Patients made more than 1 billion visits to nurse practitioners last year. NPs are educated and well-trained to provide patients access to high-quality, primary healthcare services and keep the family and community involved in the process.
Patients are discharged as quickly as possible, whether from acute care or rehab, and nurses are ultimately responsible for the seamless transition of patients to home. As a specialty, home care has established best practices to help in this process.
One in five adolescents in the U.S. suffer from developmental, mental or behavioral health illnesses. Kids with mental health issues need comprehensive, consistent help. And pediatric nurse practitioners can provide it.
APNs who specialize in gerontology are at the forefront of older adult care, steering best practices, performing comprehensive geriatric assessment and managing medication and geriatric syndrome issues.
Although they are well-known for assisting women in labor and delivery, each nurse midwife provides many more healthcare services for women and their families.
In her role as a proton therapy nurse navigator at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Pam DeLongchamp, BSN, RN, OCN, is fortunate to be able to support oncology patients as they face physical and emotional challenges. And her patients benefit from advanced proton therapy treatments such as Hyperscan.
An ICU nurses is on a mission to save lives in the community by showing nurses and other healthcare professionals how to train laypeople in the community hemorrhage control through the Stop the Bleed campaign. This skill can save lives in an emergent situation such as a terrorist or mass shooting event.
The characteristics of a good nurse manager include strong leadership skills and the ability to create a a vibrant culture of teamwork and trust.
For home care nurses whose workplaces are patients’ homes in sometimes unfamiliar or unsafe neighborhoods, the threat of workplace violence is real.