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  • Nursing Care of End-Stage Liver Disease (podcast)

    Correctional Nurse . Net
    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Richmond James Rada, MSN, RN, CCHP, a nurse consultant with the California Correctional Health Care Services in Sacramento, CA, talks about managing end-stage liver disease (ESLD) in a correctional setting. Richmond recently published an article on nursing care of end-stage liver disease in CorrectCare, the magazine of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). […]
  • Intensive insulin therapy cuts glycemic variability in diabetes patients

    AANP SmartBrief
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Canadian researchers found short-term intensive insulin therapy was associated with reductions in glycemic variability, which -More- 
  • Placing newborn on mother's chest OK for delayed clamping of umbilical cord

    ANA SmartBrief
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    After delaying the clamping of the umbilical cord for two minutes, babies placed on their mothers' chests immediately after b -More- 
  • Psychiatric nurses call for more efficient system

    Nursing News
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said a more efficient system must be put in place by the Health Minister and the Health Service Executive for reporting adverse incidents or deaths within the mental health system.
  • Is it time to change the way babies are held immediately after birth?

    Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    To encourage the use of delayed cord clamping - a procedure that can reduce risk of iron deficiencies in newborns - researchers examine more comfortable ways of holding the baby.
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    Correctional Nurse . Net

  • Nursing Care of End-Stage Liver Disease (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Richmond James Rada, MSN, RN, CCHP, a nurse consultant with the California Correctional Health Care Services in Sacramento, CA, talks about managing end-stage liver disease (ESLD) in a correctional setting. Richmond recently published an article on nursing care of end-stage liver disease in CorrectCare, the magazine of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). […]
  • Scope and Standards: Population Served

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:43 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. Many of us entered the nursing profession to help those in need. I can’t think of […]
  • The Correctional Nurses’ Guide to the Code of Ethics

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:32 am
    Last fall I was appointed to the American Nurses Association advisory committee to the distinguished panel of nurses who will be revising the Code of Ethics for Nurses. I am honored to represent the correctional nursing perspective and provide input to the panel as they update the 2001 version of the Code. I’d like you […]
  • Chronic Care: Are You Really Making Sense?

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    Managing chronic conditions is a major process in every correctional setting. The chronic care visit is an ideal time for patient teaching and reinforcement. Correctional nurses often provide a large part of patient teaching in a collaborative chronic care clinic. Areas of teaching include The disease process Lifestyle adjustments Medication effects and side effects Self-care […]
  • Managing Nursing Sick Call Requests (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    Jessica D. Lee MSN CCHP, Vice President of Nursing Support Services for Corizon Health, shares key components of a well-managed nursing sick call process. She should know! In her position, Jessica manages policy and procedure development and implementation for nursing care provision in over 500 jails and prisons. She has helped many jails and prisons […]
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    Nursing News

  • Psychiatric nurses call for more efficient system

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    The Psychiatric Nurses Association has said a more efficient system must be put in place by the Health Minister and the Health Service Executive for reporting adverse incidents or deaths within the mental health system.
  • Shoppers at Leigh Asda donate Easter eggs for hospice

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Community life colleague at Asda Gwen Appleton, hospice nurses Lynn Wilson and Eileen Gilhooley and customer services colleague for Asda Sue Geraghty Customers of the Atherleigh Way supermarket donated 106 eggs to patients, while any leftover eggs will be sold and the money given to the Hindley-based hospice.
  • CU system resets health care with $63M personalized medicine division

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    Lung-cancer patient Ellen Smith, accompanied by Dr. Dara Aisner, reacts upon seeing a dissected portion of her tumor at the Colorado Molecular Correlates Laboratory at the Anschutz Medical Campus earlier this month.
  • Nurses don wigs to promote better health

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Staff at East Tamaki Healthcare general practices have been donning wigs, wings, hula skirts and decorating clinics in a bid to encourage their patients to take more notice of improving their health.
  • Memories of former hospital flood back

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    THIRTY former nurses who trained and worked at the Royal Isle of Wight County Hospital, Ryde, in the 1960s met up for a reunion at the Lakeside Hotel, Wootton.
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  • will soon be gone.

    26 Mar 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I have been writing here at since around 1999. But everything has its time, and it is time to move on. This site will shortly be removed1 I thank everyone for their support and amazing participation here over the years. I am still actively writing, and you can now follow my journey here: theNursePath Take care, Ian. I would love to keep it active for  there is much of my nursing life recorded amongst its posts. But basically, I cannot afford to run 2 blogs.
  • less of me here, and more of me there.

    13 Oct 2013 | 3:49 pm
    Just to remind readers who may have not realised yet, that I have started a new site over at theNursePath and will be spending most of my energy writing over there for a while. This is an experiment in getting out of my writing comfort zone. I want to ramp theNursePath up to a new level of quality. The goal is to format it more as a magazine than a blog. I will support you to: Collect a kit of tools that enables you to provide excellence in clinical practice. Build personal resilience. Develop interpersonal and team fluency. Practice with authenticity. Discover what is really important to you…
  • theNursePath.

    9 Oct 2013 | 4:20 am
    I am really excited to show you a little project I am working on. >>Please go take a look.<<    
  • Nominate Now: Social Media Nurse of the Year.

    2 Oct 2013 | 4:35 pm
    Nominations are now open for the 2013 Social Media Nurse of the Year. Last year there were a total of 16 finalists who received a total of 2,577 votes. This year we have seen a huge increase in nurses leading the way in developing their online work. Work that has inspired, informed, influenced, entertained and educated. This is an opportunity for us to acknowledge those contributions from around the world who have helped in building an interconnected supportive, professional online nursing community. It also gives pause to encourage and inspire others to become active and find their own…
  • Is the health system really a system at all?

    1 Oct 2013 | 11:47 pm
    We call it a health system, and there are times when it works with an incredible life changing, interconnected fluency. But far too often what it is….is a complex bundle of separate silo-systems. Every day there are hundreds of episodes of asynchrony within the patients journey as discrete silo-systems bump and scrape and snag up against each other. Some are minor annoyances that test a patients, well…..patience. Others are truly exasperating experiences for everyone, demonstrating poor design, a lack of respect for our patients and a lack of advocacy by, well …….us. Here is one…
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    Digital Doorway

  • Nurse Keith on Interviews, Part 1

    Keith Carlson
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Job interviews are an unfortunate reality that many of us simply have to tolerate, and there are plenty of ways to make interviews more tolerable and successful. Here's a quick video---the first in a series---that discusses a few strategies that I feel are important when navigating the interview landscape.
  • The Tapestry of Nurse Collaboration

    Keith Carlson
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    If you listen at all to RNFM Radio, you'll know that myself and my co-host Kevin Ross are very keen on the promotion of collaboration among nurses and nurse entrepreneurs, not to mention everyone else on the planet.This post is part of the ongoing "Nursing Blog Carnival" that's being hosted this week on the blog over at, so please head over there to read the rest of the submissions on this very worthy topic of collaboration in nursing.What Is Collaboration? According to Merriam Webster's online dictionary, one definition of the word collaborate is "to work jointly with…
  • "The Art of Nursing" is Coming!

    Keith Carlson
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm
    In case you've forgotten, Nurses Week will be here in just over a month, and I'd like you to know about a very special online event in which I'll be participating and that you certainly don't want to miss. The event is entitled "The Art of Nursing", and it will be hosted by my friend and colleague, the wonderful Elizabeth Scala. This four-day online event features stellar nurse speakers, including Donna Cardillo, Beth Boynton, Lorie Brown, Vicki Hess, Renee Thompson and many others, and the evening wrap-up sessions will be co-hosted by myself, Kevin Ross, Phyllis Quinlan and Laurel…
  • Five Days to Nursing Empowerment

    Keith Carlson
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:40 am
    Today is the day when the "Five Days to Nursing Empowerment Telesummit" hosted by Lorie Brown begins, and I encourage nurses everywhere to tune in for five days of inspiration from some of the leading voices in American nursing.I'm thrilled to be one of tonight's featured speakers, and to be in the company of such nursing luminaries as Renee Thompson, Kevin Ross (my venerable co-host at RNFM Radio), Brittney Wilson, Jamie Davis, Elizabeth Scala, Donna Cardillo, Caroline Porter Thomas, and of course, Lorie Brown.Lorie Brown says:Are you frustrated in your nursing practice or maybe you love it…
  • Nurse Keith on Emotional Labor

    Keith Carlson
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:57 am
    Emotional labor is a concept that's new to me, and potentially new to many nurses, as well. In a nutshell, emotional labor is the emotional regulation that we as nurses and healthcare providers have to practice in order to be present with our patients. Suppressing our emotions can take a toll in the short term and the long term. As a nurse, how do you care for yourself emotionally? Please watch this short video and leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you!
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    Head Nurse

  • My trainer brought in a new piece of equipment today: the big yoga-whoozit ball:

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Little did she know I'd already found my spirit animal.
  • My Boyfiend's Back.

    21 Mar 2014 | 4:49 am
    I go back to work tomorrow after ten days off. Why, you ask, did I take ten days off in the middle of what is decidedly not vacation season?My boyfiend's back.Specifically, his two-level microdiscectomy and associated recovery time.Boyfiend had worked really hard all late summer and early fall, getting the brewery where he works up and running (yes, Boyfiend makes beer for a living. It's a perfect match.) and had started, just before Thanksgiving, having some pain in his knee. He'd messed up the knee years ago in a bike accident (yes, he rides bikes. Yes, he has a fixie. Yes, he has a beard…
  • Me working yesterday, after the time change.

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
  • Bladder, why you do me this way?

    5 Mar 2014 | 8:49 am
    Back in nursing school, I had an instructor. Everybody has one of those instructors--the ones whose classes make you yearn for the sweet release of death, or at least a nice case of vascular dementia. I don't remember what she taught, although it couldn't have been that important, since we only met twice a week.She had three hobbyhorses that she managed to work into every class: homeopathy, the importance of cleanses (you know, take a lot of laxatives and eat only pureed grapefruit stuff), and the fact that the nursing shortage was caused by legalized abortion. Oh--one more I forgot--that all…
  • Things that irritate me, part seventy gazillion and thirty-eight

    26 Feb 2014 | 3:49 pm
    If you're an instructor teaching nurses, please remember that we do "see one/do one/teach one." All you have to do is tell us what we need to know, once, and move on. Your (endless fucking horrible irritating) anecdotes (that attempt to cast you in a good light but instead make you look like the arrogant asshole you are) are not necessary. Running out of booze.Patients who are reasonable, normal people while you're in the room, but turn into manipulative weirdos the minute you leave. The trouble with calling people like that on their behavior is that it's never satisfying.Staying late in…
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  • Completely logical

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    Maybe this dog was just trying to get a chance at chasing (and actually catching) some cars.Enjoy!
  • DVT management

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Lots of customers come into the Hotel with history of DVT. While I was reading the RehabLand news today, I saw a very interesting article about removing them to resolve issues.There were no photos, so Dahey could read this article, too. (He has a weak stomach and ears).Enjoy your day wherever you are!
  • Ice cream and Viagra?

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    Thankfully, we won't (or shouldn't) have anyone eating this at the Hotel.It's one thing to need a medication fridge, but a freezer for this? Yes, the pharmacy folks keep our shingles vaccine, so we don't have to do it.It's always something as Roseanne used to say.
  • Another aftereffect of the Polar Vortex?

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    I hope not. I already have a longstanding dislike of the pollen inspringtime.Polar vortex = pollen vortexOne word (or interjection): UGH! (scratching eyes as nose runs...)More to come...
  • I have to remind myself why I continue...

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:11 pm
    To blog.Who knew that keeping a journal may be the one of the best kept productivity secrets out there?Sounds like a very good reason to me.TGIF! Enjoy your weekend wherever you are.
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  • Ask a Travel Nurse: In travel nursing, how do I know if I am being paid fairly?

    David Morrison R.N.
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: In travel nursing, how do I know if I’m being paid fairly? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: In travel nursing, how do I know if I am being paid fairly? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I get a ton of emails asking this, but always feel a bit defensive of the profession of travel nursing when I respond. I suppose that is because I look back on a profession that has afforded me a great many adventures which would neverhave been possible for it not for travel nursing. I guess it’s kinda hard to bash anything when your first assignment is in Maui But along those lines, let…
  • FOX’s Utopia Looking for Nurses

    Sarah Wengert
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Travel Nurses are always up for an adventure. That’s just one reason why I can’t imagine a better fit for FOX’s new reality series, Utopia, than a Travel Nurse. The concept of Fox’s Utopia is based around the question: “Can a perfect world be created?” It is based upon a hit Dutch television show by the same name. The new FOX American version will move “15 everyday Americans to an isolated, undeveloped location — for an entire year — and challenge them to create their own civilization.” The show’s cast will start a new society with no appointed leaders and scarce…
  • Travel Nurse Taxes

    Sarah Wengert
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Never Surrender: Don’t get buried by your Travel Nurse taxes! The April 15 deadline for filing federal taxes is swiftly approaching. Travel Nurse taxes can seem a bit daunting especially if you are just starting out and it’s your first year mastering getting them filed. Here are some tips for handling your 2013 Travel Nurse taxes: Get an Extension If you are just now thinking about filing your 2013 taxes, my best advice for you is to file for an extension. Like most things, getting it done right trumps getting it done right now. This is SO true when it comes to filing your taxes. And…
  • How to Avoid Travel Nurse Stress

    Sarah Wengert
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Get zen with these tips on how to avoid Travel Nurse stress. Nearly everybody faces on-the-job stress, but it can be especially rough on healthcare professionals. There are such high stakes to the outcome of a Travel Nurse’s work and performance that it is totally understandable to get stressed from time to time. But you can’t let stress get the better of you! Here are 5 tips for how to avoid travel nurse stress: Be Self-Aware Be sure to “check in” with yourself to see where your stress levels are. It’s so easy to ignore stress when you are always go-go-going. Whether compassion…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: How can a nursing student prepare to travel in the future?

    David Morrison R.N.
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse expert: How can a nursing student prepare to travel in the future? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am going to college soon for nursing and I hope to become a Travel Nurse after a year of hospital experience. I have a few questions about how I can prepare: Is it easy to make friends with other nurses? What are some skills that will benefit me in Travel Nursing? How did you choose the right agency? Is it hard being in an unfamiliar city without family and friends? Thank you very much! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I cannot tell you what the climate will be when you graduate from…
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    Phil Baumann

  • Counting the wrong steps: Quantified Irrelevance

    Phil Baumann
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    How many times did your heart beat today? How many laps did you swim today? How many steps did you walk today? How many ATP molecules did your mitochondria produce today? The answer to all of these questions are facts. They’re variable facts (depending on what you did today – eat, walk, swim, cry) but they are facts. Each fact depends on the other. So the facts aren’t irrelevant in their reality. A question is: How many of these facts do you need to track to help you determine the best courses of action in your life? It’s tempting to squeeze all of the digital…
  • The Focus Economy

    Phil Baumann
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Marketers (and that’s all of us one way or another now) are investing a lot of time, money, attention, and (sometimes) brain-power into figuring out today’s Marketing (and its sub-tools of advertising and PR). “How can we create content that engages, that gets shared, that grows our following, that raises brand awareness, that puts us on the map and keeps us there?…” Digital technologies (smart phones, smart watches, tablets) and digital media (Facebook, Twitter, electronic billboards) have introduced one weird little constant into the traditional equations of…
  • The Problem With GetSecret

    Phil Baumann
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:53 am
    On the iPhone app Secret. I didn’t download it. Why should I? I know where this stuff goes. Suffice to say, the makers claim that the app allows you to: “Be yourself” and “write beautifully”, with “no names or profiles” and where “great ideas spread”. Now having “great ideas spread” – if, in fact they are great ideas – isn’t a shoddy ambition but it’s unlikely that such an app is an incubator for inventive and innovative advances. Also: seekers of patentable expressions of unique ideas would pilfer those…
  • We Are Not the Center of the Technology

    Phil Baumann
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:01 am
    The human problem of technology is not that it will oppose us, nor that it will support us. Both schools of thought assume that we are at the center of “the Technology” – as if technology is out there for us with which to develop inter-relationships wherein technology extends from us and to us. No – the human problem of technology is that technology does not care. We are not the center of the technology. In this sense, Friedrich Kittler was right where McLuhan was wrong. Just as we learned hundred of years ago that our planet was not the center of the solar system, so…
  • Assassination of the Avatars

    Phil Baumann
    22 Dec 2013 | 4:21 am
    General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon – photographed by Eddie Adams, 1968 What the Justine Sacco ruckus demonstrates is not that there are racist people in our world or that people say dumb things or that virtual lynch mobs exist. We know that. What it reveals is that the reaction on Twitter is precisely the kind of behavior that led to racism in the first place: the innate reactivity of shallow-thinking people to prove they are better than someone else. The way the tweet-mongering crowd attacked an incompetent PR employee with lame sarcasm skills exemplifies…
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  • Retake a Class

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    So my search is, is there any school out there that would allow Nursing students who fail a class and are unable to get readmitted into their own previous schools, to retake a class, just that particular class, instead of having to go through a Nursing curriculum again, online or on campus? So that I can take my boards? Please provide any information you have. The post Retake a Class appeared first on RealityRN.
  • RPN Consolidation final semester with a preceptor

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    I am a RPN student and was doing my RPN consolidation. The first week my preceptor made a comment that she likes her school better. I was from a different school. I asked to borrow the key for the washroom and she acts like she didn’t want to give me the key. I was also was to be oriented to the place, which I wasn’t. I had to orient myself to the place, and I still fully didn’t know where things were located. She said I will learn as I go along. The preceptor also speaks bad to me. When I ask her something she would answer what. As student, I was not allowed to carry the…
  • National Nurses Week

    31 Mar 2014 | 5:47 am
    Every year on May 6th we kick off National Nurses Week. Then we wrap it up on May 12th, which happens to be the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This event has been created and put into place to recognize nurses from the past, present, and future, as great contributors to society and humanity overall. May 8th, 1998, was designated to be National Student Nurses Day. Since 2003, we now celebrate what is called ‘National School Nurse Day’ on the Wednesday that falls within our currently recognized National Nurses week every year. The ANA (American Nurses Association) has been…
  • Finding Nursing Scholarships

    21 Mar 2014 | 9:52 am
    Nursing Scholarships Becoming a nurse is all about education. Getting started in nursing school can be a challenge for some. The jobs are readily available, because the nursing profession has been suffering from a shortage for quite a few years now. It is a very noble profession and requires a certain kind of person to step into it and do it well. You have to love helping others, have compassion, understanding, and patience. If you have all these traits, and can combine them with a capability and willingness to learn, then nursing could be a dream job for you, and getting a scholarship to a…
  • Nursing recruiter

    27 Feb 2014 | 9:01 am
    Does anyone know of a trustworthy nursing recruiter in the Chicago area? Thanks in advance! The post Nursing recruiter appeared first on RealityRN.
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    Nurse Practitioners in Business

  • Digital Identity and Online Reputation

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Did you know you are on the web?  You, yes you dear clinician are on the web. You might say, “Yes, I have a website” or “Of course, I’m on Facebook.”  However, consider this…there is information about you online that you did not put there. As a medical and healthcare professional you should be very concerned. There is a plethora of physician and healthcare provider rating sites online. They pull data – all of our data from the NPI registry and licensing agencies (all public information) and place your information on their site. You might be surprised at…
  • Barbara on BlogTalkRadio

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Rebecca Morehead, the Practice Manager Strategist  has invited me to be on her show Practice Manager Solutions to discuss NP Practice.  The show is live and you’ll have the opportunity to call in. Details below: When: Wednesday April 9, 2014, 4:30pm Eastern Where: If you can’t make it, or you miss the show for some reason, you’ll be able to access the replay at the link above.   The post Barbara on BlogTalkRadio appeared first on Nurse Practitioners in Business.
  • Medicare to hold claims

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:14 pm
    The 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule stipulated a negative update to the MPFS that was to be effective January 1, 2014. That reduction was averted for three months with the passage of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013, which provided for a 0.5 percent update for services paid under the MPFS through March 31, 2014. CMS is hopeful that there will be congressional action to prevent the negative update from taking effect on April 1, 2014. CMS has instructed the Medicare Administrative Contractors to hold claims containing services paid under the MPFS for the first 10…
  • [Infographic] Mobile Devices and Physicians

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:52 pm
    This data was pulled from a survey  with primary care physicians.  However, I wonder what this looks like for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants  and other clinicians.  Are we similar? Share below how you use mobile devices in your work and everyday life. Source: The post [Infographic] Mobile Devices and Physicians appeared first on Nurse Practitioners in Business.
  • ICD10 Training from CMS

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Road to 10: ICD-10 Training Webinar Series As the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance date approaches, CMS continues to work in collaboration with providers and other industry stakeholders to help prepare for the transition. CMS is hosting a series of ICD-10 Training Webinars that will focus on ICD-10 basics, key preparation steps for a successful transition, billing, and clinical documentation concepts.  Don’t miss Clinical Documentation on 3/18/2014. ICD-10 Overview: Basics and Transition Tips • March 13; 12-1pm ET  (you may be able to get the replay) • Register for this…
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    Soliant Health

  • Nominate a Beautiful Hospital

    Tera Tuten
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    A hospital’s beauty goes beyond its looks. It extends to the quality of care it provides. So whether it is impeccable interior design or unmatched service that has impressed you, we want to know which hospitals are keeping you happy and why! For the sixth year in a row, Soliant invites you to  help determine […]Nominate a Beautiful Hospital is a post from: Soliant Health The post Nominate a Beautiful Hospital appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Building Activities for Speech and Hearing Therapy – Part 2

    Tera Tuten
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    As we learned last week, play is the work of children. But if incorporating therapy into pretend play is a little outside of your comfort zone, there are other, more balanced ways to play and achieve therapy goals. These three examples of game modification may only be the tip of the iceberg, but it could […]Building Activities for Speech and Hearing Therapy – Part 2 is a post from: Soliant Health The post Building Activities for Speech and Hearing Therapy – Part 2 appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • How to Wade Through 200,000+ Nursing Job Postings

    Tera Tuten
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    On average, there are 5,000-6,000 nursing-related jobs posted on this site on any given day. A recent study by Wanted Analytics found nursing to be the most in-demand job in America, with estimates of the number of U.S. nursing jobs open in a year reaching into the hundreds of thousands. While Soliant adds the handy […]How to Wade Through 200,000+ Nursing Job Postings is a post from: Soliant Health The post How to Wade Through 200,000+ Nursing Job Postings appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • 17 Medical Salaries, Adjusted for ‘Quality-of-Living’

    Tera Tuten
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:26 am
    According to labor statistics, some nurses can make north of $100,000 a year. Meanwhile, according to the documentary “The Vanishing Oath,” a full-time physician in the U.S. can take home as little as $28/hr before taxes. These are two extremes, but it brings up an interesting topic I’ve been thinking about for a while now: […]17 Medical Salaries, Adjusted for ‘Quality-of-Living’ is a post from: Soliant Health The post 17 Medical Salaries, Adjusted for ‘Quality-of-Living’ appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Healthcare Jobs That Will Be Most in Demand 2020 – 2025

    Tera Tuten
    27 Mar 2014 | 7:39 am
    Nurses (including RNs) By 2020, the U.S. government predicts a shortage of between 800,000 and one million nurses. (Close to 117,000 short in California alone.) Before that – 2015 – the U.S. Department of Health projects that 400,000 new nurses will be needed just to fill vacancies left by retirees. Here’s a closer look at the need, […]Healthcare Jobs That Will Be Most in Demand 2020 – 2025 is a post from: Soliant Health The post Healthcare Jobs That Will Be Most in Demand 2020 – 2025 appeared first on Soliant Health.
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    Off the Charts

  • Telehealth as ‘Disruptive Innovation’ in Nursing

    Jacob M
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    A patient uses telehealth equipment to communicate with his nurse. Photo courtesy of Janet Grady. “Telehealth: A Case Study in Disruptive Innovation” is a CE article in AJN‘s April issue. The author, Janet Grady, vice president of academic affairs and chair of the Nursing and Health Sciences Division at the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, describes the concept of disruptive innovations in nursing and delves into the evolving field of telehealth as a current example. The article considers the following: uses and potential uses of telehealth in chronic and…
  • Anxiety Apps: New Fad or Worth the Download?

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    By Amy M. Collins, editor Today there’s an app for everything. There are find-your-keys apps, map-the-stars apps, even an app to help you hone your stapling skills. And apps exist to help patients with every kind of health care need, from managing diabetes to prenatal care. Usually, in an attempt to keep my smartphone use to a minimum, I avoid jumping on the trendy app bandwagon. But recently I came across an article touting an app to reduce anxiety. As a long-term, mostly recovered sufferer of chronic anxiety and panic, this article piqued my interest (and my skepticism). While certainly…
  • Nursing Students and Then Some – In Opryland, Revisiting AJN’s Long Connection With NSNA

    Jacob M
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Revisiting AJN’s long connection with this vibrant student nursing association.  By Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, editor-in-chief Opryland critters I’ve said it a number of times over the years, most recently in my editorial in the April issue of AJN: the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is a vibrant organization and produces one of the most well-organized annual meetings in nursing. This year, it broke attendance records, drawing approximately 3,200 students and faculty advisors to the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, where I spent part of last week.* Supporting NSNA since…
  • What Advice Would You Give a New Nursing Student? Our Readers Respond…

    Jacob M
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    By Karen Roush, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AJN clinical managing editor My daughter Kim is starting nursing school next month, so last week I asked AJN’s Facebook followers for the best piece of advice I could give her. The response was overwhelming: over 600 people offered wisdom, encouragement, and tips for success. I went through and read them all and the following is an attempt to synthesize the advice. Of course, with so many responses, there were many valuable pieces of advice I had to leave out, from the practical to the profound, such as: sit in the front of class, stick to your principles,…
  • The Blame Game

    Jacob M
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    By Jacob Molyneux, senior editor The Reflections essay in the April issue of AJN is called “The Blame Game.” It’s by a nurse who finds herself visiting a family member in the hospital during her shift break at the same hospital. In her distress, she gets little relief or reassurance from the harshly judgmental nurse she encounters. The vividly told episode raises the question: can the act of casting judgment on another person diminish our ability to see these people as complete human beings, whatever their failings? And also this question: what is the proper attitude of…
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  • Isn't Collaboration in Nursing Something We Do Everyday?

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    This post is part of a collaboration with other nurse bloggers through The Nurse Blog Carnival.  Keith and Kevin from RNFM Radio are hosting this months enlightening round which will be posted... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Focus on Quality by Focusing on Evidence Based Nursing Practice in the Onboarding Process

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Health care has gone through many paradigm shifts in the past few years with focus on quality and containing the skyrocketing costs. As many more citizens find access to health care and insurance... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why Nurses Aren't Being Hired from New Grad to Experienced Nurse

    4 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    There is an excellent article today on Scrubs Magazine Weekly Best. It's a frank discussion with HR about why they didn't hire nurses and provides a great checklist of the top reasons for not hiring... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Another Great Recognition

    3 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    It is always an honor to be recognized by ones peers. The Nursing Site Blog has once again been recognized. This time by as one of their Top 10 Nursing Blogs for 2014. Thanks so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sites You Need to Check Out

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Playing catch up today. I have made many promises to mention or post links and this is going to be a grouping of those promises. There should be some very good information here so bear with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Scrubs - The Leading Lifestyle Nursing Magazine Featuring Inspirational and Informational Nursing Articles » Scrubs – The lifestyle magazine for nurses featuring nursing stories, humor, advice, hospital reviews, nursing school ratings, NCLEX quizzes and more.

  • 5 fun scrubs tops for spring

    Scrubs Editor
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Spring finally has sprung (hooray!), and with it comes a host of fun scrubs colors, prints and styles to celebrate the new season. If you’re in the market for a flattering spring scrubs top, we’ve rounded up our five favorite styles. Let’s go shopping! Jr. Fit V-Neck Top in For Your Eyelets Only: Something about eyelet always reminds us of spring! Throw in a little pink trim for a pretty top you can wear year-round. The Dickies junior fit v-neck top features a front adjustable tie, patch pockets, side vents and back elastic for added shape. “Romance” Mock Wrap…
  • Nurses on Instagram: Our favorite spring scrubs styles of the week!

    Scrubs Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We love seeing real nurses in action, especially when they look like they’re having a good time! When we aren’t connecting with you here on Scrubs, we’re chatting with smart, opinionated nurses on our Facebook page or searching for fun nursing pictures on Instagram. Here are five of our favorite images this week, featuring nurses sporting some seriously awesome and fun scrubs! Have your own Instagram account? Tag your work looks with #ScrubsStyle so we can find you! @daynamarie_xo13 CNA Dana looks bright and cheerful in this adorable spring-themed scrubs top. Love this look? Check…
  • Our 5 favorite nursing memes on Tumblr this week – April 18

    Scrubs Editor
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    We know how vital humor is for busy (and often over-stressed) nurses. Check out our favorite LOL finds from Tumblr this week! Looking for a dose of inspiration, too? Here are our favorite inspirational images of the week! Are you on the site? Be sure to follow us! You also can comment with a link to your own blog so that we can follow along with your postings.
  • Nurse bling: vintage “Gray’s Anatomy” book print

    Scrubs Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    If your office walls are looking a bit bare and you’d like to spruce them up, we’ve stumbled across a pretty awesome print we think you’ll love! This illustration of a caduceus symbol and the typography letters ‘RN’ is placed on an actual page from a vintage Gray’s Anatomy book. We think it’s a unique piece of artwork to display your love for your profession! Psst: The shop owner also makes these prints for LPNs and CNAs! The book page is approximately 5 x 8 and the mat opening is approximately 4 x 6; the overall size of the print, including the…
  • 4 best glasses accessories for nurses

    Scrubs Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Got four eyes and nowhere to keep those frames while you’re on the go at the hospital? We rounded up four cute ways to keep your specs handy, safe and well-accessorized! This retractable badge holder can not only hold IDs, but also glasses! Pin it to your scrubs top and clip on your glasses whenever you don’t need them. Voilà, easy access! (Bess Time, $18)   This gorgeous and lightweight lanyard is handmade and will hold your glasses safely around your neck. It even has a breakaway clasp in case the lanyard gets caught on something (or pulled by little hands in peds!). (DA…
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  • Do Facebook Likes Help or Scam Patients?

    Julianna Paradisi
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    I am cautious when initiating online interactions, with good reason. Sometimes, being cautious feels uncomfortable, however. I’m talking about the Internet phenomenon of patients asking strangers for Likes, or even donations to cover the cost of their medical expenses on … Continue reading →
  • The Nursing Dilemma of Medical Marijuana

    Julianna Paradisi
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    Medical marijuana is legal in Oregon, where I practice. In one sense, this seems to be an enlightened act of legislation for patients who cannot tolerate conventional medications or simply prefer an herbal approach to managing pain and/or nausea. Its … Continue reading →
  • Managing The Moderately Unstable Patient: The Challenge of Ambulatory Care Nursing

    Julianna Paradisi
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:25 am
    When a nurse educator makes the bold statement, “The moderately unstable patient is at the highest risk,” I’m interested in knowing why. I’ve thought about this statement ever since. She explained that the task-oriented nature of ambulatory care units (ACU) is … Continue reading →
  • Fast Food Nation: When Customer Service Competes with Patient Safety

    Julianna Paradisi
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:39 am
    Calculating chemotherapy doses by surface area (m2) or kilograms was a smooth transition for me, a former pediatric intensive care nurse. In pediatrics, every medication, even acetaminophen, is dosed by weight. Tailoring chemotherapy doses to a patient’s weight was already … Continue reading →
  • Switching to Oncology From Another Nursing Specialty

    Julianna Paradisi
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    One of the most enjoyable aspects of my recent job transition is meeting new colleagues. Not only are they a great group of nurses, but for the opportunity to exchange information. During one such discussion, the topic was how we … Continue reading →
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  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Explained

    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

    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

    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

    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…
  • Free CNA Training through Nursing Homes

    15 Feb 2013 | 10:54 am
    Being a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, can be an exciting and rewarding career in the medical field. Many people use this position to get their start in the field before moving up to other types of nursing jobs, such as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. Having a CNA certification can help open many doors for those people who possess them. Almost all nursing homes, hospitals and private care providers require any CNAs they hire to have a certain level of training. While the training needed to become a CNA can be considered a worthwhile investment in the future of the…
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  • Project Hope sends nurse to hard-hit Philippines

    Alycia Sullivan
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    By Elaine Tassy When Wally Winter, a nurse and retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, boards a plane at Albuquerque International Sunport today, he won’t touch ground for about two days. When he does, he’ll pick up where he left off a few months ago, nursing those touched by one of the worst typhoons in history, which ravaged the Philippines last November. Wally Winter is shown at his home in Bernalillo, wearing a T-shirt with the name of the organization for which he volunteers as a nurse, Project Hope. He leaves today for his second tour doing disaster relief nursing in the…
  • Affordable Care for Those Uninsured

    Alycia Sullivan
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    The following is a script from "The Health Wagon" which aired on April 6, 2014. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Henry Schuster and Rachael Kun Morehouse, producers. President Obama announced last week that more than 7 million people have signed up for Obamacare. But what went unsaid is that almost as many people have been left out. Millions of Americans can't afford the new health insurance exchanges. For the sake of those people, Obamacare told the states to expand Medicaid, the government insurance for the very poor. But 24 states declined. So, in those states, nearly five million people…
  • Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care

    Alycia Sullivan
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    When it comes to the cost and quality of hospital care, nurse tenure and teamwork matters. Patients get the best care when they are treated in units that are staffed by nurses who have extensive experience in their current job, according to a study from researchers at Columbia University School of Nursing and Columbia Business School. The study was published in the current issue of the American Economics Journal: Applied Economics. The review of more than 900,000 patient admissions over four years at hospitals in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System is the largest study of its…
  • What are the National CLAS Standards?

    Alycia Sullivan
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care(the National CLAS Standards) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Adoption of these Standards will help advance better health and health care in the United States. Click here for a list of the National CLAS Standards The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically…
  • 100 Inspiring Nursing Professors to Watch in 2014

    Alycia Sullivan
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 526,800 new nursing jobs will need to be filled between 2012 – 2022. Many new nurses will need to be educated to fulfill that need, and as nurses continue to grow in number and importance to the medical field, the need for skilled nurse educators also goes up. Entering the field of nursing is also challenging. Increasing competition for the most desirable jobs for practicing nurses and nurse educators can be intimidating. It is important for young nurses, especially students, to have role models that remind them how valuable and rewarding a…
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    Resource Nurse

  • Burnout In The ED

    Josh The Nurse
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:09 am
    Infamous words. Lester Freamon tells Jimmy McNulty “The job is the job.” And he’s right, no matter what you do, your job is your job. Maybe you love your job. Maybe you worked hard to obtain this job. But at the end of the day it’s still a job. You walk in and punch a clock. You see that the world they sold you in whatever flavor of nursing school you attended was steeped in idealism. Lots of nurses find this out the hard way. From the beginning we are taught and told that nursing isn’t supposed to be just a job, but your life’s calling. There’s a…
  • Blog Update

    Caleb The Nurse
    1 Mar 2014 | 12:09 am
    Caleb and Maddie I’m not dead, nor is this blog. I’m just busy. In the last 5 months I’ve… Started my RN-BSN program Moved Had a baby (Madelyn May Christenson, 9/24/13) Changed 1000+ Diapers Sold 80+ boxes or girl scout cookies Began  to write an e-book on how to effectively write a nurse resume I’m looking forward to creating new content soon. So please be patient. If you would like to help write for this blog, edit audio/video or be my facebook friend, please contact me. Talk Soon,             Caleb The Nurse
  • Basics of Chemotherapy W/ Dr. Greg Daniels PhD, MD.

    Caleb The Nurse
    26 Oct 2013 | 11:27 am
    Cancer sucks. But we can kill it. The main method used to kill cancer is the use of a variety of drugs that fall under the umbrella of chemotherapy. I don’t know the first thing about cancer and chemotherapy, so I brought someone in who does. This episode of Resource Nurse Radio I speak with Dr. Gregory A. Daniels, Ph.D., M.D. Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Division of Hematology-Oncology UCSD. He will teach us about the basics of cancer and chemotherapy. Before I interviewed him I posted on Reddit asking people to submit their questions. At UCSD Dr. Daniels coordinates…
  • Your First Code Blue

    Caleb The Nurse
    7 Oct 2013 | 10:58 am
    Its going to happen. You’re patient will keel over dead. Assuming they don’t have a purple wristband on, it will be time to call a code blue and intiate CPR. The first few times this happened to me I freaked out a little bit. The code team arrived and I found myself either paralyzed with fear, confused on what my role was or both. I don’t want you to share in my awkward code blue experiences. You need to be equipped.  Thats why I brought in Jason Balough RN, PICU nurse, ACLS instructor and overall nice guy. He’ll teach you what you need to do on…
  • Chest Pain Assessment With Dr. K

    Caleb The Nurse
    17 Sep 2013 | 1:55 am
    What do you do when your patient clutches their chest in agony?  You better have a plan. With the prevalence of coronary artery disease, chest pain is one of the most common complaints patients present with. In this episode of Resource Nurse Radio I talk with Dr. Kevin Krcmarik, attending internal medical physician/hospitalist about chest pain assessment and intervention. Show Notes and Resources Dr. K’s Last RNR Radio Appearance MONA LISA for Chest Pain 8 Days To A 100% Awesomer Nurse Resume   Listen to this episode on your favorite device To listen on iTunes on your…
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    FlightBridgeED - Critical Care Education for Nurses and Paramedics - Latest blog entries

  • The Nightmare Patient: Advanced Hemodynamics Case Study

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Nightmare Patient: ADVANCED HEMODYNAMICS Case Study In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a patient comes precariously close to disaster as a microscopic fiend unleashes it's fury on an unsuspecting patient. Seeking out this horrible monster will take skill as the crew follows the clues found in strange, cryptic waveforms. Join the podcast as we seek answers, and unravel the mystery of advanced hemodynamics.   Download ENHANCED Podcast (M4A) Download Podcast (MP3) Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher!
  • The Nightmare Patient: Neonatal Respiratory Arrest

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Nightmare Patient: Neonatal Respiratory Arrest In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a looming shadow is cast over an innocent crib as an unseen hand holds the fate of tiny child in its icy grasp. Will disease prevail? Join us... maybe you can be the hero!   MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher! Podcast Listener Survey*   *What is this listener survery thing, and why should I bother?The Podcast Listener Survey takes about 5 minutes, or so to complete and asks some general questions about our listeners so we can get to know who is listening, what you like…
  • FlightBridgeED - UPDATE

    1 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    FlightBridgeED - Update New Products and Services Roll-Out 2014 Check out the new products and services available from FlightBridgeED, LLC MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes! Hear us on Stitcher Podcast Listener Survey
  • Sedation = Delirium: A Recipe for Disaster

    3 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    SEDATION = DELIRIUM: A Recipe for Disaster   In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast we pick up a conversation we began in a previous podcast (Forget the PARALYSIS and Treat the PAIN). Now we will discuss the need for choosing appropriate medications and correctly managing their dosing in order to bring better patient outcomes in critical care environments.   MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher
  • The Nightmare Patient: IABP CARDIAC ARREST

    10 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Nightmare Patient: IABP CARDIAC ARREST In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, a perfect storm is rising over a terribly complicated case. Juggling a multitude of therapies and way behind, the flight team must fight to keep their heads above water. Find out what happens as the flight team and patient struggle for survival! MP3 Download Subscribe on iTunes Hear us on Stitcher  
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    Noggin Blog

  • Teaching Idea: Shared charting scenario

    Nikki Yeager
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    We recently did a webinar on Shared Charting (a feature we recently released on EHR Tutor) and we thought that even the instructors who could not attend might appreciate one of the scenarios we covered.If your school has a Simulation Lab, a shared chart can be used to transfer a patient from floor to floor. For example, if you have a Medical Assistant program where you cover admissions charting, you could have your Medical Assistant students go to the Simulation Lab and chart on the Admissions chart for your Simulation Man.Then, once Sim Man has been "admitted", have your nurses come in to…
  • Continuing Education Hours for Nursing License Renewal

    Nikki Yeager
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    One of our employees recently had to renew her nursing license and found herself stuck looking for continuing education credits to complete. It's amazing how quickly renewal years can sneak up and how elusive CE credits can be.So we thought it'd be a good idea to share some resources for anyone else needing to handle a license renewal. hosts a really good variety of classes and you can purchase an unlimited membership that allows you to take as many hours as you'd like.Here were some classes we thought were particularly relevant:Nursing Informatics: This session will describe how…
  • Latin Lessons and Medical Terminology?

    Nikki Yeager
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    During the Pennsylvania HOSA State Leadership Conference, we met with a vendor who sold, in addition to other materials, Latin textbooks. Like he said, medical terminology seems to trip up even the most intelligent students. But when you boil all the terminology down to basics - most of it is based in Latin. Because of that, we're including some free Latin language resources below. So if you're just starting your nursing education or want to brush up on medical terminology, this might be a good way to do so. Learn Latin - This simple, clean website has lessons, dictionaries and…
  • Free Patient Scenarios for Instructors

    Nikki Yeager
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:30 am
    We love all things free (as you should know if you read our blog). One thing we've been searching for is a website with example Physician's Notes. Granted, all of our template patients in EHR Tutor have Physician's Notes already created for them, but we realize that instructors may want more charting to use in patient scenarios than any one system can provide.Unfortunately we haven't found any website with an abundance of Physician's Notes only... but we did find a website with four amazing patient scenarios!According to the website, the scenarios were created with the following in…
  • Free webinar: Using chart sharing to increase teamwork and collaboration

    Nikki Yeager
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Hopefully we'll see you all at our next free webinar: Chart Sharing and Collaboration Across ClassesRegister for Chart Sharing and Collaboration Across Classes on Mar 28, 2014 3:00 PM EDT at: Yeager will be doing an example 20 minute lesson plan using an Academic EHR to encourage teamwork across different levels of programs (CNAs, LPNs, RNs, etc.).During the example lesson we'll talk about using a shared chart to collaborate across classes and encourage critical thinking amongst students. This webinar is open for any…
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    Certified Nursing Assistant Guide

  • Best Nursing Apps for Mobile

    Lanee' Blunt
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    By Lanee’ BluntThe best nursing apps that can help nursing professionals and nursing students are on mobile. Most nurses are using smartphones and can use the apps without having to worry about carrying a computer because they can be downloaded to a smartphone or a tablet.VoalteVoalte must be installed at the hospital or nursing home that you work for. It can be used on an iPhone, iTouch, iPad or smartphone with the long-term care facilities WiFi internet connection.  Each nurse gets an user profile where you will be able to log into using your smartphone. The app will provide critical…
  • Why is there a Shortage of Caregivers?

    Lanee' Blunt
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Lanee’ BluntThere is a shortage of caregivers as baby boomers age (people born between 1946 to 1964). There are many people that are caring for their aging parents now but, within 20 years baby boomers will be in their 80s and there won’t been enough caregivers to fill the demand, according to, The Aging of the Baby Boom and the Growing Care Gap, an AARP report.The ProblemThere are a large number of baby boomers and they have had fewer children than earlier generations.  Family caregivers have been giving people the independence to stay in their own homes or apartments because…
  • How to Get a Loan for Nurse Assistant Class

    Lanee' Blunt
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    By Lanee’ BluntStudent loans may be an option for entering a certified nurse assistant class if you need financial assistance. It can cover the tuition, books and any other school materials. The payment schedule usually won’t begin until you have graduated and found placement. Loan programThe federal government is the best source for a student loan.  The Stafford loan is subsidized; you will not have to pay the loan back until after you graduate. They usually give students a few months after graduation to start on the repayment which will give you time to get a job if you aren’t…
  • What are the Qualifications for a CNA Certification?

    Lanee' Blunt
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:46 am
    By Lanee’ BluntTo work in any state a CNA must have a certification.  A certified nurse aide is responsible for helping their patients with their daily living needs. They take care of elderly and disabled patients that are in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home-care and hospice. They are not licensed health care professionals such as registered nurse, or a licensed practical nurse. They must have a certificate in the state in which they work and their name must be listed on a registry.Admission RequirementsIn order for a candidate to be accepted into a training program they…
  • What is a Certified Nursing Assistant—Overview and Career Facts

    Lanee' Blunt
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:14 pm
    By Lanee’ BluntA Certified nursing assistant cares for patients in nursing homes, residential care facilities, hospitals, and home health care.  They must complete a training program and take a state test to become certified. They are certified by the state in which they are employed. A nursing aide will work under the supervision of a registered nurse to aid physicians and nursing staff members as needed. They are direct caregivers and responsible for patients daily needs.Job ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include basic care and personal hygiene care such as, bathing, hair care, and…
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