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Today is November 18, 2020. Let's talk: COVID Positive Nurses Working 😷 Q/A With Dr Fauci. Can I survive being an introvert? Thanksgiving Quarantine? ... and finally, A nursing shortage???

"I think this whole no new grads thing is another way of corporations attempting to save money by decreasing the amount of orientation time, classes, and certifications. This is getting out of hand in my opinion. There will forever be a shortage in nursing as long as these politics of health care aren't challenged." — CardiTeleRN, BSN

New Grads and Acute Care Hiring 

COVID Positive Nurses

COVID-Positive Nurses Working: Irresponsible or Smart?

by J.Adderton, BSN, MSN

Hospital administrators asked state leaders to allow asymptomatic COVID-positive healthcare providers to continue working in COVID-19 units in hospitals and nursing homes to help with staffing. Is this a step in the right direction?
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How do we combat the mistrust of science?

A Few Words from Dr. Anthony Fauci

by jeastridge, BSN, RN

How do we combat the mistrust of science? An interview with Dr. Fauci on November 16, 2020, for the annual meeting of the American Medical Informatics Association.
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Can I survive being an introvert?

Can I survive ED with anxiety and social awkwardness?

by Nurse Beth, MSN

When I am around people I get lots of anxiety. When I’m anxious I am socially awkward. What can I do?
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Thanksgiving Quarantine?

Voluntary Post-Thanksgiving Quarantine?

by SchoolNurseK, BSN, RN

Is anyone recommending a voluntary post-Thanksgiving break quarantine for families that have traveled for the holiday?
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How do I feel better about this?

Heparin Error

by rnash679

I made my first med error as a new grad; I flushed a peripheral IV with heparin flush. Didn't realize my error until shift change, 9 hours later. Patient was okay. Told my preceptor. I feel absolutely horrible and like I made a huge mistake and could have really hurt someone.
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Perioperative Nurses Week

Very new RN.. hate bedside nursing... thinking about leaving

by brunetteRN06

I’m one week away from finishing my 12 week orientation on a busy med/tele floor... & one thing I can take away from it is that I am miserable. I take work home with me everyday. I want to leave but I have this feeling that I’m selling myself short by not sticking out atleast a year on my current floor. Any advice?
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COPD Treatment

Individual patients, individual needs: a nurse practitioner shares her experiences with COPD treatment options.

by Dana Hickman, MSN

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects a diverse patient population, each with their own set of preferences and needs.1 Nurse Practitioner Dana Hickman, MSN, discusses her experiences prescribing a treatment option for COPD, and speaks to the importance of individualizing treatment.
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