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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...

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

by traumaRUs - What is a critical incident? They are typically sudden, powerful events outside the range of ordinary human experiences. There is likely to be a powerful response within those individuals who work...

ER Orientation - what you should be doing....

by traumaRUs - First, your ER should have a standardized length of orientation and it should definitely be more for the new grad RN. An orientation of 6-16 weeks is the norm, depending on your particular ER,...

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. ...

Tips on dealing with the demented patient in the ER

by traumaRUs - We've all been there: you get an ambulance call that EMS is bringing in an elderly patient who had a ground level fall and now their leg is shortened and externally rotated. Oh and by the way, they...


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