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We sometimes hear a nurse referred to as “old school.” I take that to mean “in practice before the 1980s,” because that’s when I...
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What are the the deadly dozen circumstances and characteristics that can lead to burnout and empathy fatigue? Check which statements ring true for you,...
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Here's a fun game to try at the next barbecue, tailgate or cookout you attend.  You might think it would be difficult, but it’s...
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It’s time to talk about the unsung hero of our profession: alcohol pads. Although they aren’t soaked in unicorn tears, as previously believed, these tiny...
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For many older adults, there’s no place like home. However, 80% of older adults live with at least one chronic condition, and 50% live...
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If you know something’s bad for you, why can’t you just stop? About 70% of smokers say they would like to quit. Drug and...
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No one ever said nursing was easy (at least, no nurse has ever said such a foolish thing). Some shifts can feel like going...
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While the fountain of youth may be a myth (although some of us are still holding out), there is one surefire way to become...
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You are rocking through your shift, feeling awesome because you kind of know what you’re doing now, and your charge nurse comes up to...
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So you have a gastroenterologist, an anesthesiologist and a medical assistant…. Sounds like the beginning of a tawdry joke for the medically inclined, doesn’t it?...