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Do Occupational Factors Affect Reproductive Health And Chronic Disease Risk For Nurses?

A prospective study of more than 20,000 nurses aged 20-45 years, 88% of whom had worked night shifts, reported their most common health issues,...
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Nurses Encouraged to Take Voices From Bedside to Board Rooms

Ninety percent of the world's healthcare services are performed by nurses and midwives, according to the International Council of Nurses. Yet the voice of...
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Long Shifts Lead To Nurse Burnout And Dissatisfied Patients

Extended work shifts of twelve hours or longer are common and popular among hospital staff nurses, but a study reports that nurses working longer...
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Do You Disinfect Your Steth After Each Use?

Do you disinfect your stethoscope after each use? A recent study revealed that the contamination level of a stethoscope diaphragm after a single use is...
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Our Ancestors Probably Didn’t Get 8 Hours A Night, Either

They stay up late into the evening, average less than 6.5 hours of sleep and rarely nap. College students during final exams? Working moms?...
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How Do I Deal With Over-Involved Families?

How many times have you wished for responsive family members? You know, the kind who will stay with the patient when you can’t, help...
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Just How Tragic Were Your First Scrubs?

When I think about the history of my scrubs, I say to myself, “Oh Lord Oh Lord Oh Lordy Lordy Lord.” Then I go and...
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Inspirational Quotes Every Nurse Should Read

A good quote can lift you up when you’re feeling blue. It can inspire you to reach your goals. It can even make you...
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Hi. I’m the nurse. We’ve never met.

Today, when stereotypes are rampant and when confusion is the common prescription in health care, I find it necessary to share my views of a...
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The Dark Side Of The Shift

I’ve always envied those who can flip flop back and forth between day shift and night shift. How do they do it? I think I’ve...

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