Safety and continuity are key to successful care.
By Jessica L. Dzubak, RN
The most important consideration when caring for this special population is ensuring, first and foremost, staff and patient safety.
Both psychiatric patients and the staff caring for them have rights and deserve a safe and respectful . . .
Combining skill and knowledge ensures safe removal.
Improve your knowledge on how to remove medical tape or wound dressings
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By Ann-Marie Taroc, MSN, RN, CPN
All nurses have struggled with removing pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs . . .
AMERICAN NURSE TODAY asked nurses to share their personal and professional experiences related to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Here are a few of their responses.
Fulfilling a professional responsibility
Bree Walker, RN, BSN
Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Hurricanes “never” hit Jacksonville directly; the current always sweeps them to . . .
Use this evidence-based approach to help grief-stricken families make a critical decision.
As the nurse of a dying child, you are perfectly positioned to save the lives of countless other children by means of organ donation.
By providing excellent care to your patient, being available, engaged, and . . .
A new format and structure allows for timely updates and distribution.
The 2017 updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Surgical Site Infection Guidelines was released in May.
The new guideline format includes a new high-volume, high-burden procedure section.
The new guideline format can be updated as . . .
SCENARIO: When you meet your patient Tom for the first time, he reports fever, headaches, a rash on his stomach, and muscle aches. As you perform your assessment, he says, “I’m not sure what’s wrong with me. It just came on a few days ago. At least it . . .