Several days after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across Florida, nine residents from one of its nursing homes died. The deaths were not caused by flooding, high winds or a building collapse, but by room temperatures that went from hot to oppressive and finally to fatal after a transformer powering their cooling system failed. The first
A nurse criticized her grandfather’s long-term care nurses on Facebook, who took offense to the posts. The situation resulted in a legal battle.
A nurse explained to a patient that NSAIDs — both over-the-counter and prescription — are widely acknowledged to be effective for pain relief when used as directed. But she also counseled her patient that NSAIDs can cause adverse events, especially when they’re not used appropriately.
A reader asked about using her experience to develop a niche focusing on electronic health records to improve patient safety. My response is, “Go for it!”
Engineering and nursing students created a robotic nurse to assist human nurses. Robots are being viewed as a means to reduce risks to care providers.