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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The Baby Friendly Initiative History

Breastfeeding History Nurses Ed Blog

Congratulations Southern California Nurses, for your efforts in promoting the Baby Friendly Initiative. Hospitals and Maternal-Child Health departments have set a powerful example for women nationwide. To summarize, in 2007 only 29% of USA hospitals used breastfeeding measures. By 2013, this percentage increased to 54%. Additionally, in California, rates increased to as much as 94% for some breastfeeding and 70%

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How to Develop your Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking skills for nurses and healthcare providers

“Inquiring minds want to know” Nursing is an honorable profession, and nurses are the heart and soul of the healthcare system. Furthermore, nurses are at the front-lines of administering and evaluating treatment. Critical thinking for nurses is a crucial skill to have. The nurse is the patient’s advocate and the patient relies on the nurse to be his or her

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Preparing for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP Skills

Understanding how to carry out appropriate Neonatal Resuscitation is an essential skill for every single Obstetrical healthcare provider. For these reasons, many hospitals require that healthcare providers who come into contact with the mother and child dyad obtain the American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation Program or NRP certification. Being entrusted by parents to provide care for their newly born

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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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How to do NRP Skills Step by Step

Neonatal resuscitation NRP Skills

This article provides healthcare providers with a step-by-step guide on how to successfully accomplish your NRP skills session as well as the E-sims portion of the AAP NRP exam. Initial Neonatal Resuscitation is all about being ready. If you are not ready, your resuscitation will be inefficient. This is why it’s essential to have your American Academy of Pediatrics NRP

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