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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 [...]

10 01, 2020

Differences Between TNCC and CEN Certifications

By |2019-12-19T23:48:20-08:00January 10th, 2020|Classes, Education, Research|Comments Off on Differences Between TNCC and CEN Certifications

Extra certifications help to set you apart in your health care job, allowing you to take on more leadership roles as you continue to grow in your confidence and knowledge levels in the process. Certifications also provide you with extra credibility if you are looking for a new job or hoping to step into a [...]

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|Comments Off on Creating More Connected Relationships with Health Care Colleagues

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|Comments Off on Improve Your Workplace Environment: Improve Your Job Satisfaction

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|Comments Off on Understanding Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

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|Comments Off on Top Pharmacological Treatments for Emerging Myocardial Infarctions

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 [...]

25 12, 2019

Blood-Borne Pathogens: Fear or Fake?

By |2019-12-30T12:48:18-08:00December 25th, 2019|Research|Comments Off on Blood-Borne Pathogens: Fear or Fake?

Your health and safety is certainly something that should be on your mind, but it should not become a topic that is so overwhelming to you that you cannot function well on a daily basis because of your fear. One of the best examples of a topic that strikes fear into the hearts of many [...]

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 [...]