CDC Issues Health Alert Over Hepatitis A Outbreaks

CDC Issues Health Alert Over Hepatitis A Outbreaks

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a health alert due to widespread outbreaks of Hepatitis A throughout the U.S. The outbreak mainly affects those experiencing homelessness and who use drugs. In the...
Alarm Fatigue is Way Too Real (and Scary) For Nurses

Alarm Fatigue is Way Too Real (and Scary) For Nurses

By: Kathleen Gaines BSN, RN, BA, CBC Constant beeping – medication pumps, monitors, beds, ventilators, vital sign machines, and feeding pumps – are alarms that are all too familiar to nurses, especially in the intensive care unit. Research indicates that 72% to...