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How Do I Deal With Over-Involved Families?

How many times have you wished for responsive family members? You know, the kind who will stay with the patient when you can’t, help...
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Because of Nursing Research: Helping Families COPE with Premature Births

Most expectant parents look forward to the arrival of a healthy, well-developed baby. A premature birth drastically alters this expectation. The parents will have...
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Million Hearts Launches Annual Blood Pressure Control Challenge

Does your hospital, clinic or private practice achieve sustained hypertension control rates of 70 percent or above?  The U.S. Department of Health and Human...
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The Right And Wrong Way To Introduce Yourself To Patients

When you meet a new patient, you’ll need to introduce yourself. But for many nurses, this is easier said than done. If you’re not...
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Hospice Offers Comfort For Older Adults At End Of Life. Should We Consider It...

A team of researchers from Yale University has studied how soon older adults who were experiencing distressing symptoms and disability were admitted to hospice...
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Back Pain? Try These 4 Things

Between lifting patients, constantly standing on their feet and rushing from room to room, nurses experience intense physical demand on the job. In fact,...
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What Are The Most Effective Operating Room Infection Control Practices?

While hospitals grapple with what OR infection control procedures work best, a new study of Texas hospitals has determined two areas that stand out:...
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Nurse Eye Roll: Post Operative Nursing Care Basics

You are rocking through your shift, feeling awesome because you kind of know what you’re doing now, and your charge nurse comes up to...
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Top 10 Nursing Lessons From Your Mentors

Every single nurse experiences a learning curve, and that transition from nursing student to practicing nurse can be a doozy! That’s why you need someone...
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Is Technology At The Bedside An Asset Or A Hindrance?

The influx and popularity of technology within the world of healthcare can sometimes overshadow its developing dominance at the bedside. Everything from the electronic...

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