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Six Ways to Support a New Nurse on the Job

When a new graduate clocks in for the first as a nursing professional, that entry into the profession can be an anxious and exciting time. Providing support to novice nurses is our individual and collective responsibility. So why not do it right? While some facilities and healthcare organizations offer new

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Nursing Industry

Getting Comfortable with Cardiovascular Issues

One of the major complications of COVID-19 involves heart issues from an enlarged heart to clotting disorder along with a variety of malfunctions of the heart. Cardiac arrythmias and reading EKG starips are all part of the RN nursing school curriculum. Many nursing students struggle with this rotation and all

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Nursing Industry

Utilize Skilled Home Health Care to Manage CHF and Avoid Rehospitalizations

Educating patients in how to effectively manage congestive heart failure at home presents holistic and non-pharmaceutical challenges for skilled home health nurses. Diet (in particular sodium intake), fluid intake, energy conservation and elevation of the lower extremities all play an important part in preventing acute exacerbation of CHF in addition to medications. 

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Nursing Industry

Do Nurses Need Their Own Liability Insurance?

When you’re working as a nurse, you bear a great deal of responsibility for the delivery of patient care, and ostensibly for the outcome of that care, as well. Whether you work in trauma, labor and delivery, home health, med-surg, a school-based clinic, intensive care, or a plethora of other

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Nursing Industry

Coping With End-of-Life Care During the COVID Pandemic

At the time of this writing, more than 480,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, with 2.3 million deaths worldwide. Even as cases and deaths show significant declines in some areas, worrisome variants are causing mounting concern in terms of the potential for increased transmissibility and the weakening of vaccine effectiveness. 

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Travel Nurses

Travel Nursing Trends for 2021

Travel nursing is a popular way to earn a living, and travel nurses can truly make an enormous difference when a COVID-19 surge is in progress and hospitals face staffing shortages. With the worst public health disaster in over a century still ongoing, what’s ahead for travel nurses as 2021

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Nursing Industry

Understanding Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues can overlap other physical illnesses and impact the wellbeing of many patients. There has long been a stigma attached to mental illness and it drives patients away from seeking medication and other courses of treatment for their conditions. Nurses need to have an understanding of mental health

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Nursing Industry

Five Challenges Nurses Will Face in 2021

Healthcare is in a constant state of flux, with exponential changes in technology informing its evolution. Factors like the economy and systemic racism also have an enormous impact on nurses’ careers. And with the most devastating public health emergency in a century, nurses face an array of challenges as we

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