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Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion

By Hellllllo Nurse - Helpful Hints: Female Patient Urinary Catheter Insertion With some female patients, insertion of a urinary catheter can be difficult. The level of difficulty can increased due to variations in anatomy, or swelling related to medical procedures or disease processes. These situations can serve to obscure visualization of the urinary meatus, thus complicating catheter placement. Additionally, when a woman is supine for the catheter... Read More

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Drive Through Dialysis: A Study in Resource Utilization

By Hellllllo Nurse - I recently applied for a nursing position for which I was required to write an essay describing my nursing experience, as part of the application process. The instructions were to write from my experience, citing specific examples of ways I've utilized the Nursing Process, and my skills as a nurse. My essay ended up being 18 pages long. Here is what I wrote under the Resource Utilization section. DRIVE THROUGH DIALYSIS: A Study in... Read More

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What Being a Nurse Has Taught Me

By Bugaloo - I have been a nurse for 14 years and over the years I have learned many things. I have learned that there are days when 12 hours feels like 24 hours. I have learned that it is okay to cry because you are frustrated. Just make sure that you are alone when you do it. It is also okay to cry with a patient and their family. I have learned that upper management really has no clue as to what goes on out on the floor. I have learned that... Read More

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Family-Focused Care in Adult Critical Care

By VickyRN - the move towards open visitation abstract this paper explores the issues surrounding family-focused care and open visitation in the adult critical care environment and is divided into three sections. the first section reviews the empirical and theoretical literature on family visitation and critically surveys the application of open visitation policies in the icu. the second section examines the attitudes of nurses towards... Read More

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The Patients Who Break Your Heart

By VivaLasViejas - From the earliest days of nursing school, when we were taught never to become "too involved" with our patients, we nurses find ourselves balancing precariously on the gossamer thread that separates caring for people and caring about them. Being only human, of course, we sometimes cross the line despite our best efforts........and the nurse whose restless dreams are unpopulated by the ghosts of past patients must surely be a rare bird... Read More

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

By Thunderwolf - The concept of cognitive behavioral therapy is not a new approach. As a previous counselor working with diverse populations, I had often found that this approach worked well in alleviating stressful responses in relation to stressful situations. Although there are various approaches/techniques in cognitive behavioral therapy, I would like to spend a little time reviewing one approach that I had used in my previous practice as a... Read More

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Litigious Areas of Nursing and the Nurse's Liability

By sirI - the areas of nursing most vulnerable today are anesthesia and midwifery. rns in ob (l and d), those working solely in monitoring capacities (fetal heart, telemetry, etc.), and medication administration are also included in highly litigious areas. of course, the advanced practice nurse (apn) other than crna and cnm are subject to increased litigation, but the latter two more so. and, nurses in general can be and often are, at... Read More

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What is Parish Nursing

By tnbutterfly - Parish nursing is a relatively new nursing specialty that focuses on promoting health within faith communities, ministering to the parishioners’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Far more than just “a nurse in the church”, the parish nurse is an experienced registered nurse with additional training who serves as part of the ministerial team to promote wellness and spiritual care within the congregation and community. A... Read More

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Types of Nursing Careers

By Mona Mona - Agency - Agency Nursing is essentially where a nurse will register or sign up with an agency or similar group and tell them what hours they are available to work. The nurses are then contacted and offered work on a shift to shift basis. Agency Nurses are now in high demand, particularly, in the case of nurses with specialized training or experience. See also: travel nursing Ambulatory Care - Ambulatory Care Nurses care for... Read More

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The Phone Call from Beyond

By Hellllllo Nurse - Strange, but true story: About twelve years ago, I was working nights as an LPN at an inpatient hospice unit. It was a quiet night. I was sitting in a patient's room with the patient and her family. I will call the patient "Gladys." Gladys was quietly actively dying, and her son "Bill" and daughter-in-law "Sue" were with her. I heard the phone ring at the desk. The CNA "Mary", answered it, took a message and met me in the... Read More

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The Patients You Will Never Forget

By Bugaloo - Over the years, I have probably cared for thousands of patients. Most of them I don't remember, but there are a few who have stood out in my mind, for one reason or another. When I was in nursing school, I was doing my rotation in OB/L&D. I was still single with no children of my own, so to me, the Miracle of Birth was awe inspiring. My first patient was a 16 year old girl. Her boyfriend was 15 and looked 12. She was fairly well... Read More

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How Far Have I Really Come?

By cmo421 - The first thought that comes to my mind is a quote from the bible, "When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways."1Corinthians 13:11 I was just a child when I became an RN. Not yet 20 and in charge of a 42 pt unit at night. Many a night I held the hand of a dying person, cleaned the still warm body of a just passed pt, medicated and... Read More

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Respect and Religion: Learning a Lesson

By SICU Queen - I recently had a discussion with one of my coworkers in which she related to me that she was having issues with supporting a family who was dealing with withdrawal of life support from a loved one. She was very frustrated and thought the problem was due to a difference in religious beliefs. It struck me how difficult it is for some medical professionals to accept and work within the belief systems of their patients and families. The... Read More

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Bringing Massage Therapy Back into Nursing

By massageRN - It was at one time, a standard of practice in nursing to provide patients with the comforts of massage. This allowed nurses time with the patient, satisfying the need for touch and allowing the patient the ability to heal themselves. Unfortunately with all increase in technology, the need for extra charting for fear of lawsuits and a nursing shortage, this has led massage to fall to the wayside and is no longer a part of our nursing... Read More

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A Comparison BSN versus ADN Faculty Role

By VickyRN - The ability to shape and mold future nurses – and thereby indirectly impact countless patients’ lives “downstream” – is what makes a nursing faculty career so rewarding. Educating the next generation of nurses is an awesome responsibility that should never be taken lightly. Indispensable qualities that one needs to be credible and successful in the nurse educator role include empathy, genuineness, enthusiasm, expertise, strong student... Read More

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The Legal Nurse Consultant and Liability Insurance

By sirI - Many LNC's are inquiring, "Should I purchase the coverage?" In many cases nurses have been advised, for whatever the reason being, not to receive liability insurance. This advice can come from fellow colleagues, educators, employers, attorneys, and well-meaning friends. Personally, I would never consider practicing as an RN without it. But, that is yet another topic.....;) In saying the above, it stands to reason that I would... Read More

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Not Getting allnurses.com Emails? Email Whitelist Instructions

By brian - since your isp probably uses some type of spam filter we ask that you add us to your trusted list of senders, contacts or address book - also known as whitelisting. if you do not see an email from allnurses.com in your inbox, due to the overzealous filtering by isps our email may have mistakenly been sent to your spam/junk folder. please open your spam folder look for it there, open it and mark it as "not spam"... use... Read More

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My Life with a Nurse: A Man's Perspective

By StatBlues - I've been married to a nurse for more than a quarter of a century, and let me tell you, nurses are not what you expect (and I don't even care what you expect, because you are wrong)! Let's begin by tearing down some of the more famous assumptions about nurses right off the top: The Nurse as Sex Kitten: Any man who lived through the early seventies or has made it a point to rent such famous videos as "Night Duty Nurses" or... Read More


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