Poolside and looking for a book? Consider these nursing-related reads to remind yourself why you do what you do.
Simulation education doesn’t end once a student leaves the classroom and enters the hospital as a healthcare provider. Medical professionals are using the tools and tactics with which they were taught, and educating patients, families, and caregivers for post-hospital care.
Joann Freel is the Executive Director of the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE). NAEMSE is a member-focused association of EMS educators whose core mission is to inspire educational excellence.
The National Institutes of Medicine reported in its well-known paper “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System,” that as many as 98,000 people were dying due to medication errors in hospitals – errors that the institute believed were preventable.
Emergency scene simulations, such as a mock car crash, can do more than help prepare EMS providers and other first responders. They can help high school students avoid becoming statistics.
Body temperature is an important vital sign, and helps healthcare professionals quickly determine a patient’s medical situation. In pediatric care, a normal or subnormal temperature reveals a normal condition, a simple fever, or a severe infection.
Pharmaceutical compounding is a way of creating customized medication. Compounded medications are made by combining ingredients in the exact strength and dosage formulated for an individual patient. Compounding is used when a patient is allergic to a component of a medication, or to present the medication in a different form – instead of a capsule, a ...
Nurses provide highly skilled, expert care with dignity and kindness throughout our nation’s network of hospitals and extended healthcare facilities. Nurses’ compassion extends to patients’ families and to the communities nurses serve.
Nursing is a great profession because of the many different types of opportunities nursing has to offer. Nursing specialties include nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, perfusionist, and my personal favorite: nurse entrepreneur.
Stroke, which is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, is the number 5 leading cause of death in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain ruptures or is blocked by a blood clot.
Asthma is a disease that affects a person’s lungs, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and night-time or early morning coughing. One in 13 people has asthma.