Hospital nurses are increasingly faced with caring for highly complex acute patients with quickly changing healthcare needs. Nurses' ability to provide quality care often depends on not only their critical care experience but also what they know about current evidence-based and best practices, according to Mary Ann Christie, ACNP, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, CSC, CMC, an
Critical care nurses who believe their patients have access to palliative care tend to feel less moral distress than nurses who don’t believe that type of resource is available, according to a survey.
In 2019, nurses at an Orlando Health hospital nearly doubled the exclusive breastfeeding rate to 56.9%. They shared their success and how nursing played a big role in creating and implementing the plan.
It’s hard to imagine how a nurse caring for patients wouldn’t encounter people with diabetes, which is why diabetes education for nurses is so important. If your education is solid, then your patients will gain from your knowledge.
Neuroscience nursing is a complex, highly specialized nursing subspecialty that’s constantly advancing. Researchers have discovered in recent years early and sometimes aggressive treatment of stroke and traumatic brain injury can preserve function and independence for many patients who in the past had no choice but to live with debilitating disability. Anna Ver Hage, RN
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.