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NurseZone Newsletter - 06/17/2013


     
June 17, 2013  
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NEWS
Nurse Bullying: An Ongoing Problem in the Health Care Workplace  
Nurse Bullying: An Ongoing Problem in the Health Care Workplace  
When children repeatedly torment other children at school, it's called bullying, and it's deemed a significant problem. Unfortunately, bullying doesn't stop at the playground gates, and children aren't the only ones who engage in bullying behavior. Nurses can be guilty, as well, and the consequences of their actions can be far-reaching.

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More Sick Leave Can Keep People Healthier and Save Money, Studies Find  
More Sick Leave Can Keep People Healthier and Save Money, Studies Find  
Virtually every working professional is guilty of going to work when sick, exhausted, overly stressed or in pain. But when an employee does not have access to paid sick leave, or is discouraged from using it, the employer may be to blame for their staff reporting to work in less-than-perfect health.

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Spotlight on Nursing
The Top 10 Ways to Avoid Injuries and Illness at Your Nursing Job  
The Top 10 Ways to Avoid Injuries and Illness at Your Nursing Job While among the most rewarding professions, nursing is not without its challenges. Nurses are exposed to numerous risks, sometimes with life-changing or life-ending consequences. To keep you healthy and safe, NurseZone.com queried a panel of experts who share this list of 10 reminders and tips on how to minimize the chance of nursing job-related injury or illness.

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Devices & Technology
Patients and Health Care Providers Breathe Easier with Capnography  
Patients and Health Care Providers Breathe Easier with Capnography Capnography, a tool most commonly used in the operating room to monitor patient respiration while under anesthesia, is expanding into other patient care areas including the cardiac catheterization lab, intensive care unit and the emergency room, as well as into the field with first responders--helping everyone breathe easier about patient safety.

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Complimentary Continuing Education Course from RN.com
Prevention of Sharps Injuries in Surgical Settings
This one (1) contact hour nursing continuing education program reviews risk factors, reduction strategies, organizational initiatives and personal responsibility to create a culture of safety in surgical settings. This course is available for FREE through an unrestricted educational grant from Cardinal Health until June 30, 2013. Sign up today!
 
Special Feature
Sleeping Short or Long Can Compromise Nurses' Health and Performance  
Sleeping Short or Long Can Compromise Nurses' Health and Performance How does your nursing job affect your sleep and your overall health? It may depend on how many physical demands you face on a daily basis, according to a new research study.

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Recent Blog Posts - RN Talk
 
Am I Sick Enough to Call Out? The Nurse's Dilemma  
Am I Sick Enough to Call Out? The Nurse's Dilemma By Laura Webb, BSN-RN, MRP

I awoke to the sensation--no, the profound knowledge--of choking. Choking on something all too familiar. I was choking on my own blood.

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