12 02, 2020

Sick Sinus Syndrome and the Implications for Your Patients

By |2020-02-11T10:10:27-08:00February 12th, 2020|Advanced Nursing|Comments Off on Sick Sinus Syndrome and the Implications for Your Patients

While you have probably learned plenty about symptomatic bradycardia and tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation, other heart rhythms may still be a bit fuzzy in your mind. One potentially confusing rhythm is sick sinus syndrome, which may occasionally be called sinus node disease or sinus node dysfunction. Understanding this heart rhythm, its causes, symptoms [...]

7 02, 2020

EMT Skills Verification Checks for Renewal

By |2020-02-07T09:29:21-08:00February 7th, 2020|EMT Training|Comments Off on EMT Skills Verification Checks for Renewal

EMTs, who are emergency medical technicians, respond to emergency situations throughout the community, including in individuals’ homes. They provide quick assistance, including CPR, certain medications and other first aid treatments while transporting these ill individuals to medical care facilities. To become an EMT, one must complete a state-approved program and receive certification for licensure. In [...]

5 02, 2020

How to Pass Your PALS Certification the First Time

By |2020-03-01T20:40:02-08:00February 5th, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Classes|Comments Off on How to Pass Your PALS Certification the First Time

Whether or not PALS certification is a requirement on your unit, you'll find this class and examination gives you greater knowledge of emergency care for your pediatric patients and greater confidence in your everyday work. However, you probably know how in-depth these classes go and how stressful the scenarios and megacodes can become. These tips will help you pass your PALS assessment the first time so that you can quickly become a certified provider.

31 01, 2020

The Most Forgotten ACLS Algorithms

By |2020-03-01T18:56:52-08:00January 31st, 2020|ACLS|Comments Off on The Most Forgotten ACLS Algorithms

Because ventricular fibrillation, or V-fib, is so commonly seen and is so dangerous, it's typically a primary focus in any ACLS class. However, you should also focus sufficient time on the following two algorithms, frequently forgotten by well-meaning students.

29 01, 2020

Nipping Nursing Station Negativity in the Bud

By |2020-01-29T08:55:06-08:00January 29th, 2020|Nurses Corner|Comments Off on Nipping Nursing Station Negativity in the Bud

Whether you like it or not, you spend a great deal of your life at work. In fact, it is estimated that the average person will spend over 13 years of her life at work. Because this is such a huge part of your life, you want to feel happy and fulfilled while on the [...]

24 01, 2020

The Rewards of a Phlebotomy Career

By |2020-03-29T18:55:11-07:00January 24th, 2020|Career Programs, Classes|Comments Off on The Rewards of a Phlebotomy Career

A career in health care can be quite rewarding, but it can be hard to know where to start. You may not be sure if a career as a registered nurse or medical doctor is right for you if you have not yet dipped your toes into the waters of the medical world. One way [...]

22 01, 2020

Assisting with Tracheal Intubations

By |2020-01-21T18:42:28-08:00January 22nd, 2020|Education, Research|Comments Off on Assisting with Tracheal Intubations

While some patients have planned tracheal intubations as part of medical or surgical procedures, others are intubated during in-hospital codes or following some type of trauma that limits their ability to breathe on their own. With a tracheal intubation, a flexible tube is inserted down the throat and is placed far enough into the trachea [...]

17 01, 2020

Family Presence: A Help or a Hindrance to a Hospital Code?

By |2020-01-15T22:25:26-08:00January 17th, 2020|Research|Comments Off on Family Presence: A Help or a Hindrance to a Hospital Code?

Years ago, it was common practice never to allow family members into patient rooms during certain tasks. Most people can remember old black-and-white shows depicting men with cigars pacing the waiting room floor while their wives gave birth. For years, this was also the case when it came to resuscitation efforts. Family members were escorted [...]

15 01, 2020

Fatigue on the Job: Dangerous or Normal?

By |2020-01-15T08:36:06-08:00January 15th, 2020|Advanced Nursing|Comments Off on Fatigue on the Job: Dangerous or Normal?

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 [...]

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