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.
An ICU nurses is on a mission to save lives in the community by showing nurses and other healthcare professionals how to train laypeople in the community hemorrhage control through the Stop the Bleed campaign. This skill can save lives in an emergent situation such as a terrorist or mass shooting event.
Avoiding accidental poisoning among children younger than 6 might not be as simple as storing medicine out of reach, according to a new report from Safe Kids Worldwide.
The characteristics of a good nurse manager include strong leadership skills and the ability to create a a vibrant culture of teamwork and trust.