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11 10, 2019

Pros and Cons of Working “Only” Three Days Each Week

By |2019-10-06T14:44:38-07:00October 11th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Education|Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Working “Only” Three Days Each Week

Today, the majority of nurses, particularly newly licensed nurses, end up working 12-hour shifts rather than the traditional 8-hour shift. This often makes staffing easier in hospitals, and hospital managers argue in favor of the great continuity of care for patients. However, even though some love the flexibility of the 12-hour shift, it is not [...]

9 10, 2019

Recognizing and Treating Heart Blocks

By |2019-10-06T14:48:50-07:00October 9th, 2019|Advanced Nursing|Comments Off on Recognizing and Treating Heart Blocks

The human heart has a unique electrical system that signals different parts of the heart muscle to move. When there is a disruption in the electrical pathways, your patient may develop chest pain, decreased perfusion and life-threatening pumping interruptions. One of the most concerning and oft-confused issues is heart block. Heart block refers to any [...]

2 10, 2019

Taking Codes from Chaotic to Calm

By |2019-10-01T22:05:09-07:00October 2nd, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education, EMT Training|Comments Off on Taking Codes from Chaotic to Calm

As a health care worker, one of the most stressful situations you can ever face is a code blue. Whether your own patient is coding or you are called to a code somewhere else in your facility, the fact that a patient’s life is in your hands is a weighty realization. No matter how many [...]

27 09, 2019

Simple Tips for Self Care for Medical Workers

By |2019-09-19T13:38:03-07:00September 27th, 2019|Advanced Nursing|Comments Off on Simple Tips for Self Care for Medical Workers

Anyone who has spent a few months working in the health care field knows how mentally and physically stressful this job can be. Long hours on your feet, heavy loads to lift and the burden of caring for very sick and possibly dying patients can quickly wear on you. This is why great self-care is [...]

25 09, 2019

The Benefits of NRP Certification on High-Acuity Neonatal Intensive Care Units

By |2019-09-19T11:38:13-07:00September 25th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Neonatal|Comments Off on The Benefits of NRP Certification on High-Acuity Neonatal Intensive Care Units

As a neonatal intensive care nurse, you are in charge of an extremely fragile population of the smallest patients in the hospital. Working in this unit requires a certain amount of determination and perseverance as these patients are critically sick, especially if they were born preterm. In addition to your physical and mental determination to [...]

20 09, 2019

Building an Incident Response Team in Your Emergency Room

By |2019-09-19T10:54:47-07:00September 20th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on Building an Incident Response Team in Your Emergency Room

Today, many of the largest organizations and businesses have incident response teams that are designed to respond to unusual and dangerous situations quickly. Some businesses may have incident response teams to deal with unexpected computer system failures or major electrical outages. Large hospitals should also have carefully planned teams that can deal with mass injuries [...]

13 09, 2019

Tips and Solutions for Nurse Burnout

By |2019-10-13T13:16:11-07:00September 13th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on Tips and Solutions for Nurse Burnout

Nurse burnout is a very real problem often complicated by factors outside a nurse’s control. For example, many nurses deal with stressful work situations, which could include unsafe work environments or poor staffing ratios. Other causes of burnout may be based on personal feelings, such as a sense of isolation or difficulty in dealing with [...]

6 09, 2019

CEN Review: Getting Your Certified Emergency Nurse Exam Right the First Time

By |2019-09-05T20:30:11-07:00September 6th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on CEN Review: Getting Your Certified Emergency Nurse Exam Right the First Time

If you have committed to a career in emergency room nursing, you may want to improve your skills and prove your dedication to your field with an additional certification. One of the best ways to do that is with a certification specifically geared to your daily work and knowledge level. The Certified Emergency Nurse Examination [...]

30 08, 2019

Nursing Career 101: State Requirements for CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

By |2019-08-27T21:22:28-07:00August 30th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Nursing Career 101: State Requirements for CEUs (Continuing Education Units)

While nearly any nurse will tell you how important continuing education is to a healthy nursing practice, not all states have the same requirements. In fact, most states differ dramatically from nearby states in their requirements. Therefore, as soon as you receive your initial license, you must know what you will have to do in [...]

23 08, 2019

Best Shoes for Nurses: Top Recommended Nursing Shoes

By |2019-08-22T23:58:56-07:00August 23rd, 2019|Advanced Nursing|Comments Off on Best Shoes for Nurses: Top Recommended Nursing Shoes

No matter where they work, all nurses end up spending much of each day on their feet. Whether they are standing in the operating room, running up and down hallways or speeding around the emergency room, nurses’ feet end up taking quite a beating. To cut down on foot strain, aches and pains that can [...]