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LNC Marketing Ideas

By sirI - Diligent and professional marketing to the attorney-client is crucial to the success of the Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC). Many nurses are lacking in this area. Let's start with some basics. 1. Create a letter of introduction and mail to prospective attorney-clients. Start off by sending at least 20 every week. Then conduct a follow-up phone call in a little less than two weeks after you send the letters or follow up at the time... Read More

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ER Orientation - what you should be doing....

By traumaRUs - ER orientation - how cool. The day finally arrived for the start of your orientation. However, what should you be learning in orientation? First, your ER should have a standardized length of orientation and it should definitely be more for the new grad RN. An orientation of 6-16 weeks is the norm, depending on your particular ER, number of visits and trauma level. Some things you want to accomplish while on orientation: 1. ... Read More

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Barriers to Communication

By madwife2002 - The communication process encompasses every single part of our daily being. The use of both verbal and non-verbal communication is the very basis of how we converse, both on a personal and on a professional level. What is Effective Communication? In order to facilitate effective communication, one must understand how the process works. In its most basic model, two-way communication involves a sender, a message and a receiver. ... Read More

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Halloween Humor

By NurseAlwaysNForever - Halloween has always been a fun holiday for me. I used to love to get dressed up and trick or treat. As a new nurse I decided to dress up for Halloween, both for my enjoyment and to entertain my patients. I thought it would be a wonderful way to spend the day with my patients and bring some of the Halloween festivities to them. We had plans for children to visit the long term care facility I worked at and we were going to hand out... Read More

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Welcome to my Psychiatric and Psychosocial Nursing Blog

By Thunderwolf - Hello to everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog on psychiatric nursing. I do hope that many find it helpful. As a current medical/med surg nurse, one gets to realize very quickly that nursing care of the psychiatric patient truly has no walls and is not limited to the psych floor or unit. In my blog, I hope to share some topics of interest as well as information to broaden one's own knowledge base as a nurse. Also at times, I will... Read More

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Stand at attention!!!

By cjb73 - I graduated from the LPN program on May 12, 2008. I am a 35 year old mother of 3. The truth is, is that I started the nursing program originally in 1991 right out of high school. I was rolling right along until my first day of my first clinical rotation in a local nursing home. This day is the reason I quit nursing so many years ago, even though I knew it was my DESTINY. The day started EARLY (at least it was early for a 19 year... Read More

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funny nursing stories

By focuszx5 - Talk about having a a stiff upper lip.... well he was British after all!! Many years ago one of my first jobs was as a junior Staff Nurse in an Accident and Emergency Department in England. I had always enjoyed the thrill of the Emergency Department and decided to make it my career. I had no idea at this point how I was going to be bringing the work home with me. One dark and foggy morning in December... a funny thing happened on... Read More

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Night Nurse II: I Tawt I Taw A Puddy-Tat!

By VivaLasViejas - Just when you think you've seen it all............well, that's when you realize how much there is out there that you HAVEN'T seen. Being the veteran of several years on Med/Surg, I figured that I'd encountered just about every type of patient and family. There was the 99-year-old who'd never been in a hospital in her life, and her sixteen relatives who occupied the room throughout her entire stay. The 22-year-old frequent flyer who... Read More

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Orientation Day LPN to RN

By 99percentangel - Wow! 955,000 miles, almost 500 months and 15,500 days after I became a LPN, I'm finally a student nurse again. I'm getting my associates degree in nursing so I can sit for state boards and work as a registered nurse. A dozen new vibrant colorful textbooks decorate the kitchen table and a quick peek into several reveal that they are written in English and the information is not all Greek! These are my study guides for the... Read More

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It is my X-ray

By samjhana shakya - IT IS MY X-RAY. It was 2000 AD, I was studying undergraduate course of nursing. It was a final year. I was a student but I suppose to take responsibility as a staff. Nursing life is something like an army life. That was a very strict life. We had to be much disciplined. We have to go through a multiple burden. One side there was a regular class, in another side a tough duty. In duty there was a pressure from teacher, ward staff,... Read More

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Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses

By XB9S - One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how do I prepare for an interview, and over the years of both being interviewed and interviewing I have built up a stock pile of questions and interview tips. There are many websites out there that can help you prepare, and I have included some of them as links here. One of the easiest questions to prepare for is "tell us about yourself" it's a way of breaking the ice at interviews... Read More

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Thanksgiving Humor

By NurseAlwaysNForever - My first Thanksgiving away from my family was spent working a 16 hour shift at the nursing home. For days before Thanksgiving I ranted and raved about how my family better save me some good food, especially pumpkin pie. This nurse loves some good food. I look forward to the holiday season all year long. The day came and I went to work a little less than enthusiastically. I didn’t want to be there, but I realized that my patients... Read More

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Night Nurse III: Slip-Slidin' Awaaaaaaay

By VivaLasViejas - Here's another Night Nurse story, if you want it. Actually, this tale begins in the early evening: a time of day when hospital life starts to wind down and all the doctors, therapists, families, and administrators head for the exits. It was a time of day when we could usually take a short break before the HS festivities ensued, with the typical flurry of toileting, meds, and wound treatments. Unfortunately for us night nurses, it... Read More

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Lights out

By lobstah - i had just finished my orientation as a new rn and had passed my boards only 3 months previous to this experience. i work in a 40-bed neuro/ telemetry unit at a local community hospital. many of the "seasoned" nurses had assisted with numerous procedures at bedside with the cardiology doctors and had me observe their role. this was going to be my first time going solo for a cardioversion. i was double checking equipment and... Read More

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2 am admission

By cwdrell - The following story is true. Really, I couldnt make this stuff up if I tried. So I picked up an extra shift this week and wouldnt you know it, I get the bat-**** crazy person admission at 2 am. At first glance, he's an 83-year-old with new onset a-fib. Fine. I can do a-fib in my sleep. No problem. Then I hear from one of the ER techs that its crazy down there and some guy is threatening to shoot his wife and there are... Read More

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Welcome to Mother-Baby Musings!

By Elvish - I'm excited about blogging from the trenches of mother/baby. "Why 'trenches?'" you might ask. From the outside it seems as though mother/baby nurses have a cake job and in comparison to some jobs, we just might. But this is nowhere near 'easy.' Spending twelve hours caring for new families, getting/keeping breastfeeding going well, showing new, tired, overwhelmed parents how to care for their baby, making sure said new baby stays well,... Read More

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The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant

By sirI - Here are frequently asked questions about the role of the Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC). (1) Realistically what type of person/personality does it take to be an LNC? One must be dedicated and persistent. Possess the ability to interpret accurately, the medical record. Be willing to spend countless hours pouring over a medical record (one of merit) searching for the commonality that links the 4 parts of the medical malpractice... Read More

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A Lick and A Promise

By nursejoy1 - I had a wonderful Grandfather growing up. He had handsome snow white hair, big, bushy, white eyebrows and clear sky blue eyes. And thanks to a workplace accident and a blood clotting disorder, he had only one leg. He lost the leg when my mother was pregnant with me and they told him he probably wouldn’t live to see me born. He died in 1990, when I was eighteen and a half years old. Six months after Pa-Paw’s death, I went to... Read More


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