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Disgusting Icky Stickies: Nurse Protect Yourself

OH MY POOP SPORES! MRSA boogers and saliva! Wound weepies and icky sticky pus-filled yucky muck!... Read More

Shoes?! Socks?! Tights?! OH MY!

Let’s just say that there is nothing worse than wearing ill-fitting shoes while you’re doing your... Read More

ICU By Default? A Parish Nurse Asks the Question

This is a the story of a parish nurses' encounter with a dying patient, his family, and the ER... Read More

Should autism parenting be an Olympic event? A trip to the dentist

An autism mom/warrior shares the "lived experience" of taking her daughter diagnosed with autism to... Read More

Home is Where the Heart[beat] is

In a career of constant change, we are often left feeling alone. In times where home is nowhere, it... Read More

The Light in Their Eyes

Med Surg 1 students are entering a new phase of their college career and beginning to step out in... Read More

The Boy Who Loved Justin Bieber

Miracles can come in all shapes and sizes. When children are sick and dying, the staff may try to... Read More

Chalk it up to Experience. Ch 11

Achieving my goal of becoming a nurse was a long time in coming, and I can’t tell you how happy I... Read More

Never give up...

A story about a girl’s journey and how she never gave up. By overcoming stigmas associated with... Read More

One healthcare risk manager's view of individual nursing malpractice insurance

This article details the coverage limitations of an individual nursing malpractice insurance policy... Read More

Diseases of the Colon: A Case for Getting a Colonoscopy

In the article “To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy”, the anatomy of the colon was discussed as... Read More

Independent Contractor : What are the Requirements?

Dear Nurse Beth, I would like to become a independent contractor nurse for home and community... Read More

The Overly UN-zealous Hospitalist

Nurses are by NO means physicians. The roles are very different, and yet they tend to overlap consistently in modern healthcare. Relationships are... Read More

Prep(s)aring For A Colonoscopy

The previous articles, “To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy” and “Diseases of the Colon: A Case for Getting a Colonoscopy” explained the importance... Read More

Tips for New Operating Room Nurses

Transitioning into the role of an Operating Room (OR) nurse, whether a new grad or an experienced nurse changing specialties, can be overwhelming.... Read More

The Last Entry

This is a story of an elderly woman's death at night in the nursing home and the hospice nurse that answers the call to be there. She discovers a... Read More

We Are a Team!

Working with others as a team is vitally important to the patient’s well being. Your patient depends on you to communicate and advocate for him/her,... Read More

I Had No Idea!

We as nurses have little comprehension of what a family member goes through unless we have experienced it ourselves. I received a thorough schooling... Read More

Are You Cut Out to be an ED Nurse?

For many nurses, the epitome of nursing is to work in the Emergency Department (ED). Witness the popularity of Nurse Jackie or the real life... Read More

Deaf and pregnant: Live sign language interpreter or video conference for childbirth?

In a controversial lawsuit, a deaf, pregnant woman wants a live sign language interpreter for the delivery of her child rather than a video... Read More

Who let the dogs out in nursing?

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend. But, can a nurse bring a dog to work? Sometimes “yes” and sometimes “no”. This article discusses... Read More

Patient Flow Madness

Hospital nurses have a voice-- to a certain extent. At the end of the day, your shift is truly formed by that of the nursing supervisor and the... Read More

PSSSST!!! murmur, murmur, murmur

Understanding heart murmurs is fairly simple. There are diastolic and systolic murmurs, quiet and loud murmurs, innocent and problematic murmurs. ... Read More

Must… Find… Food…

Meet Agency Girl. She's an RN who has been working per diem for several agencies. She has entered the dreaded Drought of Low Census and is quickly... Read More

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