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Developing leaders: A shared responsibility

Take on challenges, seek support. We have the opportunity to speak to new and novice nurses about professional development several times a year. Inevitably, when we ask them their definition of professional development, we get...

5 steps to interim manager success

Turn a challenge into an opportunity. Takeaways: The interim nurse manager role can be extremely complex and challenging but is crucial for department stability, leadership continuity, patient safety, and quality care. Transitioning from peer to...

Home care safety

Takeaways: Home care is unique, placing nurses and other healthcare professionals in patients’ homes and personal space, and doesn’t include typical healthcare organization requirements. Home care safety can be divided into three responsibilities: workers’...
I am a school nurse

The Virtual Health Offices of NJ Certified School Nurses are Open

New Jersey certified school nurses are working throughout the state to keep our students safe, healthy and ready to learn from our virtual health offices. Our buildings may be closed, but we are actively...
aging

A growing population

As the number of people over 65 years old continues to grow in the United States, so too is a movement to provide better age-specific care and truly focus on what older adults say...
anesthesia

An overview of neuraxial anesthesia

Please visit the ANA’s website to take the CE: https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/an-overview-of-neuraxial-anesthesia/ Understand the basics so you can effectively manage your patients. Takeaways: Neuraxial anesthesia is the administration of medication into the subarachnoid or epidural space to produce...

Highlighting the CNO’s role: An interview with Linda Stoverock

The American Nurse team is delighted to have had an opportunity to speak with Linda Stoverock, a nurse who is retiring after a 43-year long career in the nursing field, 20 of which has been as...

Avoiding antipsychotic medication use in nursing home residents with dementia

Nurses are critical to improved resident well-being. Takeaways: Elderly patients using antipsychotic medications are at a 1.6 to 1.7 times increased of risk of death, and antipsychotic medications are associated with significant side effects. Individual...

Rapid Response: Supraventricular tachycardia

A quick response ensures good outcome. Takeaways: Supraventricular tachycardia is a broad term describing a fast regular rhythm originating above the atrioventricular (AV) node. A narrow complex and regular rhythm would suggest AV nodal reentrant...

Why CNOs care about compliance

It’s a matter of ethics. Why do chief nursing officers (CNOs) care about compliance? From a purely pragmatic viewpoint, hospitals will quickly go out of business if they don’t meet standards. Receiving payment from the...

#NoMoreEmptyDesks: Art + activism = artivism!

Many of the readers of this blog have followed the evolution of the #NoMoreEmptyDesks project that is currently underway in a Camden, New Jersey high school. The voices of the students, especially in this...

Advanced care of patients with cognitive impairment

A proactive strategy to reduce workplace violence and improve staff satisfaction. Takeaways Proactive care strategies can prevent unwanted behaviors in patients with cognitive impairment. Reducing disruptive behaviors decreases workplace violence incidents. Investing in the professional...

Finding Your First Travel Nursing Assignment

So you’ve done the research and decided that you want to give travel nursing a try. Great! The next step is to find your first assignment. This can seem like a daunting task, but...