ACCESS Nursing News and Blog

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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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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Demand Increases for Travel Nurses: What to Look For to Land a Great Travel Nurse Assignment

There is a rapidly increasing demand for travel nurses, even before the pandemic. The nationwide nursing shortage over the past several years has led to a significant increase in requests for specially trained nurses to deploy where needed, often in response to a flu outbreak, weather emergency, etc. In 2018-19, according to national survey data, there were 31,000 travel nurses working nationwide. Today, there are over 50,000 travel nurses in the U.S.

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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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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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Feeling Sick? Don’t Rule Out the Flu, Even if You’ve Had a Flu Shot!

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What Parents Need to Know About the Coronavirus

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