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What Can We Learn about the Recent Celebrity Suicides?

You only have to open a newspaper or click on a recent news article on the web to find that another celebrity or sports figure has committed suicide. From CBS news: "The deaths of designer Kate Spade...

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 patients with lung disease. Lung...

Cancer Treatment or Buy Groceries??

What do you think of this? "Urgent action must be taken to address the dramatic rise of cancer drug prices and to better align prices with value, according to a report released today by the...

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2018

From the King Center: The Meaning of The King Holiday BY CORETTA SCOTT KING The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to...

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...

When and Why Nurses Are Leaving the Workforce -2018 allnurses Salary Survey Results Part 3

allnurses recently examined the reasons why nurses leave the workforce. This was part of the 2018 Salary Survey. The number one reason is simply age. Of course, as we all age, we expect at some point...

Teaching - An Investment in Your Future

AN recently interviewed Audrey Wirth, MSN, RN-BC, CVRN-BC, who is an adjunct clinical instructor with Aurora University's School of Nursing and Allied Health about teaching clinicals and provided us...

Suicide Screening in the ED?

New research from the Emergency Nurses Association encourages more in-depth suicide screenings in the emergency department in an effort to better identify individuals at risk for suicide. The study,...

ENA Announces New President

Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN, Takes Office as Emergency Nurses Association PresidentWith a new year, comes new 2018 Board of Directors DES PLAINES, Ill. (January 2, 2018) - The...

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...


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