It makes sense to arm nurses with the tools they need to step in and address the unmet public health crisis of diseases of despair in the 21st century. Find out why.
Nurses need to be involved in understanding how climate change, such as extreme heat, are affecting patient health, especially the most vulnerable populations like the elderly, children, people with chronic conditions and people in specific occupations like outdoor work.
Established more than 40 years ago, National Nurses Week is now a well-known national, annual healthcare event in America. Learn about the top historical highlights that led to the designation of this special week.
A wide variety of programs take place during National Nurses Week beginning May 6 with National Nurses Day and ending May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This special week honors nurses in all 50 states. Celebrate with us!
To curb the U.S. measles outbreak some lawmakers are working to limit parents’ options for legally opting out of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations for their children. Nurses Who Vaccinate group also works to provide vaccine education to patients and the public.
Having Alexa in hospital rooms allows patients to make hands-free requests for medications, help using the restroom, their favorite music, television programming, information about what’s on the menu and more. Find out if the device could help your organization.
Learn how a multimodal pain management plan is a personalized approach to pain management that includes multiple medications and techniques, including opioid, non-opioid (prescription or over-the-counter pain relievers), and topical medications, as well as nonpharmacologic therapies.
Nurses are seeing an increase in the number of newborns experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome because of an increase in opioid use disorder during pregnancy. Find out how hospitals are helping these women with their addictions earlier in pregnancy.
For those of you who practice school nursing in a public institution, another important part of your practice is protecting student privacy. Read how one court ruled on this topic and how it might apply to you.
Researchers from the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing recommend a five-minute delay in the umbilical cord clamping of healthy infants. The delay can result in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early life functional development.