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The Forgotten Arm of Care

Hilda Pritchard Ming PhD Director Nursing Staff Development Division University Hospital of the West Indies Jamaica

This article addresses the need for building a healthy work environment amidst the great emphasis on staffing to enhance care . Cont'd

Anesthesia Awareness for Perioperative Nurses

Joan Boczany

Anesthesia awareness definition is an unexpected recall of events while under general anesthesia. The majority of the authors place the rate of anesthesia awareness to one patient out of every one thousand patients that experience some form of anesthesia awareness, however the exact mechanism of the pharmacological action of anesthetic is not clearly understood. Cont'd

When Doing The Right Thing Leads to the Wrong Results

Tracy Nelson-Bungert, RN, MSN

Reprimanding nurses for medication errors contibutes to a culture of evasion and silence and does not address the reason behind the mistake. Cont'd

Views of a New Graduate Nurse: The Value of Mentorship

Barbara Robinson

A brief overview of one nurse's struggles as a new graduate nurse and the importance of improving the working environment for new nurse graduates. Cont'd

Phlebotomy Basics For Nurses

Mary H. Nielson, DNP, APRN-BC

The processes of phlebotomy are pivotal for patient care. Nurses may have to perform phlebotomy for their patient in various health care settings. Understanding the procedures, processes and reasons behind phlebotomy is the key to ensuring patient safety and positive patient outcomes. Cont'd

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