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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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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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Thank a Hospice Nurse
November 28, 2012 8:54 AM by Pam Tarapchak
My 95-year-old grandfather died in the early morning hours of an August day. My mother and I sat in his home bedroom and heard his last puff of breath. It was barely audible and we waited for his next breath. But it never came. There was one person who Read More...
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Can You Speak Up?
October 18, 2012 9:15 AM by Pam Tarapchak
It's always nice to know someone has your back - especially when it's your boss. However, a new study reveals a nurse manager's support is even more crucial than previously noted. A strong, collaborative relationship with your manager equals greater safety 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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Prayers of Comfort for Locks of Love
October 3, 2012 1:19 PM by Guest Blogger
Rosemary Earl, RN, is a maternity nurse at White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles. I was so glad that our cancer center did the Locks of Love event. I had just cut my hair a few weeks earlier at a salon and did not know who or how I was going to get 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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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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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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CNAs as School Nurses: A Good Idea?
August 31, 2011 11:10 AM by Pam Tarapchak
As students in Salisbury, MD, head back to the days of homework and bus rides, the Wicomico County school district has decided to replace three registered nurses with certified nursing assistants, leaving some schools without an RN to care for children Read More...
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Lessons Learned
July 18, 2011 6:54 PM by Candy Goulette
As I write this, I'm preparing to go back to Michigan (from California) for my 40th high school reunion. In addition to thinking about seeing old friends (pun intended), I've been taking stock of some of the lessons I've learned in the last 40 years. 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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New Cigarette Warning Labels Have Shock Value
June 21, 2011 1:57 PM by Pam Tarapchak
Holy smokes! Have you seen the new FDA cigarette health warnings that will be used on cigarette packaging and advertisements beginning in September? You should take a look . The rotting teeth and mouth sores are pretty bad. The guy with the stapled chest Read More...
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Nursing Students Share Top Reasons for Being a Nurse
June 13, 2011 4:17 PM by Guest Blogger
Susan C. Slaninka, EdD, RN, is an adjunct professor of nursing, Villanova University, Villanova, PA. Most nurses are juggling career, home and family responsibilities. One wonders why anyone would add graduate school to an already busy life. Classes, Read More...
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Nurses: Unsung Healthcare Heroes
May 11, 2011 11:31 AM by Pam Tarapchak
Guest blogger Dennis H. Smith is director of the VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore Nurses are the ones who prepare patients for procedures. They comfort nervous patients, reassuring them everything is going to be alright. They work long hours Read More...
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