Nurses routinely encounter adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in their practice, requiring keen awareness of varied symptoms like skin rashes, gastrointestinal issues, or respiratory problems. Effective ma . . .
After prostate cancer, bladder cancer is the second most common cancer of the genitourinary system. It accounts for 2% of cancer deaths in the United States and 4% of approximately all cancers. The Am . . .
Nurses from the Philippines have a long history of playing a crucial role in addressing nursing shortages overseas, particularly in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and va . . .
When I first became a nurse, I remember getting advice left and right from my instructors and fellow nurses, some brand new and many with years of experience. It was information overload, to say the l . . .
Bile acid sequestrants, also referred to as bile acid resins or BARs, are medications classified under antihyperlipidemic agents. They are primarily utilized to decrease lipid levels in the bloodstrea . . .
Welcome back to our ongoing exploration of skin lesions. If you found our previous discussion on primary lesions enlightening, you're in for another informative treat. Our skin, our body's protective . . .
The practice of injecting solutions into the veins has occurred since the 1600s, but the ideal practice of injecting intravenous (IV) solutions is not even a century old. Lack of modern science and av . . .
In recent years, the healthcare community has witnessed a concerning uptick in neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) incidences. This condition, characterized by withdrawal symptoms in newborns exposed t . . .
Let's continue exploring the skin – the body's largest and most sensitive organ. With its remarkable complexity, the skin is a frontline defense against external factors and a canvas for age-associate . . .
Let's dive into the fascinating world of skin. As you may know, the skin is the largest organ system in the body – making up approximately 20% of our body weight. Beyond its protective role, the integ . . .
As nurses, we do what we can to help others heal. When we have family who are sick or injured, we have our heart that is affected as part of that injury – something like a second victim. This feeling . . .
With a historical background shrouded in myth, stigma, and dread, leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is a bacterial illness that has recently made headlines in the news. Though mostly eradicated . . .
Pursuing a career in nursing is an enriching and demanding path that calls for unwavering commitment, empathy, and ongoing education. As a new nurse entering the profession, you are about to embark on . . .
Welcome back to our continuous fracture education series. In this blog post, we shift our focus to incomplete fractures, delving into their methods of injury and common locations. To fully grasp these . . .
Today, we begin reinforcing our foundational nursing knowledge, focusing on fractures. Throughout this series, we'll delve into various essential topics, covering various aspects of nursing without ad . . .
The world of nursing is ever-changing, and recent events, such as the pandemic, have brought significant transformations within the medical field. These changes have underscored the importance of cont . . .
Our country is full of many racial and ethnic groups that make up the cultural richness of diversity in our nation's landscape. Each corner of our country is an amalgamation of traditions, values, lan . . .
Nobody asked for the pandemic to hit the healthcare field, and it took us all by surprise. What came at the front-line nursing staff couldn't have been more stressful for us. Not just the fear of the . . .
A large portion of the Sunshine State comprises natural wetland habitats that create a soggy, swampy environment – perfect for breeding pesky mosquitoes that enjoy the warm, humid weather in the summe . . .
After being a nurse for almost 20 years in the labor and delivery field, I have seen good and bad and lots of ugly – the best and the worst often come in the same shift. In my current position, I have . . .
Picture this: You were recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. You have accepted the diagnosis enough to show up for the first round of chemo. Maybe you have already had surgery and are still in pain . . .
If you’ve never had to resign from a job, consider yourself fortunate. However, for the millions of other employees worldwide who have had to leave their jobs for one reason or another, it is usually . . .
As healthcare professionals, nurses play a vital role in patients' well-being, delivering quality care, and advancing the nursing profession as a whole. Setting goals is a fundamental aspect of person . . .
Regardless of if you're at the end of your first pregnancy or your third, self-care is crucial to your recovery and mental and physical well-being. Most new mothers find it challenging to make time fo . . .
Nurses Week is a time to celebrate all the dedicated, hard working, and compassionate nurses that are an integral part of the healthcare system. According to the American Nurses Association, this annu . . .
There are few groups for which this is more important than the healthcare community. That’s why CEUFast has set out to deliver a resource that provides nurses with the information they need to meet th . . .
Yin and Yang, light and dark, are two very different sides of the same coin. Personalities in nursing are diverse and represented by a wide spectrum. But does your underlying personality impact what a . . .
Filipinos make up a little over 1% of the U.S. population; however, they account for 4% of all registered nurses in the country. This is no fluke - nursing culture in the Philippines has a rich histo . . .
Big, roomy, comfortable, and absolutely unfashionable, Crocs. Wear them everywhere, or only around the home, but if you are a Crocs person, you can’t imagine your life without them. If you aren’t a . . .
When a child is officially diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, there's a lot for their parents to process and accept. Every parent wants their child to be happy and well-adjusted, and for people . . .
Nursing is a career choice with a wide range of possibilities. It can give you the flexibility to work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and other health-care facilities as well as in private prac . . .
A recent study published in The American Journal of Medicine looked at the amount of time nurses spend with patients versus the assigned physician. The study determined, unsurprisingly, that nurses sp . . .
Life can be overwhelming, filled with feelings of sadness, anger, and doubt. For children especially, these feelings can be so strong that suicide may seem like the only way to make them stop. No matt . . .
Any nurse that regularly interacts with student-athletes needs to be aware of how to identify a concussion. School nurses are especially important when it comes to evaluating and treating head injurie . . .
Burnout is a common consequence of working in a high-stress, fast-paced environment, especially in the healthcare industry. Nursing is a highly demanding and challenging profession and thus nurses bec . . .
Nurses are an integral part of patient care, especially for pregnant patients. Many nurses have the opportunity to form strong bonds with patients during the many monthly checkups, labor and delivery, . . .
Depression and anxiety are two conditions that affect a large part of the population. One survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) showed that 8.4 percent of ad . . .
Have you ever had this weird and unusual pain going through your hand and/or fingers when you are picking something up or opening a box? Well that tingling, numbness, or burning sensation that you mig . . .
At first glance, camping probably sounds like a relatively safe activity. However, being out in the wilderness has its shares of risks, and it's best to be prepared for accidents and mishaps. Bring al . . .
If you work in the emergency room, there probably isn’t much that you haven’t seen before. Although it’s an emergency room where each case is different and you have to be ready for whatever comes thro . . .
You may have known someone who experienced a complication during their pregnancy and delivery called Preeclampsia. And hopefully, whoever that person was, received the proper medical care they needed . . .
Nursing is the largest segment of the health-care industry and shows no signs of slowing down. Nurses play key roles in taking care of patients, ensuring that hospitals run smoothly, and supporting pa . . .
Nursing is an integral part of the health-care system. It encompasses the care of individuals who are sick as well as their families. The role promotes wellness, prevention of illness, caring for thos . . .
It's no secret that nursing is one of the most challenging and rewarding career fields. Nurses stand on the front lines of patient care, healing bodies and minds for a wide variety of patients. As nur . . .
During the COVID-19 crisis, nurses are heroes. It is crucial that these healthcare workers, who are vital to society, carve some time out for self-care. After all, you cannot pour from an empty cup. H . . .
ADHD, short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a mental health condition that may be diagnosed in children or adults, so it's important that it be included in education for nurses who wo . . .
We often get so consumed with the excitement and joy that a newly born baby brings us that we forget that there’s an entire recovery process women must go through after giving birth. It’s common to he . . .
The nursing field has changed significantly over time to take into account the changing landscape of the health-care industry. The field has also adapted to add new professional standards and academic . . .
While the nature of Lyme disease symptoms makes it difficult to know exactly how many people get Lyme disease each year, the CDC reported that there were 23,453 cases in 2019. Lyme disease frequency m . . .
Sometimes, horrible and terrifying injuries happen from accidents that leave us a stone’s throw away from death, and a trip to the emergency room is the best bet to staying alive. When you work in the . . .
Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Maybe you feel like you need to take on more challenging tasks or even take on more responsibility? Or, perhaps you feel like you need to take your . . .
Maintaining a good balance of work and everyday life can sometimes be a difficult task, especially in today’s world where the Internet has made it easy to keep a steady stream of emails popping into o . . .
One of the fastest growing job opportunities seen in the nursing industry lately has been centered on working at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. As the elderly population continues to gro . . .
As if one strain of the coronavirus wasn’t enough, recent headlines have swept the nation about a “Delta variant” and possible other variants of the Coronavirus going around. This highly contagious st . . .
When we live in a society that works to make a living, it’s difficult to take a day off – let alone taking it off to focus on yourself. Working a job can be consuming, especially when you work long sh . . .
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games – which was postponed until this year due to the pandemic – are set to begin near the end of July, making it one of the biggest events that have happened since the . . .
It’s no secret that some people can’t start their day without a fresh cup of coffee. And when you’re a nurse working a night shift, it may be the only thing keeping you on your feet. According to the . . .
If you have ever felt sick at school or injured yourself on the playground, there’s a good chance that you made a little trip to the school nurse’s office to either take some medicine or get an injury . . .
As we age through life, one of the most common medical problems we may experience is having some type of back pain. Whether it’s acute pain that suddenly happens and only lasts a few days or it’s chro . . .
As society continues to evolve, so does our understanding of how certain disorders impact the way we function in life. We have come a long way in recognizing disorders such as autism and are better ab . . .
When the global pandemic began to spread across cities and towns around the country back in early 2020, many businesses closed down and people were asked to stay home as much as possible. When this ha . . .
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 . . .
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. . . .
Recently, a mental health condition known as bipolar disorder made front headlines when an “A-list” celebrity came forward and made his diagnosis known to the world. And although it’s been around for . . .
People have been dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace for decades. Recently however, more individuals have started to shed light on this issue, which has prompted a strong movement of putti . . .
In recent days, social media and the 24-hour news cycle has paid more attention to a horrendous act sweeping our country that’s impacting children around the world. Although human trafficking has been . . .
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 . . .
We just finished with the month of April, which might have felt like one of the longest months of the year. Many nurses and healthcare professionals were placed on the front lines, battling something . . .
After a long hard day on the job, do you ever wonder about whether or not you chose the right career path? Well, we are here to tell you that being in the medical industry has its perks! One being tha . . .
While many Americans, and people around the world, have been asked to stay home in self-isolation to combat the ever-spreading coronavirus or COVID-19, healthcare workers have been placed on the front . . .
As with any industry, the job market tends to fluctuate from year to year with employment numbers, salary rates, and the future outlook for that particular job occupation. For the nursing industry, ho . . .
As a youth, it’s fun to fantasize about what you want to be when you grow up, such as a doctor, lawyer, teacher, engineer, nurse, or entrepreneur. While it seems like a far stretch at the time, the p . . .
With the New Year starting recently, maybe you’ve made a resolution to try to get better and more efficient hours of sleeping during the night. As a working professional in the nursing industry, it’s . . .
There’s no secret when they say, “dogs are man’s best friend”. Whether it’s providing some type of therapy, becoming a traveling companion, or even sniffing out cancer-related illnesses, our canine fr . . .
For nurses, especially working in the critical care unit, experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event during a shift can be fairly common. In fact, a recent study showed that as many as 48 percent of . . .
Near the end of a long, demanding shift, do you ever contemplate why you got into the nursing profession in the first place? Sometimes, it’s good to reflect on your life and make sure that you’re taki . . .
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 . . .
Nurses suffer from back pain, neck pain, stress and anxiety on a daily basis. A relaxing massage might just be the trick to rejuvenate and energyze a worn down nurse during this holiday season.
Adolescents pose a challenge to health care professionals. Whether it be stubbornness or unwillingness to accept that their actions have consequences, or difficulty to communicate clear and factual in . . .
It’s a nurse’s duty to care for patients and improve the overall health of others, but how often do you stop to think about your own health? If you’re in the majority of nurses, you don’t focus on you . . .
Ah, the holiday season. The Christmas trees are up, hot cocoa is out and the hectic shopping begins. Of course we all want to give original gifts to our friends and family, but what can we give to the . . .
Conducting an eye exam in Nepal, organizing medical outreach brigades to rural towns in Guatemala and assisting a dental clinic in Peru are just a few ways volunteers are helping understaffed medical . . .
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 . . .
While hospitals continue to face a nationwide nursing shortage, a Texas-based startup created an on-demand solution to transforming healthcare staffing. The Praos Health app gives Texas nurses and hea . . .
Nursing abroad offers an extraordinary nursing experience with “touristy” activities on the side. Practicing nursing abroad not only means you provide help to those who desperately need it — it makes . . .
Whether you are a male nurse or work by their side, here are a couple helpful reminders that break the all-too-common stereotypes about men in nursing.
Treating patients facing the twilight moments of their lives shares a valuable perspective with those who care for them. If you desire to learn how to live life more fully, take some lessons from peop . . .
With hospitals offering great compensation packages, huge signing bonuses and luxury services for employees, it’s a good time to be a nurse.
If you aren’t much of a chatterbox and constant socializing sucks the energy out of you, you’re not alone.
Difficult patients are nothing nice to deal with as a nurse, but it isn’t easy for patients to deal with cold, indifferent health professionals either.
Did you know October 14 is National Travel Nurse Day? If you are a travel nurse, we salute you’re adventurous spirit, and if ever considered becoming one, it’s a great idea.
Getting your license is one of the most exciting moments of a new nurse’s life, but that’s obviously just the beginning of your career. There are many ups and downs you will face, and mistakes you wil . . .
September is breast cancer awareness month, a condition that many nurses have treated. But did you know that working the night for an extended period of time increases your chances of developing bre . . .
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 . . .
Nursing may be considered the most ethical and honest profession in America, but that honor and recognition doesn’t always translate into a happy, fulfilling career.
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 . . .
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.
Have you ever witnessed a fellow nurse put patients in danger because they were drunk or under the influence of some sort of substance? Without taking a formal poll from our readers, we’re pretty con . . .
Welcome to the first 2016 installment of Nurse Chronicles. Today, nurse and author Cindy Balch shares her perspective on how nurses embrace what often feels the worst moments of their patients’ lives, . . .
One of the most challenging schedules a nurse can do is the night shift. U.S. Nurses are among the 15 million employees in the country who have this kind of schedule, referred to as shift work. It c . . .
Nurses work hard to take care of their patients every day. Unfortunately, many of them pay for it with back pain. Nursing is a physically demanding career, and with the lifting, transferring and repo . . .
You may have heard of people working from home and thought, “that’d be a great opportunity to spend time with my family,” or “I could use the extra cash”, but then dismissed that option as a nurse. . . .
Welcome to the third installment of Nurse Chronicles. Nurse Chronicles is about creating a space where nurses can talk about the good the bad and the ugly. You can tell us who you are or you can remai . . .
So, you’re barely out of nursing school and you’re interested getting a nurse management role. While you may wish to dive right into nursing management or administration after receiving your asn, bsn . . .
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 . . .
Nurse Chronicles is a place where you can share any and all confessions, from the heart of a nurse. This series is about creating a space where nurses can talk about the good the bad and the ugly. You . . .
Nursing isn’t the easiest profession in the world, but it’s one of the most rewarding professions by far. Over the last few weeks, we were fortunate enough to receive several dozen stories from nurses . . .
There’s no question about it, nursing is a predominately female industry. Not only do women make up the majority of staff nursing positions, they’re also Chief Nursing Officers 90 percent of the time.
Advancements in technology have been a boon to just about every industry, especially medicine. From improvements in treatment to tracking details about patients with electronic health records, the dig . . .
Nurses often experience more blood, stress and trauma in a week then most people can say they’ve experienced in a lifetime. They’re constantly on their feet, putting out fires, and dealing with diffic . . .
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.
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.
From debilitating injuries to crippling cancers, millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain.
If there’s one thing that every nurse will come across in his or her career, it’s a difficult patient.
You may be working in the healthcare profession, but that doesn’t mean you always take care of your health. But believe us, we aren’t judging, with long work hours and a laundry list of things to do, . . .
In a continued effort to keep nurses safe when treating patients with Ebola, the Center for Disease Control recently updated their personal protective equipment procedures.
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 . . .
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.com would like to join the American Nurses Association in celebrating National Nurses Week.
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For the most part, I think all of us nurses love what we do. We wouldn't have become nurses in the first place if we didn't.
The word midwife comes from Old English, with the prefix 'mid' meaning with and 'wif' or 'wife' meaning woman.
We are bound by our nursing code to work in tandem with other medical professionals effectively and ethically.
As a medical professional, you deal with confidential information every day. People come in for a medical exam because they are concerned about
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 . . .
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 . . .
Linda Richards pioneered the way for individuals interested in the field of nursing. Despite being christened Malinda Ann Judson Sinclair Richards after a missionary, she found her niche with taking c . . .
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 phrase 'health care' is very important to nurses. We got into the health care industry because we 'care'; it’s definitely ...
One of the saddest things I currently see in health care is America's childhood obesity epidemic. Our children are suffering from...
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 . . .
Longer life expectancies and health care advancements are just a couple factors contributing to the growing need for nurses. With more qualified professionals entering the field, nurses are searching . . .