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ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

The Season of Giving: Cardinal Health Recognizes Nurses
December 1, 2014 2:39 PM by Guest Blogger
By Maureen Girard, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president, Marketing Management, Medical Products Healthcare in the U.S. has experienced a dramatic shift throughout the past decade. From an increase in chronic illness and a growing aging population to the changing Read More...
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An Attitude of Gratitude
November 10, 2014 10:11 AM by Pam Tarapchak
There's a lot going on in the world today that's scary. Words like Ebola, ISIS, shootings, bullying, cancer, depression and death are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things that probably keep us awake at night. While these thoughts can become Read More...
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Bullying Resources
June 19, 2013 10:01 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Nurses are not strangers to bullying - unfortunately. And new research points out bullying by nurses outnumbers what occurs in other professions. In fact, twice as many nurses as other working Americans have experienced bullying in the workplace. According Read More...
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Pulling for Sarah: A Unique Perspective on Lung Transplant Case
June 12, 2013 4:32 PM by Chuck Holt
My brother has a lung disorder related to rheumatoid arthritis which may eventually cause him to need a lung transplant. It’s as troubling to write about as it was to hear about a few months ago. Were my brother at the top of the lung transplant list Read More...
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Judgment Call
June 6, 2013 8:52 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Although I have written about this topic before, times and attitudes change, and our professional "appearance" requires a revisit. What, exactly, does our external appearance have to do with our ability Read More...
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Not on My Watch
May 23, 2013 6:02 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN A group of nurses had gathered to inhale a quick lunch. The topic for the day was medication safety. We reviewed a recent article (posted online) that discussed the importance of minimizing interruptions Read More...
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Saluting Our Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
May 6, 2013 9:16 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN In a world where Nurses' Week has become a big deal, with contests, gifts, and a celebration of all things "nursing," I would like to send a great big shout out to one of the hardest working and most valuable Read More...
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Maximizing Transitional Care
April 17, 2013 11:02 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Your patient is about to leave the inpatient facility for home, where they will need to manage approximately 3.4 chronic diseases (if they are a typical senior ≥ the age of 65, according to the CDC, U.S. Read More...
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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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Compassion Fatigue: Does the Shoe Fit?
March 20, 2013 10:19 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN. CNRN In the realm of nursing, we often focus on what is "trendy" in healthcare terminology. The word multidisciplinary has been upgraded to interdisciplinary, patient education has morphed into principles of Read More...
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No Sadder State: Living With Chronic Nonmalignant Pain
February 8, 2013 12:34 PM by Guest Blogger
By Diane Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN Recent statistics demonstrate that approximately 15% of adults in the U.S. live with various types of chronic nonmalignant pain (median percentage point prevalence, Pain Physician , 2009). Whether this pain 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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What Price for Independence?
January 9, 2013 11:23 AM by Guest Blogger
By Diane Goodman, APRN, BC, MSN-C, CCRN, CNRN It was a day nearly identical to any other, meaning my colleagues and I were rushing as quickly as we could to another meeting. They were making polite allowances for my slower pace, as they have since known Read More...
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