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PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

PAASS - What to Know Before Giving Medication

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Just because a medication is ordered by a physician/NP and prepared by a pharmacist doesn't mean it's correct. Patient safety ultimately lies with the last line of defense before administration - the...

Hospice Nurses and Social Workers: Hand in Hand

Hospice Nurses and Social Workers: Hand in Hand

by jeastridge - Hospice Nurses and Social Workers: Hand in Hand I was relieved to see Helen’s car behind me, inching along the gravel road toward our next admission’s house. Already four miles in, we crunched...

Gender Pay Gap in Nursing: Changes in 2017 Salary Survey vs. 2015?

Gender Pay Gap in Nursing: Changes in 2017 Salary Survey vs. 2015?

by allnurses - Over the past couple of years, several studies and surveys have revealed that there is a gender gap in nursing salaries. Published in 2016, an allnurses.com survey yielded results also showing the...

Upgrade Your Stress Awareness to Stress-Savviness

Upgrade Your Stress Awareness to Stress-Savviness

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - While April has been recognized as “stress awareness month” every year since 1992, most nurses are aware of a compelling need to overcome the effects of stress every month –and every day--...

Exhausted No More!  How to Sleep Your Way Into Optimal Health

Exhausted No More! How to Sleep Your Way Into Optimal Health

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #19 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. S = SLEEP. Hi Mary – how’s it going? Hi Judi – I’m exhausted. Mary says – ME TOO! Sound familiar? I hear this every day,...

Organ and Tissue Donation: The Facts of Donating Life

Organ and Tissue Donation: The Facts of Donating Life

by The Nurse Motivator - Blunt trauma to the head, subarachnoid hemorrhage, anoxic brain injury following prolonged CPR. Let’s withdraw support. But should we? Is he brain dead? Maybe…or maybe not? Did someone make the...

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