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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 [...]

4 10, 2019

Initial Assessment of the Trauma Patient

By |2019-10-03T21:57:17-07:00October 4th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on Initial Assessment of the Trauma Patient

High-quality early trauma care can mean the difference between life and death. It can also help to determine the extent of complications from injuries and the length of time that the individual will need to spend in the hospital. The Steps of Great Trauma Care In general, great trauma care will begin with a quick [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 09, 2019

What Is NRP Certification? | Learning Your Healthcare Certifications

By |2019-09-10T13:51:49-07:00September 11th, 2019|Education, Neonatal|Comments Off on What Is NRP Certification? | Learning Your Healthcare Certifications

As a neonatal care provider, you know just how fragile these young lives are. While many of your newborn patients thrive outside the womb, others struggle to live, having been born too early or born with life-threatening complications. While Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate programs teach you how to care for [...]

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 [...]

4 09, 2019

Is Becoming a Phlebotomist Technician Right for You?

By |2019-09-03T23:02:53-07:00September 4th, 2019|Basic Life Support Articles, Career Programs, Education|Comments Off on Is Becoming a Phlebotomist Technician Right for You?

They’re everywhere. In almost every hospital setting, doctor’s office, walk-in clinic or Urgent Care, you’ll find them. They patiently wait with their empty vials and syringes until a new patient needs their blood drawn and tested. They’re phlebotomists, often quietly going about their business of helping save lives. […]

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 [...]