Rediscover the essence of nursing - A myth exists in today's healthcare landscape that all forms of caring are equal. But authentic caring provides deeper meaning for both patients and nurses. It has a reciprocal nature; both the patient and nurse benefit. Authentic caring moments can significantly impact patients' lives and renew nurses' commitment to their work...
AAACN was well represented at the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) conference last week in Seattle, WA. Members spoke on panels, presented posters, and represented AAACN in the exhibit hall.
Deaths from drug overdoses have risen steadily over the past two decades and have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Prescription drugs, especially opioids, have been increasingly implicated in drug overdose deaths over the last decade. In response to recent increases in opioid-related morbidity and mortality, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has made addressing the opioid abuse problem a high priority.
While preservation of life was the focus during the storms and soon after, when each storm passes focus turns to cleanup, assessing damage and rebuilding, all of which can take weeks, months, even years.
It’s not what you think. Nurse Elise Wilson was stabbed multiple times in July by a patient unhappy with his medical care. In many states, being a nurse is more dangerous than being a police officer or a prison guard. It’s a profession with a stunning amount of violence.