Blog Posts Written by Carole Jakucs,
Cold and heat therapy's traditional methods remain highly effective. But higher-tech temperature therapy tools offer some interesting benefits of their own.
All About IVs: Traditional and Emerging Uses of Drip Therapy
Nurses have seen the evolution of IV therapy and the settings in which it’s used expand to meet patients’ needs and create new opportunities for RNs.
Exploring the Neonatal Nursing Specialty
Neonatal nurses are in demand, and working with newborns and infants in this specialty can be rewarding. Find out how to become a neonatal nurse.
Nurse Practitioners Are Primed to Help Bridge Physician Shortage
Fall Prevention in Hospitals: What Every Nurse Needs to Know
Nurses are trained in patient safety, where they can make a difference. That responsibility includes efforts to prevent falls in the hospital.
Do You Know the 3 Steps for Proper Wound Care for Patients?
Regardless of where you work, you likely see a variety of wounds on patients. Understanding proper wound care skills is essential for optimum outcomes.
Five Essential Infection Prevention and Control Tools for Every Nurse
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.
Report: Over-the-Counter Analgesics in the Management of Acute Pain
Patients in pain have various options to help them find relief. A report takes a look at multimodal pain management and reviews the successful use of over-the-counter analgesics.
In Rural Healthcare, NPs Can Be a Solution to Severe Provider Shortage
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.
Patients Feel Impact of Home Care Nursing Shortage
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.