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I Know Another Attack is Coming
June 8, 2015 12:00 PM by Guest Blogger
By Corina Wilkin, BSN, RN The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) recently held a ‘Day of Dialogue' to discuss how incidents of violence are currently addressed in hospitals. AONE includes lateral violence, Read More...
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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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Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?
January 21, 2014 4:08 PM by Chuck Holt
In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information. The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 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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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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Thank You, Nurses
February 27, 2012 8:43 AM by Pam Tarapchak
If anyone knows the importance of research and clinical trials, it's nurses. In the 1976 and again in 1989, more than 250,000 LPNs and RNs ages 20-46 were asked to participate in one of the largest clinical investigation - the Nurses' Health Studies - 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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Need to Get Away? Read a Good Book
September 21, 2011 4:04 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
When I was growing up in a small town south of Trenton, NJ, I spent the majority of my summer days outside, playing games with neighborhood friends created by our own imaginations or exploring the forest behind my house. It wasn't uncommon in those days 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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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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Stressed Out? Here Are 12 Ways to Find Your Chi
June 15, 2011 4:36 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
OK, so I've been wanting to write a blog for some time now about stress; what the signs are, its impact on daily living and the ways to relieve it. So, what's stopped me you may ask? It finally hit me the other day while talking to a co-worker: I've been Read More...
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‘Happy Nurse' Game Launches for Nurses Week
May 9, 2011 1:42 PM by Chuck Holt
It's official. Nursing, the Internet and wireless technology are now inextricably intertwined - even when it comes to de-stressing, as evidenced by the new mobile app from the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future called the "Happy Nurse" Read More...
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Soul Searching
March 11, 2011 8:46 AM by Barbara Mercer
Whether you are religious, faithful or spiritual, completely or in fits and starts, some sincere self-discipline can go a long way toward creating a feeling of accomplishment. But does self-discipline mean avoiding sweets and walking each day? Could it Read More...
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