No matter where we turn these days, coronavirus (COVID-19), is on everyone’s mind. Throughout the disease’s progression, nurses have been at the forefront of care. That is expected. But many developments have shocked us all. Here are 9 unexpected twists that COVID-19 has taken — so far:
The nursing world has shifted attention from the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year was going to be the time to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives internationally. Who could have imagined the critical importance of nurses would be brought into focus by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Since the first days of the coronavirus outbreak — which quickly became the coronavirus pandemic — news items and information have come in faster than we can digest them and take the needed actions. Whether you're a staff nurse or nurse leader, all of us are worried about what we’re hearing and what all of it means.
Certified emergency nurses make positive impacts for both patients and hospitals, and with the right support, they can be key to forging a strong emergency care team, according to a white paper by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.
A return to nursing can be isn't necessarily easy, but when you have the right motivation obstacles don't seem as intimidating.
Hospitals are working to stay ahead of coronavirus — both the outbreak and the constant flow of information. As the global healthcare community hustles to defeat a stream of misinformation, preventing and reducing the spread of the virus to healthcare workers needs to remain a top priority.
Infection control experts admit that there’s miscommunication about how nurses can protect themselves and others from transmission of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). So we asked two such experts to set the record straight.
From 1999 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 702,000 people died from drug overdoses. Researchers have increasingly found evidence of a new healthcare concern — a dramatic rise in heroin, methamphetamine and synthetic opioid use, specifically illegal fentanyl.
Forensic nursing is a challenging field like no other. Sara Jennings was an ED nurse when she saw the need to better care for victims of violence.There was no one in the ED trained to provide victims with the specialized care they needed to process the trauma, get them additional help or collect evidence.
The pressures on new graduate nurses to transition from education to practice are often too much to take, causing RNs meant to fuel nursing’s workforce pipeline in the coming decades to question their career choice. One thing that can ease the transition and help retain new nurses is nurse precepting, said Solimar Figueroa, PhD, RN, MHA,