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January 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Words Do Matter
January 26, 2011 10:03 AM by Guest Blogger
By Glen McDaniel There has been an ongoing debate about the power of vitriolic speech in the aftermath of the shooting tragedy in Tuscon where a gunman killed 6 people and wounded 13 others including a U.S. Congresswoman. Most concede it is difficult Read More...
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Putting Patients First When It Comes to Nurse Schedules
January 24, 2011 6:34 AM by Linda Jones
Nursing schedules have always been a topic of debate. The industry seems to have landed on self-scheduling as a way to allow staff to work at times that meet their personal needs as well as the needs of their employer. Another ongoing issue in nursing Read More...
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Are You 'Really' Allergic to That?
January 17, 2011 10:16 AM by Joe Darrah
If you're one of the 30 percent of Americans who “claims” to have a specific food allergy, a new report may be enticing enough to convince you to be retested to ensure you “really” are allergic to those foods you're avoiding. According to the report “Guidelines Read More...
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Nursing at Work & Home: Taking Care of Mother
January 13, 2011 6:14 PM by Guest Blogger
By Cheryl Carey, RN, CPN I notice the gray hairs, the aching joints, middle age spread and my getting older becomes a reality. Soon my youngest will be off to college and I will be experiencing the empty nest syndrome. Many of us work full time, raise Read More...
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Are CT Scans Worth the Risk?
January 11, 2011 9:10 AM by Guest Blogger
By Jamie L. Lantz, RN, grad student from the University of Pennsylvania After working for the past four years in various emergency rooms as a registered nurse, I have noticed an increase in the number of CT scans being ordered, performed, and even repeated. Read More...
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Teamwork and Respect in the Hospital Setting
January 9, 2011 6:03 PM by Guest Blogger
By Catherine Savage, BSN, RN My patient coded yesterday after a 10-hour struggle. As I flung the bed into CPR mode and began chest compressions my co-workers bagged the patient, obtained a code cart and called the code team; and a million thoughts went Read More...
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Facebook Post Gets Nursing Students Kicked Out of School
January 5, 2011 9:50 PM by Chuck Holt
Doyle Byrnes, a 22-year-old nursing student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, is suing the school in federal court for dismissing her from its registered nursing program in response to a photo she posted on her Facebook page showing Read More...
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