Archive for December, 2018

Every year, we anticipate new things to come. We are interested in upcoming events of the following year. And as nurses, we are lured to information concerning new discoveries in health care, new staffing trends, and changes in recruitment of nurses globally.

So before 2018 ends, it is my joy to share some nursing trends you should watch out next year.

Staffing Problems

Hospitals and other healthcare institutions will suffer from nurse staffing problems as lesser numbers of nursing students graduates per year and as more skilled nurses move towards bigger institutions. Shortage of nurse will continue to grow as the need for qualified and skilled nurses increases.

Higher Education Is Priority

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) will be the standard requirement in the coming year. With this, nurses will make a difference in recruitment process as BSN reflects higher status and top- bill skill sets. Salary or pay for nurses with BSN will be higher than other nursing professionals.

Bilingual Nurses

Patients who ask answers when they are sick greatly appreciates nurses who can speak native language. They feel at ease with a nurse who can converse with them in their own language. A bilingual nurse will be in top demand as she helps in lessening fears and a great team member in planning treatment of the patient.

Technology Usage

Technology and healthcare industry work together every year to provide efficient and quality care to patients. Nurses may look forward for new documentation app or software, and/or appointment- setting software. New device or instruments for perioperative nurses, and a triage software for emergency department nurses may be produce in the coming year. It is up to each nurse to learn new tools, device, and software to manipulate as long as it gives quality and safe care to patients.

These nursing trends are just assumptions to motivate nurses in implementing quality care and thereby improving lives.


In lieue with our CME course entitled Principles of Emergency Care, I wish to share to you principles of emergency nursing.Emergency nursing is one of the toughest areas a nurse may face or dwell. It is a department that requires your accurate and quick assessment and intervention. Most of the times, emergency nursing accelerates your adrenaline as different varieties of medical and surgical cases come.To ease the worries of nurses in our emergency department, we’re guided by a number of principles. According to are the following.Manage problem or injury with greatest threat to life.A nurse should help ER physician in the assessment and intervention of the most priority problem of the patient. It is essential to manage life threatening problems of the patient first. If the patient complains of chest pain, the nurse should give prescribed oxygen and make an IV line first before doing ECG or Chest X- ray.Treat patients even without detailed history.In the emergency department, manage first the patient before getting medical history. ER nurses take patient information while doing the intervention. Important details such as name, age, past medical history of patient, should be taken even while inserting IV cannula or giving oxygen.Do not wait for final diagnosis to intervene.It is a must to wait for doctors to give us orders on how to treat a patient. But do not wait for ER physician’s final diagnosis when managing an ER patient. ER physicians do not usually have a final diagnosis after they assess a patient. Final diagnosis of a patient, who first came in the ER, is given during admission in the ward or after surgery.These are three principles of emergency nursing care. For more principles, kindly visit