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  • Nursing Memes on Facebook
    Sarah Wengert
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    While looking for a little Friday afternoon fun, I stumbled across a page with awesome nursing memes on Facebook. The page’s info describes it as “A page for nursing memes, nursing student memes, and funny nursing pictures in general.” It’s also partially crowdsourced and interactive, inviting everyone to “Post yours on the wall and we’ll post them to the page.” Here are some of my favorite recent postings from the page: For when it’s almost quitting time. For a giggle regarding doctors’ notorious handwriting skills. For when your pen goes missing. Again.
  • Help! I’m Not a Mental Health Nurse – Part V: The Officers are Using the Restraint Chair

    Correctional Nurse . Net
    Lorry Schoenly
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Crystal was called to the holding area of the large city jail she worked in to evaluate an inmate that was just put into a restraint chair after refusing to follow the direction of the deputies and continually beating his head against the concrete wall of his cell. She arrives to find the man secured […]
  • Rox's Coupler device shows promise in hypertension study

    AANP SmartBrief
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Coupler system, a stentlike implant developed by Rox Medical to treat resistant hypertension, reduced the blood pressure  -More- 
  • Bill appeals for higher government medical research funding

    ANA SmartBrief
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced a bill that would increase research funding for the NIH, CDC and other U.S.  -More- 
  • Baby "Camille Leon" helps train student nurses

    Nursing News
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    STAFF PHOTO BY CINDY KUBOVIC USC Aiken student nurses Candace Floyd and Johnhenry Allen react to an emergency – a remarkable simulation provided by this advanced mannequin. A grant and donations to the School of Nursing made the purchase possible.
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  • Help! I’m Not a Mental Health Nurse – Part V: The Officers are Using the Restraint Chair

    Lorry Schoenly
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Crystal was called to the holding area of the large city jail she worked in to evaluate an inmate that was just put into a restraint chair after refusing to follow the direction of the deputies and continually beating his head against the concrete wall of his cell. She arrives to find the man secured […]
  • Help! I’m Not a Mental Health Nurse – Part IV: My Patient is Not Eating or Sleeping

    Lorry Schoenly
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Carrie is passing medications for the morning pill line in a large medium security state prison. One of the inmates shuffles to the window looking tired and ill. She asks the inmate “How are you doing?” as she prepares his prescribed medication and he says he can’t eat or sleep since he got here 3 […]
  • Correctional Nursing From Within (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Elizabeth Scala, a registered nurse and author of the book “Nursing From Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds”, talks with Lorry about the challenges of maintaining a positive mental perspective in nursing. Elizabeth is a former psychiatric nurse who worked on one of the most acute inpatient units in the […]
  • Help! I’m Not a Mental Health Nurse! Part III – My Patient is Lying and Manipulative

    Lorry Schoenly
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    Personality is the emotional and behavioral characteristics that make up a person. Personality traits are said to be present at birth or develop early in life. Personality influences the way we see and relate to the world. Correctional patients often have disordered personalities that have led to criminality and incarceration. Although there are many forms […]
  • Help! I’m Not a Mental Health Nurse! Part II: My Patient is Hearing Voices

    Lorry Schoenly
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:18 am
    Psychotic patients have lost touch with reality and have unusual thought disturbances such as hallucinations and delusions. The most common psychotic disorder is schizophrenia, but patients can manifest any variety of psychotic symptoms without having this diagnosis. The Bureau of Justice reports that 15% of those in prison and 24% of those in jail reported […]
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  • Baby "Camille Leon" helps train student nurses

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    STAFF PHOTO BY CINDY KUBOVIC USC Aiken student nurses Candace Floyd and Johnhenry Allen react to an emergency – a remarkable simulation provided by this advanced mannequin. A grant and donations to the School of Nursing made the purchase possible.
  • Allan gets op for bleed on brain...2 months after fall

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
    A MAN has finally had an operation to deal with a bleed on the brain more than two months after suffering a fall. Allan Guthrie, 78, fell at his home in Ashurst Avenue, Southend, on November 20, but has only just had an operation after it was first misdiagnosed and then delayed due to a lack of beds.
  • IU Health to lay off 96 at Martinsville hospital

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:27 pm
    Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital in Martinsville will lay off 96 employees when it stops admitting patients for overnight stays beginning April 1. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports a notice that IU Health filed Tuesday with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says a third of the displaced workers will be nurses. Others will be respiratory therapists, pharmacists, food workers and support staff.
  • 'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    All around the country, computer hackers, artists, and other do-it-yourselfers are meeting up in "maker spaces," to share tools and build cool stuff together, such as robots or musical instruments. Maker spaces are popping up in all sorts of places: school auditoriums, libraries, under tents at community festivals , and now, even at the hospital.
  • Oculus Rift headset helps nursing students improve communication skills

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Oculus Rift, a gaming headset, can help teach nurses how to communicate better, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have found. While Facebook wants to make the world's best online games using the Oculus Rift headset, researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology are using the same set-up to help teach nurses how to communicate better.
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  • Consciously Creating Your Nursing Career

    Keith Carlson
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Would you like to create your nursing career with conscious intention and the greatest possible clarity? In Episode 4 of the Nurse Keith Show, I discuss various ways to go about consciously creating a career to be proud of.  Conscious intention means that you make your own choices regarding the direction of your career. By consciously creating your career, you can choose to listen to the advice of others, take it with a grain of salt, and decide for yourself what direction is best for you.In the nursing profession, we often find ourselves dictated to by others. We’re told what jobs are…
  • The Collective Genius of Your Network

    Keith Carlson
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    I was talking to a nurse career coaching client the other day, and we were discussing the importance of networking. During the course of the conversation, I mentioned the notion that the power of your professional and personal network is the collective genius that can be tapped when you need it most. What I took away most from that conversation is the idea of collective genius, and how I'd like to share it with you. We've all heard of geniuses, like Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, or Simone de Beauvoir. And many of us are geniuses in our own right, whether it be of the intellectual type, or…
  • Are You A Powerful Networker?

    Keith Carlson
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Are you a powerful networker? Many nurses and healthcare professionals aren't aware of the crucial importance of networking for the development of their careers. After all, do they even talk about networking in nursing school? In my latest podcast (The Nurse Keith Show, Episode 3), I lay the groundwork for how networking is one of the keys that can unlock the door that opens onto a landscape of vibrant professional success. Whether you're a nursing student, novice nurse, or seasoned professional, I contend that online and face-to-face networking skills should be developed and maintained…
  • The Nurse Keith Show, Episode #2

    Keith Carlson
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    In episode #2 of "The Nurse Keith Show", I challenge my listeners to consider what they love about their careers, what lights them up, and what they want more of. Conversely, I also ask my listeners to consider the aspects of their nursing or healthcare careers that aren't working for them anymore, and what they'd like to change. I challenges you to think about how you feel when you report to work, and what the nature of your relationships with your colleagues is like. I ask you to ponder what you feel in your gut about the patient population with whom you work, what kind of environment you…
  • Digital Doorway is Ten Today!

    Keith Carlson
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    I almost forgot, folks! Today marks the 10th anniversary of Digital Doorway. I can't believe that this blog, which started from quite humble and ignorant beginnings, has become one of the most popular nursing blogs on the Internet! (Have we really reached "double digits"?) And it's all thanks to you (and a little help from Google)! Back in 2005, my brother suggested that I try my hand at starting a blog, and my first few years of blogging on this platform were focused more on my personal musings, and the ways in which I perceived the world.At some point, I noticed that my work as a nurse…
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  • “66 Percent of Doctors Recommend Careers as Nurse Practitioners Instead” – Did you read it?

    Scrubs Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    iStock | Spotmatik Science 2.0 recently reported on a new study that found that 66 percent of doctors surveyed said that becoming a nurse practitioner is the way to go…even more so than being a doctor! Read excerpts from the article below to see why. The article starts off with an explanation: Despite high wages, there has been a shortage of primary care physicians in America, and the Affordable Care Act, coupled with an increased “teach to the protocol” environment in medical school, is going to make the shortage worse.  With medical school costing so much, and increasing…
  • Study finds xenon UV an effective disinfectant in hospitals

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    iStock | Aleksdem Last year we wrote about how devices using ultraviolet light can clean hospital rooms more effectively than normal cleaning alone. A new study backs up these claims, showing that xenon UV devices significantly reduce contamination from a variety of bacteria on frequently touched surfaces in hospitals. The study, titled “Evaluation of a Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet Disinfection System for Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Pathogens in Hospital Rooms,” was recently published in the Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology journal. “We found that the PX-UV device…
  • “I am NOT the patient”

    Scrubs Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    We all have our bad days and our good days—on the job, in life…. But even as we deal with our own [ahem] stuff, seeing our patients battle through their worst days can put things into perspective. Watch this week’s episode of “The Sean Dent Show” and see if you agree with Sean’s point of view. Have your own thoughts on looking at the glass as half full? Share them with us in the comments section below! 
  • 20 bad habits that will drive your coworkers crazy

    Sean Dent
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Digital Vision | Jochen Sand Just like every other profession out there, nursing has a good side and a bad side. We always emphasize good nursing practice, but bad nursing practice also exists. We all know it. We’ve all seen it. Heck, we’ve all (bashfully) probably been guilty of performing one or two of these practices from time to time. Whatever you do, don’t be that nurse who is known for any of these bad practices:   1. Leaving (full and empty) vials of medications in the patient’s room 2. Looping IV tubing back into itself when traveling 3. Not cleaning off the IV…
  • “More nurses are better for patients. Why is it so hard to get hospitals to hire them?” – Did you read it?

    Scrubs Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    iStock | 4774344sean We all know how it works: more skilled nurses on staff means better patient care. And isn’t better patient care not just a goal, but the goal? Of course it is. So why are hospitals so frequently understaffed and nurses so often overburdened with heavy patient loads? Here, the growing concern for issues tied to unrealistic nurse-to-patient ratios is explored, and a much-needed call for reform is delivered: Mead, 32, left her career in international relations to become a nurse only a year ago—but she’s already starting to feel burned out. That’s why she…
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  • Yeah. . . .no. I'm having some thoughts about BSNs.

    14 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    I'm an ADN-prepared nurse. Those of you who've been here for a while know that I often refer to those two years (three, actually, counting prerequisites) as the Hardest Work I Ever Put In For An Extended Period of Time. It was like drinking from a firehose, like trying to cross a raging river while wearing combat boots, like riding a bull with no previous experience. And the instructors I had hammered one thing home over and over: that we, as front-line nurses, had the right and the responsibility to consider ourselves colleagues of our BSN or MD or PA coworkers, not as helpers or…
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  • Christmas by myself this year!

    24 Dec 2014 | 5:08 pm
  • How I learned to stop worrying and stopped giving a shit--and became a better nurse.

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    It's the classic nursing moment: after you've spent uncounted minutes putting a gorgeously neat, clean dressing on a wound, a doctor walks in, takes the dressing down, and wanders off without a word.(Which makes me wonder about the nurses who reference this moment: are their doctors that unpredictable? I always catch mine in the morning and ask when they plan to round; it's easier to work in a dressing change after six neurosurgery residents have looked at it. Maybe they don't have easily-cowed residents.)That, at the very least, prompts an eye-roll and the exhalation of breath through…
  • This is not Thug Kitchen.

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:21 pm
    However, I have a roll recipe for your motherfuckers that you are gonna love.This is what I bring to every holiday gathering, and have brought since forever. It's a soft, white, not-too-sweet, not-too-salty, buttery bread that you can make into loaves, or into rolls, or into a braid. It is incredibly easy, even if you've never made bread before. It's also high in fat, totally devoid of nutritional value, and should therefore be eaten only once or twice a year.Check it out: you will need. . .one package of regular yeast, or quick-rise/bread-machine yeast, or a cake of yeast, if you roll that…
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  • Google Analytics for Business sites

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The Stats on are a special favorite of many site owners — it’s our second-most visited screen. At a glance, you can see when you get the most traffic, which posts are making the biggest impact, who your most frequent commenters are, and more. It’s a great way to gain insights into your visitors and your site. To complement our built-in stats and to give you even more information about your traffic, you can now use Google Analytics with, as part of the Business plan. Add the Business plan to your site and get everything you need to…
  • One Theme, Three Ways: Customizing Twenty Fifteen

    Ben Huberman
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Our default theme this year, Twenty Fifteen, draws visitors’ eyes to what matters most — the text and images you publish on your site. Crisp typography, generous spacing, streamlined navigation: Twenty Fifteen shows that less can indeed be more (and that it can look great on any device). Keeping things simple and streamlined doesn’t mean you can’t make a theme your own, of course. From free custom color schemes (pictured in the gallery above) to a vertical header area with ample space to channel your (and your site’s) personality, Twenty Fifteen is a…
  • Notifications just got a boost!

    Fred Cheng
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    If you’ve been tuning in to Hot Off the Press, you’ll know about recent updates to the interface along with some fantastic technical upgrades. To continue the momentum, we’ve introduced more interactive and robust notifications throughout (Coming soon to a Jetpack blog near you.) Keep an eye on the new interface and let us know what you think! Why the change? We care about giving our users a streamlined and consistent experience across their devices. Unlike the old design, our new notifications look practically identical whether you are…
  • New Themes: Cubic and Wilson

    David A. Kennedy
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    It’s Theme Thursday and today I’m happy to present two new free themes: Cubic and Wilson. Cubic Designed by’s own Thomas Guillot, Cubic is a clean, simple, and responsive theme. With its single-column, grid-based design crafted around large featured images, Cubic is the perfect fit for photobloggers. Read more about Cubic in the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your blog by going to Appearance → Themes. Wilson Designed by Anders Norén, Wilson is minimal yet bold. It’s a clean and simple theme for personal sites and blogs — make it your own with a…
  • Around the World in Nine Photos

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos and photographers I stumbled upon during a recent armchair trip. My first stop was Alexis Pazoumian’s fantastic SERIES: India at The Sundial Review. I loved the bold colors in this portrait and the man’s thoughtful expression. Photo by Alexis Pazoumian Speaking of expressions, the lead dog in Holly’s photo from Maslin Nude…
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  • Interesting rehab conference in June

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    If you rehab cancer patients on your rehab unit,  you may want to check it out. This is going to be free and located at the NIH in Bethesda, MD.I may have to see if I can escape to go!That is all...super busy week. Lots more stories on tap, but will have to sit down long enough to process, then tell them.
  • The doctor IS right

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    I've been following Dr. Val for a while, and I have to say, part of the reason is that I get her. I get what's she's talking about because I work in rehab.Physiatrists get rehab, since they train in a specialty known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I happen to work with wonderful physiatrists who have years of experience.And I have thought the same thing when I have read and seen certain specialists, like Eric Topol  in the media. It would be nice to sum up everything we do into a little smartphone app, but it will never happen in this lifetime. Disclaimer: My work actually…
  • State of the union

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    I missed the actual address because I've been busy with Bubba, the birthday boy, the last couple of days. No wonder I fell asleep early!Stay tuned...
  • It's beautiful outside, but it's sad

    18 Jan 2015 | 6:49 pm
    This past week's been a doozy. I'm hoping I never repeat some of it again.Work was work. We had our yearly inspection and I survived. The inspection team had some new and some old folks, so it was interesting to watch them.Outside of that, one of my mother's in-laws died. I hadn't seen her (or any of her kids) in ages. I like this family, so it was pleasant. The crazy relative didn't show up for the wake. Still don't know if he/she is alive or dead.  I was just getting ready to go to bed when another relative called me. Her son didn't answer calls as usual that day, so she went to the…
  • Read this

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Several years ago, I was sleeping when I was suddenly awakened around 3AM. I went to work and found out one of my patients coded around the same time I woke up.I thought of him when I read this post on the American Journal of Nursing's blog, Off the Charts today.And I, too, thought of those family members who aren't around anymore. The pain subsides, but some of it never goes away.Love, however, goes on.
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  • Get Organized in 2015!

    Natasha LaBruce
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Follow the path of order and get organized in 2015! After all of the holiday hustle and bustle has retreated and you settle back down into a more normal routine, it’s common to take a closer look at your life and surroundings. After the guests have all left, the gift wrap’s been cleaned up, and the gravy boat is stowed away for another year, you might find that things remain a bit chaotic. From closets needing reorganization to kitchen cupboards filled with Tupperware but no matching lids — it’s enough to make you want to scream at times. Even as a Travel Nurse, things can get…
  • 2015 Super Bowl Alternatives

    Sarah Wengert
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl is just one 2015 Super Bowl alternative. So you don’t want to watch the Super Bowl. Hey, that’s OK! It may be all you’re hearing about this week, but that doesn’t mean it’s your only option, as there are plenty of 2015 Super Bowl alternatives. You work hard as a Travel Nurse, and you deserve to enjoy your downtime. Whether Deflategate’s got you down, you’re a major Green Bay Packers fan, or you simply don’t get down with the gridiron, here are some other watchable options for Sunday, February 1. (And remember, just because you don’t…
  • Nursing Memes on Facebook

    Sarah Wengert
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    While looking for a little Friday afternoon fun, I stumbled across a page with awesome nursing memes on Facebook. The page’s info describes it as “A page for nursing memes, nursing student memes, and funny nursing pictures in general.” It’s also partially crowdsourced and interactive, inviting everyone to “Post yours on the wall and we’ll post them to the page.” Here are some of my favorite recent postings from the page: For when it’s almost quitting time. For a giggle regarding doctors’ notorious handwriting skills. For when your pen goes missing. Again.
  • Travel Nursing Central Rankings for 2015

    Sarah Wengert
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    Travel Nursing Central Rankings for 2015 can help put you on the path to awesome jobs this year. New, awesome info to help you chart your career course as a Travel Nurse has recently emerged: Travel Nursing Central rankings for 2015, which include the Top Travel Nursing Companies for 2015 and the Top 10 Travel Nurse Hospitals for 2015. Both of the lists are based entirely off of Traveler ratings at Both your agency and hospital can be key to the success of an assignment, and it’s especially helpful to have feedback from other Travelers who have work with or at…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I transition from LPN to Travel RN?

    David Morrison R.N.
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: How do I transition from LPN to Travel RN? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I’m an LPN transitioning to RN, and Travel Nursing has always been a dream of mine. My question is: How do I transition from LPN to Travel RN?Should I take on an ER RN position for experience before attempting to try Travel Nursing? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: The easy answer is you will HAVE to take a position for at least a year before attempting to travel. Even though you are transitioning from being an LPN, that, and being an RN, are two different worlds and are looked upon as such by the…
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  • NCLEX Application denied

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:59 pm
    My nursing application for testing was denied due to a misdemeanor domestic violence with a sibling. I’m going before the board of nursing in a few months. I have no idea what to expect or what the process is. What is the likelyhood of me getting to take my nclex? The post NCLEX Application denied appeared first on RealityRN.
  • State Nursing Board License

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:04 pm
    I graduated from college with my ADN in 1995. I never received my license after 2 failed attempts to get it. I am wondering what it would take to sit for the test. How could I do this? Are there refresher courses that I can take or do I need to start over again and go back to college? The post State Nursing Board License appeared first on RealityRN.
  • I altered the date on my ACLS card

    5 Jan 2015 | 5:20 am
    I was fired for altering the date on my ACLS card, I couldn’t afford the class at that time, and was fired. Can I get arrested for that? The post I altered the date on my ACLS card appeared first on RealityRN.
  • False Testimony to Nursing Board

    28 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    My RN ex wife turned herself in for diverting controlled substances at her workplace in an ER. I was actually the one who caught her. Long story for another time. Anyway, she had her license suspended and went through a lengthy process to get it back. I was able to find information on her case including a summary of her testimony. I was shocked at how many false statements she made. Well, not too shocked, par for the course. My question is: What are the potential consequences to lying under oath to the state board? This is in Wisconsin. The post False Testimony to Nursing Board appeared first…
  • Nursing School Testing

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I was wondering if anyone has failed out twice do to testing and feel they have a learning disability around testing. Has anyone appealed on this problem and got re-admission to the RN program The post Nursing School Testing appeared first on RealityRN.
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  • Let’s Talk About Billing: Webinar 01-11-2015

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    4 Jan 2015 | 7:11 pm
    What healthcare provider does not need to know about coding and billing? You need this information if you are in business for yourself…AND you need this information if you work for someone else. On Jan 11, 2015, I will be joined by two experts to discuss this very topic. Join us for this free, community webinar on coding and billing at 5pm Pacific.  (Check your time zone at Watch the video for more information and then register at Registration: If this does not work, here is the long…
  • Happy Holidays 2014

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    24 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
      As the year draws to a close, many of us reflect back and take stock of where we are, where we have been and we make plans for the future. I am not different. I want to thank you for the amazing opportunities of 2014 along with a few “lessons” to be learned. I am looking for to 2015 on so many levels and I hope to see you along for the journey. Regardless of how you celebrate this season, may you be surrounded by Magic.     The post Happy Holidays 2014 appeared first on Nurse Practitioners in Business.
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
      Leadership is not something that all advanced practice nurses consider, and yet each and everyone of us is a leader in some capacity.  The thing is, with skills, vision, education and coaching you can increase that capacity and effect change in communities, organizations and in yourself. I have the privilege of being a new new advisory board member for the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program for advanced practice nurses.  I am amazed at what the program offers, with the vision of the Fellows in the program I had the opportunity to meet, the caring and support of the…
  • Giving Thanks: 10 Things I’m Grateful for Year-Round

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
      Sharing our Gratitude It’s the time of year when you’ll hear and read social media and blog post of things we are grateful for. I have to ask myself why is it we only post these at Thanksgiving, why don’t we post year around? The truth is, all of us could benefit from expressing our gratitude more often – myself included. Thinking about a gratitude list, I there are WAY over 10 items to add to my list. There are items that can be listed in a variety of categories including personal, professional, business, creative and many others. Instead of publishing 100 things I’m…
  • SAGEClinician and Growing Pains

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Growth is wonderful and sometimes comes with challenges. We’ve seen that in our own practices when suddenly there are more patients that need to be seen than there is hours in the day and providers to see them. Things can sometimes get bogged down. That’s what happened earlier today with the SAGEClinician Podcast. Apparently  the traffic to the site and people listening to the podcast episode caused the site to crash and go down. Fortunately it was easy enough to fix and everything is up and running again. If you don’t know about SAGEClinician, it’s a podcast where we…
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  • FDA to strengthen review of AEDs

    Rachel Bargeron
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    On January 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help improve the quality and reliability of these devices. Read more. The post FDA to strengthen review of AEDs appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Surgery drinks can prompt early onset of menstruation

    Rachel Bargeron
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, according to a study in Human Reproduction. Read more and read the abstract. The post Surgery drinks can prompt early onset of menstruation appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • More children hospitalized for suicide, self-injury

    Rachel Bargeron
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Hospitalizations for suicide and self-injury increased significantly for all children between 2006 and 2011, especially among children ages 10 to 14, according to a study in Academic Pediatrics. The study was sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Read the abstract. The post More children hospitalized for suicide, self-injury appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • FDA approves new drug for psoriasis

    Rachel Bargeron
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    On January 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cosentyx (secukinumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Read more. The post FDA approves new drug for psoriasis appeared first on American Nurse Today.
  • Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age

    Rachel Bargeron
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    A study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that almost half of the teenage girls they surveyed received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine when they were older than 12; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends girls receive the vaccine when they are 11 to 12. Read more. The post Only about half of teenage girls receive HPV vaccine at recommended age appeared first on American Nurse Today.
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  • Options in Nursing: Working as a Surgical Nurse

    Howard Gerber
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    There are many options in nursing if you are interested in treating a wide variety of patients. For instance, working in surgery is a specialty that can be further divided into sub specialties. Working as a surgical nurse can be a challenging and exciting nursing career. One thing nursing students may not be aware of is that there are different nursing jobs in the operating room. Below are two different options for those who are interested in surgical nursing. What is a Circulating Nurse? Circulating nurses have an important role before, during, and after surgery. The role of a circulating…
  • Hot Job: SLP in Riverside, California

    Howard Gerber
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    One of our top school districts is seeking a speech-language pathologist (SLP) for the remainder of the school year in Riverside, California. This district prides themselves on having SLPs that are great problem solvers, and critical thinkers; therefore, we are looking for someone who will mesh well with the current staff and  bring their own creativity and individuality to the team. This Speech-Language Pathologist position will be working with K-12 students providing assessments for children with speech disabilities.  Pupil impairments range from mild to moderate with some autistic. The…
  • What to Ask on Your Nursing Interview

    Howard Gerber
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Before you can pack up and hit the road on a nurse traveler job, you have to interview for the position. The interview is a chance for the hospital to decide if you would be a good fit for their facility. But an interview should not only be about whether the hospital wants you. It is also a chance for you to determine if you want to work for the hospital. When you decide to pursue a nurse traveler position, you are probably eager to get started. But taking a job, which does not feel like the right fit will not be good for anyone involved. Before signing your travel contract, there are some…
  • Getting Organized Before Hitting the Road as a Nurse Traveler

    Howard Gerber
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:38 am
    Deciding to take a job as a nurse traveler means you have a lot of things to take care of before you hit the road. But before you become overwhelmed at all there is to do, there are several steps you can take to get organized, which will help your move go more smoothly. Give Yourself Enough Time One of the worst things you can do to increase your stress levels when starting a travel assignment is not allowing yourself enough time to prepare. Once you have accepted a position, start by developing a plan to get the things you need to get done. Even if you are busy with another job or family…
  • 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Becoming a Healthcare Traveler

    Howard Gerber
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    Working as a healthcare traveler can be a great way to make a living, but it may not be for everyone at every stage in their life. Before you sign a contract and accept a travel assignment, it is a good idea to ask yourself several questions in order to determine if working as a healthcare traveler is right for you. Do you like adventure? Travel nursing can be a fun way to make a living. But it is not for the meek and timid. Nurses who enjoy adventure and a challenge are the most likely to do well as travel nurses. Are you comfortable being the new person? When you start a travel assignment,…
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    Soliant Health

  • The Best Cities for Pharmacists

    Carmela Nazareno
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:41 am
    Live where you vacation. Chances are, you’ve read this statement at some point, somewhere. It may have been on a bumper sticker, a social media post, maybe even a television commercial. If you’re finding it difficult, or maybe even impossible, to fall in love with where you live and work, it may be time for a change of scenery. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) […]The Best Cities for Pharmacists is a post from: Soliant Health The post The Best Cities for Pharmacists appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • 2015 Healthcare Jobs Outlook

    Tera Tuten
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    It’s the beginning of a new year and “best of” rankings are in full swing around the World Wide Web. This week, we looked at some of the top “best jobs” in healthcare lists to bring you an overview of the Best Healthcare Jobs of 2015! Though there may be some discrepancies between which position claimed the […]2015 Healthcare Jobs Outlook is a post from: Soliant Health The post 2015 Healthcare Jobs Outlook appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • 20 best speech therapy blogs

    Tera Tuten
    6 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Speech therapy is definitely an area of the medical profession that relies more than others on innovation and sharing within its community of professionals. We thought it would be fun (and useful) to gather together our top 20 picks for the best speech therapy blogs, in three distinct categories….   INTERESTING TAKES FROM INTERESTING PEOPLE […]20 best speech therapy blogs is a post from: Soliant Health The post 20 best speech therapy blogs appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Nurse practitioner hours are down, salaries are up (again)

    Tera Tuten
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    It’s looking like a better and better deal these days to become a nurse practitioner. According to a 2013 survey, full-time salaries for nurse practitioners (NPs) in the U.S. rose more than $8,000 between 2011 and 2013. Nurse practitioners employed on an hourly basis saw just under $3 in higher wages in 2013 compared to […]Nurse practitioner hours are down, salaries are up (again) is a post from: Soliant Health The post Nurse practitioner hours are down, salaries are up (again) appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Best states to be a travel nurse

    Tera Tuten
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    Deciding where to work as a traveling nurse? It’s a career path that usually has more options than you know what to do with, which may lead you to create a laundry list of requirements for what you’re looking for in the destinations you’ll work your way through. In the interest of helping you (or […]Best states to be a travel nurse is a post from: Soliant Health The post Best states to be a travel nurse appeared first on Soliant Health.
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    Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

  • Feeding Tubes In Elderly – A Complex & Debatable Procedure

    Pearl Griffin
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the most controversial medical practices impacting patients of all ages is the use of feeding tubes. These medical devices are often used as a means to provide nutrition and hydration to residents who are unable to consume food on their own. Increasingly, however, nursing homes are resorting to the use of feeding tubes as a way to provide nutrition to residents. The issue is that families of nursing home residents are often not well-informed about the risks associated with the use of feeding tubes. The Harmful Effects of Feeding Tubes When a stomach tube is implanted in an individual,…
  • Elder Abuse: Scary Numbers Substantiate Major Problems

    Pearl Griffin
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    Recent statistics indicate that nursing home abuse is a societal issue of great magnitude in the U.S. As the baby boomer generation continues to climb into its retirement years, discussions of nursing home care are likely to continue to intensify and become more popular. Elder abuse continues to be a major problem in the U.S. and must be resolved. Hospitals and nursing home facilities must treat elderly citizens with the respect and care that they deserve. In addition, elderly individuals are also provided with certain legal rights under federal laws. It is vital that people in the U.S. are…
  • High Staff Turnover Rates Plague Many Nursing Homes

    Pearl Griffin
    24 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    In Illinois and the greater U.S, a constant problem plaguing nursing homes is the high turn-over rate of staff members. When a nursing home facility is understaffed, the care of patients tends to suffer. Staff workers cannot devote themselves fully to patients. They may not have time to provide bed changes, bed transfers and one-on-one time with patients. Nursing home residents also may suffer neglect in regards to their nutrition or medicinal needs. Nursing homes are at risk of losing staff members when they fail to provide the training or compensation that these workers require. All too…
  • Nursing Home Workers Must Be Prepared to Clear Blocked Feeding Tubes

    Pearl Griffin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    Serious complications can arise when nursing home workers do not effectively clear clogged feeding tubes inserted into the stomach or small intestine of their patients. For many elderly individuals, feeding tubes offer significant benefits as a way to provide sustenance when traditional ways (chewing and swallowing) are not possible. However, carelessness, negligence and improper use could lead to serious feeding tube complications. It is essential that the nursing home staff follow proper hygiene procedures to control the potential of infection or injury when assisting residents who need…
  • New Law Allows Families To Make Complaints About Illinois Nursing Homes

    Pearl Griffin
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, numerous elderly members of society suffer from physical, emotional, mental and verbal abuse every year. The NCEA posts statistics on elder abuse that are readily available to the public. The NCEA has found that the majority of senior citizens are abused by family members, however, statistics indicating the occurrence of abuse in long-term care facilities are still staggering. Over 3.2 million individuals reside in long-term care facilities. A 2000 research study indicated that 44 percent of the 2,000 interviewed residents stated that they had…
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    Off the Charts

  • AJN in February: Rapid Response Teams, Complications of CHD Repair, Managing Type 2 Diabetes, More

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    AJN’s February issue is now available on our Web site. Here’s a selection of what not to miss. Rapid response teams (RRTs) are teams of expert providers who can be called on in an emergency to treat patients before their condition deteriorates. The success of an RRT depends on whether it is activated properly, a task that often falls to staff nurses. The original research article, “Hospital System Barriers to Rapid Response Team Activation: A Cognitive Work Analysis,” describes the factors affecting nurses’ decisions to activate RRTs. This CE feature offers 3 CE credits to those who…
  • Ebola Still Deserves Our Attention

    Jacob Molyneux
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    By Shawn Kennedy, AJN editor-in-chief Taken by Dr. Heidi Soeters during Guinea’s 2014 Ebola outbreak, photo depicts red- and green-colored gloves propped on sticks to dry after being washed in a hyperchlorinated solution./CDC It’s sad but not surprising that Ebola has all but disappeared from the headlines. After all, it’s not an imminent threat here anymore. There’s no more news hype—no “you heard it here first” messaging each day to grab headlines. While the numbers of new cases and deaths appear to have abated in most affected countries, the World Health Organization…
  • Nursing Perspective: Why I Work in Corrections

    Jacob Molyneux
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    By Megen Duffy, BA, BSN, RN. Her blog is Not Nurse Ratched. Michael Coghlan/Flickr When I go to work, I go through a metal detector (did you know Danskos contain metal?), and all my belongings are scanned or gone through. I check out keys and a radio, and then I go through a series of sally ports to get to the medical area. I count every needle and pair of scissors I use. I never see patients without an armed guard nearby, and a good portion of my patients are cuffed and shackled. I’m on camera from the second I get out of my car. Welcome to prison, nursing style! “Why?”…
  • Cassandra’s Refusal of Chemo: Nurse Ethicist Ponders Ethics of Forcing Treatment

    Jacob Molyneux
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Douglas Olsen is an associate professor at the Michigan State University College of Nursing in East Lansing and a contributing editor of AJN, where he regularly writes about ethical issues in nursing. The case of Cassandra, a 17-year-old female in Connecticut being compelled by the court to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has aroused interest in the media and among bioethicists, who have offered mixed conclusions. (Here’s a recent update on Cassandra’s legal status.) For example, Ruth Macklin concludes that the actions taken to force the treatment were not…
  • Long-Term Complications After Congenital Heart Defect Repair

    Jacob Molyneux
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    By Betsy Todd, MPH, RN, CIC, AJN clinical editor Even those of us who don’t work in peds or cardiology are familiar with the amazing surgeries done to repair congenital heart defects (CHDs). After surgery, kids with CHDs are literally transformed, their glowing good health a reminder that medical miracles really can happen. Sometimes, though, health problems develop many years after CHD surgery. These can be consequences of the original defect itself, or of the specific type of repair that was employed. In this month’s CE feature, “Long-Term Outcomes after Repair of Congenital Heart…
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  • Looking for a Nursing Job? Here's the Top Places You Might Want to Consider

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
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  • Why US Nurses Might Consider Practising in the United Kingdom

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    By Brit Peacock While you’d never come to the UK for the weather, spending some time nursing over here can be enlightening and ultimately rewarding, whether you opt for private sector or the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Please Don't SHOUT, Try Writing it Down

    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    One of the things I find most annoying as I listen to, or overhear, nurses discussing a patient who is "profoundly hard of hearing" and the fact that they find it almost impossible to communicate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Travel Nursing Tips for New Grads from Highway Hypodermics

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Hope 2015 is starting off well for everyone! It's been a little crazy for me and so I'm slow to get back to blogging. Today, I want to share with you a great article (the first in a series) by a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Facts About Men in Nursing

    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    More and more men are finding their career niche in nursing which improves the profession for all of us. Here's a great infographic with 5 Hyper-Masculine Facts About Men in Nursing from College... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    JParadisi RN's Blog

  • Book Review: Nursing From Within, a Fresh Approach to Putting Out Fires and Self Care Work Arounds

    5 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    In her book, Nursing From Within, a Fresh Approach to Putting Out Fires and Self Care Work Arounds, Elizabeth Scala, MSN, MBA, RN takes on the chronic dissatisfaction most nurses experience at some juncture in their career. With change rapidly dominating … Continue reading →
  • Normal Is a Cycle on the Washing Machine

    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

    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

    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!

    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 →
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    DiversityNursing Blog

  • The Interspersing of Nursing: A Geographical Look at the Demand for Nurses

    Erica Bettencourt
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Nurses are an important part of the medical workforce. They provide crucial supplementary services and are primary caregivers in a lot of industries. As such, the demand for nurses is high, though there are variations according to different states. As the country’s population and access to medicine continues to grow, the demand for nurses does as well. Source:
  • Boston Hospital Medical Staff Brave Blizzard On Skis

    Erica Bettencourt
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    BY EMMANUELLE SALIBA After a howling blizzard with hurricane-force winds socked Boston with 21 inches of snow on Tuesday, some nurses and doctors hitched rides with police or put on skis and snowshoes to get to work. Kelli O'Laughlin, one of the doctor's at Brigham and Women's Hospital who skied to work, found her ride "fun" and "exhilarating." She told NBC's Miguel Almaguer that doctors have to come in to work because"the emergency department is one of those places where 24 hours a day, 7 days a week it's always going." "Our sincerest thanks to all employees that have gone to…
  • Violence Intervention Programs 'Could Save Hospitals Millions'

    Erica Bettencourt
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    Written by James McIntosh While violence intervention programs have demonstrated that they can be an effective way of preventing violent injury, little has been known about their financial implications. A new study now suggests that these interventions could save various sectors millions of dollars. Researchers from Drexel University have analyzed the cost-benefit ratio of hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) and report that - as well as benefiting victims' lives - HVIPs can make costs savings of up to $4 million over a 5-year period in the health care and criminal…
  • Pets Find Pain Relief Using Ancient Method Of Acupuncture

    Erica Bettencourt
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    By MICHELLE CASTILLO Pets are getting some pain relief thanks to a centuries-old method that has helped some of their owners: acupuncture. A dachshund named Samson benefitted from the treatment. Samson was pawed aggressively by another dog at the park and needed surgery immediately. After his first procedure, it was clear he was still in some pain. Doctors recommended a second surgery, but owner Ellie Sutton wasn't so keen to make Samson go under the knife again. "I wouldn't want to risk something like paralysis," Sutton told CBS News. She decided "to try every other kind of step first."…
  • Laughing Gas Now Becoming Popular Option for Women Giving Birth

    Erica Bettencourt
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    By AVIANNE TAN A Minneapolis mom who wanted a natural birth was more than 13 hours into labor when she felt she wasn't going to make it without something to take the edge off the pain. But rather than asking for an epidural or narcotics, she begged for laughing gas. "It immediately took my fear away and helped calm me down, though I could still feel the pain," Megan Goodoien, who gave birth at the Minnesota Birthing Center this month, told ABC News today. "I didn't laugh because the labor was so intense, but I everything suddenly felt doable just when I thought I couldn't make it…
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    CNA Classes & Online Training Programs

  • Finding a Job as a Nursing Assistant

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Nursing assistants are one of the most highly demanded workers in healthcare as of 2012. This will not change for many years to come, so get in on the booming employment numbers now to find a stable career. Finding a job is easier than in other industries because of the many different places that need qualified healthcare support workers to work at many hours throughout the day. Here are some of the best ways to find a job as a nursing assistant. Start Hunting Early CNAs are allowed to work for up to 4 months without having their official certification. This means that you can start hunting…
  • Common Tasks of a Nursing Home Job

    28 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant can be rewarding work that provides a valuable service for people in need. The main employers of CNAs are nursing homes and the range of job duties required of their nurse aides varies from facility to facility. But there are still some commonalities between all CNA work, so new nursing assistants can expect to perform a couple job duties no matter where they end up. Housekeeping Whether you work in a hospital, a nursing home, or a private household, you will be required to help your patients with their daily organization. This involves storing personal…
  • Continuing Education as a Nursing Assistant

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Nursing assistants are one of many positions on the healthcare support team. They provide a valuable service to their supervising nurses and patients. Once you’ve become a nurse aide or nursing assistant, there is still much more to learn about healthcare. Some states require a few hours of continuing education for certification renewal, but investing in your education is a good idea even if you’re not required. There are many new doors to open once you’ve entered the field of nursing, so consider your education for the future. Licensed Practical Nurse Licensed Practical Nurses are…
  • Tips for Mastering the CNA Skills Checklist

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:54 am
    The skills on the state exam checklist for Certified Nursing Assistants can seem long and tedious, but all of them are valuable for doing a good job. There is no telling which tasks you will be expected to perform during work, so the state exam is comprehensive in order to make sure that any task can be accomplished. Mastering the skills requires patience and practice, but there are also a few tips that can make mastery a lot easier to manage. Prioritize There are some very basic skills on the check list that can be mastered in short time. Fortunately, they are also some of the most…
  • What to Expect During CNA Clinical Training

    12 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Clinical training for new CNAs is critical to their career success. Spending time in a long-term care center or nursing facility before certification is necessary to learn the basic procedures for nursing care. Without this familiarity, new nursing assistants will not have the skills they need to protect their patients or themselves from injury. Clinical training is one of the most important aspects of the training process and being prepared for it will help you make the most out of your time as a trainee. Nursing Homes, Long-term Care Centers, and Hospices The main types of facilities that…
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    FlightBridgeED - Critical Care Education for Nurses and Paramedics - Latest blog entries

  • The Post-Arrest Nightmare

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
        The Post-Arrest NightmareA Nightmare Series Podcast The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 48 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, THE DEAD WALK... join us to learn more about this terrifying episode and discover the perilous struggle of one lone patient against overwhelming odds in a world turned upside down. Podcast Download (MP3) ENHANCED Podcast Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey
  • Ventilator Strategy: Hypotension

    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
      Ventilator Management: Hypotension The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 47 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric unpacks and examines a new ventilator strategy related to hypotensive trauma patients. This strategy is all about reducing inter thoracic pressure, and optimizing gas exchange. Join us via MP3 download, or Enhanced podcast. Podcast Download (MP3) ENHANCED Podcast Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey
  • Neo-Sticks: Push Dose Pressors in RSI

    5 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
      Neo-Sticks: Push Dose Pressors in RSI The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 46 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we discuss how to use push dose pressors to offset the effects caused by sedation and paralysis on hemodynamically unstable patients requiring RSI. Podcast Download (MP3) (ENHANCED UNAVAILABLE FOR THIS EPISODE) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey
  • The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve: A Resuscitation Paradigm

    8 Aug 2014 | 1:02 am
    The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve: A Resuscitation Paradigm The FlightBridgeED Podcast - Episode 45 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric helps us develop the concept of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve, left and right shifts, and other important principles of oxygen delivery at the tissue level. Although this is a difficult subject, it’s incredibly relevant and enlightening with real application for our patients. Join us as we study the Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve - A Resuscitation Paradigm.   Podcast Download (MP3) Enhanced Podcast Download (M4A) Subscribe…
  • The Subarachnoid Bleed

    28 May 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Subarachnoid Bleed A Nightmare Series Podcast - Episdoe 44 In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, creeping and crawling, silently weaving a web of destruction a small, venomous disease unleashes its deadly bite on an unsuspecting woman. Join Eric and the flight crew as they pull down the webs of confusion and unravel the secrets of The Subarachnoid Bleed.   Podcast Download (MP3) Enhanced Podcast Download (M4A) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher Listener Survey
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    Noggin Blog

  • Nursing Shortage Stats and Job Outlook for RNs

    Nikki Yeager
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Yesterday we found this nifty little infographic from Adventist University of Health Sciences in our inboxes. It looks like they've compiles all the current nursing shortage stats in one convenient pic. It looks like California has both the largest nursing shortage and highest salary -- something to keep in mind for RNs looking to relocate or just entering school. It may be worth picking a California RN program, solely for the job opportunities afterward.That being said, a few of us in the office have been eyeing the Alaska stats. Travel nurses? Adventure? Glaciers? Sounds like it could be a…
  • Narrative Notes are not Dead!

    Nikki Yeager
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    Now that charting is electronic, a lot of Nursing students skip straight from not knowing information to being presented with checklists and drop-down menus. In the past students had to understand, remember and recall information just to complete a chart. Now, it's become an exercise in choosing the best answer from the options. Because of that, our students are often missing a huge opportunity to exercise their knowledge. While we completely support the move to EHRs for future practice, we also think it's important to remember what made great nurses in the past and keep the parts…
  • Meet our Team: Michael Robellard

    Nikki Yeager
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    Recently, we've been seeing a lot more of Michael Robellard around the office. As Lead Developer of EHR Tutor, he recently started working on-site with the rest of our Operations team and we thought it's about time to introduce him to our customers as well!While our customers will probably never get a chance to talk to Mike directly (we keep him secluded in his office with his computers for the majority of the work day), everything you use in EHR Tutor has run across his desk considering he's the guy who wrote the initial code for our site and manages all IT and programming…
  • Friday Funnies: Giggles for Nursing Classrooms

    Nikki Yeager
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    This isn't one of our laugh-out-loud Friday Funnies posts, but we tried to gather some cute, giggle-worthy illustrations for both Nursing students and instructors to use in the classroom. Hope you find them useful!From Her blog has a ton of amazing, amusing illustrations.And if your students know the song this references, they will never forget this tip from EMTgin: to teach body systems? You need this illustration found at an appropriate…
  • EHR Tutor + JTED

    Nikki Yeager
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    We recently stumbled across this article in Arizona's Daily Courier.Does anyone recognize the screenshot in the background of the photo? That's one of the students at Mountain Institute JTED using our system, EHR Tutor, on a laptop. Which reminds us - did you know you can use EHR Tutor on any tablet, computer or smartphone regardless of operating system or browser? That means if your students are using Chromebooks with Google Apps for the Classroom, Macs or general second-hand PCs, you won't have to worry about usability. In a bind, your students will also be able to pull up a chart on their…
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    Nursing Daily

  • Want to Pass NCLEX Use these APPS!

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    Check out these latest Apps on Android and Amazon Market. Pass #Nclex at 75 questions!Download them here for Google play> 
  • Ebola...Exposed?

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
         Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).      Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.Transmission is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, urine, feces, saliva, tears, seaman,…
  • What is Mesothelioma Cancer?

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    News about Mesothelioma is all over the television, but what exactly  is  this disease?Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomenThe disease often presents with symptoms that mimic other common ailments. This makes diagnosis extremely difficult. Although there is currently no known cure for mesothelioma, treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy can help to improve the typical mesothelioma prognosis.Asbestos fibers that are inhaled through the mouth and nose may eventually become embedded in the…
  • Humor Pic of The Day 9/30/2014

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Every nurse can relate to this! :-)
  • Humor Pic of The Day 9/28/2014

    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
                                                            I am 100% guilty of this. 
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    Travel Nurse Source Blog

  • History’s Most Famous Nurses

    Travel Nurse Source
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Believe it or not, the nursing profession as we know it, is less than 150 years old! Before that, hospitals/medical practice were relatively unsafe and many people just treated their sickness at home. It wasn’t actually until the 19th century that nurses even began having any formal training at all–it was typically just nuns or […] The post History’s Most Famous Nurses appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • Nurses Voted “Most Trusted Professionals”….AGAIN

    Travel Nurse Source
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    When you think about the types of careers held by people with high standards for ethics and honesty, it’s no surprise that the care-giving and health fields are at the top of the list. However, once again, Gallup’s 2014 poll found that Americans view nurses as the most trustworthy profession—a higher ranking than given to […] The post Nurses Voted “Most Trusted Professionals”….AGAIN appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • What to Consider to Find Your Perfect Winter Travel Nurse Assignment

    Travel Nurse Source
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
      January is known as the busy season in the travel nursing industry. And, there’s lots of reasons why. If you think about it, this is the time of the year when temperatures reach their lowest points and severe weather can make some summer-souls want to run for the hills! Luckily, when you’re a travel […] The post What to Consider to Find Your Perfect Winter Travel Nurse Assignment appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • TV’s Best Nurses Ever

    Travel Nurse Source
    29 Dec 2014 | 1:12 pm
    TV has always had it’s share of healthcare professions in the spotlight. From “ER” to “Scrubs”, we’ve allowed some seriously awesome nurse characters into our living rooms over the years. But, some depictions of nurses put the profession in a better light than others and some TV nurses are downright crazy. Regardless, it’s still a […] The post TV’s Best Nurses Ever appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
  • Nurses: Ways to Shed the Holiday Weight

    Travel Nurse Source
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Temptation lurks around every corner between Thanksgiving and New Years. Overindulging and breaking the diets are just part of the holiday culture. The best to combat the inevitable weight gain of the season is to take preventative measures such as pacing yourself and not arriving to any holiday shindigs with an empty stomach—but, let’s be […] The post Nurses: Ways to Shed the Holiday Weight appeared first on Travel Nurse Source Blog.
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    The Care Connection

  • Q & A: How can I determine if my compensation is competitive?

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    <p><em>Q:</em><em> I am trying to convince our administrator that we are not paying competitive wages. What information do you suggest we include in this effort?&nbsp;</em></p> <p>A: In order to recruit and retain talented and dedicated staff at your facility, you must have a comprehensive compensation philosophy and policy. Here are five steps to guide you and your administrator in beginning this process.</p> <p> </p> <ol> <li><strong>Gather compensation data.</strong> Start by gathering as much…
  • 7 Helpful Free Apps for LTC Residents

    20 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    <p>For many of the &ldquo;Greatest Generation&rdquo; men and women living in nursing homes today, smart phones and tablets&nbsp; may still seem to be the stuff of science fiction fantasy. (I have an elderly friend who refers to my laptop as &ldquo;my magic light box.&rdquo; ) Even for those residents who have adapted to these new technologies, some may find the touch-navigation and small-screen viewing a challenge.</p> <p> </p> <p>Here are seven resident-friendly apps to make tablets and smart phones easier and more fun for your residents to…
  • 5 Reasons to Find a Mentor in 2015

    13 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    <p>With all that goes on in a typical day of a nurse, the most important tasks can be neglected. From work-life balance to career growth, you forget to take care of yourself. Nurses, especially, can get caught up caring for residents and not taking a moment for themselves. How can you change your ways to ensure you aren&rsquo;t forgetting to think about your own success and happiness?</p> <p> </p> <p>Find a mentor! Mentors are incredibly beneficial, as they help you to establish routines, shed light on your behavior, and motivate you to move forward in a…
  • Best of 2014: Top Care Connection Blog Posts

    6 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    <p>During our first year of publishing, the Care Connection blog provided tips, lists, FAQs, videos, and personal stories to help inform and inspire you. Over the past year, we hope you have enjoyed reminiscing about the past, pondering the present, and contemplating the future of LTC nursing with us each Tuesday. And in case you missed a few blogs, here are the 10 most popular posts from this year:</p> <p><a href="">The Nurse Detective:…
  • An Act of Holiday Kindness

    23 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    <p>Scarlet, gold, purple, orange. The tapestry of colors in the New England countryside is legendary, with the harvest spirit making for great roadside pumpkins and apple cider celebrations. During my last few visits to New England, I have had the pleasure of staying with Dr. Clayton Thomas and his wife Margaret &ldquo;Peggy&rdquo; Thomas. You might say Dr. Thomas&rsquo; own life is a colorful tapestry. Threads of gold and silver in the pattern he planned and a few dark threads that have been chosen for him. </p> <p>Dr. Thomas was born December 23, 1921, during…
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  • Blog Post: What's your word?

    Susan, NCSBN
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    "You fuss too much over making the ‘right’ choice… All we need do is make a good choice…” ~Graham McNeill It’s 2015 and lots of people have made resolutions for the New Year. But making resolutions seems so, well…silly. Lots of people start with great intentions, but then reality hits and their resolutions evaporate before the end of January. It’s not that I don’t like to set goals or that I doubt my ability to keep a (realistic) resolution. I’m not exactly sure why, but the whole idea of a new year’s resolution just doesn’t resonate with me. I was, however, intrigued…
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