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Gastroenterology Nursing

By dianah - Another, and possibly little-known, specialty area utilizing nurses is that of Gastroenterology. The role of Gastroenterology Nurses continues to expand: RNs may work with patients directly or indirectly in The "GI Lab" assisting with endoscopic procedures: administering moderate sedation and monitoring/recovering patients; possibly assisting with the procedure; Research areas Industry vendors (equipment and ... Read More

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Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

By madwife2002 - A huge problem in healthcare can be an employee who is constantly late to work, or calls off frequently. Sometimes this is due to genuine problems in their personal life but often it is a pattern of behavior which is difficult to manage. This problem on a floor can often lead to resentment for co-workers, especially when they have had a difficult shift and want to go home. Number 7 in my series of Articles ‘Top Ten reasons we get... Read More

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Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

By Meriwhen - Psychiatric nursing (also known as mental-health nursing) is the provision of nursing care to patients with mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that have a direct impact on a person’s thoughts, feelings, moods, interpersonal relations and ability to cope with stress (NAMI, n.d.). This can result in a detrimental affect on a person’s daily functioning. Some examples of mental illnesses include the schizophrenias,... Read More

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A Nurse Who Gives Thanks on the Thanksgiving Holiday

By TheCommuter - Once again, I will be working on this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. However, I do not object to working on Thanksgiving like so many others. First of all, I am a single female with no husband or kids, so I come home to an empty house anyway. Secondly, although I have extended family members, they live halfway across the country and I am not that close to them. So even though I do not plan to celebrate this holiday in the... Read More

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Supervising and delegating: Why I don't stay 3-4 hours late like the 3-11 supervisor

By pinkiepieRN - Adventures in supervising land: Wearing multiple hats and at the same time, being yourself From the moment where I covered my first shift on 11-7 as a floor nurse for a no-show rather than primarily acting as the house supervisor, I knew that there was more this new role than just helping with admissions, paperwork, and auditing. I remember being told that a majority of my time spent on the clock would be babysitting GNAs and I... Read More

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Operating Room / Perioperative Nursing

By tnbutterfly - Perioperative nurses are the nurses who are with the patient as they go through all levels of surgery. They are there to greet the anxious patient and their family upon arrival to the preoperative area. They remain with the patient throughout the surgical procedure, always keeping patient safety in the forefront. They are the nurses who will be with the patient in the postoperative area, carefully monitoring and caring for the... Read More

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What a Union Can Do For You

By jadelpn - There seems to be more than one confusion on how a union can be of benefit to nurses. Especially when the grass seems so much greener on the other side. A union comes to a facility usually due to a group of nurses who decide that they want to have some say in their working conditions. A union will come in and give you a rundown on what they can do for you. A relationship is established. The guiding force of a union is a... Read More

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Deployed Army Nursing: Finally, Double Digits!

By Pixie.RN - I have a countdown app on my Android phone that includes a home page widget you can set to display however many days until a date of your choosing. My widget has a picture of me with my significant other, David, and it is finally down to double digits for days remaining here in our little corner of Afghanistan! I can recall when I first put it on my phone, and it was well over 240 days. My original orders for deployment in support of... Read More

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RN Experience when Considering the Legal Nurse Consultant Career

By sirI - Registered Nurses are very intrigued by this career path in nursing and find it fascinating to work with Attorneys. They look at this career choice as a prestigious, admired, and highly respected career. Many are interested only because they are "burned out" of bedside nursing and think this is the answer to all their problems; never be bored again. This is the last reason anyone should choose this as his or her life's... Read More

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Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

By TheCommuter - Geriatric / long term care nursing is a specialty that involves caring for patients who require an extended level of care due to chronic disease processes and long term disabilities. Long term care nurses manage patient care, perform various nursing skills, address changes in condition, provide interventions, and bestow physical and psychosocial support upon clients and their families. Staff members who work at most long-term care... Read More

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NICU Nursing

By traumaRUs - Neonatal nursing covers nursing of the neonate – infants from birth to age 30 days as well as neonatal intensive care nursing and the neonatal step-down unit. Usually when one thinks of neonatal nursing, it is focused on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As the age of viability has decreased over the years, there are more and more low birth weight and premature infants being born and requiring intensive care. There can be... Read More

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As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!

By madwife2002 - One of the benefits of working in Dialysis is that you get Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years day off! Which is a wonderful thing for staff and patients alike. It means they can have normality for the holidays, spend it with their family, enjoy good food and relax. Even if staff work the day before, normally it is reduced hours and can be a lot of fun. Patients tend to be looking forward to the holidays and talk about what... Read More

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The Cons of Working in Long Term Care

By TheCommuter - I worked as a floor nurse and supervisor in long term care (a.k.a. LTC, nursing homes, or aged care) on and off for six years. Last year I wrote two articles that placed a mostly positive spin on working in the LTC industry. This year I will attempt to balance the beam by discussing the drawbacks of working in nursing homes. I have constructed a list of various cons associated with long term care nursing. Some facilities are... Read More

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Marketing as a Defense Legal Nurse Consultant: The Key to Success Part II

By sirI - Remember, this Article describes what the LNC needs while working with the Defense Attorney. Working with Defense Attorneys can be challenging, rewarding and at the same time, very frustrating. But you know you are helping to defend (advocate for) Nurses, Physicians and other practitioners. Your goal(s) is fair representation, re-establish and heighten self-esteem, save the Attorney time and money as you prepare the case from... Read More

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Being Thankful

By jadelpn - ...and dare I say celebrated? There will be times that we are spending a Thanksgiving with a patient (or 2, or 10). It is not what perhaps we choose to do, but what we do, put in our turn, do out due diligence. Most patients don't relish the thought of being in a hospital for a holiday. An extra kind word or deed could make the day of someone who otherwise can get really bummed, really quickly. Most families don't spend all... Read More

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Marketing as a Legal Nurse Consultant: The Key to Success Part I

By sirI - Marketing is the key to success for any Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC). It is hard and many give up before they even get started. To be successful, you must be persistent, but you must get adequate rest as well. The Attorney-client needs the LNC and we can provide exactly what they need saving them time and money. A hard career choice, yes, but rewarding, intriguing, and something the LNC do for a fellow nurse … serve as their... Read More

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Education as a Legal Nurse Consultant

By sirI - Registered Nurses are very intrigued by this career path in nursing and find it fascinating to work with Attorneys. They look at this career choice as a prestigious, admired, and highly respected career. Many are interested only because they are "burned out" of bedside nursing and think this is the answer to all their problems; never be bored again. This is the last reason anyone should choose this as his or her life's... Read More

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Trauma Nursing

By Pixie.RN - What is Trauma Nursing? Trauma nurses specialize in caring for patients injured through trauma, be it accidental or intentional. Trauma nurses must be well versed in stabilizing patients and rapidly recognizing impending life threats. Patients will range in age from neonates to centenarians. Care of these patients can range from short-term in the emergency department (ED) or dedicated trauma unit to long-term in ICUs and... Read More


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