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To fulfill your responsibility toward evidence-based practice, you need to understand statistical techniques. In the first article in our new “Spotlight on Statistics” series, the authors demystify the concept of risk and describe how it helps you apply evidence to your practice.
Nursing academics vs.
My blood boiled when I read ANA President Patton’s column “Is diagnosis of pressure ulcers within an RN’s scope of practice?”(January 2010). It describes
a case of high-level nursing academics questioning something practicing nurses
do every day.
When I entered a . . .
When the lines between RN’s and LPN’s practice roles got blurry, nurses initiated a comprehensive process to clearly define and demarcate these roles.
Healthcare agencies and societies frequently issue practice guidelines, standards, and various statements and papers on clinical topics. This article explains how to evaluate these documents and describes the best uses for each type.
Do you have an aptitude for information technology (IT)? Would you like to help transform health care and bridge the gap between IT and nursing practice? If so, consider a career in nursing informatics.
What is nursing informatics?
According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing informatics “integrates nursing science . . .