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Pain - What Do We Know About It?
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Pain - What Do We Know About It?

What is pain? Your brain and scientist alike are both as clueless about it as they were hundreds of years ago. MedicineNet.com defines pain as: An unpleasant...

A day in the life of Infection Control
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A day in the life of Infection Control

To start, I'm a spanking new Infection Preventionist of a prominent, 5-star, non-profit 200+ bed SNF located on the water in Seattle. Plucked from the floor a...

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Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate
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Nurses Week: An Opportunity to Reflect and Celebrate

Nursing can be difficult work. It's hard on the body, draining on emotions, and can be tiring to the soul. And still- we LOVE it! I'd imagine you would agree- we...

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Inadequate Staffing: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace- A Four Part Series
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Inadequate Staffing: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace- A Four Part Series

"We are short again today" - A daily phrase used by nursing staff that summarizes the consistent inadequate nursing staff ratios that healthcare facilities seem to...

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Deadly Water: An Era Gone By
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Deadly Water: An Era Gone By

Dark clouds moved over the farm, casting shadows on the grass. The birds sang and fluttered among the tree branches. A calm settled over the fields while the dogs...

From night shift nursing to Fitness Model
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From night shift nursing to Fitness Model

Dear Nurses, My name is Lauren D Kagan and I wanted to share my personal struggles & success story of becoming a professional fitness model all while working a...

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When You Receive a Warning at Work
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When You Receive a Warning at Work

Sheila, the unit nursing manager approached Ashley on the floor. "Ashley, I need to see you today in my office. Can you let your preceptor know you'll be off the...

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9 Tips for Communicating Under Pressure
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9 Tips for Communicating Under Pressure

Nurses understand stress. Sometimes you can feel it in the air as you walk on to the unit. For nurse leaders, it may hit you like a ton of bricks as you open the...

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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...

ARDS relation with Prone position.
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ARDS relation with Prone position.

I agree that prone positioning improves oxygenation and reduces mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Hence, this article will discuss the...

Decision Fatigue-the Struggle is Real
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Decision Fatigue-the Struggle is Real

The average adult makes thousands of decisions each day. Choosing to read this article is just one of many decisions you'll make today. Some decisions are...

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10 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Nurse
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10 Survival Tips for the Highly Sensitive Nurse

My first introduction to the concept of being Highly Sensitive or HSP for short was through a blog. Reading that made me realize that I wasn't as weird and crazy as...

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On-call or cancelled? That is the question!
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On-call or cancelled? That is the question!

Hello: What is the cancellation/on-call policy at your facility? Last week, my facility instituted a new/updated on-call/cancellation policy. Basically, nurses...

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Blood Collection Variables are a Risk to Patients
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Blood Collection Variables are a Risk to Patients

The quality of blood specimens is the problem. Nurses rarely if ever get formal training on how to properly collect blood, how to follow the standards or even know...

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Frustrated? Take Control of Your Career
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Frustrated? Take Control of Your Career

What's the most frustrating thing that occurs on almost every shift? Is it being told what to do by a fellow nurse? Is it hearing patients' suggestions that what...

An allnurses Fix On Healthcare
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An allnurses Fix On Healthcare

In his excellent book, "America's Bitter Pill," Steven Brill asks: "Do I wish that the National Labor Board had ruled in 1943 that health insurance benefits did, in...

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Recognizing the Impact of Helping Just One Patient
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Recognizing the Impact of Helping Just One Patient

As nurses, it's usually easy to explain why we chose this career: for most of us, we just want to help people. While we often focus on the patients themselves, our...

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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