traumaRUs's Nursing Blog

traumaRUs's Nursing Blog

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Assistant Community Manager. Please private message (PM) me if you have any questions/concerns. I'll be glad to help. Have a great day! Member since April 2000

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...

NTI 2016 Moral Courage

by traumaRUs - We attended an NTI session this morning about moral courage and ethics for the APRN. This is applicable to many nursing specialties The lecture was Sarah Delgado ACNP Clinical Practice Specialist...

What to Blog about????

by traumaRUs - What should you blog about? Hopefully you are passionate about “something.” Maybe its your nursing job caring for the elderly - write about the funny things they discuss, the way life was when they...

CRNA Week 2016

by traumaRUs - Nurse Anesthesia History Anesthesia was first invented around 1840. During the Crimean War in the 1850’s Florence Nightingale’s work as a nurse advanced the use of anesthesia to treat battlefield...

Life in a Dialysis Unit

by traumaRUs - I’ve been a nephrology APN for almost 10 years now and have encountered some unforgettable patients. The dialysis patients I care for have taught me how to live and how to die. Both choices have...

Dealing with Gossip in the Workplace

by traumaRUs - When discussing gossip in the workplace, here are some tips to follow on this volatile subject Use the nursing process Follow the same nursing process when dealing with subordinates. identify a...

Veteran's Day 2015 - Shout Out to All Vets!

by traumaRUs - I’m a veteran...and I’m very proud of my military service. I grew up in the 60’s, 70’s, seeing Vietnam brought into my living room on the nightly news. It was scary for me as a child. However,...

ESRD Patients in the PCP Office

by traumaRUs - So, you have finished your MSN or DNP, passed your certification exam, landed your first job in primary care and voila….you are seeing patients all by yourself. Congratulations! Patients...

NTI 2016: Family Presence During Resuscitation?!

by traumaRUs - AACN Pioneering Spirit Award Cathie Guzzetta, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a nursing mentor, consultant and award-winning researcher who is focused on the importance of holistic care. She has served on the...

Tips for allnurses Members who would like to Blog....

by traumaRUs - The tech side of blogging is crucial to developing a solid blog. 4 tips on how to be more effective with your blog: Increase Article Submissions Watch Your Writing Style Promote Your Blog...

What do allnurses members Want in a Blog?

by traumaRUs - allnurses is THE social media site for nurses. With over 900,000 members there is a wide variety of nurses and students. So….what does it take to grab our members’ attention? These are some of...

You Never Know What's Beneath the Surface - I'm a Prison Mom

by traumaRUs - Last weekend, I drove over to visit my son - about 120 miles. I was kinda tired so about mid-way thru the drive, I decided to stop at Starbucks. I pulled off the highway and the drive-thru was...

Survival of the Fittest - Resilience

by traumaRUs - From the Mayo Clinic here is a definition of resilience: the ability to bounce back from adversity and how this ability positively affects overall physical and mental health. I’ve been a nurse...

My New Year's Resolution

by traumaRUs - I am a type A person. I know it, my family knows it, my co-workers at AN know it! I commit to something and I’m off and running with it. I have never been a person to sit around but rather run head...

Apple Watch - Why I Love It! UPDATE 10/07/15

by traumaRUs - First a disclaimer: I am an Apple-geek. I eagerly await those Wednesday keynote addresses, wondering what will they come up with next. I currently own two Macbook Air computers,one iPad Mini, an...


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