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Protecting Your Skin During the Summer

With the summer season inching closer, you’ll probably find yourself spending more time outside under the heat of the sun. While school is out, swimming, boating, camping, hiking or just enjoying the . . .

What’s Your Heart Disease Risk as a Woman?

Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States? Sadly, it’s true. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to protect and prevent yourself from becoming pa . . .

Is Your Resume Up To Date?

When you are a medical professional working a competitive job market, one of the best things you can do is keep your resume updated. Although you don’t have to do this every month, it is a good idea t . . .

The Evolution of Blood Pressure Measuring

Having your blood pressure checked and monitored by a medical professional is an essential part of your general health. When you go for a check-up or appointment, getting your blood pressure checked i . . .

Side Effect or Allergic Reaction? Learn the Difference!

Have you ever been prescribed a medication that brought on unpleasant side effects? We’ve all been there, right? We’ve all experienced an upset stomach, diarrhea, dry mouth, excessive sleepiness, etc. . . .

Common Breastfeeding Struggles

Although breastfeeding is said to be one of the best ways to give your precious little one the right nutrients he or she needs, it can sometimes be the most difficult. For many different reasons, moth . . .

Emergency and Medical Workers Across America

When you imagine the intense, hustle and bustle of a major metropolitan area, such as New York City or Miami, it’s typical to hear a constant roar of a fire truck siren or sounds of police cars in the . . .

CDC Reports Antibiotic Resistant Strain of Meningitis

Up until now, the majority of Neisseria meningitidis cases in the United States have been successfully treated with antibiotics. It has now been discovered that meningococcal cases that contain a blaR . . .

Diagnosis Leukemia

Getting diagnosed with leukemia can be a scary time in anyone’s life, especially when hearing the startling fact that over 60,000 Americans are estimated to get the cancer-related disease by the end o . . .

National Diabetes Month: Making a Healthy Change

With all the sweet treats, scrumptious meals and holiday traditions that center around this precious time of the year, it’s tough to be conscious about maintaining an adequate weight and healthy lifes . . .

Parkinson’s Disease: Signs, Risks and Treatments

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that primarily affects the part of your brain that’s responsible for movement, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation. People living with this disea . . .

CEUfast is Partnering with Providers to Meet the Hands-on Requirement for Florida LPN IV Certification

CEUfast is proud to announce we have developed a series of courses that meet the 24 hours of the online portion of the LPN IV Series continuing education. Additionally, we are partnering with faciliti . . .

How Nurses Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

A nurses, is in a key position to help reduce America’s opioid epidemic. From education related to drug abuse to being an encouraging factor for patients to properly dispose of unused medication, the . . .

How to Prepare for the NCLEX Exam with BoardVitals

You may have graduated nursing school, but now you have another step before you can start saving lives. There’s only one thing standing between you and your goal of becoming a nurse: the NCLEX RN exam . . .

5 TED Talks All Nurses Need to Watch

If you are a nursing student looking for some insight into the industry, or a seasoned nurse seeking some extra inspiration, these speeches will get you motivated. TED is a nonprofit organization focu . . .

6 Myths You've Heard About Diabetes

More than 30 million people are living with diabetes, a chronic disease where there is a high level of sugar in the blood. Of those millions, nearly 28 percent do not know they even have this disease . . .

Know Your Legal Rights as a Nurse

Im just trying to do what Im supposed to do. That’s all. Spoken by Utah nurse Alex Wubbels moments before she was arrested, these words echo a fundamental truth about nurses. Nurses are supposed to pr . . .

Lyme Disease Cases On the Rise in the Northeast

A rising mice population results in a surge in the number of Lyme disease cases diagnosed.

Hidden Pain: Recognizing and Treating Victims of Abuse

Abuse affects all of us in some way, so we must be more alert. CEUFast offers multiple courses on how to recognize and treat abuse in children, adults, and the elderly, but here are a few introductory . . .

CEUfast Presents Quiz Guru, a Fun Learning Platform

After months of development, CEUFast is excited to introduce something that’s loads of fun, and sure to keep your nursing skills sharp as a tack.

A How To “Step-By-Step Guide” for Florida Nurses Renewing Their License

The renewal period for Florida RNs in group 2 is coming up and there are quite a few stipulations Florida nurses must comply with in order to successfully renew their license. In an effort to keep t . . .

So Nurses Know: The Latest Developments with the Zika Virus

In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a global health emergency. As of May, 49 countries reported new infections and the number of Zika cases are continuously rising, particul . . .

Dealing With Nursing School Debt

A nurse’s education is one of the most precious things he or she can have, but one thing’s for certain: it isn’t free. While some people are fortunate enough to have paid for school through scholarsh . . .

The Lowdown on the Nurse License Compact (Multi-State License)

If you are an LPN, RN or APRN who is interested in travel nursing, or even if you’re a nursing student who wants to keep your options open, you should consider getting a multi-state license.

Moving on UP: Transitioning from CNA to LPN, LPN to RN

If you are thinking about advancing your nursing career from a CNA to an LPN, or an LPN to an RN and beyond, kudos to you. While going to school and studying for nurse exams is no easy feat, CNAs make . . .

New 2015 Requirement for Florida Nurses

Florida Nurses, as your April and July deadlines draw near, don’t forget to take care of the new Laws and Rules requirement needed to renew your license.

New Look, Customer-Requested Features Coming to CEUFast This Spring!

This spring, CEUFast is re-launching its site, offering the same high-quality CE courses on a cleaner, easier-to-use platform that offers more style and convenience than ever before.

Beating hearts, bones and vessels seen in glorious detail with new Revolution CT Scanner

Computed Tomography, more commonly known as CT scans have been used for decades to assess a patient who is believed to be seriously ill or injured.

Nurses: Feeling Unprepared To Handle Ebola? Education is Key

When the 2014 outbreak of Ebola began to wreak havoc in West Africa back in February, multiple reports stated that health care givers attempting to treat patients became infected with the disease them . . .

The Top 10 Mistakes Made By New Nurses

You've just graduated from nursing school. You've earned well-deserved congratulations, so congratulations, graduate! Nursing school taught you many, many things. At times, you most likely felt as if . . .

CEUFast Course Overview: Breastfeeding

One of the most natural things to a new mother and her infant is breastfeeding, yet many of America's mothers do not breastfeed their newborns.

CEUFast Course Overview: Child Abuse Course

One of the most important things we must know when working in healthcare is how to identify child abuse and neglect. You might be thinking that child abuse is easily identifiable, but it isn't, not al . . .

CEUFast Course Overview: Infection Control and Barrier Precautions

If you are practicing medicine in New York state, you are required to take infection control courses every four years at a minimum.

Implementing Nutrition Basics: How to Teach Your Child to Eat Right

Children are notoriously fussy eaters, often preferring sweets to greens. I can't say that I blame them. At times, a candy bar sounds much better than a plate

How Medicine Can Make You Sick

No matter who does the prescribing, dosing, and administering, make sure you know all there is to know about the medicines you are taking!

Prioritizing While in Nursing School

Nursing school will be an extremely rewarding and busy time in your life!

How To Successfully Carry Code of Ethics for Nurses

We are bound by our nursing code to work in tandem with other medical professionals effectively and ethically.

What Is Right and Wrong When It Comes to Posting Medical Pictures Online?

As a medical professional, you deal with confidential information every day. People come in for a medical exam because they are concerned about

A Guide to Understanding Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is an incurable form of dementia that progressively becomes worse and eventually leads to death. The disease typically affects seniors over the age of 65, but may strike those youn . . .

A Guide To Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Many people around the world associate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with soldiers returning from war. The horrors that soldiers experience on the battleground often do cause PTSD, but the dis . . .

How Saving Lives With Blood Is Advancing

As nurses, we know that one of the most critical lifesaving tools we need at our disposal is blood. Whether the patient is in need of

Medical Resource: A Guide to Understanding Autism

As communities become more diverse, nurses have to learn how to work with different groups of people. That includes children, teenagers, and adults living with autism.

Top Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources for Nursing Students

Nurses are a critical part of the health care system. While nurses typically work as subordinates to physicians, they tend to spend more time working with and caring for patients on a personal level. . . .

10 Study Tips to Simplify Nursing School

When becoming a nursing student, you will be faced with learning a massive amount of crucial information within a couple of years. Glancing at the course outline isn't going to give you the tools nece . . .

Avoiding Weight Gain After Knee Surgery

Recovering from knee surgery can be a long and arduous process, but replacing the joint is far better than suffering from the debilitating

The Scoop on the Registered Nurse Staffing Bill

In recent posts, I’ve talked briefly about the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013. This important Act has the potential to save lives

The Importance of Self Breast Exams

Alright ladies, do not make me come over there! Nothing in women’s health is more important than breast self-exams. Period. Okay, well, there


Hello everyone! My name is Julia Tortorice and I have been a Registered Nurse for more than three decades. As an RN, MBA, MSN and the lead nurse planner and CFO for CEUFast, Inc. since 2001 I am now f . . .