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6 12, 2019

Initial ECGs Help Catch Early Myocardial Infarctions

By |2019-12-05T13:19:06-08:00December 6th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Research|Comments Off on Initial ECGs Help Catch Early Myocardial Infarctions

Heart disease a major problem in the United States, killing over 350,000 people every year. A myocardial infarction is an acute form of coronary artery disease that occurs when the arteries that are to feed the heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood become clogged. Myocardial infarctions, or heart attacks, vary in degree based on how much [...]

27 11, 2019

What Does Intuition Have to Do with Smart Health Care?

By |2019-11-21T18:41:39-08:00November 27th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Research|Comments Off on What Does Intuition Have to Do with Smart Health Care?

Intuition is defined as the ability to figure something out immediately without having to reason your way through it. As a consumer, you have probably found yourself knowing immediately whether something was a good purchase or whether it would fail in its promises. As a patient, you may have recognized when something was wrong with [...]

22 11, 2019

Tips for Rapid Triage Assessments in the Emergency Room

By |2019-11-21T13:44:56-08:00November 22nd, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education, EMT Training, Research|Comments Off on Tips for Rapid Triage Assessments in the Emergency Room

Although triage is typically the emergency department position that most nurses dread, it is a vital role that ensures that the sickest patients get the fastest care. If you are ready to take your skills to the next level, study these tips for rapid and accurate triage assessments. Use a Proven Triage Assessment Tool Especially [...]

20 11, 2019

How Do Bundled Advanced Life Support Classes Work?

By |2019-11-20T08:17:42-08:00November 20th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Education|Comments Off on How Do Bundled Advanced Life Support Classes Work?

As you get started in your health care career, it may seem easiest for you to take each certification class only when needed or required by your employer. After all, it can be difficult to think too far into the future as a new graduate. However, at Project Heartbeat, we are excited to offer several [...]

13 11, 2019

Smoothing Your Path When Dealing with Angry, Hostile and Confused Patients

By |2019-11-13T13:26:56-08:00November 13th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on Smoothing Your Path When Dealing with Angry, Hostile and Confused Patients

Patients who are going through health crises are often filled with fear, which can leach out of them as anger. People who are usually calm and collected may suddenly be blowing up at the least provocation. As a nurse, you may be the person directly in an angry patient’s path. Although the majority of your [...]

8 11, 2019

What Is Mindful Nursing and How Can It Help You Thrive in Your Career?

By |2019-11-08T11:23:58-08:00November 8th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Education|Comments Off on What Is Mindful Nursing and How Can It Help You Thrive in Your Career?

The term mindfulness has become a hot topic these days with many wanting to know how they can improve their daily lives as they pay more attention to themselves. It has been said that you cannot take care of others until you take care of yourself. Mindfulness allows you to do just that in your [...]

6 11, 2019

Fragile Fighters: Caring for Your Sickest Neonatal Patients

By |2019-11-05T15:58:10-08:00November 6th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Neonatal|Comments Off on Fragile Fighters: Caring for Your Sickest Neonatal Patients

Caring for the sickest and smallest patients in the hospital not only takes a special level of knowledge and a unique skillset but also requires a great deal of compassion and personal strength. Becoming a NICU nurse is often not something one chooses directly out of college. However, some hospitals do hire new graduates. In [...]

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 [...]