We decided to form a nonprofit foundation called DAISY, an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune System, tying back to the condition that took our Pat from us. We turn our grief into something positive with the DAISY Award.
A study published in the April 2018 issue of Critical-Care Nurse looked at combat casualty care provided to trauma patients. Improving outcomes depends not just on physicians, but on healthcare providers with the right training and experience, such as critical care nurses and paramedics.
Support is growing to help nursing innovations come alive. From healthcare "hackathons" and makeathons to a Nurse SharkTank event, nurses are getting more attention for their creative inventions that can evolve patient care.
A Texas nurse “jumped into professional mode” after her husband was bitten by a rattlesnake minutes after he had cut off its head in their yard.
Nursing Now, a three-year campaign to improve global health, was launched in February and aims to empower nurses to help tackle the many health challenges being faced in the 21st century. The initiative is set to run through 2020 by a campaign board of nurses and non-nurses from 16 different countries.
With a goal of building confidence and independence among children and adults with disabilities through scuba therapy, Diveheart uses an innovative and exciting method to temporarily decrease pain and build self-esteem. The Illinois organization is making waves — in the most positive sense — in several states.
In her role as a proton therapy nurse navigator at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Pam DeLongchamp, BSN, RN, OCN, is fortunate to be able to support oncology patients as they face physical and emotional challenges. And her patients benefit from advanced proton therapy treatments such as Hyperscan.
Twenty years ago, the Woodhull study found just 4% of quotations in newspaper healthcare stories were attributed to nurses. The Woodhull Study Revisited, which replicated the original research, found nurse representation in print media healthcare coverage hasn't improved.
Nurses are educated, ethical and engaged, and patients are all the better for it. I’ve been part of many National Nurses Week celebrations and each year I’ve become prouder to be a nurse and felt more privileged to call nurses “my colleagues.”
Happy National Nurses Week 2018! We’re celebrating one of nursing’s trailblazers — Florence Nightingale — and your contributions to healthcare in our National Nurses Week digital edition.