Category Archives: INA News

Rare and Unusual: Henoch–Schönlein purpura

One of my friends (who shall remain nameless) is queen of the unusual. Things happen to her that have less than 1% chance of happening…and these things happen to her in multiples. The calculated combined chance of all these things … 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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5 Traits for a Successful Nursing Career

Finishing school and passing the state board exams are the obvious first steps to becoming a nurse. Only those who are truly trained and qualified can enter this field. However, there are certain traits that set apart truly great nurses. … Continue reading

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How Should A Nurse Behave In Extreme Situations?

 Nursing is challenging work. It’s the kind of work that calls an average human being to display superhuman qualities when pushed. Qualities such as inordinate patience, even temperament, lack of bias and continual discipline. However, nurses are still human beings … Continue reading

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14 Health Tips For Nurses Working in Night Shifts

Adjusting one’s sleep-wake schedule to adapt to the night shift is a challenging task. Many nurses around the world try to stay awake for at least 24 hours in order to adjust to working on the night shift. However, as far as … Continue reading

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NURSE BULLYING: A VIOLATION OF OUR CODE OF ETHICS

  Nurse bullying is alive and well in our current health care environment. But is it a new problem? “Nurses eating their young” has plagued our nursing profession for decades. Maybe that’s why the American Nurses Association decided to address … Continue reading

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Does “Protection” Lead to Risky Behaviors?

No, this post is not about condoms…whatever the title may bring to mind. This is about vaccination. Specifically, mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers at hospitals and other facilities. I read a recent post on the KevinMD blog from an ER doc who “wrote” … Continue reading

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