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What do allnurses members Want in a Blog?

by traumaRUs - allnurses is THE social media site for nurses. With over 900,000 members there is a wide variety of nurses and students. So….what does it take to grab our members’ attention? These are some of...

You Never Know What's Beneath the Surface - I'm a Prison Mom

by traumaRUs - Last weekend, I drove over to visit my son - about 120 miles. I was kinda tired so about mid-way thru the drive, I decided to stop at Starbucks. I pulled off the highway and the drive-thru was...

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...

CRNA Week 2016

by traumaRUs - Nurse Anesthesia History Anesthesia was first invented around 1840. During the Crimean War in the 1850’s Florence Nightingale’s work as a nurse advanced the use of anesthesia to treat battlefield...

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...


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