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March 2012 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Do New Autism Statistics Tell the True Story?
March 30, 2012 11:30 AM by Pam Tarapchak
One in 88 children: That's how many children the CDC estimates has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It's a 23 percent increase since data was reported in 2009 and a 78 percent increase since 2007. The number of children identified Read More...
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Cinnamon Challenged
March 28, 2012 6:46 PM by Rich Krisher
My two sons are 14 and 12. Wow, do they have different priorities and pastimes than I did at their age. I thought it was cool to have a telephone in my bedroom; they have mobile phones but use the "phone" function only if taking a call from their mom Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 8
March 27, 2012 2:24 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the eighth installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Read More...
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Introducing CE Live
March 26, 2012 9:07 AM by Mike Bederka
ADVANCE for Nurses is excited to present CE Live , a brand new educational series. In these webinars, experts will share their knowledge in topics across the continuum of healthcare. These nursing continuing education online courses are a convenient way Read More...
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Is Mom’s Home Care Aid Paid a Fair Wage?
March 20, 2012 7:48 PM by Linda Jones
My parents live almost 700 miles from me, and they aren't getting any younger! For this reason I often think of the services we may need to use in the event of illness, injury, or just declining health. One of the services in home care. Home care sounds Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 7
March 20, 2012 3:08 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the seventh installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 6
March 14, 2012 3:51 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the sixh installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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Most Nurses Exposed to Blood during IV Catheter Care, Most Don't Report Incidents
March 14, 2012 11:20 AM by Stacey Miller
Since 2000, when U.S. Congress signed into law the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act nurses have been working in a safer environment. Protection against injuries that exposed nurses and other healthcare workers to potentially deadly diseases has improved Read More...
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The Power of Prevention and the Role of Nurses
March 13, 2012 2:16 PM by Catlin Nalley
National Public Health Week (NPHW) is coming up April 2 to April 8; do you know what's happening in your community? NPHW, which began in 1995, will focus on prevention with events centered on the theme, "A Healthier America Begins Today: Join the Movement." Read More...
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Another Jobs Projection
March 12, 2012 4:30 PM by Rich Krisher
U.S. News & World Report placed "registered nurse" atop its list of "The Best Jobs of 2012" published in February. In the accompanying article, a federal labor department official predicts the field will add more than 700,000 positions during this Read More...
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Appealing to the Masses through Social Media
March 12, 2012 11:13 AM by Barbara Mercer
For the second time in the past few months, social media and the Internet are lighting up as a consumer fights a denial for healthcare services by enlisting the public’s help. In a current case, a Washington, DC-based college student started a petition Read More...
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Conflicts at Work: What's Your Story?
March 12, 2012 8:01 AM by Linda Jones
Cheryl Dellasega, CRNP, and Rebecca Volpe are collecting brief narratives for a new book. The narratives should be: No longer than 500 typed words Descriptions of nursing relationships/interactions About situations which involve conflict/challenges/struggles Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (3-5-12)
March 9, 2012 9:42 AM by Pam Tarapchak
@ADVANCENurses : Staffing model adjusts according to the degree of illness or severity of injury of a nurse's patients. bit.ly/wQYslt @womenshealth : Moving the clocks ahead this Sunday results in a 10 percent increase in heart attacks on Monday and Tuesday. Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 5
March 6, 2012 3:18 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the fifth installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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Top Tweets of the Week (2-27-12)
March 2, 2012 10:36 AM by Pam Tarapchak
@ADVANCENurses : Should procedural sedation with IV Propofol be within the registered nurse scope of practice? http://t.co/LARPXuQ8 @RWJF_QualEqual : A new study examines the negative effects that pay-for-performance efforts could have on minority #patients Read More...
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