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    Nurse Practice Act: Implementation of Dialysis The Nurse Practice Act is in place to provide safe and effective guide lines for care within the scope of practice for an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP), License Practical Nurse (LPN), and Register Nurse (RN). Without these Acts, patients would be subject to harm and without protection by unqualified and incompetent UPC’s or nurses performing procedures out of their scope of practice. The Nurse Practice laws differ from state to state; some…

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    Strength of American Nurses Have you ever thought about how hard it is to be a nurse? How emotionally difficult it is to have a patient die in your care? Nurses do more than most people realize, they have no time to mourn every patient's death because there is always someone else who is going to need their full attention. Some may say nurses are heartless, I know I did. To be a nurse is to be mentally strong. Based on my personal experiences I have come to see that American nurses are amazingly…

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    Shianne Keller Exploring a Health Career Critical Care Nurse I am interested in pursuing a career in nursing, specifically a critical care nurse. CCU nurses do a number of things daily, from assessing a patient’s condition to planning the best way to implement care on that individual. They treat wounds, give advanced life support, and assist physicians. They administer medications and order diagnostic tests. They must act as a patient advocate, and also work well with others, while comforting…

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    Effective nurse communication handoff is crucial to maintain patient safety and improve health care outcomes. Handoffs can be in the form of written or verbal communication, with face-to-face communication being the preferred method. Previous history has found that a large majority of unintended patient injury was a direct cause of medical errors (Malekzadeh, Mazluom, Etezadi, & Tasseri, 2013). With this being said, bedside report between nurses and patients has been found to be the most…

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    My name is Amanda Williams and I am a new graduate nurse and Carteret County native. As a fifth generation Islander, I grew up, married and had three children while living on Harkers Island. This has given me insight into the particular cultural traditions and health care challenges faced by those who live in my county. Therefore, I believe this is the perfect foundation from which to serve this community, and deliver safe and effective patient care that is directly in step with the mission and…

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    care of patients who are coming out of surgery and require extra care before they can go home or to a hospital room for overnight stay. As a nurse with an ASN degree my roll would be the same as most of the nurses on a hospital floor; although, in addition to the ASN I would need to obtain my critical care certificate to work in PACU. As a registered nurse with an ASN my roles in this healthcare setting would be to provide and manage quality care for patients, promote healthcare advancements of…

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    SYSTEM TO REDUCE NURSE BURNOUT Nurses regularly sacrifice their own needs to meet the needs of their patients. Habitually neglecting self-care increases the risk of burnout, which has significant consequences for the nurse, the patient, and the overall healthcare system. Nurses who take care of themselves provide better care for their patients, have higher job satisfaction, and are more engaged members of the healthcare team. Fortunately, there are many simple ways to empower staff nurses to…

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    the first Registered Nurse in my family was a challenge. While most children were playing outside with friends, I was at the library or finding a nurse that I could talk with. At the age of ten, I was guided to a mission that would ultimately lead me to where I am today. My uncle was diagnosed with kidney cancer when I was ten years old, and his primary nurse was beyond mean. Sad to say, but that experience changed my life forever. I remember thinking, “when I become a nurse, not one person will…

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    After watching Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany, these eight nurses are heroes. These eight women are heroes because, they volunteered to join the military because they felt they would be needed. Two of these eight nurses are heroes because even when they got back to the United States, some women went back in to continue to help their solider. They saw and done things that were beyond their training abilities and they used themselves as human shields in a heroic act to keep their patients…

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    I graduated from nursing school in 2013. I started working as a nurse a few months after passing NCLEX. I have been a nurse over two years in ICU’s step down called SCU. I have learned a lot in nursing, most of the good and the bad. However, a few memorable moments includes nursing shortage and death and dying. Nursing shortage causes lack of adequate patient’s care and undesired outcome. On the other hand, I have also experienced care for an old patient at her end of life. I struggled…

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