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Excessive Absenteeism in the Nursing Profession
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Excessive Absenteeism in the Nursing Profession

Is excessive absenteeism a problem in your healthcare setting? First of all, let's discuss my definition of excessive absenteeism. Of course, absenteeism is the...

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Nurse Mentors: A Mantra for Life
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Nurse Mentors: A Mantra for Life

While out walking in my neighborhood, a young woman I know who graduated 6 months ago, caught up with me and we started walking together. After catching up with her...

Are We Letting Our Patients Suffer?
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Are We Letting Our Patients Suffer?

Recently I had a patient who fractured her femur, mid-shaft. She was unable to have it repaired due to multiple co-morbids. So, she was given a brace and told it...

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What is Recovery in Substance Abuse?  Answered by an Alcoholic Nurse
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What is Recovery in Substance Abuse? Answered by an Alcoholic Nurse

I am an alcoholic and am in recovery. If you are an addict of any type (substance abuse, alcohol, sex, gambling, shopping ect.) and are in recovery, you understand...

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Research Results are in: To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients
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Research Results are in: To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients

"To Suction or Not To Suction, End-of-Life & Hospice Patients" is an article I recently published in allnurses.com and the responses were very conflicting. As of...

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Well Kiss My Grits Flo!
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Well Kiss My Grits Flo!

Well Kiss My Grits Flo! Hurricane Florence: A Tale from a nurse in Eastern NC I stole this title from a boarded-up restaurant window that I saw today in our...

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Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
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Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.

Am I the only one who becomes at least mildly irritated whenever a random individual finds out that someone is a nurse and proceeds to say, "You're rolling in the...

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To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients
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To Suction or Not To Suction, End of Life & Hospice Patients

I've been an ICU RN for 15yrs, so I have dealt with End of Life Care plenty. I was always taught to either oral suction or deep suction with a suction catheter if...

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Injection Gone Wrong - Part 1
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Injection Gone Wrong - Part 1

Susan stepped up to the next available person and handed her the flu shot questionnaire filled out and signed. The tiny room was full of activity. There were piles...

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A Negative Workplace Can Be Contagious
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A Negative Workplace Can Be Contagious

We spend a large part of our day at work. Unfortunately, there are times when it may feel as if it doesn't matter how good our day begins, because once our feet hit...

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Racial Discrimination In The Nursing Profession
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Racial Discrimination In The Nursing Profession

Racial discrimination is the discrimination of minority individuals based on their race, skin color, or ethnicity. Racial discrimination is a popular topic today...

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ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?
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ADN or BSN: What's the Big Deal?

I was talking about this topic with one of my younger nurse friends. She shared the following comments with me. I want to start by saying that quality...

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What You Need To Know About Older Nurses:  Myths and Realities
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What You Need To Know About Older Nurses: Myths and Realities

The words "older adult" often produces a stereotypical image of someone who is sick, slow, frail and senile. As I age, I am guilty of thinking aging is all about...

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I think I'm Alone Now – The Benefits of Solitude
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I think I'm Alone Now – The Benefits of Solitude

SELF-CARE How many times have you heard that nurses are bad at self-care? We don't go to the bathroom enough, we don't take lunch breaks, we don't exercise, we...

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Constant changes at work got you feeling exhausted? It could be Change Fatigue?
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Constant changes at work got you feeling exhausted? It could be Change Fatigue?

Healthcare is an ever-changing field, new drugs, procedures, and technologies are released daily and organizations are expected to update accordingly to provide...

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8 Tips for Tough Conversations with Patients
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8 Tips for Tough Conversations with Patients

Informing patients of abnormal assessment findings or lab values can be hard. On the one hand, you want to be honest and forthcoming, yet, you don't want to cause...

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Are You Really a Nurse?
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Are You Really a Nurse?

Test Your Knowledge Before reading the article, take the short true or false poll at the bottom of the article to test your knowledge. Do you cringe when...

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Nurse Suicide is Real: 3 Ways to Help
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Nurse Suicide is Real: 3 Ways to Help

"The Power of Connection," is the theme of the National Suicide Prevention Week, which runs from September 9th -15th. Many organizations and professionals are...

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