The nursing shortage. For years, those three words have invoked concern among nurses, healthcare leaders and recruiters. Though the phrase is usually mentioned regarding hospital settings, a shortage of nurses is being felt in home care as well, specifically by families who have children with complex medical needs.
Daniel Andrews, BSN, MBA, RN, CEN, said not knowing what kind of patient is going to walk through the door drew him into the emergency nursing and still keeps him engaged today. Andrews is among the speakers of the Relias emergency nurse certification review course.
For nurses today, one of the biggest challenges is caring for an increasing number of patients with chronic wounds. In fact, an estimated 67 million people around the world are suffering with chronic wounds, making access to a wound care specialist of utmost importance to these patients.
Nurses in all practice settings likely will have veteran patients — many of whom have special healthcare needs. The U.S. veteran population is more than 20 million strong, ranging in age from 18 to 80 and beyond. One of the most important questions nurses can ask patients is, “Have you ever served in the military?”
Whether you are a new grad or seasoned practitioner, you know nurses who have joined professional nursing associations. So what are nursing associations all about? Why should you join one and who has memberships in them? Explore answers to these questions.
Nursing informatics is a popular career path for nurses. But even if you don’t pursue a nursing informatics career — including those of you who think you know nothing at all about computers — you should understand how informatics impacts nurses and patients.
Outdated nursing licensure laws are a serious healthcare challenge, but we can address it together. Let's dive into full practice authority and why nurse practitioners in 28 states have barriers to practice without a collaborative agreement with a physician.
Advanced practice nurses are required to stay abreast of pharmacology. Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists also need to take an advanced practice nurse pharmacology course every two years to renew their licenses and national certification. Are you current on the fast-changing medication landscape?
According to a survey by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 66% of you still believe mechanical ventilation sedation is necessary for patient comfort. Learn how your personal attitude can influence how you sedate patients.
When a longtime RN began her career in wound care, she never imagined educating clinicians would take her to American Samoa, an unincorporated U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean located 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii. Learn more about her global wound care education impact.