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March 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Pain Bias Toward Patients
March 25, 2011 2:46 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN Most of our healthcare providers believe they deliver professional, deliberate and unbiased care to patients no matter the ethnicity or socioeconomic status of the patient. This may be true . When the patient Read More...
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Improving OR Nurse Communication With Families Perioperatively
March 24, 2011 9:31 AM by Guest Blogger
Kevin Clark Visitacion, BSN, RN, is an operating room staff nurse from Chicago . I was born to a family of nurses. Four of my aunts are nurses. Myself, and three of my cousins also are nurses. A lot of times I feel lucky that I, and the rest of my family, Read More...
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Supporting Japanese Nurses
March 21, 2011 4:24 PM by Robin Hocevar
When I first learned of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, my first heart skipped a beat, thinking of my two cousins, uncle and aunt living in Tokyo. Fortunately, a Facebook "we're okay" status update quickly put those immediate concerns Read More...
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Nursing Update on Radiation Risk
March 18, 2011 4:51 PM by Candy Goulette
While disasters (and possible disasters) make better press, the report from a number of agencies this week is that West Coast residents (and anyone in the rest of the U.S.) shouldn't be worried about a plume of radiation from Japan. In a March 17 briefing Read More...
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Don't Miss AORN in Philly!
March 14, 2011 2:10 PM by Stacey Miller
Anyone who has been to a nursing conference this year has been informed about major changes brewing in the profession--the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Institute of Medicine's report on the future of nursing, healthcare reform's impact on expanding Read More...
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Customer Service Challenge for Nurses
March 14, 2011 10:35 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, MSN-C, APRN, CCRN, CNRN There is no quicker method to increase anxiety among a group of nurses than to inform them they are scheduled for mandatory meetings related to improving customer service. Mumbling, side conversations and uneasy Read More...
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Soul Searching
March 11, 2011 8:46 AM by Barbara Mercer
Whether you are religious, faithful or spiritual, completely or in fits and starts, some sincere self-discipline can go a long way toward creating a feeling of accomplishment. But does self-discipline mean avoiding sweets and walking each day? Could it Read More...
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March is National Women's History Month
March 10, 2011 12:21 PM by Chuck Holt
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month ? Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history. Nursing Read More...
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Navigating the Social Network
March 10, 2011 8:27 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, MSN-C, APRN, CCRN, CNRN The story began with only two of us; friends who needed to stay in touch through a challenging time when both of us had been diagnosed with a taxing illness. We needed a way to keep one another informed, updated Read More...
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Weighty Issues
March 1, 2011 2:35 PM by Friedman Diana
In February, city officials from Newark, NJ, (many of them overweight or obese) got on a scale…in front of the entire community. I know, I know, why would someone do such a thing? Well, it wasn’t part of some exhibitionist fantasy; rather it was sense Read More...
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