Author: Kathy Quan RN BSN PHN

Tips for Infection Control and Building Immunity to Stave Off Communicable Diseases

The current COVID19 pandemic has spread all over the world and increases each day in exponential numbers. Flattening the curve and stopping the spread is demanding extraordinary measures. Quarantines, stay-at-home orders and social distancing are showing some promise, but 100% compliance is a challenge. These are very stressful times.  Nurses, doctors and all healthcare workers on the

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Nurses – As Most Trusted Professionals – Hold the Key to Prevention of the Spread of COVID19

On January 6, 2020, the Gallop Poll announced nurses were once again chosen as the most trusted professionals for the 18th consecutive year. For 2019 85% of Americans who participated in the poll listed nurses as the most honest and ethical. Combine that fact with the fact that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and Midwife worldwide.

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Interested in a career change? Consider becoming a travel nurse

Nursing is a profession that offers an almost endless variety of career options. But sometimes openings are limited, and nurses can be restless, bored or even burned out in the present situations. One solution is to travel. See and experience life in another region while gaining valuable experience for your resume.  What is travel nursing?

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Teaching Non-Pharmacological Means of Pain Management

In 2000, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations first included pain as a vital sign. Nurses have always been educated in using nursing measures/interventions (also known as nursing orders) to treat patients with non-pharmacological and first aid as the first line of treatment. These include such things as cooling measure to treat a

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Nursing Considerations in the Care of CHF Patients

Congestive Heart Failure is a serious chronic condition affecting over 6 million Americans over the age of 20 according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The two biggest contributing factors are that the population is aging and advances in medicine has made survival from heart attacks much more plausible. The quality of life for those who have

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