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Decision Fatigue-the Struggle is Real
Nurses
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Maureen Bonatch MSN

Decision Fatigue-the Struggle is Real

We start each day deciding what we want to wear, what to eat for breakfast and the decisions continue throughout the day. Many people make efforts to reduce their physical fatigue, but what about...

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A day in the life of Infection Control
Nurses
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A day in the life of Infection Control

To start, I'm a spanking new Infection Preventionist of a prominent, 5-star, non-profit 200+ bed SNF located on the water in Seattle. Plucked from the floor a little less than a year ago, I have been...

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Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate
Nurses
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ElizabethScala1

Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate

Nursing can be difficult work. It's hard on the body, draining on emotions, and can be tiring to the soul. And still- we LOVE it! I'd imagine you would agree- we love being a nurse, but our joy of...

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ARDS relation with Prone position.
Nurses
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Norah-alghamdi

ARDS relation with Prone position.

Prone position has been used for many years as a salvage treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (Guérin, Reignier, Richard,et al, 2013). It was first proposed in 1970s as a method to...

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Homeless Nursing: How to save money on the road.
Travel
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Catchinwaves02

Homeless Nursing: How to save money on the road.

My name is Chris. I am a husband, father, and a registered nurse; originally from Florida but now out of Louisville. I want to talk to you today about a term I have come to homeless nursing. The...

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Murphy's Laws of Nursing
Humor
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Roy Fokker

Murphy's Laws of Nursing

When you need the money, your shift is cancelled; when you have a weekend planned, you have to do overtime. Realizing the patient you've just injected has a serious infection causes you to stab...

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My Backpack
Private Duty
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My Backpack

First you become a student, then make it through school, pass your boards, and off you go. When all of a sudden, you stop and think, when did I change from a newbie, to being ready to retire. Where...

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Travel Nursing:  The good, the bad, and why I probably will never do again-Part 1
Travel
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Have Nurse

Travel Nursing: The good, the bad, and why I probably will never do again-Part 1

Based on true Travel Nursing experiences by Cynthia Hubbard, R.N. It was Wednesday when the call came in: "Can you be here by Tuesday?" Moira, the Director of a well- established Home Health and...

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Pearson Vue Trick "Facts"
NCLEX
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HopefulGradNurse

Pearson Vue Trick "Facts"

Hello everyone! After you test you should receive an email stating something along the lines of "Now that you've completed your NCLEX blah blah blah". It is at this point that you can try the PVT...

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The Stress of YES
Stress 101
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Carol Ebert

The Stress of YES

Are you finding yourself overwhelmed, overworked, stressed out, exhausted and don’t know how to break free from this cycle? Before you sign up for therapy, lets take a look at what’s happening in...

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Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice
Relations
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Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

As nurses, we want evidence-based practice in order to improve our care. As we all know, there are multiple barriers to providing excellent care and experiencing workplace violence or bullying is...

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Understanding Health Disparities: A Case Study of Jane and June
Nurses
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Understanding Health Disparities: A Case Study of Jane and June

Nurses understand health disparities, but it may not be a topic you ponder everyday. This article explains health disparities, social determinants of health, and how this impacts the care you give...

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Just Took the HESI A2! Advice:
HESI
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Just Took the HESI A2! Advice:

I literally just got out of my HESI A2 exam, and I did very well for as nervous as I was!! I spent about 2 hours (or more) every day, for two months brushing up on my math, chem, grammar, vocab, and...

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​How to Obtain UK RN Licensure for Filipino Nurses
International
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​How to Obtain UK RN Licensure for Filipino Nurses

I originally wrote this guide for family and friends who have been asking me about the steps to become an RN in the UK. I am currently on the process of acquiring my Tier 2- Visa, and will be be...

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What Did Joe See?
Nurses
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Have Nurse

What Did Joe See?

"You're floating up to Tele this evening," my Supervisor stated. "But, I can't read the monitors yet!" I replied with some anxiety. I was a L.P.N. going to R.N. school, and this was my first day...

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2018 Spring Nursing Article Contest - 3 Winners $200 Each!!
Announcements
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2018 Spring Nursing Article Contest - 3 Winners $200 Each!!

Although Spring has officially begun, the weather has been very odd across the country. You may have seen glimpses of Spring with warmer weather, blossoming trees, and Spring flowers, only to get...

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10 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Nurse
Nurses
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10 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Nurse

Do you consider yourself a highly sensitive person? (HSP) Some would say that being highly sensitive can be a detriment in nursing, but I believe it's a positive. Finding ways to cope with your...

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Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series: Inadequate Staffing
Nurses
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Damion Jenkins

Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series: Inadequate Staffing

One of the biggest challenges in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace is maintaining the highest possible standards for patient safety while keeping up with all of the rapid changes to the...

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Deaf and pregnant: Live sign language interpreter or video conference for childbirth?
Ob/Gyn
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Donna Maheady

Deaf and pregnant: Live sign language interpreter or video conference for childbirth?

In a controversial lawsuit, a deaf, pregnant woman wants a live sign language interpreter for the delivery of her child rather than a video interpreting interpreting service the Florida hospital...

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On-call or cancelled? That is the question!
Nurses
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On-call or cancelled? That is the question!

Hello: What is the cancellation/on-call policy at your facility? Last week, my facility instituted a new/updated on-call/cancellation policy. Basically, nurses are no longer cancelled, they are...

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