Patients are discharged as quickly as possible, whether from acute care or rehab, and nurses are ultimately responsible for the seamless transition of patients to home. As a specialty, home care has established best practices to help in this process.
Many employers’ salary and benefits packages for post-acute care nursing roles match or are getting close to matching what they offer acute care nurses. That’s because more employers realize that home care, hospice, palliative care and long-term care patients often are as sick as those in the hospital.
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.
One in five adolescents in the U.S. suffer from developmental, mental or behavioral health illnesses. Kids with mental health issues need comprehensive, consistent help. And pediatric nurse practitioners can provide it.
If you are reading this, let me take a guess at why. You probably want to know staffing implications? Let's define progressive care vs. intensive care and then dive into staffing.
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.