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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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Nurse Eye Roll: Advice For Male Nursing Students

I frequently get a lot of questions from guys looking into becoming a nurse but they want to know what it’s like to work...
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Million Hearts Launches Annual Blood Pressure Control Challenge

Does your hospital, clinic or private practice achieve sustained hypertension control rates of 70 percent or above?  The U.S. Department of Health and Human...
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Let’s Talk Nerves

The other day at work, during a particularly bad hemorrhage in the OR, I went to open a package of laps and then “throw”...
As nurses, we end up accumulating tons of those little alcohol pads from work. These handy little sanitizing pads are for more than just cleaning off wounds and injection sites — they have a ton of great household uses you probably haven’t even thought of yet.

14 Surprising New Uses for Alcohol Pads, Nurse Approved!

As nurses, we end up accumulating tons of those little alcohol pads from work. These handy little sanitizing pads are for more than just...
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8 Secrets To Get Ahead In Nursing

These days, moving up is less like climbing a ladder and more like picking your way through a maze.  How to navigate that maze?...
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A Practical Overnight Kit For Nurses

This past winter, I had to stay over a couple of days at work. Once I stayed with a friend, once in a room...
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Back Pain? Try These 4 Things

Between lifting patients, constantly standing on their feet and rushing from room to room, nurses experience intense physical demand on the job. In fact,...
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10 Alcohol Pad Hacks For The Resourceful Nurse

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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How Much Can You Share With a Patient’s Family?

Family members want to know as much as possible, especially when their loved one is seriously injured or ill. But for adult patients, how...

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