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.
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.
One of the most chronic problems a wound expert deals with regularly is pressure injuries, which can have a devastating impact on patients and are a potential legal concern for healthcare facilities and clinicians. Find out how wound experts can make a difference in any healthcare organization.
Providing substandard wound care cannot only harm patients, it also can result in a patient or family members taking legal action against you and other clinicians involved in the patient’s care plan. Know your legal risks as a nurse.
Managing pressure injuries is something you encounter regularly because of nurses' pervasiveness across the healthcare continuum, whether you work in home health, acute care or long-term care. Employ these tips when caring for patients with pressure injuries.
A health services coordinator submitted a question about the use of surveillance cameras and privacy issues in school-based clinics. She was concerned about the impact on the privacy of students and staff who seek medical care. Find out which laws apply.
While cesarean sections are medically necessary in some cases, did you know researchers estimate almost half of the procedures performed in the U.S. are not necessary? Learn how some nurses are implementing programs to reduce C-section rates at their organizations.
As a nurse, you often find yourself in situations others never encounter, such as patient care issues related to end-of-life decisions or conflict with families and colleagues. You must be aware how moral distress causes emotional and physical pain that can upset and disrupt your life and learn how to cope.
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.