Nursing Articles

Job Stagnation: How to recognize and what to do about it!

Job Stagnation: How to recognize and what to do about it!

by Bridgid Joseph - Your first day/week/month/year at a new job, and you can’t imagine ever being bored on the job, or feeling like you aren’t learning anything new. There is just so much going on, new policies, new...

ICU with a toxic environment

ICU with a toxic environment

by mindy kaling - New nurses, especially those just out of school are subject to a lot of bullying behavior by other nurses who have worked in that unit longer. As nurses we need to be advocates for others, not just...

Suspended for a Medication Error

Suspended for a Medication Error

by Nurse Beth - The Act I was a new nurse, and before I had even gotten my feet underneath me, I lost my footing and fell hard. I made a medication error. I was fresh off orientation as a brand new nurse...

How to Not Die in the Hospital

How to Not Die in the Hospital

by Nurse Beth - Tragically, many people die from medical errors every year in hospitals. It’s hard to know how many. “Medical error”is never listed as a cause of death on death certificates. But according to...

Organ Procurement and Nursing

Organ Procurement and Nursing

by jeastridge - As I clicked “submit” I felt a sense of satisfaction, knowing that my desire to be an organ donor was duly noted and registered appropriately. Although I had previously let my family know of my...

Transfusions 101 - Everything you need to know about blood products and administration

Transfusions 101 - Everything you need to know about blood products and administration

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Many patients require transfusions of blood products for acute or chronic issues. Here, we’ll discuss an overview of the products used, possible transfusion related reactions, general administration,...

Nurse Bully, please protect your young – don’t eat them

Nurse Bully, please protect your young – don’t eat them

by marcos9999 - Nurses are divided in two groups. The first is tough skin, and strong willed. The second is sweet, angelical, compassionate and don’t have a mean bone in their body. When group number one gets...

When Nurses Make Fatal Mistakes

When Nurses Make Fatal Mistakes

by Nurse Beth - Jessica's Story Jessica was a young, conscientious nurse in her first year of nursing. Jessica was having a typical busy day on Tele. One of her patients, a middle aged male in Room 4152, was...

Becoming Dad:  A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse

Becoming Dad: A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse

by cjcsoon2bnp - Not to sound conceited but I’m a great nurse. I’m competent, compassionate, levelheaded and a reasonable critical thinker. I’ve run codes, deescalated agitated patients, inspired students and led...

Keep Moving!

Keep Moving!

by spunkygirl1962 - Have you ever been at work and said to yourself: " I need to exercise, but have no time or energy to do it?" A majority of nurses work long hours and tiresome shifts. Nurses are too tired or have...

Accuracy of body temperature is paramount in diagnosing a patient's illness
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Accuracy of body temperature is paramount in diagnosing a patient's illness

by Exergen Corporation - Nurses are on the frontline of patient care and it has always been Exergen’s mission to support their work and help make their jobs easier and more effective. More than a billion temperatures are...

Becoming a Healthcare Writer - My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside

Becoming a Healthcare Writer - My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Becoming a Healthcare Writer My pursuit of a role beyond the bedside There’s something you should know about me. I bore quite easily. The thrill and freshness of change is something I constantly...

Mnemonic for Care of Eating Disorders: WHATS UP DOC

Mnemonic for Care of Eating Disorders: WHATS UP DOC

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - When providing quality care for patients with eating disorders, the mnemonic WHATS UP DOC can help nurses at all levels of proficiency remember that there are multiple psychosocial factors and...

Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

Nursing Mnemonics - Cranial Nerves

by empowern- - Students do not all respond the same to all learning methods. When I was in school, I found visual aids such as mnemonics helpful. In this video I’m going to go over a visual mnemonic for the 12...

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

by smatacale - This article covers definition, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of peripartum/ postpartum cardiomyopathy. It is a subject not often written or talked about, but in honor of National...

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Any Nurse

50 Random Acts of Kindness for Any Nurse

by The Nurse Motivator - Ding dong ditch, winter coats, and daffodils? What do these things have to do with random acts? Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th, 2017. Read on for some ideas of how to lean in with...

Nurse Satisfaction comes before Patient Satisfaction

Nurse Satisfaction comes before Patient Satisfaction

by JanineKelbach - This Article is going to review and reference the article titled: Patient Satisfaction Must Start With Nursing Satisfaction. Why do these scores matter? Are you a dissatisfied nurse? How can we make...

"I Will...Remain Alive" - A Story of Organ Donation

"I Will...Remain Alive" - A Story of Organ Donation

by jeastridge - National Donor Day - February 14 Let's remember the people who gave the gift of life to others. “Our son, Adam, was declared brain dead on January 20, 1998. He had been riding back to college...

Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind

by Carol Ebert - Welcome to installment #13 of the A to Z for a Rocking Retirement. M = Minding Your Mind. I’ve heard from others approaching retirement who worry about losing their mental capacity. After all,...

Managerial Skills of a Nurse in Running Health Facility

Managerial Skills of a Nurse in Running Health Facility

by omoladams - The effort of nurses in keeping up the health facility isn't given all considerations. Nurses play vital role as managers in management of any health facility. In the health facility nurses are the...


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