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How Do I Deal With Over-Involved Families?

How many times have you wished for responsive family members? You know, the kind who will stay with the patient when you can’t, help...
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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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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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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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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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Does Employment of More Nurse Assistants Lead to Higher Mortality Rates And Lower Quality...

It's an important topic we've talked about before -do hospitals that employ more nurse assistants relative to the number of professionally qualified nurses have...
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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...
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Can A Chat With A Nurse Really Persuade Patients To Quit Smoking?

A short talk with a knowledgeable nurse could be the difference between a smoker stopping for cigarettes or stopping for nicotine gum on her...
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How To Handle New Administration’s Healthcare Policy Adjustments?

The inauguration of a new United States president is heralded as a peaceful transition of power. However, when a new administration actually takes office,...
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Why I Hope My Patients Hate Me

That got your attention, didn’t it!? Now, before you fly off the handle, let me explain. As nurses, our job is to improve the patient’s...

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