In August, Delaware Governor John Carney signed legislation that grant's the state's nurse practitioners full practice authority (FPA). In doing so, Delaware became the 24th state (in addition to the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories) to adopt FPA legislation — and not a moment too soon. The physician shortage is real and growing
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.
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.