Trends in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Nursing Care
With nearly 5.5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and
another 473,000 diagnosed this year, nurses in most settings will care
for patients with this disease at some point. Let’s look at some of the
trends in dementia care.
Nurses on the Forefront of Fighting Type 1 Diabetes
More than 1 million Americans live with type 1 diabetes, and even more
are at risk. Many of these patients struggle with the challenges
associated with the disease, such as hypoglycemic unawareness. Nurses
are on the front lines of research to improve treatment options and to
prevent relatives of type 1 diabetes patients from developing the
Are You Storm-ready? Preparation Helps Nurses Care for Patients in Disasters
With floods recently affecting many South Carolina hospitals’ operations
and memories of Superstorm Sandy fresh in the minds of people in the
Northeast, nurses in coastal areas remain on the alert for another
natural disaster--so they can ensure their own safety and that of their
Easy Ways Nurses Can Eat Healthy on the Job
It’s no secret that nurses are busy and constantly focused on keeping
their patients healthy. But who, if not the nurse, is focused on their
health? One of the easiest ways to stay healthy is through proper
nutrition and that means remembering to eat regularly and eating
balanced snacks and meals while on the job.
Nurses Continue to Care for World Trade Center Workers Years Later
With a somber memorial and a gleaming office building, the World Trade Center (WTC) site bears little resemblance to the original, but for a cadre of nurses caring for thousands of people who worked at Ground Zero in the days and months after September 11, 2001, the trauma remains close at hand.
Immunization Education: Where Do We Go from Here?
Considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as “one of the greatest achievements of biomedical science and public health,” vaccines have received some attention lately in the media, as unvaccinated children helped spread the highly contagious measles across much of the United States and into Canada. So what should nurses be telling patients?