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.

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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AuthorCourtney Tracy

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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AuthorCourtney Tracy

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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AuthorCourtney Tracy

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.