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Joined Apr 9, '06 - from 'Erie, PA, USA'. Lynda Lampert, RN is a Freelance Medical Writer. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'telemetry, med-surg, post op, ICU'. Posts: 99 (68% Liked) Likes: 644

Why I am not Surprised by Joy Behar’s Ignorant Comments

by Lynda Lampert, RN - In case you missed it, a “comedian” on the talk television show The View has some very misguided notions about what it takes to be a nurse. Joy Behar, long-time member of the all women panel on the...

Hurt Back? Here are some Options

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Are you part of the 52 percent? According to the American Nurse Association, 52 percent of nurses report experiencing chronic back pain. Unfortunately, 12 percent of nurses report they are...

Nurses: You’ve Been LIED to about your Back and Body Mechanics

by Lynda Lampert, RN - It starts in nursing school. The lie is perpetrated by management in just about every facility. They say they care about your health, your back, but is it true? Unfortunately, it is not. Many...

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 to ensure that it becomes a routine....

Acing the Interview: Tips for Getting the Job

by Lynda Lampert, RN - You’ve gone through the rigors of crafting the perfect resume. You’ve blanketed the town with your name and qualifications. If you’ve done your homework, it is only a matter of time before you land...

Why I Love IV Nurses

by Lynda Lampert, RN - His name was George. I worked night shift on a telemetry floor. Of course, all of our patients had to have IV access. It was standard policy and made sense should we need access in an emergency....

Is it Ethical to Refuse to Treat a Patient due to Sexual Identity?

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Patients come in all sorts of flavors. You have your frequent flyers, your noncompliants, your criminals, and your sweet little senior citizens. All patients are different, and this is part of the...

Six Resume Tips for Nurses

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Despite the nursing shortage, some regions are experiencing a great deal of competition for nursing spots, particularly for new grads. It can be frustrating to send your resume around and not get...

Solutions for Tired, Achy Feet

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Nurses deal with a great deal of nagging pain problems. If it isn’t your back or neck, it is likely your feet that are causing you pain. This is usually the result of standing from eight to twelve...

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Few things give a new nurse more stress than having to call a doctor or other provider. Other providers include advanced practice nurses and sometimes physician’s assistants. It is far easier to...

Nursing Brain Sheets for Beginners

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Nursing brain sheets go by many names. They are called report sheets, security blankets, flowcharts, to do lists, and everything in between. What are they exactly? Nursing brain sheets are those...

Beyond Burnout: What is Compassion Fatigue?

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Jennifer Castaneda, RN, BSN, HCT, didn’t know what was wrong, but she knew that she didn’t want to work at the bedside anymore. When she was younger, her future profession was preordained. Many of...

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

by Lynda Lampert, RN - New nurse orientation is one of the most eye opening experiences in becoming a nurse. You shift from being coddled to experiencing what the real world is like. Even nurses who change jobs have...

Anatomy of a Code

by Lynda Lampert, RN - You’re standing at your computer, charting on your patients. The end of the shift is nearing, and you really want to get this done so that you can get home. As you are typing, you hear a loud...

Is it Cold, Flu, or Gastroenteritis: Explaining the Difference to Patients

by Lynda Lampert, RN - How many times have nurses heard, “Oh, it’s just a little cold”? Or how about the patient who complains of the flu when the only symptoms they have are vomiting and diarrhea? In the general public,...


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