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Nursing Holds the Heart of America, But…
February 8, 2017 11:24 AM by Martie Moore
Nursing has once again been voted the most trusted profession in America . Merriam-Webster defines trust as the "firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something." We, as nurses, hold the firm belief of the American Read More...
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Let 2017 be the Year of the Mouth
January 16, 2017 10:04 AM by Martie Moore
In 2014, Shirley Gutkowski wrote an article entitled "The Biggest Wound: Oral Health in Long-Term Care Residents. " Her article outlined how oral care is not being done in care settings across the nation. Her call to action was to not only understand Read More...
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MacGyver Nurses Among Us
November 17, 2016 10:30 AM by Martie Moore
I cannot remember the first time I heard the term "MacGyver Nurse." For those of you that do not remember watching MacGyver , the show is back. The main character could settle any crisis, it seemed, from world war, invasions of aliens, or out-of-control Read More...
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Nurse, Heal Thy Physical Self and the Skin You’re In
October 11, 2016 8:25 AM by Martie Moore
She was one of those nurses that you always wanted to be like when you grew up to be a nurse. She initiatively knew what her patients needed, was compassionate, vigilant, and when she called a doctor — they came running. No questions asked. She was a Read More...
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Nurse, Heal Thy Spiritual Self
August 19, 2016 8:10 AM by Martie Moore
Last month, I shared with you a very personal story that jump-started my quest to further understand why nurses are emotionally tired. I wanted to understand how today's environment spiritually impacts the practice of nursing. I dove into the research Read More...
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