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Let’s call her Carol

It was my first year as a nurse in a suburban Intensive Care unit. I worked the night shift and had an elderly female...

Patients’ role in healthcare innovation

Can patients be drivers of innovation within the medical supply category? A good way to start is empowering those with their own medical challenges...

Advanced skill certification

Historically, nurses are required to obtain only Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and/or Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and...

Medical cannabis

In 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the opioid epidemic caused 70,237 deaths. Of those 70,237 deaths, 47,600 were directly...

Gun safety

As a nurse, it’s hard to hear news reports about children younger than 5 years old in hospital emergency departments (EDs) with gunshot wounds....

To the New Nurse

As an educator for the nurses of the future, My job is to teach, inspire, cultivate and care I want them to love nursing as I...

Response to ‘Future of Nursing’ report

In reading the piece written by the journal's editor-in-chief regarding the future of nursing I was impressed with the sweeping reform goals. I was...

Role of occupational therapists in acute care

In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month, I want to share information about the role of the occupational therapist (OT) in the acute care setting. As...

Current state of quality of care for sickle cell trait carrier awareness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Sickle cell trait affects approximately 100,000 individuals in the United States. Sickle cell trait and...

Effective communication is the key

In the article, “Providing effective communication to patients who are deaf or hard of hearing,” Omobola Awosika Oyeleye presented the legal obligations of nurses...

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