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  • Top 100 Nursing Blogs

    The Nursing Site Blog
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Once again I am humbled by the peer recognition for this blog. Thanks so much for the honor and the kind words. Please check out the list. There are some really great blogs on it. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best TV Nurses

    TravelNursingBlogs.com
    Sarah Wengert
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Sweet and sassy Nurse Carla Espinoza is one of our 10 Best TV Nurses. All the Emmy Awards buzz earlier this week got me thinking about nurses on TV. Whether drama or comedy, it’s definitely hard to capture just exactly what makes nurses so special. But when shows get it right, it can be very cool to watch. Last year Travel Nursing Blogs covered the MTV reality show “Scrubbing In,” which followed Travel Nurses at work and at play. We even got the chance to speak with Nurse Tyrice, and whether you loved or hated the show, it was definitely something to see … That said, we decided to…
  • Study shows nurses facing debt and unemployment, U.S.

    Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nurses are often viewed as heroes by their patients, thanks to their skills and compassion.
  • Telemetry Tips

    Nursing Daily
    Ospot
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    "Simple Telemetry tips" This might sound super easy but If it doesn't look right it most likely isn't. Check labs and ask for help. Use your resources. 
  • Nurse bling: 5 awesome Pinterest finds for nurses – September 15

    Scrubs - The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles » Scrubs – The lifestyle magazine for nurses
    Scrubs Editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    We all know Pinterest is a great place for getting inspiration for your home or wedding. But did you know you also can find awesome nursing-related stuff there, too? Check out five of our favorite nurse bling Pinterest finds below. Click through to see the original pin (and re-pin, if you like), and then click through from there to land on the official site for each item! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/7599893094086996/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/170996117076230542/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/451697037598852948/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/480407485224174230/…
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    Correctional Nurse . Net

  • Struggling to Define Caring in Correctional Nursing

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Correctional nurses face a daily struggle to care for their patients while delivering much-needed healthcare in a restricted environment where they may also fear for their own personal safety. How can nurses truly care for and care about their inmate patient population? This is a question many of us in the specialty grapple with as […]
  • Patient Identification: Is the Right Patient Getting That Medication?

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recently I reviewed the medication administration practices at a small city jail. The nurse had been there many years and was able to complete the delivery of medication on 3 floors of inmate cells very quickly. In the unit common area she called out the names of the inmates. Inmates would present themselves and a […]
  • August 2014 Correctional Health Care News Round-Up (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Correctional nurse experts, Mari Knight and Kathy Wild, join Lorry to discuss the latest news in our specialty. Prison EHRs Improve Coordination of Care A study was published in the Health and Human Rights Journal about the implementation of electronic health records (EHR) across 12 jails in New York City between 2008 and 2011. This […]
  • Scope and Standards: Five Correctional Nurse Roles

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    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.* I love helping nurses discover the invisible specialty that is correctional nursing. In fact, that was my original purpose in […]
  • Avoiding Patient Manipulation (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Corrections expert and author, Gary Cornelius, joins Lorry to talk about the best ways to deal with manipulative patients. He shares highlights from his excellent book Art of the Con  which was instrumental in developing the chapter on staff safety in the Essentials of Correctional Nursing book. He provides a helpful 3-part description of manipulation […]
 
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    AANP SmartBrief

  • Sanofi's Menactra gets FDA nod as booster for meningococcal disease

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Sanofi Pasteur has received the FDA's approval to use its Menactra vaccine as a booster against meningococcal disease caused  -More- 
  • High-sodium diet tied to greater RA risk among smokers

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Smokers who consumed high amounts of salt had a more than twofold greater risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according  -More- 
  • Health care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    The IDD Toolkit, www.iddtoolkit.org, a website devoted to information for the primary care of adults with intellectual and de -More- 
  • Surgical removal of gallbladder appears safe in children

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    A study involving 202 children who had their gallbladder removed found that none of them suffered bile duct injuries.  -More- 
  • Many children remain uninsured

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    The uninsured rate for people younger than 18 years old remained at about 7% as of June -- the same rate as a year earlier -- -More- What if your career could change your life? Working at Mayo Clinic is making a difference. It's providing the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of patients first. At Mayo, you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career. Join over 800 NPs and PAs and become a vital member of a dynamic health care team. Search available NP career opportunities today. EOE
 
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    Nursing News

  • Families unite for special party with nurses

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    About 120 babies and toddlers, including six pairs of twins and a set of triplets, got together in Great Bentley village hall last week. The event was for babies who spent at least a week on the neonatal unit over the last 12 months.
  • Student nurses choose to work in East Lancs hospitals

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    There has been a rise in the number of student nurses choosing to stay and work in Burnley and Blackburn hospitals. This year has seen an increase in the number of nurses choosing to stay and work with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust following graduation, meaning fewer agency nurses are needed.
  • 10 Things to Know, Monday, Sept. 15

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    France's president says there's "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. AP's Dan Perry finds that much of the problem lies in the region's Sunni-Shiite divide, which outsiders tend to underestimate repeatedly.
  • 10 things to know for Monday

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    14, 2014. . Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, left, gasps after she was named Miss America 2015 as she holds hands with Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept.
  • US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.
 
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    Digital Doorway

  • Hop Aboard the Linked In Train!

    Keith Carlson
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Since its inception, Linked In has been helping savvy professionals connect and build robust networks with like-minded colleagues the world over. Are you on board, with Linked In, or is your profile gathering digital dust? Do you feel confused by Linked In? Do you want a robust profile but don’t know where to begin? While you may see Linked In as simply another form of social media, it's actually a very powerful search engine cleverly disguised as social media. How do we professionals find each other in a crowded digital universe? Linked In is the go-to platform for recruiters and…
  • The Nurse Kneels

    Keith Carlson
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Kneeling in front of an elderly home care patient earlier this week, I rested my chin on the handle of her walker as she spoke to me of her troubles and tribulations. I looked into her eyes, and I had a crystallizing moment that instantly reminded me of the reasons I like home care so much. Nurses, have you also experienced such moments in the course of your days?Resting on that walker while kneeling on my patient's questionably clean carpet, I achieved a sense of deep momentary respite as I listened to her voice and empathized with her feelings, allowing the rest of the day to melt into the…
  • Infographic on The Future of Nursing

    Keith Carlson
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    This infographic just came my way, and I wanted to share it with the readers of Digital Doorway. Your reactions to these statistics and prognostications are welcome. Do you feel that the job prospects are as good as the infographic portends? Are the median salaries accurate in your region of the country? How do you feel about the potential changes in baseline nursing education requirements? Comments are encouraged! Source: TheNursingBible.com
  • When Nurses Receive Their Due

    Keith Carlson
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Most nurses will readily admit that they didn't choose nursing because of the astronomically high paychecks. Sure, nursing can be a relatively remunerative career, but there are plenty of other professions that are significantly more financially rewarding (and free of some of the challenges that nurses face on a daily basis). So, what if nurses were paid a whole lot more in exchange for saving ---and otherwise improving---the lives of a grateful public? Multimillion Dollar PlayersWe all know that entertainers and athletes make a lot of money, whether it's deserved or not. NFL players sign…
  • Got Soul, Nurses?

    Keith Carlson
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Nurses, what does it mean to have soul? Does it mean that you've read "Chicken Soup For The Nurse's Soul"? Does it mean that you listen and dance to James Brown? Does it mean that you cook with spicy food? Well, it could mean those things, but it's a whole lot more.Having soul is allowing your soul to shine through you. It means that your soul---or spirit, if that feels better---isn't crushed by the imperatives, limitations, restrictions and burdens of nursing. Having soul means that you know who you are, what you want, where you're going, and you don't feel that your job is crushing you into…
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    Scrubs - The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles » Scrubs – The lifestyle magazine for nurses

  • Can (and should?!) nurses be shamed into washing their hands at work?

    Scrubs
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    iStock | GregorBister Do you wash your hands as much as you should on the floor? New systems use a powerful emotion to make sure nurses and doctors do scrub up as often as they should: shame. Biovigil is a badge worn by doctors and nurses that reminds them to wash their hands (and warns patients when they haven’t). The badge displays a yellow light and chirps when a person wearing it enters an exam room and hasn’t washed his or her hands. If the hands still go unwashed, the light turns red. Biovigil also collects hygiene data from all wearers to provide hospitals with overall…
  • Scrubs Caption Contest!

    Scrubs
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    Last Week’s Winner “No!!!! I asked, who wants to work peds!” Submitted by Char20 This Week’s Contest – September 15, 2014 What’s your best caption? Leave it in our comments. Be sure to check back next week when we pick the winner! See our past winners here! Image Source: Flickr
  • Nurse bling: 5 awesome Pinterest finds for nurses – September 15

    Scrubs Editor
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    We all know Pinterest is a great place for getting inspiration for your home or wedding. But did you know you also can find awesome nursing-related stuff there, too? Check out five of our favorite nurse bling Pinterest finds below. Click through to see the original pin (and re-pin, if you like), and then click through from there to land on the official site for each item! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/7599893094086996/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/170996117076230542/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/451697037598852948/ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/480407485224174230/…
  • One scrubs top, five ways: a “fly” fall top

    Scrubs Editor
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In our “one top, five ways” series, we choose one of our favorite print scrubs tops and then pair it with five different pant options…because when you invest in a new scrubs top, you should know that you’ll have plenty of pant choices to complete your look! Check out this week’s pick below, and then hit the comments to give us your thoughts and suggest future tops we should feature. V-neck top in “Free to Fly”: This new HeartSoul v-neck top features a sweet butterfly motif in lovely colors that bring autumn to mind. It has shaped yoke seams and patch pockets with…
  • 9 reasons every nurse should drive a convertible

    The Nerdy Nurse
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Thinkstock | Big Cheese Photo When we saw this headline over on The Nerdy Nurse, we had to smile and chuckle. But after reading Brittney’s reasoning, we tend to agree! After purchasing her childhood dream car–a baby blue convertible VW bug–the nurse blogger wrote that “there are some decisions that you make for you in the now and not the you in the future. I bought my convertible because I wanted one since I was a little girl and knew it would make it happy.” Not only does owning her dream car make her happy, she’s convinced convertibles are the perfect…
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    Head Nurse

  • Meh.

    Jo
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    I've decided it's not the heat here in Central Texas that bothers me; it's how long it lasts. I could easily handle a worse summer than we've had here--only a couple of days over 100 degrees!--if it just ended sooner.Something about the constant bright sunlight and the lows in the 80's really wears me down.So does work. Work is wearing me the hell down, People.I almost had to call in the Ethics Peeps this week. Mama is dying of a nasty sort of metastatic cancer that's hit her brain, liver, spine, and various other bits of important equipment. She has a midline incision from her breastbone on…
  • What I thought/What I said

    Jo
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:11 am
    The interviewer asked, "What's making you want to leave your current job?"I'm tired of watching my coworkers coming in, looking defeated.I haven't had a sit-down lunch in six weeks. One of my coworkers weaned her baby early because she couldn't get anybody to relieve her so she could pump breastmilk.Our acuity increased at the same time our director cut our staff, so there are delays in care that I find unacceptable.We've been rebranded a "step-down" unit, so none of us will get critical-care raises or credit, but we're still taking CCU patients. We still float to the CCUs.The attitude of the…
  • I finally got the hog skull clean and got another Cancer Buddy.

    Jo
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Our network reaches around the world. It is above the law, beyond the government, and untouchable by the church. No power in the 'Verse can stop us.So I was talking (ie, emailing) to my newest Cancer Bud tonight, and I twigged hard on something she said to me: that her dread of chemo was "just me feeling sorry for myself." It kinda set me off.Back when I was recovering from having my mouth resected, I posted something in which I vented about feeling sick, and tired, and not knowing what was going to happen, and being in pain. And a very well-meaning commenter pointed out that I should suck it…
  • There's a hog skull in my kitchen, next to the stove.

    Jo
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:19 pm
    It's soaking in three-percent peroxide as we speak.I spent the early morning taking it out of its enzyme bath, scraping bristles and cartilage, miraculously rehydrated, off its surface. Then I soaked it all day in Dawn dishwashing detergent and warm water, to see if it needed degreasing. It didn't. So now it's soaking, upside down and looking rather ghastly, in a sixteen-quart Sterilite container with lid, on special at Target for $2.59.It has two unerupted molars and inch-and-a-half long tusks that curve out and up, leading me to believe that this was a 14-month-old (or thereabouts) male…
  • Contrary to how I might sound here,

    Jo
    24 May 2014 | 6:19 am
    I am rarely in a mood to authentically injure somebody.Yesterday was different.We've had staffing changes and new responsibilities added and a whole bunch of other bidness I won't go into; suffice to say that things have been tense and difficult for the last couple of weeks.It was 1430. I'd spent three hours trying to keep an insufficiently-sedated patient from crawling out of an MRI tube, then gotten gut-punched. People on ventilators, even if they're sedated, can come up with a surprising amount of will and strength and coordination.I wanted a cup of coffee. Correction: I was dying for a…
 
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    RehabRN

  • Old school communication

    RehabNurse
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Call me a dinosaur, but I still love my e-mails. Especially stuff from the listservs I'm on.Rehab nurses who rarely speak out about anything will have long, torrid discussions via listserv about the best way to put on a leg bag and how many times a night to turn patients.It may be old, but it is still highly entertaining.
  • Never forget

    RehabNurse
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    I won't. Ever.
  • Harbinger of things to come?

    RehabNurse
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Sunday started with a migraine, which did not go away. It just subsided here and there until the migraine drugs came out (thankfully, no nausea and vomiting!)Went over by the Hotel and saw one of my coworkers, F., getting ready for the night shift. Long discussion. Had to cut it short to do what I had to do and get two friends to bring home for Dahey and Bubba.Those friends: Ben & Jerry. Yes, we ran out of ice cream (found this out yesterday) and you would have thought the world would indeed end.But alas, as I'm leaving I saw it. The harvest moon. I hope F. has a really boring…
  • Only in my dreams

    RehabNurse
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Only in my dreams could we get a Hotel Rehab as "smart" and "accessible" as this new one going up in Nebraska.I'm kind of worried about those gestures turning on and off appliances, lights, etc.What do I do with the guy who has spasms whenever we turn him (or whenever he tilts just right in his wheelchair)?It could get REALLY interesting.Just sayin'...stay tuned. (I'd love to be there when it opens!)
  • The perils of rehab

    RehabNurse
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    While I was at my rehab conference, I talked to lots of folks. One of the biggest issues was reimbursement.Now I know why there are issues. If companies only hire for a bare minimum set of qualifications for their staff (see below), it's no wonder why all the case managers in the audience said they were coloring their hair due to it turning white prematurely.Clinical Appeals Reviewer  Job Description:Primary Responsibilities:     Provide expertise or general support in reviewing, researching, investigating,and resolving all types of appeals.    Communicate…
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    TravelNursingBlogs.com

  • Ask a Travel Nurse: What can I expect for Travel Nurse housing?

    David Morrison R.N.
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Ask a Travel Nurse: What can I expect for Travel Nurse housing? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am planning to start Travel Nursing soon and I have no idea what to expect or ask about when it comes to housing. What can I expect for Travel Nurse housing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: Hopefully before you sign anything, you are told what to expect in the form of housing. While many companies will provide a one-bedroom apartment, free of charge, there are companies out there who utilize extended stay hotels to save money on housing. So, you will want to discuss this up-front with your recruiter and…
  • Remembering Freedom Summer Nurses

    Sarah Wengert
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Thank you Freedom Summer nurses! As Summer 2014 draws to a close, I wanted to take a moment to remember Freedom Summer nurses. This summer was the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, which was also known as the Mississippi Summer Project. The campaign was an effort to register African American voters in Mississippi — which was infamous for attempts at voter intimidation and exclusion during the era — in an effort to give them more say and political power within their communities. Freedom Summer also worked to offer aid to students and community members in many other capacities. The…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses?

    David Morrison R.N.
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Ask a Travel Nurse: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: How does car insurance work for Travel Nurses when traveling between different states? Do you have to get a new policy in every state you work in, or is there a nationwide policy? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I cannot say for certain how it works with each individual insurance company. However, I have been with State Farm forever, and the only place where I have had to change anything with my insurance was when I traveled to Hawaii. However, when I was in Hawaii I could still be insured with State…
  • 10 Best TV Nurses

    Sarah Wengert
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Sweet and sassy Nurse Carla Espinoza is one of our 10 Best TV Nurses. All the Emmy Awards buzz earlier this week got me thinking about nurses on TV. Whether drama or comedy, it’s definitely hard to capture just exactly what makes nurses so special. But when shows get it right, it can be very cool to watch. Last year Travel Nursing Blogs covered the MTV reality show “Scrubbing In,” which followed Travel Nurses at work and at play. We even got the chance to speak with Nurse Tyrice, and whether you loved or hated the show, it was definitely something to see … That said, we decided to…
  • Travel Nurse Marries Boston Bombing Victim She Treated

    Sarah Wengert
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Travel Nurse Krista D’Agostino met Bostom bombing victim James Costello while on assignment. Last December, Travel Nursing Blogs shared the story of Travel Nurse Krista D’Agostino and Boston Marathon bombing victim James Costello. In a touching silver lining of the tragic Boston attack, D’Agostino and Costello met when he was in the hospital recovering from several surgeries and skin grafts needed due to severe burns and shrapnel wounds he suffered near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013 when the attack occurred. She was working as a Travel Nurse, in a six-week assignment…
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    RealityRN

  • Florida PRN Hourly Rate 9 years experience

    admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    I have been a nurse for 9 years in California and just moved to Florida. I have my bachelor’s degree. What is the hourly PRN rate for nurses in Florida looking to work in a hospital setting? The post Florida PRN Hourly Rate 9 years experience appeared first on RealityRN.
  • Reported to The Board of Nursing by a Nursing Home

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    I need some help. My name is Elizabeth and I am an LPN. I just found out this morning I am being reported to the Oklahoma Board of Nursing from a nursing home I worked a shift at a couple weekends ago. I was a travel nurse and was the only nurse assigned to the entire hall of a facility I had never been to before because they had several nurses that didn’t show up and my medication aide for the hall didn’t show up either. Anyway after I had already passed all the meds for one hall, I got passed to another hall because they didn’t have a nurse. I started passing meds for all these…
  • Nursing After Addiction

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    I have been a nurse for 15 plus years and was busted halfway through my career for stealing narcotics that were never wasted as a pediatric ER nurse in some of the top ER hospitals in the nation and then later receiving a well deserved felony for writing fraudulent scripts and then doing two years in jail walking out with a destroyed career and nothing but wreckage to piece together the best way I could and there was no room for self pity if I was going to do it successfully. That was a horrible run on sentence but then again I am a science /nursing major not an English…
  • I never went to college – How do I become a nurse?

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Hello everyone! I am new here. My name is Allez and well yea i never went to college! I live here in Manhattan NY where I work for a top hospital for about 7 years. I was also born where I work. I went to a nice catholic HS for about 2 years than things went south. I left after sophomore year and took my GED, got an alright job and never looked back. I was always the helping type though, any cut or injury even if a person fell on the street I would jump into action to call 911 and do whatever I had to do. A little bit later I got my hospital job. I don’t do anything medical but all my…
  • NWTW and Peace Corps

    admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Could anyone tell me about their experiences with NWTW for nursing students, or the Peace corps for those who have finished an RN program? I am thinking about doing a months work for NWTW, but I have heard from others that you just do grunt work for them, and don’t learn anything technical, such as setting up IV drips, giving inoculations or doing suctioning. I would hate to go to all that travel expense and be a cleaner or dishwasher for a month. Is it safe? What about the peace corps? Are the situations and equipment modern enough that such work would look good on your resume? The…
 
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    Nurse.com News

  • Upcoming program: The economic case for tapping full potential of RNs

    15 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The Center to Champion Nursing in America/AARP Public Policy Institute invites all those interested to join executives from Target, CVS, Cigna and others in a discussion on how businesses and other payors can benefit from fully utilizing APRNs, including nurse practitioners, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. EDT, Sept. 17.
  • Experience matters

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Why would anybody hire a four-year nursing student over a nurse with more than 30 years of experience and a two-year degree? That is an extremely faulty decision. The industry should have grandfathered in people with at least 10 years of proven experience. My wife has decades of experience, teaches CPR and attends many seminars ? plus works on furthering her education, but it?s all by choice, which shows her passion for the profession. If you can afford to lose extremely qualified people for no reason, then you must have quite the selection to choose from. This decision seems more like it?s…
  • Patient satisfaction

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    As mentioned in the article ?Trust in us? (Nurse.com/Article/Trust-In-Us), a hospital?s financial stability is a direct consequence of the nurse-patient relationship that is formed immediately upon admission. The article outlines the importance of this relationship and how it has become the forefront of hospital culture, with facilities initiating changes to various factors such as reimbursement equations, in the name of patient satisfaction. I believe a job done right is a job done well. Different nurses may have different mindsets as to how to gauge a job well done. How about by the…
  • Beth Israel graduate

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I came across the article with the picture of Ruth Merdinger, a 1951 Beth Israel graduate in New York. I was very delighted to see one of my favorite instructors who was instrumental in my nursing career which started at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn. I have often thought about those wonderful nurses and wanted to thank them. Thank you for allowing me to see her again.
  • DAISY Foundation representative visits Methodist Charlton

    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
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    Nurse Practitioners in Business

  • 7 reasons NOT to Start a Healthcare Practice

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    While Nurse Practitioners can and do make great business owners, not everyone is cut out to start, own or operate their own healthcare practice. Here are 7 reasons why you may NOT want to start your own practice (at least not right away): 1. You are risk adverse. You need and want a guarantee that everything will work out perfectly. If the thought that cash flow might be a challenge at times causes you to have an anxiety attack before you even open your door, you should reconsider your decision to start a practice. While it will be your goal to reach a level in your business where this is a…
  • SAGEClinician Podcast App

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Listening to podcasts can sometimes be a challenge and SAGEClinician is no exception. It all depends on the podcast app (or podcatcher) you are using. We’ll we’ve just made it easier for you! I am thrilled to announce that the SAGEClinician podcast app is available in your favorite app store including: Apple iTunes Google Play Store Amazon App Store Windows Phone 8 Windows 8 The app will allow you to stay up to date with the podcast, share with networks on Twitter and Facebook, allow for continuous play, and download and star your favorite episodes.  Plus it gives you an easy way to…
  • 5 Low Overhead Practice Ideas

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
      Starting a practice does not have to be a high cost ticket item. Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice clinicians who want to start a practice often have questions about startup cost, loans, employees, size of clinics, and more.  For many of us, the models of care we see take place in small, medium, large and mega sized clinics. However, it’s wrong to assume that is the only way to deliver care to your patients. There are many ways to start a practice on a shoestring budget or smaller. You don’t necessarily need a lot of space, and for that matter, you may not need…
  • 11 Tips for Attending Conferences

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Attending conferences is a fact of life for nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers.  The annual American Association of Nurse Practitioners conference was held Nashville last month (June). There were many highlights and wins from the opening keynote with e-patient Dave, to awards and Fellows induction, fantastic sessions and closing ceremonies. And of course…networking. There is nothing like being around 5,000+ of your closest colleagues and friends. Unfortunately, all was not perfect in paradise. Several attendees experienced problems such as reserved rooms disappearing,…
  • Bullies in Healthcare

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    “Nurse eat their young”. I don’t know about you, but I heard that back in the 1970′s. And it’s still around today. Bullying is not something that is unique to nurses. In fact, when I speak to other professionals, they tell me it’s there to:  other healthcare providers, lawyers, teachers and business people. And it’s with us…the advance practice nurse (nurse practitioners) and physician assistants. I had the opportunity to speak with Renee Thompson about this topic on episode #15 of the SAGEClinician podcast. Listen in as we talk about What is…
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    American Nurse Today

  • This week is National Health IT Week

    Healthcom2
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    This week, September 15-19, 2014 is Health IT Week. Please click here to see a schedule of events.  The post This week is National Health IT Week appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • New policy on disposing unused prescription drugs announced

    Rachel Bargeron
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    On Sept. 8, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulation that will allow pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and other authorized collectors to serve as authorized drop-off sites for unused prescription drugs. Long-term care facilities will also be able to collect controlled substances turned in by residents of those facilities. The changes are intended to help address the increased dangers of prescriptions drug misuse. Read more. The post New policy on disposing unused prescription drugs announced appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • New exam for identifying concussion

    Rachel Bargeron
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    A study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine reports that a new test, Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening (VOMS), was 90% accurate in identifying patients with concussion. The test uses minimal equipment such as a tape measure and a metronome. Read more  and read the study abstract. The post New exam for identifying concussion appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Blood type may affect cognition in later years

    Rachel Bargeron
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    People with blood type AB may be more likely to develop cognitive impairment in later years than people with other blood types, according to a study published in Neurology. Read more  and read the study abstract. The post Blood type may affect cognition in later years appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • The case for capnography in patients receiving opioids

    Rachel Bargeron
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    It’s your worst nightmare: At 8 A.M., you walk into the room of Laura M, a 35-year-old patient who had surgery yesterday, for your morning assessment. She’s unresponsive. The night nurse told you in report that she’d given Laura morphine I.V. every 2 hours for postoperative pain; since then, she said, Laura had been sleeping quietly, waking only during hourly rounds to ask for more pain medication. When the patient-care technician last checked vital signs at 6 A.M., Laura’s respiratory rate was 16 breaths/minute and oxygen saturation (Sao2) 98% on room air. Faced with an unresponsive…
 
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    Sunbelt Staffing

  • September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Howard Gerber
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Most people are familiar with pink ribbons, which symbolize support for breast cancer awareness. But you may not know what gold ribbons represent. Gold ribbons represent childhood cancer awareness, and September is childhood cancer awareness month. As a healthcare traveler, even if you have not cared for children with cancer, the disease may have touched your life. Unfortunately, it touches the lives of thousands of children and their families every year. Cancer is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of one and 14, according to the National Cancer Institute. Children are…
  • Working a Healthcare Travel Job in New York City

    Howard Gerber
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    It is called the Big Apple and the city that never sleeps. Whatever nickname you use, New York City can be a great place to work as a healthcare traveler. NYC has a lot of large hospitals as well as smaller facilities, which may often be short staffed, which creates a demand for healthcare travelers. If you land a travel job in New York, you will have plenty to do and see. Working in the City New York City is divided into different regions or boroughs, and the cost of living differs in each. For example, Manhattan is very expensive, while the Bronx may be somewhat cheaper. Keep in mind, cheap…
  • Overcoming Feeling Lonely While On Your First Healthcare Travel Assignment

    Howard Gerber
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    Working as a healthcare traveler can be an exciting time in your career. Whether you work as a nurse, speech or occupational therapist, working as a traveler can be educational, fun and lucrative. But the downside is, it can sometimes be lonely, especially at first. Leaving your regular place of employment, friends and family for a travel assignment can leave you feeling a little alone. But there are many ways you can beat loneliness on the road. As you start your first healthcare travel assignment, cut yourself a bit of slack. It is completely normal to feel a little lost or homesick. Accept…
  • Managing Your Money While on a Healthcare Traveler Job

    Howard Gerber
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:10 pm
    There are many benefits to working as a healthcare traveler, such as new opportunities, meeting people, and exploring a new city. A good salary and paid housing are also reasons some people choose to work as a traveler. Regardless of your reasons, managing your money on the road is a must. Consider some of the following suggestions: Start with a budget: Developing a budget and doing your best to stick with it is a great first step to manage your money. Set aside money each pay period for essentials, such as food, gas, and recurring monthly bills. Allow money for entertainment, clothing, and…
  • Avoiding Nursing Mistakes

    Howard Gerber
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Everyone makes them from time to time. But if you make a mistake as a nurse, it can have serious consequences. Depending on the severity of a mistake, it can land you a warning, a formal write-up, or even cost you your job. Although it is impossible to do everything perfectly all the time, there are several things you can do in order to reduce the chances of making a nursing mistake. Double Check Medication Dosages: Medication errors are one of the most common mistake nurses make. Medication errors may be minor and harmless or can be serious enough they can be life-threatening for the…
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    Soliant Health

  • Soliant goes to camp!

    Tera Tuten
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Let’s take it back to our elementary-school years…. For many of us, a summer would not have been complete without a week or more spent in camp. What was not to like about being away from home and being around kids who were just like you?  And from that most memorable summer camp experience, we […]Soliant goes to camp! is a post from: Soliant Health The post Soliant goes to camp! appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • How to Find Career Prosperity in Home-Based Health

    Tera Tuten
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    With the upcoming increase in the aging population, the job growth in this field is expected to be excellent, with up to 50 percent more jobs by 2018, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. That translates into roughly half a million new jobs, which is faster growth for the occupation of home health […]How to Find Career Prosperity in Home-Based Health is a post from: Soliant Health The post How to Find Career Prosperity in Home-Based Health appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Is This the Best Diet for RNs Working Night Shifts?

    Tera Tuten
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Night shifts can cause a myriad of challenges that wreak havoc on your body and mind. Working in artificial light can shut down your melatonin production, which helps regulate digestion, hormones, and your ability to think clearly. Disrupting your circadian rhythms can interfere with sleep patterns. And there’s usually no where to go exercise in […]Is This the Best Diet for RNs Working Night Shifts? is a post from: Soliant Health The post Is This the Best Diet for RNs Working Night Shifts? appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Are Virtual Visits More Efficient?

    Tera Tuten
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    For several years now, virtual medicine has been starting to meet the primary care needs of remote, rural, and underserved communities. But now it may also be an efficient alternative to in person treatment of basic medical problems. Several companies are hosting online doctor visits where physicians and patients interact by phone or the Web. […]Are Virtual Visits More Efficient? is a post from: Soliant Health The post Are Virtual Visits More Efficient? appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses to Spend (a Short) Time In

    Tera Tuten
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    Travel nursing offers tremendous opportunities to see the world and even your own country. While not all cities are as liveable (or affordable) as others, there are some that deserve a look, if only to be able to say that you’ve experienced one of the most amazing cities on Earth. Here are our picks for […]Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses to Spend (a Short) Time In is a post from: Soliant Health The post Top 10 Cities for Travel Nurses to Spend (a Short) Time In appeared first on Soliant Health.
 
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    Off the Charts

  • Enterovirus D68: Precautions, Surveillance, Yes; Alarm, No

    Jacob M
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    By Betsy Todd, MPH, RN, CIC, AJN clinical editor As news coverage focuses on the latest clusters of suspected—and, in some instances, confirmed—cases of human enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) as they occur in successive regions of the U.S., here’s a quick primer on what is known about EV-D68. Is this a new, dangerous virus? EV-D68, a non-polio enterovirus, is not a “novel” virus—the term used to describe emerging infections such as SARS and MERS. It’s more accurate to describe it as the CDC does: it is an “increasingly recognized” cause of respiratory…
  • End-of-Life Discussions and the Uneasy Role of Nurses

    Jacob M
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Amanda Anderson, BSN, RN, CCRN, is a critical care nurse in New York City and enrolled in the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing/Baruch College of Public Affairs dual master’s degree program in nursing administration and public administration. She is currently doing a graduate placement at AJN two days a week, working on a variety of projects. Her personal blog is called This Nurse Wonders. Evelyn Simak/ via Wikimedia Commons Nurse and writer Theresa Brown wrote a piece for this past Sunday’s New York Times on the dilemmas physicians face when their patients want to stop aggressive…
  • A Patient’s Inner Soundtrack from Better Times

    Jacob M
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Illustration by Gingermoth. All rights reserved. She was at high risk for developing bedsores and it was important that she be turned every two hours, but when approached by staff, she would scratch, punch, and spit. Her speech consisted of expletives, which she screamed in a shrill, piercing voice. Music can soothe, comfort, engage, bring a recognizable world into an alien one. And, crucially, it can allow a nurse or other caregiver a chance to provide badly needed care to someone with dementia or mental illness who is agitated, confused, hostile, or terrified. In this case, the place is…
  • Study Clarifies How Staff Nurses Use Research in Practice

    sfoleyajn
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor Most health care professionals agree that it’s important to apply research findings to real-life practice. Indeed, several studies have shown that nurses place a high value on doing just that. Yet numerous barriers continue to prevent or hamper the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP). Table 4. ‘Of the tools available to you at work and/or home, which tools do you use?’ To learn more, Linda Yoder and colleagues surveyed nearly 800 staff nurses in an acute care multihospital system. They sought to determine the extent to which these RNs…
  • Nursing Homes Need Nurses

    amiemc
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    By Amy M. Collins, managing editor Photo by Ulrich Joho, via Flickr. Recently, the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) released updated nursing home inspection data, which is “derived from a large file that is split up for easier use by members.” (Members get a data set containing three years of the most severe deficiencies found during inspections, as well as current ratings assigned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS]. To register for membership and gain access to more detailed information, click here.) A news release put out by AHCJ based on their…
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    The Nursing Site Blog

  • Top 100 Nursing Blogs

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Once again I am humbled by the peer recognition for this blog. Thanks so much for the honor and the kind words. Please check out the list. There are some really great blogs on it. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Never Forget

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
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  • HCAHPS Score -- Focus From Day One

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do you understand what HCAHPS scores are and why they are important to your job? Or do you only know that your supervisor brings the scores to staff meetings and yells at you to improve?! Your HCAHPS... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • More Recognition from NurseJournal.org

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    We are once again in Great Company with these 15 Awesome Nursing Blogs to follow from NurseJournal.org. Thanks again for the recognition. window.amznpubstudioTag = "daretodreampr-20"; ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • One of the Top 30 Nursing Blogs

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We've been honored again. And we are in some pretty great company as a pick for the Top 30 Nursing Blogs by RNtoBSNOnlineProgram.com. Thank you for your kind words and peer recognition. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    JParadisi RN's Blog

  • Normal Is a Cycle on the Washing Machine

    Julianna Paradisi
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    In my mind, as long as the weather is good, summer isn’t over. However, the beginning of the new school year, and the return of football indicates that ritual outweighs my imagination. Sigh. It’s good to let an imagination run … Continue reading →
  • Where Science, Humanity and Art Converge

    Julianna Paradisi
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    JParadisiRN blog began by discussing art and nursing. For the most part it remains so, through observations of the way science, humanity, and art converge, transferring these observations into blog posts. Nursing is a tactile profession, at least when practiced … Continue reading →
  • Latest Posts: AJN’s Off the Charts & New Nurse Niki

    Julianna Paradisi
    12 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    Drawing From Life is my latest post for Off the Charts, the blog of the American Journal of Nursing. It posted yesterday. Often the lines between art and nursing easily blur, like soft charcoal lines smudged on paper. You might … Continue reading →
  • The Adventures of Nurse Niki Moves to Mondays!

    Julianna Paradisi
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:29 am
    I’m having fun re-prioritizing a few things, one of which is my other blog, The Adventures of Nurse Niki: fiction so life like, it’s almost real. I’m enjoying writing fiction more than I’d expected. Niki and her friends have integrated into my … Continue reading →
  • The Sacred Space of Patient Care

    Julianna Paradisi
    19 May 2014 | 7:22 am
    One of my hands is soaking in a shallow bowl of soapy water, while a nail technician holds the other, turning it one way, then the next. She files my chipped and broken nurse’s fingernails into a more attractive shape. … Continue reading →
 
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    Nursing Career Tips

  • Your First Nursing Job: Tips for Surviving the First Year

    Admin
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    Congratulations! You have successfully completed your nursing program, passed your boards, earned your license or certification, and landed your first nursing job. When you start to feel the inevitable first day jitters, take a deep breath and remember all that you have accomplished. Every nurse has felt the same apprehension as you are experiencing when he or she began his or her first job. Remember, you have trained and prepared for this day, so you have the tools you need for success. To help you along, here are some tips and advice from nurses who have successfully completed their first…
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Explained

    Admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Just like other healthcare professionals, nurses need to practice according to a complex web of federal and state statutes – while they make decisions in an ethically responsible manner. Due to rapid advances in medical practices and technologies, nurses and other healthcare professionals often face the challenge making decisions where lawmakers and the court have not established laws for new procedures and practices. As a result, nurses need to exercise caution in their decision-making to reduce their risk of legal liability. Additionally, nurses also need to consider the ethical…
  • Five Must Have Qualities to Be a Great Nurse

    Admin
    22 Nov 2013 | 11:42 pm
    According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, by 2020, the United States will need to add 1.2 million nurses to the existing workforce. This number does not account for the millions of nurses that will be needed to replace those who will be retiring during the next five to six years. While many students and adults exploring the options for a career change see nursing as a profession with a favorable outlook, a person needs to have certain aptitude and traits to be successful as a nurse. If you are considering a profession in nursing, ask yourself if you have these five…
  • CNA Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

    Admin
    5 Apr 2013 | 8:03 am
    You’ve accomplished your goal of becoming a CNA. Now, all that’s left between you and a job is the interview process. This can be a daunting task in itself, so it’s important to prepare yourself with these questions and you’ll increase your chances of being hired. The questions the interviewer will ask you are normally split into two general categories: standard questions, and industry specific questions. These are some of the more prevalent and important questions you might have to answer before being offered the job: Standard Interview Questions Tell me about…
  • Free CNA Training via WIA Approved Colleges

    Admin
    11 Mar 2013 | 1:40 pm
    A CNA, or Certified Nurse’s Aide, is a person who assists patients in their activities of daily living. They may work in a variety of places including private practice offices, hospitals, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities. This is a career with a promising future as it can be used as a stepping stone to future training as an LPN or even an RN. Many people have been able to get CNA training for free through the Workforce Investment Act. This is a program that helps both young people who need a hand up and adults who have been displaced due to various obstacles in…
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    DiversityNursing Blog

  • Kids Prescribed Antibiotics Twice As Often As Needed, Study Finds

    Erica Bettencourt
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    By Maureen Salamon  Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital. This excess antibiotic use not only fails to eradicate children's viral illnesses, researchers said, but supports the dangerous evolution of bacteria toward antibiotic resistance. "I think it's well-known that we…
  • Nurses Among Most Influential People in Healthcare

    Erica Bettencourt
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    By Debra Wood Modern Healthcare readers selected four nurses in leadership roles to be ranked on this year’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare list, based on their effect on the industry. “It’s great for nursing, because we do this together,” said Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief executive officer of the American Nurses Association, who made the magazine’s annual list for the first time, ranking 45th. “I’m honored to be recognized,” she continued, “but I realize this is not about me. It’s about the hundreds and thousands of nurses working together to make…
  • Survey: Almost 1 in 5 nurses leave first job within a year

    Erica Bettencourt
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    A study in the current issue of Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice estimates 17.5% of newly licensed RNs leave their first nursing job within the first year and 33.5% leave within two years, according to a news release. The researchers found that turnover for this group is lower at hospitals than at other healthcare settings. The study, which synthesized existing turnover data and reported turnover data from a nationally representative sample of RNs, was conducted by the RN Work Project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The RN Work Project is a 10-year study of…
  • Training Dogs to Sniff Out Cancer

    Erica Bettencourt
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    By JOSHUA A. KRISCH McBaine, a bouncy black and white springer spaniel, perks up and begins his hunt at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. His nose skims 12 tiny arms that protrude from the edges of a table-size wheel, each holding samples of blood plasma, only one of which is spiked with a drop of cancerous tissue. The dog makes one focused revolution around the wheel before halting, steely-eyed and confident, in front of sample No. 11. A trainer tosses him his reward, a tennis ball, which he giddily chases around the room, sliding across the floor and bumping into walls like a clumsy…
  • Digital will tear apart healthcare – and rebuild it

    Erica Bettencourt
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    By Jeroen Tas Imagine a time when a device alerts you to the onset of a disease in your body long before it’s a problem. Or when your disease is diagnosed in Shanghai, based on the medical scan you did in Kenya. This future is far closer that you might think due to rapid advances in connected devices and sensors, big data and the integration of health services. Combined, these innovations are introducing a new era in healthcare and personal well-being. In only a few years, mobile technologies have spawned tremendous innovation of consumer-level health tools. The emerging solutions are…
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    Noggin Blog

  • How to use an EHR no matter what type of simulation experience your students have

    Nikki Yeager
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    When we talk to Simulation Lab Coordinators and Instructors, we've come across all sorts of setups. We've met High-Fidelity Sim Lab Coordinators, Nursing Instructors who use the old school, low-tech mannequins and instructors of new programs who are using a combination of virtual, paper and volunteer patients. Not only have we talked to each type of school, but we have all varieties of instructors and schools using EHR Tutor in effective, interesting ways. So just because your school does things a little bit different, doesn't mean your students can't benefit from the latest technology.
  • Smokers' Lungs vs. Regular Lungs: Most disturbing and simultaneously fascinating vine you'll see all day

    Nikki Yeager
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    Look at this short video. Seriously, watch this video. It'll only take about 4 seconds: Watching lungs inflate outside of a human body is cool. But seeing how smoking REALLY impacts lung function is cooler.This is a great video to show students in an A&P class or to use in a project regarding the respiratory system. The original link can be found here: https://vine.co/v/hjzA0whiMVuEnjoy!
  • Great EMS Resources

    Nikki Yeager
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    We've posted a few teaching ideas for our new EMS module but it seems appropriate to also post some free resources for our EMS/EMT and Paramedic programs from around the web.4 Patient Assessment Scenarios - This blog post on EMS1 outlines four critical scenarios for every EMS student to understand. Like so many things, we often focus on rare, but potentially fatal, scenarios. However, so much of an EMT's time is spent with other more routine calls. This blog is great at making sure you prepare your students for those.Dealing with Emotions - One study ranked EMS workers as having a top-10 most…
  • Meaningful Use: A patient's role

    Nikki Yeager
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    As future nurses, medical professionals and healthcare instructors, we know you're all aware of Meaningful Use and how it's impacting providers' use of EHRs and EMRs. One thing we rarely focus on is the patients role in all this.For the Meaningful Use Stage 2 standards, one of the requirements is that 5 percent of patients access their records electronically. Which is tricky considering most healthcare professionals have a hard enough time getting their patients to coplete a full round of antibiotics or change a dressing on a wound after being discharged, let alone go to a computer and log in…
  • EMS Teaching Idea: Creating a patient scenario

    Nikki Yeager
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    After launching our EMS/EMT module this year, we've been coming up with ideas for how instructors can use an EHR system like EHR Tutor with their students.One idea that was shared with us during a demo involved using your EHR system as a way to set up a scenario before practicing assessment and intervention skills.To do this, find a video of an accident on Youtube (where there are a surprising number of videos showing injuries, crashes and general accidents). Show the video in class and then create a patient chart that has all the basics of the accident completed to line up with the video.
 
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    Nursing Daily

  • Telemetry Tips

    Ospot
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    "Simple Telemetry tips" This might sound super easy but If it doesn't look right it most likely isn't. Check labs and ask for help. Use your resources. 
  • Humor Pic of the Day

    Ospot
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Are you all getting ready for inspections???
  • Humor Pic of the Day 9/1/2014

    Ospot
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Happy Labor Day!!!!!
  • App of the Month! NCLEX Listen N Learn

    Daily Nurse
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Check out this awesome new app. According to the developers this app was created for students that want to learn on the go. Just plug in your headphones and listen to the questions being asked. You can quickly respond in the following break. "NCLEX Listen and Learn" will help busy students study anywhere. NO books necessary.  Click Here ---> http://goo.gl/25w3O4   OR use the QR Code:
  • Humor pic of the day 8/28/2014

    Daily Nurse
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
                                              The Joint Commission is here!
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    Travel Nurse Source Blog

  • Breaking Bad [Eating Habits]

    Travel Nurse Source
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Recent studies show that more than half of nurses are classified as overweight. Researchers at the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing found that 55 percent of the 2,103 female nurses they surveyed were obese. The causes seem to stem from job stress and the effect on sleep of long, irregular work hours (source: ABC […] The post Breaking Bad [Eating Habits] appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • September Sabaticals: Where to Travel this Fall

    Travel Nurse Source
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    A new season is upon us. The nights are getting brisk, the kids are going back to school and the leaves soon will change color and fall. For a natural-born adventurer like a travel nurse, its prime time to pick up your belongings  and head to a new place  to enjoy the autumn harvest. New […] The post September Sabaticals: Where to Travel this Fall appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • Recipes to Woo Your Friends Labor Day Weekend

    Travel Nurse Source
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Savor the last weekend of summer! Labor Day weekend is just around the corner and you know what that means: BBQs, yard games, bonfires, and hopefully a three-day weekend! Labor Day weekend serves as the nation’s last Hoorah as the carefree season comes to a close. So whether you’re hosting a party personally or attending a friends’, it’s always […] The post Recipes to Woo Your Friends Labor Day Weekend appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • End of Summer Bucket List

    Travel Nurse Source
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
      Almost as quickly as it came, summer is sadly coming to an end. Each year, we all make summer bucket lists but in reality, do you ever really get through everything you wanted to do? Most people get too caught up in their work flow or just forget to take the extra time to […] The post End of Summer Bucket List appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • Early Autumn Travel Essentials

    Travel Nurse Source
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Summer’s been a blast. I’ve hit the beach, rode my share of gut-wrenching roller coasters, and peeled some hardcore sunburn; but as September draws near, I can’t help to be pretty stoked for the up coming season. Personally, fall is my favorite time of the year. Apple picking, the vibrant leaves falling, all the good […] The post Early Autumn Travel Essentials appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
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