Ongoing Training for Nurses: A Priority
Jun06

Ongoing Training for Nurses: A Priority

The healthcare field is changing all of the time. New equipment, new procedures and safety regulations, along with new doctors and specialists make the field of nursing one that must be current. As a result, it is very important to stay on track with any trainings recommended to you by a manager or your health system. Certifications to pursue additional specialties are also something that you should consider if you want your career to...

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5 Tips on Helping Patients Reduce the Risk of Falling
May24

5 Tips on Helping Patients Reduce the Risk of Falling

When any patient falls, it’s bad. Not only can they sustain injuries, but a fall can also create a fear of moving at all! This can lead to withdrawal from normal activities, which creates a whole other bucket full of issues. As a nurse, you are often turned to as the authority on day-to-day activities, whether it is a litany of questions from a patient being discharged from the hospital after hernia surgery or one who comes into your...

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Managing Your Emotions on the Job
May19

Managing Your Emotions on the Job

  When you choose nursing as a career you understand on an intellectual level that you will be seeing people who are not well and may never get well. The draw is that you doing your job can help innumerable people heal and return to their lives. Still, it is not easy to handle the emotions of being witness to your patients at their weakest and most vulnerable moments. You get attached. You care. You’re human! So how can you learn...

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Career in Nursing
May10

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Career in Nursing

So, you want to be a nurse. You’ve come to this decision after much thought and consideration. Perhaps it’s because you are attached to the idea of taking a principle role in the healing process. Maybe it’s because you are enamored with the field of medicine. Or, as is the case with many nurses, you are being called to this profession. With your decision made about your direction, it’s time to choose your path. There are countless...

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4 Tips for Nurses in Adapting to ICD-10
Apr16

4 Tips for Nurses in Adapting to ICD-10

http://www.theamericannurse.org/index.php/2014/03/03/new-icd-10-coding/ ICD-10 coding goes into effect on Thursday, October 1. This much heralded, often delayed, new and more extensive set of documenting codes, is long overdue. Still, it is a huge change in the medical world. Write down an improper code and the office/hospital may not only not be paid, but there could potentially be a penalty levied by the government. There is a great...

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2 Ways to Connect with Your Patients
Apr09

2 Ways to Connect with Your Patients

The fact that you are a nurse means you care about people. Maybe you started down this path because you were intrigued by the human body and how it can be healed, or perhaps you thrive on helping people find solutions to their health issues and being a part of that mix. Regardless, you are not just cool, you are awesome! That awesomeness can take a hit, though, when you have challenging patients, are short-staffed or are simply are...

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