I learned about this app called Full Code Pro at work. It is such an awesome app to use when you are recording a code.  It seems like you're always scrambling for something to write on.  I would sometimes end up with a paper towel and permanent marker for recording! 

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Giving insulin IV is a lifesaving measure for patients experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis or hyperkalemia.  Monitoring these patients closely is essential to safe treatment.  Learn the basics about IV insulin from an ICU RN.

Recent studies show that two-thirds of nurses have considered quitting their job because it’s so stressful. There’s no question that nursing is a stressful profession, and it’s clearly taking a toll on the women and men who dedicate their days (or nights) to serving others. That’s why self-care for nurses is so necessary.

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As a nurse, you may encounter an array of mobility issues across a span of different kinds of patients. In fact, the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control says that almost 40 million adults in the U.S. experience some degree of difficulty with physical functioning, with over 17 million reporting being unable to walk a quarter mile.

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Here in New Mexico we have many rattlesnakes slithering around. Have you ever encountered one of these in your path? I once cared for a patient who had a rattlesnake on her front lawn and she tried to shoo it away. Obviously this didn't go well because she became my patient later that night! What do you do if someone has been bit by a rattlesnake?

As a nurse, one common infection you will encounter with patients is bound to be urinary tract infection (UTI). Studies suggest that upwards of 40% to 50% of all women will contract UTI at some point in their lives and that over 8 million people visit a healthcare provider each year for UTI. Understanding its causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment can help you provide even better care to your patients who may develop one.

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