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Atrial Fibrillation, Strokes and the WATCHMAN Implant

Atrial Fibrillation, Strokes and the WATCHMAN Implant

Recently, I noticed an increase in patients undergoing the WATCHMAN procedure to reduce the risk of stroke with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). It was not until my father was scheduled for the procedure…

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Strategies for Nursing Success: Part 1 of 3 - Identifying Practice Issues

Strategies for Nursing Success: Part 1 of 3 - Identifying Practice Issues

As nurses, we are held accountable and responsible for making complex decisions that are consistent with safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing practice. We are also faced with diverse and…

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Nurses with Attitude

Nurses with Attitude

Having a good attitude is key. In this article, the author explores two different approaches to nursing and encourages us to continue to be our very best.

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Progress, Challenges and Shortages:  Top Medical News of 2018

Progress, Challenges and Shortages: Top Medical News of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we can look back and reflect on the year’s notable medical news. Medscape.com recently highlighted top news in the article “The Year in Medicine 2018: News that Made a Diffe…

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Do You Still Believe These 6 Shingle Virus Myths?

Do You Still Believe These 6 Shingle Virus Myths?

Only old people get shingles. You are in the clear once the rash is gone. The shingle vaccine just doesn't work. Do you still believe common myths surrounding the shingle virus?

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Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

Stop Putting Your Life on Hold

As nurses, we’re often accustomed to caring for other people’s needs ahead of our own. This habit may continue into our personal lives, and sometimes to the point that it may seem as if we’re placed o…

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What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Know Your Requirements [Part 1 of 3]

What I Wish I’d Known About Continuing Education: Know Your Requirements [Part 1 of 3]

There are so many things I wish someone had told me about continuing education and strategies for maintaining my professional licenses and credentials. Here are my thoughts and experiences on the topi…

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Women and Heart Disease

Women and Heart Disease

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. Heart Disease kills 25% of women in America. Despite these statistics, women are still dying at a faster rate than men.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Your Continuing Education

5 Reasons to Invest in Your Continuing Education

Continuing education might be required in your state. However, have you ever considered the benefits of continuing education that far surpass merely maintaining your licensure? Discover five reasons y…

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NTI 2019 - "Education, Excellence and Inspiration"

NTI 2019 - "Education, Excellence and Inspiration"

AACN's National Teaching Institute (NTI) is the premier critical care conference. They have sessions for the new grad who just landed a job in the ICU, to the experienced nurse and also for advanced p…

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Options for Nurses in Today's Medicine

Options for Nurses in Today's Medicine

Explores the options for private nurse practices, while providing legal and professional guidelines.

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Passive Aggression is Harmful to Your  Health

Passive Aggression is Harmful to Your Health

I have experienced passive aggression from co-workers many times. I have been bothered by other people's unprofessional behavior to the point where I needed help. I educated myself on healthy ways to …

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Congratulations! You're a New Nurse Leader…Now What?

Congratulations! You're a New Nurse Leader…Now What?

You may have been a nurse for a long time, but once you assume your first leadership role many things may change. Now you’re not just accountable to your boss, and your patients, you’re also responsib…

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How Nurses can Enhance Interprofessional Collaboration in Today's Healthcare Settings

How Nurses can Enhance Interprofessional Collaboration in Today's Healthcare Settings

Effective interprofessional collaboration - also known as interdisciplinary collaboration, is an essential component in the delivery of comprehensive, safe and therapeutic patient care. In today’s hea…

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Make These Resolutions Anytime of the Year

Make These Resolutions Anytime of the Year

Many people choose January to make resolutions. These resolutions are often the same ones year after year, with the hope to change unsavory habits for the start of a new year. All too often these reso…

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It's Pneumonia & Flu Season... Are you HAP & VAP Battle Ready?

It's Pneumonia & Flu Season... Are you HAP & VAP Battle Ready?

Advanced suctioning techniques to help prevent HAP & VAP. This article also details the huge financial impact of HAP & VAP on hospitals!

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