Search Tag: nurses

ICU Management

2018 19 Jun

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a rather obscure place for many people. It is a place where you are exposed to the fragility of existence, where you have to deal with the fine line between life and death. Every day I desperately try to illuminate this dark place, with a conversation, with a joke, with trying to facilitate the patients’ or families’... Read more

ICU Management

2018 14 Apr

Nurses leading through innovation The one thing I would change to improve our healthcare system won’t take magic —it’s achievable today. I would empower all direct care nurses as bedside leaders, innovators and catalysts for change.   Why? Because empowering our clinicians at the front line of care results in better patient... Read more

Executive Health Management

Preventing healthcare violence

2018 12 Apr

A new California law that became effective only recently is welcome news to many healthcare professionals, especially nurses who often become victims of violence in the workplace. The new law requires healthcare employers to have workforce protection plans in place, including violence prevention training for all employees. As soon as the new law took... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nurse burnout: what causes it and how to deal with it

2017 02 Nov

Hospitals and clinics are expected to provide the best possible care for their patients. And nurses, among the most visible members of hospital staff, are always there to assist both patients and physicians with their needs. Often they also serve as the link between patients and doctors, taking responsibility for much of the routine care before and... Read more

IT Management

New genomics toolkit for nurses

2017 25 Sep

A new online toolkit that can help nurses and other health professionals in their effort to integrate genomics into patient care has been launched by the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Developed with input from clinical educators and administrators, the toolkit has more than 100 resources catering to the needs of nursing leaders... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Ward Nurses Key to Reduced Sepsis Deaths

2016 06 Sep

Simple measures introduced at ward level reduced deaths from sepsis by nearly half, in a study at Levanger Hospital in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. The research project was carried out by Nord University, Levanger Hospital, the Mid-Norway Centre for Sepsis Research at NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway, and is published in Critical Care.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Little Action on Nurse Bullying Could Harm Patients

2016 05 Sep

Fellow nurses and doctors are the prime culprits in nurse bullying and often may not even be aware that their behaviour is having a discouraging impact on colleagues. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) held a discussion on the issue via Facebook with input from nurses saying that forms of intimidation included everything... Read more

Executive Health Management

Shorter ER Stays? Bring in the Nurses

2016 31 Aug

According to the results of a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine , protocols that allow nurses to administer certain types of treatment in the emergency department can shorten length of stay for patients with fever, chest pain, hip fractures and vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. Lead study author Matthew Douma,... Read more

IT Management

Robot Helps Tricky Nurse Scheduling

2016 18 Jul

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is taking the role of robots in healthcare beyond the current norm of instructing them with commands. MIT thinks this model will soon change with the development of robots that advise hospital staff on decision-making. A research... Read more

ICU Management

Closer Collaboration Between Nurses and Physicians May Minimise VAP Risk

2016 17 May

Greater collaboration between ICU nursing and medicine could help to minimise ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), according to a study that will be presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2016 International Conference in San Francisco on 17 May. Previous research has shown that a better nurse work environment and a closed ICU doctor staffing... Read more