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    Failure to Rescue and Nursing Vigilance in Corrections

    Failure to Rescue and Nursing Vigilance in Corrections
    Failure to Rescue has emerged as an issue in the patient safety movement and is now being addressed as it applies to correctional nursing. I wrote about it last fall and have continued to consider how this concept impacts practice in our specialty. This morning I attended a session in the Updates in Correctional Healthcare presented by Sue Smith, MSN, RN, ...
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    Tips for Finding a Travel Nursing Job

    Tips for Finding a Travel Nursing Job
    The exciting thing about the nursing career is that you can choose the specialty you want and the place where you want to work. Some of us like travel, but are not able to indulge in this desire because of the need to earn. As a nurse, you can indulge your desire for travel and see foreign places, while earning a ...
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    Is My Patient Faking It?

    Is My Patient Faking It?
    Unfortunately, correctional nurses must be wary of a variety of motives behind inmate-patients seeking medical or mental health treatment. Malingering is defined as the intentional falsification or exaggeration of symptoms for external motives or secondary gain. There is a high incidence of malingering in jails and prisons. A reported 20% of mental illness in corrections is malingering. Reasons to Fake Illness ...
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    Why You Should Choose a BSN

    Why You Should Choose a BSN
    Whether you have a diploma, an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), landing a nursing job these days usually isn’t a problem. Advancing in the profession, though, is another matter if you hold less than a BSN, according to experts. But is the BSN always a necessity? Is an associate’s degree alone enough to open ...
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    5 Nursing Stereotypes Debunked

    The nursing profession has patiently endured some of the most defining stereotypes – many of them gender-related. From typecasting this career of care as female-only, to belittling nurses as wannabe doctors, there are few mistruths nurses haven't heard. Some of these traditional stereotypes may have been true once upon a time. But like most stereotypes, most of these ideas are ...
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    Up-and-Coming Nurse Niches

    Up-and-Coming Nurse Niches
    A nurse is a nurse is a nurse, right? Wrong. Nursing jobs are extraordinarily varied and diverse. Here's a snapshot of four specialized nursing niches that even healthcare professionals may know little about. Correctional Nursing Nurses who work behind bars with the nation's 2 million inmates and juvenile offenders deal with a range of medical problems, from toothaches to trauma. "A ...
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    Legal History of Correctional Nursing

    Legal History of Correctional Nursing
    Part I Where were you in November, 1976? Maybe not even born yet…but probably not thinking about health care in prisons and jails. However, November, 1976 could be deemed the official start of the profession of correctional nursing. This is the date of the landmark Estelle v Gamble Supreme Court decision which established health care as a constitutional right for US ...
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    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look

    Neonatal Nursing: An In-Depth Look
    With an increase in the number of premature babies requiring acute hospital care, new and experienced nurses are finding more career opportunities in neonatal nursing. Neonatal nurses work in general maternity wards and in neonatal intensive-care units (NICUs). Those caring for premature and critically ill babies spend their shifts diapering and feeding the infants, checking vital signs, administering medications and tests, ...
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    Physiological Adaptations

    The _Physiological Adaptations_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to manage and provide care to chronically ill patients. Below is a list of terms and concepts covered on the exam. h4. Alterations in Body Systems * phototherapy * central line dressing * client wound healing * surgical wound drains * chest tube suction * central line placement * biopsy, ...
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    Reduction of Risk Potential

    The _Reduction of Risk Potential_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to lessen the possibility of post-procedure complications and/or infections. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered in the exam. h4. Diagnostic Tests * oxygen saturation * glucose monitoring * testing for occult blood * gastric pH * urine specific gravity * electrocardiogram test * ...
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    Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies

    The _Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to Administer medication and measure patient vital signs. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Adverse Effects/Contraindications and Side * adverse effects of medications and parenteral therapy * allergic reactions to medications h4. Effects h4. Blood and Blood Products * ...
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    Basic Care and Comfort

    The _Basic Care and Comfort_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to provide basic comfort and assistance to patients and assist them with the tasks of daily living. Below is a list of terms and concepts covered on the exam. h4. Assistive Devices * prosthetic limbs * hearing aid * assistive devices * compensatory techniques * eating utensils * ...
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    Psychosocial Integrity

    The _Psychosocial Integrity_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to maintain the mental and emotional health of patients and their families. Below is a list of terms and concepts covered on the exam. h4. Abuse/Neglect h4. Behavioral Interventions * contract * behavior modification * support groups * positive reinforcement * setting limits h4. Chemical and Other Dependencies * dependencies ...
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    Health Promotion and Maintenance

    The _Health Promotion and Maintenance_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to oversee the prevention and detection of patient health problems. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Aging Process h4. Ante/Intra/Postpartum and Newborn Care * support systems * perception of pregnancy * coping mechanisms * desire for female * caregiver ...
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    Safety and Infection Control

    The _Safety and Infection Control_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse’s ability to protect patients and other health care workers from various health and environmental hazards. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Accident Prevention h4. Disaster Planning h4. Emergency Response Plan * internal/external disaster * fire * emergency plan h4. Ergonomic ...
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    Management of Care

    The _Management of Care_ section of the NCLEX-RN assesses a nurse's ability to properly manage a patient’s care while still complying within all necessary regulations. Exam takers should err on the safe side and ensure that their answers do not compromise the patient’s safety. Below is a list of terms and concepts that are covered on the exam. h4. Advance Directives ...
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    NCLEX Study Guide

    NCLEX Study Guide
    The NCLEX-RN exam focuses primarily on eight _Client Needs_ categories. Each category assesses a nurse's _ability_ to address a patient's primary health needs in a wide range of medical scenarios. The questions are further broken down into four types of _Integrated Practices_ (Nursing Process, Caring, Communication and Documentation, Teaching/Learning), which focuses on the ways that nurses _approach_ client needs. The key ...
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    The Ultimate NCLEX Overview

    The Ultimate NCLEX Overview
    Passing the NCLEX exam is one of the most important steps en route to becoming a nurse. Though it is inevitable that it, like all exams, will make prospective nurses stressed and feeling overwhelmed, there are several important tips that may serve to mitigate these pressures. First of all, It is important to remember that the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN are designed ...
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    Survive Nursing School

    Survive Nursing School
    You’ve gotten through your prerequisites and you’ve gotten accepted to the nursing school of your choice. Congratulations! Now comes the hard part. Remember how challenging your Anatomy and Physiology course was? Now you have to deal with Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (Known as “Path” and “Pharm” to the seasoned nursing student). And on top of your courses you will be attending clinicals. ...
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    Take the Prerequisites

    Take the Prerequisites
    If you elect to go the BSN or ADN route, here is a list of the prerequisites you most likely will be required to take: * General Biology * General Chemistry * Organic Chemistry * Microbiology * Anatomy & Physiology * Mathematics * Statistics * Nutrition * Developmental Psychology * English Composition * Multicultural Studies * General Education This list is ...
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