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  • Nursing Holds the Heart of America, But…

    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 people in our abilities, reliabilities and, foremost, in our integrity and truth telling. ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on February 8, 2017
  • Envera Health Creates New Market by Extending Health Information Exchange to Life Insurance Industry

    By ADVANCE Perspectives RICHMOND, VA—Envera Health is launching a new cross-industry collaboration between the healthcare industry and the life insurance industry. This collaboration will provide a market that helps to further expand the nation’s Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), as well as make it easier for consumers to buy life ...
  • Moving Forward After Loss

    Nurses deal with sorrow and loss on a frequent basis, so much so that it becomes an occupational hazard for some specialties. Yet we never quite get used to the feeling. Whether professionally or personally, grief can feel staggeringly overwhelming. It can encompass us in a way that makes it nearly impossible to move forward or to ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on January 26, 2017
  • Let 2017 be the Year of the Mouth

    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 the impact that poor oral care has on health, but also rethink the approach of oral care in ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on January 16, 2017
  • Top 6 Aesthetic Procedures from 2016

    1. Microblading Microblading for eyebrows, which is also known by a variety of names such as microstroking, feather touch, eyebrow embroidery, 3-D eyebrows and hair-like strokes, has become an increasingly popular form of cosmetic tattooing or permanent makeup. Microblading enhances the appearance of the eyebrows with simulated hairs in ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on January 4, 2017
  • DNPs Giving Back

    As 2016 draws to a close and I finish evaluating my students' progress in each of the DNP Essentials, I have been thinking about how to continue pushing myself also. For me, completing the DNP degree was a transformative experience. I started the DNP program with a goal of earning a doctorate so I could teach in a graduate program. I finished the ...
    Posted to DNP Discussions (Weblog) on December 22, 2016
  • The CoolAdvantage Rage to Freeze Fat

    The proprietary CoolSculpting cutting edge, controlled-cooling technology launched a new family of applicators called CoolAdvantage earlier this year. In the past decade, millions of treatments have been performed worldwide. The CoolAdvantage applicator with adaptable configuration and enhanced cup design increases direct tissue contact, ...
    Posted to Aesthetics Practice Today (Weblog) on December 21, 2016
  • Why We Dislike Labels

    We utilize descriptive terms nearly every day, whether during handoff or when reading through charts. ''An elderly, well-nourished, white male, appearing his stated age, was admitted for a complaint of increasing shortness of breath.'' Labels. Professionally, we may not think twice about their use, except for the harsh glare we give when we hear ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on December 14, 2016
  • Pay it Forward

    SOS Children's Villages South Africa builds families for children in need and in doing so, we help them shape their own futures. We have cared for over 24,000 children since the opening of our first village in 1982. I have the privilege to be a sponsor for a little girl at the SOS Children's Village here in Cape Town. Her name is Aphelele, ...
    Posted to New to Nursing (Weblog) on December 13, 2016
  • Tackling the Plantar Wart

    By Darrel Arthurs, ARNP, DCNP Plantar Warts Warts that form on the sole of your feet are called plantar warts. Essentially, they are the same as warts that are found on the hands and knees except this strain forms on the bottom of the feet. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the cause of these growths, and they thrive in warm and moist ...
    Posted to Dermatology Education & Practice from NADNP (Weblog) on December 6, 2016
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