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March 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Cheers or Jeers? ‘Nurse Jackie' Brings Questionable Behaviors to an Art Form
March 29, 2010 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
If you enjoy the outlandishness of "Nurse Jackie," this week's Episode 2 is for you. If, on the other hand, the gutter-spiked vocabulary and leap-before-looking behaviors cause you to feel reflected disgust, better to dye some colored eggs than tune in. Read More...
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Are You Addicted to Junk Food?
March 29, 2010 10:07 AM by Rich Magda
Heaviest woman in all the land. This is how Donna Simpson wants to be known. The New Jersey woman, already the heaviest to give birth, requires a mobility scooter to go shopping and still spends $750 on food each week. She would love to weigh 1,000 pounds, Read More...
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Nurse Jackie Returns for Second Season of Drugs, Sex and, Yes, Nursing
March 23, 2010 8:13 AM by Valerie Newitt
Nurse Jackie, a TV series examining the life of Jackie Peyton, RN (played with unflappable street-smarts by Edie Falco) opened its second season on Showtime last night. Love her or hate her, one thing is for sure: Once Jackie is in your sights, you can't Read More...
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Nurse Jackie Hasn't Changed
March 18, 2010 4:45 PM by Gail Guterl
She's back! Like her or hate her, Nurse Jackie is back and she's as messed up as she was last season. If you recall, Jackie Peyton, RN, is a dedicated but troubled emergency department nurse at All Saints Hospital in New York City in the Showtime series Read More...
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Enough Already! Nurses Are Not Sex Objects
March 11, 2010 2:12 PM by Gail Guterl
Does this sound familiar? A nurse bends over a patient's bed to help turn the patient and feels a hand on her buttock. She startles and whirls around, only to find the patient's son sheepishly removing his hand. Why should this healthcare provider, one Read More...
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What Can Be Done to Protect Nurses from Workplace Violence?
March 10, 2010 12:19 PM by Stacey Miller
Last week, a patient pulled out a gun on a hospital unit and shot a nurse at least three times. It happened March 2 at Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT. The nurse shot was Andrew Hull, BSN, RN, (click on page 4 to read a short bio). He was wounded, after Read More...
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Competitive Eating
March 3, 2010 3:55 PM by Barbara Drosey
"They are known as gustatory athletes, gurgitators and, in France, epicuriators. They are athletes in one of the oldest and most fundamental of disciplines - competitive eating. It is a demanding sport to say the least and requires enormous commitment. Read More...
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