by allnurses - AllNurses staff recently attended NTI in Houston, Texas. Andrea J Efre, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC presented on the topic of medical marijuana.
Medical marijuana is used... Read More →
by Lauren RN - When I was in nursing school, I read about the various heart sounds, what they indicate, and how to listen for them. I read about them and read about them and,... Read More →
by allnurses - The Merit Medical DualCap System was developed by two infusion nurses who understood the unavoidable shortfalls of the Joint Commission’s “Scrub the Hub” protocol... Read More →
by The Nurse Motivator - Dead at 0252 hours. I charted, “Pronounced dead by Dr. Smith at 0252 hours. No spontaneous respirations. No visible rise and fall of the chest. Absent breath... Read More →
by awongaemtcc - Transition into new roles has always been challenging, especially in the field of medicine. From the need to increase one’s knowledge base, to social norms, to... Read More →
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 →
by RobbiRN - “Insulted. . .”
A doctor I’ve work with in the ER for several years listened intently as I shared my observation that we are increasingly driven by pre-set... 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 spotangel - The screaming echoed down the hallway followed by a string of curses and a crashing sound! My steps slowed down as I listened. The voice was familiar---too... Read More →
by allnurses - Stethoscopes are a tool used frequently by nurses. We use them for lung sounds, heart sounds, auscultating bowel sounds, listening to dialysis accesses. And...many... Read More →
by spotangel - “It’s everyone's responsibility. I don't want any explanation as to why you didn't know!”
Tom, the administrator's voice was clearly frustrated as he spoke to the... Read More →
by allnurses - While at NTI this year, the allnurses team saw many innovative medical products. One piece of equipment that caught our attention was a creative product from the... Read More →
by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - When I am assessing a patient and dementia is suspected, there are two key concepts I like to keep in mind: There is a difference between dementia and delirium, and... Read More →
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 →
by allnurses - The Survey
In January 2015, allnurses.com invited members and readers holding an active nursing license via the allnurses site as well as newsletters, emails and... Read More →
by ElizabethScala1 - Distractions abound on every nursing shift. Nurses are constantly pushed and pulled in every direction with numerous interruptions. Call lights, doctors’ questions,... Read More →
by allnurses - I was talking about this topic with one of my younger nurse friends. She shared the following comments with me.
I want to start by saying that quality... Read More →
by traumaRUs - As we enjoy our weekend, please take a minute to remember the "WHY" of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who died during... Read More →