ACCESS Nursing News and Blog

Every Head Injury Should Be Taken Seriously March is Brain Injury Awareness Month; Preventing a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Mar 10, 2022 1:09:18 PM

Every head injury should be considered potentially life-threatening. That’s one of the key messages for this month’s Brain Injury Awareness Month, with a reported 3.6 million people in the US sustaining brain injuries each year. The recent tragic death of 65-year-old actor Bob Saget highlights just how serious any head injury can be. (The actor accidentally hit the back of his head, didn’t realize the severity, and went to sleep, as far too many people do).

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Topics: Blog, head trauma, brain injury awareness, brain injury

Heart Healthy Tips for Nurses

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Feb 25, 2022 11:50:00 AM

February is American Heart Month and a time to focus on cardiovascular health. It’s critical that nurses take their own health just as seriously as the health of their patients.  

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Topics: Nursing Services, healthcare, Nurse

Celebrating Notable Nurses During Black History Month

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Feb 17, 2022 4:04:16 PM

There have been many significant African American Nurses throughout history. Since February is Black History Month, we’d like to take this time to honor a few of the outstanding nurses who have made history with their amazing achievements.

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Topics: Nursing Services, Nurse, Black History Month

5 Ways to Provide Excellent Care for People with Alzheimer's

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Feb 11, 2022 2:00:00 PM

A person living with Alzheimer's needs help coping with a unique set of challenges affecting their daily lives. According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that affects over 6 million adults and is the most common type of dementia. As a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, it’s crucial that you adapt to your patient’s individual needs.

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Tips for Nurse Burnout and the Nursing Shortage

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Jan 21, 2022 4:06:28 PM

The nursing shortage in the US has reached a record high and taking a heavy toll on the health care industry. One of the fallouts of this shortage is a pervasive sense of burnout and exhaustion among our nation’s nurses.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19, healthcare, nursing shortage, burnout

The Importance of Booster Doses for Private Duty Nurses and their Patients

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Jan 13, 2022 5:30:00 PM

Vaccinations are essential to protecting not only yourself, but also your patients. As Omicron cases reach an all-time high, it is now more vital than ever for healthcare workers to receive a booster dose as soon as they become eligible.

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Topics: Blog, COVID-19, Vaccination, healthcare

Helping Nurses Cope with Omicron-related Burnout

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Jan 7, 2022 4:26:25 PM

Nurses are once again being stretched to their limit. The recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the US due to the Omicron variant has left hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical care facilities critically understaffed with nurses suffering from burnout and stress.

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Topics: News, COVID-19, Vaccination

ACCESS Nursing’s New Year’s Resolutions 2022 for ALL Nurses

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Dec 30, 2021 12:00:00 PM

New Year’s Resolutions are a fantastic way to kick off your year and start fresh. You can set meaningful goals for yourself; like being more productive at work, focusing on your career path, reflecting on your life goals, your relationships, and more!

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Topics: Blog, Nursing Services, New Year's Resolutions, Goals, New Year's

Holiday Inspiration & Tips for Nurses Working on Christmas

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Dec 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM

If your shift falls on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you may not feel very holly or jolly about it. As a nurse, you often need to give up your own family celebrations to care for your patients. After all, there are no vacation days for those who are sick or injured.

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Topics: Blog, Nursing Services, healthcare

How to Improve Your Caregiver-Patient Relationship

Posted by ACCESS Nursing Services on Dec 9, 2021 12:00:00 PM

It is crucial for caregivers to establish a good relationship with their patients. Creating a friendly rapport is key to providing quality care and for healing to take place.

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Topics: Blog, Homecare, Nursing Services