Worldwide, Bedside Nursing Has Replaced Bedpan Nursing

Monday, July 16, 2018 8:30:37 AM America/New_York

Some things haven’t changed over the past 100 years, Wendy Elliman writes in Hadassah Magazine, but nursing education certainly has.

Back in 1921, the first graduates of the Hadassah Nursing School were called upon to serve with “a conscience beyond appeal” and to be calm in self-evaluation, with balanced judgment and great strength.  Today, Miri Rom, dean of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing explains, in addition to developing those traits, nurses are required to exercise judgment, critical thinking, communication, and decision-making. Bedside nursing with skilled and educated nurses, Elliman reflects, has replaced bedpan nursing. 

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The Goal For Pressure Injury Incidence Should Be Zero

Friday, May 18, 2018 11:42:04 AM America/New_York

“The goal for pressure ulcer incidence should be zero,” writes Kathy Duncan, R.N., referring to the 2008-initiated 5 Million Lives Campaign at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pressure injuries cause considerable harm to patients...

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Slide Prevention on the Surgery Table

Monday, April 9, 2018 12:18:21 PM America/New_York

“Perioperative team members should implement measures to prevent patients from sliding on the OR bed (in Steep Trendelenberg),” the revised AORN Guidelines stress, specifically mentioning viscoelastic gel overlays (Page E31, X.f.1).

“Adequate patient positioning must avoid skin, peripheral nerve, and muscles injuries, and ocular and cognitive complications mainly related to Steep Trendelenburg positioning in pelvic procedures,” sciencedirect.com cautions. 

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Viscoelastic Gel Overlay Outperforms Foam

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 8:28:47 AM America/New_York

Why all the fuss about viscoelasticity? What, really, is that property of materials used in the prevention of pressure injury in the OR? 

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AktonĀ® Polymer - An Important Variable In Home-Based Care Outcomes

Monday, January 29, 2018 9:35:51 AM America/New_York

“In-home health care, clinicians recognize that the care setting – the home – is the inviolable domain of the patient.  Therefore, compared to the hospitalized patient, the home health care patient often has a greater role in determining how and even if certain interventions will be implemented,” authors Ellenbecker, Samia, Cushman, and Alster comment in An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses.  Read on...

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