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Hurricane Katrina and the Deadly Choices at Memorial Medical Center

Hurricane Katrina and the Deadly Choices at Memorial Medical Center

August 31, 2005. The ventilators and life-support monitors of Memorial Medical Center began blaring its alarms, conveying a message that it is now operating on its battery reserves and would need an immediate power supply fast.
I'm Falling in Love With My Patient -- Now What?

I’m Falling in Love With My Patient — Now What?

You find yourself strongly attracted to a patient and, especially if the attraction seems to be mutual, you could be heading for a problem.
12 Funny Things That Wake Nurses at Night

12 Funny Things That Wake Nurses at Night

One crazy and, sometimes, an annoying phenomenon about being a nurse, is that even when you are not at work, your mind is in...
10 Clever Labor and Delivery Nurse Life Hacks

10 Clever Labor and Delivery Nurse Life Hacks

Here are 10 secret life hacks from an L&D nurse!
Common Nursing Slang and Code Words

20 Nursing Slang and Code Words

Here are some of the most common nursing slang terms and codes!
Nursing Issues That Still Persists Nurses Today

6 Persistent Nursing Issues and Challenges We Still Can’t Solve

Nursing has come a very, very long way in the past century. However, some of the challenges highlighted by nurse leaders in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, still face the profession a century later even though their exact nature might be somewhat different.

A Tribute to Hospice Nurses

"You smile as I enter the room to check on you for the hour. You mumble that you’re not in pain, but I see the pain on your face as I reposition you."
5 Ways You Can Deal with Lazy Nurse Co-Workers

5 Ways You Can Deal with Lazy Nurse Co-Workers

It’s incredibly frustrating to see your co-nurses slacking off and leaving the other nurses to pick up after them.

7 Secrets To Achieving Better Work-Life Balance As a Nurse

In line with this year’s Nurses Week, with the theme “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit”, here are some great tips you can use to keep up with the demands of your work without compromising your well-being.
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.

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