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11 12, 2019

What Is a Magnet Hospital and How Can Advanced Certifications Improve Magnet Status?

By |2019-12-05T18:54:49-08:00December 11th, 2019|Education, Research|Comments Off on What Is a Magnet Hospital and How Can Advanced Certifications Improve Magnet Status?

When it comes to choosing a hospital for yourself or for a family member, only the best should be deemed good enough. When it comes to finding a health care facility as a place of employment, the same is also true. There are many ways that hospitals are ranked these days and plenty of lists [...]

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 [...]

15 11, 2019

Top Scrub Brands for Nurses

By |2019-11-15T07:59:50-08:00November 15th, 2019|Education, Research|Comments Off on Top Scrub Brands for Nurses

A quick trip to a store that sells scrubs will show you that these garments are not as easy to purchase as you might think. Although they look a bit like pajamas on the outside, they must fulfill a far higher purpose than your lounge-wear does, and they must also be comfortable in every circumstance. [...]

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 [...]

1 11, 2019

How to Start and Advance Your Career as an EMT

By |2019-11-01T12:16:08-07:00November 1st, 2019|Education, EMT Training|Comments Off on How to Start and Advance Your Career as an EMT

Are you looking for a rewarding career that can get your foot into the door of the medical profession? Do you long to help people who are at their lowest points or to save lives? If this describes you, you may want to consider training as an EMT, a career path that offers many personal [...]

25 10, 2019

ECG Superhero: Be a Leader on Your Unit!

By |2019-10-31T12:22:36-07:00October 25th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on ECG Superhero: Be a Leader on Your Unit!

The nemesis of many medical students is the ECG or electrocardiogram. This single piece of paper can strike fear into the hearts of many otherwise knowledgeable and confident health care professionals. Because heart rhythms can take on so many variables, it requires plenty of knowledge, memorization and practice with actual telemetry strips and ECG readouts [...]

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 [...]