Workplace Bullying in the Nursing Profession

Workplace bullying is one of the most common work-related psychological problems in any work environment, and the adverse consequences of bullying may have a more significant impact compared all other work-related stressors combined.1 The effects of perceived workplace bullying in nurses can have significant impacts on nurse, patient, and health organization outcomes including: psychological and [...]

By | January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing Surgical Site Infections

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are currently the most common cause of healthcare-associated infections, and cost our healthcare system approximately $10 billion annually. Infection following surgery also doubles a patient’s likelihood for hospitalization and death.1Fortunately, the incidence of surgical site infections has been gradually decreasing in recent years, but there is still plenty of room still [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Efficiently Read Medical Chart Notes

Discerning what particular information is relevant and important in medical chart notes can be a time-consuming and difficult process, especially for individuals who are not accustomed to reading documentation specific to health care. Nevertheless, reading chart notes is often a necessary component of developing a legal case. Two out of the three most frequent allegations [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Risks Associated with Weight Cycling

The start of the New Year signifies trying to uphold health-related New Year’s Resolutions for many Americans. According to a recent survey, the top 3 New Year’s Resolution categories for 2019 include: dieting or eating healthier, exercising more, and losing weight.1Unfortunately these resolutions, as well as the means to achieving such resolutions, are frequently not [...]

By | January 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Patient Non-Disclosure: Withholding Information from Health Providers

History taking and communication between patient and clinician are vital, fundamental aspects of a successful episode of health care. According to multiple studies conducted in a variety of health care settings, physicians were able to correctly identify the diagnosis for 75-85% of patient encounters based solely on the history portion of the examination.1,2Skilled clinicians should [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments