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Home Health Nursing

By DidiRN - Home health is an area of nursing that is primarily focused on caring for patients in their home. Nurses in this area make intermittent visits to the patient’s home and sometimes in assisted living facilities seeing individuals there. The focus is to keep the patient in their home safely for as long as possible. Most visits are short term only and others are long term. Nurses may encounter patients from all across the lifespan and for... Read More


Basic Information About the TEAS Test

By TheCommuter - The Test of Essential Academic Skills, more universally known as the TEAS test, is a proctored, standardized examination prepared by the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) to determine the overall academic preparedness of pupils who are attempting to enroll in a school’s nursing program or specific other health science program. This exam is designed to assess the test taker‘s basic skills in certain subjects. If the school you... Read More


Occupational Health Nursing

By tnbutterfly - We are all familiar with OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Since its creation in 1970, this governmental agency has been charged with the mission of “assuring safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” This is a major task that affects millions of workers and employers in the United States. ... Read More


Nurse Massage Therapists

By dianah - The world wide web is brimming with articles about nurses who have combined the two disciplines of nursing and massage therapy into a viable and complementary client-centered practice. It well seems to be a perfect marriage for those who are drawn into nursing initially by the desire to help decrease suffering and effect positive changes in patient health and comfort. Nurses can utilize skills of patient assessment in... Read More


Nursing Educators/ Faculty

By VickyRN - Nurse educators meld clinical expertise with a passion for teaching to shape future generations of nurses and advance the profession of nursing. They are prepared to function in a wide variety of classroom and practice settings to teach, prepare, and mentor current and future nurses, using diverse technologies and skills. They help aspiring nurses, novice nurses, and experienced nurses reach their career goals. In order to be... Read More

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Compassion is a Commodity

By marshmallownurse - After five days off, I drive to work singing. I'm a little off-key, but the windows are up, and my favorite songs are all queued up in preparation for the forty or so minutes my car will take to weave through 1740 traffic on my way to a place that I used to call my sanctuary. I grew up in hospitals, I used to tell anyone who asked why I would ever want to be in this profession. This is my natural habitat. But I digress.. The point... Read More


Gastroenterology Nursing

By dianah - Another, and possibly little-known, specialty area utilizing nurses is that of Gastroenterology. The role of Gastroenterology Nurses continues to expand: RNs may work with patients directly or indirectly in The "GI Lab" assisting with endoscopic procedures: administering moderate sedation and monitoring/recovering patients; possibly assisting with the procedure; Research areas Industry vendors (equipment and ... Read More


Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

By madwife2002 - A huge problem in healthcare can be an employee who is constantly late to work, or calls off frequently. Sometimes this is due to genuine problems in their personal life but often it is a pattern of behavior which is difficult to manage. This problem on a floor can often lead to resentment for co-workers, especially when they have had a difficult shift and want to go home. Number 7 in my series of Articles ‘Top Ten reasons we get... Read More


Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

By Meriwhen - Psychiatric nursing (also known as mental-health nursing) is the provision of nursing care to patients with mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are medical conditions that have a direct impact on a person’s thoughts, feelings, moods, interpersonal relations and ability to cope with stress (NAMI, n.d.). This can result in a detrimental affect on a person’s daily functioning. Some examples of mental illnesses include the schizophrenias,... Read More


Nurse Practitioners

By DidiRN - Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with graduate level degrees and are considered advanced practice nurses. They are able to provide health care services to patients in a variety of different settings. Some responsibilities include: assessing, diagnosing, and managing acute and chronic conditions. They are also responsible for prescribing medications as needed as well as health promotion and disease management. Educational... Read More

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High-Value and Low-Value Patients

By TheCommuter - A handful of readers might have had knee-jerk reactions after reading the title of this piece. Some of you were probably frowning as you muttered to yourselves, “High-value patients? Low-value patients? Who in the hell does the writer think she is?” Let me get one thing straight. I’m not the one who assigned values to different clusters of patients. In fact, my personal belief is that all people have the same inherent worth and... Read More

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Nursing School Won't Teach You These Things (Part 1)

By TheCommuter - Student nurses have the awesome opportunity to learn about the art and science of nursing during the time they spend enrolled in school. Nursing students are bombarded with different theories, introduced to procedural skills, drilled on critical thinking strategies, exposed to new information, and tested constantly to determine their ability to apply and analyze the mountain of material rather than recall facts through rote memory. In... Read More


Pulmonary Nursing

By dianah - Pulmonary or Respiratory Nurses specialize in caring for people with lung diseases. These conditions may be caused by smoking, genetics or infections, and are some of the most common patient ailments. Pulmonary nurses, while caring for patients with other co-morbidities, have special knowledge and skills for the particular needs of patients with pulmonary conditions affecting the airways like asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis,... Read More


Neuroscience Nursing

By dianah - Skilled and dedicated nurses, helping patients using their knowledge and skills of Neuroscience Nursing, make an important difference to vulnerable patients of all ages who have neurological disorders. In the highly-specialized area of Neuroscience Nursing, nurses from RNs to FNPs care for patients with TBI (traumatic brain injury), CVAs, disorders of the brain and spinal cord, neurovascular disease, tumors, CNS disorders, Alzheimers,... Read More


Foot Care Nursing - A Very Important Specialty for the LPN and RN

By sirI - This specialty area for nurses LPN and RN, Foot Care Nursing, is an all-important integral part of patient care. The Nurse must be very cognizant of changes in skin integrity; changes that could result in tragic circumstances including amputation of digits, feet, and limbs. There are many who consider this specialty career one of the most important nursing areas. An area that, when properly recognized and treated, can halt further... Read More

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Geriatric / Long Term Care Nursing

By TheCommuter - Geriatric / long term care nursing is a specialty that involves caring for patients who require an extended level of care due to chronic disease processes and long term disabilities. Long term care nurses manage patient care, perform various nursing skills, address changes in condition, provide interventions, and bestow physical and psychosocial support upon clients and their families. Staff members who work at most long-term care... Read More


NICU Nursing

By traumaRUs - Neonatal nursing covers nursing of the neonate – infants from birth to age 30 days as well as neonatal intensive care nursing and the neonatal step-down unit. Usually when one thinks of neonatal nursing, it is focused on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). As the age of viability has decreased over the years, there are more and more low birth weight and premature infants being born and requiring intensive care. There can be... Read More


As the holidays approach, remember the dialysis patients!

By madwife2002 - One of the benefits of working in Dialysis is that you get Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years day off! Which is a wonderful thing for staff and patients alike. It means they can have normality for the holidays, spend it with their family, enjoy good food and relax. Even if staff work the day before, normally it is reduced hours and can be a lot of fun. Patients tend to be looking forward to the holidays and talk about what... Read More