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NTI - The American Nurse Project, Carolyn Jones Interview

The American Nurse Project is a documentary about US, nurses in the US. Carolyn Jones, an award-winning cinematographer helps to show what we do in our daily work. She traveled the country for a year...

NTI - How to Publish in Journals: Mary Fran Tracy, PHD, RN, CCNS Interview

Mary Fran Tracy, PhD, RN, CCNS is the editor of AACN's journal, Advanced Critical Care. She spoke with allnurses Community Manager Mary Watts, RN at the recent NTI conference. The Advanced Critical...

NTI Interview - Pain Control: June Oliver, MSN, CNS

Managing our patient's pain is a paramount concern for all nurses. AllNurses staff recently attended NTI in Houston and interviewed June Oliver, MSN, CNS from Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago....

NTI - How to Secure a Nasogastric Tube (NGT), Securely!

You go into a patient room and find the NGT lying on the bed with the tube feeding spewing a nasty circle of smelly liquid onto the sheets. Oh oh - lets get the patient cleaned up, and then we have...

NTI - Swan Ganz Monitoring for Your ICU Patient

Monitoring the hemodynamics of your critically ill ICU is so important. Use of the Swan-Ganz pulmonary artery catheter is one of the ways to quickly assess the cardiac status of your patient, make...

NTI - Looking For a New Stethoscope?

Stethoscopes are a tool used frequently by nurses. We use them for lung sounds, heart sounds, auscultating bowel sounds, listening to dialysis accesses. And...many of us are on the look-out for the...

NTI - Merit Medical DualCap: Disinfection & Protection against CRBIs

The Merit Medical DualCap System was developed by two infusion nurses who understood the unavoidable shortfalls of the Joint Commission's "Scrub the Hub" protocol for preventing IV catheter-related...

IVEA - The Innovative Replacement for the IV Pole - NTI

While at NTI this year, the allnurses team saw many innovative medical products. One piece of equipment that caught our attention was a creative product from the folks at Firefly Medical. The IVEA is...

NTI: Spiritual Care in Critical Care Nursing: Judy Crewell, PhD, RN, CNE

Allnurses.com staff recently attended the AACN NTI Conference in Houston. We were fortunate to interview several well-respected leaders in critical care nursing. One of our interviews was with Judy...

NTI - If Florence Could See Us Now: Kathy Douglas, RN Interview

Kathy Douglas, RN, MHA, was one of two recipients of AACN's Pioneering Spirit Award for 2017. According to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, "The recipients are directors of two...

Age of Nurse = Level of Experience? Or Not?? The survey says...

It is interesting to see the demographics of nursing changing, including average age, gender, ethnicity etc., and there are several reasons for that. In looking at some of the results from the...

NTI - Capella FlexPath

Capella University is a fully accredited university that offers RN to BSN and RN to MSN completion programs. Could furthering your education expand your career choices? Yes! More and more hospitals...

NTI - Clean Up Time!

Hibiclens has been around for 30+ years. Many of us remember the Hibiclens teal-colored bottle that we had our patients wash with preoperatively. Hibiclens is a chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) solution...

NTI - Enteral Feeding Connector - No More Mess!

How many times have you gone into a patient's room to give G-tube or OG meds or feedings and....splat, the feeding, meds and who knows what else gets splashed on you? Or you go into your patient's...

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 person during the Boston Marathon...


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