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Frieda Paton, RN

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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.

6 Things Nurses Should Know if They Commit a Serious Medication Error

Here are six things nurses need to know if they commit a medication error:

International Nurses Day 2017: Celebrating and Encouraging Nurses’ Voice

Every year the ICN chooses a special theme for IND and this year it is Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Nurse Henrietta Stockdale: Pioneer of First State Registration for Nurses

Nurse Henrietta Stockdale: Pioneer of First State Registration for Nurses

South Africa became the first country in the world to make legal provision for the curriculum for nurses and midwives, approval of training schools, as well as standardized examinations for entry into the register.
Men in Nursing: What Was It Like During the 1900's?

Men in Nursing: What Was It Like During the 1900’s?

Two nurses share their experiences on what was it like being a nurse during the 1900's.

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.

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