How Does High-Quality Pain Relief Contribute to Good Outcomes for Patients and Professionals? May 12, 2014
Presented by Paul Arnstein, RN, PhD, FAAN
Acute pain is a universal experience, and chronic pain is a growing epidemic. Inadequately managed pain can lead to adverse physical and psychological outcomes for individual patients and their families. It can also affect professionals’ satisfaction with their role an impact the institution’s reimbursement rate. This webinar will discuss pain management, identifying what exactly quality pain management is, and the importance of monitoring quality, safety and satisfaction data.
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: Pain Management Strategies May 13, 2014
Presented by Maureen Habel, RN, MA
Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis share some similar characteristics; however, they are different diseases with unique symptoms and approaches to treatment. This webinar will discuss both diesases as well as current treatment approaches and therapeutic interventions that can help people with both OA and RA better manage their disease most effectively.
Pediatric Chronic Pain Management May 14, 2014
Presented by Helen Turner, DNP, RN-BC,
If left unaddressed, chronic pain can affect children in ways that will follow them throughout their lives. This webinar will discuss pediatric chronic pain and how to manage the specific issues they face so they may grow up living pain-free lives.
Pain Management and Ethics May 15, 2014
Presented by Esther Bernhofer, RN-BC, PhD
Only 63-74% of hospitalized patients nationwide reported that their pain was well controlled despite better understanding of pain treatments. Healthcare providers have an ethical obligation to provide effective pain control. This webinar will examine how the deliberate use of ethical principles, when making pain management decisions for hospitalized patients, may provide more optimal outcomes.
Why get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing?
Many registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) don’t think they need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. But while professional nursing regulations don’t usually require workers to have a BSN, the job market does, says Gemma O’Donnell, MS in nursing, who teaches in the LPN/LVN to BSN program at the University of Phoenix Main Campus.
How the Affordable Care Act affects nursing
The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) won’t take full effect until 2014, but it already is having a big impact on the health care system in general and on the nursing field in particular, says Pat Kiley, an advanced practice nurse who teaches health care ethics in the University of Phoenix nursing program.
5 ways the nursing field is changing
Nurses a generation ago often had different goals than those in the profession today. “Back when I first started out in 1980, there were a lot of ‘refrigerator nurses,’ housewives who worked a few hours a week to pay for a fridge or new bathroom for the household,” explains Lesley Hunt, an instructor in the University of Phoenix nursing program.
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed the Committee on the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, with the purpose of producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.