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NTI - Swan Ganz Monitoring for Your ICU Patient

by allnurses - Monitoring the hemodynamics of your critically ill ICU is so important. Use of the Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheter is one of the ways to quickly assess the cardiac status of your patient, make...

NTI - Looking For a New Stethoscope?

by allnurses - Stethoscopes are a tool used frequently by nurses. We use them for lung sounds, heart sounds, auscultating bowel sounds, listening to dialysis accesses. And...many of us are on the look-out for the...

NTI - Merit Medical DualCap: Disinfection & Protection against CRBIs

by allnurses - The Merit Medical DualCap System was developed by two infusion nurses who understood the unavoidable shortfalls of the Joint Commission’s “Scrub the Hub” protocol for preventing IV catheter-related...

IVEA - The Innovative Replacement for the IV Pole - NTI

by allnurses - While at NTI this year, the allnurses team saw many innovative medical products. One piece of equipment that caught our attention was a creative product from the folks at Firefly Medical. The IVEA is...

NTI: Medical Marijuana

by allnurses - AllNurses staff recently attended NTI in Houston, Texas. Andrea J Efre, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC presented on the topic of medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is used to treat many conditions so it is...

NTI: Mastering the Art of Professional Networking

by allnurses - AllNurses staff recently attended AACN's National Teaching Institute 2017 in Houston, Texas. One of the interesting presentations was Mastering the Art of Professional Networking, presented by Alvin...

NTI: Pain Management Challenges

by allnurses - Hospitalized patients often experience pain. In the ICU, most patient experience pain to some degree. As more invasive and painful procedures are performed, pain escalates. Add in intubation,...

ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

by allnurses - I was talking about this topic with one of my younger nurse friends. She shared the following comments with me. I want to start by saying that quality bedside nursing care can be provided no...

NTI - Clean Up Time!

by allnurses - Hibiclens has been around for 30+ years. Many of us remember the Hibiclens teal-colored bottle that we had our patients wash with preoperatively. Hibiclens is a chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) solution...

NTI - Enteral Feeding Connector - No More Mess!

by allnurses - How many times have you gone into a patient's room to give G-tube or OG meds or feedings and....splat, the feeding, meds and who knows what else gets splashed on you? Or you go into your patient's...

Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Point Person for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

by allnurses - AllNurses staff recently interviewed Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Clinical Director for Operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He was the point person during the Boston Marathon...

NTI: What's a Scromper, Nurse Blake?

by allnurses - Nurse Blake has invented a nursing “onesie” called a Scromper. He demonstrated the versatility of the Scromper for the allnurses team at NTI. It is a useful and fun item with plenty of pockets, room...

NTI: Post-Procedure Complications

by allnurses - Most of the time the patient recovers uneventfully. However, what happens when they don’t? Would you know how to troubleshoot and care for the patient with complications from these commonly performed...

NTI: Resiliency and Burnout

by allnurses - Staff of allnurses recently attended the AACN National Teaching Institute (NTI) in Houston, Texas. One of the sessions was "Owning Your Future: Building Personal Resiliency in Times of Burnout and...

Gender Pay Gap in Nursing: Changes in 2017 Salary Survey vs. 2015?

by allnurses - In 2015 The Journal of American Medicine released a study on the pay gap between male and female nurses. That survey revealed that male nurses earn about $5100 per year more than women. This survey...


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