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  • The Future of Nursing
    Sarah Wengert
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Look into My Crystal Ball … Or, just check out this infographic to learn more about the future of nursing! The fine folks at The Nursing Bible recently shared an infographic with us that is titled, “Nowhere But Up: The Future of Nursing.” We thought that our Travel Nursing Blogs readers would be very interested in checking it out, so we are sharing it here. Travel Nursing is an industry intricately linked with the nursing shortage, and as you can see below, the infographic touches on projections for RN jobs, projecting a 36% rise in demand for RNs in hospitals by 2020. It also…
  • Correctional Officers are from Mars; Nurses are from Venus –Communication in Corrections (podcast)

    Correctional Nurse . Net
    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Do you feel like you are working in another world when you enter your correctional facility? Then this episode is for you. Art Beeler, former Warden of the Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC, shares his unique perspective on good communication between officers and nurses. Art has some great advice for working with officers. As […]
  • Seniors are having fewer heart attacks, data show

    AANP SmartBrief
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    A Yale University study showed stable hospitalization rates for heart attacks among young and middle-aged adults from 2001 to -More- 
  • CMS experiments with observation care alternatives

    ANA SmartBrief
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Dozens of hospitals are participating in a CMS pilot program that exempts some patients from a requirement limiting nursing h -More- 
  • AN elderly man has passed away in hospital after being rescued from the sea in Lyme Regis.

    Nursing News
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    A spokesperson for South West Ambulance Service said the elderly man was brought back to shore after getting into difficulties.
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  • Correctional Officers are from Mars; Nurses are from Venus –Communication in Corrections (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Do you feel like you are working in another world when you enter your correctional facility? Then this episode is for you. Art Beeler, former Warden of the Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC, shares his unique perspective on good communication between officers and nurses. Art has some great advice for working with officers. As […]
  • Summer Fun: Top 5 Reasons You Know You Are A Correctional Nurse

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    Hope you are including some fun in your summer. Correctional nursing is stressful. Relaxation, humor, and entertainment go a long way to keeping us sane in our crazy world. Nurses have a wild sense of humor, probably generated from a need to break the intensity of our work helping those who are suffering. It can […]
  • Correctional Nurse Guide to the Code of Ethics: Relationship to Patients

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    5 Jul 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Jason has been working intake screening at a county jail for over a year now. He has seen some unusual conditions and participated in many an emergency situation, especially when he is on night shift. This Saturday night is uneventful and he finds himself, once again, performing an intake screening on a homeless man who […]
  • Three Ways to Use Inmate Grievances to Improve Health Care

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    Inmate grievances are a standard mechanism for prisoners to request changes and express discontent with a variety of conditions of confinement such as housing, officer treatment, and inadequate medical care.  Although many in correctional health care see the grievance process as a tedious necessity, inmate medical grievances can be a rich source of information for […]
  • Art Therapy in the Prison Setting (podcast)

    Lorry Schoenly, PhD, RN
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:50 am
    Sue Ethridge, an art therapist from North Carolina with over 25 years of experience working with a variety of patient populations, talks about the advantages of art for incarcerated patients. For many years she provided art therapy at the medical facility at the federal prison in Butner, North Carolina. Currently, Sue works with the incarcerated […]
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  • Nurse, Whose Shoes Are You Wearing?

    Keith Carlson
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:03 pm
    As nurses, we're often in the mode of "doing". We hang IVs, check vital signs, give treatments, dole out medications, and tend to multiple tasks, whether in the hospital, nursing home, school, patients' homes, or other venues. And when we're doing those tasks, we're generally wearing our metaphoric---and literal---nursing shoes.In the midst of the tasks to which you need to tend, a patient may voice a complaint, concern, worry or anxiety. Depending on the general trajectory of your day, that patient's need can either draw you into empathic conversation, or, conversely, it can cause you…
  • Nurses: Come Out of the Woodwork

    Keith Carlson
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Although Nurses Week is long over, the public face of nursing still needs a regular shot in the arm so that the public knows what nurses actually do. As nurses, do we describe our work in a way that gets the point across? Does the public know that we're more than the media makes us out to be? Quite recently, I reviewed the new documentary, "The American Nurse" on this blog, and that post (and our interview with the filmmakers on RNFM Radio) affirms that this film contributes greatly to broadening the view of who nurses are and what they do. From birthing to home care, from hospice to nurses…
  • Nurse Keith on Local Networking

    Keith Carlson
    13 Jun 2014 | 11:47 am
    Those of you who are familiar with me know that I'm a big fan of nurses using social media, and I've published many blog posts and videos about online networking. But what about local networking? Isn't it just as important to have a robust professional network right in your home town?Social media is great, and I've made friends and found business partners on Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and Google+, but I also don't ignore my professional network right here in my little city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.The following video offers my take on local networking and why it's important for you, both…
  • "The American Nurse"

    Keith Carlson
    31 May 2014 | 8:34 am
    If you haven't heard already, the new documentary, "The American Nurse", has been taking the country by storm since it's release during Nurses Week. If you haven't yet seen the film, brace yourselves and make sure you do so as soon as possible. It is a testament to our profession. For those of you who are fans of RNFM Radio, you may already know that the director, producer and one of the nurses featured in the film appeared on our show on May 5th in honor of Nurses Week, and that interview dug deep into the dedication and inspiration that underscore this important documentary. Here's an easy…
  • Book Review: "Bellehaven"

    Keith Carlson
    12 May 2014 | 3:00 am
    "Bellehaven" by Margaret Hawke is an enjoyable novel set in 1960s America. The book drops us directly into the life of Kate Bannion, a homemaker, wife and mother who had previously set aside her career as a nurse but is forced by circumstance to once again don her nursing cap and find work to support her family at a time when women breadwinners are a new phenomenon. Kate faces many challenges at home and on the job, and the novel moves easily along the trajectory of Kate's life, marriage, and professional development.For those interested in the changes that have occurred---and continue to…
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  • 5 awesome movie nurses!

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    There are quite a few nurse movie lists out there, and we’ve even done one or two ourselves. However, we also wanted to include some movie nurses that aren’t always recognized for their awesomeness to give all the great film nurses their due. So check out our new list below, and let us know which film nurses you would have included! Madam Poppy Pomfrey – The Harry Potter Series The first two on this list also appeared on our favorite sci-fi and fantasy nurse list, but how could we not start out with a nurse able to regrow bones?! Madam Pomfrey is the “matron-in-charge” of the…
  • 5 ways the ICU changed me

    Scrubs Contributor
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    Thinkstock | Wavebreakmedia Ltd Five years ago, I took a job in the surgery/trauma intensive care unit directly out of school with no experience and little understanding of the medical world. Thankfully, it’s been a great fit for me and I’ve learned some fascinating lessons along the way. This may be true for a lot of nurses, but here’s the effect the ICU has had on me, and a few ways I’ve changed dramatically from that scared, novice nurse… 1. Few things gross me out anymore. After all the flying wads of trach phlegm, exposed bone and tissue in a trauma, and burn dressing…
  • The five stages of a nurse’s hunger

    Agatha Lellis
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    Thinkstock | Wavebreakmedia Ltd Kubler-Ross has nothing on those of us who have unpredictable eating and sleeping hours. Have you ever missed lunch, or called breakfast “lunch,” or gone all shift without eating a thing? Read on…     1. Denial The first stage of hunger is familiar to all of us. “I’ll just wait until after I do this discharge” we say, or, “As soon as my patient leaves for hydrotherapy, then I can eat.” Hunger pangs are no more than vaguely peckish feelings at this point. 2. Anger Once lunch (or brunch, or semi-dinner) has been delayed a couple of…
  • “5 Terrifying Things I Learned as a Drug-Addicted Nurse” – Did you read it?

    Scrubs Editor
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    istock | scrubs Nurses are consistently voted the most trusted profession in America, and with good reason–you’re on the front lines of healthcare, caring for those who need it most with skill and compassion. But the media doesn’t always portray nurses as trustworthy; shows like Nurse Jackie and Scrubbing In often portray nurses as drug-addicted partiers, not the skilled professionals you really are. We recently read the sobering article “5 Terrifying Things I Learned as a Drug-Addicted Nurse” on, and knew you would have a lot to say about it and…
  • Scrubs Caption Contest!

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    Last Week’s Winner No entries this week — give us your best comment for the familiar folks in the photograph below! This Week’s Contest – July 21, 2014 What’s your best caption? Leave it in our comments. Be sure to check back next week when we pick the winner! See our past winners here!
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  • I finally got the hog skull clean and got another Cancer Buddy.

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

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

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

    21 May 2014 | 1:07 pm
    It's been. . .a month? Six weeks? Seven weeks?God, who knows. All I know these days is getting up in the dark, working under artificial lights, going home in the dark, and praying for the sweet, sweet release of death.Not really. But close.In the time since I last caught up with you guys, I have survived The Annual Music Festival That Makes My Commute Home Even More Unpleasant, three more checkups with various CANSUH doctors (all clear!), and a staffing reduction.Because when you win awards and have fantastic patient outcomes and get featured in advertising campaigns, with pictures and…
  • 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.
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  • Unearthing myself

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Yes, I've been buried. Being an instructor at MegaCorp College really is a lot of work (even if it's only one class.)Besides my seven login accounts, I got surprised with advising duties recently. Yes, I know, most smart schools only allow the crack, full-time professors to advise students, but since MCC is a check the box kind of school, I got tasked with "advising" students.What, you ask, did I have to do?1. I decided to read my e-mail before class and I found out I had to complete this task by the end of the week. Since that was the last day of my week, it became a priority.2. When I…
  • Still alive and kicking

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Yes, folks, adjunct teaching is not for sissies (or anyone who values their free time). I feel as if I've been buried beneath a ton of paperwork, which not only includes coursework, but pre and post class work (aka homework) as well as online assignments (since this is what they call a hybrid class).I have seven log in IDs for various systems I have to interface with, including e-mail, one of three (including paper) attendance systems, two grade books and one learning management system for professors.I am expected to call each student if they don't show up. If that doesn't work, I have to…
  • It is Monday...

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Boom, thunder, and now hail.This day will certainly go out with a bang here in RehabLand, if a bunch of other storms won't get diverted.We can only hope...
  • It happens to nurses too

    6 Jul 2014 | 7:40 am
    I saw this post on a site I venture to regularly and it just reminded me that restaurant folks aren't the only ones who get caught up in this dilemma.One ED nurse got fired for an Instagram post.Word to the wise: be careful out there, folks. Know and understand how to use social media approriately.
  • In the news

    5 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Since I'm taking a break, I thought I'd have a look at the latest health news.Here are a few that caught my eye. Hope you enjoy.What not to say (from, yes, some things really ARE important enough to not be busy for, Mr. Professional Basketball Player. Cancer doesn't give a rat's (fill in your favorite anatomical part) who you are.A hypoglycemia dilemma (from interested me, because I often feel hypoglycemic. Think you can figure out this dilemma? Check it out.A different type of dilemma if you have back pain (from injections may help some…
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  • Insta Travel Instagram Contest for Travel Nurses

    Sarah Wengert
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Snap it. Post it. Hashtag it. And you could win a year subscription to Amazon Prime! Trivia Question: Who are three great photographers? Answer: Ansel Adams, Annie Leibowitz, and … YOU! Many Travel Nurses are major shutterbugs. And who can blame them? With all that time spent in new, exciting locations you are bound to see all kinds of picture-worthy sights. A new contest hosted by pet friendly Travel Nurse agency, Medical Solutions, allows you the chance to share your epic snapshots, and you might even win a prize for your efforts. All you have to do to enter is snap a picture on Instagram…
  • Katie Couric Celebrates Nurses

    Sarah Wengert
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Tune in on July 16th as Katie Couric celebrates nurses on her show, “Katie.” Whatever time zone you’re currently in, you should definitely tune in to today’s “Katie” on ABC, as host Katie Couric celebrates nurses, with a show themed “Celebrating Nurses.” “Katie” is a topical daytime talk show hosted by award-winning journalist and television personality Katie Couric. According to the show’s website, on July 16th, “Katie salutes nurses across the country. Meet the heroes who heal us, inspire us, and save our lives.” The episode is expected to feature Carolyn…
  • The Future of Nursing

    Sarah Wengert
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Look into My Crystal Ball … Or, just check out this infographic to learn more about the future of nursing! The fine folks at The Nursing Bible recently shared an infographic with us that is titled, “Nowhere But Up: The Future of Nursing.” We thought that our Travel Nursing Blogs readers would be very interested in checking it out, so we are sharing it here. Travel Nursing is an industry intricately linked with the nursing shortage, and as you can see below, the infographic touches on projections for RN jobs, projecting a 36% rise in demand for RNs in hospitals by 2020. It also…
  • Summer Reading for Travel Nurses

    Sarah Wengert
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Life’s a beach with this lively list of summer reading for Travel Nurses. Of course you’ll make great friends on assignment, and maybe you even brought your pet along, but aside from them, a good book can be a Travel Nurse’s best friend on assignment. Whether you go old school or rock the e-reader, there’s nothing better than digging your feet into the sand while you dig into a great book! Read on for Travel Nursing Blogs’ list of great summer reading for Travel Nurses: Rambling Stacks — Books About Travel The Vacationers — Emma Straub’s humor and observation are the…
  • Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s the normal range for Travel Nurse salary?

    Sarah Wengert
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Ask a Travel Nurse: What’s the normal salary range for Travel Nurses? Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am a junior in high school and want to learn more about becoming a Travel Nurse. Can you tell me what the normal range for Travel Nurse salary would be? Thank you so much! Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: I’m sorry, but I am not able to give you a “normal” Travel Nurse salary range because there are just too many variables. Pay rates for nurses in general can vary drastically depending on your specialty, the area of the country in which you work, and even the demand at any given…
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    Phil Baumann

  • The Ridicule Button

    Phil Baumann
    5 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    It’s easy to goof on people on Facebook, Twitter…or any social medium – especially if the victims aren’t using these idiotic social media software. You can take pictures, post them, hope people make goofing comments joining you in the shared experience of ridiculing someone. Marvelous feeling, huh? I goof on people too from time to time – but I know the difference between having fun and violating someone’s dignity. (As a matter of fact, my writing skills can do a pretty sharp job of putting trolls into psychotherapy, but that’s a skill any…
  • What I Am Arguing For

    Phil Baumann
    3 May 2014 | 9:27 am
    I am not arguing against Technology. I am arguing for a state of mind. A state of mind that can feel its way through the dark. — Phil Baumann (@PhilBaumann) May 3, 2014   [Link]
  • 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…
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  • NWTW and Peace Corps

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

    21 Jun 2014 | 4:06 am
    Working for years as a social worker I know how hard can be handling sick people but I know also how rewarding (spiritually and psychologically) this can be. That`s why I give thumbs up to all who choose this path as a career. I have a group of friends, social workers and nurses and often we are chit-chatting, trying to keep the finger on the pulse of this matter, sharing stories and news. One of my friends showed us this really interesting infographic about forensic nurses and thought I would share it with you. I saw you published similar infographics a while back so you might appreciate…
  • Monitoring Programs

    6 Jun 2014 | 9:06 am
    Hi! My name is Nicole. I live in Seattle and have to start the monitoring program. It sounds like a nightmare for 5 years!! I would love to talk with anyone who was or is participating in one. My email address is Thank you!! Nicole The post Monitoring Programs appeared first on RealityRN.
  • Maternal Role Attainment Theory of Ramona Mercer

    18 May 2014 | 5:05 am
    Introduction There is no doubt that one of the most crucial relationships in human dynamics is the relationship between a mother and her child. Secure attachment of the infant to his mother or her surrogate is crucial to normal growth and development and an integral part of a child’s ability to develop a sense of mastery, identity and self-worth. Although current trends in post-natal care in the United States have greatly diminished the extent of contact between nurses and new mothers, the professional nurse continues to have a unique and important impact on how mothers perceive and attain…
  • Patricia Benner – Nursing Theorist

    12 May 2014 | 5:32 am
    Patricia Benner, a nursing theorist, has made significant contributions to the field of nursing, particularly with her Novice to Expert theory. She has influenced nursing in the United States and internationally as well. She is an internationally noted speaker, researcher and a published author. Benner was born August, 1942, in Hampton, Virginia, and she was the middle child with two sisters. Her family moved to California where the girls completed high school. Her parents divorced when she was a sophomore in high school, which was a difficult time for the family. Patricia became interested…
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    Nurse Practitioners in Business

  • 11 Tips for Attending Conferences

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

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

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Home Health and Medicare DME – your support is needed. It’s quite easy…just go to the pages listed below and fill in your information. Letters will be sent to your elected officials on the topics below. Thanks for all of us! Urge Congress to Stop Restrictions on Medicare DME! Ask your Members of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 3833, which would authorize nurse practitioners to document the face-to-face encounters with their Medicare patients to order certain durable medical equipment (DME). Take action now on Home…
  • Business Needs Survey

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    15 Jun 2014 | 10:09 pm
      I need your help. I’ve created a short survey that you can take anonymously and it’s open to all health care providers.  It’s just 8 questions, so should just take a few minutes. The topic:  business topics of course.  You’ll find the survey at Please feel free to share with your colleagues and leave any additional comments on the survey or below this post.  Thanks so much for participating! The post Business Needs Survey appeared first on Nurse Practitioners in Business.
  • 5 Social Media Challenges for Healthcare Providers

    Barbara C. Phillips, NP
    4 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
    Not so long ago, health care professionals, along with a lot of other businesses and professions, though social media was a passing fad, much like the pet rock. Well, we all know how that turned out.  Social media is not going anywhere, indeed we can expect it to expand and evolve. It will become an even larger part of the world of healthcare. I personally love the ability to network with my colleagues, learn from them, help someone when I’m able, and share different things I’m writing and doing. However, with all the “social” of social media, we sometimes are not as careful as we…
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  • Destination: Vacation!

    Christy Trujillo
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:59 am
    What’s summer break without a vacation? Whether you’re heading out with the entire family or looking for some grown-up fun, we’ve got you covered with destinations that are sure to take you to new heights, literally! Five Kid-FRIENDLY Vacation Destinations The Grand Canyon My family drove cross country the summer before I started fifth grade. I’ll never forget our stop by the Grand Canyon. I was so mad when I found out that’s where we were heading! ‘We’re going to see a hole in the ground? Are you kidding me? What a joke!’ I grumbled on and on the entire drive, until I peeked…
  • Summer Learning!

    Christy Trujillo
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    In addition to some rest and relaxation this summer, you might want to brush up on your skills or tackle the CEUs you’ll need this year. Conferences are a great way to do this, since many of them fill those requirements and offer a bit of fun and camaraderie at the same time. We’ve listed some events going on this summer and some that you’ll need to register for ASAP, before all the spots are taken. We’ve also found a few webinars and online conferences for those who prefer to stay close to home. Occupational Therapy 2014 OTAC 38th Annual Conference, October 16-19 (California) While…
  • It’s Summer! Now what?

    Christy Trujillo
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Across the nation, students are putting away their books as the summer months settle in. If you’re a school-based healthcare professional, you might be celebrating too as you look forward to some much-needed R&R. Of course, if you’re anything like the driven and talented individuals we have here at Sunbelt Staffing, you’ll be on the hunt for ways to enrich your days and make the most of your time. Over the next few weeks, we’ll track down local seminars, uncover online learning and provide a few suggestions for taking it easy as we dive into our summer blog series dedicated to you…
  • Volunteer Opportunities for Nurses

    Howard Gerber
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you are between travel assignments and are looking for a way to fill the gap, volunteering may be an exciting and rewarding way to spend your time. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for nurses both in the United States and internationally. Volunteering in the United States  There are a variety of organizations in the United States that use volunteer nurses. One of the most well-known organizations is the American Red Cross. Volunteers with the Red Cross can work locally or travel to disaster sites both in the United States and abroad. Red Cross nurses provide triage and…
  • Why Travel Nursing May be Your Cure to Burnout

    Howard Gerber
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:52 am
    Maybe you have been working as a nurse for several years and are feeling a bit burnt-out. It is common for nurses to start to feel that way after years in the field. Nurses deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis. From demanding doctors to unhappy patients to witnessing tragedies, nursing can take its toll.  But before you start considering switching careers, you may want to consider working as a nurse traveler. So how do you know if you’re starting to have burnout and a travel assignment may be in order? Take an honest look at yourself and decide if you have some of the following…
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    Soliant Health

  • 6 ways to fight ‘Tired All The Time’ (TATT) syndrome

    Tera Tuten
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    If you arrive for your next shift, only to find that your get-up-and-go is consistently gone (even after a full night’s sleep) you could be experiencing TATT, or ‘Tired All The Time syndrome.’ Often seen as the little brother of chronic fatigue syndrome, TATT manifests itself in poor concentration, a feeling of constant exhaustion, difficulty […]6 ways to fight ‘Tired All The Time’ (TATT) syndrome is a post from: Soliant Health The post 6 ways to fight ‘Tired All The Time’ (TATT) syndrome appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • A Look at the Nurse Practitioner Salary Explosion

    Tera Tuten
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Over the last decade, the number of nurse practitioners working in the U.S. has exploded from an estimated 97,000 to more than 189,000. According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, these NPs are working in all areas of specialization. Thanks to the triple-headed healthcare challenge that includes sweeping reforms, the looming doctor shortage of […]A Look at the Nurse Practitioner Salary Explosion is a post from: Soliant Health The post A Look at the Nurse Practitioner Salary Explosion appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • “Why we didn’t hire you”: What Not to Do in Nursing Job Interviews

    Tera Tuten
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    “I remember one nurse whose clothes were so tight, I felt like I was watching her slowly suffocate during the interview,” says one hospital HR recruiter. “I had a gal come to an interview with an itty-bitty dog in her purse,” says another. “Please don’t start off the interview with a litany of things you […]“Why we didn’t hire you”: What Not to Do in Nursing Job Interviews is a post from: Soliant Health The post “Why we didn’t hire you”: What Not to Do in Nursing Job Interviews appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • Are There Too Many Specialists?

    Tera Tuten
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    With a projected shortage of 45,000-90,000 primary care doctors by the year 2020, it’s no wonder we’re worried these days about whether there are (or will be) enough MDs for primary care. So are there too many specialists in the U.S.? Here’s a look at both sides of the coin: There are too many specialists […]Are There Too Many Specialists? is a post from: Soliant Health The post Are There Too Many Specialists? appeared first on Soliant Health.
  • The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals of in the U.S. (2014) are …

    Tera Tuten
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:44 am
    RESULTS: 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America (2014) are… After a record-smashing 248,116 votes (more than twice that of last year’s edition) the results are in for Soliant Health’s 6th annual list of the 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in America. The big story on a number of fronts this year is Utah. Among other firsts, […]The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals of in the U.S. (2014) are … is a post from: Soliant Health The post The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals of in the U.S. (2014) are … appeared first on Soliant Health.
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  • Memory Care Facilities Emerging Specialty In Senior Care Industry

    Pearl Griffin
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:41 am
    As work continues on a 23,000-square-foot memory care center in Weston Wisconsin, it is important to remember that this is just one of the many facilities currently being built throughout the country. Because of the increased number of people who have memory-related illnesses, these types of ‘memory care facilities’ are only going to increase in number. In fact, the number of people in Wisconsin alone who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease are expected to be around 202,000 by the time 2035 comes around, almost double the number of the current 120,000 Wisconsin residents with Alzheimer’s…
  • Mealtimes Turn Dangerous In Senior Care Facilities

    Pearl Griffin
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:39 am
    The Rookery home in Walcott found out that mealtimes could in fact be dangerous – and in this case even fatal. Paul Relton had a specific care plan that specified that he required one-to-one supervision when he was eating. His food also needed to be cut into minimal pieces in order to avoid choking. However, on October 14, 2012, Mr. Relton finished his own meal and then took a cheese roll that belonged to another resident. He placed it in his mouth. A support worker at the home says that he took Mr. Relton out of the dining room and brought him into the lounge, this was done to ensure that…
  • Reports From Nursing Home Inspections Frequently Lag Behind

    Pearl Griffin
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:35 am
    When Mary Chiu discovered the bedsores that her 85-year old mother was struggling with, she was shocked to say the least. Her mother suffered bedsores on her big toe, heel, left leg, and the one on her backside was deep enough to where it exposed the bone. Hospital treatments for the sores and subsequent bacterial infections became standards, upwards of a half a dozen times her mother needed to go to the hospital. Her mother finally passed away because of respiratory failure months later. Slow justice indeed Because Mary Chiu wanted a thorough investigation of the nursing home, she wrote the…
  • Authorities Investigate Rape of Woman In Nursing Home

    Pearl Griffin
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:29 am
    A transitional care facility and nursing home in West Chester received a brutal reminder that even those elderly patients who live in an elder care facility are not always safe. According to police, a rape reportedly happened between 9 and 11 PM. Despite the fact that neither the police nor the care facility would disclose the woman’s age, it is assumed that the woman was in fact a resident at the facility. According to the vice president for marketing for the owner of the facility, there were re-conducted background checks for all the male caregivers and these male caregivers were…
  • Nursing Home Taking Recreational Care Too Far

    Pearl Griffin
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:22 am
    The East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon, N.Y. has landed in some hot water after reports came out that suggest that the facility hired a male stripper to dance for the facility’s patients. The son of a resident found the picture of his mother (who is 86 years old) with a male stripper. The picture shows that the resident is putting money in the dancer’s underwear. It is understandable that the residents’ family members were not pleased once they became aware of the incident. Mr. Youngblood alleges that when he confronted one of the employees at the facility about…
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  • If She Yells ‘Help Me’ – Poster Therapy to Convey the Needs, Identity of an Ailing Parent

    Jacob M
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    Joan Melton, MSN, lives in Indiana. Photo by Ann Gordon, via Flickr I am a geriatric nurse practitioner and have also been the daughter to an ill, aging parent. I felt well trained for my professional role but struggled with the latter. I joked that, despite my logical understanding of what was going on with my mother, it could be hard to accept her physical and functional changes, which sometimes seemed to fly in the face of logic. There were days Mom’s hospice nurses spent more time with me than with my mother. They’d sit and allow me to vent my frustration at watching my mother…
  • Tragic Plane Crash, Truvada Concerns, Changing Infection Rates: AIDS/HIV Issues in the News

    Jacob M
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Truvada / via Wikimedia Commons By Jacob Molyneux, AJN senior editor There have been a number of recent high-profile news stories as well as some notable new research related to HIV/AIDS and its treatment and prevention. First, AJN would like to add its voice to those expressing heartfelt regret at the deaths of a number of prominent and widely respected HIV advocates and researchers in the Malaysia Airlines jet that appears to have been shot down over Ukraine last week. The Truvada controversy. Those who who died on the plane had been heading to an international conference in Melbourne,…
  • The Ethics of a Nurse’s Refusal to Force-Feed Guantanamo Hunger-Strikers

    Jacob M
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:18 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. Nasal tubes, gravity feeding bags, and the liquid nutrient Ensure used in Guantanamo force-feeding/ image via Wikimedia Commons The Miami Herald reported this week that a U.S. Navy nurse and officer refused to take part in force-feeding hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay. There’s much we still don’t know about this story, but the force-feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo has…
  • Getting Patients Involved in Care Redesign: What the Research Says

    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Sylvia Foley, AJN senior editor “I think the whole thing is we’re trying to im­prove care. It’s all about [patients] anyways. So if we’re gonna make changes that impact them I think we have to get them involved.” —study participant Although there is considerable support for increasing patient involvement in health care, it’s not clear how best to achieve this. And few researchers have specifically investigated the views of patients and providers on patient engagement. In this month’s CE–Original Research feature, “The Perceptions of Health Care Team Members About…
  • Flight Nursing Notes – The Feel of a Homecoming

    Jacob M
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Observations of an experienced ICU nurse and long-time AJN blogger who recently made the transition to flight nursing. Marcy Phipps, BSN, RN, CCRN, ATCN, TNCC, is an occasional contributor to this blog. Some details have been changed to protect patient privacy. “We’ve been married for 58 years,” my patient’s wife says. “Fifty-eight years…” She turns her attention from me and gazes out the window of the plane. We are on a medevac flight, 35,000 feet over the Pacific en route to an urban, American hospital near “home.” Her husband is being transferred to receive aggressive…
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    Nurse In Australia

  • Tax Deductions for Australian Nurses

    23 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    The ATO has an information page on their website titled Nurses, midwives and direct carers – claiming work-related expenses, and it provides plenty of info specifically designed for nurses making claims for tax purposes. You cannot claim for a deduction when your employer reimburses you for a particular expense, however there are plenty of things you can claim a deduction for, such as: car and travel expenses, uniform and maintenance (laundry), registration and insurance costs, education expenses, things like your phone, equipment, stationary and overtime meals. For a full rundown on…
  • Nursing Wages in Queensland, Australia

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Many people would like to know how much nurses get paid in Australia. Here are some current figures as of July 2014 from EB8 (public nurses) to give you some indication of nursing wages. Wage Increases and Allowances The following increases apply to nurses and midwives: Increases to Wages and Allowances 13.1  The salaries for nurses and midwives covered by this agreement are contained in Schedule 1 which represents the following increases: 3% or $30 per week, whichever is the greater, payable from 1 April 2012; 3% or $30 per week, whichever is the greater, payable from 1 April 2013; 3% or…
  • Survey Reveals Nurses as the Most Highly Regarded Profession

    15 May 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Roy Morgan Professions Survey has again named Nursing as the most highly regarded, ethical and honest of all professions in Australia, topping the list at 90% of those surveyed. That’s great news for nurses – being part of a profession that is so highly regarded by the public. Doctors, Pharmacists and Engineers followed closely behind Nurses, with Real Estate Agents, Advertising People and Car Salesmen (at only 4%) rounding out the bottom of the list for ethics and honesty (a position Car Salesmen have held for 30 years!) I wonder if similar figures are reflected elsewhere in…
  • Medication Errors: Behind closed doors

    8 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Medication errors seems to be a hot topic that is revived from time to time. Often it comes up in a slightly sensationalised form in the media, with grim statistics accompanying a photo of a busy hospital, and comments made on the negative outcomes for recipients of such errors. Exactly how often do medication errors happen in hospitals? Statistics paint pictures that make remarkable claims, yet it’s very difficult to validate or construct exact data on the frequency and severity of errors. For instance, according to The Australian, mistakes happen more frequently in Queensland than any…
  • Travel Nursing E-book Review: Nursing In Australia

    6 Jul 2013 | 8:27 pm
    Nursing in Australia: A Guide to Working and Living as a Nurse Down Under. I recently had the opportunity to review this brand new e-book written by Emma Bates from Nursing In Australia. Here’s a little background on the Author Emma Bates: “I am a nurse (originally from the UK), who came to Australia to work 6 years ago. Previously, there had been nothing in the way of a practical handbook to guide overseas qualified nurses trying to make the transition into Australia.   This eBook aims to assist nurses in their travels from all countries around the globe into Australia,…
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    The Nursing Site Blog

  • One of the Top 30 Nursing Blogs

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

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Social media is wonderful and externally useful, but like anything, it comes with a need for etiquette and good old common sense!! Users have to accept responsibility for anything they post and set... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Recognition is Appreciated!!!

    3 Jul 2014 | 5:11 pm
    We have been honored once again as one of the 16 Blogs You Need to Read from Thanks for the inclusion!!! (We are listed #1) Check out their site, their scrubs and their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Where Do You Take Your Career as an Older Nurse?

    12 Jun 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Ugh I guess I have to admit I'm an older nurse now. My current role as QI (for hospice) automatically makes me one of the people you love to hate, but I always hope I don't come off as old and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Help Nurses Thrive in Their Roles with Ongoing Feedback

    2 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nursing is and always will be challenging. Nurses hold people's lives in their hands and to continue to be great nurses, we must always strive to improve the quality of care we provide. That isn't... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    DiversityNursing Blog

  • Music Ignites Lost Memories in 'Good-News' Film

    Erica Bettencourt
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:18 am
    By Kim Painter Music has an unmatched power to bring back our pasts. But what if our memories have been lost to Alzheimer's or some other condition? Can music still work its magic? A new film, Alive Inside, says yes. The film, opening Friday in New York, features the work of Dan Cohen, a New York social worker who started taking personalized iPods to people with dementia in nursing homes several years ago. Cohen's non-profit Music & Memory got a huge boost in 2012 when an early clip from the film, featuring a gentleman named Henry, became an online sensation. It…
  • With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds

    Erica Bettencourt
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    By Robert Preidt Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you're treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on 17.5 million emergency patients treated at nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States. The overall risk of death in the hospital was 10 percent lower among those who initially went to the busiest emergency departments rather than to the least busy ones, the study found. "It's too early to say that based on these results, patients and first responders should…
  • Acupuncture May Reduce Severity and Frequency of Menopausal Hot Flashes

    Erica Bettencourt
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    By Honor Whiteman For women going through menopause, hot flashes can be one of the most uncomfortable symptoms. But a new study suggests that acupuncture may help to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes among menopausal women. Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are a sudden feeling of heat over all or parts of the body. They may also cause redness on the face and neck, red blotches on the arms, back and chest, and heavy sweating or cold shivers. Many health conditions can cause hot flashes, but they are most common among women going through menopause…
  • Chronic Stress Can Hurt Your Memory

    Erica Bettencourt
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    By Serusha Govender and Sara Cheshire (CNN) -- Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start? There's nothing like stress to make your memory go a little spotty. A 2010 study found that chronic stress reduces spatial memory: the memory that helps you recall locations and relate objects. Hence, your missing car keys. University of Iowa researchers recently found a…
  • Debilitating Case of Mosquito-borne Chikungunya Reported in U.S.

    Erica Bettencourt
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    By Val Willingham and Miriam Falco  (CNN) -- Chikungunya -- a tropical disease with a funny name that packs a wallop like having your bones crushed -- has finally taken up residence in the United States. Ever since the first local transmission of chikungunya was reported in the Americas late last year, health officials have been bracing for the arrival of the debilitating, mosquito-borne virus in the United States. Just seven months after the first cases were found in the Caribbean, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreported the first locally acquired…
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    Noggin Blog

  • New Grants for Tech

    Nikki Yeager
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    We recently had a school ask us if we were aware of any scholarships that would help pay for technology like EHR Tutor. The last time we checked on grants was a year ago so we did a little searching around and found three options for schools who are looking for funding.1. FRED Grants - These technology grants are available to rural schools in denominations of 2,000-5,000 dollars. FRED grants renew every year so you can apply through the website when you're ready - Touchstone Energy Classroom Technology Grants - These grants are available to schools in the…
  • New Feature: Patient Education Resource Link

    Nikki Yeager
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:29 am
    A while back we added a new feature for our users and it just dawned on us that we never posted the updates to our blog. So for anyone that might have been wondering, we now have a Patient Education Resource Link for students to use. How would you use our new feature? Good question. Let us show you how!If you're doing a lesson on how to properly document patient education, have students split into pairs. This activity can be done twice: once with one person acting as the "patient" and the second time with students in reversed scenarios. Assign each "patient" a medication, diagnosis…
  • Why less is more in an Academic EHR/EMR: Part 1

    Nikki Yeager
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    We regularly get asked about a few different features in our site by prospective clients so we wanted to take this opportunity to explain our philosophy at Noggin Group and why we do things the way we do.We truly believe that our products are a way to increase critical thinking skills and enliven the classroom experience. We don't provide text books or 3-D simulations of patients, but we do provide the tools to give your students the experience they need to document and think like a clinician (not just act like one).What does that mean? Well, for an example, we don't automatically add up…
  • Academic EHRs - not just for hospital simulations! How to teach clinic and office based skills as well.

    Nikki Yeager
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    We recently had a school ask us if our program could be used to demonstrate clinic/office skills as well as hospital skills.So we've sat down and thought about it to come up with some ideas for Graduate Programs, Medical Assistant programs or any other school focusing on clinic related experiences instead of hospital experience.Patient Registration: Out patient registration form is used pretty heavily by Medial Assistant, HIM and HIT programs. We also realized this is something office-based nurses or Nurse Practitioners may want to use. While we don't focus on coding and billing, we do have…
  • Friday Funnies: Just plain ol' jokes

    Nikki Yeager
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A new nurse listened while the doctor was yelling, "Typhoid! Tetanus! Measles!"The new nurse asked another nurse, "Why is he doing that?"The other nurse replied, "Oh, he just likes to call the shots around here."You know you're a nurse when discussing dismemberment over a gourmet meal seems perfectly normal.You know you live with a nurse when.. you forget to flush the toilet, you get a complete analysis with a plan on how to correct any noted problems.Funny miscommunication: The diabetic who was trained to administer insulin using an orange. When a nurse later…
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    Certified Nursing Assistant Guide

  • What is the Difference between a CNA Nurse vs LPN Nurse?

    Lanee' Blunt
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    By Lanee’ BluntThere is a difference between a CNA and a LPN. A certified nursing aide assists people that have physical disabilities, mental impairments, and other health care needs related to aging. A licensed practical nurse or LVN in some states provides basic medical care to their patients, and works under the direct supervision of registered nurses and doctors. A nurse assistant works under the supervision of licensed practical nurses, registered nurses and doctors.Job Duties of Practical Nurse Licensed vs Certified Nurse AideThe responsibilities of a CNA include basic bedside…
  • CNA Training Classes—6 Things You Should Know Before You Register

    Lanee' Blunt
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    By Lanee’ BluntA CNA is responsible for providing basic nursing care for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice and home-care. Becoming a certified nurse assistant is an excellent way to enter the medical field even if you aspire to be a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. There is a demand for the job with the growing elderly population many certified nursing assistants will be needed to fill the demand, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are six things that you should know before you enroll in a program.Requirement for AdmissionPrograms…
  • Google Glass for Nurses

    Lanee' Blunt
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    By Lanee’ BluntOctovis, Inc. a Nashville-based company is testing possible applications to make Google Glass more efficient for doctors and nurses. There have been other companies applying for opportunities in Google Glass healthcare, also. Some people had said that nurses and doctors wearing glass could be more of a distraction, and have complained that it looks cyborg-ish.This technology would make it easier for nurses to access patient information, and access the right dosage of every medication. With Glass writing notes in charts by hand or entering information on patients into a…
  • How to Find a Job That Will Train You to Be a Certified Nursing Assistant

    Lanee' Blunt
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:38 am
    By Lanee’ BluntA CNA must be certified before they can work as a nursing assistant.  In order to work, your state will require that you take a training program. The hours of the program may vary upon state to state, and you must pass a written and clinical test.  As a nursing assistant you will find that you are aiding the medical staff by taking care of your patient’s daily needs. The care is very important not only to the patients but to the medical staff also.Certified Nursing Assistant DutiesA CNA has many responsibilities such as, they respond to calls. The job duties…
  • Benefits of Becoming a Nursing Assistant

    Lanee' Blunt
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    By Lanee’ BluntCNA’s are known as certified nursing assistants, certified nursing aides, orderlies, and home healthcare aids. Their duties are to take care of the elderly, and chronically ill, by assisting them with daily living tasks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the growing population there will be many nursing aids that will be needed in long-term treatment facilities. If you are laid-off and thinking of re-examining your career options or you may be thinking of becoming a RN and wondering if nursing is for you, there are many benefits for this position.The Job…
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  • Nursing Apps of the Day NCLEX Q100

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
      This App is an Awesome tool for New grads preparing for NCLEX. It offers 100 questions likely to be seen on NCLEX w/Answers & Rationales. Download today on Google play market. 5 star App.NCLEX DRUG GUIDE   This is a great NCLEX Drug Guide for Nursing students and Nurses ! Included are hundreds of drugs, vitamin, minerals, definitions, frequently used drugs, Common drugs on exams, etc... ENJOY! This app comes with an online search database for any medication right at your finger tips.    
  • Humor Pic of the Day

    5 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    When your patient growls at you! Have a great day! 
  • Humor Pic of the Day

    24 Jun 2014 | 3:04 pm
          Great laugh for the day! Enjoy! 
  • Golden Standards for CRNA School

    Daily Nurse
    15 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    Below are the requirements according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist, in addition to some helpful tips of my own.    Apply and get accepted into an Accredited BSN program. (Or BS in Science with RN Licensure) Graduate with an competitive GPA (3.6+) and pass NCLEX licensure  Gain employment in a VERY Critical care unit (CSICU, CICU, ETC…) in a large Level 1 teaching hospital.   Work for at Least one year/make a good impression on managers/ Shadow multiple CRNATake GRE and SCORE HIGHObtain BLS,ACLS, PALS, CCRN (More certifications will help you…
  • Happy Father's Day

    Daily Nurse
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    From the Nursing Daily team! Enjoy!!!
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