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But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

But Why? Fingersticks and Common Sense

by Nurse Beth - Ordering a Stat Serum Glucose to Confirm Glucometer (Fingerstick) Reading This is a case where the policy did not seem to make sense. At my facility, the blood glucose monitoring procedure...

Nurse and Parent: Overload Alert!

Nurse and Parent: Overload Alert!

by jeastridge - I waved at my young co-worker in the grocery store. She pushed her cart over my way, all loaded up with a baby in a car seat and a three year old riding up front in the grocery cart disguised as a...

Real learning happens after graduation

Real learning happens after graduation

by WKShadowRN - Despite so many decent threads and pieces of advice from fellow nurse practitioners and experienced peers, so much about the process of testing, job searching, and waiting to work was over my head,...

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)  - More Than Just a Cold

RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) - More Than Just a Cold

by NotReady4PrimeTime - Every winter more than a million children under the age of 4 fall ill with RSV - respiratory syncytial virus - and many thousands of them will be hospitalized for treatment. Most recover. But it can...

The "Fat" Deception

The "Fat" Deception

by Brenda F. Johnson - For years nutritionists and doctors have touted that eating fat is wicked, it will kill us.  On the surface, this seems to make sense.  Most doctors that I have seen tell me to do just that, reduce...

"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 - It seems to me these days that everyone wants to be a nurse. I can name off the top of my head five people I know in my sphere that are choosing to go to nursing school. What is driving people to...

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