Nurse-led interventions

A Proactive Program

A Proactive Program

Teen pregnancy, once a declining problem, is once again on the rise, particularly in minority communities. To combat the trend, one Massachusetts nurse started a program aimed at educating students and parents about teen pregnancy before it occurs.

PSA: Hospitals for Humanity looking for nurses

Hospitals For Humanity (HFH) is a registered nonprofit organization with 501(C) 3 status in the United States. The organization provides health care for people living in the least developed countries of the world.

Study finds more hospital-related infection due to burned-out nurses

Study finds more hospital-related infection due to burned-out nurses

Two kinds of hospital-acquired infections—catheter-associated urinary tract infections and surgical site infections—have been on the rise, according to a new study.

Caring for Communities After Disaster

Caring for Communities After Disaster

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.

Nurses and Community Clinics

Carmen Lopez, R.N., Angela Hernandez, R.N., and Terry Frizzell, R.N.

Community and public health nursing draws upon the very foundations of the profession: promoting preventive health care and serving the underserved. With the passage of health care reform, community clinics have seen increases across the board—including a growing need for nurses. Here we explore what working in one of these facilities is like and why they are so crucial to improving health care services and access for all.

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Medication Compliance in the African American Patient with Hypertension

Hypertension is a serious health problem affecting African Americans more frequently than other ethnic groups. Here, one nurse observes the reasoning behind patients' antihypertensive medication noncompliance and how to properly educate them.

Organizations Unite to Increase Seat Belt Use Among African Americans

In a keynote address delivered to a recent meeting of the Blue Ribbon Panel to Increase Seat Belt Use Among African Americans, U.S. Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) informed the panel that the seat belt campaign was vitally important, not only as a safety issue but also as a health initiative nationwide.

Filipino Nurse Honored by Schering/KEY for Asthma and Allergy Awareness

Under the leadership of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and Schering/KEY, NASN’s primary corporate partner, the efforts of school nurses to teach students and parents about asthma and allergies are being recognized and rewarded.

PSA: Nursing and self-care

Nurses spend their lives caring for others; in fact, they devote so much time to their patients (and families and loved ones) that they often push aside their own needs. To be sure, this selflessness is an honorable, admirable thing, but it can also lead to personal and professional burnout.

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

Last issue, Minority Nurse addressed infant mortality in minority communities, discussing some of the disparities, research, and solutions surrounding the issue. This piece was submitted as a supplement to "A Quiet Crisis: Racial Disparities and Infant Mortality"

Going Bananas Over Potassium

Going Bananas Over Potassium

Among the many electrolytes, potassium stands out; one nurse educator offers some tips for advocating potassium in practice

Closing the Infant Mortality Gap

How nurses can play a leadership role in helping to eliminate one of the most tragic of racial and ethnic health disparities.

What Color Is Your Pain?

By using interventions that help overcome cultural and communication barriers, nurses can play a crucial role in helping minority patients move from pain management disparities to parity

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