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April 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Does Your Résumé Say 'Non-Smoker'?
April 27, 2011 7:39 AM by Valerie Newitt
"Smokers Need Not Apply." That sign was theoretically hoisted by the human resources department at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley one year ago. The network consists of five hospitals and some 7,000 employees serving Read More...
Why Is It So Tough to Quit Smoking?
April 25, 2011 3:08 PM by Valerie Newitt
Smoking is a lousy, smelly, costly habit. Even worse, cigarette packs come lined with the foil of disease -- think emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, COPD, and more. We all know smoking is bad for us. So do patients. Education is available and anti-smoking Read More...
Does Family Presence in the ICU Help or Hinder?
April 20, 2011 12:51 PM by Guest Blogger
By Kathleen Rose Umali Senior Nursing Student Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA I am writing in response to an article, "Does Family Presence in the ICU Help or Hinder?" by Beth Puliti, posted on Oct. 11, 2010 for Advance for Nurses . Read More...
The Role of the Nurse as Learner & Teacher
April 12, 2011 12:58 PM by Guest Blogger
Mark Steven Rhodes, RN, is currently enrolled in the RN-to-BSN program at the University of South Alabama, and is a staff flex-pool nurse at Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, TX. He recently left a position as PICU unit director after 4 years. He Read More...
Medical Errors: A New Yardstick Reveals More Problems
April 11, 2011 9:13 AM by Linda Jones
The Institute of Medicine report To Err Is Human , brought to light, to both healthcare professionals and the public, serious changes needed in healthcare delivery in this country. Although the report is more than 10 years old, it's still referenced and Read More...
Peanut Allergies & Protests
April 7, 2011 7:40 PM by Pam Tarapchak
A first-grader at Edgewater Elementary School in Florida has a severe allergy to peanuts. As a nurse, I'm sure you know what that means. When exposed to these nuts, even in a negligible form, her airways could swell and her blood pressure drop. She could Read More...
Long-Term, Post-Acute Care Creating More Jobs
April 5, 2011 11:14 AM by Joe Darrah
It's been said that even the healthcare industry is not "recession proof." That may very well be true overall, but the long-term and post-acute care landscape doesn't seem to be suffering too much, according to several recent national reports. In fact, Read More...


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