Top 10 Things Nurses Can Expect in 2015
January 12, 2015 - With toasts made, decorations put away and New
Year celebrations but a memory, it’s time to take a look at the nursing
predictions for 2015.
The Latest Nurse Salary Trends Show No Gain
December 23, 2014 - Everyone wants to know how they measure up, and nurses are no exception. But when it comes to nurse salary discussions, few people will open up about what they earn. RN salary surveys offer insight, a method to benchmark and ammunition to discuss needed change with decision makers.
Fighting Nurse Fatigue: How Much is Your Responsibility?
December 5, 2014 - As evidence builds that nurses working while
fatigued negatively affects their ability to deliver optimal patient
care and increases the risk of errors and injuries, the American Nurses
Association (ANA) has issued a revised position statement, calling for
nurses and employers to work together to create a culture of safety.
Can a Nurse Be Forced to Force-feed a Patient? The Guantanamo Bay Case
December 1, 2014 - Nurses want to do the right thing for their
patients and often struggle with ethical dilemmas when asked to perform a
procedure or administer a treatment they believe is not in the
patient’s interest. The case of one Navy nurse who refused to force-feed
detainees at Guantanamo Bay has once again brought this issue of
nursing ethics to the forefront.
Nurses Creating Solutions for ER Wait Times
November 11, 2014 - More and more people are seeking care in
emergency departments, leading to crowding and extended wait times that
can adversely affect patient satisfaction and outcomes. Many nurses,
including ER nurses, have come up with ideas to improve throughput and
How Nurses Make the Grade in Hospital Safety Scores
November 10, 2014 - The fall 2014 update to The Leapfrog Group’s
Hospital Safety Score found 23 fewer hospitals receiving “A” grades, but
many of those who did credit their nurses for making it possible.