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What does PRN Stand for and When Should it Be Used?

What does PRN Stand for and When Should it Be Used?

PRN is from the latin term “Pro Re Nata”, which literally translates into English “as needed”. We frequently utilize this “as needed” terminology with medicine, and nurses daily hand out PRN medications for a variety of different reasons.

What Does It Mean to Blow a Vein?

What Does It Mean to Blow a Vein?

Starting IVs is one of the most exciting skills new nurses learn, and it can also be one of the most difficult. While threading a plastic catheter into a vein may seem straightforward when reading about it in a book, in practice, many things can go wrong or make the process more difficult. You may hear many nurses talk about “blowing a vein” when they were not successful in an IV start. However, what does it mean to blow a vein?

NANDA: Nursing Diagnosis List

NANDA: Nursing Diagnosis List

If you are a future nursing student or an actual professional nurse, you need to know about the NANDA or North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, nursing diagnosis, NANDA nursing diagnosis list, NANDA approved nursing diagnosis, NANDA problem list, and other nursing terms. If you are an ordinary citizen that is curious about the credibility of the nurses in your hospital, you should know the basics of these terms.  What is NANDA, and what does it do?  First of all, NANDA should be defined first and what …

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20 Quick and Easy Packable Lunches for Nurses

20 Quick and Easy Packable Lunches for Nurses

Whether working in an office or on the floor, whenever it comes time to decide on what to bring for lunch, I unmistakably lack inspiration or motivation. I always end up bringing the same sandwich or simple salad and frankly I grew tired of it. More often than I would like to admit, I found myself bringing a nondescript frozen meal that likely has a day’s worth of sodium as the main ingredient. I would love to have more options that are both healthy and easy …

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How to Create the Perfect Registered Nurse Resume

Creating the perfect registered nurse resume can be a challenge, especially for graduate nurses. It is difficult to make a resume stand out in the crowd if you have had little to no healthcare experience. However, you can get creative and in the process become more confident with the skills and expertise you do posses while highlighting them in an manner than will increase your likelihood of landing the job.

Home Care Nursing – How to Rock as A Home Health Nurse

What does it take to succeed at home care nursing? Let’s look closer at this job – what it’s like, how much it pays, and how to rock as a home health nurse.  Home care nursing can take a variety of roles and look different depending on whom you are caring. If you enjoy traveling and want to get out of the hospital setting, this might be the perfect job for you.  Home Care Nursing Jobs First, let’s look at home care nursing jobs. What do …

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13 Work from Home Nursing Jobs

13 Work from Home Nursing Jobs

Working from home can really be a godsend. Working in the convenient setting of your home, the ability to take breaks when you want to, no senior executive breathing down your neck to get the job done, the freedom to work the hours you want and all the while be there for your family when they really need you.  Working from home is indeed an ideal situation. But is working from home possible in all professions, especially healthcare?

A Nursing Care Plan For Vertigo

What do you do when your patient is too dizzy to walk? Be prepared with a nursing care plan for vertigo so you know how to react and what to do to prevent injuries. A Nursing Care Plan for Vertigo What do you do when your patient is experiencing vertigo? You need to create a nursing care plan that will address the causes and risk factors. Here’s how. What is Vertigo Vertigo is often mistaken for dizziness in general, but it is actually the general term …

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