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Care for the Older Adult: ICU or Not?!

AN staff were recently able to interview Teresa Tarnowski Goodell, RN,CNS,PhD,ACNS-BC,CWCN,TCRN. She is a faculty member and board member for Visionem, Inc., an educational and consultation company...

LGBTQ Patient Care?

As our communities continue to diversify many of our patients now have the freedom to express who they are. This can impact the care we provide and in order to be sensitive to this, first we need to...

December is National Handwashing Month

December is National Handwashing Month, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...

Veteran's Day 2017

Veteran's Day is a day set aside to honor veterans. Its a day when veterans get some of the bennies that they have earned from serving in the US military. Some of these include: free meals, discounts...

Second Victims - the Nurse that Makes a Mistake

Nationwide Children's Hospital, located in Columbus, Ohio is a nationally ranked pediatric care center which spans 68 facilities caring for the sickest children in the state. While they care for...

2017 Magnet - Nurses and Social Media - Our Leaders Online?!

We've all heard of the pitfalls of social media. However, can social media be leveraged to help nursing leaders engage staff? AN recently attended the 2017 Magnet Conference and were able to...

Quitting Your APRN Gig?

Well...the title says it all: when do you know its time to move on? There are lots of reasons but here are some of the more common ones: Poor hours Lots of call Low compensation Too much work...

Are LPNs the Answer to the RN Shortage in Some Locations?

Allnurses had the opportunity to talk with multiple healthcare systems throughout the US at a national conference. Many had the same issue: not enough RNs. Some had sign on bonuses - up to $10,000...

Addressing the Predicted Nursing Shortage

allnurses.com staffers were recently fortunate to interview Audrey Wirth, MSN, RN-BC, CVRN-BC adjunct clinical instructor at Aurora University's School of Nursing and Allied Health. She has published...

Eko Core Electronic Stethoscope

I'm currently an APRN in a large nephrology practice. I see anywhere from 20-70 patients per day for focused exams. About 50% of the time, I'm listening to lung/heart sounds. I also listen to...

Operating Room Nurses Day 2017

Here's a little info about OR Nurses Day: "The history of nursing dates back well over 2000 years. The Hippocratic Collection describes skilled care and observation of patients by "attendants" on...

Magnet 2017 - Bullying, Evidence Based Practice

We have all heard of the concept bullying. A sometimes over-used word but one that needs to be addressed. AllNurses staff recently attended the 2017 Magnet Conference in Houston. We were fortunate to...

2017 Magnet - Humor - When/How to Use?

Humor is an often-neglected emotion in nursing. We are all so very busy, rushing here and there and trying to get the impossible done in the shortest time possible. However, here is some comic relief...

How to Be Organized during Chaos

You work in the level one ED in a big city - its a fairly normal evening, the usual variety of patients, some that are truly emergency, others not so much and the majority somewhere in the middle....

So...You've Decided to Attend a Conference???

Making the Commitment We all know how quickly nursing changes. What was the up to date care five years ago or even one year ago is no longer considered evidence based practice! So, how to get up...


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