36 Nurses from 1 Hospital Unit Pregnant At The Same Time

36 Nurses from 1 Hospital Unit Pregnant At The Same Time

It’s not a far stretch to guess that NICU nurses are quite fond of babies, but you could say that the nurses from the NICU unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City really, reallylove babies. Need proof? Just check out the matching baby bumps that a whopping 36...
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...
Today’s Nursing Shortage

Today’s Nursing Shortage

Sandra is in the middle of her third 12-hour shift this week.  She works on the med-surg floor of a local hospital.  Today she has 6 patients and one of the CNA’s called in and the hospital doesn’t have another CNA that can float to the floor. Four of her patients...