RN Journal of Nursing

No, Ms. Ray, I am not lucky to have a job!

No, Ms. Ray, I am not lucky to have a job!

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Response to HR telling nurses they are lucky they have a job after cutting pay and benefits.

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A Lesson Learned 

A Lesson Learned 

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I wanted to say something brilliant. I wanted to make it better. I had nothing to say. Instead, I put my arms around this tiny woman and I held her close. Her head rested on my shoulder as she sobbed for her losses. In that moment in time, there were no call lights, no medications, and no other important matters. There was no longer any urgency as I held this woman.

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Evaluation of Impairment from the Kidneys: Background of Assessment for the Registered Nurse and the Clinical Practitioner 

Evaluation of Impairment from the Kidneys: Background of Assessment for the Registered Nurse and the Clinical Practitioner 

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The evaluation of impairment from the kidneys, as with the findings of proteinuria or an increased serum creatinine concentration, may be your first premises in the investigation pending diagnose. In addition, rushing to a conclusion can present as a variety of clinical syndromes. In other instances, the presentation may reflect the impact of impaired renal function on other organ systems, such as edema or shortness of breath resulting from renal salt retention.

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Conflict Resolution 

Conflict Resolution 

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Conflict Resolution Tools For Nursing in the RN Journal

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UN Noticed 

UN Noticed 

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It takes more than the knowledge of degrees can provide. It takes the UN noticed hero, our nursing assistant.

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Detour Off The Sepsis Road: Early Recognition is Key

Detour Off The Sepsis Road: Early Recognition is Key

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At present, the US reports approximately 750,000 cases of sepsis a year and estimates 1 million cases by 2020 With a mortality rate of 30%, an estimated 250,000 annual deaths, and hospital costs exceeding $16 billion, sepsis has become a burden. It is imperative to increase the awareness and early recognition of sepsis.

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Help Me Get Better 

Help Me Get Better 

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A Registered Nurse reflects on her experiences as an RN professional!

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