ACCESS Nursing News and Blog

Here’s How to Celebrate World Health Day and Build a Healthier World

This week World Health Day will be celebrated around the globe to raise awareness about the most current health issues facing us this year. The theme for World Health Day 2021 is “Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone” to highlight gender, social and health inequities. The healthcare industry overall, and specifically health care companies like ours at ACCESS Nursing Services, always has their “eyes on the future,” incorporating a forward-thinking vision and ever-changing policies and services that address these and all other emerging issues.

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The COVID-19 Guidelines Keep Changing, So Here’s What You Really Need to Know

Posted by Louise Weadock, MPH, RN, Founder and CEO-CNO Access Nursing on Mar 30, 2021 11:06:34 AM

With the release of a new CDC study showing that a single dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is 80% effective in preventing infections after the first dose and then 90% two weeks after the second dose -- what does that mean for the people who’ve been vaccinated and also for those who have yet to receive a first dose of a vaccine?

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Can You Sleep? Take Our Survey and See How You Sleep Compared to Others!

Last week we recognized World Sleep Day and decided it was time to conduct a survey about how long it takes most people to fall asleep, how long they sleep, do they awaken during the night and just ask everyone: “Can You Sleep?”

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Top 3 Reasons for Choosing Concierge Nursing as a Career

Are you thinking about becoming a Concierge Nurse? If you haven’t yet, you should! For seasoned RNs, there are many exceptional opportunities now available. With more patients choosing to recover from a surgery or illness in the comfort of their own homes instead of in a hospital or another medical facility (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic), Concierge Care nurses are in the highest demand.

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COVID-19 Anniversary: Can You Believe It’s Been One Year?!

It was March 11, 2020 when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. One year later, the world is a different place. We still stay six feet apart from one another and wear masks, but there are now tests and vaccines to help stop the virus from spreading. There is an end in sight and it has been quite a journey. Here are some of the key markers of our year-long (and counting) pandemic journey.  

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Top Nursing Care is Key to Colorectal Cancer Recovery  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with new reporting that shows an estimated 104,610 new cases of colon cancer and 43,340 cases of rectal cancer diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020, according to the American Cancer Society. The majority of cases are in adults ages 50 and older, but the number of diagnosed colorectal cancers in individuals younger than age 50 is rising.

Whether a patient is in post-surgical recovery or receiving infusion therapy, Concierge Care private nursing care is the best option, providing 24/7 private care in the privacy and comfort of your home or any other preferred location.

“Concierge Care is our excelsior Private Care Package offered by ACCESS Nursing Services,” says founder and Chief Nursing Officer Louise Weadock, RN, MPH,CCM. “Our relationship with the patient is a commitment to care. A Concierge Care RN will work with you to create a care strategy that will lift you forward to where you want to be and goes beyond to ensure that patients are able to adapt to their “next step.”

Here’s how a concierge care nurse can help you during your cancer recovery process:

  1. Create a Personalized Care Strategy: ACCESS Nursing Concierge Care private nurses will work closely with your physician to create a unique care strategy designed to support your recovery goals, which can include nutritionists, vitamin infusions, naturalists, masseuses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, aromatherapists, rehab therapists, among other specialties.
  2. Transition From Hospital to Home: A Concierge Care nurse will not only act as your advocate during your hospital stay, but can also transition with you back home. This allows for patient privacy, consistency in the personalized care strategy, and 24/7 care that focuses solely on your medical needs by a highly trained and specialized nurse.

  3. Concierge Care Nurses are Trained to Provide Specialized Services: Specialized nurses are key to a safe and quick recovery, since every recovery plan is unique. For example, infusion specialists are trained to provide medication through an infusion pump or venous port. Having a concierge nurse will also minimize the need for travel to various healthcare facilities.

    ACCESS Nursing Services, a 35-year provider of Private Nursing, RNs, LPNs and Aides in New York City’s most prestigious hospital systems, offers Concierge Care, top-tier private nursing care. For more information on ACCESS Nursing Concierge Care nurses, contact Sandy Carrillo, scarrillo@accessnursing.com.

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COVID-19 Testing Your Way Back to Normal

Even after almost a year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, testing is still greatly underused. In fact, COVID-19 testing seems to be trending in reverse. The number of daily COVID tests administered has steadily decreased, reports The Atlantic, saying “around Thanksgiving there was a major dip in testing, which was likely a combination of a bump in the demand before the holiday, and a drop-off in demand right after.”  

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COVID Testing at Your Event: The Only Way to Be Sure and Secure

COVID Clear Services has launched a new COVID testing program that includes a Rapid Test, producing results in just 10 minutes and a PCR test, producing results in only 24 hours, for special events and parties, weddings and bar mitzvahs.

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What You Need to Know About Recovering from a Heart Attack at Home

Going home from the hospital after a heart attack or any other cardiac incident is only the beginning of your recovery and there’s a lot you’ll need to know and do. Just keeping track of all the medication you’ve been given and the instructions for taking each pill can be frustrating and confusing. A caregiver who specializes in cardiology can help ensure that your recovery is smooth and that your heart health is protected long-term.

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What’s Happening with COVID Testing and the COVID-19 Vaccine?

While you wait for your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s a good idea to become educated about best ways to stay healthy, testing and the different types of vaccines. With New York and other states facing major vaccine shortages, getting tested is still a highly effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19