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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...

Organ Procurement and Nursing

Organ Procurement and Nursing

by jeastridge - As I clicked “submit” I felt a sense of satisfaction, knowing that my desire to be an organ donor was duly noted and registered appropriately. Although I had previously let my family know of my...

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...

Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

by empowern- - Students do not all respond the same to all learning methods. When I was in school, I found visual aids such as mnemonics helpful. In this video I’m going to go over a visual mnemonic for the 12...

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

by smatacale - This article covers definition, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of peripartum/ postpartum cardiomyopathy. It is a subject not often written or talked about, but in honor of National...

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