1.2 billion peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) are inserted every year across the world.
It is always hard to step on the weight scale. There is the anxiety that comes from not knowing if the sacrifices that were made this week were worth it.
During the course of a working day, nurses participate in banter, gossip. teaching, flirting, verbal insults and professional exchanges. Often between themselves and the myriad of health professionals that present on the ward.
A nurse patiently explains the benefits of prescription medication to a soon to be discharged patient. Only for the same patient to be readmitted a few weeks later not having taken the medication. Or they say they have but you suspect they haven’t.
Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that doctors and nurses failed to properly wash their hands when no one was watching. The researchers were looking at the Hawthorne effect with hand washing compliance.