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    How to Handle Mental Health Patients

    How to Handle Mental Health Patients
    Do you remember the 1975 movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? I saw it my junior year of nursing school when I was just about to enter my psychiatric rotation at an old veteran’s administration hospital that looked like it came straight out of that movie. To make matters worse, my teacher was an older, stricter version of Nurse Ratched. ...
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    How to Conduct a Pain Assessment

    How to Conduct a Pain Assessment
    If you ask 10 people to describe pain, you will get 10 different responses. Pain is a very individual sensation and it is interpreted differently depending on so many variables. For nurses, this means that not only do we need to understand the mechanisms of pain, we need to understand how pain is interpreted by others. Stub Your Toe, Do You ...
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    How to Close Your NursingLink Account

    1) Log into your account 2) Click on "My Profile" in the top right (next to your avatar) 3) Once you're on your profile page, click on "My Account" 4) Once you're in your account, click on "Cancel Membership": 5) Next, click on the Cancel Membership button. NursingLink will then warn you that this is a permanent action and ask ...
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    How to Deal With PTSD Patients

    How to Deal With PTSD Patients
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, also known as PTSD, is commonly associated with veterans and combat stress; but this anxiety disorder can strike anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 7% to 8% of Americans are expected to have PTSD at some point in their lives, and an estimated 5.2 million adults have PTSD in ...
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    How to Get a New Password

    If you forgot your password, getting a new password is simple. Depending on whether your account is integrated with a Monster account will determine the steps you'll need to take. This tutorial will show you how to get a new password with either account down below! How to Get a New Password With an Integrated Account Step One: An integrated account ...
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    How to Deal With a Patient's Death

    How to Deal With a Patient's Death
    One of the first patients I lost was an elderly man who had sent his wife home to get some rest after they shared his meal tray together. His concern was for her health and well-being, but as he began to feel his own death approaching, he called me in to his room and asked if I could sit and hold ...
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    How to Make a Successful IV Stick

    How to Make a Successful IV Stick
    Everyday as a nurse is an opportunity to experience little victories. These are small moments when you accomplish a task, fix a problem, or even when you complete a standard intervention. There are a few things in nursing that fail to get your endorphins pumping and don't make you feel accomplished. And one of those little victories is a successful IV ...
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    How to Get a Flexible Work Schedule

    How to Get a Flexible Work Schedule
    Men and women are feeling the squeeze: on one end from child care, for which, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15 percent of workers had access to employer assistance in 2006, and on the other end from elder care as demographics shift toward an aging population. With these dual responsibilities in mind, some are looking to flexible ...
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    How to Request Nurse Verification on NursingLink

    The purpose of NursingLink’s nurse-only forums is to provide verified active and retired nursing personnel with a secure location to discuss sensitive topics and to network with other members who are confirmed nurses. 1. Who can access the restricted areas? NursingLink members with the following status are eligible to request access to restricted areas: [photo:178907] • Active or retired registered nurses ...
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    How to Deal With Difficult Parents

    How to Deal With Difficult Parents
    Imagine finding yourself in an overwhelmingly stressful situation. Then imagine having no control over said situation. I have to keep this in mind each day that I venture to work and am faced with a difficult parent or family member. Working in a pediatric facility, I have the added challenge of not only caring for the ill child, but caring in ...
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    How to Recover After Being Denied a Promotion

    How to Recover After Being Denied a Promotion
    You did everything right. You were accessible, you met every deadline, you handled every task and you even boosted the company's bottom line. That promotion you've been eyeing should be yours. Well, maybe not. Nearly everyone has been passed over for a job they "deserved." If and when that happens there are five important steps to take, according to career counselors. ...
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    How to Handle a Patient With Alzheimer's Disease

    How to Handle a Patient With Alzheimer's Disease
    Alzheimer’s doesn’t play favorites. The soccer mom who was president of a neighborhood volunteer organization in years past may now be an angry woman, pacing the floor, trying to “escape” from the facility where she now lives. The professor who held court in front of thousands of students over the years may now be unable to lift the spoon to his ...
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    How to Get Back into Nursing

    How to Get Back into Nursing
    Thinking of reentering the nursing profession after a hiatus? You're not alone. Many nurses take time off to raise kids, care for parents or try a different line of work. Getting your foot back in the door after an extended absence requires determination and dedication, but the current nursing shortage could make you a hot commodity. Experts offer these tips on ...
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    How to Post a Topic in the Forum

    Posting a topic in the forum can be a great way to get answers to questions, vent about a bad day, and connect with other nurses or nursing students. Posting a topic is easy, but make sure you know how to format posts using our toolbar. Step 1: Click on "Forum" in the blue navigation bar. Next, click "Start New Forum ...
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    How to Deal With a Slow Preceptee

    How to Deal With a Slow Preceptee
    It seems that your preceptee hasn’t quite mastered the art of time management and, well, efficiency. You have three patients assigned to you and it’s 10 a.m. and your preceptee has yet to even see the third. Come 6 p.m., there are two patients whose charts have been empty since 12 hours prior, and you have to wait around an hour ...
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    How to Say No to the Head Nurse

    How to Say No to the Head Nurse
    Working as a nurse can be very taxing at times. You’ll have to deal with senior nurses, matrons, doctors and other medical staff, some of whom may outrank you. Sometimes, you may face unreasonable demands from your head nurse. Saying No to unreasonable demands on time and efforts is a tough job, given the criticality of a health care center environment. ...
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    How to Include Photos in a Forum Post

    Want to share a photo directly in a forum post with other nurses instead of posting a link? This tutorial will show you how to include photos in your post by using a feature in the toolbar. Step One: After clicking "Reply to This Topic" you'll be presented with a text box with a toolbar. Locate the landscape icon (mountain w/ ...
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    How to Deal With a Racist Patient

    How to Deal With a Racist Patient
    Patients come in all shapes and flavors. Sometimes that flavor is ignorant. America is a layered, cosmopolitan country comprised of people of various faiths and ethnicities. Most Americans would agree this is a positive and enlightening thing, but there are a few bad apples out there. Sometimes a closed-minded or culturally illiterate patient is going to wind up in one of ...
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    How to Deal With an Unhelpful Charge Nurse

    How to Deal With an Unhelpful Charge Nurse
    Few things are more frustrating than working with a charge nurse who just doesn’t get it. But before you blow up, take a deep breath. Then ask yourself: What exactly is the problem? Are you frustrated because your charge nurse asks you to do one thing, then complains because you haven’t done something else? Do they refuse to help out on ...
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    How to Submit a News Article

    YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO YOUR NURSINGLINK ACCOUNT TO SUBMIT A NEWS ARTICLE 1) Go to the "News" channel. 2) Click on the "Report News Here" button that appears on the right side of the page. 3) You have two options: Submit an article written by yourself (A), or submit a link to another article (B) on a different site. ...
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