Crowded, busy emergency rooms may find their patient loads alleviated by the addition of just one nurse practitioner to general hospital staff, according to a new study by the Loyola University Health System.
When patients leave a health care facility, everyone hopes it will be for the last time, as they go on to lead a healthy life. But for some African Americans with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their return visits might necessitate a revolving door.
Beyond the medicine and procedures, there’s a process behind disaster care that’s dramatically different from your everyday work, even in the busiest ER. There’s also an emotional component that’s hard to describe unless you’ve been there.
Today’s unprecedented demand for more culturally and linguistically competent emergency nurses means there’s never been a better time for minority nurses to pursue careers in this exciting, rewarding specialty
Police and firefighters weren’t the only ones who went far beyond the call of duty to respond to the crisis of September 11. Meet four courageous nurses who rose to the challenge when their country needed them most.
Juan Pineda, RN, always knew he wanted to work in health care, but his career path took a few detours along the way. After a stint in the finance industry, he finally found the way back to his true passion--nursing.