Irma nursing home tragedy: How could this happen?

By | 2021-05-07T15:09:22-04:00 September 25th, 2017|Tags: , |

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

NSAIDs: Key considerations for nurses about NSAIDs

By | 2020-04-06T11:05:14-04:00 March 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

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.