allnurses.com Debuts Nursing Jobs and Career Resource Center - Connects Employers and Job Seekers via Largest Online Nurse Network

July 16th, 2014

allnurses.com, the largest peer-to-peer online networking and support site for nursing, has launched its new Career Resource Center,allnurses Jobs. The Career Center is designed to better connect today’s millions of nurses and nursing students with potential employers, and vice versa. The resource features advanced search and matching technology, and offers a wealth of additional benefits for both candidates and employers.

 

 

“We knew that our community needed a better way to search for nursing jobs or nursing candidates vs. using general job sites that include other professions,” said Brian Short, Founder of allnurses.com.  “Our new Nursing Job and Career Resource Center caters to their specific needs.”


 

Job seekers can take advantage of fully searchable user profiles, incorporating key words and skills related to their desired position. Resumes can be easily uploaded in a variety of formats. More than a job board, allnurses Jobs will also contain articles on nursing profession news and expert tips on topics such as resume writing and interviewing techniques. Any nurse or nursing student can access the site and create a profile by registering for free at jobs.allnurses.com.

 

 

For the employer, allnurses Jobs is designed for easy, self-service posting and offers multiple add-on advertising and marketing options to ensure listings stand out. It offers a mini-site option to create a smaller version of the main site with a subset of functionality that has the look and feel of a stand-alone employer-specific job board. Other features include powerful candidate searching capabilities, nurse opt-in alerts for employer jobs and the ability to send targeted email campaigns to candidates matching specific criteria.

 

ABOUT ALLNURSES

 

Founded by Minnesota Registered Nurse, Brian Short, allnurses.com is the leading networking site for nurses and nursing students. For nearly 20 years, allnurses.com has been the collective voice of the nursing community, supporting the profession by providing a place where nurses can network, share, and learn from each other.  With an ever-growing community of more than 825,000 registered members, allnurses is the go-to place to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more. For more information, visit allnurses.com.

 

PDI Releases New Healthcare Reform Champion’s Kit

July 2nd, 2014

 PDI

Free Resource Helps Infection Prevention Navigate Healthcare Reform and Drive Quality Improvements

PDI, leader in Infection Prevention products and solutions, today released its Healthcare Reform Champions Kit, a digital educational tool designed to demystify key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation. The tool kit will assist infection preventionists and other healthcare personnel build the business acumen to work with hospital administration to drive improvements in quality of care, patient safety, satisfaction and system profitability.

Despite slight improvement over the past decade, one in 25 patients still contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during a hospital stay, accounting for more than 200 deaths each day in the United States . HAIs increase length of stay and rate of mortality among patients. Moreover, rates of hospital-acquired conditions are penalized under current legislation as are readmissions, which are subject to an up to a 1% penalty in 2013 and increasing to an up to 3% penalty by 2015 .

“There is still confusion about the details and implications of healthcare reform legislation on the individual level,” said Patrick Treacy, President of PDI Healthcare. “Everyone in the healthcare environment plays a role in improving outcomes and, as a result, improving revenues. We want to arm healthcare professionals with the education and tools they need to demonstrate the positive impact they have on achieving better outcomes, improving patient experience and reducing associated costs.”

The PDI Healthcare Reform Champions Kit offers the following resources:

•An easy to digest overview of healthcare reform including the goals of The Triple Aim, set forth by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and explanations of Value-Based Purchasing, Quality Indicators and reporting and reimbursement changes, among others.

•A how-to guide for effectively delivering the business case for infection prevention programs to C-Suite coupled with a business presentation template to help get users started. (coming soon)

•A glossary of key terminology and additional quick references and tips. (coming soon)

•A guide for promoting hospital successes through internal and external communications. (coming soon)

To learn more about healthcare reform and the PDI Healthcare Reform Champion’s Kit, visit www.PDIHC.com/HCReformKit. About PDI PDI helps reduce preventable infections, control healthcare costs, and ultimately help save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, market leading environmental hygiene and patient care solutions. PDI’s expertise in making a difference in the community and healthcare environments extends throughout the United States and worldwide. www.pdihc.com

The Right Light Is Here, Finally™

May 21st, 2014

The Finally Light Bulb Company Debuts First Ever Acandescent™ Light Bulb;

Consumers No Longer Need to Sacrifice Light Quality for Efficiency or Affordability

The Finally Light Bulb Company, www.finallybulbs.com, today introduced the first energy-efficient A type light bulb that truly replicates the familiar warm and reassuring glow of the now-banned incandescent bulbs that consumers love and miss.  The Finally™ light bulb uniquely incorporates the same classic design of an incandescent bulb, provides the energy-efficiency consumers demand and produces light quality that LED and CFL bulbs cannot deliver at an affordable price.       

 Welcome to the future.  You don’t need to forfeit quality for efficiency, or pay an exorbitant price for the right light.  The long-lasting and energy-efficient Finally™ light bulb is familiar but better.  It may look, and turn on instantly, just like a traditional incandescent bulb, but the Finally™ bulb uses 75% less energy than an incandescent and will last 15 times longer – providing up to $75 worth of savings over its lifetime.  Using Acandescence™, new technology that is not LED-or CFL-based, the Finally™ bulb is the first light bulb made in the recognizable light bulb shape to actually reproduce the reassuring warmth and omnidirectional light of beloved incandescent bulbs.  Ideal for indoor and outdoor use, Finally™ bulbs fit everywhere and work anywheree.  Best of all, Finally™ bulbs will retail for less than $8.00. 

 I like to tell people that their search for the right light is over,” said John Goscha, Founder and CEO of the Finally Light Bulb Company.  “Until now, consumers basically had a choice between low-quality light, or paying exorbitant prices for brighter light that can’t help but feel cold and clinical.  I challenged Finally’s team of scientists to engineer a new, energy-efficient lighting technology that would look and work just like our old incandescents, and produce that same warm, familiar glow we all love. And they did.  Our light bulbs capture it all.”

 Finally™ bulbs use Acandescence™, a new and innovative lighting technology developed exclusively by the Finally Light Bulb Company with one goal in mind: to reliably recreate the same light as incandescent without the energy waste and without excessive cost.  The light it produces is both eco and consumer-friendly: easy on the wallet and comfortable on the eyes.  With roots in induction technology, regarded by many to be one of the best kept secrets in energy-efficient lighting, Acandescence™ uses a copper coil– not a tungsten filament or an electrode – to generate light.  A dedicated team, including Dr. Victor Roberts, the former Head of Lighting Research at General Electric and Dr. Walter Lapatovich, formerly of Osram Sylvania, successfully compressed and harnessed the best natural attributes of the induction process to create Acandescence™. 

  Finally™ bulbs use Acandescence™, a new and innovative lighting technology developed exclusively by the Finally Light Bulb Company with one goal in mind: to reliably recreate the same light as incandescent without the energy waste and without excessive cost.  The light it produces is both eco and consumer-friendly: easy on the wallet and comfortable on the eyes.  With roots in induction technology, regarded by many to be one of the best kept secrets in energy-efficient lighting, Acandescence™ uses a copper coil– not a tungsten filament or an electrode – to generate light.  A dedicated team, including Dr. Victor Roberts, the former Head of Lighting Research at General Electric and Dr. Walter Lapatovich, formerly of Osram Sylvania, successfully compressed and harnessed the best natural attributes of the induction process to create Acandescence™. 

 “The big lighting companies are focused on producing replacement bulbs with LED and CFL technology,” said Dr. Ihor Lys, Board Member. “Both are undeniably efficient, but LEDs pose a huge affordability challenge for consumers, while CFLs have a really hard time replicating the quality of light and Instant On performance of the traditional incandescent lamps.  Put them in your home and you’ll immediately notice the difference.”

Finally™ bulbs will soon be available in 60, 75 and 100 Watt Replacements.  The Finally™ 60 Watt Replacement light bulb is available now for pre-order and is expected to be offered at select retail outlets in July for a suggested retail price of $7.99 (U.S.).  The Finally 75 Watt and 100 Watt Replacements are expected to be available for pre-order in the fall.  For more information – and to pre-order the right light – visit www.finallybulbs.com

 About the Finally Light Bulb Company

Located just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, the Finally Light Bulb Company has exclusively engineered Acandescence,™ an innovative new – and energy-efficient – lighting technology that reproduces the warm glow of incandescent at an affordable price.  The result is a breakthrough light bulb that successfully replicates the attributes of a traditional incandescent light bulb while using 75% less energy.  The bulb, which lasts 15 times longer than a comparable incandescent, is expected to retail for less than $8.00.  Relax.  The right light is here.  Finally.

Pre-Order your Finally™ bulbs now at www.finallybulbs.com 

Or follow us @FinallyBulbs on Twitter and join the conversation by liking the Finally Light Bulb Company on Facebook.

 

allnurses.com Launches #ThankANurse Campaign to Celebrate National Nurse Appreciation Week

May 6th, 2014

allnurses.com, the largest peer-to-peer online networking site for nurses and nursing students, announced the launch of its “Thank a Nurse” initiative – just in time for National Nurse Appreciation Week, May 6 to May 12, 2014. Friends, family, colleagues or anyone who appreciates the hard work and dedication of the nearly 20 million practicing nurses worldwide is encouraged to spread the love and Thank a Nurse.

For consumers who might not see a nurse in person this week, allnurses.com is offering an easy way send some thanks and appreciation. Simply visit allnurses.com and input your message. The note will be featured on the Thank a Nurse website and users will also have the option to send a message directly to a nurse through email.  Then, share it on social media using the hashtag #ThankANurse to spread the word.   

“As a nurse myself, I know that it is a tremendously rewarding profession,” said Brian Short, Founder of allnurses.com. “But, there are times when it is frustrating, stressful and even heartbreaking. You’d be surprised how two simple words can make a big difference in a nurse’s day.”

Established by the American Nurses Association (ANA), National Nurse Appreciation Week occurs annually from May 6th (National Nurses Day) to May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The ANA also recognizes National Student Nurses Day on May 8th and National School Nurses Day on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week.   

ABOUT ALLNURSES

 

Founded by Minnesota Registered Nurse, Brian Short, allnurses.com is the leading networking site for nurses and nursing students. For nearly 20 years, allnurses.com has been the collective voice of the nursing community, supporting the profession by providing a place where nurses can network, share, and learn from each other.  With an ever-growing community of more than 800,000 registered members, allnurses is the go-to place to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.allnurses.com.

Grill Daddy Featured on MensJournal.com

April 21st, 2014

Take a look at 13 Ways To Improve Your Life This Spring - Prepare to Grill it features The Grill Daddy.

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