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It Never Occurred To Me.
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It Never Occurred To Me.

We'll call him John. John was 7 feet 2 inches tall. At 65 years of age, he had long brownish-gray hair, that he wore in a clumsy ponytail. He suffered from morbid...

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7 Networking Survival Tips for the Introverted Nurse
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7 Networking Survival Tips for the Introverted Nurse

It seems many people label themselves an introvert these days. Some even use terms like, "extroverted-introvert" to further specify the type and kind of social...

Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 2
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Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 2

Jane mentioned many drugs in our interview, so I wanted to give you a quick, reliable reference to look them up. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has all of...

Change Doesn't Have to be Bad
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Change Doesn't Have to be Bad

During one of my graduate classes one of the students was assigned a presentation on change theory. The rest of the class wasn't aware of the assignment, only the...

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The Public is Responsible!: An Era Gone By
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The Public is Responsible!: An Era Gone By

We live in a world where we expect our hospitals, doctor offices, etc to be clean. But imagine a time when that wasn't the case. Standards haven't always been in...

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Alarm Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series
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Alarm Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series

As nurses, we are bound by our oath to give quality care to every single one of our patients. As we enhance the delivery of our healthcare practices with high tech,...

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Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 1
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Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 1

Let me introduce you to Jane. She is the daughter of one of my best friends in the whole world. I met her when she was 13, a tall, quiet, polite girl, with...

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Damaged Goods
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Damaged Goods

So one year, I ruined Thanksgiving. Not on purpose. It's just that I worked Thanksgiving Eve, which means my work shift rolled into Thanksgiving day. And there we...

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Death's Perfect Timing
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Death's Perfect Timing

Death's Perfect Timing As healthcare providers, at some point during our careers we will inevitably share our goose bump stories with others. Our experiences bring...

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Double gloving: A good idea just got easier to implement
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Double gloving: A good idea just got easier to implement

Not enough time, poor feel, poor fit, discomfort, and loss of agility are often cited as reasons nurses choose not to double glove. Yet most of us agree that double...

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Compassion Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series
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Compassion Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series

What is Compassion Fatigue? According to a study published in The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, compassion fatigue has been defined as a combination of...

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Simple Ways to Turn Career Failures Into Something Useful
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Simple Ways to Turn Career Failures Into Something Useful

Are you not sure nursing is for you? Have you made a recent job change only to find that the new company is worse than the last? Or, maybe you made your first med...

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Learning to Talk
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Learning to Talk

The doctor walked into the exam room where the patient sat on the edge of the exam table. In her late 50's, she was slender and held herself erect, tense as if...

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This is Why I Love My Job
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This is Why I Love My Job

Working with the developmentally disabled is hard work. It can be hard emotionally, physically, and verbally. It also can be very rewarding. Tears of joy make the...

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A Pause at the Moment of Death: Your Thoughts
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A Pause at the Moment of Death: Your Thoughts

The patient came in by ambulance after a motor vehicle accident. His body was intact because the impact had not been severe, but it appeared he had had a medical...

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"Dancing Doc" Video....Just When You Think You've Seen It All...
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"Dancing Doc" Video....Just When You Think You've Seen It All...

To all of us health professionals (professionals being the key word here), this one will leave you speechless. I am sure by now many of you have seen the viral...

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Global Nursing Conference and Expo
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Global Nursing Conference and Expo

Here is a luxurious way to get your CEUs... The Global Nursing Conference and Expo 2018 conference, organized by EventsOcean, is in an exquisite location...

What's Not in the Supervisory Job Description
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What's Not in the Supervisory Job Description

My first day in a supervisory position left me with more questions than answers. When I asked my predecessor to outline a typical day, she couldn't provide the...


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