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BCEN National Awards Recognize Emergency Nursing Board Certification Excellence And Advocacy

BCEN National Awards Recognize Emergency Nursing Board Certification Excellence And Advocacy

National winners of Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) awards were announced and presented on October 2, 2019, at the Emergency Nursing 2019 conference in Austin. These awards reco…

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What's Happening at the VA Hospitals?

What's Happening at the VA Hospitals?

A VA hospital in West Virginia is investigating some suspicious deaths.

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Forced Organ Donations from Living Donors???!!!!

Forced Organ Donations from Living Donors???!!!!

There is an acute shortage of organs for transplant in the US. However, in China they do not have shortages. Why not?

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Webcams in Nursing Homes?

Webcams in Nursing Homes?

As our population ages, our older and frailer population increases too. What's a family to do to ensure their family members are cared for in a compassionate and caring manner?

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6,500 Nurses to Go Out on Strike 09/20/19 in Four States

6,500 Nurses to Go Out on Strike 09/20/19 in Four States

Nurses across the country have been demanding safer working conditions and better nurse-patient ratios. Today thousands of nurses are putting actions to their demands by walking out of their hospital…

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Nurses Furious As Dentist to Lead Nursing Research Institute

Nurses Furious As Dentist to Lead Nursing Research Institute

The National Institute of Health has appointed a dentist and biologist to head up the largest U.S. nursing research institute.  Nurses are furious over the message being sent and the impact on our alr…

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It’s That Time of Year Again: Preparing for Influenza Season 2019-2020

It’s That Time of Year Again: Preparing for Influenza Season 2019-2020

The CDC has issued their latest data about the flu vaccine. As the country gets ready to prepare, how are you feeling about being told you have to get a flu shot by your employer? Read the article, ta…

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Thinking Outside the Box: Exploring Diabetes Management Strategies

Thinking Outside the Box: Exploring Diabetes Management Strategies

Many people turn to apps and other tech solutions for just about everything these days. Could we be missing out on disease management and self-care behaviors if we don't use things like text or voice …

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5th e-Cigarette Death Reported As Illnesses Double

5th e-Cigarette Death Reported As Illnesses Double

Five deaths from a severe lung illness have now been linked to e-cigarettes. Since an article on the first death was published on Allnurses.com, the number of mystery lung illnesses connected to e-cig…

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From Nephrology Patient to Nephrology RN

From Nephrology Patient to Nephrology RN

National Nephrology Nurses Week is coming up soon. allnurses.com was fortunate to interview a nephrology nurse who truly understands what it is like to be a dialysis patient.

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When Police and Nurses Disagree Over Blood Draw Consent - Know What to Do

When Police and Nurses Disagree Over Blood Draw Consent - Know What to Do

What happens when the police, nurses, hospitals, and state nurses associations disagree on consent to draw blood from a DWI suspect without a warrant? What policy should the nurse follow?

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Nurses
Security Won’t Stop The Violence

Security Won’t Stop The Violence

Workplace violence in hospitals is unfortunately increasing in frequency. What can be done to stop this? Security is vital to the day-to-day operations of hospitals. There is no doubt they do keep u…

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Nurses Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

Nurses Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

Three nurses have been charged with manslaughter and tampering with evidence in the deaths of 12 nursing home residents. The charges come after a 2 year criminal investigation and more arrests are ex…

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CBD Oil for Older Adults, What is Known and Unknown

CBD Oil for Older Adults, What is Known and Unknown

The health benefits associated with CBD products is a hot topic. With heavy marketing, CBD availability is increasing in rural and small American towns. Enthusiastic testimonials from product users …

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The Importance of a Title: Anesthesiologist vs. Nurse Anesthetist

The Importance of a Title: Anesthesiologist vs. Nurse Anesthetist

When you think of the terms anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist, do you view them as the same or different? One APN argues that they are the same and he should be able to use either one to describe…

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Put Your N-95 Respirators Away: TB Exposure is on the Decline

Put Your N-95 Respirators Away: TB Exposure is on the Decline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association have announced that TB is on the decline. Learn a few of the updated recommendations and how to kee…

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