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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

The Baby's Coming? I'd Rather Watch Football
January 31, 2012 1:01 PM by Barbara Mercer
Who doesn’t love a good Super Bowl party? A bunch of friends, a whole lot of food we probably shouldn’t eat and maybe some beers, too. But would it be worth missing out on a major life event? A recent online survey indicates 15 percent of U.S. adults Read More...
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Obesity in Nursing
January 30, 2012 10:21 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Twelve-hour shifts have gotten some bad press. They've been linked to medical errors, nurse burnout and, now, higher rates of obesity in nurses. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, surveyed 2,103 female nurses and Read More...
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Tweets of the Week (1-23)
January 28, 2012 8:47 AM by Pam Tarapchak
This week brought us the State of the Union speech, lots of talk about obesity and more studies on autism. And what was @ADVANCENurses talking about? Nurses: Is bullying in the workplace real? http://t.co/9JOksQ06 @washingtonpost Missed the State of the Read More...
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Guide to Professional Health in an Otherwise Unhealthy Environment
January 26, 2012 1:54 PM by Guest Blogger
Colleen Claffey RN-BC,MSN,CEN,CPEN, is nurse educator in the emergency department/critical care at Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach, FL. Never had I imagined that hospital workers, including nurses, would be mandated to take leave without Read More...
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Where Is the Soap? Why Communication Is No. 1 in the Continuum of Care
January 25, 2012 7:51 AM by Guest Blogger
Cynthia Hanna, BSN, RN, director of clinical operations for Beryl Health Now that patient satisfaction scores have been tied to reimbursement, hospitals are scrambling to create an environment that is welcoming, safe and comfortable. They're spending Read More...
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PTSD & Nightmares: Hope in Sight
January 23, 2012 7:15 AM by Linda Jones
There are many theories about why we dream and whether dreams are beneficial to us. Everyone has the occasional nightmare, which are usually nonsensical. But for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) nightmares are often realistic and can Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (1-16)
January 20, 2012 2:13 PM by Pam Tarapchak
Celebrating Martin Luther King Day. Kids' mental health in military families. Debate on pediatric transplant eligibility. The future of healthcare reform. Here's a list of tweets just for you. And, of course, be sure to follow ADVANCE for Nurses by going Read More...
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TV Chef Says She has Diabetes. Will Lifestyle Changes Come?
January 18, 2012 3:58 PM by Stacey Miller
Every once in a while stories in the entertainment sections of magazines and newspapers intersect with the health section. Just last week, readers found out about the lush maternity ward at Lenox Hill Hospital where Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed daughter, Read More...
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BSN-Go-Round: Will profession finally grab brass ring on upgrading education standards?
January 17, 2012 11:02 AM by Guest Blogger
Kay Bensing, MA, RN, is senior staff nurse consultant at ADVANCE. Recently, I talked to an editor on the ADVANCE staff who was excited about a program that aims to meet the elusive goal the American Nurses Association proposed in its famed 1965 position Read More...
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Empower Nurses to Fight Fatigue
January 12, 2012 11:17 AM by Guest Blogger
Jackie Larson is vice president of client services at Avantas. She is responsible for the executive oversight of its consulting and education branches, including project and client management, technical implementations, business intelligence, and workforce Read More...
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How to Make 2012 a Healthier Year
January 4, 2012 2:18 PM by Catlin Nalley
A healthier lifestyle is a resolution set by many at the beginning of the new year. However, as the holidays pass and our busy schedules get the better of us, the best intentions often fall by the wayside. With the first few days of 2012 behind us, how Read More...
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