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3 Steps to Connecting with Patients

3 Steps to Connecting with Patients

Distractions abound on every nursing shift. Nurses are constantly pushed and pulled in every direction with numerous interruptions. Call lights, doctors’ questions, new orders, phone calls, colleagues needing help, patient family members… the list is endless. And...
The Schemas of Emergency Nursing

The Schemas of Emergency Nursing

The Schemas of Emergency Nursing: How to organize your thinking and knowledge Chris Hendricks RN, MSN, CEN, CFN As an ED Educator I am frequently tasked with training nurses who are new to the Emergency Room. It is true that every nursing unit has their own culture,...
Physical Therapy Advances Help More Patients

Physical Therapy Advances Help More Patients

Drug Diversion: What’s the Deal? I felt physically threatened as the patient’s grandson pushed too close to me, face red, eyes angry, and yelled, “There was no way I am taking those missing drugs! And I have no idea where they are!” He continued to yell loudly at his...