One of the most difficult courses in nursing school is Pharmacology. There are hundreds of medications that must be learned, along with their indications, contraindications, side effects, dosing, and much more. Learning all the medications you need to know to pass the NCLEX is difficult. While I would never call learning pharmacology in nursing school easy, there are definitely ways to make it easier. 3 NCLEX Pharmacology Tips When considering the tips and strategies needed to learn … [Read more...] about 3 Pharmacology Tips to Help You Pass the NCLEX
How do you find help with medical bills? You can start by asking a nurse. A nurse may not be your financial adviser, but nurses may be able to help you make sound financial decisions that can save you hundreds, even thousands, on medical bills. Nurses play an important role in our health and sometimes with patient finance. Anyone who's been admitted to a hospital knows that they are the front liners--always there to address patient needs. But did you know that their role goes beyond … [Read more...] about Ask A Nurse: How To Find Help With Your Medical Bills
Just about every American suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. You may think this is just because you're getting older, as the average person who has back problems is between the age of 30 and 50, but it doesn't mean you have to suffer with it. There are a few simple things you can do to reduce your back pain and to hopefully ensure that your day is pain-free. #1 – Sleep Maybe something you've been thinking for a while is that the way you sleep and what you sleep on are … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Reduce Back Pain
Guest Blogger: Joseph Pickett If you own a smartphone, and who doesn’t these days, you probably have a lot of apps on there, including plenty of games. There is nothing wrong with that, but you can also use your iPhone or Android phone to help with your nursing career. From apps that help you study for your nursing board exams, to apps that help you to identify pills, there are plenty of apps that can help you to become more skilled nursing professional. Here 11 great Apps for nurses. #1 … [Read more...] about 11 Super Awesome Apps for Nurses
When I was in the hospital one thing I noticed nearly all the nurses doing was scrambling to ensure they delivered all medications "on time." They also seemed terrified to even dream of pulling a PRN medication even a minute early from the accudose. This was one of the many examples I noticed of the nurses robotic behavior and the inability to thing for themselves and make decisions unique to my care. The scripts just don't allow for that, apparently. This really confuses me. In my years of … [Read more...] about Is Medication Timing More Important Than Good Patient Care?