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Nurses to rally nationwide for safe staffing

Safe staffing ratios are imperative in order to provide safe patient care. Most importantly, they also ensure the ability of the nurse to critically think and respond appropriately to changes in their patient’s condition. The recommended safe staffing ratios by National Nurses United is   1:4 in medical surgical, 1:3 in the ER, 1:1 in ICU and 1:4 …

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Shoulder Dystocia – Do You Have a Case? Part 1

There is no singularly agreed upon definition of shoulder dystocia, but it is generally defined as, after delivery of the fetal head, additional obstetric maneuvers beyond gentle guidance needed to enable delivery of the fetal shoulder.[1] Shoulder dystocia occurs when there is a mechanical obstruction of the anterior fetal shoulder during the birthing process after the …

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The Nursing Shortage – What We Need to Know, Part Two

In our previous blog, we began discussing some of the factors that have led to the critical and worldwide shortage in the nursing profession. This blog is a follow-up to that and explains several other important reasons why there weren’t enough nurses PRIOR to COVID. In the upcoming blogs, we will explore some of the …

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The Nursing Shortage – what you need to know, part one

In the first three blogs of the Covid-19 series, we discussed COVID as a disease as well as the specific and long-lasting effects it has had on children, their healthcare, safety, and education.  The next few blogs will focus on how healthcare has changed during the pandemic and specifically, how COVID is affecting nurses and the …

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Forensic Nursing in the Legal Nurse Consultant Practice

The traditional forensic nurse is on the front lines when treating victims of violence.  Their role is to provide comprehensive care to the victim while conducting a medical forensic examination.  This includes evaluation for evidence collection; providing effective courtroom testimony; and showing compassion and sensitivity towards survivors of violence. The medical wellbeing of a patient is the …

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How Important are Proper Body Mechanics to the Medical Profession?

            One of the many responsibilities of medical professionals includes the safe transfer of patients from their beds.  In order to protect the well-being of our health care workers, proper techniques are of the utmost importance. When not done correctly, injuries can occur to the caregiver and/or the patient, ranging from back and muscle injuries for the …

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COVID EFFECTS FOR CHILDREN ARE NOT JUST PHYSICAL

In our previous blog we discussed the physical attributes and effects of COVID-19 disease on children.  This blog with focus more on the current and future effects of the pandemic in general as it relates specifically to the world’s children. Education: In 2020, governments in 192 countries closed educational institutions at all levels from preschools to colleges and …

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