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medsurg1-600x400How To Survive (And Maybe Even Fall In Love With) MedSurg In Nursing School:

It could be argued that the first year of nursing school is the hardest. Most classes are rigorous and demand complete focus from the first day to the last. Many find the transition tough. Getting through the first year can be overwhelming. One class, in particular, that terrifies most nursing school students is medical surgery. Medical-surgical, also known as MedSurg, is a specialized area of nursing that breaks down the human body into systems, such as gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and so on, and analyzes various health conditions and disorder processes: Read more


nurse-medicationNurse Interactions with Medical Industry are Common but Need Regulation, Study Shows:

“We found that, contrary to popular opinion, nurses are highly influential targets for marketing, and they likely interact with sales representatives on a daily basis,” said lead author Quinn Grundy, RN, PhD, a recent graduate of the UCSF School of Nursing and now a postdoctoral research associate at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. “The assumption that because nurses do not prescribe medications, marketing to them must not really matter, serves to make these relationships entirely invisible to the public eye.” While not able to prescribe medications, nurses still influence patient treatment through physician consultation and patient teaching: Read more


passive-600x400How To Defuse A Tense Situation: 5 Expert Tips For Dealing With Aggressive Patients:

Nurses are professionals who deeply care about their patients. It’s usually the patients that make the long hours, excessive paperwork, and sore feet that make being a nurse worth it. However, not all patients are always communicative, understanding, or kind, and sometimes they can really put your patience to test: Read more


chemo-600x400Chemotherapy Drugs Are Killing Nurses:

Whenever somebody hears about chemotherapeutic drugs, they tend to think of the life-saving medicines that are responsible for curing multiple types of cancers. We never fail to get excited about the development of a new chemotherapeutic drug that could save even more lives. And rightly so! What you won’t hear about is the safe handling of these drugs. Although doctors are the ones prescribing them, it is the nurses who have to manually handle and administer them to their patients. Anybody who has worked with anticancer drugs knows that there are two major risks involved: the health of the person receiving them, and the health of the person administering them: Read more


handwashingvSix-step hand-washing technique found most effective for reducing bacteria:

New research demonstrates that the six-step hand-hygiene technique recommended by the World Health Organization is superior to a three-step method suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in reducing bacteria on healthcare workers’ hands. The study was published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America: Read more