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Five Surefire Ways To Calm A Patient

While we nurses are in the business of saving lives, we sometimes have to remember that part of our “business” (I used this term...
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3 Specialties That Will Be BIG In The Future

Nursing—and medicine itself—is becoming increasingly specialized as new technologies are developed and as different conditions become more prevalent. It’s hard to know whether that...
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Hospice Assists Children In Time Of Grief

While the loss of a loved one is difficult for everyone, a child's limited ability to understand death can make grieving more difficult than...
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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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UNION BEAT: Legislative Bill Addresses Violence Against Health Workers

Nurses and aides are assaulted as often as police officers and prison guards yet many hospitals and healthcare facilities still lack comprehensive programs and policies to...
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PAs & NPs: What’s The Difference?

Health care has become more and more confusing over the years. With the addition of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) as health...
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Using Science to Prescribe: The Future Is Here!

My patients often hear me say: “Medicine is an art not a science”.  While I do not mean science is not the basis of medicine,...
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12 Factors That Fuel A Nurse’s Burnout

What are the the deadly dozen circumstances and characteristics that can lead to burnout and empathy fatigue? Check which statements ring true for you,...

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