Maybe it’s for a date, or perhaps you just need to entertain your co-workers and friends, but good nurse pickup lines are hard to find. Believe it or not, the best way to impress a potential date is to make them laugh. Many employers have rules in place for dating patients. For this reason, don't be surprised if a nurse turns down your request for a date. But you could also be one of the lucky few to marry a nurse that cared for you. Many remember the horrible Boston Marathon bombing. … [Read more...] about 10 Cheesy Nurse Pickup Lines
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 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. … [Read more...] about 5 Excellent Books For Nurses By Nurses
If you want to get better at auscultation and enjoy the convenience of documenting the sounds auscultated by transferring them to a computer using cutting-edge Bluetooth tech, look no further than Littman electronic stethoscopes. Digital stethoscopes have been here for quite some time now. As advanced instruments that are superior in quality to traditional stethoscopes, they are designed to drastically improve the accuracy of diagnostic procedures. Even though there is nothing fundamentally … [Read more...] about Is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope better than other stethoscopes?
So you are a nursing practitioner and you are torn about which stethoscope to buy. Used by a great number of proud doctors, nurses and medical professionals around the world, Littman stethoscopes offer terrific acoustic response, exceptional value, and superior results overall. Best Littmann Stethoscopes In this roundup, we are going to take a look at some of the best from the Littman stable. 3M™ Littmann® Master Cardiology Stethoscope If you are looking to buy one of the best … [Read more...] about Best Littmann Stethoscopes
This post has been made possible by a partnership with magnatag.com. The patient experience is an area of healthcare that can no longer be overlooked. Patients are routinely questioned about the care they receive through HCHAPS surveys. The results of these surveys can have an impact of the level of Medicare reimbursement a hospital receives. According HCAHPS to December 2014 summaries, 21% of patients did not feel like nurses always communicated well, 36% did not feel they were always … [Read more...] about Can Whiteboards Improve Patient Satisfaction and HCAHPS Scores?
"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 … [Read more...] about Can Clinical Integration Help Physicians Cash in on What They Were Sold?
Recently, I had an opportunity to talk with Risa Rispoli. She has been a labor and delivery nurse and midwife for 34 years, and agreed to answer a few questions about her career, the patients she cares for, and gave some words of wisdom to nurses who are interested in working in labor and delivery. What made you decide to pick labor and delivery as a nursing specialty and what inspires you to stay? “I’ve wanted to be a nurse since I was 10 years old. In the 70’s, nurses didn’t have to go to … [Read more...] about Interview with Labor and Delivery Nurse and Royal Midwife: Risa Rispoli, BSN, RN, RM, CNM
The future of healthcare is changing. To so this is a scary time because there is so much uncertainty in the future of healthcare and nursing This is especially the case in the United States were the Affordable Care Act and the HITECH Act are causing drastic change in the way healthcare facilities and providers are reimbursed for the care they provide and the requirements linked to documenting patient care. Nurses have the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of the patients they … [Read more...] about Why Nurse Empowerment is Import for the Future of Healthcare
Did you know that your physical health is very closely connected to your psychological health? Let's look at how to take care of both so you can have the best life! Importance of Physical Health Physical health and psychological well-being may seem unrelated. However, these two areas of health are linked in a number of ways. From mild mood disorders to cognitive illnesses, psychological health is greatly affected by physical well-being. The following explores the link between mental and … [Read more...] about How To Take Care of Both Psychological and Physical Health
Guest Blogger: Jenna To the lay person, a nurse's job may seem pretty simple: Nurses provide care for patients. But the word "care" is a bit complicated. In a medical sense, it means to tend to needed procedures, carry out instructions from physicians, and do the clinical things that are required for an ill or injured person. On top of all that scientific caring, there's sociological caring as well. That means providing an equal level of commitment to the emotional situation, making sure that … [Read more...] about Care Beyond Treatment
Guest Blogger: Jenna As technological advancements continue to transform healthcare into an information-rich industry, CDS (Clinical Decision Support) systems are leveraging the digital process to provide a seamless infrastructure and flow of information. The systems are becoming the means of better collaboration between the healthcare provider and the patients. Facilities using CDS platforms in their approach are able to provide better prescription, diagnosis and treatment because of being … [Read more...] about Top 4 Clinical Decision Support Platforms Of 2013
Guest Blogger: Jenna Patients who used to shy away from dental implants 4-5 years ago now consider it as an affordable and effective solution for missing teeth. This has been made possible due to advancements in dental implant technology allowing for easy integration and stability of the implants. The developments have also increased the efficiency of the healthcare providers and reduced the total time for dental procedures. According to Smiles, 3 million individuals in U.S. opt for dental … [Read more...] about 3 Dental Implant Developments That Improve Patient Care
The people we trust to take care of our elderly and sick family members are letting us down. The fact that nursing home abuse happens is sad enough, but who is ignoring it and letting it happen? The answer will shock you. Guest Blogger: Jenna Nursing Home Abuse WKRG in Alabama made national news when they reported the story of a former nursing home employee, one who is speaking out against the travesties she’s witnessed. Although the news agency is keeping her identity a secret, they are … [Read more...] about This is Who is Ignoring Nursing Home Abuse
No one will argue that nursing is a challenging career.But even with the challenge, there are sometimes when we get tired of doing the same thing day in and day out. The monotony of a demanding routine can become too much for us and we need a change. Unfortunately, for many nurses this is the time when they decide to leave the bedside and pursue different careers. However, nursing has so many diverse specialties in nursing that you can get a breath of fresh air in your career while still … [Read more...] about Interested in a Career Change? Consider Becoming a Flight Nurse!
Sally Okun, who is vice president of patient advocacy, policy and patient safety for PatientsLikeMe, was the very first nurse to speak at TEDMED. She used this opportunity at the 2013 event to focus on how nurses could, and should, play a bigger role in healthcare. It seems so often that nurses are often pigeon-holed and put into tiny little boxes. We are expected to stay put, do as we are told, and just be content with being good little nurses. We do what others don’t want to do. We get new … [Read more...] about The Value of Nursing: Expanding the Role of Nurses