For hospitalized, bedridden, or immobile patients, one of the most important nursing responsibilities is to assess the patient’s risk for pressure ulcers. The preferred tool is the Braden Scale, which was developed by nurses. There are six categories of assessment.
Six Categories of Assessment
When positioning patients, some of the position names are less descriptive than others. Sims’ position is one of those. There are a number of scenarios in which Sims’ position is ideal for a patient. Here, we will detail the position, its uses, and its benefits.
What Is Sims’ Position?
Urinalysis: What’s Tested and Why?
Urinalysis is a test that examines and analyzes a sample of urine. Surprisingly, there are many questions that can be answered with just one small sample. Urinalysis is typically broken into three parts: a visual examination of the urine sample, a chemical anal...
When searching for a nursing job, many nurses will look for a combination of priorities, including the salary. Multiple factors may influence varying salaries for nurses across the country and in different healthcare settings.
One of the most direct impacts to salary is the leve...
Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare disease where an increase of bacterial toxins trigger over-activation of the body’s cytokines and inflammatory cells resulting in severe symptoms, electrolyte imbalances, and even death.
In the United States, the incidence of this disease lies between 0.8 and...