Emergency nursing comes with a unique set of rewards and responsibilities. Treating patients of all ages and conditions at different levels of intensity makes this specialty fascinating for nurses.
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.
From pain management and alarm fatigue to connecting with patient families, Critical Care Nursing Trends You Should Know, is a digital edition that provides you with essential tips and information on the specialty.
APNs who specialize in gerontology are at the forefront of older adult care, steering best practices, performing comprehensive geriatric assessment and managing medication and geriatric syndrome issues.
National meeting spawns actionable recommendations for transform care delivery for the more than 40% of older Americans living with four or more chronic illnesses. Nurses should stay aware of how the new geriatric care recommendations might impact the profession.
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.
In the Nurse.com "Explore If Med-Surg Nursing Is the Right Fit" digital edition you'll find everything you need to know about how med-surg nursing uses every skill nurses have to care for complex patient cases.
Although they are well-known for assisting women in labor and delivery, each nurse midwife provides many more healthcare services for women and their families.
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.