Workplace Management

Ultrasound-guided I.V. catheter insertion

Standardized protocols and education can improve patient safety, reduce costs, and enhance nursing practice. Takeaways: Achieving peripheral I.V. access can be difficult, even for experienced clinicians. Approximately 90% of hospitalized patients require some form of...

Top heart health apps for nurses

To acknowledge American Heart Month, American Nurse would like to highlight some of the best heart health apps, including some providers can use in their practices: Pulsepoint Pulsepoint “enables citizen superheroes” by providing a network for...

Nurses and Emotional Teflon

Nurses work hard, and the nature of their labor exposes them to many emotionally-charged situations, strong feelings, moral and ethical dilemmas, and the slings and arrows of being the very lifeblood of healthcare on...

Shared decision making and patient-centered care

Engage patients in healthcare decisions to ensure patient autonomy. Takeaways: Patients should be actively involved in making decisions about their care. Shared decision making is a process by which nurses help patients make informed healthcare...

Yes, you can write

I often meet nurses who say they “wish” they could write, but know they “can’t.” I counter with “Yes, you can” because I know that as nurses, they have learned a multitude of skills...

American Nurse welcomes “The Inspiration Nurse,” Donna Cardillo

The Power of Nursing It’s the dawn of a new decade and the beginning of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. 2020 is also the culmination of the three-year long NursingNow campaign and...

American Nurse welcomes “The Dauntless Nurse,” Kathleen Bartholomew

What is Nursing? If you asked 1,000 nurses, you would get 1,000 different answers.  I know because that’s what I do for a living – I travel around the country asking, “What is Nursing?” Maybe this...

Making diabetes education more effective

Is individual or group education most effective for patients with diabetes? A systematic review in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship indicates that each has a role. Individual education is most effective in reducing HbA1c, and...

Alcohol-related mortality rates on the rise

A new study published in Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research reveals that the amount of alcohol-related deaths in the United States has increased between 1999 and 2017. The study examined death certificates of people 16+...

Tokyo restaurant staffed by servers with dementia a success

An innovative restaurant in Tokyo staffed by servers who have dementia reports 99% satisfaction among diners even though mistakes in orders occurred about 37% of times. Read more here, and watch a video here.

American Nurse welcomes “America’s Favorite Nurse,” Nurse Alice

What does year of the nurses mean for nurses? The World Health Organization (WHO) designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife is a major accolade and win for nurses...

Study fails to show benefit of adding vitamin C to treatment of septic shock

A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medial Association aimed to examine if a treatment combination of vitamin C, hydrocortisone, and thiamine would lead to a “rapid resolution of septic shock”...

Take Care of Yourself

How many of you hear the phrase “self-care” and roll your eyes? I know. Because that’s my reaction, too. As if nurses’ endless task lists can accommodate one more thing: to take care of...