The current COVID19 pandemic has spread all over the world and increases each day in exponential numbers. Flattening the curve and stopping the spread is demanding extraordinary measures. Quarantines, stay-at-home orders and social distancing are showing some promise, but 100% compliance is a challenge. These are very stressful times. Nurses, doctors and all healthcare workers on the
Author: Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN
On January 6, 2020, the Gallop Poll announced nurses were once again chosen as the most trusted professionals for the 18th consecutive year. For 2019 85% of Americans who participated in the poll listed nurses as the most honest and ethical. Combine that fact with the fact that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife worldwide.
Documentation is cumbersome, time consuming and the bane of a nurse’s existence. It always seems to get worse and not better. The first rule of Nursing 101 is that if you don’t document it, it wasn’t done. There is no proof that you did something if you don’t include it in the legal medical record. So
Nursing is a profession that offers an almost endless variety of career options. But sometimes openings are limited, and nurses can be restless, bored or even burned out in the present situations. One solution is to travel. See and experience life in another region while gaining valuable experience for your resume. What is travel nursing?
Diabetes is a serious disease. In 2015, it was the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. with over 79,000 deaths listed as the underlying cause of death and over 250,000 death certificates listed diabetes among the causes of death. According to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the
In 2000, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations first included pain as a vital sign. Nurses have always been educated in using nursing measures/interventions (also known as nursing orders) to treat patients with non-pharmacological and first aid as the first line of treatment. These include such things as cooling measure to treat a
What is Human Papilloma Virus? Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted disease. In fact, in the U.S. today it is the most prevalent STI. There are over 170 different types of HPV that infect humans. At some point in their lives the majority of sexually active men and
Travel nursing is a growing field, in fact, the demand for travel nurses is at a 20-year high. With an aging population demanding more and better care, hospitals and other facilities such as outpatient clinics have been hard pressed to keep up with the demand for qualified nurses. It’s difficult enough to hire enough nurses,
Nurses eating their young is a phenomenon that has been plaguing the profession for centuries. The idea that seasoned nurses consume new nurses because they are inept, a nuisance, a liability, or a burden may very rarely be justified. However, more often than not, it is something that brings shame to the entire profession and
Congestive Heart Failure is a serious chronic condition affecting over 6 million Americans over the age of 20 according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The two biggest contributing factors are that the population is aging and advances in medicine has made survival from heart attacks much more plausible. The quality of life for those who have