November 2017 Vol. 12 No. 11

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 . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

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 . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

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

Jacksonville, FL

Hurricanes “never” hit Jacksonville directly; the current always sweeps them to . . .

October 2017 Vol. 12 No. 10

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 . . .

August 2017 Vol. 12 No. 8

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 . . .

June 2017 Vol. 12 No. 6

Author: Denise Stagg, PhD, MSN, CNE, and Jessica McCarthy, MS, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

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 . . .

May 2017 Vol. 12 No. 5

Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; April Kapu, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP; Briana Witherspoon, DNP, ACNP-BC; Lauren Oliver, MSN, ACNP-BC; Jayme Gibson, MSN, ACNP-BC; Haley Vance, DNP, CPNP-AC; Janet M. Myers, DNP, FNP/GNPBC; Roslyn Green, MSN, AG-ACNP-BC; Ann Minnick, PhD, RN, FAAN; Pierce Trumbo, BA; and Wade Iams, MD

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