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3 Big Lessons I Learned When My Patient Almost Fell

It was a normal day, except I felt extra determined to get my patient out of bed. Maybe my coffee was double strength, who...
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Perspectives: Why We Do What We Do

There are those moments, those special patients, that help remind us why we do what we do. For 75 health care professionals from two...
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11 Nursing Diagnoses That Don’t Exist…But Ought To

Sure, nurses diagnose patients all the time…but have you ever felt like you needed to diagnose yourself? Sometimes your shift (or week, or month)...

Too Many Hours, Too Little Sleep

There’s a lot of talk these days about how detrimental it is for hospital patients to have their sleep interrupted. Given all we know about...
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DOs and DON’Ts for Mixing Street Clothes With Scrubs

. "Help! My hospital cranks the air conditioning way too high!” writes one nurse from Florida, while another Minnesota-based nurse emails, “There are corridors in...
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The Benefits Of Taking A Break

For many of us outside nursing, taking a break in the workday—to grab a bite, go for a walk, or catch up with a...
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11 Things Patients Say or Do That Make Nurses Scratch Their Heads

Patients are constantly saying and doing things that even the most seasoned nurses will struggle to understand. And by that, we really just mean “not completely...
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A Major Trash-Talking “FAIL”

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?...
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10 Nurse Bloopers As Told By Nurses

We all know that to err is human, and can give us a chuckle in the meantime. And while it may be considered bad...

“How Do I Build Better Work Relationships?”

Nursing is anything but ordinary. However, as is the case for any other part-of-a-team professional, it’s imperative that nurses establish a positive (or at least productive) relationship...

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