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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...

NTI - Post ICU Syndrome - First Hand Family Account

At AACN's National Teaching Institute recently, Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) was discussed. Here is a personal account of what PICS looks like: Carrie was an active 2 y/o, running, jumping,...

2017 Nursing Week Freebies and Special Offers

ANA has designated 2017 as the "Year of the Healthy Nurse." National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance...

Preparing for National Teaching Institute 2017

Critical care nursing changes fast! Keeping up with the ever increasing changes challenges all of us. Who has time on a busy shift to read a journal or listen to a podcast? So, why not get away from...

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...

Memorial Day - Time to Thank Those that Paid the Ultimate Price

As we enjoy our weekend, please take a minute to remember the "WHY" of Memorial Day. Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who died during the Civil War. After WWI, it was...

The Dreaded Group Project - How to Succeed?

...so first day of class, you are looking thru the syllabus at the assignments and see way down the line is the "deadline for the group assignment." What??!!! You don't like group assignments, you...

Emergency Nursing Conference 2017 St Louis, Missouri

Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 42,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops...


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