Is nursing prepared for the next disaster?
By David Benton, RGN, PhD, FFNF, FRCN, FAAN
With alarming frequency, nurses are confronted with the professional, organizational, and personal consequences of disasters. Natural disasters like hurricanes in the Southeast, tornadoes that can quickly and catastrophically devastate swaths of the Midwest, or wild . . .
Learn how to identify and manage this under-recognized syndrome.
Dumping syndrome is often misdiagnosed.
The clinical manifestations of dumping syndrome are categorized as early or late.
Dietary changes are the most effective way to manage dumping syndrome.
By Lynnette Rodgers, RN, CDE, EMT, and Carolyn A. Phillips, PhD . . .
Developing processes and educating staff lead to reduced mortality.
Sepsis requires early identification with rapid treatment.
Sepsis core measure bundles are a challenge for clinicians.
Algorithms and bundles offer helpful tools to clinicians.
When 35-year-old Tom Jenkins* arrives by ambulance at the emergency department (ED), he’s . . .
Use these tools to analyze data vital to practice-improvement projects.
By Brian Conner, PhD, RN, CNE and Emily Johnson, PhD
Nurses at every level should be able to understand and apply basic statistical analyses related to performance improvement projects.
Measures of central tendency (such as mean) and variability . . .
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
Discover products and strategies to ease the tape removal experience for your patients
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 . . .