Need some tips dealing with stressful situations? We never really get taught to deal with stress in life – and that’s why so many of us struggle with it.

But here’s the thing: If you can learn how to manage stress now, it will pay off for the rest of your life. Just imagine learning how to effortlessly overcome any stressful situation in your life. You’ll feel happier. You’ll worry less. Your life will become a much smoother, enjoyable journey. Isn’t that an incredible thought?

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The process of declaring brain death and then donating organs is one that is very interesting to many nurses (including myself).  How exactly is brain death declared?  How does the process of donating organs work? I interviewed Tony Hume, a nurse from New Mexico, who has a great deal of experience with these situations to help answer these questions.

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An infant or toddler with a body temperature of 102°F (38.9°C) or higher might experience febrile seizures. The seizures can last for a few minutes and can trigger a scare for nurses, parents, or their caregivers. Learn more about febrile seizures and what to do in this situation.

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My first experience with death in the hospital was quite traumatizing. Helping families cope with the death of a patient can be a very intimidating (and scary) task.  Hear about my experiences with death in the ICU and what I've learned to become a better nurse. 

There are so many different types of radiology studies that patients can undergo. What do they all mean? Here is a brief overview of the most common radiology studies that are performed in the hospital.

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I remember when I started as a new nurse feeling very intimidated by tracheostomies (or as most people call them - trachs, sounds like trakes). I was terrified that it was going to fall out or that I was going to injure the patient while managing it.  I've since worked with them for six years in the ICU and feel very comfortable with them now.  Hopefully this helps you to be at ease that trachs are not bad to manage!

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I worked as a night shift nurse for six years. Figuring out how to stay healthy while switching back and forth from days to nights was very important. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you feeling good while working the night shift.

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