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TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2024

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Good Morning, Nurses!

Believe it or not, my time as interim managing editor of The Nursing Beat is wrapping up! We’ll introduce you to our new editor soon. (Spoiler alert–she’s awesome!) I may pop in again here and there, but in the meantime, we can all keep reading our daily dose of nursing news, hacks, and inspiration together.

Today's Top Beats

🏁 Record-Breaking Strike
🖥️ Telehealth Trending Down

😂 Hilarious Nurse Workouts

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Stay Spectacular!

Abby McCoy

Interim Managing Editor

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Catch It Sooner

Screening for gestational diabetes occurs between 24-28 weeks gestation, but identifying it sooner means earlier management. A recent randomized controlled trial showed that identifying and treating GDM sooner reduced the risk of complications, including preterm birth, low birth weight, stillbirth, and respiratory distress. And a new series at The Lancet suggests somewhere between 30-70% of all GDM cases can be detected by gestational week 20.

Largest Oregon Strike

The strike at the Oregon Nurses Association that we mentioned two weeks ago has concludedβ€”a three-day strike described as the largest of its kind in the state’s history. More than 3,000 nurses demonstrated at six hospitals demanding safe staffing levels, affordable health care, increased paid time off, and market-level wages. The most important of these issues, one nurse told a local news station, is improved patient-to-nurse ratios. Providence Portland nurses were not involved after settling their contract last June.

Telehealth Settling Down

Telehealth was the only option for millions of Americans needing healthcare visits during the pandemic, but its use has been falling since. The proportion of American adults who used telehealth fell from 37% in 2021 to 30% in 2022, according to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics. But the shift hasn’t been equal: use has dropped most among people over 65, and the biggest users are women, urban dwellers, and college degree holders.



The proportion of nurses who say they’re considering relocating to a different state, according to a recent survey. You may be surprised at the state cited most often as nurses’ dream destination.



Money Moves For Moms

Mother’s Day may be over, but we haven’t forgotten you, moms! To illustrate strong money moves for moms, let’s look at Nurse Margaret, who focuses on her children's future with two smart financial moves: opening 529 College Savings Plans and custodial accounts.

  • 529 College Savings: Margaret understands the importance of education, so she invests in 529 plans for her kids. These tax-advantaged accounts will help cover future educational expenses, ensuring her children's academic pursuits are well-funded.

  • Custodial Accounts: Margaret also sets up custodial accounts under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA). These accounts allow her to save money that her children can use for any purpose, not just education, providing financial support as they grow.

Nurse Margaret is planting seeds for her children's success, ensuring they have the resources they need for education and beyond. Margaret knows there are various ways to save for her children's future. However, she understands that the most crucial step is to start.

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April Waddell, founder of NurseMoneyDateβ„’, specializes in financial coaching for nurses. Elevate your earnings and savings, and assess your financial pulse with her free net worth quiz.

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Phone Use at Work Can Lead to Life-Threatening Errors, Study Finds

Cell phone addiction can have deadly consequences when you care for patients for a living.


Pill-Shaped Cookies

These adorable pill-shaped cookies are the perfect dessert to pack in your lunch box. (Whether or not you share them is up to you!)


Fitness Nurses

Studies show exercise offers mental and physical benefits for nurses’ well-being. Check out how these nurses prepare for work at the gym, and share this with your nurse bestie!


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