by marcos9999 - I believe nurses are very special individuals. Think about it. They are professionals who take care of others in their dire moments. They patiently heal the putrid... Read More →
by Bridgid Joseph - Job stagnation is when you are no longer challenged at a job, but stay with the position because of the paycheck, the benefits, or possibly relationships with... Read More →
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Few vital signs are as important as body temperature when it comes to determining the cause of a patient’s condition or illness. Some diseases cause the body to... Read More →
by rehab_nurse - If you are the one reader that read my super eloquent tirade on working in surgical rehab facilities (i.e., skilled nursing facilities or SNFs), you may know... Read More →
by jeastridge - National Donor Day - February 14
Let's remember the people who gave the gift of life to others.
“Our son, Adam, was declared brain dead on January 20, 1998. He... Read More →
by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - I wanted to be a nurse forever. I remember the adrenaline rush I got the first time I was on the hospital floor for my clinical rotation. The smells (not all... Read More →
by smatacale - Peripartum or postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare cardiac condition that causes enlargement of the heart and weakening of the cardiac muscle. This decreases... Read More →
by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - “Transfusions 101”
Everything you need to know about blood products and administration
Many patients require transfusions of blood products for acute or chronic... Read More →
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... Read More →
by cjcsoon2bnp - Most people who know me from this site know that in addition to being a practicing nurse and graduate student, I’m also a new dad. For the entirety of my wife’s... Read More →
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... Read More →
by tnbutterfly - In January 2015, members of allnurses and the larger nursing community holding an active nursing license were invited to participate in the first allnurses online... Read More →
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... Read More →
by ElizabethScala1 - “Networking? But I’m not looking for a job! Who has time anyway?” I thought that way once. I was a novice nurse and just trying to learn the ins and outs of nursing... Read More →
by JanineKelbach - Are you in a unit where your patient satisfaction scores are always a struggle? Look around you, are the nurses satisfied with their job? Nurses go into a job to... Read More →
by The Nurse Motivator - Ding Dong Ditch and Kindness
Ding dong ditch. For many those three words bring on a negative connotation, a feeling of frustration, and the thought of... Read More →
by Nurse Beth - Jessica's Story
Jessica was a young, conscientious nurse in her first year of nursing.
Jessica was having a typical busy day on Tele. One of her patients, a... Read More →