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 . . .
Over the last few decades, the disappearance of long-term care facilities and psychiatric beds has escalated. This trend toward the deinstitutionalization of psychiatric patients began in the early 20 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Essential oils have been all the rage, especially within the last several years. So, what exactly are they and what makes them so great? Don’t worry, we will delve into their history, how they are bei . . .
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 . . .
Tired of working long hours at the hospital and not seeing your family? Well, I have news for you. You can have an RN career from the comfort of your own home.You may have thought work at home opportu . . .
At the very least, postpartum disorders interfere with a mother's ability to care for herself and her child. At the most severe, they're life-threatening. With one in nine women experiencing postpartu . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Within a month of landing on the beach in Korea in 1950, nurse Margaret (Zane) Fleming and her fellow nurses with the 1st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital were attacked. The group of 13 Army nurses was t . . .
According to the CDC, 1 in 25 hospital patients have at least one healthcare - associated infection on any given day.
A rising mice population results in a surge in the number of Lyme disease cases diagnosed.
In 1956, Majors Francis Smith, Helen Smith, and Jane Baker arrived in Saigon to serve with the United States Military Assistance Advisory Group’s Medical Training Team. Their assignment was to train t . . .
Polypharmacy, or taking multiple prescription medications to manage just one health issue, is becoming an epidemic in elderly patients.
Although gluten free may be a household term, most aren’t aware why such a need for wheat-free products exists and why it’s important for those living with celiac disease to manage its effects.
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.
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 . . .
Working with pint-sized patients is rewarding, but it does require a few tricks to get the job done. Here are four strategies that are sure to bring big results when treating your smallest patients
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 . . .
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.
A new day, a new patient; no two patients are ever the same. In fact, one patient might not seem like the same person from one moment to the next. While it can be something as simple as a temporary re . . .
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 . . .
Do you know many nurses making over $100 an hour? It’s not something all that common, but if you’re a nurse who happens to love babies, you may want to consider jumping on the “baby nurse” career path . . .
Nothing feels better than a fulfilling relationship, but nursing can be one of the least forgiving careers when it comes to investing the time to make it happen.
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 . . .
A lot has changed since the HIV epidemic hit the United States in the 1980s, but nurses have always been at the helm of treating these patients since the beginning. Nurses have worked all over the U . . .
Being a nurse is challenging enough, but if you’re a nurse with ADHD, it’s a real bear. With ADHD, you have a list of tasks to knock out when your mind has a hard time staying focused on one thing.
Maybe a car crashed, or perhaps someone was walking when they got hit by a bus. He might have accidentally swallowed a bone, or she may have come down with a mysterious illness. Either way, the pe . . .
Nurses who specialize in wound care are dedicated to treating the most difficult, non-healing wounds. About half of patients who develop a diabetic foot ulcer will die within five years, according to . . .
When you look at your face in the mirror, you recognize your skin, your eyes, your imperfections, and your smile, because it’s you. But could you imagine looking at your reflection one day and having . . .
A patient walks in and tells you she is struggling to breathe. Her chest is tight, she may have a dry cough and her skin is losing color. She’s starting to wheeze, there might be mucous secretions and . . .
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 . . .
The Center For Disease Control says about 2 million people get sick from a superbug each year and 23,000 die from super bugs. So imagine how frightening it is to learn that 1 in 4 senior citizen pat . . .
Being a nurse is satisfying work, but it can also be hard. Thankfully, nurses are resilient, resourceful and creative when it comes to creating solutions that can make life easier. Here are a eight g . . .
As health professionals, many have heard a lot of buzz about the Zika Virus. It’s a disease that’s not exactly new, but the details as to “where” the virus is showing up and “how” it’s transmitted tr . . .
We all know the holidays are generally a happy-go-lucky, celebratory time of the year where family and friends get together to celebrate, but for many people, it can be a dark and painful time. Depre . . .
Exercise is widely accepted as a healthy, necessary activity that keeps weight under control and prevents a myriad of diseases, but when it comes to pregnant women working out, it makes a lot of peop . . .
Hospitals across the nation are filled with some of the most educated, brightest minds in medicine. So sometimes, it’s a bit baffling that something as simple as washing hands is a huge problem for ma . . .
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.
As nurses, you dedicate your lives to taking care of others, so you know first-hand just how easy it is to ignore your own health and make poor food choices.
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 . . .
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.
Even if you are the most dutiful of patients who schedules your physical like clockwork every year, you might not be getting the most out of your annual checkup.
Night shift nurses might be the envy of some of their colleagues if they receive increased pay, but I can assure you that being a night shift nurse comes with a high cost: your health.
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 . . .
There is tremendous debate surrounding the benefits of prebiotics and probiotics in a person's overall health care routine. This debate is also fueled by the media, which commercializes health benefit . . .
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
I have yet to come across a patient who gets excited about a colonoscopy. In fact, most patients avoid them like the plague, even
Learn to recognize the signs of PTSD so you can get help if you need it.
No matter who does the prescribing, dosing, and administering, make sure you know all there is to know about the medicines you are taking!
As nurses, people turn to us for advice on a number of healthcare issues, and one of the most common problems people face is how to
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 . . .
Sexual health is an important part of a healthy adult lifestyle. Having sex is good for us; our bodies were designed for sex. People are caught
Do you know how important your health is? Many kids today aren't aware of just how important good health really is. It's easy to make bad choices, and chances are you know someone who may not make the . . .
All nurses face mandatory overtime. It is often a necessary part of the job, especially if there is an unanticipated emergency in your
World War I was a profound event that played an important role in the placement and future advancement of women within the military. It demonstrated not only that women were capable of duties supporti . . .
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 . . .
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
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.
World War II changed the world in many different ways. One of these way involved the medical field, or specifically, nursing. Nursing is a key element of healthcare and during times of war it can be t . . .
We all suffer from the winter blues every once in a while, but many people suffer from a more severe form of the winter depression called
As I look back on the AIDS pandemic over the last 32 years, I’m amazed at how far we have come in finding treatments for this horrible disease
Recovering from knee surgery can be a long and arduous process, but replacing the joint is far better than suffering from the debilitating
There are many concerns facing the healthcare industry today, but one of the greatest ones is whether there will be enough nurses
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
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...
Imagine your patient’s joy in being able to actually see his or her family! Nurses think about continuing education all the time. We just ...