How To Read An Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG)

By Dawn Gray, RN Regular, irregular, fast, slow, wide, narrow, stable, unstable. Does looking at a 12-lead EKG put your own heart into a lethal rhythm? Nurses are usually the first ones to read that “hot off the press” EKG tracing. How do you know ...

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Can’t Relax? Try These Awesome Massage Techniques

Posted on: 03/13/2017

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN Hard-working nurses need time to relax, and getting a massage is a fun and healthy way to indulge. If you don’t have time to plan ...

7 Easy Potluck Recipes Every Nurse Should Know

Posted on: 03/08/2017

By Nurse.org Staff Writer Let’s celebrate Anne’s retirement they said. Just bring a little something to share they said. It will be fun they said. Right. Let’s face it. Potlucks ...

8 Tips For Surviving A Nurse Potluck

Posted on: 03/05/2017

By Nurse.org Staff Writer We’ve all known one or two. The detail-oriented potluck organizer that hands you your cooking orders and uses the full weight of her peer-pressuring and guilt-tripping ...

NP Practice Authority Grows - March 2017 Update

Posted on: 03/02/2017

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN With legislative sessions currently taking place in many states around the U.S., bills related to nurse practitioners and their nursing scope of practice have been ...

Nurse-Patient Ratios and Safe Staffing: Why You Should Care

Posted on: 02/23/2017

By Keith Carlson, RN, BSN The subject of nurse-patient ratios comes up often in nursing circles, and can often be a topic of discussion in state legislatures around the United ...

10 Myth-Busting Facts About the Flu

Posted on: 02/07/2017

By Anne Devine, MA, BSN Influenza, or “flu,” can still strike fear in the hearts of public health professionals. Many of us recall reading about the worldwide flu pandemic of ...

Music Therapy And Rehab Nurses

Posted on: 01/26/2017

Music is the universal language. It can set the tone, create an atmosphere, change anyone’s mood, and be a helpful remedy and therapeutic intervention for certain diagnoses and conditions. According ...

Superbugs, Nurses, and Antiobiotic Resistance

Posted on: 01/26/2017

By Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC The news of a 70-year-old Reno woman dying from a pan-resistant “superbug” has swept through medical and nursing communities in early 2017. Nurses, physicians, ...

The Gallup Poll, Healthcare, and Nurses’ Reputation

Posted on: 01/22/2017

Throughout the early 21st century, nurses have earned top ranking in the annual Gallup poll on ethics and honesty -- with the exception for 2001 when firefighters deservedly garnered that ...

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