Best Compression Socks for Nurses

Best Compression Socks for Nurses

When I become a nurse, I knew that it would entail long hours of standing and lots and lots of walking. Even with the best shoes, there was something missing from my uniform. Compression socks! As a nurse, we learn all about compression hose and socks for post-op patients to help prevent blood clots and to promote circulation. These same tools could help my poor aching feet. But there are hundreds of different kinds of compression socks. How do you know which are the best compression socks for nurses?

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What Do Infection Prevention Nurses Do?

What Do Infection Prevention Nurses Do?

What do Infection Prevention nurses not do! There are a variety of titles that cover our job including Infection Control Practitioner, Infection Prevention Coordinator, and most often the Infection Preventionist, or IP. IPs now come from a variety of backgrounds including nurses, medical technologists, and public health professionals, but the profession has historically been dominated by nurses. In fact, Florence Nightingale is not only viewed as a pioneer of nursing, but also a pioneer of infection prevention and control. A day in the life of an IP is never boring.

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Online Continuing Education for Nurses

Online Continuing Education for Nurses

As a nurse staying up to date on your continuing education is important. But there are often so many options that it can be hard to decide what is the best course of action. This post discusses continuing education for nurses so you can make the best decision for you.

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What Do Nurse Anesthetists Do? (CRNA)

What Do Nurse Anesthetists Do? (CRNA)

Interested in becoming a CRNA? Not sure exactly what that means? This guest post takes a closer look at what do nurse anesthetists do! Most operating rooms release the schedule the night before. Unlike bedside nurses, nurse anesthetists don’t start their day with...

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Best Tall Scrubs for Women

Best Tall Scrubs for Women

I’m a tall woman. At almost 6 feet tall, I often find it challenging to find scrub tops that fit correctly. And I know I am not alone in this. So I decided to put together a list of the best tall scrubs for women.

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Top Tips for New Nurses Working With Ventilators – From a CRNA!

Top Tips for New Nurses Working With Ventilators – From a CRNA!

Periwinkle is a lovely color. A soft, subtle blue, it looks best as Helen Hunt’s eyeshadow in 1995 or on an Easter egg. It looks worst on your patient’s skin. While waiting for the respiratory therapist to come bail you out, understanding some common sense and troubleshooting will keep your patient pink, or in my case, healthy brown instead of sickly green

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What Do Labor and Delivery Nurses Do?

What Do Labor and Delivery Nurses Do?

Labor and Delivery nurses work in the happiest place in the hospital. Where else do you get to go to birthday parties all day and night long? If you love adrenaline, babies and a little bit of everything, the “Baby Factory” might be the place for you! Labor and Delivery is a mix of the Emergency Department (ED), Medical-Surgical, Operating Room (OR), Recovery Room, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Critical Care all mashed together into one exciting unit!

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