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Flu Shot or Mask?

Flu Shot or Mask?

by Nurse Beth - Recently at the nurse's station at work, I was talking with Lisa. Lisa was wearing a surgical mask. To keep her job, she has to wear a mask until flu season is over... Read More →

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How to Be Organized during Chaos

How to Be Organized during Chaos

by traumaRUs - You work in the level one ED in a big city - its a fairly normal evening, the usual variety of patients, some that are truly emergency, others not so much and the... Read More →

Last comment by kclady
Public Health~A Critical Specialty

Public Health~A Critical Specialty

by karenvalk - Recently while completing an online survey, I was asked to identify my area of nursing specialization. There were many options to choose from—medical-surgical,... Read More →

Last comment by kevler
Coming Soon? Will Nurses be Taking Over the Lab?

Coming Soon? Will Nurses be Taking Over the Lab?

by Gaitor - It sounds crazy but a vague ruling but the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services could be interpreted that way. I have been discussing, with Clinical... Read More →

Last comment by Wuzzie
I wish i could see you!

I wish i could see you!

by spotangel - Mr. Francis Ross’s eyes were closed, his breathing shallow. I walked into his room. He was surrounded by his family. To the outside world they looked like a very... Read More →

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Why I'm leaving nursing

Why I'm leaving nursing

by UK nurse88 - Ive taken the very hard decision in my life to leave nursing. Im writing this as anonymous as I want only to be heard. I qualified as a nurse 6 years ago. I enjoyed... Read More →

Last comment by Szbeylik
The two minute catheterization!

The two minute catheterization!

by spotangel - I saw the knife from the corner of my eye! The knife was pretty long and wicked looking. The woman on my right holding it was mad and was barely two feet away.... Read More →

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Why Should I Go To A Conference?

Why Should I Go To A Conference?

by Brenda F. Johnson - Whatever your specialty is as a nurse, there is probably an organization that you can get involved in. From the American Nursing Organization to American Forensic... Read More →

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Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Arrested by Police Talks with allnurses.com at ENA 2017 Conference

Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Arrested by Police Talks with allnurses.com at ENA 2017 Conference

by tnbutterfly - While at the 2017 ENA Convention in St. Louis, allnurses got the opportunity to interview Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who in July 2017, was violently secured in... Read More →

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2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

by traumaRUs - We’ve all heard of the pitfalls of social media. However, can social media be leveraged to help nursing leaders engage staff? AN recently attended the 2017... Read More →

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Drawing Pharmacology Video 3 of 7 (Can YouTube translate Pharmacology?)

Drawing Pharmacology Video 3 of 7 (Can YouTube translate Pharmacology?)

by TonyPharmD - In this third video, I review how to list many respiratory drugs from memory by linking images to drug names and properties, but I also write about the Americans... Read More →

Last comment by FutureRNLana
Whatcha Know about Flo (Florence Nightingale)?

Whatcha Know about Flo (Florence Nightingale)?

by jeastridge - Florence Nightingale is famous for her pioneering nursing education, her development of statistical analysis and her improvements on methods of care delivery. She... Read More →

Last comment by wondern
Under the Covers:  My Experience With Post-op Pain Control

Under the Covers: My Experience With Post-op Pain Control

by Brenda F. Johnson - As nurses, we are used to being in control. We help manage our patient’s medications, their diet, and activity. No matter where nurses work, we have to organize... Read More →

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A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

by nursemike - April 18, 2016, I began my third of three 12-hour night shifts, but I didn't finish it. Sometime after midnight, I felt a dull, but fairly strong pain under my... Read More →

Last comment by VivaLasViejas
Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

by Carol Ebert - I’m Carol Ebert, an RN with a specialty in Wellness, and this is a wake-up call. Is your personal health on life support and the prognosis is grim? I’ll bet you... Read More →

Last comment by tnbutterfly
An RN journey to leadership

An RN journey to leadership

by EJForand - My journey to becoming a nurse leader Ebony J. Forand, RN, BSN I began my career in 1996 after graduating from a BSN program in nursing. I can remember... Read More →

Last comment by loisrn1
Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion

Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion

by Hellllllo Nurse - Additionally, when a woman is supine for the catheter insertion procedure, it can cause the urinary meatus sink down, just inside the vaginal opening, resulting in... Read More →

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When YOU are the ".001% of Patients" Who Develops the Serious Medication Side- Effect

When YOU are the ".001% of Patients" Who Develops the Serious Medication Side- Effect

by smatacale - When YOU are the “.001% of Patients” Who Develops The Serious Medication Side-Effect I am a critical care trained Registered Nurse turned patient who developed one... Read More →

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