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.
Free Ebola Webinars for Nurses Offered by American Nurses Association
October 27, 2014 - On the heels of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention’s (CDC) release of more stringent guidelines
regarding use of personal protective equipment in clinical settings, the
American Nurses Association (ANA) will host a two-part Ebola virus
disease education webinar series Oct. 28 and Oct. 30. The webinars are targeted to nurse leaders, clinical staff nurses and primary care nurses. Registration is complimentary.
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