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The Role of Nurses in Increasing Health Literacy

As nurses, we tend to take for granted how much our patients know about their own health conditions. The truth is, many don’t know...
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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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Six Nursing Lessons on Death and Opioid-Induced Respiratory Compromise

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released six lessons on death and opioid-induced respiratory compromise in honor of the death anniversary of 17-year...
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They Can Take Your Sanity, But They Can’t Take Your Humor…Or Can They?

  Hospital humor—it’s one of the most “insider” elements of the medical world, and little understood (or appreciated) among visitors. And it’s been called a...
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Your Next Healthcare Tool -An Apple Watch?

. Hospital systems throughout the country will begin supplying their employees with Apple Watches in the hopes of improving patient care. Numerous hospitals and integrated...
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Does Employment of More Nurse Assistants Lead to Higher Mortality Rates And Lower Quality...

It's an important topic we've talked about before -do hospitals that employ more nurse assistants relative to the number of professionally qualified nurses have...
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Most Americans’ Hearts Are Older Than Their Age

Your heart may be older than you are – and that's not good. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, 3 out of...
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I Can’t Get No, Patient Satisfaction!

The United States healthcare industry has experienced more changes in the last three years than it has since the advent of Medicaid and Medicare...
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Ouchies & Boo–Boos : Easing The Pain Of Your Littlest Patients

It could be argued that a pediatric nurse has double the work of any other. The patients may be smaller, but the work involved...
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Checking the Symptom Checkers

More than a third of adults nationwide regularly use the Internet to help diagnose their ailments. They often start with online search engines, which...

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