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Communicating with the Elderly: 8 Tips to Improve the Conversation

Communicating with the Elderly: 8 Tips to Improve the Conversation

by Andrei1025 - No matter where you work, you are likely to encounter elderly patients and residents every day. They require a different approach and communication style from younger clients. Here are 8 tips to...

Word Love; My Writing Journey

Word Love; My Writing Journey

by Brenda F. Johnson - I have always loved words.  Before I  was able to read, I copied the words out of the books we had.  The letters forming words strung in a sentence captivated my imagination.   I desperately wanted...

Superbugs On The Rise; How Can Nurses Help to Exterminate Them?

Superbugs On The Rise; How Can Nurses Help to Exterminate Them?

by Brenda F. Johnson - With the increase use in antibiotics in patients who don’t need them and people not taking them properly has led to the evolution of superbugs that are almost impossible to treat.      We as nurses...

10 Tips to Organize Your Life, Family, and Schedule as a Nurse

10 Tips to Organize Your Life, Family, and Schedule as a Nurse

by JanineKelbach - Organizing your work day and family time can be difficult when you work odd hours and nontypical days. These tips, if utilized well will help you feel less stressed and more purposeful with your time...

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...

“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

“Breast Is Best”: A Mantra to Promote Infant Health? or Stigmatizing Adage to Guilt Moms

by cjcsoon2bnp - In my last article “Becoming Dad: A Humbling Birth Experience of a New Father and Nurse,” I discussed my journey to becoming a first-time parent and included some of the challenges that being a nurse...

Be a Real Nurse: Compassion is the Key

Be a Real Nurse: Compassion is the Key

by jeastridge - The three siblings stood woodenly to the side in the ICU room, trying to stay out of the way while they waited for the doctor to make her early morning rounds, and fighting the tears that kept...

Men With Eating Disorders are Underrecognized and Underserved

Men With Eating Disorders are Underrecognized and Underserved

by Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN, HTCP - February 26 – March 4 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for 2017. Nurses at all levels of practice must stay vigilant in their assessments to help discern which patients may be suffering...

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...


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