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8 Tips to Make Your Nursing Orientation Successful

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Between learning charting systems, locating supplies, and reading up on department policies, one’s orientation can be MORE than frustrating. Here are some tips to help make your orientation a success. 1. Arrive Early. Show that you are dependable and eager to get started! 2. Come prepared. Stethoscope, hemostats, trauma sheers—whatever is needed for the area…

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Fruits and Nutritious Food

Nutrition Pilot Seeks to Improve Nurses’ Health

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Every time you fly in an airplane, the flight attendant explains that, in a crisis, you need to put on your own oxygen mask before helping others—because you can’t help others unless you’re taken care of first. Unfortunately, with regard to their own health, nurses don’t follow this type of example. According to a recent…

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Pregnant Woman in the Hospital with Nurses

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Becoming a L&D Nurse

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When I first became a labor and delivery (L&D) nurse, I didn’t quite know what I was getting myself into. I didn’t have children and I didn’t know anyone who did. I hadn’t even held a baby before! I had quite a long road of learning ahead of me. I loved every minute of my…

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World Hepatitis Day - July 28

Take Action to Prevent Hepatitis at Work

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While nurses need to know how to care for patients who have hepatitis, they must know about hepatitis transmission and take action to protect themselves from hepatitis at work as well. There are several types, including hepatitis A (HAV), B (HBV), C (HCV), D (HDV), and E (HEV). Nurses have a higher exposure to hepatitis—particularly…

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Pregnant Woman in the Hospital

Cutting the Cables: Traditional Techniques Meet Next-Generation Medical Technology to Save Mothers and Their Babies

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From ultrasound powered by artificial intelligence to image-sharing tools on the cloud, technology advancements are improving the quality of health care at an unprecedented rate. Yet, when it comes to one of the most universal and compelling health care needs – a smooth and successful pregnancy and childbirth – we still have a long way…

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