Do you struggle with your head to toe assessments? There is so much to remember and you want to feel competent around your patients. Here is a great overview of the body systems and what you should be paying attention to in your assessment.

When I started my first nursing job in the hospital, I thought 12-hour shifts were really daunting. That is a long period of time to be working!! The best perk about it, though, is that you get four days off. It definitely made the long shifts worthwhile. Here are a few tips from Jessica at Vive Health about how to survive the seemingly never ending shifts.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy

I volunteered on a Navy hospital ship in 2011 for five months. What was it like living on a Navy ship? What were the nurse's responsibilities?  Learn about volunteering and how it will help you in the nursing field.

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Nurses and healthcare workers can have a number of injuries occur as they care for their patients. I have heard of nurses switching from working with adults to working with babies because it is easier on their bodies. What kind of work-related injuries have you seen in your career?

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The Whipple procedure is one of great intensity. Surgeons remove part of the pancreas, stomach, small intestine, gall bladder, and even lymph nodes. Why would such an invasive procedure need to be performed?  Check out a simple explanation from an ICU RN.

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On the list of preventable lifestyle diseases, Type 2 diabetes often sits near the top. Unfortunately, poor diet and inactivity have led to a widespread growth in the number of cases of adults and children with Type 2 diabetes. In fact, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that over 100 million people in the U.S. are either diabetic or prediabetic.

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AuthorCourtney Tracy