Falsification of documents in nursing a felony
Azzida Dzaher, 20 Jul 2017 The falsification of information is a serious matter, especially in healthcare. When carried out by nurses, it signals to the employers that they are not trustworthy – and can lead to immense consequences.
Moving towards more effective nursing orientations
Azzida Dzaher, 19 Jul 2017 The primary objective of nursing orientations is to allow newly hired nurses to be familiar with the organisation’s system, standards and culture. In order to achieve this, a successful nursing orientation programme should take into consideration the overall organisation strategy, the nurses and their needs.
How to execute better scheduling in nursing
Azzida Dzaher, 17 Jul 2017 In nursing, scheduling staffs while avoiding conflict is one of the challenges faced by a nurse leader. When arranging the work schedule, a nurse leader has to ensure that nurses do not have excessive overtime shifts as this will result in reduced work-life balance.
The importance of creativity in nursing
Azzida Dzaher, 11 Jul 2017 As the complexity of healthcare and nursing escalates, nurses are asked to offer innovative solutions in nursing care practices. Dealing with patients of different ages, health conditions and backgrounds have made creativity a crucial element in nursing duties.
‘Project Emerge’ transforms the delivery of critical care
Azzida Dzaher, 10 Jul 2017 The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine came up with a realistic evolution of ‘Project Emerge Tab Apps’ that benefits clinicians and patients as a whole. The quality of care in ICU has since been revolutionised with the delivery of a more personalised patient experience.
Singapore to learn from Hong Kong's community nursing strategies
Brenda Lau, 03 Jul 2017 A study released by the Hong Kong government two weeks ago revealed that the city will face a shortfall of 1,669 general nurses in the next 13 years. Singapore is following in suit, with an increasing ageing population amid a manpower crunch. Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor embarked on a two-day study trip to Hong Kong and has reaffirmed Singapore's move to develop community nursing to address the issue.
Guide and tips for nurses: How to obtain your malpractice insurance
Azzida Dzaher, 29 Jun 2017 Being sued for a serious malpractice by a patient is one of the most difficult experiences to handle in the nursing career. When this happens, the nurse can only rely on malpractice insurance for support. Here is a simple guide for nurses on how to apply for malpractice insurance.