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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.

What You Need to Know About Opioid Induced Constipation Treatment Options

What You Need to Know About Opioid Induced Constipation Treatment Options

Finding an opioid induced constipation treatment that provides adequate and quick relief of symptoms may be important for patients and their providers. However, a recent online survey of 441 U.S. adults aged 18 years or older who were living with chronic pain, on opioid therapy and suffering from opioid induced constipation (OIC) revealed some interesting findings. The survey, conducted by Wakefield Research, sponsored by a partnership of the US Pain Foundation and Salix Pharmaceuticals, found that 77% of these patients reported suffering from OIC for at least a year. Why aren’t they getting relief faster?

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What Does ICU Stand for?

Let’s just get this out of the way, because you probably landed on this page by Googling “What does ICU stand for?” So here’s your answer: ICU stands for Intensive Care Unit.

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5 Things Nurses and Nurse Practitioners Need to Know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the large intestine. IBS that causes increased diarrhea is often called IBS-D. Recently, I had an opportunity to learn more about the disease state and discovered many surprising facts. I’ve also collected a few strategies that nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians can use to ensure patients afflicted with this syndrome can receive proper care and treatment.

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Little Known Secrets in Patient Finance

I have had the pleasure of working in hospitals for a little over 10 years now. I’ll always be on the financial side of the business, but having various roles in my career has provided me the opportunity to work with every type of nurse there is to offer. Those on the floor, back in surgery, House Supervisors, Care Managers, Transplant Coordinators, ER staff, Nurse Managers, Nurse Directors – you name it, I’ve worked with them. My Favorite Little Known Secrets in Patient Finance And you …

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Effective Nursing Interventions for Anxiety

Effective Nursing Interventions for Anxiety

Being admitted to the hospital can be a jarring experience. You start the day, living your normal routine, and before you know it you’re lying on a stretcher under intense fluorescent lights with people hovering over you, poking you with needles and talking in a language you’re not really familiar with. Sounds like a scene from a horror movie. Nursing Interventions for Anxiety But nope, this is what our patients go through. And now, as they lie there with all of this going on around them, …

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No matter the time of day or night, and no matter where you are, HealthTap allows you to talk to a doctor online. Ask questions, get diagnosed, and more.

Talk to a Doctor Online- Anytime- Anywhere with HealthTap

I looked at my clock as I had been tossing and turning all night with stomach pains. 2:43am. What was going on? Appendicitis? I flip open one of my old text books..no not that. Did I all of a sudden become lactose intolerant? Do I have a gallstone? Was it a back injury? Was it just stress? And then, in typical nurse fashion, I started to ponder if this could in fact be that rare strain of the flu that a patient had. Panic. Do I …

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Many nurses practice nursing in ways that are less than traditional, such as authors. Check out these 5 books for nurses written by nurses.

5 Excellent Books For Nurses By Nurses

With over 3 million nurses in the United States it’s not surprising to hear about ways they practice nursing that are a little less traditional. Nurses are becoming authors at an increasing rate and bringing quality content to a growing library of books written for nurses. It’s not surprising that the best nursing books are written by men and women who have actually practice nursing and can identify with other nurses.And these nurse author aren’t just writing text books or “how to” guides for nurses. The are writing compelling stories of the drama they face everyday on the floor. They are writing powerful tales that nurses can identify with. They are telling the untold stories of patient care.

Two commonly interchanged terms in the healthcare field are healthcare management and healthcare administration. Is there a difference between the two?

Is There a Difference between Healthcare Management and Healthcare Administration?

In medical career terminology, there are specific terms that are often used interchangeably. And while plenty of career fields have terms that people tend to mix up (for example, criminology and criminal justice), in the medical career field, interchanging can have consequences. Medical career terminology seems to be more confusing than most – probably because the average person, or student who wants a career in healthcare, simply doesn’t have enough knowledge. Two commonly interchanged terms in the healthcare field are healthcare management and healthcare administration.

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