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Frieda Paton, M.Cur, RN

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Frieda Paton is a registered nurse with a Master’s degree in nursing education. Her passion for nursing education, nursing issues and advocacy for the profession were ignited while she worked as an education officer, and later editor, at a national nurses’ association. This passion, together with interest in health and wellness education since her student days, stayed with her throughout her further career as a nurse educator and occupational health nurse. Having reached retirement age, she continues to contribute to the profession as a full-time freelance writer. In the news and feature articles she writes for Nurseslabs, she hopes to inspire nursing students and nurses on the job to reflect on the trends and issues that affect their profession and communities - and play their part in advocacy wherever they find themselves.

7 Tips for Online Nursing School Success

In this guide are tips to help you remain discipline & study effectively, while studying for your online nursing school program.

Nurse Understaffing a Threat to Public Health Even Before COVID-19

An extensive survey showed that many hospitals in New York and Illinois were understaffed before the first surge of COVID-19 patients. Furthermore, over half of the nurses were already burnt out due to heavy workloads and dissatisfied with their jobs.

NNU Holds National Day of Action, Petitions for Workplace Protection

Nurses across the US took part in a day of action on August 5 calling for better protection for both nurses and their patients.

Nurse Forced to Amputate Leg After Ignoring Pain While Working on COVID-19 Frontline

Nurse Sette Buenaventura believed that the cramps in her leg were caused by her extra-long working hours while caring for COVID-19 patients.
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5 Evidence-Based Reasons for Wearing a Mask to Limit Spread of COVID-19

After months of lockdown interventions, mixed messages...

Listen: ‘I am a Nurse’ A Song For the World’s Nurses

The song and video, “I am a Nurse,” performed by nurses from across the world, was released by the International Council of Nurses on July 22.

ANA Joins Others in Urging Public to Wear a Mask to Stop COVID-19 Spread

Three major professional health organizations in the US issued a joint open letter to the public on July 6, urging the public to continue taking the evidence-based steps which can curb the spread of COVID-19.

6 Science-Based Tips for Better Sleep

This article looks firstly at the consequences of sleep deprivation and fatigue. We then provide some tips which you can try to sleep better—before you resort to medication.

Stand Together Apart: A Moving Song by a COVID-19 Frontline Nurse

Nurse Mika Mamon expresses her feelings and experiences as an ICU nurse during the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic in her song entitled “Stand Together Apart.”

8 Tips to Avoid Skin Damage While Wearing PPE

The following tips to prevent and manage PPE-related skin problems are summarized from advice provided by experts from across the world.

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