For many nurses, joint, back and foot pain may seem like an expected part of the job, given the amount of time they spend on their feet. But it doesn't have to be that way. The right nursing shoes and foot care can make a huge difference.
For hundreds of hospitals and healthcare providers, the only way to address the rising cost of life-saving drugs is to take matters into their own hands. A group of hospitals are leading the charge against mounting prescription drug prices by creating a nonprofit drug company.
A recent survey we conducted showed female and male nurses reported discomfort as a big problem with their nursing shoes. Learn how to choose the right shoes and proper foot care techniques.
In a Nurse.com continuing education webinar, “Empathy 101 for Nurses: How to Care for Yourself While Emotionally Supporting Others,” Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN, explains the difference between empathy and sympathy, along with the power of having compassion for patients.
Patients in the ICU might have another alternative for pain control and sedation, in the form of a drug approved as an anesthetic nearly 50 years ago. Ketamine is being used more regularly as an option over opioids to control pain and sedate patients.
In addition to expressing gratitude to nurses by recognizing compassionate care, The DAISY Foundation helps fund nursing research and evidence-based practice projects. Apply today!
No one can discount nurses' initial education or denigrate experience. But nurses also need to acquire knowledge and expertise to anchor present practice and stay marketable into the future. This is why Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning recently published the “How to Use Lifelong Learning for a Lifetime of Success” e-book.
Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning and the Health & Safety Institute are combining efforts to ensure you have access to more resources to enhance your careers, nurse learning opportunities and workplace experiences.
Overprescribed opioids is a common occurrence after surgery, resulting in leftover pills that could fall into the wrong hands. But reducing the number of leftover pain relievers from post-surgical prescriptions could help in the fight against opioid addiction and trafficking.
Med-surg nursing has evolved into a highly-respected nursing specialty. Many nurses who work in the field are choosing to pursue med-surg certification as a way to validate their expertise and increase their professional development. But they need to conquer the challenges first.