Safely disposing of medical waste is not just important for nurses' personal safety, but also for the health and safety of patients.
More deals for nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic have emerged. Nurses can find deals on running shoes, rides to work, food delivery, yoga apps and more.
No matter where we turn these days, coronavirus (COVID-19), is on everyone’s mind. Throughout the disease’s progression, nurses have been at the forefront of care. That is expected. But many developments have shocked us all. Here are 9 unexpected twists that COVID-19 has taken — so far:
From 1999 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 702,000 people died from drug overdoses. Researchers have increasingly found evidence of a new healthcare concern — a dramatic rise in heroin, methamphetamine and synthetic opioid use, specifically illegal fentanyl.
Researchers from the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing recommend a five-minute delay in the umbilical cord clamping of healthy infants. The delay can result in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early life functional development.
The DAISY Foundation is launching a new DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor will recognize and celebrate nurses who have devoted their life’s work to the compassionate care of others.
Nurture NJ is a statewide awareness campaign that focuses on improving maternal and child health. The campaign is committed to reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity while ensuring equitable care among women and children of all races and ethnicities.
Just over a month into 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 79 measles cases in the U.S. with a measles outbreak in some regions. That total is more than 20% of the 372 cases identified during all of 2018.
Need evidence skin injuries are a major concern in healthcare? Consider that 2.5 million U.S. patients are afflicted annually. According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, skin injuries cost more than $9.1 billion each year.
In a Nurse.com continuing education webinar, “Empathy 101 for Nurses: How to Care for Yourself While Emotionally Supporting Others,” Kati Kleber, BSN, RN, CCRN, explains the difference between empathy and sympathy, along with the power of having compassion for patients.