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15 01, 2020

Fatigue on the Job: Dangerous or Normal?

By |2020-01-15T08:36:06-08:00January 15th, 2020|Advanced Nursing|0 Comments

Probably every worker has experienced that afternoon slump or has needed a cup of coffee to get through the last hour behind the desk. However, nurses have it particularly difficult because of the great physical and mental burdens they carry throughout each shift. Stressful work situations, busy shifts during which there is no time to [...]

8 01, 2020

Creating More Connected Relationships with Health Care Colleagues

By |2019-12-30T13:07:38-08:00January 8th, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Nurses Corner, Research|0 Comments

The health care profession is known for being a high-stress place in which doctors, nurses and other professionals are often put into uncomfortable situations. Disagreements between doctors and nurses are common, and nurses often struggle to create positive relationships with difficult patients. On very hard days, nurses may even find themselves at each other’s throats [...]

3 01, 2020

Improve Your Workplace Environment: Improve Your Job Satisfaction

By |2019-12-30T13:07:58-08:00January 3rd, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Nurses Corner, Research|0 Comments

Job satisfaction is at an all-time high this year according to The Conference Board, a non-profit research group. In 2019, 54 percent of surveyed workers said they were happy in their jobs, which was up from the 49 percent measured several years ago. These higher numbers today can generally be linked back to improved job [...]

1 01, 2020

Understanding Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

By |2019-12-30T13:08:45-08:00January 1st, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Nurses Corner, Research|0 Comments

Because health care deals with both life overall as well as the quality of one’s life, ethical issues are sure to arise. Patients often struggle to know which treatment they should opt for and who they should tell about their health care crises. Even more difficult is the ethical dilemmas that health care providers face. [...]

27 12, 2019

Top Pharmacological Treatments for Emerging Myocardial Infarctions

By |2019-12-13T12:56:31-08:00December 27th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Research|0 Comments

Quick treatment of a myocardial infarction is key to improving survival and overall patient outcomes while also preserving future quality of life. While the exact method of treatment will depend on the type of myocardial infarction and the area of the heart that it affects, you will want to look out for some specific pharmacologic [...]

20 12, 2019

What Is Compassion Fatigue and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

By |2019-12-30T13:09:54-08:00December 20th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on What Is Compassion Fatigue and What Can You Do to Prevent It?

Compassion fatigue is an emotional and a physical state experienced by those who have been caring for one or more individuals for a lengthy time. It certainly refers to a state of tiredness and exhaustion while also pointing to tense feelings and overall distress. Some may refer to it as burnout while others refer to [...]

18 12, 2019

Focus on the Whys of Your Job During Your Next Rough Day

By |2019-12-30T13:10:12-08:00December 18th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Classes, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on Focus on the Whys of Your Job During Your Next Rough Day

A rough day on the job may lead you to pull a pint of ice cream from the freezer in the evening. However, a string of rough weeks and months may be causing you to rethink why you even chose your health care career in the first place. After all, the long hours, stressful work [...]

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 [...]