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After recently giving a presentation on Florence Nightingale, I mused on the changes nursing has seen through the ages. For example? In 1887, one rule for nurses stated that any nurse who smoked, used liquor in any form, got her hair done at a beauty shop or frequented a dance hall would ''give the director of nurses good reason to suspect her ...
I work at a North Omaha Area Health, a free clinic run by two RNs, which free health screenings for everything from HIV to diabetes. We work in the 3 zip codes that have the largest STD rates in the country. In an effort to promote health we offer a diet class through a program called the North Omaha Academy of Healthy Living ...
In today's healthcare environment, workers are being asked to do more with less. See more patients in less time with fewer resources is a common refrain. As reimbursements grow harder to come by, hospitals are tightening their purse strings and looking for more cost-cutting measures.
Linda Boly, RN, an Oregon nurse with 34-years of experience, ...
Nursing is focused on Evidenced Based Practice. More so now than in any other time in our history, we look to research and the scientific method. You may think these methods fail us when we study spirituality. Can you imagine being a peer reviewer and being assigned an article entitled ''God and Cholesterol: An underused intervention'' I can just ...
This guest post is written by Lisa Wolf PhD, RN, CEN, director, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research, Emergency Nurses Association
Moral distress as it is currently understood in nursing has been studied in many settings, but there is a lack of research on the nature and content of moral distress as it manifests in the emergency department ...
By Corina Wilkin, BSN, RN
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) recently held a ‘Day of Dialogue' to discuss how incidents of violence are currently addressed in hospitals. AONE includes lateral violence, or bullying, between colleagues (e.g. nurse/nurse, doctor/nurse) in their ...
Editor's note: Guest blogger Samer Koutoubi, MD, PhD, is program director and faculty member, public health at American Public University
The health and well-being of Americans should be the top priority of Congress. So why is Congress considering removing $900 million in public health funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in FY ...
Editor's Note: Guest blogger Ronda McKay, DNP, CNS, RN is chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Community Hospital, Munster, Ind.
My recent article - Using Technology to Enhance Nurse Safety - generated quite a bit of response from members of the nursing community. The discussion is important, as such ...
Gutowski, MSNc, BSN, and Ryann Nocereto, MSNc, BSN
years, hospital administrators and staff nurses have reported dissatisfaction
with the level of preparedness of new graduate nurses. Despite decreased
availability of clinical sites, a shortage of faculty members and an increase
in student volume, schools of nursing have ...
By Susan Salka, President and CEO, AMN Healthcare
Most public companies dedicate some resources to good corporate
citizenship. They choose to spend these resources - time, money or both -- on
endeavors aligned with the company's mission and goals in win-win situations.
It's all part of a company's social responsibility. But I believe we need ...