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Nurses find new ways to combat opioid epidemic

By | 2019-12-11T16:00:52+00:00 December 11th, 2019|Categories: Nursing news|

As efforts to address the opioid epidemic have intensified in recent years, a nurse and her research team started noticing an unprecedented trend — an increasing number of people needed emergency services after receiving naloxone (Narcan), an opioid antagonist used for complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose.

Patients feel impact of home care nursing shortage

By | 2019-12-10T14:58:03+00:00 December 10th, 2019|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

The nursing shortage. For years, those three words have invoked concern among nurses, healthcare leaders and recruiters. Though the phrase is usually mentioned regarding hospital settings, a shortage of nurses is being felt in home care as well, specifically by families who have children with complex medical needs.

RN breaches patient confidentiality policy to check work schedule

By | 2019-12-04T14:58:49+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Categories: Nursing careers and jobs, Nursing news|

Maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy is a fundamental obligation for every nurse. Most often, a breach can happen when a nurse shares patient information with a person who is not a member of the healthcare team or when a patient’s electronic medical record is accessed for a personal reason.

Veteran patients need nurses who understand their struggles

By | 2019-11-12T16:46:56+00:00 November 6th, 2019|Categories: Nursing news, Nursing specialties|

Nurses in all practice settings likely will have veteran patients — many of whom have special healthcare needs. The U.S. veteran population is more than 20 million strong, ranging in age from 18 to 80 and beyond. One of the most important questions nurses can ask patients is, “Have you ever served in the military?”