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Lessons in Compassion, Faith, and Healing

The life of a nurse

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When I sat down to talk to Shirley Davis, she reminded me a bit of Peter Pan; living a life of adventure, exploring new challenges, and caring for those when they feel lost. Even through the phone, her energy and love of life that had been described by her coworkers and patients was contagious.

The following captures only a glimmer of the compassion, love, and ambition of what it means to be a nurse going above and beyond the call of care.

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Q and A: Venous ulcers with concurrent lymphedema

Cheryl Aaron, PT, DPT, CWS

Have you ever treated that wound that you just can't get to heal even with proper assessment and treatment? There are always those few wounds that challenge our skills, and without a solid understanding of the complexities of mixed etiology, we may actually cause harm. Here are the three most commonly asked wound care questions by clinicians…

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3 Common Cardiac Assessment Questions

Cyndi Zarbano

Although each area of physical assessment has its own art and mystery, many report struggling the most with cardiac assessment. Here are three common questions about cardiac assessment and their answers.

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Changing the Way We Handle Infant Loss

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Recognizing a need to change the way we care for families dealing with infant loss, Megan made the decision to complete her certification to become a bereavement Doula. Since her certification, Megan has become focused on changing the program and procedures at her facility to better care for families experiencing the loss of an infant. That means not just adjusting policies in labor and delivery, but training NICU and PICU staff on how to help a family say hello to their child before saying goodbye.

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6 Questions to Test Your Diabetes IQ

Tracey Long, RN, Ph.D.

Every patient you see is unique, and so is their diabetes treatment plan. Diabetes care is constantly evolving as we continue to learn more about the disease and the way it affects the body. Are you up to date with the most current diabetes knowledge? See if you can answer the 6 questions listed here.

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3 Breastfeeding Skills for Mom AND Dad

Dawn Kersula, MA, RN, LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC

Helping both moms and dads understand what’s going on in the breasts as milk comes in and their baby triggers a let-down can make a big difference in breastfeeding success.

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When a Child's Fever Turns Into a Nightmare

Maria Broadstreet, RN, MSN, CPNP

You expect a child to experience bumps, bruises, cuts, sore throats, runny noses, ear infections and fevers. But what happens when a child goes from a mild fever to convulsions, loss of consciousness, and foaming at the mouth?

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Why master EKG interpretation? Here's one good reason...

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Suddenly, your patient goes into wide complex tachycardia with a rate of 155. You immediately go to assess the patient and find the patient awake with a blood pressure of 90/60. You do a 12-Lead EKG and discover the axis to be extreme. What do you conclude about your patient’s rhythm?

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