Music Reduces Anxiety & Pain of Invasive Surgery, Studies Find

Friday, May 11, 2018 1:39:06 PM America/New_York

Music can reduce the anxiety and pain of invasive surgery, according to series of controlled trials published in the British Journal of Surgery. "This result makes it now possible to create guidelines for the implementation of music interventions around surgical procedures," says lead author Dr. Rosalie Kühlmann, of Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital, in The Netherlands. 

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Embracing Action Through Remembering The Why

Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:05:38 PM America/New_York

We thought we would share some insights to wrap up Nurses Week 2018! Remember the why...

Sometimes, Linda Laskowski-Jones writes in Nursing 2018, nurses need to just – stop. Amid all the important items on their agendas for the day, nurses need to reconnect with the purpose that originally drove them to enter and serve the nursing profession.

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Wheelchairs With Inadequate Cushions Can Cause Pressure Sores

Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:43:05 AM America/New_York

 “A wheelchair without a cushion or with an inadequate cushion can cause pressure sores,” explains the World Health Organization in its Guidelines on the Provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings. “This, in turn, may require the user to spend many months in bed; without appropriate care and treatment. This often leads to bedsores, secondary complications, and even premature death.” 

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This Month, The World Celebrates Nurses

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 11:10:06 AM America/New_York

We are pleased to announce that ICN has chosen the theme “Nurses A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human right” for International Nurses Day 2018! Each year, on May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth in 1820, the tireless efforts of nurses all over the world are celebrated, explains timeanddate.com. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) chooses a new theme for every year and prepares and distributes the International Nurses Day Kit, containing educational and public information materials, to be used by nurses everywhere.

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Embracing Action By Improving O.R. Team Communication

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:57:17 AM America/New_York

“Perioperative nursing faces a workplace crisis,” begins a January 2016 paper in the AORN Journal, noting that too few perioperative nurses entering the workforce to replace those who will soon reach retirement age. The cost of orienting perioperative nurses is high, the authors point out, and first-year turnover rates are also high. To address these issues, nursing leaders at Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing and nursing leaders at Theda Clark Medical Center in Wisconsin partnered with local medical centers to form a clinical immersion program for senior baccalaureate nursing students that could help fill the pipeline.

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