Every year we celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6th – 12th with National Nurses Day being the 6th. Did you know that this special week ends every year on May 12th as that was Florence Nightingale’s birthday? I have been an RN since 2005 and I had not realized that. I guess the saying is correct, “You learn something new every day.”
One of the hot topics across the US is the debate of nurse-to-patient ratios. As any healthcare professional would know, one of the reasons this topic is so appealing is due to the ever-increasing needs of the patients related to their healthcare.
It can be frustrating when your manager tells you that your patient doesn’t have high acuity and you feel otherwise. We, as professionals, tend to get offended, but this is where the lack of understanding comes into play. Read on to learn about the differences between Acuity and Intensity.
By Jenny Palmgren, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, MSSI Every year, patients continue to suffer from preventable setbacks including medication errors, adverse reactions, and falls with injuries and infections. These issues could be a minor setback (or even lead up to death) but as healthcare providers we tend to get overwhelmed with the many day-to-day Read more…