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Bloodletting: *Is This Archaic Practice Still Being Used?

Bloodletting: *Is This Archaic Practice Still Being Used?

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - History Blood letting or venesection was a practice used in many civilizations throughout history including the Egyptians and Romans. It involved the use of... Read More →

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Nursing: How to Pick the Right Job

Nursing: How to Pick the Right Job

by jeastridge - Nursing: How to Pick the Right Job I watched my cell phone turn black as the call with my friend ended, and I felt my mood dim, as well. She had been excited... Read More →

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Time On My Hands

Time On My Hands

by Carol Ebert - And this begins my latest phase of life where I decide what to do with my time. No schedules, no orders, no pressures. So what should I do today? Good question... Read More →

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Injection Gone Wrong: Part Two

Injection Gone Wrong: Part Two

by Brenda F. Johnson - I’m not crazy. I’m not the only one. Frozen with emotions, Susan shifted between relief in the acknowledgment that there were other people who had residual problems... Read More →

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Struggling With Murmurs?

Struggling With Murmurs?

by Lauren RN - At first studying and becoming competent at interpreting murmurs can seem daunting. However, it all starts with knowing which parts of the stethoscope to use for... Read More →

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Injection Gone Wrong: Part 3

Injection Gone Wrong: Part 3

by Brenda F. Johnson - Driving to get her MRI under fluoroscopy, Susan kept reflecting on the fact that she was told that her first one didn’t show any damage to her left shoulder. Being... Read More →

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Can I Get A Priest?

Can I Get A Priest?

by spotangel - The phone rang! I mentally cursed as I was in the middle of a narcotic count with the pharmacy who had come to drop off the narcotics for about 50 patients in... Read More →

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Why is there a Bully on the Playground?

Why is there a Bully on the Playground?

by Ahvegas - There may be a few people reading this who have never experienced bullying. But, I'm pretty sure every organization of every type, has had to address the subject... Read More →

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What to Do When You Want to Quit Nursing. Tips to Help You Stay in the Profession.

What to Do When You Want to Quit Nursing. Tips to Help You Stay in the Profession.

by ElizabethScala1 - “I quit. I don’t want to be a nurse anymore.” How many of you have had that very thought during a shift or while walking to your vehicle or while getting ready for... Read More →

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Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear

Ten Things A Nurse Doesn't Want to Hear

by VivaLasViejas - 1) "You're so smart, you should have gone to medical school." I AM smart---that's why I became a nurse instead of enduring 80-hour work weeks and giving up sleep... Read More →

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Nursing Intuition, Part 1: The Visitor is . . . Dying!

Nursing Intuition, Part 1: The Visitor is . . . Dying!

by RobbiRN - Nursing Intuition, Part 1: “The Visitor is . . . Dying!” “How much damage to the car?” We’re in the ER. EMS has just dropped off a young female driver following... Read More →

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Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

by Nurse Beth - The year is 2043 and Maria waits patiently in the receiving pod for her primary care provider. The cool blue light is on, indicating scanners are continuously... Read More →

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Need Help Memorizing Heart Sounds?

Need Help Memorizing Heart Sounds?

by Lauren RN - When I was in nursing school, I found that the best way to memorize the vast amount of information I was expected to know was through memory tricks, mnemonics, and... Read More →

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Cystic Fibrosis- What Does Cystic Fibrosis look like in 2017?

Cystic Fibrosis- What Does Cystic Fibrosis look like in 2017?

by smatacale - Cystic fibrosis is a disease that has always been a medical topic of interest to me. Unfortunately, its for the fact that this progressive and fatal disease is in... Read More →

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

by smatacale - Raising the Next Generation of Nurses By Sarah Matacale, RN,BSN,CCS As a mother of a nine year old daughter, and a nurse, I often think of the importance of... Read More →

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Nursing Intuition, Part 2: The Seizure Girl

Nursing Intuition, Part 2: The Seizure Girl

by RobbiRN - “This is Rescue 89. We’re inbound to your facility with an eighteen-year-old female, postictal following a witnessed grand mal seizure. We’ve established a saline... Read More →

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Nurses: The unsung heroes!

Nurses: The unsung heroes!

by ahigg83 - Why do we become nurses? My story started when I was twelve, and my grandmother had surgery. I helped change her bandages and got her medicine for her when she... Read More →

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One healthcare risk manager's view of individual nursing malpractice insurance

One healthcare risk manager's view of individual nursing malpractice insurance

by RiskManager - One healthcare risk manager’s view of individual nursing malpractice insurance I am often asked to answer this question: “As a nurse, should I buy my own... Read More →

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