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Pain Management in Five Easy Pieces

Pain Management in Five Easy Pieces

by Jerome Stone RN - On a Scale from 1 – 10, What’s Your Comfort Level With Pain? How comfortable are you with pain? Does it depend on whether it’s your own pain or someone else’s?... Read More →

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Wood Alcohol Poisoning: An Era Gone By

Wood Alcohol Poisoning: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - In 1907 three men were found dead, their bodies forever frozen in clenched, distorted positions that depicted their harrowing deaths from wood alcohol. The... Read More →

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Lessons Learned as an Expert Nurse Witness

Lessons Learned as an Expert Nurse Witness

by ElizabethStoneRN - I never planned to become an expert nurse witness for medical cases. I didn’t go to any class to do this. I’m a pediatric ER nurse and a clinical instructor. ... Read More →

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An Overview Of Nursing Compact Licenses

An Overview Of Nursing Compact Licenses

by TheCommuter - The Nurse Licensure Compact is an agreement that allows multistate nursing licensure for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in an... Read More →

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12 Tips for Nurses: The Paradox of Getting More Done is To Do Less

12 Tips for Nurses: The Paradox of Getting More Done is To Do Less

by Cynthiahowardrnphd - Nurses love to fix things, solve problems, take care of people and make everything nice. As a nurse you learn to make do and to find ways around things that do not... Read More →

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Time, No Longer Standing Still

Time, No Longer Standing Still

by Jacqueline.Damm - What do you think you would have heard, smelled and experienced as a Civil War nurse fighting on your own front-lines? It seems selfish to neglect remembering the... Read More →

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Biofilm: Undercover Assassin

Biofilm: Undercover Assassin

by Brenda F. Johnson - A career in medicine can be a fascinating one. It provides a format for continual learning, especially for those who choose to read articles, go to conferences,... Read More →

One of Our Own

One of Our Own

by EMSnut45 - In the fire and EMS department we become a family. We work 24 hour shifts several times per week with the same people. We work hard and play hard. We share... Read More →

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The Color of Mourning

The Color of Mourning

by Jacqueline.Damm - I wear my heart on my sleeve. Plain as day. I believe that we wouldn’t be nurses if we didn’t have some innate desire to care, encourage, teach, soothe or provide... Read More →

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Why I love being a nurse.

Why I love being a nurse.

by Esme12 - A long time ago I took care of a Class IV cardiac. For those of you who don't know what this is...a class IV cardiac patient are symptomatic at rest. They... Read More →

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She Was Waiting for an Angel to Guide Her: A Compassionate Nurse

She Was Waiting for an Angel to Guide Her: A Compassionate Nurse

by dreamcatcher333 - She Was Waiting for an Angel to Guide Her Her name was Norma and she was from Rhode Island. It was a hot July day when she came to spend her last days in... Read More →

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The Gift of Hope

The Gift of Hope

by Jacqueline.Damm - Weeks after nursing school ended and I had passed the boards, I found myself in a newer community hospital in the most multifaceted unit that I've (since) ever... Read More →

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Stepping up the mental health discussion

Stepping up the mental health discussion

by milwerica - Mental health has a stigma. Nobody wants to talk about it because everybody feels like they are the only one suffering. I want the world to know mental health is... Read More →

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Poor doesn't always mean poor

Poor doesn't always mean poor

by doctorwhofan - November. Frost had already happened to my southern town. I was all set to board a plane with a coworker of mine. We were headed to a small town 3 hours from... Read More →

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Dear Nurse

by kurisuchine08 - "To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse." Dear Nurse, I hope you get the time to read... Read More →

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Be-The-Me-I-Want-to-Be

Be-The-Me-I-Want-to-Be

by Rbeck911 - Every holiday season, we find ourselves cramming pies and pudding into our gobs in preparation of our upcoming new year’s resolution. Likewise, come new years, we... Read More →

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Udderly Amazing! : An Era Gone By

Udderly Amazing! : An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - Just opening old medical books is fascinating. The faded yellow pages and poor quality pictures allow us to see how nurses studied in the early 1900s. Again,... Read More →

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More Than Bowel Sounds: Abdominal Assessment

More Than Bowel Sounds: Abdominal Assessment

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Assessment of the abdomen is important for nursing students, new grads, and veteran nurses alike. For the newer nurses, the skill has to be repeated consistently... Read More →


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