For nurses today, one of the biggest challenges is caring for an increasing number of patients with chronic wounds. In fact, an estimated 67 million people around the world are suffering with chronic wounds, making access to a wound care specialist of utmost importance to these patients.
DAISY recognition has significant meaning for nurses. It serves as a reminder that the work they do makes a difference. The award allows colleagues, patients and patients’ families to honor extraordinary nurses and the contributions they make every day.
With multiple generations in the nursing workforce, unique opportunities exist for growth, learning and development. All generations of nurses have plenty to offer one another.
From taking the time to find quality, comfortable work shoes to eating healthy and getting proper rest, self-care is an important part of being a top-notch nurse to your patients. This year, make it a top priority.
A diverse nursing workforce can be a crucial component in reducing health disparities, improving outcomes and transforming care in an ever-evolving patient population.
Nurses who live by the code have gotten their recognition. In a 2018 Gallup poll, 84% of Americans surveyed rated the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as very high or high, earning them the top spot among a diverse list of professions for the 17th consecutive year.
Recognizing the warning signs a patient is a victim of human trafficking is crucial in the ED and other healthcare settings. For many victims, the opportunity to escape and receive help comes when they visit a healthcare provider.
A threat to patient safety could be lurking right near the bedside, according to a study. Privacy curtains can be breeding grounds for resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA.
Emergency nursing comes with a unique set of rewards and responsibilities. Treating patients of all ages and conditions at different levels of intensity makes this specialty fascinating for nurses.