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A Sneak Peek at the 2015 Fall Medical TV Shows

July 14, 2015 - After a long nursing shift, you may enjoy kicking back and watching a little television as a way to relax. But what if the show is about the same crazy types of situations you have faced for the last 12 hours or so, with some extra drama added in? Medical TV shows continue to be a popular genre with audiences and network executives alike, and the networks have several new shows lined up for this fall. Doctors dominate the list of characters, but each show has at least one nurse in the main cast.

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New Graduate Nurse? 15 Ways to Start Your Nursing Career on the Right Foot
July 14, 2015 - Completing nursing school brings a mixture of feelings, and new graduate nurses can use some help to get their first nursing job and start off on the right path.

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10 Steps to Master Care Transitions
June 8, 2015 - Care coordination and transition management have become the new buzzwords in nursing as hospitals become more concerned with preventing unnecessary hospitalizations.  The topic goes beyond discharge planning to incorporate a more holistic, long-term view of patient care.

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10 Things Nurses Would Like to Tell Hospital Visitors
May 4, 2015 - “Mannerly visitors are respectful of others when interacting with patients, other visitors and staff members they may meet at a hospital,” said Diane Bartos, MS, RN, NEA-BC, director of intensive care services at the 207-bed Saratoga Hospital and Nursing Home located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a Magnet hospital¹ since 2004.

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Going Above and Beyond: Seven Exemplary Nurses Who Are Making a Difference
May 3, 2015 - Nurses are a talented and dedicated group, often going above and beyond the call of duty to care for their patients and meet the needs of those around them. In fact, you don’t have to look very far to find great nurses who make a habit of getting involved and giving more of themselves than they are asked.

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Everyday Ethics for Nurses: Addressing Ethical Challenges
May 3, 2015 - Call bells, procedures, treatments, med passes, IV adjustments--such tasks fill nurses days, but quality care and satisfying practice involve more than the safe completion of a to-do list. The American Nurses Association (ANA) selected “Ethical Practice, Quality Care” as this year’s Nurses Week theme. But just how does that play out in daily practice?

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