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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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Reverse the Adverse

Reverse the Adverse

by Carol Ebert - I remember my 94 year old uncle who used to tell me how lonely he was because all his friends were gone. Living “too long” wasn’t as pleasant and he thought it... Read More →

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April is Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

by JanineKelbach - Autism affects more children now than ever before. Current statistics tell us that one in every 68 children in America has a form of autism. What is autism? ... Read More →

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I Gotta See If He Is Dead!

I Gotta See If He Is Dead!

by spotangel - I had a strange sense of anticipation as I walked in. Working as a perdiem Nursing supervisor(Assistant Director of Nursing) in a busy hospital, I had strongly felt... Read More →

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Two Mnemonics for Nurse Coaching Improve Change Talk: RULE and WAIT

Two Mnemonics for Nurse Coaching Improve Change Talk: RULE and WAIT

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - If you want to have healthy conversations about change with your patients, or anyone else, all you need to do is to follow the RULE and WAIT. I learned about RULE... Read More →

Preparing for National Teaching Institute 2017

Preparing for National Teaching Institute 2017

by traumaRUs - Critical care nursing changes fast! Keeping up with the ever increasing changes challenges all of us. Who has time on a busy shift to read a journal or listen to a... Read More →

The View from the Other Side of the Bed:  The Family Member

The View from the Other Side of the Bed: The Family Member

by justjamesthenurse - In November of 2016, my mother-in-law suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. She had already suffered an ischemic stroke six months prior and had been started on Plavix to... Read More →

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50 Random Acts of Kindness for Any Nurse

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Any Nurse

by The Nurse Motivator - Ding Dong Ditch and Kindness Ding dong ditch. For many those three words bring on a negative connotation, a feeling of frustration, and the thought of... Read More →

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Apple Watch - Why I Love It! UPDATE 10/07/15

Apple Watch - Why I Love It! UPDATE 10/07/15

by traumaRUs - First a disclaimer: I am an Apple-geek. I eagerly await those Wednesday keynote addresses, wondering what will they come up with next. I currently own two... Read More →

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It's All About the Cookies

It's All About the Cookies

by djh123 - I became a nurse in my 50’s. I stumbled a bit on my own after passing the NCLEX, unsure of what I wanted to do. A short summation of that time period is that I... Read More →

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Nursing Supervisor - Walk In My Shoes For A Day!

Nursing Supervisor - Walk In My Shoes For A Day!

by spotangel - 5 am-The alarm goes off . I get up bleary eyed wishing I could crawl back to bed. I have put in 5 days at my regular M-F job. This is day#6. This job helps me, help... Read More →

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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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Orientation to Nurse Coaching: Benefits of Nurse Coaching

Orientation to Nurse Coaching: Benefits of Nurse Coaching

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - Some of my most rewarding moments as a coach and a nurse practitioner in family practice have occurred when my patients have gotten measurable results from their... Read More →

Finding the Time for Self-Care

Finding the Time for Self-Care

by ElizabethScala1 - “You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” –Eleanor Brown As nurses and healthcare providers, time for ourselves often comes in scant quantities. Patients and our... Read More →

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A Tale of Two Nurses

A Tale of Two Nurses

by BookishBelle - It was the worst of times. My 42 year old sister's first couple chemo treatments for colon cancer went so smoothly, we were all surprised when she woke up unable to... Read More →

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"I Couldn't Find a Job...": Nursing As a Fall Back Plan.

"I Couldn't Find a Job...": Nursing As a Fall Back Plan.

by SisterofMary - When I tell someone I'm a nurse, I usually get a mixture of admiration and envy (and a good number of people asking me why I didn't become a doctor). Conversations... Read More →

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How to Quiet Your Busy Mind

How to Quiet Your Busy Mind

by Carol Ebert - As we approach our retirement years, wouldn’t it be great to live more quietly without the continuous influx of a go-go lifestyle? Don’t we owe ourselves the... Read More →

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"What made you get in to this field?"

"What made you get in to this field?"

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - I grew up realizing life is not necessarily promised to all. My Dad was lucky to be alive - beating the odds for osteosarcoma in the early 80’s was rare. Sure, I... Read More →

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