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Frieda Paton is a registered nurse. Her career path leading to working at a national nurse's association and as a nurse educator inspired her passions for research, writing, professional development and nursing issues.

Substance Abuse in Nursing: What Are the Signs and What To Do About It?

Do you suspect that a co-worker is abusing drugs or alcohol and impaired while at work? What are the signs? What should you do about it?
Drug Addiction Among Nurses: Don't Fall in the Trap of Substance Abuse

Drug Addiction Among Nurses: Don’t Fall in the Trap of Substance Abuse

1 in 10 of nurses may be impaired due to the abuse of drugs or alcohol.

A Look At Hospital Nursing During the 1970’s

Let's take a trip down the nursing memory lane.
6 Public Misconceptions That Affect Nursing

6 Public Misconceptions That Affect Nursing

By highlighting these misconceptions we might become more aware of our own misguided reactions to them.
Hand Hygiene: Are You Cutting Corners and Harming Your Patients?

Hand Hygiene: Are You Cutting Corners and Harming Your Patients?

Hand hygiene is being neglected by doctors and nurses in more than 40% of situations where it is called for.
Nurses, Please Take Your Breaks!

Nurses, Please Take Your Breaks!

You are not doing yourself or your patients any favors by working hours on end without a taking a break.
8 Florence Nightingale Facts You Probably Didn't Know

8 Florence Nightingale Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Here are some interesting facts about Florence Nightingale you may not have known.
5 Best Nursing Jobs for Adventurous Nurses

5 Best Nursing Jobs for Adventurous Nurses

Your nursing qualifications can open doors to many opportunities across the world and if the idea of some adventure appeals to you, you may want to consider some of these jobs.
Safe Nurse Staffing: 4 Key Points You and Hospital Admins Must Know

Safe Nurse Staffing: 4 Key Points You and Hospital Admins Must Know

The following points about nurse staffing levels are supported by mounting research evidence in published studies across the world.

Patient Assaults on Nurses: 5 Things Nurses Should Do

With increasing workplace violence, what can need to know and what they can do during these situations?

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