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The Wrong Dose - A True Story of Medication Error
Safety
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The Wrong Dose - A True Story of Medication Error

Safety Nurse sat down with Margo, a fantastic oncology nurse, who talked about the night she gave a patient too much insulin, and he coded. He lived, and Margo is still at the same job. The hospital...

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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Monitor
First Year
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How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Monitor

I've been working on the cardiac ICU step-down for 8 weeks. It's my second day off of orientation and I'm beginning to realize just how much of the job my preceptor shielded me from. Its 8-something...

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Emergency Nurses Association 2018 Conference
Emergency
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Emergency Nurses Association 2018 Conference

The annual Emergency Nurses Association conference is dedicated to the emergency nursing profession and it will be held in the City of Bridges at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh,...

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This is Why I Love My Job
Nurses
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This is Why I Love My Job

Working with the developmentally disabled is hard work. It can be hard emotionally, physically, and verbally. It also can be very rewarding. Tears of joy make the hard work so worth it. I had been...

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Pearson Vue Trick "Facts"
NCLEX
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Pearson Vue Trick "Facts"

Hello everyone! After you test you should receive an email stating something along the lines of "Now that you've completed your NCLEX blah blah blah". It is at this point that you can try the PVT...

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A Pause at the Moment of Death: Your Thoughts
Nurses
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A Pause at the Moment of Death: Your Thoughts

The patient came in by ambulance after a motor vehicle accident. His body was intact because the impact had not been severe, but it appeared he had had a medical event that precipitated the crash and...

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The Bucking Bronco in Room 116
Safety
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The Bucking Bronco in Room 116

What happens when a patient's alcoholism is so out of control that phenobarbital and Ativan will not treat his symptoms? This is the story of one night in a cardiovascular stepdown unit and the...

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30 Safety Tips for the Home Care Nurse
Home Health
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30 Safety Tips for the Home Care Nurse

Home care nurses have a unique and rewarding job. You provide skilled care where the patient lives. You get to experience their everyday life and impact their overall health and well-being. But,...

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7 Social Media Posts That Will Destroy Your Nursing Career Before It Begins!
Students
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7 Social Media Posts That Will Destroy Your Nursing Career Before It Begins!

You just graduated Nursing School and you are wondering why you are not getting any call backs from the jobs you have applied for. When was the last time you checked the content within your social...

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Damaged Goods
Nurses
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Damaged Goods

So one year, I ruined Thanksgiving. Not on purpose. It's just that I worked Thanksgiving Eve, which means my work shift rolled into Thanksgiving day. And there we are at the end of our shift,...

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Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?
Safety
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Why Do We Continue to Harm Patients?

WAKING UP TO A NIGHTMARE Imagine waking up from surgery in a hospital bed - you can't move, you literally cannot speak, lift a finger or communicate that you are awake in any way. Over the next...

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You Don't Know Smut
Humor
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You Don't Know Smut

I turned around towards the backseat of my Volkswagen. "Now where is that stick?", I asked myself, hunting under raincoats, gym clothes, and my school bookbag. Having located my needed piece of...

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New to Night Shift - How will I survive??
Nurse Beth
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New to Night Shift - How will I survive??

Hello Nurse Beth, I will be starting my first nursing job out of nursing school in a few weeks. I will be working overnights and am just wondering if you can provide any advice for working...

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Alarm Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series
Nurses
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Alarm Fatigue: Patient Safety in Today's Healthcare Marketplace - A Four Part Series

One of the greatest challenges in today’s rapidly changing healthcare system is maintaining the highest standards for patient safety. In part two of this four part safety series, we talked about the...

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Obstetric Medical-Legal Conference - Boston, MA
Ob/Gyn
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Obstetric Medical-Legal Conference - Boston, MA

The Obstetric Medical-Legal Conference, presented by Boston University School of Medicine, is for OB Nurses, CNMs, WHNPs, OB Physicians, and fellow colleagues. Come join us as we explore an...

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Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 1
Nurses
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Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 1

I interviewed the 18 year-old daughter of one of my best friends. I have known Jane since she was 13. Jane started smoking marijuana in middle school and has experimented with many other...

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Hiring Competition - How to get a Head Start
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Hiring Competition - How to get a Head Start

Would you like to have an advantage going into applying for your first, or next job? Even though a nursing shortages exists, many positions still have competition for those positions. There is a...

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"Dancing Doc" Video....Just When You Think You've Seen It All...
Nurses
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"Dancing Doc" Video....Just When You Think You've Seen It All...

I am sure by now most of you have seen the "dancing doc" youtube video of a physician and her surgical staff dancing over an unconscious patient's exposed body....unfortunately there is more to the...

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HESI A2: Don't stress- tips from a recent test taker!
HESI
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HESI A2: Don't stress- tips from a recent test taker!

For months, I stalled before scheduling up my exam date. Since I graduated college 5 years ago, I was pretty concerned about being out of practice academically. I ate many "anxiety cookies" in the...

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Why I Want to be a Nurse
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Why I Want to be a Nurse

I was always interested in choosing the career of nursing due to the influence of my grandmother. Whenever I would visit her in Sweden, she would always have this nursing box of bandages, first aid...

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