Posted on October 23, 2014
This blog post was co-authored by: Anna Sivo Montejano MSN Ed, RN, CEN; Lynn Sayre Visser MSN, BS, RN, CEN, CPEN, CLNC; and Valerie Aarne Grossman MALS, BSN, RN.
The first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States has died. Two nurses who provided direct care for that patient are infected: two healthcare providers, two of our very own. As nurses, we must keep our finger on the pulse of Ebola by asking pertinent travel and exposure history questions as well...
Posted on October 20, 2014
On October 15, we solicited your questions about the Ebola outbreak. Our author Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Amos Christie Chair and Director at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Institute for Global Health has graciously taken the time to answer your questions.
Sharon Slockbower, RN, asked: Some articles I have read indicated that if body fluid of patient even gets on someone's...
Posted on October 19, 2014
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!
The Director of Medical Records is responsible for maintaining the records of patients, in accordance with federal government regulations regarding patient...
Posted on October 14, 2014
The 2014 Ebola outbreak is now one of the greatest global health crises in recent history. The past few days have brought forth a slew of alarming headlines:
In Dallas, a nurse, Nina Pham, has become the first recorded case of Ebola transmission in the United States. Pham contracted the disease while treating a Liberian man, who died last week.
Posted on October 9, 2014
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information!
The childbirth educator provides informational and educational classes for expectant parents. Classes include information...