to frontline workers at hospitals, including Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, our team worked tirelessly to fill voids wherever they found one!

6) When the lockdown lifted and businesses were challenged with reopening and creating their own health screening programs, we launched a COVID Clear testing and tracking service to help and support the reopening of schools and businesses.

We are always seeking kind, caring, highly experienced professionals to join our ACCESS Nursing Services team of RNs, LPNs, CNAs, HHAs, etc. For more information, https://www.accessnursing.com/careers-join-access-nursing or email: recruiter@accessnursing.com.

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Your COVID Clear Guide to a Safe Halloween

Healthy Halloween! This Halloween may look a bit different, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun! According to ACCESS Nursing COVID Clear Services CEO, Louise Weadock, the key to Halloween 2020 is to be “careful and not fearful!” Follow these helpful tips to safely go about your Halloween weekend.

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