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Will Understanding EKG Blocks Help Your Nursing Career?

Will Understanding EKG Blocks Help Your Nursing Career?

After the stethoscope, an electrocardiogram (EKG) is the most powerful tool a nurse has for knowing what is going on with a patient’s heart. Understanding how the heart works and what an EKG is measuring is your first step towards […]

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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 […]

Signs & Symptoms Of A Bully Nurse

Signs & Symptoms Of A Bully Nurse

There are some nurses whose mission it is, for whatever reason, to bully and exclude other nurses. Statistically speaking, bullying leads to unneeded stress, anxiety, and sometimes burnout. Nurses actually leave the profession as a result of being bullied. It […]

Nurses Take DC To Save Patient Lives

Nurses Take DC To Save Patient Lives

When nurses stand on the steps of our nation’s capital, it is a warning that something is seriously wrong in health care. Much like a canary in the coal mine, nurses are the barometer of the health of our hospitals, […]

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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 […]

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week 2016: 5 Ways to Relieve Stress

Men’s Health Week runs from June 13 to June 19 (Father’s Day). This year’s theme, stress management, is one that deserves some extra attention, especially from men working in the nursing field. When left unchecked, stress can contribute to a […]

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 […]

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An ER Kicks the Habit of Opioids for Pain

PATERSON, N.J. — Brenda Pitts sat stiffly in an emergency room cubicle, her face contorted by pain. An old shoulder injury was radiating fresh agony down to her elbow and up through her neck. She couldn’t turn her head. Her […]

Become A Critical Care Nurse, They Said. It Will Be Fun, They Said

Become A Critical Care Nurse, They Said. It Will Be Fun, They Said

I am a proud, critical care nurse, and I have been in that specialty for the majority of my nursing career. Over the years I tried different areas to give them the benefit of the doubt, and I’ve worked anywhere […]

Katie Duke On Cattiness In The Workplace (Video)

Katie Duke On Cattiness In The Workplace (Video)

  Transcript: Hey, guys. Katie Duke here, and today I’m going to talk about how to deal with unnecessary cattiness at work. Number one: don’t get involved in the gossip, in the cattiness at work. Don’t surround yourself with those people […]

The Anatomy Of A Nurse (Infographic)

The Anatomy Of A Nurse (Infographic)

  Thanks to our friends at The Acuity Team for the great infographic!

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 […]

Disability Insurance Month: What Nurses Need To Know

Disability Insurance Month: What Nurses Need To Know

As you know, nurses work incredibly hard and often make a huge financial investment in their careers. What’s more, nurses face a higher risk of being injured or contracting an illness on the job than workers in other fields. For […]