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    Have you had your Colonoscopy?  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    Have you had your Colonoscopy? March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    As nurses, we understand the importance of health screenings. We check our eyes, do blood work, and get pap smears, but over the years we have added colonoscopy to the list. Getting a colonoscopy ca…

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    Nurses
    Over 70% of Nurse Staff Turnover is Due to Bad Leadership

    Over 70% of Nurse Staff Turnover is Due to Bad Leadership

    We all have had bad managers and good managers, but there is a phenomena regarding the bad ones. How do they get into management? How are they able to keep their jobs? Is it because upper management…

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    Nurses
    Raising Awareness - November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!

    Raising Awareness - November is Gastric Cancer Awareness Month!

    With November being noticed for not shaving, diabetes and lung cancer month, it is also Stomach Cancer Awareness Month. In America, we don’t hear a whole lot about stomach cancer, but since 2010, the …

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    Nurses
    November is For the Sweet! Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is For the Sweet! Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is for the sweet people. Some have type 1, others type 2, and still others are gestational, but all are recognized this month. Some of the things the American Diabetes Association is champion…

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    Nurses
    October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day

    October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day

    No matter what type of nursing you do, or what position you fill, handwashing and infection control are very important. October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day. So wash your hands and read on to fi…

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    Nurses
    Mental Illness Awareness Week  October 7-13, 2018

    Mental Illness Awareness Week October 7-13, 2018

    Everyone knows someone who suffers from mental illness. Unfortunately, it is often hushed and put aside instead of confronted so that people feel comfortable asking for help. Resources may not be read…

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    Nurses
    Celebrate Our LPN/LVNs October 7-13, 2018

    Celebrate Our LPN/LVNs October 7-13, 2018

    October 7 - 13 is LPN/LVN week and we are here to celebrate you and the essential role you play in our healthcare system.

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    National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC)

    National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC)

    Earn up to 48 contact hours at the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC) 2018. If you are a Nurse Practitioner who rounds in a hospital, works in the emergency room, or see …

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    Nurses
    One Stop Shopping: The Trend of Retail Healthcare

    One Stop Shopping: The Trend of Retail Healthcare

    It’s no secret that healthcare continues to change and evolve. Most of the changes are great, but even with improvements, there are things that go to the wayside. As consumers, we demand service that …

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    Nurses
    Has Medication Advertising Affected Drug Intake?

    Has Medication Advertising Affected Drug Intake?

    Have you noticed the increase in commercials about medications? Some commercials seem vague and others give so much information that one tends to tune it out. There are mixed opinions among the medica…

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    Nurses
    The Public is Responsible!: An Era Gone By

    The Public is Responsible!: An Era Gone By

    If you go to a restaurant and the bathrooms are filthy, do you want to return to that restaurant? Probably not. I know I get nauseated and that establishment is crossed of my list. As nurses, we know …

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    Nurses
    Investigating  Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

    Investigating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

    Not too long ago, I took care of an 18 year old young man. He was admitted under a diagnosis that I had never seen before, “Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome”. I was fascinated and wanted to learn more…

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    Nurses
    Deadly Water: An Era Gone By

    Deadly Water: An Era Gone By

    We take for granted the access to clean water for bathing and drinking. Not too long ago, clean water was only obtained if it was boiled, or if distilled was available. In the early 1900s, public educ…

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    Nurses
    New Research - New Recommendations for Blood Pressure

    New Research - New Recommendations for Blood Pressure

    Over the years, our medical guidelines often change as new research emerges, giving doctors updated information. In the Fall of 2017, new research was published regarding blood pressure. We will go ov…

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