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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 ...
This post is written by Mbettie Worrell, BA, BSN, RN, a graduate
student in the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia.
Consider these scenarios:
A six-year-old girl is found dying from a disease that has had a vaccine
available for decades.
A young woman lay ...
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 ...
have a confession to make: I suffer from White Coat Syndrome. My brow sweats, my
heart pounds and my blood pressure spikes with each doctor’s office visit. Some
call it White
I finally have a doctor who understands this, after seeing another who insisted
on prescribing blood pressure medication ...
From funny skits breaking into sillier dance routines to hundreds of very carefully and cleverly choreographed productions, nurses from all corners of the U.S., Canada — and this year Panama as well — are submitting their videos for Medline's third annual Pink Glove Dance video competition to raise breast cancer awareness.
For more ...
My brother has a lung disorder related to rheumatoid arthritis which may eventually cause him to need a lung transplant. It’s as troubling to write about as it was to hear about a few months ago.
Were my brother at the top of the lung transplant list and a judge decided to change the rules and give the next available donor lung to a little girl ...
I grew up in
Kansas City, on both the Kansas and Missouri sides of the state line and smack
dab in the middle of Tornado Alley.
One of my
earliest memories is of my dad, my three older brothers and me scrambling to
get out of our station wagon and getting down into a ditch along the side of a
highway to try and protect us from a twister ...
Cross your fingers, New Jersey advanced practice nurses (APNs), because if Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) succeeds in passing his recently introduced S-2354 — the “Consumer Access to Health Care Act,” — you will be able to prescribe medications without joint protocol with a consulting physician. Introduced Nov. 29 into the New Jersey State ...
If you haven’t been vaccinated for the flu yet, it should be on your weekend to-do list. October is the unofficial start of flu season, and you don’t want to come down with the nasty virus — or have your kids miss school because of it. Only 46% of Americans get the flu shot every year, according to CDC statistics, but there are so many reasons why ...