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Coagulation Explained: The Ins and Outs of Coagulation Testing and Interpretation

Coagulation is a critical process in the body, and when it goes awry, it can cause serious health problems. These tests help to assess the clotting ability of blood. This blog post will discuss coagulation testing and interpretation so that nurses can better understand this important aspect of patient care. We’ll cover the different types …

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Blood Gases Explained: Understanding and Interpreting ABGs in Nursing

Nurses need to be able to understand and interpret blood gases for a variety of reasons. Sometimes blood gas results are used to make life-saving decisions in the ICU, while other times they are used to help diagnose a patient’s condition. In this blog post, we will discuss what blood gases are, how they are …

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Protecting Our Healthcare Heros: How to Prevent Nursing Injuries

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry, and their safety and well-being should be a top priority. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), nursing is one of the most dangerous professions in America, with an annual rate of injuries and illnesses that is more than twice that of police …

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“Moving Mountains”: Successful ICU Patient Mobility Practices

In any hospital, the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a place of high stress and critical care. One of the most important aspects of caring for patients in the ICU is ensuring that they are mobile and have opportunities to move around as much as possible. This helps promote blood flow, prevents bedsores, and reduces …

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The Importance of Fluid Balance

The Importance of Fluid Balance in the Intensive Care Unit

Maintaining fluid balance is essential for patients in the intensive care unit. A disruption in fluid balance can lead to a number of serious complications, including organ failure and death. Too much or too little fluid can have serious consequences, so it is crucial that nurses monitor patients’ fluid levels closely. In this blog post, …

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How To Hemodynamic Stability

Hemodynamic Stability: The Key to Patient Safety

Nurses play an important role in ensuring the safety of their patients. One key aspect of patient safety is hemodynamic stability. This term refers to the condition of a patient’s blood pressure and heart rate. Maintaining hemodynamic stability is essential for preventing complications and ensuring that patients receive the best possible care. In this blog …

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Cultivating Clinical Judgement in Nursing: How to Think Critically and Make the Best Decisions

Clinical judgment is an essential skill for nurses. It is the ability to think critically and make decisions in the best interest of patients. This can be a challenge, especially when there are multiple options and no clear right or wrong answer. In this blog post, we will discuss how to cultivate clinical judgment and …

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How To Communicate Effectively

The Art of Communication: Effective Ways to Communicate with Patients in the Nursing Field

Good communication is key in the nursing field. It can be the difference between providing excellent patient care and making a mistake that could potentially harm a patient. In this blog post, we will discuss some effective ways to communicate with patients in the nursing field. We will also provide some tips on how to …

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How to Deal with Difficult Family Members in ICU: Advice from Healthcare Professionals

Dealing with a difficult family member can be very challenging, especially during an Intensive Care admission. It is important to remember that you are not alone! Healthcare professionals deal with difficult family members all the time and have learned how to handle the situation with grace. We will discuss some tips from experienced healthcare professionals …

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Discharging Patients from the ICU: Nursing Tips to Discharge Patients Safely

It’s a moment of great relief for families when their loved ones are discharged from the ICU. However, nurses need to be prepared for the discharge process in order to ensure a successful transition for patients and their families. You may be asking yourself, “why do I need to know how to discharge patient’s from …

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Caring for Death and Dying in Nursing: How to Provide Quality End-of-Life Care

Death and dying in nursing is something that all nurses will encounter at some point during their career. It is important to be prepared for this difficult task, and to know how to provide quality end-of-life care for your patients. We will discuss the basics of caring for death and dying in nursing. We will …

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Multidisciplinary Rounds in the ICU: How to Be Prepared

Multidisciplinary Rounds in the ICU are an important part of patient care. They provide an opportunity for all members of the health care team to come together and discuss each patient’s case. This can help ensure that everyone is on the same page and that no important details are missed. We will discuss what Multidisciplinary …

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Understanding the History and Physical of Admitted Patients: What You Need to Know

It is important to read and understand the history and physical when you are caring for your intensive care patient. This document is used by you and the providers to track the patient’s health and diagnose any potential problems. When you are reviewing your patient’s chart before the shift, this is an important document to …

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The Best Healthcare Team

An Introduction to the Healthcare Team: Who They Are and What They Do

The healthcare team is made up of a variety of different professionals who work together to provide care for patients. You may think that it is just the doctor and nurses, but there is so much more than that! The healthcare team coordinates its efforts to make sure that each patient receives the treatments they …

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