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Don't Miss a Step: What Every Nurse Can Do to Help Stop C.diff
June 4, 2012 10:26 AM by Chuck Holt
It all started with a missed step. The bottom step of a stairway at my brother's house that is, which my mom completely missed one morning about 18 months ago causing her to land funny and break her left ankle. At 75, and having fought a 30-year battle Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 12
April 23, 2012 5:56 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the 12th installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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Is My Passion for My Job Killing Me?
April 19, 2012 4:44 PM by Chuck Holt
I thoroughly enjoy editing articles. Whether written by a trio of PhDs, a CNO, a staff nurse writing for her first time, a freelance journalist or another ADVANCE editor, I just can't let a sentence be until it sounds right in my head. A long-time telecommuter, Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 11
April 17, 2012 5:47 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the 11th installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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Appealing to the Masses through Social Media
March 12, 2012 11:13 AM by Barbara Mercer
For the second time in the past few months, social media and the Internet are lighting up as a consumer fights a denial for healthcare services by enlisting the public’s help. In a current case, a Washington, DC-based college student started a petition Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary - Entry 4
February 28, 2012 2:29 PM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the fourth installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Read More...
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Every Step of the Way: A Nurse's Cancer Diary
February 8, 2012 9:14 AM by Guest Blogger
Nancy Cohen, BSN, RN, has graciously shared her personal journal, in which she writes about doing battle with cancer for the second time in her life. This is the first installment of a weekly blog that will enable readers to join her on the journey. Entry Read More...
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The Baby's Coming? I'd Rather Watch Football
January 31, 2012 1:01 PM by Barbara Mercer
Who doesn’t love a good Super Bowl party? A bunch of friends, a whole lot of food we probably shouldn’t eat and maybe some beers, too. But would it be worth missing out on a major life event? A recent online survey indicates 15 percent of U.S. adults Read More...
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Guide to Professional Health in an Otherwise Unhealthy Environment
January 26, 2012 1:54 PM by Guest Blogger
Colleen Claffey RN-BC,MSN,CEN,CPEN, is nurse educator in the emergency department/critical care at Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach, FL. Never had I imagined that hospital workers, including nurses, would be mandated to take leave without Read More...
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TV Chef Says She has Diabetes. Will Lifestyle Changes Come?
January 18, 2012 3:58 PM by Stacey Miller
Every once in a while stories in the entertainment sections of magazines and newspapers intersect with the health section. Just last week, readers found out about the lush maternity ward at Lenox Hill Hospital where Beyonce and Jay-Z welcomed daughter, Read More...
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Paid to Get Dressed?
December 7, 2011 4:44 PM by Lisa Brzezicki
Early last month two nurses at Aurora Medical Center filed a class action lawsuit against the Colorado facility's parent company, HealthOne of Denver, over the time it takes them to put on and take off their scrubs. They want to get paid to dress. The Read More...
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Validating Professional Nursing
November 13, 2011 10:29 PM by Candy Goulette
It’s about time. A guilty plea by Dr. Rolando Arafiles in a West Texas courtroom last week closed a painful chapter in the long career of Texas nurses Anne Mitchell, RN, and Vicki Galle, BSN, RN. As part of a plea bargain, Arafiles admitted guilt to retaliation Read More...
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ADVANCE, Dansko Celebrate Breast Cancer Heroes With New Contest
October 12, 2011 3:05 PM by ADVANCE Staff
"Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day." - Edward Albert, American film and television actor Breast cancer heroes touch our lives every day. They're our mothers, sisters, friends, Read More...
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What’s In a Name? Nurses as Doctors
October 7, 2011 8:15 PM by Rich Krisher
"Hi. I'm Dr. Patti McCarver, and I'm your nurse." That's how an Oct. 1 New York Times article describes a nurse-patient interaction in a primary care setting. McCarver is a nurse practitioner who recently earned a doctorate. The trend of nurses earning 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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