Nursing News December 27, 2021

By American Mobile’s NurseZone team

The 10 Top Nursing Articles of 2021

Nursing has certainly been in the news this past year, and the team at American Mobile has been working to provide healthcare updates, insights and helpful tips to help you in your nursing career. Among all of the 2021 posts in our NurseZone blog, the following resonated most with you, our readers.

Revisit these important topics, and check out any nursing articles you might have missed.

The 10 most popular NurseZone blogs of 2021

1. The Definitive Packing Guide for Travel Nurses

The Definitive Packing Guide for Travel Nurses. What’s essential to take on your travel nursing assignment? And how much is too much? This practical guide covers everything a new or experienced traveler needs to know, prepare for and take along to his or her temporary home, including a packing checklist. Popular packing apps and expert tips on packing and space-planning are also included.

2. The New Nurse Advocacy Standard: What Nurses Need to Know

The New Nurse Advocacy Standard: What Nurses Need to Know. The new Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, 4th Edition, from the American Nurses Association, has added nurse advocacy as a practice standard. Discover the reasons for the change and what it means for nurses, including the responsibility to avoid passive acceptance, voice a challenge and work actively toward achieving the best patient care and optimal outcomes.

3. Team Care and Nurses' Cross-training Made Possible by COVID

Team Care and Nurses’ Cross-training Made Possible by COVID. During one of the hardest periods in healthcare, nurses have responded to help where needed during the COVID-19 pandemic, even stepping into unfamiliar roles and units. While these situations have brought some difficulties, they have also shown the adaptability of nurses, forced them to share responsibilities and allowed them to grow in unexpected ways.

4. Travel Nurse Awardee Sandra Sabas Exudes Passion for Nursing

Travel Nurse Awardee Sandra Sabas Exudes Passion for Nursing. During Nurses Month 2021, American Mobile travel nurse Sandra Sabas was named the winner of AMN Healthcare’s 2021 Commitment to Excellence Award for Passion. See why this telemetry/step-down nurse continues to receive rave reviews on her assignments, and what drives her to give her patients and co-workers her best every day.

5. Want to Work in the Best Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.?

Want to Work in the Best Children’s Hospitals in the U.S.? Travel nurses have the opportunity to work in a variety of facilities, including the best pediatric hospitals across the county. Check out this year’s Honor Roll of the top 10 and the annual ranking of the Best Children’s Hospitals in eight specialty areas from U.S. News & World Report.

6. Some Nurses Finding Kindness and Civility in Short Supply

Some Nurses Finding Kindness and Civility in Short Supply. Stress, fear, conflicting information and an unrelenting disease can bring out the worst in people, it seems. As the pandemic rages on, some nurses have reported verbal abuse and more from patients who might have hailed them as healthcare heroes just a few months earlier. Learn the best way to respond to incivility and take care of yourself and your nursing colleagues.

7. The 8 Best Things About Being a Progressive Care Nurse

The 8 Best Things About Being a Progressive Care Nurse. Challenging? Rewarding? Yes and yes! Progressive care unit (PCU) nurses enjoy a number of rewards and opportunities, starting with the ability to use critical care skills while still being able to interact with patients in their care. Working as a team and helping patients progress toward independence are additional highlights cited by nurses in this specialty. Discover more top benefits of PCU nursing.

8. How Nurses Can Move the Needle on Addressing Social Determinants of Health

How Nurses Can Move the Needle on Addressing Social Determinants of Health. Do you need to know more about how your patients and the resources they have to follow care instructions and stay healthy? In this nursing blog, you’ll learn about the five domains of social determinants of health (SDOH), and get tips on expanding health equity and giving patients the best chance of achieving favorable, long-term outcomes.

9. How ICU Nurses Are Surviving COVID-19-related Moral Distress

How ICU Nurses Are Surviving COVID-19-related Moral Distress. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a high incidence of moral distress, as nurses have not been able to provide appropriate care at all times due to shortages of personal protective equipment, insufficient staff and shifting standards during the crisis. Leaders in the field of critical care nursing share insights on moral distress and how to survive it.

10. Nurses and Diabetes Care: 10 New Keys to Prevention and Management

Nurses and Diabetes Care: 10 New Keys to Prevention and Management. More than 34 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and another 88 million adults have prediabetes. What can be done? A spokesperson for the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists says, “Nurses are in a unique position to make a big impact on the diabetes epidemic.” Learn what’s new in diabetes care, and how nurses can identify those at risk and help patients manage this chronic condition.

More resources

In addition to these popular nurse blogs, American Mobile also launched the “Nursing Uncharted” podcast in 2021, which shares the real stories of nurses across the healthcare spectrum. It’s free to subscribe!

Looking for something more in 2022? Keep up with American Mobile’s NurseZone news or check out travel nursing jobs across the country.

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