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.
In January, Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, will become president of the American Nurses Association, an organization that has historically been largely female. His election marks a first for men in nursing.
If you work in healthcare, you should have gotten your flu vaccine by now with flu season in full swing. The only exceptions are those who are immune compromised or truly allergic to the ingredients, such as eggs.
Need evidence skin injuries are a major concern in healthcare? Consider that 2.5 million U.S. patients are afflicted annually. According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, skin injuries cost more than $9.1 billion each year.
Our new interdisciplinary course "Malnutrition Alert! How to Improve Patient Outcomes" for nurses, dietitians and physicians is designed to help you recognize the role that protein-calorie malnutrition plays in adult morbidity and mortality and to focus on preventing, diagnosing and treating malnutrition.