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Life in a Dialysis Unit

by traumaRUs - I’ve been a nephrology APN for almost 10 years now and have encountered some unforgettable patients. The dialysis patients I care for have taught me how to live and how to die. Both choices have...

Dealing with Gossip in the Workplace

by traumaRUs - When discussing gossip in the workplace, here are some tips to follow on this volatile subject Use the nursing process Follow the same nursing process when dealing with subordinates. identify a...

Veteran's Day 2015 - Shout Out to All Vets!

by traumaRUs - I’m a veteran...and I’m very proud of my military service. I grew up in the 60’s, 70’s, seeing Vietnam brought into my living room on the nightly news. It was scary for me as a child. However,...

ESRD Patients in the PCP Office

by traumaRUs - So, you have finished your MSN or DNP, passed your certification exam, landed your first job in primary care and voila….you are seeing patients all by yourself. Congratulations! Patients...

End of Life and Difficult Discussions Part I

by traumaRUs - As APNs, most of us have had to deliver bad news to families and sometimes patients. Whether it's the fact that 95 year old Grandma isn't going to recover from her latest bout of CHF or that your...

Orthopedic Nursing

by traumaRUs - "Orthopedic Nursing has its roots in Victorian England. The specialty's matriarch, Dame Agnes Hunt, was crippled from septic arthritis of her hip. She devoted her entire nursing career to improving...

Oncology Nursing

by traumaRUs - Oncology nursing is the overall general care of the patient diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is no longer the death sentence that it once was. With new discoveries coming almost daily and a lot of...

Nursing Entrepreneurs

by traumaRUs - This field is wide open for enterprising nurses. So many opportunities, so little time! Here are just a few of the possibilities: Website Designer - best example of this is the allnurses.com...

Survival of the Fittest - Resilience

by traumaRUs - From the Mayo Clinic here is a definition of resilience: the ability to bounce back from adversity and how this ability positively affects overall physical and mental health. I’ve been a nurse...

My New Year's Resolution

by traumaRUs - I am a type A person. I know it, my family knows it, my co-workers at AN know it! I commit to something and I’m off and running with it. I have never been a person to sit around but rather run head...

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 Macbook Air computers,one iPad Mini, an...

End of Life and Difficult Discussions Part II

by traumaRUs - This is Part II of the difficult discussions we must often have with our patients and/or families. This never gets easier and in reality, should it? These discussions should be difficult as they...

NICU Nursing

by traumaRUs - Neonatal nursing covers nursing of the neonate - infants from birth to age 30 days as well as neonatal intensive care nursing and the neonatal step-down unit. Usually when one thinks of neonatal...

Pain Management Nursing

by traumaRUs - Pain is what the patient says it is - we have all heard that. However, does pain have to exist for our patients? With good pain management, most pain can be eliminated or at least, lessened. By...

Medical-Surgical Nursing

by traumaRUs - Medical-Surgical (med-surg) nursing is the basis of all nursing practice. Back in the day, all nurses were either medical or surgical nurses. There was no specialty nursing choices. Nowadays,...


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