Heather Anderson, BSN, RN, Director of the Medical Surgical Unit at Adventist Health St. Helena in northern California, received an unexpected call soon after she arrived home from work on August 19. Heather Anderson, RN Anderson, a member of the facility’s disaster preparedness team, needed to return to the hospital immediately because winds had shifted
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Although breastfeeding is said to be one of the best ways to give your precious little one the right nutrients he or she needs, it can sometimes be the most difficult. For many different reasons, mothers often find themselves between a rock and hard place trying to breastfeed their little one. But why is it
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HESI is short for Health Education Systems Incorporated. This test is a series of exams that schools use to evaluate how competent you are in the content and courses found in several health science sectors. This is a computer-administered test that nurses schools use with a proctor overseeing it. So, how to study for the
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As if the year 2020 couldn’t get any more stressful, the upcoming election has been the cherry on top of an unprecedented, unforgiving year that seems like it will never end. If you watch the news, have a social media account or even talk to your friends, neighbors or coworkers, chances are high that you’ve
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OCTOBER 13, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has been a defining time for many people and nations around the world. Whether you know someone who has been infected by the virus or not, everyone’s way of life is being affected, from wearing a face mask in public to limiting social gatherings and restricting dine-in restaurant services.
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Here’s something useful for new nurses — a guide to medications for nurses. A nurse’s shift never ends without preparing and giving medications to patients. For this reason, mastering every little detail about medication preparation and administration is essential in improving your skill competency as a nurse. To help you with this endeavor, here’s your
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While nurses and other medical professionals have always worried about bringing germs home from the hospital with them, the highly infectious nature of the coronavirus has made it more urgent than ever. Many nurses are wondering how they can keep themselves and their families safe and stop bringing germs home from work. If you’re a
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In recent days, social media and the 24-hour news cycle has paid more attention to a horrendous act sweeping our country that’s impacting children around the world. Although human trafficking has been around for a long time, recent updates, rescues and victim recovery measures have surfaced in the news and online social media platforms, and
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When you are a medical professional working a competitive job market, one of the best things you can do is keep your resume updated. Although you don’t have to do this every month, it is a good idea to update it at least once a year. So, since the month of September is International Update
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When you imagine the intense, hustle and bustle of a major metropolitan area, such as New York City or Miami, it’s typical to hear a constant roar of a fire truck siren or sounds of police cars in the background. But did you know that Birmingham, Alabama has more registered nurses and more police officers
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Have you ever known someone with two left feet? They can’t seem to walk through the bedroom without tripping on the rug, stepping on the dog’s tail and then bumping into the dresser and knocking everything over? Everyone can be a little clumsy at times, but it seems some are more accident prone than others.
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A nurse’s day won’t be complete without nursing handover. It’s when one nurse hands over not just the responsibility of care but also all the information concerning patients. In general, nurses can categorize the sections of a nursing handover into three parts: A. Past This section involves everything the healthcare team needs to know about
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Models of care have long been transitioning from acute to ambulatory settings. As a result, nurses’ roles in ambulatory care have drastically changed to accommodate not only more patients but also those who with more complex needs. E. Mary Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, a speaker for Nurse.com’s Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review, remembers when cataract
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While all the resumes require a certain level of efficiency when writing, nursing resumes have an additional layer to work on. Nurses have to consider many professional and general resume tips. Although you might have a qualified education in nursing along with an experienced background, you will not be able to succeed unless you are
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There’s increasing demand for case managers that focus on care coordination and advocacy in healthcare settings, from acute care to public health. More medically complex patients, coupled with an emphasis on value-based care is forcing healthcare employers to focus on providing effective and efficient care. Catherine Mullahy, RN Demand for case managers is increasing as
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