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Fighting Fatigue
March 26, 2013 10:20 AM by Pam Tarapchak
There's no doubt nurses work long hours doing challenging work. And based on a recent survey, this scheduling is starting to take its toll on nurses, patients and the healthcare system. A new survey titled "Nurse Staffing Strategy," commissioned by Kronos Read More...
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Typical Western Diet, Typical Western Disease
February 4, 2013 9:00 AM by Guest Blogger
Stacey Miller is editor of ADVANCE for Hearing Practice Management Watching a PowerPoint presentation isn't the most exciting way to spend a night in front of the TV, but I've found myself in this scenario since discovering various TED Talks on Netflix. Read More...
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Defining Quality
January 30, 2013 2:12 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Recently, I was discussing "retirement" with a friend. Unfortunately, with global economic changes, many of us in healthcare may work years longer than originally intended. During the retirement discussion, Read More...
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In Print or Online? It's Up to You.
January 14, 2013 9:07 AM by Chuck Holt
Editor's note: This blog was written by Elizabeth Rosto Sitko, managing editor of ADVANCE for Long-Term Care Management. Last week, Newsweek published its final print issue . As a magazine enthusiast (I subscribe to many, I've studied them, and I work 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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Nursing in Post-Flood Ravaged Minot
July 11, 2011 8:18 PM by Robin Hocevar
Minot, ND, is no longer featured on the nightly news but, in the aftermath of a record-breaking flood, nurses need encouragement now more than ever. Though Trinity Health in Minot, ND, was itself out of the danger zone, staff spent more than 2 days preemptively Read More...
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Navigating the Social Network
March 10, 2011 8:27 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, MSN-C, APRN, CCRN, CNRN The story began with only two of us; friends who needed to stay in touch through a challenging time when both of us had been diagnosed with a taxing illness. We needed a way to keep one another informed, updated Read More...
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Leading by Example: Obama Kicks the Habit
February 9, 2011 11:25 AM by Valerie Newitt
That old contradictory adage, "Do as I say, not as I do," doesn't cut it when it comes to helping people stop smoking. In 2009 President Barack Obama signed into law anti-smoking legislation aimed at keeping young Americans from the grip of nicotine. Read More...
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Surviving the Tragedy
April 15, 2010 10:24 AM by Gail Guterl
I'm anxious to see what nurses think of the May/June ADVANCE Online Book Club selection Josie's Story: A Mother's Inspiring Crusade to Make Medical Care Safe by Sorrel King. While the book is about the strength of human resolve - detailing how one family Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part Six, The End!
September 11, 2009 11:02 AM by Valerie Newitt
I suppose you could read that headline in more ways than one. You could think I mean to take it all off "the end," as in your posterior. Or maybe you think I'm throwing in the calorie counter and saying, "Enough already!" What I really mean is this is Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 5
September 2, 2009 11:59 AM by Valerie Newitt
Ah, the seduction of food. That's right, you heard me. Seduction. There is absolutely an unspoken attraction to a firm mound of mashed potatoes and a pool of satiny butter. And there is no doubt that a warm apple pie, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 4
August 27, 2009 8:50 AM by Valerie Newitt
Just when you least expect it, great advice pops up. "The Association of Weight and Health Promotion Practices of Middle Aged Women" is the erudite title of the doctoral dissertation of Ann Townsend, DrNP, MSN, APRN-BC, RN and director of Our Lady of Read More...
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Take It All Off, Part 3
August 20, 2009 8:47 AM by Valerie Newitt
Another visit with the former football coach-turned-diet cheerleader is in the bag. And in one week of following his advice of (1) chew, chew, chew, and (2) drink, drink, drink (water only!) -- four pounds disappeared . That doesn't exactly make me the Read More...
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Take It Off, Take It All Off
July 29, 2009 8:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
Relax, the headline was meant only to get your attention. What I want all of us to take off is extra poundage. And yes, I know, I know... you don't want to hear one more holier-than-thou voice saying "you really ought to lose some weight..." or "you have Read More...
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When Plump Isn't Pleasing
March 5, 2009 1:09 PM by Valerie Newitt
How important is physical conditioning for nurses? A recent ADVANCE article about Jessica Henry, BSN, RN, resident care supervisor at Luther Crest in South Whitehall, PA, detailed her staggering weight loss of more than 125 pounds in under a year. In Read More...
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