Guest Blogger: Lisa Marie Walsh, RN, BSN, MSN(c)I recently encountered a nurse on my floor who respectfully told the charge nurse that she was not comfortable taking on a 7th patient. She had been floated to our floor and this was not her regular patient population. The house supervisor came to the floor to speak to her and she continued to maintain her position. She did … [Read more...] about Safe Staffing: Are You Part of the Problem or the Solution?
Cherokee Uniforms has announced it’s winners for the 2013 Inspired Comfort Award. Below are the real life stories of three of the winners who deserve much more than a “thanks.” NICU nurse uses iPad to connect mother and premature baby for the first time before life-saving surgery: Co-workers describe Laurie Ketterl, a nurse manager in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), … [Read more...] about Unsung Healthcare Heroes: Inspired Comfort Winners Announced
Many nurses are apprehensive about having to titrate a Cardizem drip. Patients who require Cardizem are usually facing life-threatening conditions like A-fib and this can be very stressful to a nurse who doesn’t typically deal with this sort of condition. Depending on your floor there may actually be policies that state that you should transfer patients to critical care or … [Read more...] about How to Titrate a Cardizem Drip
Guest Blogger: Jenna It seems that as a society, or even as an entire world we view health as the role of those who work directly within the healthcare profession. While this is generally true, there are many other degrees in which you are able to help those with health problems ranging in a variety of diseases, tragedies or even common problems. I recently came in contact … [Read more...] about Healthcare and The Arts Collide
If you are thinking about becoming a clinical informatics nurse (or one of the 100-or-so other names we go by) there are some abilities that will help you in your job. These are also excellent strengths to highlight during your interview. The ability to be proactive. With the even evolving regulations put in place by CMS and other organizations, it is important that nurses … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Be a Successful Clinical Informatics Nurse