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    Sue's Blog
    lkv214
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Hi Susan, Thank you for the wonderful and inspirational post in the blog. I have a question regarding the NCLEX exam. I am planning to take my exam again coming month hopefully. My question is, the first time when I took NCLEX RN I got below passing standard in two topics. Rest I was good. Since I was above passing standard in all the other topics, should I expect more difficult questions next time in the one which I passed? I am quite sure that I won't be getting the same questions any how. It would be a great help if u can write regarding this or regarding the strategies the repeat test…
  • NCLEX-style questions

    Sue's Blog
    Marise, NCSBN
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    Do you tend to over-think NCLEX-style questions?  Read Sue's blog for some tips!
  • Kissing Nursing Job Frogs

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    Keith Carlson
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Does searching for a nursing job sometimes feel like dating? Is it like kissing far too many frogs in order to find your prince or princess? Is wasting your time on all of those frogs getting you down?If you're looking for a job, it can be a lot like kissing far too many frogs. You send in a resume, fill out an online application, wait for a call to be interviewed, and when you're finally sitting across from your interviewer, you realize that you wouldn't work at that place for all the money in the world. So, you say thank you, shake hands, walk to your car, sigh deeply, and you're back to…
  • Misdemeaner misunderstanding, what happens to my nursing license

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    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    OK where to begin, I’m an rn in a level 1 hospital. In a compact state , ne. I did not steal the med morphine or tordal but I did leave the property with it and realized and was gonna return it, we got pulled over for speeding and the cop had to call work I got fired for theft, the medications were identified by me on the spot and they were both still capped and the medication still in the vials, but with that traffic stop they searched my car well guess what I had in my car, crystal substance and methodone tablet, right now they are charging me with two felonies, no the drugs were not…
  • A nurse’s bucket list: 10 things you need to do before summer ends

    Scrubs - The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles » Scrubs – The lifestyle magazine for nurses
    Scrubs Editor
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Shutterstock | Ditty_about_summer Summer is on its way out, and that’s a veritable bummer. But you know what’s not?Having an excuse to absolutely tear through your (potentially) untouched summer-season bucket list. And if you don’t already have such a list? Don’t panic. We have some ideas.   1. Treat yourself to a digital detox. If there’s one thing a nurse needs, it’s a day off from, well, the world. Take your work-free day to the next level by making it equally tech-free (seriously—go cold turkey) so you can enjoy all of your favorite…
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    Correctional Nurse . Net

  • A Pre-Flight Checklist Before Rolling Out of the Med Room

    Lorry Schoenly
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    Medication administration is a common and frequent nursing task in most settings. There are plenty of opportunities to get things wrong….even when surrounded by fantastic resources like an onsite pharmacy and electronic information sources. Correctional nurses don’t often have these advantages, though, and medication administration can take on some interesting configurations. I’ve been in quite […]
  • July 2015 Correctional Health Care News Round Up (Podcast Episode 103)

    Lorry Schoenly
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Gail Normandin-Carpio and Denise Rahaman join Lorry to talk about top correctional health care news items for July, 2015. Callous and Cruel: Use of Force against Inmates with Mental Disabilities in US Jails and Prisons Our first story is a report out of Human Rights Watch about the use of force against inmates with mental disabilities […]
  • Scope and Standards: Five Tenets of Correctional Nursing

    Lorry Schoenly
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:22 pm
    This post is part of an ongoing series discussing key components of the Correctional Nursing Scope and Standard of Practice, 2nd Ed. Review prior posts in this series here. Purchase your own copy of this highly recommended book through Amazon. Correctional nurses practice in a unique setting with a unique patient population, however, the way we practice is based on […]
  • Helping Pregnant Inmates: The Minnesota Prison Doula Project (Podcast Episode 102)

    Lorry Schoenly
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Erica Gerrity, Director and Founder of the Minnesota Prison Doula Project and Raelene Baker, a Certified Birth Doula and their Project Coordinator join Lorry to talk about the Minnesota Prison Doula Project, a prison‐based pregnancy, birth, and parenting program. They currently have 8 doulas in 3 facilities. Read more about their program on their blog. […]
  • Keep Your Cool: Heat Injury Alert

    Lorry Schoenly
    14 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    It’s that time of year again-Summertime. Time to be hot and bothered at work if you are one of many correctional nurses working in a setting that lacks air conditioning. Jails and prisons were not built for comfort and many older ones are without air conditioning or even good ventilation. Heat injuries such as heat […]
 
 
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  • TCC Hopes to Offer Bachelor's in Nursing Degree By Early 2016

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:48 pm
    The State Board of Education approved TCC's plans of adding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program Wednesday. TCC initially approved the program in October of 2013 but the Florida legislature imposed a moratorium on new bachelor's degree programs in may of 2014.
  • Central Arkansas veteran hospitals decrease some wait times

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:34 pm
    The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has hired more staff, streamlined services and decreased wait times for several types of medical appointments by as much as 12 days on average. System officials held a media round table Thursday with representatives of the Little Rock Veterans Affairs Regional Office to discuss how both agencies are working to improve access to health care and benefits for the region's veterans.
  • A Disturbing Pattern

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    A bout 50 nurses attended a press conference in West Pasadena on Monday to support two nurses who believe they were fired from Huntington Hospital for speaking out against alleged intimidation faced by registered nurses seeking to unionize. Almada was fired shortly after speaking at a community meeting in July and going on the record in a Pasadena Weekly article about harassment and intimidation tactics suffered by pro-union nurses that appeared in print on July 30. Almada said hospital officials told her that she shared a username and password to a computer program with Lin without…
  • NH doctors, nurses to be trained in stopping overprescribing

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    Gov. Maggie Hassan has announced a series of regional education conferences to train doctors, nurses and pharmacists in stopping drug addiction and abuse, including best practices for preventing overprescribing opioids. The conferences are the result of a partnership including Catholic Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine and the New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program.
  • Great Western Hospital caught in A 18.6m cash trap

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:13 am
    With demand for services constantly rising, the amount of money coming into the hospital is vastly outstripped by the amount leaving. At the end of the last financial year in March, the GWH Trust had a deficit of A 8.6m, despite predicting a surplus.
 
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    Digital Doorway

  • A Shot of Nursing Self-Esteem

    Keith Carlson
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    Do you hold yourself and your nursing skills in high esteem? Do you internalize and embody your value as a nurse? If not, it's high time that you did.Most of us have voices in our heads that attempt to derail our self esteem or throw us off our game. Those voices may harken back to a parent, grandparent, teacher, or other individual who devalued us or threw a wrench into our self-worth.As nurses, there are plenty of signs that we're valued by society, the Gallup poll being one such measure of how the public trusts and honors us. However, nurses are also demeaned in media, treated as sex…
  • Kissing Nursing Job Frogs

    Keith Carlson
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Does searching for a nursing job sometimes feel like dating? Is it like kissing far too many frogs in order to find your prince or princess? Is wasting your time on all of those frogs getting you down?If you're looking for a job, it can be a lot like kissing far too many frogs. You send in a resume, fill out an online application, wait for a call to be interviewed, and when you're finally sitting across from your interviewer, you realize that you wouldn't work at that place for all the money in the world. So, you say thank you, shake hands, walk to your car, sigh deeply, and you're back to…
  • Nurse on Overdrive

    Keith Carlson
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Have you ever felt like you're a nurse on overdrive? Whether it's your professional life, your personal life, or a combination of the two, a nurse's life can sometimes feel out of control. Just the other day, I looked at the calendar, and lo and behold, it was August already! This realization also led me to realize that I had failed to post on Digital Doorway at any time during the month of July, and my nurse blogger's guilt kicked in. After ten years, missing a month felt like a failure.Not to make excuses, but my wife, Mary, and I received notice from our landlord in early July that…
  • Nurse Be Nimble, Nurse Be Quick

    Keith Carlson
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    In a recent post, I wrote about being ready to pivot in your nursing career. That readiness to pivot and change emerges from a nimbleness of mind and a willingness to read the tea leaves of your career. Are you nimble?Being nimble in terms of your career means that you're willing to think beyond what's right in front of you. It also means doing the work of preparing and paving the groundwork for something that you want. And if you don't know what you want, you're at least asking the right questions. Many nurses appear to settle into an area of nursing, rest on their laurels, and think less of…
  • Are You Ready to Pivot in Your Nursing Career?

    Keith Carlson
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    The notion of "pivoting" appears to be a buzzword in some business and entrepreneurial circles these days. Even though I tend to shy away from such ubiquitous viral terms and phrases, this one can indeed fit the bill for nurses and healthcare professionals who want to remain relevant in a constantly shifting marketplace and industry. We're not just in it for the money, but earning a living is important, and knowing how to stay in the game is a crucial aspect of being a 21st-century professional. Remaining MarketableSo, if you're a nurse and you want to remain savvy, marketable, and up-to-date…
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  • 3 ways blogging helps my sanity as a nurse

    Kati Kleber BSN, RN
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Shutterstock | Pressmaster I started blogging in August of 2013. At the same time, I started a nursing Twitter handle and Tumblr account. I did this because I loved talking “nurse,” but my family and friends who didn’t speak “nurse” were understandably getting pretty tired of me. I wanted to talk “nurse” with other nurses who loved it as much as I do. Here’s how I got started blogging…and why I keep it up today. My interest in blogging was piqued when I found the nursing Tumblr account #WHATSHOULDWECALLNURSING and promptly read the entire thing in two hours, laughing so hard…
  • How to create a complete nurse’s survival guide for your break room

    Scrubs Editor
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    Shutterstock | Tramvaen There’s nothing we love to see more than nurses helping nurses. Why? Because nurses have unique needs, situations and challenges, and few are better equipped to help a nurse in a pinch, then, well—another nurse. And since we can’t be on the ground with all of you lovely people, we thought we might recommend a small, highly localized project that every unit can benefit from: the Break Room Survival Guide. Now, this doesn’t have to be anything fancy or time-consuming—just a three-ring binder full of helpful, hospital-specific information that…
  • A day in the life of a nursing student

    Kati Kleber BSN, RN
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Being a nursing student is quite an experience that only current and former nurslings understand. Here’s a look into one painfully tiring, yet completely routine, day. Run to class because I woke up 48 seconds ago.   First thing the professor says is they’re collecting an assignment that was due today, not mentioned once for the last seven weeks, that was one sentence of the syllabus.   Me when the professor begins to read 312 PowerPoint slides word for word.   The professor finally passes back the 25-question test we took two weeks ago over 450 pages of material that I…
  • A nurse’s bucket list: 10 things you need to do before summer ends

    Scrubs Editor
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Shutterstock | Ditty_about_summer Summer is on its way out, and that’s a veritable bummer. But you know what’s not?Having an excuse to absolutely tear through your (potentially) untouched summer-season bucket list. And if you don’t already have such a list? Don’t panic. We have some ideas.   1. Treat yourself to a digital detox. If there’s one thing a nurse needs, it’s a day off from, well, the world. Take your work-free day to the next level by making it equally tech-free (seriously—go cold turkey) so you can enjoy all of your favorite…
  • What I really do…

    Scrubs
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    A slideshow of what nurses REALLY do.
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  • Things Mongo will eat.

    Jo
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This is Mongo.Mongo will eat many things, mostly things that you will also eat. Here is a partial list, to date, of Things Mongo Will Eat.1. Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries.2. Nectarines, peaches, grapefruit, oranges, and bananas.3. Mango.4. Broccoli, cauliflower, potato (raw or cooked), bean sprouts.5. Watermelon.6. Candy. Mongo loves candy.7. Corrugated cardboard, with or without glue on it.8. Raw turnips.9. Radishes.10. Avocado, but only once and by mistake.11. Beans of any sort, but not too many.12. Carrots, zucchini, cucumber, cornichon pickles, sweet peppers, onion (again, only…
  • Tips for Jenna, my pal with the CANSUH

    Jo
    6 Aug 2015 | 5:27 pm
    If you've read me for any length of time, you'll know that CANSUH is much different from cancer.Cancer eats at your soul. It makes you sleep badly at night. You worry about it recurring.CANSUH allows you to laugh at your disease. It narrates everything in a William Shatner voice. It lives in its parents' basement.Cancer has horrible treatments, burning and cutting. CANSUH acknowledges that, and further, it gives you permission to bitch about the process.Cancer demands that you be noble. CANSUH allows you to say "FUCK."So, for Jenna with the crappy-ass, un-identifiable tumor, I offer the…
  • So I have this patient.

    Jo
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:08 pm
    She's young. Way younger than me, like thirty.And she's got two kids. One about to start preschool, one just born.And the other day, her arm quit working. And it hurt a lot. Enough that she thought it would be a good idea to go to the ED.Where they found a tumor.On her spine. Actually, three.And one on her pelvic crest, and then another, right next to it. So, two more. That makes five.And then they did another scan and found that her belly is full of tumor.After three biopsies, all of which have been sent to places like MD Anderson and Harvard and Brigham and Women's and Johns Hopkins, nobody…
  • How To Put On Makeup For Work

    Jo
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Ignore this post if you're a boy. Unless you're a boy who wears makeup on the reg, in which case, skip directly to the Willam Belli tutorials below.Makeup is an important tool in the nurse's super-nurse toolbelt. No kidding. Depending on the day you think you'll have, makeup can make the difference between going in fully-armored and going in like a freshly-hatched chick at a red-tailed hawk convention.I live in Texas. Even though I work in the Only Liberal Enclave in Texas, I wear a full face of slap every. Damn. Day That I Work. It's armor, it's been weaponized, it's indispensable. It…
  • If I see one more preachy Facebook post about air conditioning. . . .

    Jo
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    Look: I know air conditioning costs money. I know it's bad for the environment, it makes people fat, it destroys the great plan that the universe has for us, and that it's one small step from central a/c to us telling our children and our children's children what it was like in America when men were free.But I live in Texas. Central fucking Texas, where even the Native Americans didn't hang out in the summer, unless they could do so while standing up to their necks in spring-fed rivers.So when I get tagged by well-meaning friends who live in Michigan and Wisconsin and Maine, where sure it…
 
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  • New Themes: Colinear and Franklin

    Ernesto Méndez
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    On this Theme Thursday, we have two new free themes for you: Colinear and Franklin. Colinear Colinear — our update to the older Coraline — is a squeaky-clean theme featuring a custom menu, header, background, and layout. Colinear supports featured images and six widget areas — up to three in the sidebar and three in the footer. Primarily designed for magazine-style sites, Colinear is a flexible theme that also suits any personal blog or content-rich site. Check out Colinear on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site. Franklin Franklin is a lightweight blogging theme,…
  • Introducing: Our New Action Bar

    Andy Peatling
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    We strive to make all aspects of using WordPress.com streamlined and intuitive, from following a great new blog to editing a post on the go. Today, we’re happy to present the new action bar, which allows you to do all this (and more) no matter what device you’re on. Following and more When you visit a site you’re not yet following, look to the bottom-right corner of the screen and you’ll see this: Clicking on Follow will make it so new posts from that site will appear in the WordPress.com Reader. Becoming a new follower has never been easier, whether you or your…
  • Get Up to Speed at learn.wordpress.com

    Krista
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you just started a spandy new WordPress blog or site and want to work on setup and configuration in your spare time, we’ve recently refreshed a resource that might be just the thing for you: learn.wordpress.com. Have you just created a blog or website to: Showcase a personal project? Maybe you’re working on a photo-a-day project, some short stories, poetry, or a memoir? Highlight your business’ offerings and attract new customers? Promote an organization and want to know how to get connected to potential supporters on social media? No matter the reason you created that…
  • Next Stop for Accelerate.LGBT: Dublin, Ireland

    Anne McCarthy
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is committed to diversity: providing a platform for everyone to publish on the web and building a diverse, distributed workforce around the world. A collaborative effort between Accelerate with Google and Automattic, the Accelerate.LGBT conference series is designed to help diverse businesses and nonprofits optimize their web presence, empowering professionals through focused workshops and hands-on, one-on-one support from Automattic and Google employees. We held our first event in San Francisco this past April, which was a great success.
  • What a difference a header makes!

    Michelle W.
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Our websites are our online homes. It makes sense that we want to give them personality and warmth, just like we do with our physical homes. One of the simplest updates with the biggest impact is a custom header, a completely free feature that’s available to the majority of themes on WordPress.com. A header instantly sets your blog apart — and with free online photo and graphic editing tools, a custom look is accessible to any blogger, no graphic design experience needed. Take a look at the world of possibilities with these ten blogs: Text, taken up a notch A custom header…
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  • Dear Manglement

    RehabNurse
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    Yes, it is rough when no one wants to do your job. With guaranteed bonuses taken away because your performance sucked last year, yes, I really do feel for you.It's terrible to come into work and be coddled with free snacks, coffee, etc., and your own reserved parking space at our multiple locations. I'm not really surprised with your recent actions of not notifying the campus here at Madison regarding security events, since you have a stellar track record to uphold.Even though, RPIA, our former chief nurse, (and the rest of you who are still left) knew we were under a bomb threat at our…
  • Dear Social Media Darling

    RehabNurse
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Dear SMD:It's nice of you to come back to the Hotel after your last momentous visit when you yelled, threw punches and screamed at a large contingent of staff.  It really is hard to expect a Hotel, because after all, we are really a hospital.Posting your latest set of grievances on social media won't help.We will be professional and do our jobs, but if you're looking for warm and fuzzy, there are plenty of pets available down the street at the local animal shelter.Here's hoping this visit is more pleasant than everyone is expecting.Yours professionally,RehabRN
  • Chicken, little, and Chicken Little

    RehabNurse
    23 Aug 2015 | 3:49 pm
    It seems like chicken (or various fowl) are a big part of the menu for Bubba. He's working on getting stronger and has been reading nutrition sites about eating properly and the importance of proteins, such as chicken.And when I was minding my own business watching a retro TV show, the Streets of San Francisco, I saw a Chicken Little-esque commercial.Life really was so much simpler then.
  • Sadness

    RehabNurse
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Back to school is full of newness and possibilities. Lots of kids with new clothes, school supplies, and meeting new friends.The school year shouldn't have kids getting shot. Kids trying to do better than their best while doing their homework.It's just not right. We must stop killing each other.More later...
  • The best things in life

    RehabNurse
    15 Aug 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Some are free, some not so much.It's been a fun week. Bubba started seventh grade. He's happy enough, but wishes more of his friends were in his classes (only half of the classes contain at least one friend, which according to Bubba will make them "very boring.").The school district here in RehabLand is having budget cuts this year. I always know which teachers talk about them (the ones most affected). It's very interesting. There won't be any intramural sports this year, so we have to find Bubba a boys' volleyball league he can play in. He is set on trying out for v-ball in high school, so…
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  • Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nurses choose and book their own hotel?

    David Morrison R.N.
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: Do Travel Nurses choose and book their own hotel? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, Do Travel Nurses choose and book their own hotel? Thanks! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: From the wording of your question, I’m not sure if you are speaking of a travel assignment, strike work, or are perhaps just beginning to research Travel Nursing and learning how exactly it works. For many assignments, your travel company offers to find you accommodations for the duration of your contract. This is usually either a one bedroom apartment or an extended stay hotel. For my…
  • How to Become a Travel Nurse

    Sarah Wengert
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:48 pm
    You’ll be on your way in no time, with these tips on how to become a Travel Nurse! There are sooo many reasons to get hooked on Travel Nursing. It’s an amazing opportunity for hard-working nurses to enjoy the many adventures and perks that come along with a career in this very exciting and in-demand industry — for example, traveling to wonderful new places (or returning to long-cherished ones!), avoiding hospital politics, building skills and enhancing your resume, getting great benefits and pay, and more! But, say you’re a student or otherwise starting from square one, how can…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: Where can I find a print copy of Travel Nurse’s Bible?

    David Morrison R.N.
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: Where can I find a print copy of Travel Nurse’s Bible? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, I really want to check out your book. Where can I find a print copy of Travel Nurse’s Bible? Thank you! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Unless you want to pay some insane price that people on Amazon are charging, the only current way to get the book is via Kindle version on Amazon. I do apologize. Sending out print copies just got to be too tedious as the closest post office to my home was at least a half hour round trip. Add to that the cost of printing, postage, and gas (back…
  • Meet New People as a Travel Nurse

    Sarah Wengert
    10 Aug 2015 | 8:22 am
    Making new friends is another great perk of Travel Nursing! Back in elementary school it was so easy to make new friends: “Hey, we’re on the same playground — let’s hang out!” But by adulthood, it’s often much trickier to meet and make friends, especially in new environments. But don’t fret, it’s easy to meet new people as a Travel Nurse! Here are a few helpful tips for finding new friends while you’re on assignment: Look for Like-minded Folks Outside of obvious connections like your new colleagues and neighbors, one of the best ways to find new friends is through a class,…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem?

    David Morrison R.N.
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: Hi David, Can a company legally pay for my housing and also give me the approved GSA rate for per diem? Thank you! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I believe what you are talking about are two separate categories. There is a GSA rate for both per diem housing and meals and incidentals (M&IE). I am assuming that your company is saying that they will provide your housing for you, tax-free, and then also provide you with a reimbursement for the credit that…
 
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  • Fired during orientation/7 weeks in

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    I worked at a hospital for 2 1/2 years as an NA with no issues/writeups/problems. Once I received my RN, i was hired on a floor. On the last day with one of my preceptors, I was told to do things that were unethical and illegal. (giving meds without scanning them or the patient, giving insulin coverage when the trays were not on the floor). I stated continuously that I was not comfortable doing this, but was told “we all do it and its no big deal” and yelled at for questioning her. I went along with it, hoping to speak to someone during the week about this (it was a weekend with…
  • CRNA School, but husband is military. Help!

    admin
    19 Aug 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Hi Everyone! I really want to go to CRNA school, however my husband has joined the air force and we will be moving this January when he is done with tech school. I’ve been an ICU nurse and instructor for 4 years. My dream is to go to CRNA school, but I am having a hard time finding a school near any air force bases that isn’t just for military people. Can anyone help me? I’m starting to feel like my only options are to either wait until my husband is finished with the military, or to attend school somewhere far away from my husband. I definitely don’t want to do number…
  • Ohio Nursing Board and Nursing License

    admin
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    I am looking for a medical professional from Ohio who has had challenges with the Ohio Board of Nursing. I am an LPN who license has been revoked. I have a case from 2012 that was dismissed in 2013 for drugs. Is there any hope for me. I recently re-established my STNA certification, yet I have not been able to utilize it. Thank You The post Ohio Nursing Board and Nursing License appeared first on RealityRN.
  • Misdemeaner misunderstanding, what happens to my nursing license

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    OK where to begin, I’m an rn in a level 1 hospital. In a compact state , ne. I did not steal the med morphine or tordal but I did leave the property with it and realized and was gonna return it, we got pulled over for speeding and the cop had to call work I got fired for theft, the medications were identified by me on the spot and they were both still capped and the medication still in the vials, but with that traffic stop they searched my car well guess what I had in my car, crystal substance and methodone tablet, right now they are charging me with two felonies, no the drugs were not…
  • Nursing Monitoring Question

    admin
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:50 am
    Will the Board of Nursing know if I fill a narc prescription,after graduating from peer assistance program 2 months ago? The post Nursing Monitoring Question appeared first on RealityRN.
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  • What do you want to know about?

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:44 pm
      A few weeks ago, I send out a request on various social media channels and to subscribers of NPBO™ requesting willing participants to fill out a one question survey. What do you want to know about the business of healthcare? The responses have been fantastic and it tells me quite a bit. It will also help direct the information we post on the blog, what is included in our podcast and much more. If you’d like to participate, you can do so over at survey monkey. It’s completely anonymous. And it’s truly just the one question. I look forward to learning about the…
  • ICD-10 is coming to a practice near you. Are you ready?

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    13 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    Nurse practitioners and other health care providers likely have ICD-10 on their minds. After all, the implementation date is 10/1/2015. Take a look online and you’ll find no shortage of articles on ICD-10. It makes sense as the potential impact to our practices will be significant.  Unfortunately, there is also data showing that most of us are not ready for it either. There seems to be no question that ICD-10 is almost on our doorsteps. So let’s talk about what you can do right now to get ready. Learn the Codes Get your hands on the codes! One major difference between ICD-9 and ICD-10…
  • Nurse and Nurse Practitioner Blogs from The Nerdy Nurse

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    Nurses and Nurse Practitioners blogging! If you are not yet aware of The Nerdy Nurse, Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, you should get to know her. She runs the Nerdy Nurse Blog and has been featured on the SAGEClinician Podcast. Britney recently posted The Ultimate List of Nurse Blogs and Social Media Accounts to Follow. It’s a great list, and NPBusiness.ORG is honored to be included. If you don’t know why you should consider blogging, read her post about Nurses Need to Learn: The business of Blogging. It’s something I’ve been saying for years. A post draft (i.e., started but…
  • Will You Be Ready for the New Chip Cards?

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    October 2015 is going to be a busy month for practices. Not only do we have ICD-10 implementation, but we have to be ready for changes in credit card technology with the switch to EMV/chip cards and the liability shifts. Read on to learn how this affects your business and practice. Most all of us have been the target of our cards being compromised in some way. In my own situation, each and every time, neither the merchant or I have had to bear the cost of this…the banks do.  However, that is changing this October for business owners. The technology of magnetic striped cards is outdated…
  • Safely Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs 9/26/2015

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:52 pm
    This is an excellent program, not only for those pain medications that our patients may have around, but for all those other out-dated and unused medications that are around the house.  I encourage my colleagues to share this with their communities and patients. DEA ANNOUNCES 10th NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place September 26th from 10 am-2 pm local time. As with the previous nine Take-Back events, sites will be set up throughout communities nationwide so local…
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  • FDA approves Promacta for pediatric patients with chronic ITP

    Rachel Bargeron
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:10 am
    On Aug. 24, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Promacta (eltrombopag) to treat chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in pediatric patients (ages one year and older). Read more. The post FDA approves Promacta for pediatric patients with chronic ITP appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Drinking water before eating facilitates weight loss

    Rachel Bargeron
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Drinking 500 ml of water 30 min before main meals facilitates moderate weight loss, according to a study in Obesity. Read more. The post Drinking water before eating facilitates weight loss appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Racial bias in health care

    Rachel Bargeron
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    On Aug. 11, JAMA published “Racial Bias in Health Care and Health: Challenges and Opportunities.” Read the viewpoint. The post Racial bias in health care appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • FDA approves drug for sexual desires disorders in women

    Rachel Bargeron
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:10 am
    On Aug. 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Addyi (flibanserin) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. Read more.  The post FDA approves drug for sexual desires disorders in women appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • ISMP releases IV push meds guidelines

    Rachel Bargeron
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:08 am
    The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has released new safe practice guidelines for adult IV push medications. Read more. The post ISMP releases IV push meds guidelines appeared first on American Nurse Today.
 
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  • Competition for Nurse Travel Assignments – How to Win the Job You Want:

    Howard Gerber
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    Depending on what part of the country you live in, nursing jobs can be rather competitive. There can also be a lot of nurses vying for the same travel assignment. Competition can be especially tough if the job is in a sought after location, such as Florida or California. But there are things you can do to increase your marketability and improve your odds of winning the job. Work in More Than One Area The more skills you have and areas of nursing you can work in the better. Nurses who can only work in one specific area may still find travel jobs. But those who can work in several areas will…
  • Communication 101 for Healthcare Professionals

    Howard Gerber
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    Miscommunication among healthcare workers can lead to a lot of problems. From poor working relationships with co-workers to medical errors, miscommunication is a big deal. Good communication skills are critical between co-workers and when talking with physicians and patients. Even if your communication skills are good, almost everyone can do a little something to improve their ability to communicate. Consider some of the following suggestions: Be upfront without being aggressive. It won’t do anyone any good if you dodge the issues. Good communication involves being upfront and saying what…
  • Extending Your Travel Nursing Contract

    Howard Gerber
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    It is getting close to the end of your 13-week contract and you are considering your options. Some nurse travelers take a few travel assignments until they land a permanent position. Other nurses just want to try traveling for one assignment or take one travel assignment after another. But you may also have the option of extending your current travel assignment.   The Pros and Cons of Extending Your Contract Nurse travelers are needed for a variety of reasons. For example, the patient population may increase during certain times of the year and extra staff members are needed when the…
  • Submit your nomination for Sunbelt’s C.A.R.E. Award

    Howard Gerber
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Do you know of or work with a facility/school that’s doing good in your community? Think it deserves special recognition for contributing to the greater good? Nominate it for Sunbelt’s first ever C.A.R.E. Award! At Sunbelt, we’re always looking for ways to do good in our community. It’s our way of being present and investing time back into our own backyards. Sunbelt Cares is the initiative we began that unites our work and our passion in the best way possible. In 2015, we want to recognize do-gooders in a big way. C.A.R.E. stands for Community, Awareness,…
  • Advancing Your Nursing Career – What are Your Options?

    Howard Gerber
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Whether you are a new nurse just starting your career or have been working for a while, it is never too early or too late to think about your career goals. There is nothing wrong with wanting to stay in your current position, but if you are interested in working your way up the career ladder, it is helpful to understand your options and know what steps to take to advance your nursing career. Below are a few different areas to consider. Shift Supervisor A shift supervisor manages the nursing staff during a specific timeframe or shift. Shift supervisors may divide work assignments, coordinate…
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    Soliant Health

  • Nursing Blog of the Month: Nurse Eye Roll

    Tera Tuten
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:22 am
    In our ‘Nursing Blog of the Month’ feature, every month we introduce a new blog that we enjoy reading and know you will too. This month we’re delighted to introduce Kati Kleber, the nurse behind Nurse Eye Roll. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kati writes about nursing from the frontline and shares her experiences with a good dose of humor […] Nursing Blog of the Month: Nurse Eye Roll is a post from: Soliant Health The post Nursing Blog of the Month: Nurse Eye Roll appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • We are one of the 10 Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms in the U.S.!

    Tera Tuten
    11 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    We’re back from an enriching 2015 Soliant Leadership Summit in Orlando, FL and we couldn’t wait to announce that Soliant Health has earned a spot in Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 10 Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms in the U.S.! Soliant has made its mark on every SIA report thus far, but we are entering the Top 10 […] We are one of the 10 Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms in the U.S.! is a post from: Soliant Health The post We are one of the 10 Largest Healthcare Staffing Firms in the U.S.! appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – Award Presentation & Tour

    Carmela Nazareno
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    It’s an exciting week for Soliant! On Monday, July 13, 2015, we made our way to Americus, GA to present an award to Soliant’s Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. for 2015, Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. We were warmly greeted by Marcus Johnson, Marketing Director at PSMC, who has been our main point of contact for the duration […] Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – Award Presentation & Tour is a post from: Soliant Health The post Phoebe Sumter Medical Center – Award Presentation & Tour appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • June’s Nursing Blog of The Month: Adventures of a Labor Nurse

    Tera Tuten
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:14 am
    Every month we will introduce a new blog that we enjoy reading and know you will too. June's blog of the month is Adventures of a Labor Nurse written by Shelly Lopez Gray. June’s Nursing Blog of The Month: Adventures of a Labor Nurse is a post from: Soliant Health The post June’s Nursing Blog of The Month: Adventures of a Labor Nurse appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • 2015 MBH Winner Spotlight – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

    Carmela Nazareno
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    This year’s Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S. contest has been momentous, humbling, and astounding all at the same time. Year after year, we see hospitals ramp up their engagement efforts in hopes of making our Top 20 list in the last few weeks of our contest. This year was a little different in that we […] 2015 MBH Winner Spotlight – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center is a post from: Soliant Health The post 2015 MBH Winner Spotlight – Phoebe Sumter Medical Center appeared first on Soliant Health.
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  • Lack of Care Choices Results in Many Young People Relying On Nursing Homes for Their Medical Care

    Pearl Griffin
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    Nursing homes are generally defined as public homes where those people live who do not require hospital care but at the same time, cannot live at home because an injury or disability makes them unable to care for themselves. In the past few decades of advancing medical care, there have been more turnarounds in serious health injuries than it could have been predicted 20 years back. Simply put, this advancement has enabled the younger generation to survive, even in potentially fatal accidents and diseases. As a result, most of these youngsters are living at nursing homes with the elderly. Why…
  • Preventing Falls In The Elderly

    Pearl Griffin
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:54 am
    One of the largest concerns for the elderly is preventing falls. They are the largest cause of injury death for people 65 years and older, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  In 2008, 19,700 older adults died from fall injuries and in 2009, 2.2 million fall injuries were treated at emergency rooms across the country. Causes Of Falls Falls occur more often with the elderly for various reasons, most of them linked to deteriorating health issues including: Certain health conditions Loss of mobility and balance Vision issues Drug side effects Circulation problems, including…
  • Hospice Care May Not Be As Sincere as Families Believe

    Pearl Griffin
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    What is Hospice Care? Hospice care refers to the provision of medical and emotional support to people who are in the last stages of a serious illness, or those who are thought to have six months left due to a particular illness. Such patients agree to shift from the exhausting treatments for illnesses such as cancer or heart failure, to a more comfortable form of care. Hospices also provide support to family members, providing them with help in managing the care needed and the emotional challenges faced when a loved one is dying. However, if patients live beyond the six-month deadline, the…
  • Is your loved one being adequately hydrated in the nursing home?

    Pearl Griffin
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    Next to oxygen, water is the most important building block for sustainable life makes up most of our bodies. Our blood is comprised mostly of water and our brain and muscles are made up of a high concentration of it as well. When we get older, however, we lose much of our water weight and are much more prone to dehydration. It is for this reason that those who care for our loved ones pay close attention to the signs of dehydration and to make proper provisions to keep them hydrated. The Natural Risk of Dehydration in the Elderly The average elderly person’s body may contain up to seven…
  • Why are Nursing Homes Afraid of the Judicial System?

    Pearl Griffin
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    A Canadian nursing home chain, Extendicare, has decided to do business anywhere but in Kentucky, where it just leased all 21 of its facilities to another company. The decision was made after the company failed to sway the Kentucky legislature to pass a measure into law that would make it more difficult to sue nursing homes for negligence and neglect. Some people see the action as evidence that Extendicare officials are aware of its own wrongdoing and have pulled the company out of the state in order to avoid being it being held accountable for its actions. Previous Incident In 2008, three…
 
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  • ‘An Immutably Personal Process’: A Hospice Nurse Contemplates Uncontrol

    Jacob Molyneux
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Megen Duffy, RN, BSN, CEN, currently works in hospice case management. She writes AJN’s iNurse column, which focuses on technology and nursing. by mark ahsmann/ wikimedia commons I started my day the way I often do: watching sunlight begin to filter in and softly illuminate the sunken face of a person who would die, not later, but sooner. I sat curled in the chair I’d been in since 3:00 AM, wrapped in my sweater against the institutional chill, and waited. This is, perhaps unbelievably, my favorite part of being a nurse. In hospice, there is no deadline. No one needs the room…
  • As with Ebola Outbreak, Social Determinants of Health Crucial in Recent Rural U.S. HIV Outbreak

    Jacob Molyneux
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:32 am
    Rachel Parrill, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, is an associate professor of nursing at Cedarville University in Ohio by banditob/flickr creative commons This past fall, with the world watching, a crisis unfolded in West Africa that challenged our understanding of sociocultural environments, epidemiology, and health. The spread of Ebola and the intercontinental transmission of the disease exposed weaknesses in our epidemiological defense system. It also drew attention to the powerful role that cultural beliefs and practices can have on disease transmission during outbreaks. In that same time frame, and…
  • In a Changing Health Care Landscape, Narrowing Options for Older RNs?

    Jacob Molyneux
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    Christine Contillo, RN, lives in New Jersey and has been a staff nurse at a university health service in New York City for eight years. I’ve been a practicing nurse for 36 years, working continuously while raising three kids. After first trying a few other jobs, I entered nursing expecting a profession that would give me emotional fulfillment, some flexibility, and a good wage. Nursing has fit the bill for me on every level. Throughout my career I’ve made every effort to keep advancing my skills. I’ve earned annual continuing education credits as well as attended national…
  • Measuring a Nurse’s Career Through BLS

    Jacob Molyneux
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN, is an oncology nurse navigator and writes a monthly post for this blog. I was a child when I first heard the term CPR. My father, a volunteer fire captain in our community, had newly certified that day at drill. From the head of our dinner table he proclaimed, “It’s a terrible thing to have to do, but everyone should know how.” He was right. It feels as though I’ve known basic life support (BLS; sometimes still referred to as CPR) all my life, but I believe I was 16 years old when I first took a provider course, long before I knew I’d…
  • On Nursing Identity: What We Can Learn from African Nurses’ Oral Histories

    sfoleyajn
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
     By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor Port of Mauritius by Iqbal Osman, via Flickr “I have chosen this profession and nobody can take it away from me.”—Sophie Makwangwala, study participant In the summer of 2009, at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Quadren­nial Congress in Durban, South Africa, a small group met to discuss collaborating on joint history projects. At that meeting, several African leaders of pro­fessional nursing associations reported that their expertise had long gone unrecognized. Seeking to have the stories of African nursing history told, they pro­posed…
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    NURSING COMMENTSNURSING COMMENTS

  • PERFORATED STOMACH ULCER

    Stephanie Jewett, RN
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    A perforated ulcer is a condition where an untreated ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach (or other areas of the gastrointestinal tract), allowing digestive juices, food and/or blood to leak into the abdominal cavity. The severe inflammation and infection inside of the abdomen is called peritonitis and this is a very serious condition. The ulcer is known initially as a peptic ulcer before the ulcer burns through the full thickness of the stomach or duodenal wall. This is, in fact, one of the very few occasions in modern times where surgery is undertaken to treat an ulcer. A…
  • OSTEOMYELITIS

    Stephanie Jewett, RN
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:17 am
    Osteomyelitis is a medical word used for a bone infection. Infections may reach the bone by migrating through the blood system or distributed from tissues which are nearby. Osteomyelitis may also start in the bone if there has been an injury that leaves the bone open to germs. With children, osteomyelitis normally disturbs the longer bones of the upper arm or legs, although adults are likely to have osteomyelitis in the bones that structure the spinal system or vertebrae. Individuals who are diabetic can have osteomyelitis in the feet, particularly if they have developed ulcers of the feet.
  • TREMORS

    Stephanie Jewett, RN
    9 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    A tremor is an unintentional and uncontrollable rhythmic movement of one part of your body. A tremor can occur in any part of the body at any time. It is usually the result of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. Although tremors are not always serious, in some cases they may indicate a serious disorder. Most tremors cannot be treated, but will often go away on their own. It’s important to note that muscle spasms, muscle twitches, and tremors are not the same thing. A muscle spasm is the involuntary contraction of a muscle. A muscle twitch is an uncontrolled fine…
  • SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

    Stephanie Jewett, RN
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    I just had a high school friend diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the lung. This particular kind of cancer is also known as oat-cell carcinoma. He had no signs or warnings other than he developed a large nodule in the neck and went to an ENT specialist. The ENT physician aspirated some fluid and found it to be non-differentiated carcinoma. The next step brought him to an oncologist for a PET scan which luckily revealed it was not found elsewhere in the body. Apparently there was just a small spot in the lung that traveled to the lymph system. Cancer of the lung is really quite common and…
  • CT VS. MRI – WHICH ONE IS BETTER?

    Stephanie Jewett, RN
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    There seems to be a lot of confusion with CT (computed tomography) versus MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) testing. What is the difference, what are they used for and which one is better? The machines look quite a bit alike, but what happens inside of them is very different. MRI and CT testing are used for different needs and reasons; both are valuable and both have specific applications; they are not interchangeable and one is not a better test than the other for all things. The decision whether to use one or the other is based according to the density of the body tissue that needs to be…
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    DiversityNursing Blog

  • This Badass Nurse In A Car Accident Set Her Own Broken Legs

    Pat Magrath
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Craig Silverman via Buzzfeed This story is about a Nurse who was in a horrific car accident and had the presence of mind to set her 2 broken legs. She realized she’d most likely face amputation if she didn’t do something about it pronto! We think she’s brilliant to have kept her head and used her training in a very stressful situation. The last thing Stacie Reis remembers before the accident is driving and eating an ice cream cone. Her next memory is of waking up in immense pain inside a mangled car. Reis was driving on a highway in Northern British Columbia. For some reason, her car…
  • Giving birth at home is cheaper than at hospitals, study says, but is it safe?

    Pat Magrath
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:02 am
    Robert Gebelhoff via The Washington Post  What are your thoughts about delivering a baby at home versus in the hospital? This article explores both options and points out that delivering a baby at home can be cheaper than in the hospital. After reading the article, we’re curious to hear your thoughts. Thank you. Having a baby is expensive, and the biggest bills almost always come from the hospital. But a new study from the University of British Columbia, published this week in the journal PLOS One, found that a lot of money can be saved by having the birth at home with the help of a…
  • Woman does 'Tootsee Roll' to help labor pains

    Erica Bettencourt
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY Network  As Nurses, I'm sure you’ve seen a wide variety of ways women deal with their labor pains. But have you ever had a patient dance the pain away? This woman did it and we want to thank her husband for getting it all on video. A Boston woman suffering from labor pains decided to dance through it in her hospital room. The video, taken on Tuesday at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, shows Yuki Nishizawa doing the butterfly, side shuffle and "Tootsee Roll" as her husband and hospital staff laugh in encouragement. Her husband Connell Cloyd uploaded…
  • FDA approves OxyContin for kids 11 to 16

    Pat Magrath
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:05 am
    Liz Szabo via USA Today  As a Nurse, I bet you have an opinion on this story about the FDA’s approval of the pain medication, OxyContin, for children as young as 11 years old. If you’re a parent of a severely sick child, I wonder if your opinion is different? This is a controversial decision by the FDA and we welcome your thoughts on this story. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11. While doctors who treat young cancer patients hailed the approval, others expressed concern that prescribing OxyContin to…
  • Sutures With A Soundtrack: Music Can Ease Pain, Anxiety Of Surgery

    Erica Bettencourt
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    Written by Richard Harris via www.npr.org  Bob Marley said, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." Another good thing about music, researchers believe it can reduce pain.  Hospitals have a free and powerful tool that they could use more often to help reduce the pain that surgery patients experience: music. Scores of studies over the years have looked at the power of music to ease this kind of pain; an analysis published Wednesday in The Lancet that pulls all those findings together builds a strong case. When researchers in London started combing…
 
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    Nursing Examiner

  • What is Holistic Nursing?

    The Examiner
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    Did you know that Florence Nightingale was considered one of the first holistic nurses? This practice of nursing focuses on healing the whole person, and according to the Holistic Nurses Association, it recognizes the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment. Job Duties The American Nurses Association officially recognized holistic nursing as a special area in the field in 2006. These nurses (also called natural healers) treat a variety of people including cancer patients, pregnant women, and those who are severely depressed.
  • All About a Career in Community Health Nursing

    The Examiner
    7 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    In most nursing roles, nurses are dealing with the health of patients individually. Community health nurses, on the other hand, deal with the health of an entire community. These communities range from small towns to large countries and everything in between. Sometimes, health issues such as teen pregnancy or obesity affect virtually an entire community. Other times, community health nurses are dealing with contagious diseases like influenza or HIV. Without the involvement of community health nurses, these health issues and diseases can run rampant throughout entire communities,…
  • Legal Nurse Consultants Have an Exciting Career

    The Examiner
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:50 pm
    If you can’t decide between a legal or nursing career, you can enjoy both fields by becoming a legal nurse consultant. They help attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and jury members understand the world of medicine. Responsibilities Because these nurses bridge the gap between medicine and the judicial system, they play an important role in the litigation process. Their responsibilities are numerous, and the top five are: Reviewing Medical Records Legal nurse consultants use their knowledge to determine if professional negligence occurred, and to summarize injuries and treatment. They also look…
  • Everything You Need to Know to Become a Maternity Nurse

    The Examiner
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Maternity nurses assist women during childbirth and care for them and their babies until they leave the hospital. Job Duties These nurses perform many duties throughout the labor and delivery process, such as monitoring the mother’s blood pressure and other vital signs as well as the fetal heartbeat. They use this information to put together an individualized care plan for each patient. Other duties include: Checking dilatation of the cervix Assisting new mothers with breastfeeding Teaching new mothers how to bathe, change, and feed their babies Administering drugs to induce labor (when…
  • Factors in Deciding Whether to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse

    The Examiner
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:50 pm
    If you want to provide care directly to those who are suffering health problems, you should consider a career as a licensed practical nurse, or LPN. For those who are service-oriented, this can be a very fulfilling career. As an LPN, your work will mainly be with patients. You may have others who work under you in various healthcare settings as well, such as nurse aides and nurse assistants. You will likely work under a registered nurse or a doctor. Common tasks performed by LPNs include recording patient vitals, giving injections to patients, dressing wounds, and watching over patients. In…
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  • Advantages of CNA Training

    admin
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:11 am
    Are you looking for a job that is emotionally satisfying and at the same time allows you to earn handsomely? Consider becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant or a CNA as it is popularly referred to. This job involves performing a variety of duties at hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities and assist patients who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves. To become a Certified Nursing Assistant you would have to undergo CNA Training. There are a number of advantages of enrolling yourself for CAN training and here we shall take a look at some of them. Job…
  • Explaining Shift Differential for CNAs

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:36 am
    Shift differential is offered at many long-term care centers that employ Certified Nursing Assistants. It is a measure designed to provide workers with extra compensation for working unusual or inconvenient hours. The policies vary between most employers, but a general understanding of shift differential will help you make the most out of your job. Who gets Shift Differential? Shift differential is offered to CNAs that work outside of the usual day shift hours, generally from 7AM to 5PM. If an employee has hours in the evening, late night, or early morning, these hours would apply to shift…
  • Getting Promoted: How to make more Money as a CNA

    admin
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Once you’ve landed your first CNA job, there are a lot of ways to start earning more. It’s not just about getting more experience. It’s also about showing initiative. You can show your supervisors that you’re ready to take on greater challenges and be rewarded accordingly for taking more responsibility. Besides overtime, there are many ways to increase your earning power during regularly scheduled hours. Here are some simple and useful tips to increase your wage as a CNA. Show Up Early Punching in early is an easy way to make the most of your time at work. Even if your employer limits…
  • CNA Day Shift

    admin
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:56 am
    The day shift is one of the most widely-available jobs for CNAs because of the greater need for staff during daytime hours. It’s an extremely important time for residents and patients because it is when most of their activity occurs, and therefore, when they’ll need the most support and supervision. Here’s what you can expect from the day shift. Job Duties on Day Shift Wake Up Residents – Daily Hygiene The shift begins early in the morning, generally between 6 and 7 AM. CNAs are expected to be on time because there are many things that need to be done to help residents prepare for the…
  • 5 Benefits of a Nursing Career

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    There are a number of benefits of a nursing career. This offers you great job satisfaction and career opportunities. The job is also known for its security even during times of recession. Are you driven by the motivation to serve the society? If yes, a career in nursing would be fruitful and give you a chance to serve the community. With great opportunities of advancement, it is one of the most preferred career options for any individual. Let us take a look at five benefits of a nursing career. Job Satisfaction No other job gives you as much satisfaction as that of saving a life. As a nurse…
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    FlightBridgeED - Critical Care Education for Nurses and Paramedics - Latest blog entries

  • SecondShift - Episode 9 with special guest Dr. Ritu Sahni

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
        SecondShift with Eric Bauer & Mike Verkest Episode 9 - With special guest Dr. Ritu Sahni What’s happening SecondShift-ers? It’s another exciting week around the FBE podcast studios! Mike and Eric welcome special guest, Dr. Ritu Sahni to the podcast! He’s got an impressive list of credentials as medical director of several services, immediate past president of NAEMSP, and finds time to save the sick and the dead at Portland Providence in Oregon. The guys discuss the EMS subspecialty of EMS Physicians, the start of football season, and the usual entertaining drivel that…
  • A Blurb from Bruce - Are We Connected?

    23 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
        With the onslaught of data, research, and evidence based practice, there seems to be one thing that WE are not addressing; and by WE I mean healthcare providers - nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), respiratory therapists, physicians or medical assistants.  Are WE connecting with each other?  I know that we are connected to our patients.  I know that we are connected to the internet (most of the time).  I know that we are connected to our employers.  But what about each other?  Are we really connecting with each other?  I…
  • Tranexamic Acid in TBI: ROC Trial with Mike Verkest

    25 May 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Tranexamic Acid in TBI: ROC Trial with Mike Verkest The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 58 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric Bauer and special guest Michael Verkest discuss TXA in traumatic brain injuries. Join us for the first interview podcast from FlightBridgeED as we learn from these two incredibly talented educators.     Roberts. The CRASH-2 trial: a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of the effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events and transfusion requirement in bleeding trauma patients. Health Technol Assess…
  • Do We Understand Oxygenation?

    4 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
      The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve can be confusing... However, it's an essential aspect to understanding oxygen physiology in critical care. Think of it as a "Manual for Dating". In a healthy relationship you have a good date, really like that person, but don't mind dropping them off after an evening out because you know you'll see them again. Hemoglobin picks up and drops off O2 when needed. (Normal Curve) In another scenario, you pick up your date, but don't really like them too much, so you can't wait to get the date over. You drop them off fast! In a Right shift, hemoglobin…
  • Hemodynamic Compromise in Trauma

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
        Dead space is something we need to always look at and calculate when dealing with our ventilator patients.  We can calculate dead space in 2 different ways. 1. 1 mL/pound of ideal body weight (neonates, pediatrics, small adults) 2. 150 mL/breath (normal sized adults) Understanding the difference between minute ventilation (VE) and alveolar minute ventilation is important.  All that’s great. But how does that affect our patients?  How does it affect our patients with hemodynamic instability?  Do we treat our trauma patients different than an ARDS patient?
 
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    Noggin Blog

  • Electronic charting and remediation

    Nikki Yeager
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    We recently did a demo with a school that is planning to use EHR Tutor for use with remediation classes and although we've never though of that -- it's a great idea!For starters, if your students are having a hard time translating what they do during clinical visits to their chart, instructors can pull up a blank chart and practice recording charting skills after presenting the student with a scenario. While grading may not be important, we do allow you to review a students' work so you can go over any errors with the student and even redo sections of the chart together.Also, if you find that…
  • Webinar Recording: Entering/Creating Patient Scenarios

    Nikki Yeager
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:08 am
    Check out our most recent webinar recording below:Now you'll be able to find all future webinar information on our website at http://ehrtutor.com/index.php/webinars. We'll post the most recent recording along with a schedule of our future webinars.Hope to see you at the next one!
  • Learn more about a great resource: AskAMedicalBiller.com

    Nikki Yeager
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    A few months ago, we mentioned a great resource we found for Medical Administration and/or Billing/Coding students to practice their skills. Now, to give you an inside look at their website, we've included a guest blog from their company below: No matter the size of the practice, today’s nurses, medical assistants and healthcare workers need to have a basic understanding of the software used in that practice, clinic or hospital. The interaction with software starts with registration and schedulingthen continues through the visit by recording in the electronic health record, then to…
  • The most trusted professionals happen to be Nurses

    Nikki Yeager
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:42 am
    According to a Gallup poll done in 2014, the most trusted professionals in the US happen to be Nurses. 80% of respondents surveyed said that the level of honesty/ethics found in nurses was high or very high. That's compared to 65% of respondents who rated doctors as having high or very high levels of honesty.Image taken from Gallup.com That being said, we'd like to send a big thank you to all those current nurses who keep the profession in such good standing.While we know it's summer right now, there may be a fair amount of students out there signing up for courses for the Fall semester…
  • Have extra time this summer? Enter the healthcare field!

    Nikki Yeager
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    While we love the Nursing programs and Nurse Educator's using our EHR System, we'd like to remind everyone out there that the medical/healthcare field involves more than just Doctors and Nurses. If you're a student, stay at home mom or just a regular old Joe looking for a new career, we've found some great careers that can be started after as little as 2 months of training!CNA: While some CNA programs last a year or more (and with good reason - CNA's have a lot of responsibility!), there are some programs that last no more than 4 weeks. For example, anyone over 16 years old and living near…
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    The Care Connection

  • Celebrating Resident-Centered Care – Scenario 4: What would you do?

    24 Aug 2015 | 3:25 pm
    <p>Providing resident-centered care isn&rsquo;t always easy. What do we do when the resident&rsquo;s choice conflicts with nursing standards of practice? Throughout the month of August, the Care Connection blog has explored this very question by asking you to tell us how you would approach challenging resident-care scenarios. </p> <p>You can catch up on the last three scenarios below.<em> </em></p> <p><em>Scenario 1 &ndash;</em> <a…
  • Celebrating Resident-Centered Care – Scenario 3: What would you do?

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    <p>Our focus on the complexities of resident-centered care continues this week with a new scenario. This is the third in a month-long series of posts highlighting the solutions nurses suggest when faced with the challenge of balancing resident choice and the standards of nursing care. </p> <p>See how your peers suggested handling the first two scenarios. </p> <p>Scenario 1 &ndash; <a href="http://www.aanac.org/docs/membership-goodies/culture-change-2015-scenario-1.pdf?sfvrsn=2" target="_blank">Janice</a><br /> Scenario 2…
  • Celebrating Resident-Centered Care – Scenario 2: What would you do?

    10 Aug 2015 | 11:14 am
    <p>Throughout the month of August, the Care Connection will be exploring the complexities of resident-centered care. Each week, we&rsquo;ll post a new scenario and ask you to tell us how you or your team would honor the resident&rsquo;s voice and choice. We&rsquo;ll compile your suggestions into one document and post it to this blog along with the next scenario the following week. </p> <p><a href="http://www.aanac.org/blog/post/the-care-connection/2015/08/03/special-issue-celebrating-resident-centered-care">Read</a> last week&rsquo;s…
  • The Key to Resident Success

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    <p>At each orientation for a new nurse at her facility, Lori Martin, LPN, RAC-CT tells a story about a resident from years ago. During the day, he slept and was disengaged. Almost every night, the staff would find him awake under his bed. Initially, the nurses assessed him to be a fall risk and wrote his care plan accordingly. </p> <p>Months later, the staff learned that the resident had worked the night shift for Boeing most of his life, stationed in the underbelly of an airplane. The nursing staff quickly realized that he didn&rsquo;t have a fall risk, but rather he…
  • SPECIAL ISSUE – Celebrating Resident-Centered Care

    3 Aug 2015 | 7:26 am
    <p>Resident-centered care isn&rsquo;t as simple as potting some plants and bringing in a facility dog. To truly honor resident voice and choice, we must involve the resident in their decisions about how they live. But what do we do when the resident&rsquo;s choice conflicts with what we know is best for their health? Often times, it&rsquo;s a conflict between standards of nursing practice and resident choice, so how do we balance the needs of the resident and still meets the standards of practice we know we will be held accountable for?</p>…
 
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  • NCLEX-style questions

    Marise, NCSBN
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    Do you tend to over-think NCLEX-style questions?  Read Sue's blog for some tips!
  • Blog Post: Strategies for answering NCLEX-style questions

    Susan, NCSBN
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:22 am
    How will you answer NCLEX questions? I get a lot of emails from students who write that they are terrible test takers.  I’ve written several blogs with information about how to overcome test-taking anxiety, including these blogs: Preparing Your Mind for NCLEX The Power of the Positive  (positive thinking)  Avoiding Brain Freeze  However, I am receiving more emails than ever from students who are both anxious and frustrated, not because of brain freeze, but because they seem to be over-thinking. I know that the brains of new grads are filled with lots and lots of knowledge – I’ve…
  • Comment on Got nerves? Eat a banana!

    gokaylago
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    olayinka13 Question: which package did you buy to study for the NCLEX on NCSBN? I am switching from Kaplan and wanted to know what worked for you thanks
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    Susan, NCSBN
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    @lkv214: You can find answers to many questions about the NCLEX on ncsbn.org. The questions you get on any exam are selected by the computer, based on your response to each question. (This is called computerized adaptive testing or CAT - click on the link to read more on the topic - https://www.ncsbn.org/1216.htm ) The computer does not know if this is your first attempt or not. I think you are talking about study strategies - if that's correct, I've written a lot on this topic in the Ask the Instructor forum ( learningext.com/.../22.aspx ). You can use the link to write to me  with some…
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    lkv214
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    Hi Susan, Thank you for the wonderful and inspirational post in the blog. I have a question regarding the NCLEX exam. I am planning to take my exam again coming month hopefully. My question is, the first time when I took NCLEX RN I got below passing standard in two topics. Rest I was good. Since I was above passing standard in all the other topics, should I expect more difficult questions next time in the one which I passed? I am quite sure that I won't be getting the same questions any how. It would be a great help if u can write regarding this or regarding the strategies the repeat test…
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