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Nurses Improving Mental Health Care

Nurses Improving Mental Health Care

Mental Health Month is observed each year in May, but nurses around the world are continuing to make an impact on mental health care every day. In the article, “Nurses Improving Mental Health Care” Nurse Zone features nurses who are positively impacting psychiatric patient care. The article discusses how nurses approach psychiatric patient care. One […]

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How to Balance a Nursing Career with Parenthood

How to Balance a Nursing Career with Parenthood

Nurses with children must learn how to balance their busy working lives with the demands of parenthood. Have you had difficulty maintaining your personal, professional, and parental life? In a recent article on NurseZone, three nurses discuss how they created a balance. Their suggestions include: –         Sharing responsibilities with your family/significant other. –         Making sure […]

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The Secrets to Being an Excellent Nurse

The Secrets to Being an Excellent Nurse

Listening, continuing education, and networking are a few of the tips provided by several accomplished nurses asked to discuss their experiences in the article entitled, “The Secrets to Achieving Excellence in Nursing”. With a combined 118 years of experience, these men and women share their guiding philosophies, advice on nursing skills and tips for moving […]

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How to Find Trusted Online Health Information

How to Find Trusted Online Health Information

With more and more patients searching for health information on the internet, making sure this information is accurate is essential. According to a recent survey, 81% of Americans search the web for health information. Nurses can play an instrumental role in helping patients recognize reputable health information on the internet. Here are some important questions […]

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Coordinating Care between Emergency Departments and Primary Care Poses Many Challenges

Coordinating Care between Emergency Departments and Primary Care Poses Many Challenges

Everyone can get frustrated when breakdowns in communication lead to wasted time and effort, especially in a busy hospital setting. Miscommunication between the Emergency Department (ED) in a hospital and a patient’s primary care physician can lead to many problems, including duplicated treatment and misapplied treatment. Miscommunication can occur as a result of: -Phone issues: […]

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Top Health Technology Hazards for Nurses in 2011

Top Health Technology Hazards for Nurses in 2011

While health technology enhances patient care and improves efficiency, there are also risks in using these devices that all nurses should know. The ECRI Institute, a non-profit that provides research on health care, publishes an annual list of the top 10 health technology hazards to raise awareness in hospitals of technological dangers. The parts of […]

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Tattling on nursing colleagues: When is it right?

Tattling on nursing colleagues: When is it right?

Most nurses can be trusted when it comes to patient care and acting ethically at work. Taking responsibility for your own actions is one thing, but when it comes to reporting or ‘tattling’ on a nursing colleague who may be less responsible it is not always easy or appropriate. In this article, on NurseConnect, veteran […]

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Home care program for elderly improves outcomes, study finds

Home care program for elderly improves outcomes, study finds

A study in the journal Nursing Outlook found that a home-based care program for the elderly called “Aging in Place,” which integrates personalized health services and nursing care coordination, improved outcomes and reduced costs compared with assisted home living and nursing home care. Program participants also had improvements in their mental and physical health, data […]

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Stanbridge College Alumni Workshop – Tracheostomy Care & Oxygen Delivery Devices

Stanbridge College Alumni Workshop - Tracheostomy Care & Oxygen Delivery Devices

Develop a better understanding of tracheostomy and oxygen equipment and procedures by attending this highly valuable course at Stanbridge College. Course Topics Include: • Parts of the Tracheostomy Set • Anatomy and Physiology, Reasons for a Tracheostomy • Tracheostomy Care Procedure • Inner Cannula • Tracheostomy Tie • Common Complications • Reinsertion of Accidental Extubation […]

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