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Top 4 Ways To Calm Your Patients Before Surgery

Nurses and other healthcare professionals can attest that stress levels of patients are a major concern because anxiety has a detrimental effect on overall...

New Risk-Based Methodology For Reporting Diagnostic Lab Results

A major study of electronic medical records by researchers at Florence A. Rothman Institute (FARI) introduced a new model for reporting laboratory test results,...
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Did You Read It? — Nurses Grant Dying Man His Final Wish, Ignore Hospital...

This story caught our eye as an example of nurses going above and beyond, and in this case around hospital rules, in order to...
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Study Shows Intensive Blood Pressure Management May Save Lives

More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, and lowers risk of...
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7 Tips To Stay Calm During A Patient Emergency

It’s an hour from the end of your shift, and you’re at the nurse’s station filling out some paperwork. It’s boring – and you’re...
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Checking the Symptom Checkers

More than a third of adults nationwide regularly use the Internet to help diagnose their ailments. They often start with online search engines, which...
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How Do I Deal With A Difficult Patient?

We all have them from time to time, that one difficult patient that no matter what you do for them, it is never right. ...
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Painkiller Users Unaware Prescription Drugs Are As Addictive As Heroin

National Safety Council survey shows 45 percent of painkiller users do not know they are taking opioids Forty-five percent of Americans who use opioid prescription...
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Six Nursing Lessons on Death and Opioid-Induced Respiratory Compromise

Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS) released six lessons on death and opioid-induced respiratory compromise in honor of the death anniversary of 17-year...
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Nurse’s Incredible Dry-Erase Art Cheers Up Kids At Children’s Hospital

Get ready to smile and be blown away with one nurse's incredible creativity and ability to help “normalize the environment” for his patients. Edgar Palomo is...

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