Hepatitis C Transmission From Inappropriate Reuse of Saline Flush Syringes for Multiple Patients in an Acute Care General Hospital

Hepatitis C Transmission From Inappropriate Reuse of Saline Flush Syringes for Multiple Patients in an Acute Care General Hospital In October 2015, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) was notified that a hospital telemetry unit nurse had been reusing saline flush prefilled syringes in the intravenous (IV) lines of multiple patients, a risk [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 5 Locations For Travel Nurses To Make Big Bucks

Top 5 Locations For Travel Nurses To Make Big Bucks For some, the greatest attraction of travel nursing is the adventure of visiting new places, making new friends, and enjoying unique experiences; for others, it’s the high salary that makes it worthwhile. One thing is for sure, traveling can be expensive, but doing so [...]

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War: Attacks on Humanity

The war in Syria has become a global crisis. It poses threat to the international landscape of politics and economy. The ongoing civil war has devastated the Syrian healthcare system and public health infrastructure. Those who are inflicted with war injuries and associated illness are exposed to a higher risk of danger mainly because hospitals [...]

By |April 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 10 Worst Foods For Your Heart

The 10 Worst Foods For Your Heart Want to keep your heart and cardiovascular system healthy for years to come? Keep these meals and snack items away from your cart and out of your regular diet. Save them for occasional indulgences—at most—and replace them with heart-healthy swaps whenever possible. Fast-food burgersThe science on [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Responding to a Choking Baby

First time moms will usually panic when a baby chokes. One should know that choking is a common cause of injury and death in young children, primarily because their small airways are easily obstructed. An average of 1 child every 5 days die of choking on food in the United States. A new policy statement [...]

By |April 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cardiac Arrest and Heart

BREAKUP SYNDROME "Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if you we died when they did, but we don't." - Stephen Hawking Well apparently, there is a possibility. The emotional impact of a breakup can’t only leave you feeling broken, but can also significantly affect your physical and [...]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CRNI Certification- a key to a Nurse’s success

A Certified Registered Nurse of Infusion (CRNI) is an exceptional nurse determined to push him- or herself to be ahead of the curve and on top of the newest developments in the infusion nursing field in order to ensure the best possible patient care. The CRNI is exposed to the newest advances and latest developments, [...]

By |December 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why you will want to be an IV Nurse

An IV Nurse evaluates patients in need of intravenous treatment or medication and plans, implements and documents nursing care. He or she determines appropriate venipuncture site and administers intravenous therapeutic treatments and provides information to patients and families regarding intravenous treatment. An IV Nurse requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse [...]

By |December 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Much Does A Wound Care Nurse Make?

Curious on how much a wound care nurse make? Before we reveal the figures, let us first identify what are the responsibilities of a wound care nurse. Wound care nurses treat patients who have both acute and chronic wounds, including burns, pressure ulcers and surgical incisions that have not healed. These registered nurses not only [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How my Own WOC Nurses Inspired my Passion

  We asked members to share their story about why they are passionate about WOC nursing. WOCN Society member, Heather Brigstock, ADN, RN, shared her incredible journey of how the care from her WOC nurses inspired her to pursue a career in WOC nursing. On May 2, 2001, I underwent a total proctocolectomy resulting in [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments