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What is a Detox Nurse Job and is it for me?
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As part of a Detox Nurse job you would offer on-going support, advice and advocacy to vulnerable adults. The Detox Nursing job duties would include assessing the health needs of your patients, addressing their physical, social and psychological and health promotion needs through counselling and other activities. The Detox Nurse is also responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of service users while undergoing the Detox process in conjun...

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Work From Home Opportunities for Nurses
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Direct patient care has long been the foundation of nursing. Nevertheless, as the scope of healthcare broadens, so do the opportunities for nurses to work in non-traditional settings. Factors such as the integration of computer and internet technology into healthcare and our lives in general, are having a massive impact on how we do our work. This has led to increased opportunities for nurses to work remotely from home. These include employment opportuniti...

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How a Nurse Can Make a Career Change
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Generally speaking, nursing is a busy and stressful profession. It is common for nurses to change jobs frequently. In fact, many travel nurses change jobs and specialties every few months. Some of the common reasons that nurses switch careers within their profession are:

Boredom. They are ready for a job change.
Being bullied by coworkers. A new job helps them to “escape” the bullies.
They are afraid of losing previously obtained nursing s...

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3 Ways to Get Your Nurse-Based Business ‘Out There’!
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Reflect on what will work for you; most importantly, think about what you’ll enjoy.

Creatively: So in terms of creativity and getting yourself ‘out there’ what can you do? You can write, like I’m doing now. Share guest posts with other nurse-bloggers. You can create virtual products, like eBooks or audio recordings that your prospects can download and listen to. You can do videos, which is a great way for your audience to really ...

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Nursing Drug Book Guide
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As a new graduate nurse you will know what some drugs are but you will not know what all the drugs are you will be giving patients or how they work and what type of side effects you will need to watch for. That is why you will need to buy a pocket drug book guide to help you until you learn your medications. My drug book is awesome and so convenient to use and it gives me the right amount of information I need to do my job....

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Electronic Littman Stethoscope
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I work with a couple of nurses who have this type of stethoscope and they say they would never go back to a non-electronic stethoscope. From what I have read about the electronic Littmann Stethoscope I might consider switching to it in the future.
Here is why: Apparently this stethoscope reduces background noise by 85 percent which is amazing because when I listen with my stethoscope I find that background noise such as the patient’s TV, family...

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Nursing Jobs and Career Outlook
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The registered nursing profession continues to be in high demand. In fact, the BLS has projected that registered nursing will be the fastest growing occupation from 2008-2018. This high demand for employment, along with high income potential, makes nursing an excellent profession for individuals of all ages to enter.
As a registered nurse, you can often find employment in a large range of specialties and areas. Jobs are available at ho...

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Unprofessional and Disrespectful nurses
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Internet usage is not monitored where I work so that gets abused too, nights are particularly bad. I have seen HCAs, students and staff nurses using their mobile phones for personal use on the wards, in the office, during handover and whilst sitting at the nurses desk - I find it unprofessional and disrespectful. The trouble is if a senior member of staff does it so will everyone else. If it's an emergency or you are trying to contact a member of staff via...

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Nurses at Columbia University
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Berkowitz also is the Mary O’Neil Mundinger Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing. Previously, she directed the NIH/NINR funded Center for the Advancement of Health Disparities Research and the National Program Office for the RWJF funded Turning Point initiative. She served as Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Health and Chief of Nursing Services for the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Be...

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Nurse Training Methods
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"We proudly support MONE in taking this innovative path for nursing care in the state of Maryland," says Deb McElroy, UHC senior director, Nursing Leadership. "To directly support the collaborative's goals, we will be using nurse training methods that have been successfully implemented nationwide that focus on empowering nurses at the bedside to deliver quality patient care."...

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Education, the prerequisite for a nursing job
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Education is the key answer, and getting the nursing classes required can be a challenge. Luckily most of the general education classes can be taken online for college credit, but clinicals cannot. Nurses returning to finish their degree are often missing nutrition and biochemistry. Most programs also require statistics as a general education course....

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Public or Private Hospitals Nurses
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Nurse patient ratios are high in our public hospitals where unlike privately owned hospitals controlling the number of patients (workload) is beyond the hospitals management.This scientific evidence is timely and should be considered very seriously by governments to prevent HAIs, reduce public hospitals congestion, improve nurses health and reduce health care expenditure.The percentage of nurses in any health facility should not be less than 40% unlike mos...

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Why new nurses can’t find jobs
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This month’s wretched jobs report tells a now-familiar tale: Employment has risen nicely in health care (a net gain of more than 340,000 jobs between May 2011 and May 2012). But almost every other sector has been flat or worse.
You might think that would mean that new-graduate nurses are having an easy time finding work. That’s still true in rural areas.
This industry employs 60 nurses last time the BLS checked--that'...

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unintended retention of foreign objects Reports of patients
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 medical terminology as the unintended retention of foreign objects (URFOs) or retained surgical items (RSIs), this is a serious patient safety issue that can cause death or harm patients physically and emotionally. The Joint Commission has received more than 770 voluntary reports of URFOs in the past seven years. These cases resulted in 16 deaths, and about 95 percent of these incidents resulted in additional care and/or an extended hospital stay. Be...

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Working hours as per Age nurses
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Younger nurses were more likely to work standard work weeks of 36-40 hours, with 60 percent of 19-39 year olds saying this was their average compared to 53 percent of nurses age 40-54 years and 47 percent of nurses age 55 or older. Older nurses are also more likely to have varied work weeks.
The survey showed nurses continue to work long hours, with full-time nurses averaging about 42 hours per peek. More than 30 percent of nurses reported working more th...

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Work report of the nurses
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The survey showed nurses continue to work long hours, with full-time nurses averaging about 42 hours per peek. More than 30 percent of nurses reported working more than 40 hours, with 13 percent reporting working 46-50 hours weekly and 8 percent working more than 50 hours in that time period. Twelve percent of males and 6 percent of female nurses indicated working more than 50 hours per week....

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Additional Qualification of nurses
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Younger nurses were more likely than older nurses to pursue additional education. Nearly one-quarter of nurses age 19-39 said they will pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing in the next three years, while 34 percent said they will pursue a master’s degree in nursing. Among nurses age 40-54, 22 percent said they will seek a bachelor’s degree and 22 percent a master’s degree....

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Young nurses are confident in electronic technology
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The electronic medical record was another area showing differences among the generations. Younger nurses were more positive about the technology and indicated it improved productivity, time management and the quality of patient care, while older nurses thought it was slowing them down and was not improving their patient care....

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Future planing of nurses
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Twenty-three percent of nurses age 55 or older plan to change their work life in the near future: 13 percent plan to retire, 3 percent plan to take a non-nursing job and 7 percent plan to work part-time. Younger and mid-career nurses will not retire nor will many reduce the hours they work....

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90 percent of the nurses satisfied with their career
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A little more than 90 percent of the nurses were satisfied with their career, however, not necessarily with their current job,” said Marcia Faller, PhD, RN, senior vice president and chief clinical officer of AMN Healthcare, which surveyed more than 3,400 nurses for this year’s report. Nursinggig.com subscribers were among those surveyed....

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choice to pursue a nursing career?
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After all the sacrifices and hard work, are you still happy with your choice to pursue a nursing career?
If so, you are among the vast majority of nurses who claim to be satisfied with their careers.  But a much smaller percentage of nurses are satisfied with their actual jobs, according to the latest Survey of Registered Nurses conducted by AMN Healthcare, which also found that satisfaction levels vary between age groups....

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The Institute of Medicine
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The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has elected three distinguished nursing leaders--Susan Hassmiller, Beverly Malone and Bernadette Melnyk--to join the more than 1,900 men and women who give of their time and share their knowledge to improve the nation’s health.
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Nurses Republic of Irealnd in Dublin. The post is based on for one of Dublin's private Hospitals. For this post, professionalism, dedication and a...

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First Blog
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Substance Misuse Liaison Nurse to join our fast-paced and innovative alcohol services in Hertfordshire.
The post is based between Watford General Hospital and Watford CRI Spectrum service. With responsibility for acting as the liaison between the CRI Spectrum service and Watford General Hospital, you will have excellent communication and engagement skills, knowledge and experience of working with people with substa...

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