Category Archives: Specialty

How to Develop your Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills for nurses and healthcare providers

“Inquiring minds want to know” Critical thinking is the ability to think clearly and rationally about what to do. Nurses with critical thinking skills are able to understand the logical connections between patient adversities and treatment. To illustrate, a reciprocal connection exists between a nurse and his/her patient where the nurse is the patient’s advocate and the patient relies on

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A NICU Nurse’s Story

It takes an extraordinary person to become a nurse. Even more so, it take a courageous  individual to become a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse. Of my 50+ years of nursing in a variety of clinical settings I treasure my NICU experience the most. I remember “swaddling” and holding solitary infants each Christmas Eve. Embracing a tiny infant always made me

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Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

Breastfeeding Education

Education for professionals, or the lack of it, has been and continues to be a barrier to breastfeeding. A healthcare provider’s attitude, personal beliefs and values can greatly impact a mother’s ability to initiate or maintain breastfeeding. Certainly, the lack of support from healthcare providers is related to the difficulties healthy women experience with breastfeeding. Despite efforts to improve breastfeeding management, healthcare

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