2018 marked 25 years of the state’s nurse practitioners being able to practice independently of physicians and having prescriptive authority. Despite this influx in rural healthcare providers, New Mexico’s rural residents are struggling with a severe shortage of primary care providers.
The nursing shortage. For years, those three words have invoked concern among nurses, healthcare leaders and recruiters. Though the phrase is usually mentioned regarding hospital settings, a shortage of nurses is being felt in home care as well, specifically by families who have children with complex medical needs.
When a longtime RN began her career in wound care, she never imagined educating clinicians would take her to American Samoa, an unincorporated U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean located 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii. Learn more about her global wound care education impact.
Having a certified wound care nurse on staff makes a positive difference for both patient care and the bottom line. Use the data presented in this article to prove the value of the role and certification to your manager or organization.
Being wound care certified with the Wound Care Education Institute gets you access to helpful resources that can expand wound care knowledge throughout your hospital, health system and healthcare organizations. Are you ready?
One of the most chronic problems a wound expert deals with regularly is pressure injuries, which can have a devastating impact on patients and are a potential legal concern for healthcare facilities and clinicians. Find out how wound experts can make a difference in any healthcare organization.
Providing substandard wound care cannot only harm patients, it also can result in a patient or family members taking legal action against you and other clinicians involved in the patient’s care plan. Know your legal risks as a nurse.
Managing pressure injuries is something you encounter regularly because of nurses' pervasiveness across the healthcare continuum, whether you work in home health, acute care or long-term care. Employ these tips when caring for patients with pressure injuries.
Learn how a multimodal pain management plan is a personalized approach to pain management that includes multiple medications and techniques, including opioid, non-opioid (prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers), and topical medications, as well as nonpharmacologic therapies.
With a goal of building confidence and independence among children and adults with disabilities through scuba therapy, Diveheart uses an innovative and exciting method to temporarily decrease pain and build self-esteem. The Illinois organization is making waves — in the most positive sense — in several states.