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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8 Tips for Nurse Influencers

8 Tips for Nurse Influencers

The term nurse influencer is relatively new in the nursing profession. With the constant evolution of social media, technology, and communication, there is a new opportunity for people in all walks of life to share their journey. The nursing profession is no exception.

Nurse influencers are popping up all over the place: from those sharing their nursing school journey, experienced nurses sharing tips for newbies, nurses in mainstream media looking to educate the public, to hilarious and touching nurse memes and stories that only other nurses truly get and appreciate.

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Season 2, Episode 9: Code STEMI, Code Stroke, and Code Sepsis Show Notes

Season 2, Episode 9: Code STEMI, Code Stroke, and Code Sepsis Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss nursing care and the big three – Code STEMI, Code Stroke, and Code Sepsis. Please note, this episode was recorded in January 2017, and the latest evidence at that time. The best practices surrounding treatment of these evolve continually and we encourage you to ensure you’re referring to the latest evidence and facility policy while providing patient care.

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Season 2, Episode 8: Dealing with a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies, and Confrontation Show Notes

Season 2, Episode 8: Dealing with a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies, and Confrontation Show Notes

Working on nursing units can be amazingly rewarding with great teamwork, but can also be really challenging if you don’t fit right in or if you encounter a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies or more. This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to nurse bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more.

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