• Managing Exudate Improves Wound Care and Costs

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALLEVYN LIFE from Smith+Nephew. All opinions are 100% mine. The general population is aging, and the oldest segment (those over 80) is one of the fastest growing. This segment is also demanding more and better health care to help them remain active, healthy, and fit. This comes at a cost and the cost of health care continues to skyrocket. The challenge for nurses and other healthcare professionals is to meet patient needs and somehow manage or reduce the costs. Skin care is an increasing challenge as people age as well. The skin is the largest organ in the body…

  • Wound Care Improves with Exudate Management

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALLEVYN LIFE from Smith+Nephew. All opinions are 100% mine. As a hospital nurse and then field nurse in home health care and hospice for years, wounds were always a big part of my daily patient care routine. As a nurse manager, I know this to be an ever-increasing part of the nurse’s role and function in a variety of health care settings. Wound care has become very high tech and complex in growing attempts to improve quality of care and outcomes as well as the patient’s experience of care. The high cost of health care along with the aging…

  • The Nursing Site Honors

    TheNursingSite.com is a Top Nursing Blog 2022! I was very happy to receive an email yesterday listing TheNursingSite.com as one of 27 Best Nursing Blogs for 2022. To find our listing, scroll to the 9 Best Nurse Bloggers Around. I am thrilled and humbled to be among such great company in this category. The honor comes from Berxi Insurance who handles professional and small business insurance.Thank you to all involved in this honor. (Full disclosure, I have No relationship with Berxi Insurance.) Berxi Insurance handles medical and dental malpractice insurance as well as liability insurance for other professionals such as real estate brokers and technology professionals. They publish some great…

  • Amazon Prime Day Deals for Nurses

      Amazon Prime Day Deals are offering 20% discounts and more. Check out some of these silly and serious deals for nurses. Good through midnight 7/13/22 Here are some other deals to check out as well: Figs Scrubs 3M Littman Classic III stethoscope 3M Littman Cardiology IV Compression socks for plantar fasciitis Calf length compression socksBackpack/purse with 19 pockets and USB charging port in Multiple colors Multi-color pens Looking for some great self-care items? Check out these offers. Shower Steamers or Bath Balms Wine tumbler or wine glass Nurse theme throw blanket There are also some great deals on electronics. Happy shopping! Please note these contain affiliate inks and I…

  • How key nursing trends for 2022 are evolving

    In December 2021, Nursing News from AmericanMobile.com predicted key nursing trends for 2022. Let’s check in on a few of the key points and see how they are holding up mid 2022. 1) COVID-19 takes a toll. The country continues to reel under the pressure of the pandemic. Nurses are exhausted and burning out quickly. It’s now estimated that a third of nurses will leave the profession this year. At the time of this article travel nursing was on an exponential growth path, but when COVID funding was not renewed by Congress, testing slowed, and health care sources had to begin billing insurances and taking losses, many institutions have turned…