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  • Preventative Community Health Improvement plan
    Wendy Blatchley RN
    Preventative community health improvement plan to reduce the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
  • What Are The Effects Of Floating to Nurses And Patient Care
    Marina E. Bitanga BSB, RN, CCRN
    This article will explore how floating affects nurses and what management can do to help nurses relieve the stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction of the nurses with the health care system.
  • Factors Influencing Nurse Medication Errors
    Skip Morelock PhD, RN, NEA-BC Clinical Professor of Nursing Collin College
    This article explores the medication errors and the phenomena of nurse distractions. Nurses are intimately involved in the medication administration process. Even though the parameters of selection, dosing, compounding, and dispensing medication remain under the purview of other allied health professionals, the nurse represents the last safety checkpoint between the medication and the patient and efforts should be directed toward removing obstacles which are negatively impacting this process. It has long been suspected that nursing distractions whether by patient, family, coworkers or others, are facilitating the occurrence of errors in the hospital setting. There are practices which are discussed which may ameliorate this threat to some extent if employed consistently and judiciously.
  • The Virtual Professor
    Josephine Kamera, MSN, RN
    Today many colleges are increasingly using online approach to provide effective and easily accessible education to attract students from wide geographic areas and increase enrollment. The virtual professor is constantly required to monitor and supervise students who are not visible in a virtual learning community.
  • Regional anesthesia; A quick introduction
    Kelli Warns RN BSN
    This article offers a small introduction and overview regarding regional anesthesia. You have nerves that run all through your body. Nerves provide a pathway for impulses to communicate between the brain and other parts of your body. Not only do your nerves tell your muscles to move, they tell your brain when something is painful.
  • Everything you need to know about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    American Center for Biological Medicine
    This article is about everything you need to know about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. What is CFS, what are its causes, the symptoms and the remedies?
  • Managing the Inevitability of Change
    Sarah Mensa-Kwao Cook, RN, BSN
    Change is inevitable. Whether we are changing our minds, our clothes, or a channel on television, we know change happens… and we are fine with it, when we are the ones enacting it. However, what about when change happens to us? This article explores the effects of a hospital’s unit closing on staff – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and seeks to identify ways to mitigate the bad and ugly emotional responses, and hopefully explore means of increasing the good (by both hospital management practice, and individual mindset). A unit in one of south Florida leading hospital serves as a case study as we delve into this topic.
  • Treatment of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    Heather Miller, RN Gina Noggle, RN
    Overview and treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Disease Preveniton and Health Promotion Screening: Breast Cancer
    Maria C. Hatter, RN, BSN Hye Jeong Robbibaro, RN, BSN
    Current risk factors for breast cancer, screening recommendations, and latest diagnostic assessments.
  • A Review of the Treatment for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
    Brianne Gallagher, RN, BSN, CCRN Jayda Haag, RN, BSN
    Common treatments reviewed for the treatment of postoperative nausea and vomiting, mostly in the PACU phase of care.
  • The Calling - A Poem
    Deborah Kelley
    Poem about nursing
    Tags: nursing, poem
  • The power of saying "Thank You"
    Dr. Chinazo Echezona-Johsnon
    The power of saying "Thank You." in Nursing
  • Patient’s Wishes and Dying with Dignity
    Kalyn Woodington RN
    After the palliative care made rounds on the afternoon shift, they were able to get a hold of Mr. D’s only relative: a niece who was not close with him but apparently had called the ambulance for him to come to the hospital.
  • RN's informed about skills of Occupational Therapist & Physical Therapists
    Joan M Fenske RN,MS,PhD.
    Registered Nurses do not differentiate between the applied skills of the Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist, nor do Registered Nurses realize it is the Occupational Therapist who is responsible for prescribing patients with developmental disabilities the type and configuration of an appropriate wheelchair.
  • My Professional Path as a Nurse
    Ruby Z. Chu, RN, MSN/ED, CCRN
    When I was a little girl, I’ve always been fascinated to see nurses in white uniform. I have this inner desire that nursing is something that I really wanted to do. Eventually, I enrolled in the nursing program and finished my degree. I started working in medical area and I learned that to be a nurse you have to be caring, patient, integrity, intelligent, have a compassionate and listening ear, and always seek knowledge for advancement.
  • New Innovation for Chronic Kidney Disease
    John Cope, RN Simmons College
    This body of work looks at new and innovative treatments that are being researched and developed for the treatment of chronic kidney disease.
  • A Shout Out to New Grads: Smoking Cessation Education Today and Everyday
    Are there any good things about tobacco use? Is there even one good thing about tobacco use? Everyone knows tobacco use of all kinds is deadly. , by Nancy J Smith MSN RN at the University of Hartford
    All nurses, especially new grads, must bring tobacco cessation education into daily pratice
    Tags: tobacco
  • Post-Fall Care Nursing Algorithm
    Keisha Lovence DNP, MSN, ACNP-BC, RN
    Post-Fall care practices are an integral aspect to patient care. As we care for older adults it is important to consider post-fall care practices.
  • Improving the clinical experience of working with undergraduate nursing students; a team approach.
    Randi Flexner, DNP, APN, FNP-BC,RN
    This article emphasizes the value of working together in training the future nurses, and suggests strategies and tools to assist in the process. Bringing quality and safety to nursing education in the classroom and clinical is of high importance. Staff nurses play a key role in the clinical preparation and success of the student nurse. Faculty, preceptors, students and the system at large can be more successful if working together to reach the learning objectives and goals. Designated educational units (DEU) are an example of improved clinical teaching/learning environments, but every clinical unit can participate and practice quality regardless to the formal structure and protocal of an established DEU. Understanding that the staff nurse plays a significant role in mentoring the future nurse generation is a reason enough to see working with students is a necessity rather than a burden.
  • Recovering from Tragedy and Surgery
    Catherine Stevens RN, BSN
    A story of a patient recovering from surgery and a tragic event.
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