Monthly Archives: June 2014

Beyond the Bedside: The Role of Telehealth Nursing

Any nurse who has spoken to a patient over the phone has practiced telehealth nursing. It is defined as the use of telehealth/telemedicine technology to deliver nursing care and conduct nursing practice remotely. Yet contrary to popular belief, it is … Continue reading

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The Importance of Active Listening in Nursing Communication

Active listening is one of the most important aspects of nursing communication. Here’s a short anecdote to illustrate my point: Recently, I was in the middle of a phone conversation with a friend when I found my mind drifting off, … Continue reading

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How Necessary is Teamwork in Nursing? VERY!

We all know that nursing is not an easy profession. Though it may carry some of the most rewarding experiences and memories, it can come with the most difficult times as well. In the end, what makes it all worthwhile is … Continue reading

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Be Authentic to Create a Healthy Work Environment for Nurses

Almost everyone agrees that creating a healthy work environment for nurses is critical for recruitment and retention. What we don’t usually agree on is what the best practices for a healthy environment are. That said, many nurses I have talked … Continue reading

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My First “Real” Nursing Job

My first “real” nursing job was being a “Physician Substitute” at a plasma donation center. I always found this kind of funny because I was called as such, even if I just finished my two-year nursing degree and just acquired my shiny … Continue reading

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The Impact of Documentation in Nursing on Quality Care

Nurses create and edit patient records many times during any work day. We may even complain that we spend more time charting than we do with our patients. Although that may be true, we should remember that patient care isn’t just “hands-on.” … Continue reading

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RN Study Finds Links Between Nurse Burnout and Patient Infection Rates

In past posts I have written about how infections take hold and the nurse’s responsibility in preventing them. I just recently posted a piece about methods for avoiding nurse burnout, a problem affecting thousands of nurses nationwide. Now it seems, researchers have found a correlation … Continue reading

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