Nurse-Family Partnership launched its Goal Mama app this year.The Nurse-Family Partnership encourages young new moms to use the app between at-home visits with the partnership’s 2,000-plus nurses, to help meet and track their goals.
Daniel Andrews, BSN, MBA, RN, CEN, said not knowing what kind of patient is going to walk through the door drew him into the emergency nursing and still keeps him engaged today. Andrews is among the speakers of the Relias emergency nurse certification review course.
Nurses in all practice settings likely will have veteran patients — many of whom have special healthcare needs. The U.S. veteran population is more than 20 million strong, ranging in age from 18 to 80 and beyond. One of the most important questions nurses can ask patients is, “Have you ever served in the military?”
A recent search showed the Office for Civil Rights was investigating 548 breaches in the last 24 months. Perhaps as concerning as the rate at which these healthcare cyberattacks occur is the lack of cybersecurity training at U.S. healthcare facilities.
Learning Spanish for nurses may seem seem daunting, but is well worth the effort, according to one nurse. Being able to communicate in Spanish can go a long way in nursing, said Tracey Long, PhD, MS, RN, APRN, a nursing professor at Arizona College of Nursing who can read, write and speak Spanish fluently.
Donna Maheady, EdD, ARNP, wanted to create a virtual space for nurses with disabilities. So, that's what she did. Maheady is the founder of ExceptionalNurse.com a website featuring real-life stories, information and resources.
A growing body of evidence points to the powers of mindfulness and meditation as practices that might help tame nurse stress and the risk of burnout. But practicing mindfulness and meditation takes practice and knowledge to strengthen the nervous system in its response to stressful situations.
Disaster nursing response teams go to areas where people have asked for help, where the infrastructure has been overwhelmed, the medical system has been overwhelmed or if the medical facility has been destroyed, said Kathi Harvey, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, APRN, a certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional.
Nursing informatics is a popular career path for nurses. But even if you don’t pursue a nursing informatics career — including those of you who think you know nothing at all about computers — you should understand how informatics impacts nurses and patients.
The Joint Commission released its Quick Safety, Issue 50: “Developing resilience to combat nurse burnout” advisory in July. It's a document aimed at offering you and your employers tools to help you combat nurse burnout by developing resilience.