A nurse asked if a red flag would be raised when documenting a medication’s brand name ordered with its generic name. She is concerned about using the medication’s brand name in the nursing narrative notes when the medication administration record also reflects the generic name.
Outdated nursing licensure laws are a serious healthcare challenge, but we can address it together. Let's dive into full practice authority and why nurse practitioners in 28 states have barriers to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician.
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.
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.