• Kenyan nurses’ strike causes six patient deaths
    Nurses in Kenya have stayed away from their workplaces in a strike against the government for shunning away their collective bargaining agreement. The agreement outlines an increment in the nurses’ salary and the strike will continue until their demands are met. At least six patient deaths have resulted from the strike and new patients are being turned away or asked to seek private care.
  • Exploring the generation gap in the nursing workforce
    Healthcare settings are generally occupied with healthcare professionals that come from different generations. When the skills of nurses from different generations are present – nursing units are able to provide excellent levels of care.
  • Tips for nurses to stay energetic during fasting month
    With the excruciating hot weather, long hours of fasting while juggling daily activities, nurses may have concerns that they cannot balance all of these at once. Here, we look at some tips that will help nurses to stay on course during their fast.
  • How care coordination is useful in nursing
    Care coordination is a function that ensures patients’ needs and preferences are met with respect to health services and information sharing. Although it is fairly new in the healthcare industry, the concept is not entirely foreign among nurses.
  • Patient care may come with an emotional cost
    From day to day of their normal routines, nurses are concerned about patients’ fear and suffering. However, the cost of providing this nursing care can contribute to caregiver distress or also refer to compassion fatigue.
  • A nursing initiative to improve sleep for patients
    Hospitals are inherently recognised as a noisy place. Unfortunately, all these frequent disruptions make hospitals a tough place for patients to get enough sleep.
  • The remarkable duties of an Infection Control Nurse (ICN)
    Infection Control Nurses (ICNs) are responsible in preventing the spread of these infectious diseases that could imperil the patient, community and healthcare workers.
  • Handshake-free zones may help control infection in hospitals, survey indicates
    Some hospitals have started to implement ‘handshake-free zones’ to prevent the spread of infections as studies find that not many healthcare staff keep to hand-washing protocols.
  • 3 reasons why nurses wear watches
    To a medical practitioner, such as a nurse, watches are extremely useful, and in fact, important – to effectively carry out daily work-related activities.
  • How technology is helping nurses build patient engagement
    The integration of technology in healthcare is known to increase patient engagement and improve health outcomes. Previous studies conducted in outpatient settings have shown that the HIT system can enhance patient engagement and facilitate communication with care providers.