November/December 2009 Vol. 4 No. 9

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A nurse-poet writes what she knows

I started writing poetry in grammar school in Harvey, North Dakota. Our curriculum emphasized writing and poetry—I still have the…

Dealing with the dangers of dog bites

Dog bites can cause serious or even fatal injuries. Find out how to assess and intervene when your patient has been bitten.

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Dealing with the dangers of dog bites references

Baddour LM. Soft tissue infections due to dog and cat bites in adults. UpToDate. 2006. www.utdol.com/patients/content/topic.do?to picKey=~EuOEZbYWcYWaX6. Accessed October 15,…

Get on board the technology express

“Technology: No place for wimps!” —Scott Adams, “Dilbert” cartoonist Technology surrounds us, supports us, and sometimes smothers us. It is…

How to improve your listening skills

Find out how the “GRRRR for
great listening” model can improve your communication with colleagues to help you deliver high-quality care.

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Hungry for better choices

Learn how you can build support for healthier food options at your workplace.

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Imagine a world without nurses

The Gretta Foundation awards scholarship grants to honor the legacy of Dr. Margretta Madden Styles, an esteemed leader who encouraged nurses to embrace change.

Innovations in patient-monitoring systems

With Bluetooth devices, system interfaces, and other high-tech advances, clinicians can make more accurate and timely treatment decisions.

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Nurturing the tree of life

In the United States, more than 15,000 families a year make the difficult decision to donate their loved ones’ organs.…

On the power of one

The actions of a single person can be incalculable. That’s why it’s crucial that each of us instill “habits of virtue” in children.

On the power of one references

Fleischner E. Can the few become the many? Some Catholics in France who saved Jews during the Holocaust. In: Bauer…

Safety Quiz

Take this quiz to test your safety knowledge. 1. An assailant points a gun at you and tells you to…

Stemming a lethal immunologic response

When a patient shows signs of systemic inflammatory response syndrome, her survival hinges on the nurse's expert assessment skills and the clinical team's swift interventions.

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