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Substance Abuse Among Nurses: A Silent Epidemic

Substance Abuse Among Nurses: A Silent Epidemic

It’s Red Ribbon Week, an awareness week that was founded in 1985 in the wake of the brutal murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena. Red Ribbon Week is a bit of an awareness melange, simultaneously bringing attention to alcohol, tobacco, […]

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

Suffering Silently: Work Stress & Mental Illness in Healthcare Workers

The week of October 2-8, 2016 was Mental Health Awareness Week, an occasion to shine some light on psychiatric issues that otherwise get overlooked. Mental health disorders are surprisingly common in the United States. In 2014, there were an estimated […]

Do You Know What a Teal Pumpkin at Halloween Means?

Do You Know What a Teal Pumpkin at Halloween Means?

When you think about trick or treating, most of you imagine seeing an orange pumpkin on a doorstep, window or front yard.  But have any of you ever seen a Teal Pumpkin, and understood what it’s there for?  When Scrubs […]

Is Personal Malpractice Insurance Worth It?

Is Personal Malpractice Insurance Worth It?

Becoming a nurse is all about caring about other people and wanting to bring them comfort and wellness. Despite our best efforts, we sometimes fail. When such situations arise and patient demand justice for what happened, it’s important to know that […]

What is Dilaudid?

What is Dilaudid?

Belonging to the opioid class and derived from morphine, Dilaudid is a drug prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain such as bone injuries, heart attacks, burns or cancer. Dilaudid can come in several forms, including oral solutions, tablets, […]

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

6 Events To Run, Walk And Dance Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brought to you by…. This October, show your support for everyone touched by breast cancer by cinching on your pink tutu and hair spraying a pink mohawk. Walk, run and dance through one of several breast cancer awareness events throughout […]

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Marijuana: 4 Facts Every Nurse Needs To Know

Since the beginning of the last century, the use of marijuana in the United States has been a legal taboo, no matter what the reason. This has changed dramatically at the beginning of this century, as more and more states […]

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Entering Healthcare As A Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant works one on one with patients and is right on the ground floor of promoting patient safety and dignified patient care. Most CNA jobs require their personnel to perform all non-invasive procedures such as washing and […]

Florida Catches Zika: What Nurses Need To Know About This Dangerous Virus

Florida Catches Zika: What Nurses Need To Know About This Dangerous Virus

  The recent Zika outbreak in Florida has got everybody across the country talking about the dangerous virus.   The virus has firstly been identified in 2007 in the Yap Island, but it had only become a real concern when […]

It’s Surgical Technologists Week, 3 Things They Do!

It’s Surgical Technologists Week, 3 Things They Do!

  Now, from September 18 to September 24, is National Surgical Technologists Week. Like so many other medical professionals, surgical technologists really do deserve some extra recognition, which is why we’re happy to highlight their unique contributions to the medical […]

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Healthcare Environmental Services Week

This week, from September 11 to September 17, we’re celebrating Healthcare Environmental Services Week. During this week, the nation recognizes the workers who ensure the patient-care environment remains as clean and comfortable as possible for both patients and members of […]

Three Things You Don’t Learn In Nursing School

Three Things You Don’t Learn In Nursing School

As a registered nurse, you probably went through at least two years of school, though many RNs opt for the four-year route to secure their bachelor’s degree. During this time, you gained invaluable knowledge about the skills required of successful […]

Make These 6 Steps Of Patient Care A Priority (Infographic)

Make These 6 Steps Of Patient Care A Priority (Infographic)

The use of evidence-based practice (EBP) and national guidelines improves the quality of patient care and closes the gap between research outcomes and practice. Are you familiar with these 6 steps?

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The Pros & Cons Of The New Opioid Arm Implant In The Fight Against Opioid Addiction

The U.S. is currently struggling with a major and truly nationwide opioid addiction epidemic. In fact, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, in 2014 more people passed away from drug overdoses than during any previous year—remarkably, more […]

NOW HIRING At Southside Regional Medical Center!!

NOW HIRING At Southside Regional Medical Center!!

The Southside Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Team is expanding and scheduling interviews for a hiring event taking place in September!!   During the event, all invited nurses will interview with hiring managers in every department from Med-Surg, ER, NICU, and […]