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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...

National Nephrology Nurses Week 2017

What do nephrology nurses do? Well, like all nurses, the jobs are varied. Here are some of the more usual ones: Office nurse in a nephrology practice. From Renal and Urology News: "Today, of more...

Opioid Epidemic - EDs Fight Back!

This is a topic that has gotten a lot of press lately. We have all seen/heard about the opioid epidemic that is occurring in the US. I was very fortunate recently to discuss this issue with...

Integrated Monitoring Module for L&D

We all know how difficult and chaotic it can sometimes get in L&D. To help you provide quality service and care in these situations, GE has developed and expanded on their software modules. The...

NTI - CPR Throwdown

AllNurses staff recently attended NTI 2017 in Houston, Texas. So many interesting exhibits and classes. We all know that CPR is the basis for a successful resuscitation. In fact, it is the first...

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...

National Sepsis Month

The Need for Speed for Sepsis Care - Technology's Benefit for Nurses The impact sepsis has on U.S. healthcare can't be denied. As the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals and the nation's...

ANA - Healthy Nurses, Healthy Nation

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is sponsoring the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge for nurses. As nurses, we are role models and influencers in many different areas. Our well-being...

Human Trafficking Recognition in the ED

Human trafficking is defined as, "the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by threat or use of force, for induced commercial sex acts, and sexual servitude." This definition comes...


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