Off the cuff.

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May 18, 2015
one smartphone and a stethoscope; concept of computer repair or medical technologies (3d render)

Can you say sphygmomanometer? If you’ve visited a doctor recently, you’ve undoubtedly come into contact with one when the nurse measures your blood pressure. Way back in 1733, Reverend Stephan Hales recorded the first blood pressure measurement on a horse. The problem was, he had to cut into the horse’s artery to do so. More than a […]

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Nurses taking care of nurses.

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May 11, 2015
Nurses Standing Outside A Hospital

When I was a critical care nurse back in the olden days, nursing truly was a team sport. I spent many night shifts working closely with my fellow nurses on units that were designed more for care collaboration than patient privacy. We could see each other, and simply called out for quick assistance. We comforted […]

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Have faith in nurses.

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May 5, 2015
ANA-NNW2015-Logo

With National Nurses Week starting today, I’m reflecting on this year’s theme of “Ethical Practice, Quality Care.” While the healthcare industry is facing some major challenges, Nurses Week reminds us to recognize the importance of ethics in nursing, and to acknowledge the strong commitment, compassion and care nurses display in their practice every day. As […]

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Guest post: Every step makes a difference.

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April 28, 2015
SMH March of Dimes 2014

Every day, our nursing team at Sarasota Memorial Health Care’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides around-the-clock care for the hospital’s tiniest patients. Once a year, we go a step further as part of a national event to support March of Dimes. March for Babies raises money to: Fund research on the causes of premature birth […]

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Seeking a state of mobile Nirvana.

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April 21, 2015
BID Plymouth Facility

The word is out. Smartphones are the answer to effective healthcare communication. Now that caregivers have heard the news, they are demanding their IT departments deliver on the incredible promise of seamless mobile communication. Physicians, nurses and support staff are clamoring for a quick conversion to communication perfection … a state of “mobile Nirvana” that […]

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