Monthly Archives: October 2009

What does a nurse really do?

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Image via Wikipedia   I found this question online and was struck with how brief the answer was: What does a nurse do for the people? Answer A nurse gives: medicine, shots, hangs iv drugs, … Continue reading

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Student nurses should not underestimate the value of delivering hands-on, personal care | Practice | Nursing Times

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchHere is another article from the UK but one that addresses a basic and undervalued skill for nurses.  After reading this, I was able to articulate why I like to do personal care when my patients … Continue reading

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We must tackle unsafe hospital discharge for homeless patients   | Practice | Nursing Times

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchThis article is really about nursing in the UK but, I think it applies to all nurses around the world.  Homelessness knows no boundaries.  The number of poor patients grows exponentially.  We, as nurses, are in … Continue reading

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Prescription for success: Don’t bother nurses

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchWhen I read the following article, I sat and thought to myself, “How obvious!”  It amazes me that we never take the time to step back and observe the entire process that we go through daily … Continue reading

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Why Nurse Stereotypes Are Bad for Health – Well Blog – NYTimes.com

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchI’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while now, but held back because #1 my opinion is just that and #2 television and movies are a personal choice.  When I found this article, … Continue reading

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Seeking RN expertise at LPN prices | StarTribune.com

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchBelow is an article I read with some dismay.  I find it untenable that the general population does not even understand what a nurse does and what a nurse is held legally accountable for. In today’s … Continue reading

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Similar healthcare issues abroad?

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchI’m always fascinated when I find articles that present the outlook of nurses in other countries.  What I discern is that nurses, no matter where they practice, are facing the same problems everywhere.  True, some are … Continue reading

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Study: Hospitals must retain experienced nurses as nursing shortage looms

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchHere is an article from Healthcare Finance News that addresses one part of the ongoing struggle to solve the nursing shortage–the retention of the experienced nurse.  After reading this article, I felt vindicated because I have … Continue reading

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Florida facing shortage of nurses

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct Search Here is another article that describes the current nursing shortage as being very complex.  This article discusses the shortage from the dwindling number of nursing instructors and the effect these lower numbers are having on … Continue reading

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County program having difficult time attracting, retaining nurses –

Search for Nursing UniformsProduct SearchHere is an example of nursing positions that go unfilled.  Though the salary is not competitive with large hospitals, these are jobs that can give you a good start and leave you with experience on your … Continue reading

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