Monthly Archives: March 2015

HOW TO PREVENT MEDICATION ERRORS: 12 EFFECTIVE TIPS FOR NURSES

Preventing medication errors is essential in ensuring patients’ safety. A simple flaw in the administration of medication can put a patient’s life in danger. Fortunately, you only need one trait to reduce the risk of medication errors at work – … Continue reading

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A voice for pain: Critical care nurses treat patients’ pain before it compromises the healing process

 Pain was elevated to the status of a vital sign more than a decade ago to raise awareness about the importance of pain assessment and management, yet critical care nurses like Joanna Zanko, RN, MS, CCRN, face the reality every … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Hospital Walls

Have you ever wondered how far you could move from the bedside in your career pursuits and still call yourself a nurse? Have you ever questioned whether your colleagues who work in nontraditional areas, such as quality assurance, are still … Continue reading

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Feeding the Nurses

I joke that nurses will do anything for food. Good food, bad food, healthy food, junk food — we’re not particular. Patients must understand that too, because they constantly bring us food. CONTINUE READING AT The New York Times To … Continue reading

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Pediatric Nursing: The 411 on Treating Small Patients with Big Hearts

You melt at those advertisements in which the adorable child makes her mom a handmade birthday card; you get teary-eyed at the truck commercials that showcase the bonding between fathers and sons; and you’re always the first person to rush … Continue reading

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Nurse Practitioners – Doctors?

Doctors like to assert, maintain control and continuously patrol over their territories; at least some do. In a recent post on THCB, “Nurseanomics” by Maggie Mahar addresses the heated debate over the difference between a doctor and a nurse. Mahar … Continue reading

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How do I know if I have Lung Cancer?

How do I know if I have lung cancer? How would I know? These were the question my mom asked me many years ago. I knew that she was trying to be brave, and just hint that she was gathering … Continue reading

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