ACCESS Nursing News and Blog

4 Ways Nurses Can Help Reduce Racial Disparities in Healthcare

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Oct 21, 2021 12:00:00 PM

COVID-19 has surely highlighted the ever-widening healthcare disparities among racial and minority groups. Between March 2020 and June 2021, Hispanic or Latino and non-Hispanic Black people were hospitalized with COVID-19 at a rate 2.8 times higher than non-Hispanic White people, when taking age into account.

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Topics: Blog, healthcare, racial disparities

ACCESS Nursing Private Duty Nurses Offer Their Top Tips: Caring for Breast Cancer Patients

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Oct 14, 2021 1:58:36 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the US, with about 255,000 cases diagnosed each year, and about 2,300 cases a year in men.

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Topics: Blog, Nursing Services, Private Duty Nursing

5 Ways to Curb Burnout Among Nurses

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Oct 7, 2021 12:33:00 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on the professional and personal lives of nurses throughout the US. Working in the health care industry right now, particularly as a frontline worker, has been called exhausting as nurses are being pushed to their limits. Today’s job definition for a frontline worker is now considered to be one of the most demanding and stressful. An American Nurses Association (ANA) survey asked 22,000 nurses nationwide how they were feeling. The results found 51% felt exhausted, 43% felt overwhelmed, and 28% felt a desire to quit the profession or their current position.

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Topics: Blog, Nursing Services, COVID-19, Vaccination

ACCESS Nursing Services’ Guide to a Healthy Fall Season

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Sep 30, 2021 5:30:00 PM

We have officially entered the “flu season.” Medical experts report that they are expecting some confusion in the coming months as cases of the flu emerge at the same time as the number of people, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, who test positive for COVID-19 increases throughout the US.

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Topics: Blog, News, COVID-19

ACCESS Nursing Services Offers Solutions for the Nurse Staffing  Shortage

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Sep 23, 2021 11:49:00 AM

Almost every business and industry nationwide is currently facing a staffing shortage. The healthcare industry is no exception. The American Nursing Association (ANA) has declared the nurse staffing shortage “a national crisis.”

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Topics: Blog, News, Nursing Services

“Have You Been Vaccinated?” -- Is it Legal to Ask and What You Need to Know about HIPAA

Posted by Louise Weadock, MPH, RN, Founder and CEO-CNO Access Nursing on Aug 10, 2021 10:45:00 AM

With cases of the COVID-19 Delta Variant on the rise throughout the US, getting vaccinated is increasingly becoming a requirement to go into a restaurant, an event, even to work. Starting on August 16th, showing your proof of vaccination to gain entry to most indoor events and venues in New York City will be legally mandated.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19, Vaccination

COVID-19: Facing the Challenges of Long-term Effects and Lingering Health Risks

If you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few months and have since recovered, but still have lingering symptoms, you may be considered a COVID-19 “Long Hauler.” A COVID Long Hauler is a person of any age who is still experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for several weeks or months. These individuals test negative for the virus, but still feel sick, or not like themselves. Approximately 25-35% of people who had previously contracted the virus, can experience lingering symptoms and other side effects of COVID-19.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19

After Your Second Vaccine, Are You Now Completely Protected from COVID-19?

Is the pandemic over for you if it’s been two weeks since you received your second vaccine? A Long Island woman recently found out the answer to this question firsthand. One month after receiving both doses of the Moderna vaccine, a Valley Stream, NY resident visited eight unvaccinated friends without wearing a mask -- and then a month later tested positive for the virus.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19

No Studying Necessary for this “Final Exam!” High School and College Seniors Gear Up for COVID Testing to Attend Proms and Graduations

Graduations and Proms throughout the U.S. were cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, in many parts of the country, the class of 2021 will be able to celebrate these milestones in person, but with strict adherence to all Department of Health guidelines.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19

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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