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Capability beliefs to access research-based knowledge

Abstract According to the Institute of Medicine, as many as 98,000 patient deaths occur each year in U.S. health facilities. One primary limitation of current...

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Suicide Screening in the ED?
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Suicide Screening in the ED?

New research from the Emergency Nurses Association encourages more in-depth suicide screenings in the emergency department in an effort to better identify...

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So I begin to write.....
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So I begin to write.....

There is blood on the toe of my right shoe. It is not mine. It does not belong to the patient that is on the table in front of me who was in an automobile accident...

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I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.
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I lied...a story of how I outright LIED to patient's family.

I got the call on the EMS radio around 5 am. This is the usual time we get calls from EMS responding to nursing homes- The nurses are rounding on their patients to...

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Human Trafficking Recognition in the ED
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Human Trafficking Recognition in the ED

Human trafficking is defined as, "the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by threat or use of force, for induced commercial sex acts, and sexual...

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The Schemas of Emergency Nursing
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The Schemas of Emergency Nursing

As an ED Educator I am frequently tasked with training nurses who are new to the Emergency Room. It is true that every nursing unit has their own culture,...

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Emergency Nurses Week 2016
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Emergency Nurses Week 2016

It's late at night, the sirens wind down as they approach the ambulance bay....emergency nurses and staff await the patient in the trauma bay. As the patient is...

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ER Nurses. Read This!
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ER Nurses. Read This!

After circling the drain with compassion fatigue, I stumbled upon this article that was published in the ACEP: read it and tell me you don't feel proud! Guest...

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Real Life and Death
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Real Life and Death

Nurses are often viewed as kindhearted lifesavers...angels in scrubs. Still others view us as hard, harsh, impatient and to the point. Well, please allow me to give...

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Mothers Day
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Mothers Day

I bought a motorcycle last year. I've always loved riding and I've been wanting to get one for years. I finally cashed in some vacay time and bought a Honda Shadow...

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Colorado ALTO (alternative to opioids) program
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Colorado ALTO (alternative to opioids) program

The ALTO program (alternatives to opioids) in the ED. Last year the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) pioneered the ALTO program. Ten hospital emergency...

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Addressing Bullying in the ED
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Addressing Bullying in the ED

allnurses.com staff recently had the opportunity to interview Lisa Wolf, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN, Director of ENA's Institute for Emergency Nursing Research. She has...

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Opioid Epidemic  - EDs Fight Back!
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Opioid Epidemic - EDs Fight Back!

This is a topic that has gotten a lot of press lately. We have all seen/heard about the opioid epidemic that is occurring in the US. I was very fortunate...

Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Point Person for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing
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Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Point Person for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing

AllNurses staff recently interviewed Dan Nadworny, MSN, RN, Clinical Director for Operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He was the point...

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Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri
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Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates...

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Emergency Nursing
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Emergency Nursing

What is Emergency Nursing? Emergency nurses specialize in caring for patients in potentially emergent or critical condition, be it from illness or injury....

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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: I Feel Your Pain...Pill
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Confessions of a Hospital Administrator: I Feel Your Pain...Pill

As a hospital CEO, I listed my home phone number in the admission kit for each of the three hospitals where I served. I invited patients to call me at anytime if...

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Black Eye w/ Fractured Arm - Mother Afraid of Son
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Black Eye w/ Fractured Arm - Mother Afraid of Son

An older woman was writing her name on the clipboard. She winced as she wrote her name. I watched her from the triage window noticing her swollen wrist and her...

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