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Petrillo, MSN, RN-BC
As nurses, we are charged with the responsibility of ensuring patient
safety and improving patient satisfaction. Although at first it may seem like
another task to add to the list, hourly rounding can help us achieve these
goals while also organizing our workflow. Hourly rounding, or checking on the ...
By Anny Su, BSN, RNApproximately 45.3 million people smoke in the U. S. (CDC, 2008) Many
of these smokers seek employment in healthcare institutions. Within the past 6
years, healthcare institutions have stepped up to challenge this unhealthy
behavior by instituting controversial bans on hiring smokers with the goal of
stigmatizing smoking ...
In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely
will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety
of their healthcare information.
The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 5%
of identity theft victims report medical fraud. In response, FTC in ...
''Hi. I'm Dr. Patti McCarver, and I'm your nurse.''
That's how an Oct. 1 New York Times article describes a nurse-patient interaction in a primary care setting. McCarver is a nurse practitioner who recently earned a doctorate.
The trend of nurses earning doctor of nursing practice degrees has spawned a backlash from some physicians, who claim ...
Doyle Byrnes, a 22-year-old nursing student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, is suing the school in federal court for dismissing her from its registered nursing program in response to a photo she posted on her Facebook page showing her posing with a human placenta in a lab class, according to a ...
In 1976, more than 120,000 female registered nurses signed on to the first Nurses' Health Study to volunteer information that would be used to assess risk factors for cancer and heart disease in older women. In 1980, questions were added looking at diet and other factors. The aim was to look at risk factors for major chronic diseases in women and ...
It's back to school time again. You can bet of all the back-to-school reports in newspapers, local TV or radio, you won't hear one on school nurses.
And I want to know why? With nurse-to-patient/student ratios of 1-to-1,000 in some communities, why isn't the school nurse the hero we all want to thank?
Fifty years ago, the job of a school nurse ...
Sometimes the right thing to do feels counterintuitive. When your car hits an icy patch and begins to spin, you automatically want to hit the brakes and steer away from the direction the car is sliding. That instinct is exactly opposite what experts recommend: Tap the brakes and steer into the slide to maintain control.
The Tri-Council for ...
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA.
In her report on PAS, Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses ''clearly specifies that nurses ...
Nursing’s ranking as the most trusted profession in America the past 8 years in Gallup’s annual Honesty & Ethics poll is testament to the reverence with which the public holds the caring profession.
It’s a sentiment nurses return each day when they go to work. In fact, for some that sense of commitment to caring about and for ...