In a country where more than 11 million people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, health education related to this patient population is surprisingly low.Students and practitioners are learning about the impact of health disparities and implicit biases for LBGTQ patients.
As efforts to address the opioid epidemic have intensified in recent years, a nurse and her research team started noticing an unprecedented trend — an increasing number of people needed emergency services after receiving naloxone (Narcan), an opioid antagonist used for complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose.
When Sophia Thomas, DNP, FNP, PNP, FAANP, saw a 16-year-old patient suffering from a chronic cough, she immediately considered the possibility that vaping could be the source of the problem. Thomas was right. And statistics are showing the need for increased education on vaping health risks.
This summer, nursing leadership throughout the country gathered in Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle to chart the course of the profession for the next decade. Our nurse leaders believe nurses will play a pivotal role in reducing health disparities.
While nurses can inform patients about statistics and evidence-based reasons to get vaccinations, research shows people are more receptive to a combination of facts and stories when it comes to vaccine education.
Twenty-two states now allow nurse practitioners full practice authority, and 10 states have removed restrictions on NPs in the past 10 years. Find out how nurses recently influenced legislation in a few key states to allow more independent practice.
The goal of the IOM Future of Nursing report was to provide a prescription for nurses to facilitate the nation’s shift from hospital-based services to a system focused on prevention and wellness in the community. Find out what progress was made and what still needs attention moving forward, according to nursing experts.
While cesarean sections are medically necessary in some cases, did you know researchers estimate almost half of the procedures performed in the U.S. are not necessary? Learn how some nurses are implementing programs to reduce C-section rates at their organizations.
Nurses need to be involved in understanding how climate change, such as extreme heat, are affecting patient health, especially the most vulnerable populations like the elderly, children, people with chronic conditions and people in specific occupations like outdoor work.
Nurses are seeing an increase in the number of newborns experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome because of an increase in opioid use disorder during pregnancy. Find out how hospitals are helping these women with their addictions earlier in pregnancy.