Of the nurse respondents, 81% are concerned about patients becoming violent, which is understandable given that 59% of them reported a dangerous event at their workplace, according to the Healthcare Worker Safety Survey conducted by Motorola Solutions, which specializes in video security and access control.
With 85% of nurses reporting incivility in healthcare, creating a culture of civility beginning in nursing school and extending into the workplace, is crucial to healthy environments and safe patient care, according to the study, which outlines a particular nursing program’s efforts to address incivility.
Reducing Tracheostomy Medical Device-Related Pressure Injury: A Quality Improvement Project details how NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester, in Bronxville, achieved the results in its 18-bed adult intensive care unit (ICU), by, in part, integrating MDRPI prevention into the bedside procedure for tracheostomies that used the percutaneous dilation technique (PDT).
Awareness is the key to a successful infection prevention program, says Carol Vance, MSN, RN, PHN, CIC, the multi-site prevention director for Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago, a 381-bed facility that is one of the largest network providers of pediatric services in Illinois.
In Gallup’s recent annual poll outlining the most-trusted professions in America, nurses ranked first for the 21st year. Nearly 80% of U.S. adults say nurses have “very high” or “high” honesty and ethical standards—far more than any of the other 17 professions rated, according to Gallup.
Nurses continue to be stressed, exhausted, and feel lack of support from their employer, according to the comprehensive survey of more than 12,500 nurses nationwide last November as part of the Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series.
During November 2022, hospitals in states such as Maryland, Massachusetts, and North Carolina were forced to set up triaging tents in their parking lots, postpone elective surgeries, or impose visitor restrictions owing to the high numbers of patients showing up in their EDs. In December, patients at one Oregon health system had to wait for more than two days to be transferred to other facilities for higher levels of care. In effect, the situation felt like 2020 again.
Growing demand for nurse practitioners (NP) is among the profession’s key trends for 2023, according to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). As the NP profession looks toward the future, AANP has identified five key healthcare trends to watch.
Systems to improve nurse-to-nurse communication in different handoffs, such as during shift change and unit transfer, are effective in acute-care settings, but efforts to improve communication during the nurse-to-nurse handoff from hospital to SNF have not been widely implemented, according to the study by Wayne State University.
A prevention program that reduced burnout in more than 52% of pilot program participants is now available as a permanent benefit to the entire American Nurses Association (ANA) membership.