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Scleroderma Patients: What Nurses Need to Know

As a nurse, you’ll care for patients from all walks of life. You’ll also encounter a wide range of disorders and diseases. To provide the best care possible, it’s necessary to learn what you can about treating a diverse range […]

Cataract Awareness: What Nurses Need To Know

Cataract Awareness: What Nurses Need To Know

Vision is one of our most valuable senses. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the senses most likely to become impaired or lost due to trauma or disease. The number of diseases and disorders affecting the eyes is extensive, and many […]

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I don’t want a male nurse taking care of me

It’s their care, not mine. It’s their choice, not mine. In the end, we are their advocate. Even if that means stepping aside.

I See You… As a Nurse

I See You… As a Nurse

You haven’t been able to eat since getting admitted, surgery isn’t until tomorrow afternoon. You’re starving. I see you. You walk to the bathroom with tears in your eyes because your family member is sick and not getting better. I […]

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 […]

Why Nurses Are Essential To Delivering Cost-Effective Care (Infographic)

Why Nurses Are Essential To Delivering Cost-Effective Care (Infographic)

Thanks to the US government’s efforts to provide universal healthcare, employment opportunities in the field of nursing have been rising steadily over the last few years. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 3.2 million registered nurses […]

24 Hours as a NICU Nurse

24 Hours as a NICU Nurse

There are few nursing specialties that challenge your skills and compassion the way that working in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) will. Your patients are the tiniest on the planet, and your job to help ensure they grow. If […]

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 […]

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Opinion: How We Created The Opioid Epidemic & How To Solve It

In practically every society addiction is frowned upon. It’s a sign of weakness, and bad morals, but really it’s a disease. Nurses and Physicians have been tasked with the goal of promoting health and helping individuals be their optimal selves. […]

How Nurses Save Lives With Preventative Services (Infographic)

How Nurses Save Lives With Preventative Services (Infographic)

Adopting simple, proven preventative practices could save Americans billions in health care costs per year and allow most to live longer lives. Nurses trained in basic screenings and counseling can have profound impacts.   A new idea: Believe it or […]

How to Destroy a Great ER: A Step by Step Guide

How to Destroy a Great ER: A Step by Step Guide

Article from KevinMD by Thomas Paine, MD & Physician ___ I took a fantastic emergency medicine (EM) job when I finished residency. There was no question in my mind that it was the best job within a hundred mile radius, maybe more. When […]

Missed Nursing Care May Contribute To Racial Disparities In Rehospitalizations After Heart Attack

Missed Nursing Care May Contribute To Racial Disparities In Rehospitalizations After Heart Attack

The Penn Nursing Study is the First to Assess Whether Unmet Nursing Care Contributes to Racial/Ethnic Differences in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Why are black older adults at higher risk of repeat hospital admission after a heart attack? Treatment at hospitals with higher […]

Interview With Juliana Adams, Author Of “The Joy Of Nursing”

Interview With Juliana Adams, Author Of “The Joy Of Nursing”

We have all read books that surprise us in their power to inspire. At one time or another, most people have come into contact with a nurse, whether it’s because they have been sick or injured, or a friend has […]

5 Tips to Keeping Your Cool When Dealing with Difficult Patients’ Parents

5 Tips to Keeping Your Cool When Dealing with Difficult Patients’ Parents

Picture the following scenario: Lucy, age 10, has just been admitted to the emergency room with anaphylaxis shock. She’s been stung by a bee and her mother rushed her to the hospital. When they arrive at the ICU, her mother […]