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NTI: Medical Marijuana

NTI: Medical Marijuana

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 →

Last comment by NRSKarenRN
Need Help With Heart Sounds?

Need Help With Heart Sounds?

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 →

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NTI - Merit Medical DualCap: Disinfection & Protection against CRBIs

NTI - Merit Medical DualCap: Disinfection & Protection against CRBIs

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 →

Dead or Alive: That is the Question

Dead or Alive: That is the Question

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 →

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You are a leader now...

You are a leader now...

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 →

Last comment by chiandre
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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"Insulted. . ."

"Insulted. . ."

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 →

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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 →

Last comment by Feelgood RN
Why did she do this to me?

Why did she do this to me?

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 →

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NTI - Looking For a New Stethoscope?

NTI - Looking For a New Stethoscope?

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 →

Thank God for nurses!

Thank God for nurses!

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 →

Last comment by traumaRUs
IVEA - The Innovative Replacement for the IV Pole - NTI

IVEA - The Innovative Replacement for the IV Pole - NTI

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 →

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Mnemonic for Assessing DEMENTIA

Mnemonic for Assessing DEMENTIA

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 →

Last comment by LetLoveNReasonUnite
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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2015 allnurses Salary Survey Results

2015 allnurses Salary Survey Results

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 →

Last comment by Noblesquire
3 Steps to Connecting with Patients

3 Steps to Connecting with Patients

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 →

Last comment by amoLucia
ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

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 →

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Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

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 →

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