Category Archives: ICU/ER Track

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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Klebsiella pneumoniae and Healthcare Acquired Infections

Klebsiella pneumoniae for nurses

Do you know why Healthcare Acquired Infections are on the rise? One reason is Klebsiella pneumoniae. Actually, Klebsiella pneumoniae CAN be a friendly bacterium, especially to our environment and GI tract; but nurses don’t turn your back! These little capsule wearing, sticky suckers can cause serious havoc to the fragile lungs. To put it briefly, Klebsiella pneumoniae can be an

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Nowadays, you have many choices to receive your Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. At Nurses Educational Opportunities we call this "The Hamburger Stand Phenomenon." In other words, there is a training site on every corner. As a matter of fact, 20 years ago healthcare providers had only a few choices for ACLS courses in Southern California. In addition, many healthcare professionals » Read more

Managing the Mechanical Ventilator

Management of the Mechanical Ventilator is the responsibility of the Respiratory Therapist, but the nurse must be aware of the settings and the alarms to effectively care for his/her patient. Understanding the basics of the mechanical ventilator is the key in caring for patients who require an advanced airway and are on a mechanical ventilator. Nurses must be informed about » Read more