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When will nurses advocate for themselves?

When will nurses advocate for themselves?

by Eschell2971 - Ask any bedside nurse what is one of the most challenging parts of his or her job, and I’ll bet you the 12-hour shift will be one of the top 3 answers. Ask any... Read More →

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7 Things You Weren’t Taught in Nursing School

7 Things You Weren’t Taught in Nursing School

by ElizabethScala1 - All the things you were not taught in nursing school could probably fill a few volumes, but here are a few that I have collected from emails and conversations with... Read More →

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Anatomy of a Code: A Guide for Nurses Working in Adult Non-Critical Care Units

Anatomy of a Code: A Guide for Nurses Working in Adult Non-Critical Care Units

by Lev <3 - Initial Response: Oh no! Your patient has gone unresponsive on you. First thing to do is a quick pulse check of their carotid artery. If you do not detect a... Read More →

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Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders

Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders

by RobbiRN - Confronting Doctors with Wrong Orders We are standing at the counter of the nurse’s station in the ER when I tell Dr. Hanson that his patient in 18... Read More →

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What Every Nurse Needs to Know About Eating Disorders

What Every Nurse Needs to Know About Eating Disorders

by JanineKelbach - According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), each year, more than 30 million people of all ages have an eating... Read More →

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“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

by cjcsoon2bnp - Before I go too far into this article, and risk being stoned to death by the maternal-child nurses, lactation consultants, and midwives out there, I would like to... Read More →

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Network or Die!

Network or Die!

by Carol Ebert - Meeting new patients and colleagues, listening to learn more about who they are, serving them without expecting any payback, checking in on them regularly to see... Read More →

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Optimize Before Your Demise

Optimize Before Your Demise

by Carol Ebert - I have heard many stories of the health toll that working as a nurse has taken but we often don’t prioritize it as an issue. We just succumb to taking meds for... Read More →

Listen up - Your Gut is Speaking!

Listen up - Your Gut is Speaking!

by Carol Ebert - It’s called your INTUITION and everyone has it but not everyone uses it. I can think of three different times in my career where my intuition spoke very loudly to... Read More →

A Pleasurable Plan for Retirement

A Pleasurable Plan for Retirement

by Carol Ebert - I know not everyone sees it that way, especially if you feel like you will be lost without your job, be lonely and have no purpose. But I like to think about it... Read More →

Palliative Care + Hospice = A+

Palliative Care + Hospice = A+

by jeastridge - November is National Palliative Care and Hospice Month I scrolled down through the EMR and found what I was looking for: Palliative Care Consult. As a hospice... 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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An ER nurse has a rough day at work. When she gets home she vents on Facebook about her exhausting shift, about the drug addict that staggered in, about the drunk... Read More →

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A painful experience in an organization where I spent almost more than 60% of my life

A painful experience in an organization where I spent almost more than 60% of my life

by RJMerchant - A painful experience in an organization where I spent almost more than 60% of my life First of all, please pardon me for my English grammar as it is not my... Read More →

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SIDS : What it is, is NOT, and what all nurses need to know

SIDS : What it is, is NOT, and what all nurses need to know

by JanineKelbach - Before 1994, parents were instructed to lay their infants to sleep on their stomachs. Now, the Back to Sleep campaign changed it to encourage parents to put their... Read More →

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The 5 S’s - Side effects of steroids

The 5 S’s - Side effects of steroids

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Corticosteroids can be used for a plethora of conditions including autoimmune disease asthma, allergic reactions, and even assist in preventing organ transplant... Read More →

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Critical issues Nurses face today?

Critical issues Nurses face today?

by MeganVlad0809 - Yes, we nurses run out of steam. We acknowledge the badge of a healing warrior. How many patients you save lives? How much sentimental tears got disperse showing... Read More →

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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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