October 2008 Vol. 3 No. 10

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Baby boom: More photos from the NICU

Editor’s note: Our May 2008 “American Nurse, American Talent” department featured newborn photographs taken by Cheryl Briggs. They were so popular that we decided to publish another group…

Brace yourself Generation Y is coming

Today’s newly minted nurses have all the right stuff to help nursing advance. Can older nurses make the adjustments needed to retain them?

Dodging a trach tragedy

When a patient’s O2 Sat falls and subcutaneous neck edema arises, adroit troubleshooting identifies the cause.

Helping nurses to achieve nursing excellence

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve…

Letters to the Editor – October 2008

Novice nurses: Leading the way against nurse abuse  In the informative and timely article “No more nurse abuse” (July), John Murray points out that novice nurses are more…
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One giant leap

Many of us may be too young to remember the original broadcast of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, but we all know how significant it was for…
Dealing with difficult people

Responding to a sentinel event

Sentinel events happen even in the best hospitals. Do you know what these events are and how to handle them?
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Surviving the night shift

Early in my nursing career, I rotated shifts—from days to evenings and then to a 2-week schedule of nights. One of my most eye-opening experiences (literally) came one…

Taking it to the top

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree has aroused confusion and controversy. Learn why.

Understanding MCS

More research is needed to increase our understanding of multiple chemical sensitivity.

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