Charge Nurse

Ask the care expert ... about pressure ulcer prevalence

Ask the care expert ... about pressure ulcer prevalence

By

I am a new charge nurse. My DON wants me to calculate the prevalence of pressure ulcers. Is there an easy way to do this?

Ask the care expert ... about regulating INR

Ask the care expert ... about regulating INR

By

I am a charge nurse on a skilled care unit. We have one resident in particular on warfarin and we can't seem to regulate the INRs. Can you give me some ideas on how to assist with solving this problem?

Preparing charge nurses for success!

Preparing charge nurses for success!

By

Today more than ever, we hear about the importance of PROACTIVE approaches to prevent as many unfavorable events as possible. One of the key essential proactive approaches that we can implement is to PREPARE our charge nurses for success! There are times, when new nurses start their position that the orientation or teaching period is cut short because they are "doing just fine" and they are "needed" to take a shift by themselves.