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.
Little did Sue Childress RN, MN, OCN, know that her skiing to Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, during a snow storm for her work shift would get national — maybe international — attention.
Nurse innovators apply new ideas or adopt existing ideas in new ways. The results of these and other collaborations could lead to changes in how nurses care for patients, get their training, teach others, communicate with patients and families and more.
Nurture NJ is a statewide awareness campaign that focuses on improving maternal and child health. The campaign is committed to reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity while ensuring equitable care among women and children of all races and ethnicities.
Just over a month into 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 79 measles cases in the U.S. with a measles outbreak in some regions. That total is more than 20% of the 372 cases identified during all of 2018.
DAISY recognition has significant meaning for nurses. It serves as a reminder that the work they do makes a difference. The award allows colleagues, patients and patients’ families to honor extraordinary nurses and the contributions they make every day.
From taking the time to find quality, comfortable work shoes to eating healthy and getting proper rest, self-care is an important part of being a top-notch nurse to your patients. This year, make it a top priority.
Nurses who live by the code have gotten their recognition. In a 2018 Gallup poll, 84% of Americans surveyed rated the honesty and ethical standards of nurses as very high or high, earning them the top spot among a diverse list of professions for the 17th consecutive year.