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Patients Can Say The Darnedest Things

Patients Can Say The Darnedest Things

As nurses, we get to work with and care for patients everyday. Some days we hear some VERY interesting things come out of their mouths! With some help from our fantastic Facebook community, we’ve compiled some anecdotes that are sure to […]

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6 Ways Risk Managers Make A World Of Difference In Healthcare

From today until Friday, we’re celebrating Healthcare Risk Management Week! This year’s theme, “Making a World of Difference,” celebrates the important work that risk managers and other patient-safety professionals do to ensure the safe, quality care of patients throughout the […]

Nurse Managers: Caught In The Middle

Nurse Managers: Caught In The Middle

As we wrote about in our last post, the problem of nurse burnout and the challenge of figuring out how to engage, satisfy, and retain nurses is one facilities who care about their bottom line can no longer afford to […]

Aphasia: 5 Things You Need to Know

Aphasia: 5 Things You Need to Know

We know the human brain really is an amazing thing. When it’s healthy and working normally, it controls everything from basic physiologic functions to sensory interpretation and memory. When the brain is damaged, however, certain functions can be impaired or lost […]

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How To Stand Out In The Nurse’s Crowd

As nurses, we can choose to be a dime among a dozen or to purposely shine to stand out from the crowd. Only you can unleash your attributes to your peers and coworkers, and put yourself in position to advance your […]

Nurse Preceptors: The Good, The Bad & How To Survive

Nurse Preceptors: The Good, The Bad & How To Survive

As any seasoned nurse will tell you there is a huge difference between reading about patient care and actually being responsible for it. There are also changes in protocol and methods when you move from one specialty to another. Preceptors are […]

5 Reasons Why Patients Should Be Thankful for Nurses

5 Reasons Why Patients Should Be Thankful for Nurses

Every day, nurses meet a lot of patients from all walks of life and ages. Despite the variety, all nurses have one goal in mind and that is to care for their patients. Unfortunately, despite the changes nurses can make […]

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7 Reasons Why We Love Nursing Assistants

Nursing assistants are a vital part of the health-care team, and they work hard to care for patients while lightening the load for their nurses. Since National Nursing Assistants’ Week happens to run from June 9 to 16, now is […]

13 Ways to Tell if You’re a Nurse (pt. 2)

13 Ways to Tell if You’re a Nurse (pt. 2)

Part 2 to “You Know You’re a Nurse When…” article. ___ They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so during Nurses Week 2016, we asked our Funny Nurses family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” (above) […]

Caring For Patients With Hepatitis

Caring For Patients With Hepatitis

While Hepatitis Awareness Month (May) has come to a close, hepatitis awareness is important all year for us working in the health-care field. Nurses, in particular, need to know how to care for patients who have hepatitis, and we need to know […]

3 Strategies For Keeping High Blood Pressure Controlled

3 Strategies For Keeping High Blood Pressure Controlled

High blood pressure affects approximately 1 in 3 American adults, and it’s the primary or contributing cause to hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States every year. Among other things, high blood pressure increases one’s risk of heart […]

Traits of an Excellent In-Take Nurse

Traits of an Excellent In-Take Nurse

The job of an in-take nurse is critical in hospital and clinic settings. This is a patient’s first point of contact with a medical professional, and you need to be ready to take on any type of emergency in an […]

10 Things You Should Know About Arthritis

10 Things You Should Know About Arthritis

There’s a good chance that you or someone you know suffers from arthritis. We say this because roughly 1 out of every 5 adults in the United States has arthritis, which makes it the leading cause of disability in the […]

13 Ways to Tell if You’re a Nurse

13 Ways to Tell if You’re a Nurse

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so during Nurses Week 2016, we asked our Funny Nurses family to fill in the blank after “You know you’re a NURSE when…” (above) and we got some pretty great responses! We think you’ll […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Florence Nightingale

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Florence Nightingale

Today, the 12th of May, is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. As you may know, today is also the final day of National Nurses Week. As 2016’s National Nurses Week comes to a close, we thought it would be fitting to create […]