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May 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

What was your favorite part of AACN?
May 27, 2011 4:18 PM by Robin Hocevar
What was your favorite part of AACN? With AACN-NTI behind us and summer (hopefully) on the way, I wanted to reach out to the critical care nurses—and new friends—I met in Chicago this month. Looking back at the show with its roster of impressive speakers Read More...
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Unsafe at Any Speed
May 13, 2011 7:42 PM by Rich Krisher
As a child of the 1960s and '70s, I often wonder how I made it through my childhood. My friends and I roamed the neighborhoods unaccounted for pretty much from breakfast to dinner, and often well after dark. On foot and bike, we were all over the place, Read More...
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Nurses: Unsung Healthcare Heroes
May 11, 2011 11:31 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Guest blogger Dennis H. Smith is director of the VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore Nurses are the ones who prepare patients for procedures. They comfort nervous patients, reassuring them everything is going to be alright. They work long hours Read More...
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Recognizing Day Sleepers
May 10, 2011 7:54 AM by Linda Jones
In the midst of National Nurses Week is another observance many nurses can relate to: National Night Shift Day. Having been married to a person who has worked shiftwork, and sometimes steady nights, for the majority of our marriage, I can relate to the Read More...
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Hospital Bullying: Docs & Nurse Face Off
May 9, 2011 4:20 PM by Guest Blogger
Guest blogger Kristen Ziegler is on staff at ADVANCE as an editor for our sister publication, ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine . Hospital workplace bullying has become a hot button topic and this weekend, oncology nurse Theresa Brown Read More...
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‘Happy Nurse' Game Launches for Nurses Week
May 9, 2011 1:42 PM by Chuck Holt
It's official. Nursing, the Internet and wireless technology are now inextricably intertwined - even when it comes to de-stressing, as evidenced by the new mobile app from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future called the "Happy Nurse" Read More...
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Not So Sweet?
May 3, 2011 4:21 PM by Candy Goulette
Last year, through a combination of hard work and no food, I was able to lose 60 pounds. I was lighter than I had been in years and felt great. I got rid of all my “fat” clothes and got some new duds more fitting for the, well, more fit me. Unfortunately, Read More...
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