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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,...

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

by traumaRUs - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse (APN) who has at least a masters degree and more frequently nowadays, a doctorate. As with other APNs, the CRNA has passed...

Diabetes Nursing

by traumaRUs - Diabetes is growing by leaps and bounds. Nurses are on the forefront of diabetic care. "The estimated overall prevalence of diabetes in the US is between 5.8% and 12.9% of our adult population....

Case Management

by traumaRUs - Case management encompasses several models depending on the work environment. In the hospital, case managers are frequently utilized to determine length of stay and incorporating individual patient...

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...

Endocrine Nursing

by traumaRUs - Encompassing a wide range of diagnoses, endocrine nursing is a very interesting specialty. Endocrine disorders run the gamut from pediatric growth hormone deficits to adrenal insufficiency, thyroid...

Infectious Disease Nursing

by traumaRUs - Infectious Disease (ID) Nursing is the nursing care of the patient with infections. However, it goes far beyond that and encompasses multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO). As antibiotics have...


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