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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...

What is a Medical-Surgical Nurse?

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

What is a 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...

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...

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...

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...


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