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Thanksgiving 2016 from AN

by traumaRUs - Here’s some of our best Thanksgiving threads - enjoy! When Thanksgiving isn’t exactly as we planned…Thanksgiving Humor Are you working Thanksgiving 2016? Here’s a great story: Why I’m...

Healthy People 2020 - Key Determinants

by traumaRUs - Healthy People initiatives is a program from the US government Department of Health and Human Services. It is composed of many leading health indicators. They are chosen after extensive...

APRNs - What Happens if You are Sued?

by traumaRUs - Over on the NP forum, we’ve been discussing lawsuits - this is something very real and worrisome for providers. While nurses can get sued; most often they are dragged into a suit along with others;...

AACN BP Guidelines - Importance of Accurate BP Readings

by traumaRUs - The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has recently published a new guideline regarding the importance of obtaining accurate non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP) readings and problems...

Emergency Nurses Week 2016

by traumaRUs - It’s late at night, the sirens wind down as they approach the ambulance bay….emergency nurses and staff await the patient in the trauma bay. As the patient is wheeled in, a hastily shouted report is...

New AHA Guidelines - They Want OUR feedback! Come and comment!

by traumaRUs - AN is pleased to present a press release from AHA which adds another dimension to out of hospital cardiac arrest care - telephonic assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation via a 911 operator. The...

What do you do to volunteer and give back?

by traumaRUs - My volunteer career began before my nursing career - I was a candy-striper when I was 14 til about 16 years of age. This was back in the day where we wore white/red striped dresses. Don’t know if...

NTI 2016: Sudden Cardiac Death: When its Not Good To Buy a Cadillac!

by traumaRUs - Why do we do what we do? For many reasons: we are professionals with a job to do and we’ve gone to school to learn what we do. Most of all...we do what we do because we care! And..in an effort...

Head to Toe Assessment

by traumaRUs - The head-to-toe assessment is one of the basic skills all nurses need to develop. No matter what specialty you go into, assessment is one of the first objectives of any patient interaction. Here is...

Nurse Practitioner Week 2016

by traumaRUs - The first nurse practitioner program was established at the University of Colorado. There are currently more than 222,000 NPs in the US and 20,000 NPs join the ranks each year. One of the focuses...

Veteran's Day 2016 - A Salute to Military Nurses

by traumaRUs - What do you think of when you say the term military veteran? An aging WWII vet in a wheelchair in a nursing home? A Vietnam vet in fatigues? Or do you think of the modern day military veteran you...

Red Ribbon Days - Oct 23-31, 2016

by traumaRUs - Red Ribbon Days is sponsored by the National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth. Since its founding thirty years ago, NFP has devoted its efforts to...

October is National AIDS Awareness Month

by traumaRUs - AIDS Awareness Month is October. This diagnosis still carries a stigma - how did you get it, how sick are you, can I be near you or live in the same household and not contract it? According...

New Alliance to Improve Worldwide Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

by traumaRUs - DALLAS, TX September 1, 2016 – A cohort of international health organizations, resuscitation leaders, and emergency medical systems that includes the American Heart Association (AHA) – the world’s...

2016 AANP Specialty and Leadership Conference Sept 22-25

by traumaRUs - We know we must keep up to date and medicine changes quickly. We read journals, we talk with colleagues, we attend local meetings. However, attending national conferences is also a great way to get...


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