According to a survey by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 66% of you still believe mechanical ventilation sedation is necessary for patient comfort. Learn how your personal attitude can influence how you sedate patients.
A nurse was reported to her board of nursing for an apparent substance use disorder. After a hearing, the board recommended she would need to get into a treatment program sponsored by the board to maintain her license. Find out about the different types of programs, such as alternative-to-discipline programs.
After you pass the NCLEX, finding your first nursing job is one of two things you need to think about as you move through the period between nursing school and work. The second thing is making sure your first nursing job is the right one.
Having a certified wound care nurse on staff makes a positive difference for both patient care and the bottom line. Use the data presented in this article to prove the value of the role and certification to your manager or organization.
A patient filed a medical malpractice action against a hospital, the nurse who provided her care, the hospital consultants and the on-call physician. But it remains to be seen what the trial court’s determination will be on the issues remanded to it for a decision, such as witness intimidation allegations.
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.
Drug diversion at hospitals occurs in many ways, from diverting from a hospital’s waste receptacle to diverting pain management drugs from patients who need them. Learn about the signs and symptoms, and, most importantly, how to get help.
This case is about a disability discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court alleging violations of federal laws. The plaintiff, who is deaf and communicates primarily using American Sign Language (ASL), alleges a nurse discriminated during her care. Find out how the court ruled from a legal expert.
Without other information to the contrary, it seems this strike is a result of difficulties between the school nurse, other school employees and their employer. As such, the strike would be seen as an employer-employee abandonment instead of patient abandonment. Read more insights from our legal attorney expert.
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.