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Martin Luther King Day 2017

by traumaRUs - Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., is a celebrated human and rights activist. He often spoke of the inequalities of health care especially regarding minorities. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day...

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...

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...

APRN Roles

by traumaRUs - So...you’ve decided to advance your education and obtain a masters degree in nursing (MSN) or a terminal doctoral degree. Which route will you travel? What is your ultimate goal? Where do you see...

Nursing Certifications

by traumaRUs - Okay, so you've been a nurse a few years and you want to show your patients, colleagues and higher-ups you have achieved expertise in your field. You have choices; you can go back to school for a...

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...


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