Being able to identify the C Diff smell is almost a right of passage in nursing. I’ve heard the C Diff smell described in so many ways. The most thing I’ve heard nurses says is “C diff smells sweet.”
Nurses need to support during the COVID-19 pandemic like anyone else. They probably need even more. We’ll tell you why and give you some ideas for ways to support nurses during a crisis. Right now all across America (the world even), people are isolating themselves and practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus formally known al COVID-19. The hardest thing that most people have to do during this global pandemic is sit at home. But not nurses. The Struggle of COVID-19 for …
We have the solution you have been waiting for! Seriously. WASH YOUR HANDS. Don’t make this weird. Other Corona Virus Prevention Tips Is it really that simple? No. But, handing washing is the big one. A study has shown that Corona Virus can live on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, so the major risk is in touching a surface that is contaminated. You can then infect yourself or transfer the virus to other surfaces are people. After you’ve increased your handwashing frequency and length, …
Working from home can really be a godsend. Working in the convenient setting of your home, the ability to take breaks when you want to, no senior executive breathing down your neck to get the job done, the freedom to work the hours you want and all the while be there for your family when they really need you. Working from home is indeed an ideal situation. But is working from home possible in all professions, especially healthcare?
This article will examine the breastfeeding vs formula debate and share why fed is best. The breastfeeding vs formula debate isn’t a new one. The debate of the quality and value of infant formula have been around since it’s invention by chemist Justus von Liebig in 1865. However, the majority of the population of new mothers have been well educated on the benefits of breastfeeding. When a child is born the parents make a decision on how to feed their child: formula, breast milk, or some combination of …
There are some nurses who think that after they graduate from nursing school that the time for education has passed. They devalue the continuing education (CE) credits that they are required to complete (by their facility or their state). But, perhaps if they looked at CEs a little differently, there would not be such a great resent for this valuable tool in nursing practice.
You owe it to yourself and the patients you serve to continue to enhance your nursing practice through continuing education.
Continuing education provides a wide ranges of benefits to nurses and their patients alike. In the paragraphs to follow, you will gain information that may help you see greater benefit in nursing CE courses. And if you’re require to take take CE courses, you might as well read this to see why-on-earth they are so important.
Finding an opioid induced constipation treatment that provides adequate and quick relief of symptoms may be important for patients and their providers. However, a recent online survey of 441 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older who were living with chronic pain, on opioid therapy and suffering from opioid induced constipation (OIC) revealed some interesting findings. The survey, conducted by Wakefield Research, sponsored by a partnership of the US Pain Foundation and Salix Pharmaceuticals, found that 77% of these patients reported suffering from OIC for at least a year. Why aren’t they getting relief faster?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the large intestine. IBS that causes increased diarrhea is often called IBS-D. Recently, I had an opportunity to learn more about the disease state and discovered many surprising facts. I’ve also collected a few strategies that nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians can use to ensure patients afflicted with this syndrome can receive proper care and treatment.