Nurse Bullying: An Ongoing Problem in the Health Care Workplace
June 13, 2013 - When children repeatedly torment other children at school, it’s called bullying, and it’s deemed a significant problem. Research shows that children who are bullied tend to experience increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
NLN Announces 2013 Academy of Nursing Education Fellows
June 11, 2013 - Twenty-eight distinguished nurse educators have been selected as the seventh class of fellows for induction into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education, the National League for Nursing announced today. In addition, two nurse educators were named honorary fellows, a category created in 2011 by the NLN Board of Governors to recognize retired nurse educators or those in affiliated professions or public service who have made significant contributions to nursing education. The 30 bring total academy membership to 184 leaders in nursing education from nursing programs across the higher education spectrum and from other organizations committed to advancing the quality of American health care. Following tradition, the induction ceremony will take place at the NLN Banquet on Friday evening, September 20 during the 2013 Education Summit in Washington, DC.
Safe for Stroke Patients to Continue Blood Thinners before Minor Surgical Procedures
June 6, 2013 - Many patients who have experienced strokes or mini strokes take blood thinners such as aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin) to reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause strokes.
HAI Reduction Efforts Highlighted; How Three Organizations Achieved Their Goals
June 5, 2013 - The medical–surgical intensive care unit at HealthEast Care System-St. John’s Hospital in Minnesota hasn’t logged a central line associated-bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in more than three years.
Delayed ICU Transfers Increase Mortality Risk
May 31, 2013 - Early intervention for septic shock, respiratory failure and other conditions improves patient outcomes, but mortality risk significantly increases with delays in transferring declining patients to the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a new study from researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center. But several things can be done to improve transfer times for these critically ill patients, experts point out.
New Nurse Staffing Guide Aims to Help with Decision-making
May 30, 2013 - The American Nurses Association's (ANA’s) latest guide in its You! Series, Nurse Staffing 101: A Decision-making Guide for the RN, is designed to help nurses develop effective and facility-specific approaches to optimal staffing decisions and plans that enhance the delivery of safe, quality care. It is also designed as a tool for identifying and developing the processes and policies needed to improve nurse staffing at every practice level and in any practice setting.