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Osteoporosis awareness: Be the patient’s advocate

As a nurse practitioner working in orthopedic surgery, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend: Many people I see who have fractures and are over the...

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...

It’s never too late: Tales from a second-career nurse

As a second career nurse, I have life experiences to thank for nudging me in the direction of caring for others in their most...

Work around: Removing barriers to the PhD

“I’m sorry. We tried. We really did. But there is no way we can adjust your work schedule to accommodate your school schedule.” When the...

Multidisciplinary rounds reduce length of stay in community hospital

Before becoming a nurse manager, I was a nurse case manager at a community hospital where multi-disciplinary rounds (MDRs) were a staple of the...

To my colleague: Self-care, finding our voice, and mental health

The world plunged into a global pandemic while I was midway through my MSN program. While preparing for graduation in December 2020, I reflected...

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 COVID-19 War Nurses

From this Iraq war nurse to all of you COVID-19 war nurses: I see you. I see your utter exhaustion from long days and extra...

Nurses need to take the lead on medication titration

For decades, critical care nurses have practiced and shared their knowledge related to titration of continuous I.V. medications. These lifesaving medications primarily affect cardiac...

From dream to device: a nurse inventor’s story

As a teenager, Man-Yee (“Karen”) Tsang, BS, RN, CPN, wrote a paper for school that described her desire to be an inventor one day....

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AHA: It’s Safe to Treat High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

High blood pressure during pregnancy can present significant risks to mother and child, but practitioners have sometimes be hesitant to prescribe blood pressure medication...