American Nurses Association urges feds to declare nurse shortage a national crisis … CDC advisers: LTCF residents should be first among COVID booster recipients … Sweeping report on COVID’s risk...
Clinical briefs for Friday, Aug. 20
Aug 20, 2021
ANA survey: Nearly 60% of nurses support mandatory vaccination … Deborah Birx: Long-term care must prepare for, protect against, prevent COVID … Nursing homes must make ‘every reasonable effort’...
Nurses union to FDA: Mask decontamination never should have been OK’d
Jan 29, 2021
The reuse of N95 respirators and other single-use PPE is unsafe, according to the lead hygienist of National Nurses United. The union is heartened by President Joe Biden’s promise to use the Defense...
Nurses ask feds to invoke Defense Production Act for N95 masks; survey finds ‘unacceptable’ reuse...
Sep 04, 2020
One in three nurses remain short on supplies, an ANA survey has found. “Re-use and decontamination of single-use PPE as the ‘new normal’ is unacceptable, given the lack of standards and evidence...
‘Unprecedented’ growth of nurse-practitioners contributes to drop in RNs
Feb 06, 2020
The number of NPs doubled to about 190,000 between 2010 and 2017. There’s also been a shift in where they work.
Ask the nursing expert … about addiction in the profession
Angel McGarrity-Davis, RN, CDONA, NHA
Feb 01, 2014
I heard that a lot of nurses have issues with addiction. Is this true?
Putting a stop to employee injury
Nov 14, 2013
I’d like to propose a suggestion for a fun party trick. Ask those around you which profession was more dangerous in terms of injuries in 2012: Mining, forestry and logging, or working in a nursing...
Give these nurses a hand, really
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
Jul 23, 2013
The American Nurses Association recently revealed national standards for safe patient handling and mobility. I say, “Bravo!” And it’s about time.
Occupational safety agency joins effort to reduce nursing home worker injuries
Jul 18, 2013
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a campaign to reduce the number of musculoskeletal injuries among long-term care workers this week. Nurses continue to experience high rates of...
National standards for patient handling aim to reduce worker, resident injuries
Jun 27, 2013
Long-term care facilities should follow new standards from the American Nurses Association to eliminate manual handling of residents and associated worker injuries, the ANA said Tuesday.