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Nurses Eat their Young

 Lateral violence is a form of nurse bullying For instance, lateral violence occurs when another nurse deliberately instills harmful behavior in the workplace to another employee. Most noteworthy, nurse to nurse bullying remains extremely common in various hospitals and healthcare facilities. Nursing remains one of greatest occupations at risk for lateral violence. As a matter of fact, roughly 44% to

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How I Survived ACLS

Before I begin to describe how I survived ACLS let me remark on the impact of the initial American Heart Association ACLS class in the early 1990’s As the owner of Nurses Educational Opportunities, a recognized American Heart Association ACLS, BLS and PALS certification provider, I have come across countless of veteran nurses who remain scarred, particularly, by the first-ever

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Placental Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

Placental Encapsulation For 9 months the gravid woman has produced an organ rich in vitamins, minerals, and even hormones to produce an infant.  Then after infants are delivered the placenta is often discarded.  Women are now choosing to keep their placenta to encapsulate the tissue and consume it in the postpartum period.   The Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation: Helps to

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What every New Grad Nurse needs to know about Magnet Hospitals?

Magnet Recognition Logo

Magnet Hospitals outperform other hospitals in both recruiting and retaining nursing professionals, resulting in higher employee satisfaction and lower staff turn-around. The American Nurses Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center formed the Magnet Recognition Program to maintain nursing excellence. Studies of the Magnet Hospitals showed that they were more likely to have nurses that are specialty-certified and to have

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Baby-Friendly Hospital

Baby Friendly USA

World Breastfeeding Week is around the corner, August 1-7, 2016! If your dream job is working with moms and babies all day long, your ears might e screaming in pain from hearing about the BabyFriendly Hospital Initiative. A little known fact is that in California, BabyFriendly training is also called Birth&Beyond approved. That’s the state program that distributes the funding

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The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative

Mother Friendly ChildBirth Initiative Breastfeeding Week 2016

The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) is a coalition of individuals and national organizations with concern for the care and wellbeing of mothers, babies, and families Our mission is to promote a wellness model of maternity care that will improve birth outcomes and substantially reduce cost. The evidence- based mother/baby/and family friendly model focuses on prevention and wellness as

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WOW – Bullying and Breastmilk

WOW Factors of Breastfeeding

Indeed, many researchers and clinicians feel that the maternal-child attachment provides the working framework for all subsequent relationships that the child will develop.  A solid and healthy attachment with a primary care giver appears to be associated with a high probability of healthy relationships with others while poor attachment with the mother or primary caregiver appears to be associated with

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