Throughout acute care—from the emergency department to the operating room and the critical-care unit—protecting patients’ skin from pressure injuries (PIs) can sometimes be low on the priority list when faced with immediate life-threatening situations. However, PIs can become life-threatening and most are avoidable when excellent assessment, physical care, multidisciplinary teamwork, and technology are used to ensure adequate perfusion. In this special supplement to American Nurse Today, you’ll find best practices related to specific acute-care environments and insight into clinical solutions such as support surfaces, technology, and collaborative care. You’ll also want to read the case studies from nurses who have developed and implemented PI prevention strategies in their acute-care settings.
In this issue of American Nurse Today, we take a close look at nurse suicide, including the lack of research and information, the steps nursing can take to support colleagues suffering from depression or burn out, and how healthcare organizations can develop and implement suicide prevention resources and services. Other articles include a feature on leadless pacemakers, tips for working with a challenging patient, and guidelines for preventing medical device–related pressure injuries.
Author: Leah Heather Rizzo, MSN, RN-BC, CENP
Research, prevention programs, and open discussion are required to reduce nurse suicide.
Suicide is a challenging concern for healthcare professionals.
The lack of data …
Author: By Christine Hedges, PhD, RN, NE-BC; Erica Wolak, MHA, BSN, RN, NE-BC; Cheryl A. Smith-Miller, PhD, RN-BC; Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Get staff engaged in evidence-based practice and quality-improvement projects.
Using a participatory and shared governance approach, nurses conducted evidence reviews to identify …
Embarking on the path to continuing your education, whether you’re a recently licensed RN or a highly skilled professional with years of experience, begins with the questions you ask yourself.
These are questions only you can answer for yourself, but this year’s American Nurse Today 2017/2018 Education Guide, provides you with facts, figures, other nurses’ experiences, and tons of other resources to help you in your journey.