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How a Sustainable Workforce Management Approach Helps Navigate Crisis

Featuring Ann Gantzer, PhD, RN and Patti Dewane, CPA from Swedish American, A Division of UW Health. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind, there will always be a crisis that affects the nursing...

NPIAP COVID-19 related resources for pressure injury prevention

NPIAP Panel Members have provided these resources as a convenience to website visitors and for informational purposes only. Once you click on these links, you will be leaving the NPIAP site and going to...

Reader reaction: Leaders’ role in stopping workplace violence

Dear Editor, After reading the article "Leaders' Role in Stopping Workplace Violence" in the September 2020 issue, I am in agreeance with the author for highlighting the need for a safer working environment and felt...

Compact licensure is a critical response to the pandemic crisis

A nurse who graduated from an accredited nursing school and then passed the national nurse certification exam cannot immediately or seamlessly practice across all 50 US states and territories. Jurisdictional red tape prevents this...

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and pressure injuries

Many health care professionals are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) the majority of the day. There are increasing reports of pressure injuries from masks, goggles and other PPE. NPIAP position paper on preventing injury with...

School nurses adapting and innovating in response to COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has supported school nursing for many years. From 1988 – 2016, they funded the J&J School Health Leadership Program, a prestigious Fellowship that provided leadership training to over 800 school nurses across...

Using audit and feedback to improve compliance with evidence-based practices

Take a strategic approach to prevent lost opportunities for improvement. Takeaways: Audit and feedback strategies are routinely implemented in clinical practice as a way to monitor compliance with various practices; however, they’re not always...

Pressure injury assessment

A Pressure Injury (PI) assessment is a written record or picture of the status and progress that the PI is making. Assessments should include a record of your initial assessment, ongoing assessments and any...

Do you have a BS or a BSN? Does it matter?

Christina is concerned when she learned that she would graduate with a bachelor of science (BS) degree with a major in nursing, not a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Christina lives in New...

The COVID-19 pandemic: Rethinking your nursing career

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world on every level imaginable, and nurses’ lives and careers are not immune. Nurses may find themselves on the front lines in ICUs or ERs, and others may...

A slow push

It’s been nearly 3 years since I began my nursing career, and a lot has happened. I’ve been blessed with amazing coworkers, physicians, and management. They have fostered my growth and helped me become...

New research on the connection between genetics and wound healing

A new study published in Plos Pathogens examines the connection between wound microbiomes and wound healing. This study was described as “being the first to identify patient genetic determinants for wound microbiomes and healing.” A...