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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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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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 multiple types of bone fractures that can occur in your patients. Do you wonder which type of fracture they have? Jessica from www.ViveHealth.com wrote a great post that can be your guide to identifying common types of fractures. 

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Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which the bones of the skull prematurely fuse.  This causes skull to develop an abnormal shape and can cause cognitive issues if severe enough.  Interventions include either endoscopic or open surgery. Why would you choose one over the other?

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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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Home health nurses play an extremely important role in caring for individuals who need extra care at home.  One major role that they can play is helping to educate caregivers and keep patients out of the hospital. The relationship between home health nurses and caregivers is extremely important.

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