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  • Critical care patients, Alzheimer's patients, and comatose patients routinely harm themselves and others unintentionally by scratching, pulling, or grabbing. Here are some interesting ideas for injury prevention in this patient population.

    Safety Devices for the Critical Care Patient Population

    Safety Devices for the Critical Care Patient Population

    by Leland Johnson4

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  • For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing did not end up being my college major/first career choice because I allowed others to direct my future. Once I finally took control of my dreams, I made becoming a registered nurse a reality. Here is my story; and it wasn't easy!

    Obstetrical Nursing: The Good, the Bad and the Crazy

    Obstetrical Nursing: The Good, the Bad and the Crazy

    by Debra Roberts4

  • Dementia and its many challenges has become one of the medical world’s greatest challenges. Understanding dementia and its impact on our lives will hopefully challenge us to participate in ongoing dementia research, ultimately making a difference both now and in the future.

    Understanding the Types and Stages of Dementia

    Understanding the Types and Stages of Dementia

    by Lorna Lamon6

  • Post-spinal anesthesia side effects can result from the needles, the technique, or the medications used. Most side effects are minor and short-lived.

    Post-Spinal Anesthesia Side Effects

    Post-Spinal Anesthesia Side Effects

    by TahoeDoc66

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an extreme anxiety disorder characterised by obsessions and/or compulsions. Challenging and debilitating, this condition often requires long-term treatment. Staying focused on recovery goals and reaching out to a support group will make the journey less challenging.

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Explained

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Explained

    by Lorna Lamon6

  • Thyroid and gallbladder health are intricately connected. After gallbladder removal surgery, thyroid functioning often declines. Alternatively, thyroid dysfunction can result in decreased bile flow and the formation of gallstones. Proper nutrition, gut health, and supplementation can benefit both.

    The Gallbladder Thyroid Connection: How the Health of One Affects the Other

    The Gallbladder Thyroid Connection: How the Health of One Affects the Other

    by Kim Maravich6

  • We cannot escape arthritis. However, contrar to what many people think, there are many self management strategies to get relief from arthritis pain and stiffness. Use of heat strategies, gloves and splints, exercises, and joint protection strategies are very effective.

    Strategies to Relieve Arthritis Pain

    Strategies to Relieve Arthritis Pain

    by rmcrayne7

  • Most people with arthritis will use some type of heat treatment at home on a regular basis to relieve arthritis pain. It can be as common and simple as a daily hot shower or bath, or a heating pad. There are other inexpensive options for home use as well.

    Heat Treatment Options to Relieve Arthritis Pain

    Heat Treatment Options to Relieve Arthritis Pain

    by rmcrayne18

  • Keeping secrets is only one of the things that nurses do best. From test results to warding off bad spirits, this article reveals why nurses do what they do and what to expect in the hospital.

    10 Things Nurses Don't Want You to Know

    10 Things Nurses Don't Want You to Know

    by Kelly Wagner221

  • Grief is a journey unique to the individual, generally experienced in cycles. There is no time frame with grieving, however, there are distinct stages that occur throughout the process. Understanding these stages can help a person come to terms with their feelings and eventually heal from the loss.

    A Pathway Through Grief

    A Pathway Through Grief

    by Lorna Lamon2

  • Know the following dos and don’ts that will serve you well in case a dental emergency happens to you or a loved one.

    Dental Emergency Dos and Don'ts

    Dental Emergency Dos and Don'ts

    by Gary Salwin0

  • Eye exams can be nerve-racking for many patients, but they don’t have to be. I spent 20 years doing eye exams every day, and I have a few tips and tricks that I'd like to share.

    Tips to Prepare for an Eye Exam

    Tips to Prepare for an Eye Exam

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC22

  • One of the first phrases a nursing student learns is that “nurses eat their young." This was first used by nursing professor Judith Meissner in 1986. At least 85% of nurses have been bullied, according to research.

    Nurses Being Bullied: Nurses Really Do Eat Their Young

    Nurses Being Bullied: Nurses Really Do Eat Their Young

    by Debra Roberts2

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