Once I cracked the bandage, necrotic ooze bubbled out, purulent particulates sprayed the room. The fleshy wound was gnarly; it was black, slimy, and replete with pus. As I kneeled – cleaning the wound – I inhaled rot.
While working, … Read the rest
Do you really think assertively? If you feel like you’re stepping on eggshells when you go to work, it might be a good to take a look at some ways you can think more assertively as a nurse. These 6 … Read the rest
With the recession, older nurses are staying in their jobs, newer nurses are finding that facilities … Read the rest
There are a lot of reasons to be a nurse. But why do people become nurses? Nursing is one of the most popular second careers, with a low cost of entry and wide availability in community colleges and universities. Without … Read the rest
The Affordable Care Act is a game changer; its goal is twofold: … Read the rest
The state of Michigan is considering a bill to give advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners, the right to prescribe medications without the consent of a doctor.
Some in the medical community balk at giving nurses this much power, … Read the rest
1. Free Medical Advice: Nurses have a well-rounded knowledge of medical issues. Need to know whether you need to “wait and see” versus call the doctor in a panic? Not anymore, you won’t. Your … Read the rest
Soon, it will be Thanksgiving. On Thursday, we will – unlike most – work.
We won’t like it, but … Read the rest
Working doubles: this is something that most, if not all, nurses deal with. It’s even harder when your double shift includes a night shift. Staying awake and being able to think critically amidst fatigue is no small feat. You probably … Read the rest