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5 Ways to Help Close the Gaps from Inpatient to Ambulatory

5 Ways to Help Close the Gaps from Inpatient to Ambulatory

It's no secret that patients often struggle with their transition from inpatient stay to ambulatory care. Here are 5 ways a bedside nurse can help close these gaps.

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Nurses
Did a Snowstorm Kill My Patient? A True Story about the Challenges Faced in Rural Rocky Mountain Emergency Medicine

Did a Snowstorm Kill My Patient? A True Story about the Challenges Faced in Rural Rocky Mountain Emergency Medicine

This is the true story of a snowstorm, a woman in distress, her death, and the impact the case has had on my life and my career as a rural Rocky Mountain ER nurse.

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Nurses
Case Study: I’m too tired to walk the dog…

Case Study: I’m too tired to walk the dog…

A new case study in which the patient, T.K. a 51-year-old woman who has finally taken a staycation, doesn’t have enough energy to walk her dog. You’re the CSI – read through the findings, ask question…

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Nurses
Fired for False Workplace Violence Accusation - Feeling Humiliated and Shamed

Fired for False Workplace Violence Accusation - Feeling Humiliated and Shamed

A nurse's job is hard enough without being falsely accused of something you didn't do. Here is one nurse's story of how things can escalate when a co-worker falsely accuses you of workplace violence.…

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Nurses
Case Study: My Stomach Hurts

Case Study: My Stomach Hurts

It’s late in the day on a beautiful Saturday in late summer. You are finishing up your shift at a local urgent care clinic when a 28-year-old, white male comes in complaining of diffuse abdominal pain…

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Nurses
7 Reasons Why You May Feel Stuck In Your Job

7 Reasons Why You May Feel Stuck In Your Job

Perhaps you are waiting on a pay raise or other major change to revive your passion for the job. The nursing profession is brimming with career options, yet it is easy to feel stuck in a career trap. …

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Nurses
The Best Mental Health Resources for Preventing Suicide According to Nurses

The Best Mental Health Resources for Preventing Suicide According to Nurses

Suicide prevention deserves our attention every day of the year. Whether you are a nurse looking for help to share with patients, family, friends, colleagues, or for personal use, there are many reli…

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School
The rules apply...until they don't...

The rules apply...until they don't...

A quick synopsis of some of my frustrations in dealting with rules and those who choose not to abide them.

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Nurses
The Employee Survey That Left Me Hanging

The Employee Survey That Left Me Hanging

I was recently asked to participate in the confidential annual employee survey at the hospital I work. The “kick-off” campaign focused on the importance of employee feedback and suggestions for impro…

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Retired
Boomer Fest Quest

Boomer Fest Quest

Once you retire, if you are like me, you want to be busy.  That could be a carryover from always being too busy on the job – or it could be your nature – or it could be both.  As a skilled nurse you h…

Nurses
Do Male Nurses Face Gender Bias in Nursing Education?

Do Male Nurses Face Gender Bias in Nursing Education?

This article discusses gender bias from the perspective of the nursing student. Men are a minority in the nursing profession and may face bias that can have a negative impact on their self-concept and…

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Nurses
How Gossip Hurts All of Us

How Gossip Hurts All of Us

A look at the specifics of how gossip undermines our work, health, relationships and our patients.

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Nurses
Eight Subtle Signs of Problem Drinking

Eight Subtle Signs of Problem Drinking

Approximately 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes yearly, making alcohol the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. In early alcoholism, subtle signs point to problem drinking long before s…

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Headlines
Vaping Devices Accepted During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Vaping Devices Accepted During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The FDA has announced vaping devices and cartridges will be accepted during National Prescription Take Back Day collections on October 26th.  Safe disposal of vaping products and unwanted or expired p…

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Headlines
Cleaning Products May Increase Risk for COPD in Nurses

Cleaning Products May Increase Risk for COPD in Nurses

According to new study findings, nurses are between 25% and 36% more likely to develop COPD from using cleaning products and chemicals in the prevention of infection. Read on to learn more about the …

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Nurses
My Role in Nursing and the Opioid Crisis

My Role in Nursing and the Opioid Crisis

As a pain management nurse, my biggest concern is the rise of prescription drug misuse or addiction, especially among younger adults. The opioid epidemic is one of the most important and serious publi…

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