Military Nurses Honored on Memorial Day

Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:51:13 PM America/New_York

For most people Memorial Day is the first long weekend as we move toward Summer. We all think of the beach, lakes, picnics and gathering with family and friends. But Memorial Day is much more. It is a time to honor and reflect upon those who died in active military service, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May. 

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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

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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Taking Action to bring pressure ulcers "to heel"

Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:32:00 PM America/New_York

There are several factors that cause patients’ heels to be at particular risk of pressure injury, both at home and in healthcare facilities, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel explains:

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Perioperative Nurses Are Vital Patient Advocates

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 5:08:35 PM America/New_York

Patient advocacy is important in the nursing profession. As I reflected on National Nurses Week the Perioperative Nurse and his/her dedication to their patients came to mind. The Perioperative Nurse acts as the surgical patient’s advocate. The patient is unable to speak up for themselves, therefore, they are dependent on the Perioperative Nurse to safeguard their rights. 


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Comments | Posted in Surgery Patient Positioning By Peggy Forcelli

MUSIC REDUCES ANXIETY AND PAIN OF INVASIVE SURGERY, STUDIES FOUND

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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