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How EMS impacts our care of patients in the ER

By traumaRUs - EMS is our partner in crime so to speak. They bring us the good, bad and the ugly. The care that EMS starts is the care that we continue. What they do on the street directly affects what we do. I've been an IL-licensed pre-hospital RN for almost 10 years now on a rural EMS squad. I'm also an... Read More

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Long-term antepartum care in the hospital

By Elvish - Care of the antepartum patient that's on your unit for an extended length of time can be a huge challenge, both for staff and for the patient. These are women who, for whatever reason have a pregnancy complication that cannot be managed on an outpatient basis. Diagnoses can range from preterm labor... Read More

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Hands of Love

By White Shoes - Some time ago, I was called to a dementia unit to help with the residents living there. It was a busy night for the staff, and they were all trying to give quality care for these folks... yet there was a problem. They couldn't safely give care to everyone who needed it because there was one... Read More

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How to clear your browsers cache

By brian - google chromein google chrome, go to the wrench icon upper right and click: tools clear browsing data leave only the box checked for, "empty the cache" click, "clear browsing data" internet explorerinternet explorer 7 Read More

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Late Preterm Infants (Part 3)

By Elvish - Apologies for the long hiatus! I have not forgotten that we were last on the subject of late pretermers and hyperbilirubinemia; this time it's late pretermers and breathing. Obviously, one can't survive extrauterine without oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange in the lungs, whether by natural... Read More

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on being born

By MachoNurse - Yesterday I explained birth to a pregnant woman. Well, at least part of the process. Me, a guy with no kids and no chance of becoming pregnant. How, I ask myself, could I possibly be qualified to teach a pregnant woman anything about having a baby? In the past three weeks I've seen one vaginal... Read More

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Code Status: When should we talk about it!

By klg315 - During the past month of my practicum on the neurosciences unit, I have seen and cared for numerous patients. Some have had do not resuscitate (DNR) orders; one had a compassionate terminal care (CTC) order, and others a full code status. As a student, the anticipation of a code being called is... Read More

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A Tribute To My Mom

By kurisuchine08 - My mom has been born with a congenital heart defect. So, her family has been very protective of her. So protective, that, they wouldn't allow her to get married for fear that she would die of childbirth. But my mom was a stubborn woman, despite of her family's objection; she married my father... Read More

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Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE

By Morettia2 - So I haven't been on this board for a while. I have been an R.N. for 1 1/2 years now, where I started as a brand spanking new grad in Interventional Cardiology/CCU Stepdown/Critical Care..woohoo although I would have not said woohoo about 6 months ago...I have been reading alot of the recent posts... Read More

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Strangest Lost one I ever had.....

By CathyLew - Strangest lost one I ever had. After reading the “lost one” post, I got to thinking about the strangest “Lost one” I ever had. Back several years…. I had a patient admitted for bilateral DVT’s come up from the ED. His legs were like stove pipes. Big, hard, red, weak pulses. We started... Read More

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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

By traumaRUs - What is a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing? A Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is a meeting involving mental health providers, peers, perhaps a religious representative that try to make sense out of something senseless. What is a critical incident? They are typically sudden, powerful... Read More

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Angels Exist In Nurses

By thabstone - Student nurses always take note of the staff nurses they are working with. Either their experiece is good or traumatic, each work day is always memorable. but we always remember the staff who terrorized us. i can not forget one staff nurse, whom i think of as a terror one, but created the most... Read More

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My Latest Research Paper

By VickyRN - This is the paper I have just completed for my Philosophy of Science Nursing Course during my first semester (fall, 2008). While writing it, I realized how much I had grown over the semester. I am looking forward to the spring and further adventures in graduate school! Abstract This paper... Read More

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The Dreaded Research Paper - Pointers for Success

By VickyRN - Everyone in graduate school has experienced it the "dreaded" research paper assignment. The deadline is closing in like a freight train and you are procrastinating. What can you do to break the inertia? First of all, prepare the "shell" of your paper per whatever style your program requires... Read More

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A Break in Her Cycle

By datnurse - Nearly every woman at some time in her life will miss her menses. There are a myriad of other reasons for this to happen. Take, for example my patient, Lindy. Im late again. Should I be worried? she chirped as she perched herself on the end of the exam table and swung her legs back and forth... Read More

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Life just sucks sometimes.

By Thanet - My Grandmother was born in 1904 and immigrated to America with her family shortly thereafter. When she turned 12, her Mother forced her to drop out of school and work twelve hours a day in a tire factory so the family could pay the bills. When she was 17, her family pressured her to marry a man she... Read More

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Positioning for Pain Control

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - Proper positioning of a patient in pain has nearly become a lost art with the advent of patient-controlled analgesia and the focus on pain as the 5th vital sign. However, proper positioning, used as an adjunct to appropriate analgesics, can often help elderly patients find an acceptable level of... Read More

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Today We Lay to Rest...

By Aneroo - Today we lay to rest the husband of one of my coworkers. The news of his death haunts me, and brings back memories of my first patient having a major heart attack. I was fresh out of nursing school, working my first nursing job in a large emergency department. I was with Marie*, my preceptor, a... Read More


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