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Accuracy of body temperature is paramount in diagnosing a patient's illness
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Accuracy of body temperature is paramount in diagnosing a patient's illness

by Exergen Corporation - Nurses are on the frontline of patient care and it has always been Exergen’s mission to support their work and help make their jobs easier and more effective. More than a billion temperatures are...

Becoming a Healthcare Writer - My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside

Becoming a Healthcare Writer - My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Becoming a Healthcare Writer My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside There’s something you should know about me. I bore quite easily. The thrill and freshness of change is something I constantly...

Mnemonic for Care of Eating Disorders: WHATS UP DOC

Mnemonic for Care of Eating Disorders: WHATS UP DOC

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - When providing quality care for patients with eating disorders, the mnemonic WHATS UP DOC can help nurses at all levels of proficiency remember that there are multiple psychosocial factors and...

ICU with a toxic environment

ICU with a toxic environment

by mindy kaling - New nurses, especially those just out of school are subject to a lot of bullying behavior by other nurses who have worked in that unit longer. As nurses we need to be advocates for others, not just...

Suspended for a Medication Error

Suspended for a Medication Error

by Nurse Beth - The Act I was a new nurse, and before I had even gotten my feet underneath me, I lost my footing and fell hard. I made a medication error. I was fresh off orientation as a brand new nurse...

How to Not Die in the Hospital

How to Not Die in the Hospital

by Nurse Beth - Tragically, many people die from medical errors every year in hospitals. It’s hard to know how many. “Medical error”is never listed as a cause of death on death certificates. But according to...

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