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By Access Nurse
Nurse Triage: Connecting Domestic Violence Victims to Support
Studies show that intimate partner violence (IPV), also known as domestic violence, victims often experience abuse or violence on or around major holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and even Super Bowl Sunday. There are many reasons for elevated abuse, including stress and increased usage of alcohol or drugs. The most significant and simple contributor to increased domestic violence reports is prolonged indoor living situations where victims face their abusers. One of the more recent examples, not relating to holidays, includes the COVID-19 pandemic, which spotlights the IPV health crises. Reports of domestic violence spiked in many countries around the world during the pandemic. According to a study published in the Radiology journal, five victims of severe abuse were identified […]
Team Member Spotlight: Samantha
We’ve joined the entire world is doing things differently this year, from avoiding live social events and transitioning to virtual celebrations to wearing a mask for family holiday pictures — the list goes on. One thing that has not changed is our gratitude here at AccessNurse, for we are grateful for many things. Most importantly, we are incredibly thankful for our AccessNurse family and all they’ve done for our clients, their patients, and our company. To express our gratitude, we wanted to introduce you to a team member (virtually, of course) to see why we are so thankful for our team members. Meet Samantha, A Weekend Clinical Manager at AccessNurse Samantha has been with our company since 2017. Her positive, upbeat, […]
Should Physicians Change Career Paths Due to COVID?
Healthcare workers that are continuing to work through this pandemic are experiencing significant burnout due to COVID-19. Especially as they are expected to take on more roles than ever before. Over 43,000 healthcare workers have been laid off from work this year. Additionally, many healthcare facilities are dealing with bare minimal budgets as patients continue to avoid medical care because of concerns related to COVID-19 (see image below). Even before the pandemic, physician burnout was a growing hazard for healthcare professionals, with one in three physicians experiencing physician burnout at any point in time. Even during national health emergencies, there are reasons to continue your path as a physician. Right now, all eyes are on health care systems. Hospital and […]