I started thinking: If young Nurse Jackie knew what she would have to go through to get a smile of contentment on her face, would that huge smile turn to a look of horror? Could I have let her know that everything she would go through would be what would bring about that smile of contentment she wears now?
National Nurses Week will be observed May 6-12 and promote the theme "Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit." It is sponsored by the American Nurses Association, which has declared 2017 the "Year of the Healthy Nurse.
OK, so here is something I totally don't understand. It has to do with how a lot of nursing staff think about new hires. (Probably Chapter 2 in my imaginary book, "Eating their young / a nurse's guide to orienting and mentoring.")
With so many obscure holidays out there, I notice there is no "National Appreciate a Nurse Day." Nursing Home Week and Nurses' Week do not count. I want a day to put on my tiara and not feel weird about it!
It's very fitting, and not at all surprising to me, that a story on social media comments has stirred up some of most intense reader response I've seen on this site in a while.
For the past decade, healthcare experts, including those in long-term care, have been drumming the beat of a looming nursing shortage. A new study details why the shortage might not be as terrible as feared.
If anyone has learned anything about live television talk shows, it's this: DO NOT mess with nurses! The View's insulting mockery of Miss Colorado's Kelley Johnson's monologue kicked off a firestorm of a backlash on social media this week.
Reporting direct care hours is nothing new, but the Affordable Care Act takes it to the next level with mandatory quarterly electronic submission of staffing and census data. This focus on staffing ratios should not come as a surprise — but you could be in for a shock if you don't pay attention to your details.
OK, let's face it. We all have an inner superhero in us or we wouldn't be in the business of serving. But sometimes we need to leave that cape at home.
Briggs Healthcare will be the exclusive distributor for ErgoNurse's "no-lift" patient repositioning system, the company announced.
A California court case concerning waived breaks could have widespread implications for healthcare workers encouraged to give up meal time during extra-long shifts.
Having primary care nurses promote physical activity could be effective enough to reduce heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk among seniors, according to a British study.
Oklahoma jury recommends $1.2M in damages to family of nursing home resident ... NY nursing home lawsuit settled for $750,000 ... Nurses can increase physical activity in older adults
My dog has a microchip embedded between his shoulder blades, and it's really setting my mind at ease. So I think it might be time for every member of your nursing staff to get one, too.
Nurses have invented some really cool stuff. But most likely they've received just pats on the heads for coming up with a "work-around" or a "creative solution." Then someone else slaps a patent on it and becomes the financial victor.
Trial begins in $1 billion-plus nursing home case tied to Illinois candidate for governor ... Long shifts for nurses correlate to decline in quality, European study finds ... Legally married same-sex couples are family members under HIPAA, according to HHS guidance.
Philosophical awareness is not only relevant to nurse education but "vital," according to researchers from the University of Victoria in Canada.
Nursing homes may benefit from registered nurses working longer after age 50, researchers from RAND Corporation say.
A recent article on Medline Nursing alleged that the average registered nurse (RN) wants more sleep, authority respect and work-life balance. We can get what we want. We just have to learn to "ask" in the right way. And who should we ask? Well, mostly ourselves.
A lack of necessary authority and problems with management are contributing to nurses' high levels of stress, according to recently released survey results.
Nurses' efforts to be leaders in a national effort to improve long-term care showed how they can attain greater influence over healthcare policy, according to an article recently published in Geriatric Nursing.
A lack of necessary authority and struggles with management are among multiple factors contributing to nurses' high levels of stress, according to recently released survey results.
In a session on bullying among nurses at NADONA's annual conference this week, audience members were invited to say how they felt when a supervisor yelled at them. I heard "embarrassed," "disparaged," and "incompetent." But one other word stuck with me: "scary."
If you listen to the lobbyists for medical device manufacturers, health information technology is the answer to our biggest healthcare troubles. America's registered nurses have a different perspective.
Relations between long-term care nurses and residents can be understood through the concept of "reciprocity," and cultivating certain types of reciprocity can improve care, according to recent research out of the University of South Australia.
Long-term care nurses are more likely than their colleagues in other settings to be looking to transfer into a different healthcare realm, a recent poll showed.
Stroke patients should have access to robust palliative care, American Heart Association urges in first-of-its-kind statementMarch 31, 2014
Stroke survivors have "enormous" palliative care needs, and healthcare providers should ensure they can provide these services, according to a scientific statement released Friday by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Nurses' job performance and health are better when they can work the shifts that they want, suggests recently published findings from a large European study.
A New York nursing home that accommodated a racist resident by barring black workers from certain areas of the facility has entered into a legal settlement, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Tuesday.
Nurses regret more than clinical decisions when they're too tired at work — and that happens all to often. Here's what we should do about it.