Let your data point shine.
Your Participation in surveys is important. Each of us is a “data point” in our nursing universe, so sharing our individual data can help all of us better understand what we represent collectively in that universe.
Research shows that hospitals with better nurse staffing and work environments have better outcomes. For you, that means less burnout, more job satisfaction, and less desire to quit your job. But how does your salary fit in? Researchers are trying to understand how salary, work environment, and staffing levels work together to influence nurse-related outcomes. Continue reading
Know the risks of handling many commonly administered drugs.
WARFARIN, OXYTOCIN, CLONAZEPAM—registered nurses administer millions of these drugs daily with little awareness that they are hazardous, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH). Interestingly, not all hazardous drugs come with a hazard label. Continue reading
Solving ethical dilemmas requires a thoughtful process.
- Ethical dilemmas are a common occurrence in nursing, often resulting in moral distress.
- Situational awareness is as a useful method to guide nurses in exploring ethical dilemmas to better identify appropriate actions and responses.