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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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