Do you know what’s really sexy right now in anesthesia? Opioid-free anesthesia. Let’s talk about monitoring patients after ketamine.
I’ve talked to a lot of nurses lately who feel pressure to go back to school and make more money with an MSN of some sort. Obviously, universities are all about the chance to get a few more years of tuition from them. There are other options besides heading back to the classroom, and one […]
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.
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 Nurse Drama Hour. You know, the hand-off that details all the hard, […]
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
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!
Being an NICU nurse sounds like a pretty amazing job! I mean you get the word “intense” in your title and there are little babies. While it sounds amazing, many don’t know what NICU Nurses do in a typical shift. What Do NICU Nurses Do?
As many of you know, I am not an emergency department nurse. However, I receive many questions about emergency nursing. In going along with our “what do nurses do” series, Susan DuPont, fellow nurse blogger and emergency nurse, will go over a day in the life of an ER Nurse!
Many nurses are not fully engaged and present when dealing with patients. But nurse discomfort can be a potent tool, enhancing the patient experience, particularly during an emotionally-charged interaction.
I am currently two semesters away from graduating with my masters as a family nurse practitioner. I plan to work in family practice in an office setting. It’s a start contrast and it’s reasonable to ask why I made such a big move from ICU to Primary Care.
You are probably prepared for what to expect during your orientation, whether it be from discussions during nursing school, friends, or from personal research on the web. The role of the nurse preceptor? Responsibility, Preparation, and Personalities. I want to talk to you about orientation a little differently. I want to share with you orientation from my point-of-view, as a nurse preceptor. It is important to me that you understand…
Hey all – this week’s guest post is by none other than Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN! We realize how confusing the whole nurse practitioner world is right now, especially for those of you just beginning nursing school who know you want to eventually become an NP. Check out this post that outlines the options! […]
Tips for Nurses Caring for the Seriously Ill from the Family Perspective I’ve written many posts about how to provide care to patients in various scenarios. However, I have yet to provide any information from a very vital perspective; that of the patient and family. A long-time personal friend had a very lengthy experience deep […]
Graduation is upon us and there will be many new grad nurses among hospital units very soon if they have not started already. Starting a job in nursing can be very overwhelming. I would argue that learning the ropes of the healthcare culture is quite possibly one of the most difficult jobs. In addition, the […]
You can rely on two things once you earn your degree, a new profession and lots of student loan payments. Student Loan Forgiveness and Management for Nurses….
Few nurses hold a master of science in nursing degree, so finding someone to discuss graduate nursing education with can be challenging. Even for myself, I remember many of my questions went unanswered when I first began to consider graduate school, as I knew no one who had pursued that level of education. In the […]
We had to quickly use the word “snowflake”, because it is so overused and abused that it won’t mean anything within the week—it already refers to anyone with a different opinion than you do, as opposed to referring to someone easily hurt. Nurse Bullying doesn’t necessarily take place when someone gets offended or disagrees with […]
When My Alcoholic Uncle Died As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Tumblr. I follow many nurses, physicians, EMT’s, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals. I am a fan of the short posts with great images and rarely sit down and read long posts. However, when I started reading this nurse’s […]
This is a guest post. All opinions in this post are that of the guest author and not those of his employer. One of the first questions I get asked by people who find out I changed careers to become a nurse is, “What did you do before?” When I tell them I was a […]
This is a guest post. This post contains affiliate links. For more information on my partnerships and affiliates, please see my disclaimers page (link in menu). What? Your hospital doesn’t have a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner for patients who need cupping, acupuncture, or herbs for dampness and wind? The closest that most hospitals get to […]