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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Benefits of Low Nurse-to-Patient Ratios
December 12, 2012 1:25 PM by Guest Blogger
(Editor's note: This guest blog was written by Suzanne LeBeau, BSN, RN, CLNC.) We all know the scenario. You're getting report on your sixth patient and the nurse who is giving report is spent, burnt out and just wants to go home to her cozy bed. As you Read More...
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New Jersey APNs and Joint Protocols
December 11, 2012 12:52 PM by Rebecca Hepp
Cross your fingers, New Jersey advanced practice nurses (APNs), because if Senator Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) succeeds in passing his recently introduced S-2354 — the “Consumer Access to Health Care Act,” — you will be able to prescribe medications without Read More...
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Limited Access to Healthcare?
December 10, 2012 9:58 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN At a recent research conference, I listened to two colleagues battling back and forth about access to healthcare, and what the audience viewed as a "two-tiered" system; those who have insurance coverage Read More...
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Managing Marijuana Use
November 14, 2012 1:18 PM by Robin Hocevar
Last week, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize marijuana for non-medical use. Many nurses, especially those in oncology, have had years of experience of with patients using the substance for pain relief. More than 6,000 studies Read More...
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Nurses Can't Seem to Escape Being Honest & Trustworthy
October 9, 2012 2:19 PM by Chuck Holt
As most everyone knows by now, nurses have for several years been ranked the "Most Trusted Profession" in an annual Gallup survey of Americans. But now a new study reveals nurses are also very good at assessing the quality of care delivered in the hospital Read More...
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Recognizing the Face of Pain
September 17, 2012 2:42 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN As a chronic pain patient and a nurse practitioner, I strive to teach my peers how to recognize and validate the "face" of pain for patients we admit. Exactly how do they differentiate between the patient who Read More...
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The Lowdown on Lyme
August 6, 2012 9:24 AM by Pam Tarapchak
The first thing I noticed was that my son couldn’t shut his left eye. “Blink for me.” But only one shut. Then I noticed his mouth was drawn down. “Smile for me.” But only half went up. The pediatrician diagnosed him with Bell’s palsy and immediately put Read More...
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Attend Our Upcoming CE Live Presentation -- 3Ds: Dementia, Delirium and Depression
June 27, 2012 11:37 AM by Mike Bederka
The diagnoses for dementia, delirium and depression often overlay and it is a challenge to differentiate since presentation may not be clear. Effective treatment is dependent on early diagnosis. After attending our Aug. 14 webinar, attendees will be able 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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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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Validating Professional Nursing
November 13, 2011 10:29 PM by Candy Goulette
It’s about time. A guilty plea by Dr. Rolando Arafiles in a West Texas courtroom last week closed a painful chapter in the long career of Texas nurses Anne Mitchell, RN, and Vicki Galle, BSN, RN. As part of a plea bargain, Arafiles admitted guilt to retaliation Read More...
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Under the Radar
November 7, 2011 6:30 PM by Robin Hocevar
Those of you who’ve had long careers in acute care were probably the only members of the reading public who weren’t surprised by the Chicago Tribune’s report that 85 percent of hospital complaints were ignored by the state of Illinois last year. Grievances Read More...
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Healthcare: The Changing Face of Quality
October 31, 2011 1:34 PM by Guest Blogger
Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN, is in staff development at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL. Quality used to be an easier concept to define for nurses and healthcare providers. If the patient recovered during their length of stay Read More...
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Practice Makes Perfect
October 7, 2011 2:31 PM by Candy Goulette
Whether you’re a musician, a language student or a healthcare provider, there’s no such thing as too much practice. Repetition helps make actions second nature, but it’s especially important when you’re tackling something new for the first time. This Read More...
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