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Nurses and Pulmonary Disease
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Nurses and Pulmonary Disease

Lung disease is very prevalent in the US. Many patients are admitted to hospitals with the primary diagnosis of respiratory distress. This is often a complaint from...

A Mother's Touch
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A Mother's Touch

There is a place in everyone's heart that will always remember "Mom"...the touch of a gentle hand that is placed on our foreheads when we are running a fever, a...

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Key to Happiness for a Nurse? Specialization
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Key to Happiness for a Nurse? Specialization

Over 2.9 million RNs are working in the U.S. Yet many nurses are disappointed to find that the challenges they face often outweigh the rewards. When patient-staff...

Travel Nurse Turns to Career in Functional Medicine
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Travel Nurse Turns to Career in Functional Medicine

Her compassion for oncology patients was clear, however, exposure to a nurse practitioner program with a focus in integrative medicine began to change her course....

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My Patient Inspired Me To Become More
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My Patient Inspired Me To Become More

The Winter of 2004 she thought she had a cold that she couldn't shake so she went to her primary care dr., who said it was probably the flu and prescribed her an...

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How to Successfully Navigate NTI
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How to Successfully Navigate NTI

The 2018 NTI Conference is Sold Out. Join Us Next Year in Orlando. The conference this year has sold out. Registration is closed. NTI will not be accepting any...

Houston Floods Nearly Killed Me on My Way to Work.
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Houston Floods Nearly Killed Me on My Way to Work.

18 April 2016 0400: I've just been woken up by a loud thunder crack as my poodle, Guero, nudges closer to me under the covers in my king size bed. I am...

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Keeping the Peace: 6 Tips for Conflict Resolution in Nursing
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Keeping the Peace: 6 Tips for Conflict Resolution in Nursing

You walk on the unit and can cut the tension with a knife. Everyone looks stressed. You ask how the day was to be told of multiple admissions, an unexpected...

Rebounding from The Embarrassment of a Bad Day
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Rebounding from The Embarrassment of a Bad Day

Studies say that we can spend up to a third of our lifetime at work. Even if it's not that much, it's usually at least a third of our day-and all days aren't...

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A Mother's Day I'll Never Forget
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A Mother's Day I'll Never Forget

Mother's Day in the ICU-working the night shift, my 3 younger children home asleep with their father watching over them. As I was getting report, I asked the day...

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A Sleep Deprived Nurse's Musings on Motherhood
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A Sleep Deprived Nurse's Musings on Motherhood

Good day-- This is what happens when I am trapped in the hospital on trauma call with no way to communicate to the outside world, bombarded with situations in...

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Nurses Week 2018 FREEBIES, PRIZES & DISCOUNTS
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Nurses Week 2018 FREEBIES, PRIZES & DISCOUNTS

National Nurses Week begins every year on May 6th and ends on May 12th on Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position...

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Safe Staffing & NursesTakeDC Rally Recap - Facebook Live Event Part 4
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Safe Staffing & NursesTakeDC Rally Recap - Facebook Live Event Part 4

Although the actual NursesTakeDC event has already taken place, the movement for Safe Staffing is far from over. Beth Hawkes (Nurse Beth) and Keith Carlson (Nurse...

Teen Mental Health: Problem Prevention
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Teen Mental Health: Problem Prevention

When 17 year old Jordan Binion died from suicide, his parents, Deborah and Willie Binion, were devastated. The fact that he had been suffering from mental health...

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Overmedication: The Silent Killer Of the Elderly
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Overmedication: The Silent Killer Of the Elderly

The healthcare system in America has developed into one with the ability to prolong quality of life. When it comes to the older population who often take multiple...

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NTI 2018 - See you in Boston!
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NTI 2018 - See you in Boston!

With more than 37.5 continuing education (CE) contact hours, the outstanding and diverse learning opportunities and inspirational gatherings promise to reignite...

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New Research - New Recommendations for Blood Pressure
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New Research - New Recommendations for Blood Pressure

As nurses, learning how to take a blood pressure is one of the first skills we learn. We are very familiar with the numbers, knowing immediately if the numbers are...

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Should I Carry Nursing Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?
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Should I Carry Nursing Malpractice (Liability) Insurance?

This question comes up frequently and is asked of me quite often, "should I carry malpractice protection?" "What is malpractice?" Simply put, it is a...

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