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Death, Abuse and Alcohol

By madwife2002 - As 2013 draws to a close all over the world we need to stop and think about what this night means to many families, friends and the Emergency Room. Many of us are planning a night of celebration, which involves loud music, games, copious amounts of food and of course lots of Alcohol. New Year... Read More


Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

By jadelpn - We can never assume a co-worker's intent. Someone "just joking" or "they didn't MEAN anything by it" is rarely a good excuse. The issue can be that information that is heard can be subjective. So it is really a double edged sword. It is hard to look at things objectively when you are a target. ... Read More


Welcome to

By Joe V - allnurses is about you. The nurse that craves knowledge. The nurse that wants to expand their career. The nursing student who wants to pass the NCLEX. The retired nurse with vast experience who desires to interact and share with others. allnurses is about helping you become a better nurse. ... Read More


Homeless Patients: Considerations

By TheCommuter - Many of our homeless patients are 'frequent flyers' who continually return to the hospital for the same health problems. Providing nursing care for homeless patients is filled with complexities due to social factors, limited resources, and problems with compliance of orders given at the time of... Read More


What She Couldn't Tell You

By CountryMomma - You've all had that patient...the mom with the frequent flyer child, and you want to scream with frustration because she's here again. Maybe she can't tell you why she keeps coming back. Maybe her behavior and lack of eye-contact makes your teeth itch. Did you ever ask? Did you look beyond your own... Read More


Nursing Degrees: FAQs Concerning MA-to-RN Mobility

By TheCommuter - Numerous medical assistants thoroughly enjoy their jobs as workers in the allied healthcare field and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Other MAs feel trapped inside a circular vortex where rude doctors, routine tasks, rigid hours and low pay trigger their desire for another career that still... Read More


Perceptions Equal Results

By Emergent - How a patient perceives her care can create healing all on its own. The human touch is often ignored in this world that demands evidence and hard facts, but it's arguably the most important part of what we, as nurses, do. If we make the patients feel cared for and acknowledged, and meet them where... Read More


Affordable Care Act Users Guide for Nurses

By JB85 - Understanding the basic workings of the Affordable Care Act is the responsibility of the bedside nurse. This guide will help you to address patient's questions and concerns.Sentiments run high regarding the Affordable care Act, but whether one supports the new law or believes it to be a case of... Read More


My Most Memorable Patient - Geraldine

By saramoss04 - My most memorable patient was a lady whom I cared for for only a few hours one day. She is from up north and immediately told me how much she loved seafood and asked if I would like to have dinner with her one night at a restaurant here in town. A few months later I found her contact information... Read More


Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States

By TheCommuter - Children and the elderly are at increased risk for malnutrition, an affliction that takes place when a patient's body is deprived of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed to sustain healthy tissue and organ function. Unfortunately, millions of children in the United States reside in... Read More


Learning from the Past - Resolutions for a Better Year of Nursing in 2014

By tnbutterfly - A new year is upon us.   That means many folks will take time to reflect on the good and the bad over the past 365 days.  It also means many people will be consumed by an overwhelming desire to make a New Year's resolution. For nurses, every new year provides an opportunity for growth and... Read More


How do I start a new topic on

By Joe V - You are ready to submit your first topic. But, you don't know how to start. This article will help you get started. We will break down the steps for you and explain the different type of topics that you can submit. Please feel free to post any questions that you have. This article is targeted for... Read More


Cranky Old Man - What do you see nurses?

By brian - A wonderful reminder to look past the obvious. Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too! The best and most beautiful things of this world can't be seen or touched. They must be... Read More


Hanging It Up

By VivaLasViejas - It seems almost unreal: in six days, I will don my scrubs, put my name badge on, and go to work at the nursing home like I have almost every weekend since last July. I will pass meds, listen to hearts and lungs, change a dressing or two, greet visitors, answer questions, and do admission... Read More


Exit Strategies For Nurses Who Deal With Overly Talkative Patients

By TheCommuter - “I am a nurse who deals with multiple patients during the course of each shift. Sometimes I’ll get a patient who simply talks too much and won‘t let me leave the room. Sometimes a family member will be the one who is talking too much, keeping me in the room and hogging my limited time. My question... Read More


Academic Rejection is a Positive Thing

By TheCommuter - Every person in existence deals with the issue of rejection — both as the rejecter and the rejected. There are several kinds of rejection. We are all vulnerable to rejection professionally, socially, romantically and academically, which translates into many opportunities to be stung during our... Read More


Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses (LPNs / LVNs)

By TheCommuter - In the nursing profession, LPN is a commonly utilized acronym that stands for licensed practical nurse. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a licensed practical nurse is defined as a person who has undergone training and obtained a license to provide routine care to the sick. 48 states in... Read More


Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

By TheCommuter - The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a healthcare member of staff who works under the direct supervision of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and / or physicians. Be mindful that CNAs are known by other titles including patient care assistants, patient care ... Read More