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Disaster Codes – Are You Prepared?

In this day and age, terrorism, bioterrorism, hazardous material and disasters have become common nomenclature to all of us. As nurses and health care...
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Oh, Organization!

New nurses have several developmental tasks they have to accomplish, in my thinking. Fresh out of school, a nurse learns to adapt to stress, learns how...
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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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Be Kind. Take Care Of Those Who Take Care Of You.

What is the name of the housekeeper that works on your unit (or the Environmental Services department)? Not just your unit, but anywhere in...
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Do Animal-Assisted Therapies Work?

Several research teams are examining the potential benefits of bringing specially trained animals into clinical settings. These animal-assisted therapies are increasingly offered in hospitals...
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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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Can (and should?!) nurses be shamed into washing their hands at work?

Do you wash your hands as much as you should on the floor? New systems use a powerful emotion to make sure nurses and...
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5 Tips For Getting Out Of Bed On Time

Just a few more minutes… Does your morning always start with these drowsy little words? Whether you work day shift or night shift, waking up...
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Skip The Soda, Opt For The Stairs To Feel More Energized

We've all done it -that moment during a shift where you are seriously lagging and all you can think of is caffeine, caffeine, caffeine!!!...
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12 Tips For Caring For Patients With Uncommon Conditions

One in 10 people are affected by a rare disease. Seven thousand different rare diseases exist. Ninety-five percent of these illnesses have no known...

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