This month, New York and Kansas joined the list of 24 states, plus the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories, with full practice authority legislation (FPA) that empowers nurse practitioners to provide the complete scope of services for which they were trained. “New York has taken a critical step forward in our country, increasing
Nurses are trained in multiple areas of care, including patient safety. And one of the essential elements of patient safety is fall prevention.
Regardless of where you work, you likely see a variety of wounds on patients. Understanding proper wound care skills is essential for optimum outcomes.
Infection prevention and control has always been a big concern for healthcare providers. But the COVID-19 pandemic has put it on everyone's radar.
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.
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?
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.