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  • 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.
  • Let Volunteers Answer The Call
    Irene Brennick
    How volunteers take pressure off of Nurses
  • Current and Future Educational Challenges for the Nurse Educator
    Skip Morelock PhD, RN, NEA-BC
    This article explores current trends in nursing education.
  • Multimodal Analgesia: Ways to Take Away the Pain
    Kimberly Heister
    This article addresses ways to use multimodal analgesia such as opioids, anti-inflammatories, regional anesthesia, etc to achieve greater pain control in patients.
  • Medical Equipment
    Stacey Kast Rn, Bsn, Cpan
    This article is about receiving a patient postop who required oxygen. The respiratory therapist had disconnected the oxygen and placed onto the beside portable O2 tank to administer a nebulizer treatment. After nebulizer treatment was completed the oxygen was not moved back to the wall and tank went empty. The patients oxygen dropped.
  • Characteristics of various Nursing Paradigms and nursing theories within the Totality and Simultaneity Paradigms
    Ahtisham Younas, BSN, MN (c) (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
    This paper is an attempt to explore the conceptual basis and characteristics of various paradigms in nursing. It will exemplify how nursing theories and models fit within a certain nursing paradigmatic classification. Therefore, this paper will also present an example of how various nursing theories fit within the totality and simultaneity paradigms.
  • Is Reform Needed in License Disciplinary Procedure?
    John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law
    Discussion of disciplinary proceedings in California and the need for changing harsh disciplinary standards.
  • Patients First
    Brianne Gallagher, RN, BSN, CCRN
    A brief article about a patient that inspired me.
  • The Importance of Educating in Real-Time
    Lauren Lebo BSN Student, Nyack College, NY ; Maureen Kroning RN EdD
    Working in the acute care hospital, provides many opportunities to learn. As healthcare workers, we must recognize and act quickly on any situation that puts a patient at risk. A recent situation occurred in the hospital that required both the need to act and to provide education in real-time.
  • Polypharmacy Mitigation: A Lifetime of Education.
    Rick Rickman, RN, BSN, Carlow University, Pittsburgh PA,
    An informational article on the issue of paolypharmacy and medication redundancy in todays healthcare and the use of education over the lifespan as a corrective measure.
  • Night Shift Nursing: A Policy Proposal
    Skip Morelock PhD, RN, NEA-BC
    Night shift nurses face many obstacles in achieving adequate work-life balance. Additionally, there are ramifications for night shift nurses in that health problems may appear after extended time working the night shift. This research puts forth some possibilities for changing this culture and making nursing and nursing care safer for patients and caregivers.
  • Building Trusting Work Relationships in Healthcare and Beyond
    Pablo Velez, PhD, RN, Sherry Nooravi PsyD.
    In an effort to help leaders in various types of healthcare organizations learn how to build trust and strong work relationships within their organizations, eight chief nursing officers (CNOs) from healthcare organizations throughout California were interviewed. All the CNOs were asked the same structured questions. A review and analysis of those interviews revealed the following five dimensions as key ingredients: authenticity, work ethics, communicating and sharing news, history and reputation, and creating a supportive and empowering environment. Our results include the definitions of trust by the eight CNOs, the Four R’s of building trustworthy relationships and an acronym of SHARE. We discuss what CNOs describe as “trust blockers,” actions a CNO can take that would break the employee’s trust. The results of this research can be used in a variety of ways including incorporating them into leadership development training aiming at strengthening their personal leadership styles and improving workplace environments by creating and role modeling a more open communication culture.
  • A Purpose
    Brianna Ensor
    In 1st grade I lost my best friend to Leukemia, which made me realize I wanted to be a nurse. I want to specialize in pediatric oncology because my cousin touched my life even at a young age.
  • Attitude Matters
    Kenechi Onwumelu BSN Student Nyack College, Nyack NY Maureen Kroning, RN EdD
    Even with a shared set of values and behaviors, we cannot underestimate the nurse’s attitude towards: others, their patients, their co-workers, and the organization they work for and towards the profession of nursing.
  • Health and Wellbeing: A Student Nurse's Perspective
    Jordan Louise Balfour
    This essay discusses health and well-being as multifaceted concepts and explores how my health and wellbeing has been affected since becoming a student nurse. This essay also discusses the importance of maintaining good health and wellbeing in relation to self-care and patient care.
  • Young and Healthy in the PACU
    Joanna Pompei Suhanovsky
    Some patients in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) are young and or very healthy. These qualities sometimes give the impression that there will not be complications from surgery or anesthesia. This is not always the case. These patients may be overlooked for experiencing complications because they are healthy. I have seen a number of patients who have no health problems experience side effects from anesthesia and surgery.
  • "Just a nurse"
    Erin Pettengill
    Being a nurse is sufficient...think outside of the box
  • Preparation of Faculty in the Era of Educational Technology
    Josephine Kamera, MSN, RN
    While online nursing education programs are on the increase, faculty is constantly challenged to teach effectively in online environment. Preparation of nursing faculty in educational technology provides avenues for successful online teaching.
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