There’s increasing demand for case managers that focus on care coordination and advocacy in healthcare settings, from acute care to public health. More medically complex patients, coupled with an emphasis on value-based care is forcing healthcare employers to focus on providing effective and efficient care. Catherine Mullahy, RN Demand for case managers is increasing as
REM cycles are fundamental to achieving healthy and refreshing sleep. REM stands for rapid eye movement, which is apparent by the eyes tendency to rapidly move in multiple directions during this important stage of sleep. During REM sleep, our brains are stimulated, especially in the areas of learning and making/retaining memories. Each time we drift
Cheedy Jaja admitted that before an interview with Nurse.com he felt overwhelming anxiety. The interview would delve into his experience and lessons learned while Jaja volunteered in Africa during the Ebola outbreak. At first, he thought recalling the experience would be a piece of cake. After all, it’s over. But what he has found as
Up until now, the majority of Neisseria meningitidis cases in the United States have been successfully treated with antibiotics. It has now been discovered that meningococcal cases that contain a blaROB-1 β-lactamase gene, are resistant to penicillin and ciprofloxacin. Per a June 19, 2020 notice from the CDC: “During 2019–2020, 11 meningococcal isolates from U.S.
JULY 06, 2020 Which metropolitan areas in the United States have the most emergency and medical workers per 100,000 residents? Are areas with a high number of nurses likely to have a high number of doctors as well? It may come as no surprise that Jacksonville, FL — the largest city in the state with
Have you ever heard the phrase – “you are what you eat?” Well, there’s a solid reasoning behind that saying that helps people make better decisions when it comes to food and eating healthier. In today’s world, it’s easy to get busy with our everyday lives and find less time to cook healthy meals or
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Telehealth and telemedicine have enjoyed unprecedented growth in recent months, but even before then it was something patients were clamoring for. Of course, patients don’t always know the risks of untested procedures and practices, so healthcare providers have to carefully weigh the risks and rewards before implementing something they can’t easily take back. But now
Editor’s note: Content sponsored by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Nurses with advanced leadership and management skills will be needed to deliver expert care to patients around the country. Nurse leaders and managers are highly skilled nursing professionals who work to provide top-quality healthcare. In this post, we discuss the responsibilities of nurse leaders
What is Nursing? This is a question often asked either by students who are about to enter college or professionals who are considering a career shift. But this ageless question–no matter how simple it looks– is an open-ended one. In other words, you can get a plethora of answers from nurses working in different expertise.
As a student nurse, gaining relevant experience is important. This will help you be more familiar with your future work as a registered nurse. But how can you gain relevant experience? There are actually a couple of ways. You can study hard and get good grades. You can take on a nursing internship and be
Nurses can’t only be found inside hospitals. If you watch the news, there’s a good chance you’ve seen nurses responding to wildfires, hurricanes, and other disasters. These are American Red Cross nurses. What Do American Red Cross Nurses Do? As a Red Cross nurse, you’ll have projects like blood and community health drives. Following proper
Nurses, you shared with us your Favorite Famous Nurses in our 2020 National Nurses Week content survey. Here’s how you voted! Our founding nurses No. 1 on your list of favorite famous nurses was the woman who started it all, the founder of nursing and Lady with the Lamp — Florence Nightingale! May 12, 2020
Nursing care coordination is gaining recognition and importance in the medical community nowadays. The concept of care coordination is not new to nursing but with plans for healthcare reforms in the past years, scientific studies have recommended it for patient care. In fact, the American Nurses Association published a journal exploring its benefits in the
Nurse to patient ratio is probably one of the most talked about issues in nursing. And apparently, it’s also one of the most common reasons why nurses leave the profession. When an institution suffers from short staffing, bad things start to happen. Nurses become grumpier and the quality of care they deliver decreases. Infections increase
Unlike what most people think, working in the Labor and Delivery Room isn’t always that nice. Although you get to see babies being born and you get to be a part of someone else’s major life event, there are high-risk pregnancies and at-risk newborns that can challenge your knowledge and skills. The delivery room is
Getting familiar with and interpreting laboratory values can be intimidating, particularly to new nurses. There’s always the fear of messing things up and not being able to meet the patients’ health needs. But, guess what? Familiarizing and interpreting laboratory values for nurses don’t always have to feel that way. With the right tips, you’ll be
If you think all dogs have the same rights and responsibilities in the lives of the people they are helping, it’s probably the right time to get the facts straight. As a way to clarify, here’s what you need to know about therapy dog vs emotional support dog. Therapy Dogs Therapy dogs provide comfort and
The nursing profession has impressively evolved over time, and along with this transition came the development of different nursing theories. These theories provide the foundation of nursing practice, specifically nursing assessment, intervention, and evaluation. They also offer a framework for generating knowledge and new ideas. Also Read: 120+ Flashcards & Memory Aids for Nurses Nursing
We’ve got a treat for you today – TED talks nursing videos. TED talks are some of the most motivational discussions online. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting, fascinating, and eye-opening TED talks on nursing and health care we could find. When Eric Dishman was in college, he suddenly started having fainting spells.
Around 2.2 million people in America have Schizophrenia. About 4.3 to 8.7 million people are affected in India and there are 6 to 12 million people in China who are suffering from it. The prevalence rate for this condition is pretty scary and if you aren’t fully aware of how you should manage patients diagnosed