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(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Suzanne LeBeau, BSN, RN, CLNC.)
We all know the scenario. You're getting report on your sixth patient and the nurse who is giving report is spent, burnt out and just wants to go home to her cozy bed. As you may imagine, the conversation may go like this:
First nurse: ''In room 320 is Mr. Jones, a ...
As most everyone knows by now, nurses have for several years been ranked the ''Most Trusted Profession'' in an annual Gallup survey of Americans.
But now a new study reveals nurses are also very good at assessing the quality of care delivered in the hospital units in which they work.
In short, it turns out nurses are not only trustworthy ...
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month?
Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history.
Nursing is certainly filled with its share of historical female figures, beginning perhaps most ...
Quality is the name of the game in healthcare, and nurses are consistently seen as playing a major role in improving hospital quality. As the demand and requirement from payers (both governmental and private) for high quality healthcare delivery grows, so will the pushback on nurses to find more and creative ways to up their game while cutting ...
My husband says we can't remember everything about a book or a movie or a vacation, so our minds fixate on the most vivid impression and that's what we remember. I just finished reading Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna, DNS, RN, and Sandra E. Cordray, MA, MJ.
I set the book down with strong impressions of ...
I'm anxious to see what nurses think of the May/June ADVANCE Online Book Club selection Josie's Story: A Mother's Inspiring Crusade to Make Medical Care Safe by Sorrel King.
While the book is about the strength of human resolve - detailing how one family survived the death of their 18-month-old daughter due to a medical error - it is also about ...
Last week, a patient pulled out a gun on a hospital unit and shot a nurse at least three times.
It happened March 2 at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. The nurse shot was Andrew Hull, BSN, RN, (click on page 4 to read a short bio). He was wounded, after allegedly protecting one of his co-workers from the gunfire.
It seems whenever you read news ...
I saw an item from the Mason County News, Mason County, Texas. It offered snakebite tips to readers who probably have seen more than their fair share of rattlers, water moccasins and copperheads.
But what caught my eye was the fact that the tip sheet was penned by a trauma nurse, Cindy Loeffler, RN, working at Hill Country Memorial Hospital, ...
Most of us probably know by now that no less than three primetime shows are featuring nurses in primary roles.
After decades of St. Elsewhere, Quincy, House Calls and most recently ER and Grey's Anatomy; it's about time a healthcare drama was put forward with a nurse's point to view.
That should be reason enough for nurses to stand ...
Posted April 30, 2009
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) issued a joint statement April 30 about the then 109 confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S., and offered recommendations to the public about when to seek emergency care in the 11 states where the disease is present ...