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Nurse Bully, please protect your young – don’t eat them

Nurse Bully, please protect your young – don’t eat them

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 →

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Job Stagnation: How to recognize and what to do about it!

Job Stagnation: How to recognize and what to do about it!

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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Closing the Chapter on SNFs

Closing the Chapter on SNFs

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 →

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"I Will...Remain Alive" - A Story of Organ Donation

"I Will...Remain Alive" - A Story of Organ Donation

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 →

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“Dreams for the next chapter of my career” And how those dreams keep changing...

“Dreams for the next chapter of my career” And how those dreams keep changing...

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 →

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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

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 →

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Transfusions 101 - Everything you need to know about blood products and administration

Transfusions 101 - Everything you need to know about blood products and administration

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 →

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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... Read More →

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Becoming Dad:  A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse

Becoming Dad: A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse

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 →

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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... Read More →

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2017 Nursing Salary Survey

2017 Nursing Salary Survey

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 →

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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... Read More →

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The Importance of Networking as a Nurse

The Importance of Networking as a Nurse

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 →

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Nurse Satisfaction comes before Patient Satisfaction

Nurse Satisfaction comes before Patient Satisfaction

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 →

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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... Read More →

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Any Nurse

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Any Nurse

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 →

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When Nurses Make Fatal Mistakes

When Nurses Make Fatal Mistakes

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 →

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