How to Become a Perinatal Nurse? June 5, 2020

How to Become a Perinatal Nurse?

What is a perinatal nurse?

Perinatal nurses help care for women and babies throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, and usually up until the new baby is around a month old. Perinatal nurses educate their pregnant female patients about their unborn child. One of the largest roles of a perinatal nurse is to teach patients, spouses, and family members methods and techniques that can help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Nurses advocate patients, educate them on childbirth options, and how to bond with and care for the baby after it’s born. Perinatal nurses assist patients during labor and are there to help in case complications arise. Lastly, perinatal nurses teach family members how they can best support the mom-to-be during and after pregnancy.

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What are Patient Assessment and Nursing Skills Mnemonics? June 4, 2020

What are Patient Assessment and Nursing Skills Mnemonics?

They say that the best nurses are excellent at obtaining assessments, and this is true! If nurses would look at the nursing process, assessment is the first and key step. Gathering information about the patient will provide clues for what care you can give and what you can intervene. If you have a weak foundation in assessment, the rest of the process follows. One way to help retain nursing information is through the help of mnemonics.

To be more systematic, here are some nursing mnemonics and tricks (assessment and nursing skills) you can use to accurately and quickly assess a variety of patients in different conditions and in various situations.

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Must know Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics June 2, 2020

Must know Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics

Mnemonics are devices that help us remember information. We remember best when events have an intense emotional response. Nursing mnemonics help stimulate some emotion through a picture, acronym, rhyme, or other devices. Nurses have come up with a few mnemonic devices that may help you remember many complicated processes when planning, practicing patient advocacy, and nursing care. Below are some nursing mnemonics and tips about Maternal and Child Health Nursing (includes obstetric and gynecological disorders, and maternity nursing) that can help you understand the core concepts more easily!

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What are Nurse’s Revelation about “Being a Nurse”? May 28, 2020

What are Nurse’s Revelation about “Being a Nurse”?

Nurses may always seem really nice to patients, but they are people too. They can get tired and emotional at times. There were days when they want to tell their patients some things, but they just couldn’t.

1. You might think we don’t care, but we always do

Nurses do a lot of things, and they may be rushing about the ward or flustered. Because nurses care about their patients, the first thing to slip is awareness of how nurses appear to others. Nurses have other, more important, things to think about – like keeping people alive!

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Must know Facts before Becoming a Nurse May 26, 2020

Must know Facts before Becoming a Nurse

We all know that nursing isn’t easy. From the bedside to the operating table, nurses are some of the most trusted professionals in healthcare. In one day, a nurse can see dozens of patients, experience death and birth, and be charged with making life-changing decisions in seconds. In case you’re wondering about the harsh reality of being a nurse, here are the things we wish you know before you become any type of nurse.

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What are Different Types of Nursing Specialities? May 25, 2020

What are Different Types of Nursing Specialities?

Figuring out what type of nurse you should be can realistically be broken down into two sections. The first is nursing career categories and nursing job specialties. Finding out which nursing career category you might be interested in will help determine which field of nursing you might wish to pursue. The nursing job specialty will help narrow down your search of which career path you might be interested in based on the routine tasks and setting in which you might work.

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What are the Differences between an ICU and an Emergency Nurse? May 18, 2020

What are the Differences between an ICU and an Emergency Nurse?

You’re confident in your decision to become a nurse. With your caring personality and ability to keep calm in any situation, you know that this is the right next step for your career. What’s less clear is the nursing work environment that will be the best fit for your skills and characteristics.

Not all hospital nursing positions are the same. You think you’ve narrowed your options down to working in an emergency room (ER) nurses or an intensive care unit (ICU)—but now you’re stumped. So what exactly is the difference between nursing in the ER or the ICU?

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7 Ways to Protect Your Practice and Patients during COVID-19 Pandemic May 7, 2020

7 Ways to Protect Your Practice and Patients during COVID-19 Pandemic

Nurses are playing a very important role both locally and globally. They are on the front lines caring for patients day in and day out. They are able to see what is working, as well as things that can be done differently to provide more effective and efficient care and offer suggestions for improvement.

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Nursing: How to Build Mental Health and Psychological Resilience? May 7, 2020

Nursing: How to Build Mental Health and Psychological Resilience?

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the world, it is causing widespread concern, fear, and stress, all of which are natural and normal reactions to the changing and uncertain situation that everyone finds themselves in. It seems inevitable that caring for patients in the high-stakes context of COVID-19 will take its toll on the mental health of nurses.

Health care workers will be strained. They will see people die under terrible circumstances. They may have to make heart-wrenching choices, like who gets a ventilator and who doesn’t. They will take care of people who were careless with social distancing.

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What are Ebola learnings that help nurses battle against Coronavirus? May 7, 2020

What are Ebola learnings that help nurses battle against Coronavirus?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge. The U.S. hasn’t suffered from a pandemic like this in more than a century. But other countries have recently had to deal with very frightening disease outbreaks, like the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Nurses were squarely in the public eye: examined, criticized, and, at times, praised as singular heroes amidst failing institutions. The nation learned that some hospitals and regions are better prepared than others to address infectious disease epidemics; that nurses are on the front lines of care; and that, without adequate training and protection, nurses put their own health and safety in jeopardy to care for the public.

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