Nurse Action Needed to Manage H1N1 Flu

By | 2022-02-08T17:46:16-05:00 May 4th, 2009|

Influenza type A (H1N1) virus ("swine flu") will not be going away any time soon, health officials say, and healthcare providers, including nurses, should prepare themselves not only for patients with the illness, but also for questions and concerns from the public, and requests to help state and local health departments identify potential new cases.At

Improving Patient Care Through Research

By | 2022-02-07T18:00:34-05:00 June 16th, 2008|

Nursing blends the art of caring and investigating scientific best practices to discover new techniques that improve patient care. "Everything a nurse does must be grounded in evidence," says Fran Roberts, RN, PhD, vice president of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. "We must have a proven reason

Radical Loving Care Practiced at Ariz Hospital

By | 2022-02-03T17:40:42-05:00 May 5th, 2008|

When patients walk into Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Ariz., they are greeted by the soothing sounds of a harpist. As they stroll through the plush, carpeted hallways they do not hear overhead pages or nurses calling to each other around nursing stations.On the outside of each patient room is a plaque with the

Paying Attention to Patients

By | 2022-02-03T17:39:33-05:00 April 21st, 2008|

Little things are often the most meaningful to a patient’s hospital experience. For breast cancer survivor Elizabeth Mullen, responses to her suggestions for easier, more comfortable care have made her visits to Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, Va., positive ones.When Mullen remarked that registration for chemotherapy in the infusion center would simplify the procedure for patients, her