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.
Wound care is one of those nursing skills that is important but is frequently applied in a haphazard fashion. A recent study in the British Journal of Nursing found that cardiac nurses in Irish hospitals had knowledge deficits about wound healing and the signs and symptoms of surgical site infection.
Previously, we have reported that 70% alcohol is more effective than detergents, antiseptic soap, and simple and double paper wipes in disinfecting contaminated equipment.
There is always a patient that says no to every question a nurse asks of them. Why is there resistiveness to care?