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Great Gift Ideas for Nurses, Nursing Students, and Nursing Instructors

Great Gift Ideas for Nurses, Nursing Students, and Nursing Instructors

Finding gift ideas for nurses is pretty simple. For the most part, we like everything. However, if you want to be sure it’s something useful for a nurse, this post has some great useful gift ideas for nurses.

If there is a nurse in your life that you’d like to honor by gifting with a small token of your appreciation, there are several great and inexpensive items that any nurse would flip over. Whether it’s your mother, wife, sister, co-worker, and caregiver, there are some gifts that almost any nurse would love. These suggestions would work well for any practicing nurse, nursing student, or nursing instructor. And we can’t forget those male nurses in your life. I’ve even thrown in a few ideas for gifts that any manly enough for any profession.

The Breastfeeding Vs Formula Debate: Fed is Best When Breast Equals Death

This article will examine the breastfeeding vs formula debate and share why fed is best. The breastfeeding vs formula debate isn’t a new one. The debate of the quality and value of infant formula have been around since it’s invention by chemist Justus von Liebig in 1865. However, the majority of the population of new mothers have been well educated on the benefits of breastfeeding. When a child is born the parents make a decision on how to feed their child: formula, breast milk, or some combination of …

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Continuing Education for Nurses

7 Benefits of Continuing Education for Nurses

There are some nurses who think that after they graduate from nursing school that the time for education has passed. They devalue the continuing education (CE) credits that they are required to complete (by their facility or their state). But, perhaps if they looked at CEs a little differently, there would not be such a great resent for this valuable tool in nursing practice.

You owe it to yourself and the patients you serve to continue to enhance your nursing practice through continuing education.

Continuing education provides a wide ranges of benefits to nurses and their patients alike. In the paragraphs to follow, you will gain information that may help you see greater benefit in nursing CE courses. And if you’re require to take take CE courses, you might as well read this to see why-on-earth they are so important.

7 Vital Tips for Avoiding Back Injury as a Nurse

7 Vital Tips for Avoiding Back Injury as a Nurse

The nursing profession requires a ton of heavy lifting – figuratively and literally. Unfortunately, this means those who practice it tend to be prone to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), such as back injuries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that, as of December 2014, nursing assistants have some of the highest incidence rates of MSDs, totaling about 393 across private, state and local government sectors.

4 of the Best Health and Fitness Apps for Android

4 of the Best Health and Fitness Apps for Android

Getting and staying fit has is important to live an healthy and full life. Some of the best health and fitness apps for Android can help you on that path by giving you to the tools you need to be accountable for your exercise, food choices, and lifestyle.

Many people desire to get fit purely for vanity. There are are also those who do so because they wish to be healthier overall, and looking better is just a bonus. Then there are those who seek the mind-body approach and consider meditation and yoga as must-do’s, no matter what other exercises they might do Wherever you are on that spectrum, there’s are probably some ways that your smartphone can help to keep you on track. Here are some truly top-notch apps for building a better lifestyle, thus building a better body.

Ebola Facts and Checklist for Healthcare Providers (and Everyone Else)

The Ebola situation has many in the United States at panic levels. We’ve already had several patients with Ebola on U.S. soil. We’ve already already had a death caused by Ebola. The media is spreading panic and is doing a terrible job at informing the public of any real facts. Mistakes have been made in this Ebola epidemic. For example, the hospital that released the Ebola patient stated the they did so because of a problem related to an EHR, but they later recanted. While I …

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Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash In on What They Were Sold

Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?

“Clinical integration” are just buzz words that most physicians aren’t concerned with early in their careers. Many future doctors go to medical school with bright starry eyes and a version of their careers that they will likely never see come to fruition. Their goal is usually simple: to help people. But many find themselves helping paperwork, insurance companies, and computers rather than helping actual patients. However, a likely solution to some of the problems that many physicians face is clinical integration. Is Clinical Integration the Answer? Dr. Marc …

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Clinical Integration

Let’s Talk About Clinical Integration

Clinical integration is pretty amazing. It’s not quite an ACO, yet allows a healthcare organizations within a community to loosely associate in order to provide better care for their patients. These hospitals and private practices agree to share data about the patients they care for with one another and agree to practice by defined health initiatives. It’s a way to provide better care across the continuum and also allows for providers to increase their reimbursement.

This means more money coming into hospitals and physician’s offices, which means they can hire more nurses!

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