A growing body of evidence points to the powers of mindfulness and meditation as practices that might help tame nurse stress and the risk of burnout. But practicing mindfulness and meditation takes practice and knowledge to strengthen the nervous system in its response to stressful situations.
This summer, nursing leadership throughout the country gathered in Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle to chart the course of the profession for the next decade. Our nurse leaders believe nurses will play a pivotal role in reducing health disparities.
Disaster nursing response teams go to areas where people have asked for help, where the infrastructure has been overwhelmed, the medical system has been overwhelmed or if the medical facility has been destroyed, said Kathi Harvey, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, APRN, a certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional.
The Joint Commission released its Quick Safety, Issue 50: “Developing resilience to combat nurse burnout” advisory in July. It's a document aimed at offering you and your employers tools to help you combat nurse burnout by developing resilience.
While nurses can inform patients about statistics and evidence-based reasons to get vaccinations, research shows people are more receptive to a combination of facts and stories when it comes to vaccine education.
Twenty-two states now allow nurse practitioners full practice authority, and 10 states have removed restrictions on NPs in the past 10 years. Find out how nurses recently influenced legislation in a few key states to allow more independent practice.
Five nurses competed for monetary prizes at a conference event called NursePitch the ANA compares to the TV show “Shark Tank.” Each contestant gave a 5-minute pitch about their innovation in nursing and answered judges’ questions. Find out who won.
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.
The study published in the American Journal of Infection Control found many patients had emotional responses to diagnoses of hospital acquired infections, including “feeling dirty,” “having the plague” or “feeling like a leper.”
The DAISY Foundation is launching a new DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor will recognize and celebrate nurses who have devoted their life’s work to the compassionate care of others.