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Get Some Sleep! Advice for the Ages
March 5, 2014 12:40 AM by Chuck Holt
Japan’s Misao Okawa turns 116 years old today, making her the world’s oldest living person . [ http://tinyurl.com/ljhatk8 ] Among Okawa’s tips for a long life include eating sushi at least once a month and most importantly getting plenty of sleep. “You Read More...
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How Would You Respond to a ‘No Black Nurses’ Request?
February 28, 2013 4:04 PM by Chuck Holt
My mother was barely 15 years old when she began her first real job working the ticket window of a theater in downtown Kansas City, MO. One day, a group of soldiers came to the window and requested four adult tickets to see the latest hit movie. Newly 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's Your Story?
July 25, 2011 11:15 AM by Chuck Holt
Great ideas come in many forms. And sometimes great ideas are forms. Take for example, the idea for a "Stages of Surgery" form brought to our attention by its creator, Kevin Visitacion, BSN, RN, an OR nurse in Chicago. The aim of the form is to keep patients Read More...
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March is National Women's History Month
March 10, 2011 12:21 PM by Chuck Holt
Did you know March is National Women’s History Month ? Designated by joint resolutions of the House and Senate and proclamations by five American presidents, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate women's achievements throughout history. Nursing Read More...
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Wanna Laugh? Check Out Bloopers from Medical Records
October 4, 2010 10:47 AM by Valerie Newitt
Exploring the Web for inspirational quotations pertinent to nurses, I tripped across Medi-Smart which listed, instead, "funny quotes from medical records." The site states, "The following quotes were taken from actual medical records dictated by physicians." Read More...
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Assisted Suicide: What If It Were Me?
June 23, 2010 12:26 PM by Chuck Holt
I recently edited a compelling article on physician-assisted suicide (PAS) written by Lisa Siminski, BSN, RN, CHPN, staff nurse, St. Luke's Hospice House, Bethlehem, PA. In her report on PAS , Siminski points out straight away that the American Nurses Read More...
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Sara Dale, RN: Caring Nurse or Predator? What's Your Call?
May 12, 2010 3:19 PM by Valerie Newitt
You probably don't know the name Sara Dale, RN - then again, perhaps you do. The British nurse has been the target of investigations, allegations of scandal, and loss of livelihood since it came to light that she had romantic relationships with the spouses Read More...
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Move Over Nurse Jackie!
September 23, 2009 4:42 PM by Luke Cowles
Just when you thought nurses were under-represented on TV, we now have no fewer than three primetime series about the lives of nurses. Since the "nursing shortage" in primetime has all but been eliminated, the question now is: Which series most accurately Read More...
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Nurse Jackie: Good Nurse or Bad?
June 8, 2009 1:13 PM by Ainsley Maloney
Jackie Peyton is a pill-popping, cursing, adulterous ED nurse in the new half-hour dark comedy Nurse Jackie premièring tonight on Showtime at 10:30 ET/PT. She's also quite possibly one of the best portrayals of the nursing profession prime-time TV has Read More...
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Challenging Patients ... Very Challenging Patients
August 28, 2008 7:29 PM by Adrianne O'Brien
By Adrianne O'Brien California RN May (just May) has a blog, aboutanurse.com , where she writes about finding humor on a med/surg telemetry unit. Earlier this week, she had a very, shall we say, challenging patient encounter. Here it is (courtesy aboutanurse.com): Read More...
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Realities of War: First Day
October 10, 2007 9:38 AM by Erin James
We landed at Ramstein Air Force Base this morning. The flight over on the C-17 Globemaster was quite loud and cold. In my healthy, wide-eyed and excited state, I had a difficult time sleeping and relaxing. I can't imagine that experience under critical Read More...
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