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    A Christmas Donor Miracle

    A Christmas Donor Miracle
    It was Christmas, my holiday to work. I arrived early to make assignments and to get the feel of how the previous shift was going. When it was time to assign myself a patient, I was drawn to a young woman who ended up with a brain injury causing her to be on life support. Soon after the shift began, all ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    How Nurses Are Avoiding Burnout

    How Nurses Are Avoiding Burnout
    Nurses are special people. It is no less difficult being a nurse as it is becoming a nurse. Nursing school is challenging, and the vicissitudes of the job experience can be emotionally draining. Most people are too preoccupied with the notion of sickness and their own well-being around nurses to think about how the nurses feel. It is not uncommon for ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    5 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs

    5 Ways to Cut Your Commuting Costs
    Ever wonder how much money you can save by cutting your commuting costs? How about enough to pay for two trips to Ireland plus several major home improvements? As chief of marketing for the Maryland Transit Administration, Buddy Alves set out to see how much money he and his wife could save on their commute from the Baltimore suburbs to their ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Top 40 Slang Terms Nurses Use

    Top 40 Slang Terms Nurses Use
    If you've ever treated a "frequent flyer" patient with a case of "Nintendo thumb" or "Avatar blues," you may be familiar with this list of 40 humorous nursing lingo terms. Courtesy of our Scrubs Magazine readers and SlangRN.com we present these slang terms nurses use and wonder, what are some more? Scroll to the bottom to submit your favorites! 1. Frequent ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    10 Most Influential Female Nurses of All Time

    10 Most Influential Female Nurses of All Time
    Nurses impact lives every day. But once in a while, a nurse comes along who touches the lives of the world, and not just her patients. These women went above and beyond for the field of nursing. They served in wars, broke down racial barriers, and campaigned for women's rights. They have become role models for women everywhere, not just nurses. ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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    5 Age-Fighting Power Foods and Nutrients

    [photo:182857] As nurses, we’ve all come across a few patients who look nowhere near their age—and we’d love to know their secret. In a bid to look great and keep ourselves healthy, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with so much “stuff” out there. Even nurses can have a tough time with the pitches and claims! In order to help you make ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Things Nurses Are NOT Thankful For

    10 Things Nurses Are NOT Thankful For
    During this holiday season, it’s time to sit back and reflect—to reflect on what nursing is to us and, for one perverse instant, think about what we’re not necessarily “thankful” for. Here is our top 10 list. 1. Mobile phones. Okay, whose idea was it to tether down the nurses with mobile phones and then give the phone numbers to the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Halloween on NursingLink

    Trick or Treat! Celebrate a night of ghoulish fun with NursingLink! Here's a round up of all things spooky (and fun!) for your reading pleasure. Have a safe and haunted Halloween! div.custom_widget {border:0px;} 9 Hilarious and Horrifying Nursing Tales Quiz: Which Halloween Candy Are You? An RN's Tale: Our Little Hospital Ghost Halloween Costumes to Avoid at the Hospital Clowning Around ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    2011 Astrological Forecast for Nurses

    Happy new year, nurses! Time for a fresh start; a clean slate is just what we need. A new year means new resolutions, and new things in store for the future. Our friends at Scrubs magazine have put together this fun list of predictions based on your astrological sign. What's your astrological forecast? FIND OUT! Sign: Aries Sign: Libra Sign: ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    10 Tips to Fill Your Tummy, and Not Your Scrubs!

    10 Tips to Fill Your Tummy, and Not Your Scrubs!
    Oh boy…it’s 3 a.m. and you’ve got an urge to snack. Working shifts, particularly evenings and nights, can be tough, and eating a healthy, regular diet can be tougher when your schedule is so out of whack. So what can you do about these hunger pangs without adding a pile of calories to your daily allotment? First of all, although we ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Day in the Life of a Nurse With an iPhone

    A Day in the Life of a Nurse With an iPhone
    For more than 13 years, I have used a variety of handheld devices at the point-of-care that have helped me deliver better, safer evidence-based nursing and advanced practice nursing care. In a previous article I discussed my many years of using Palm devices and my eventual migration to the iPhone in the past year. I’m often asked by nursing and medical ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    12 Areas of Balance for 2011

    12 Areas of Balance for 2011
    For many, a new year is synonymous with new beginnings. This New Year can mean a fresh start, or a do-over. Many people write resolutions for the new year, to only find several weeks down the road either changes have not been made, follow through didn’t happen, or you can’t even find the paper you made your list on. May I ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Lab Coat Types and Styles

    Lab Coat Types and Styles
    Lab coats are a necessary uniform for doctors, nurses, X=Ray technicians, and lab assistants. Lab coats are used to protect one’s clothing and to help identify the worker’s role. Read on to know what kind of lab coat best fits your role and personal requirement. [gate] Colored Casual Lab Coats A white lab coat gets dirty very fast. A colored lab ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    There's No 'I' in Weight Loss

    There's No 'I' in Weight Loss
    OK. Yes, I can spell. Heh heh, there literally is an 'I' in weight loss, yes I can see that. I'm talking figuratively. You know the old motivational saying of "There is no 'I' in T.E.A.M."? Well, I'm sort-of stealing that concept. This time of the year is THE hardest time of the year to maintain our health and wellness (including ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?

    Can Fat Nurses Be Good Nurses?
    If the role of a nurse is to teach patients and the public about healthy lifestyles, is it possible for an overweight or obese nurse to be an effective nurse? We know all too well that many of the chronic health issues seen today in the United States, including type 2 diabetes and hypertension, are related to diet and lifestyle. We’re ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Confessions of a Sugar Addict

    Confessions of a Sugar Addict
    I have a story to share today about being a sugar addict! Truth is always better than fiction when getting a point across in my opinion. It's because one can relate to the human struggles, and hopefully learn from the mistakes made. My story starts with CELEBRATION! Kelly, my 27 year old daughter, just finished nursing school. Yep! She finally decided ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair

    7 Dos and Don'ts of Fighting Fair
    How we fight sometimes says more about us than how we got into a fight in the first place. Living a conflict-free life, especially with a loved one, sounds nice but in reality is impossible. Not only that, but it's unhealthy. Disagreements from time to time, if dealt with maturely and with the requisite kindness, can actually help to strengthen the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Should You Attend a Patient's Funeral?

    Should You Attend a Patient's Funeral?
    Death is an inevitable outcome of life. We all know it. Nurses spend their days and nights trying to help patients outsmart death or hold it off as long as possible. If nurses work in hospice or palliative care, they don’t prolong life, but they help their patients as they live their last days before death claims them. Yet despite it ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Working Off the Shift

    Working Off the Shift
    Corporate America for the most part designates Monday through Friday from the hours of 8 to 5 as the normal work week. How is that different in the world of nursing? Well, for nursing managers and administration - it’s not. But the nursing world uses 8 hour and 12 hour shifts spread over 24 hours/7 days per week. Technically, a nurse ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    How Kids Are Having Sex

    Among 14- to 17-year-olds, 80 percent of boys and 69 percent of girls say they used a condom the last time they had sex, compared to well under half of sexually active adults. That's just one of many facts uncovered by a recent sex survey that you can learn about in our latest Transparency. A collaboration between GOOD and Column ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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