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Ouchies & Boo–Boos : Easing The Pain Of Your Littlest Patients

It could be argued that a pediatric nurse has double the work of any other. The patients may be smaller, but the work involved...
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Defeating Breast Cancer Through Crowdsourcing

A California software company, http://www.YourScan.org, has put out a call to women who have had to face the difficult diagnosis of breast cancer:  Donate...
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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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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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Because of Nursing Research: End-of-Life Care in the ICU

Patients in an ICU are usually very sick or seriously injured. Many are unconscious or incapacitated and most require technology to support life. They...
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Top 5 Most Expensive Conditions Treated in U.S. Hospitals

Costs associated with inpatient stays constitute the largest single component of healthcare spending.  Working as a healthcare professional, you are on the frontline of...

Oregon company finds success in drug-free pain treatment

The message over the past year to doctors and the entire healthcare community from the government and the latest science has been clear:  Opiods...
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Seven Steps to Reducing Pressure Ulcers

Institution-acquired pressure ulcers are a leading threat to modern quality healthcare. Research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare...
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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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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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