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Hyperbaric Nursing

by traumaRUs - Hyperbaric nursing has a long history. It originated well over 100 years ago as some type of life-prolonging "treatment" for the rich and famous. As time progressed, it was used in dive medicine. ...

Urology Nursing

by traumaRUs - Urology Nursing is care of the patient with diagnoses of some type of urological dysfunction. For men, common urological complaints are prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, ureteral calculi, or...

Camp Nursing

by traumaRUs - Camp Nursing sounds like an exciting and carefree way to spend the summer! However, the reality of camp nursing is that it is nursing. Camp nurses are responsible for the healthcare of children at...

Research Nursing

by traumaRUs - Research Nursing covers several facets of nursing. Nursing research develops knowledge to: Build the scientific foundation for clinical practice, Prevent disease and disability, Manage and...

Developmental Disabilities Nursing

by traumaRUs - Developmental disabilities nursing cover a wide range of types of nursing. These problems can be mental, emotional or physical. Patients with developmental disabilities run the gamut from infants...

Yikes I'm Getting Old!

by traumaRUs - We all must face it - we are aging. Oh yeah, when I was 20, 30, even 40, heck I was NOT going to get old. I was going to keep learning, stay current with evidence based practices and be on TOP! ...

How to be an APN in ten easy steps....or how to spend oodles of $$ on your education

by traumaRUs - How to become an advanced practice nurse in ten easy steps! My very different educational path has probably furnished some professor with a new BMW or Lexus. I am not endorsing this route but...

How EMS impacts our care of patients in the ER

by traumaRUs - EMS is our partner in crime so to speak. They bring us the good, bad and the ugly. The care that EMS starts is the care that we continue. What they do on the street directly affects what we do. ...

Volunteer Nursing

by traumaRUs - Volunteer nursing covers a wide range of nursing experiences. Many nurses are very active volunteers. Compassion and caring are the hallmarks of nursing. Nurses make fantastic volunteers. ...

Rural Nurse: Duties and Responsibilities

by traumaRUs - Nursing in rural areas pose special problems for nurses. The biggest issue of course is simply the distance to the referral hospital. It makes a huge difference when you have an acute myocardial...

Review of Littmann 3200 Electronic Stethoscope

by traumaRUs - I received my first Littmann when I graduated from LPN school in 1992. Wow, I'm a real nurse! (Or so I thought - lol). Over the years as I've pursued additional education, I've also graduated from my...

Burn Nursing

by traumaRUs - Burn nursing covers a wide range of patient diagnoses. When a patient comes into contact with high voltage, it results in entrance and exit wounds. When a patient survives a house fire with...

Dialysis and Renal Nursing

by traumaRUs - When chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute renal failure (ARF) intrudes on a patient's life, dialysis can provide a life-extending option. Hemodialysis involves cleaning the blood by means of a...

Dialysis Compliance Buy-In...

by traumaRUs - Why are chronic hemodialysis patient noncompliant? This is the $64,000 question. With Medicare demanding more and more from providers, we must get creative in ways to encourage our chronic...

Burn out in the ER

by traumaRUs - Along the way, I had moments of fatigue, stress, the feeling that I just can’t go in there one more day, you know, the feelings all of us have once in awhile. Was this burn out? Hmmmm…had...


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