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  • Keeping secrets is only one of the things that nurses do best. From test results to warding off bad spirits, this article reveals why nurses do what they do and what to expect in the hospital.

    10 Things Nurses Don't Want You to Know

    10 Things Nurses Don't Want You to Know

    by Kelly (Brown) Wagner219

  • This article reviews some of the essential functions of case managers. Case managers play an important role in the healthcare system.

    Case Management 101: The Basics

    Case Management 101: The Basics

    by Martin D Gardner0

  • A common ethical dilemma in nursing arises when the religious persuasion of parents making medical choices for their children clashes with the doctor's assessment of what's best.

    Ethics of Religious Restrictions in Nursing

    Ethics of Religious Restrictions in Nursing

    by Vince0

  • Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.

    Professional Etiquette for the Certified Nurse's Aide

    Professional Etiquette for the Certified Nurse's Aide

    by Jayme Kinsey24

  • A 2009 study estimated the average U.S. citizen to have 9.2 surgeries in their lifetime. Any one of them could alter or end a life. The importance of your choice for a surgeon cannot be overstated.

    Choosing a Surgeon, Simplified

    Choosing a Surgeon, Simplified

    by Leland Johnson4

  • You've just been accepted into nursing school. Congratulations! Now you need to know what supplies you'll need for your education. Here is a thorough list from a recent nursing school graduate.

    What Supplies Do You Need for Nursing School?

    What Supplies Do You Need for Nursing School?

    by Nicole Canfield3

  • Have you ever been to an emergency room where you spent the better part of your day either in the waiting room or lying on an uncomfortable bed on wheels, desperately wondering when someone was going to tell you what it is that is wrong with...

    Why You Wait 6 Hours in an Emergency Room

    Why You Wait 6 Hours in an Emergency Room

    by coryann39

  • Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a dentist? Do you know what your dentist does while you're sitting in the chair waiting?

    A Day in the Life of a Dentist

    A Day in the Life of a Dentist

    by Jacob L. Masters5

  • A career as an ophthalmic technician is very rewarding and can be lucrative, as well. This article details the daily duties of an ophthalmic technician.

    Ophthalmic Technician Duties

    Ophthalmic Technician Duties

    by Melissa Flagg OSC8

  • Nursing care shouldn't be only about treating the physical diagnosis of the patient. Therapy should encompass the whole person, as well as their environment, in order for real healing to take place.

    What Is Holistic Nursing Care?

    What Is Holistic Nursing Care?

    by Helen Murphy Howell28

  • HIV counselors focus on education and prevention. This article explains what HIV counselors do and where they can work.

    How to Become an HIV Counselor

    How to Become an HIV Counselor

    by Marcy Goodfleisch11

  • Thinking about a career in nursing? This article describes the basics of how to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Discusses salary information, job outlook, training, and licensing.

    How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse

    How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse

    by Caitlin Goodwin3

  • Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients before, during and after surgery. Whether the anesthetic is routine and easy or emergent and life-threatening, the anesthesiologist is with the patient the whole time they are in the operating room.

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    by TahoeDoc13

  • How does nursing staff ratios affect patient care? How are ratios affected by nursing leadership as compared to nursing management?

    Nursing Staff Ratios

    Nursing Staff Ratios

    by Vince0

  • Black History Month is February 2017. I would like to start it all off by celebrating Dr. Richard Hughes, an African American, board-certified pathologist. A "doctor's doctor."

    Dr. Richard Hughes: Board-Certified Pathologist

    Dr. Richard Hughes: Board-Certified Pathologist

    by Dr Freddie Haddox0

  • Stethoscopes are important tools for finding out what’s going on inside the human body. This article gives you some basic tips for how to use your stethoscope—and what you should be looking for.

    How to Use a Stethoscope to Hear Your Heartbeat

    How to Use a Stethoscope to Hear Your Heartbeat

    by Geoff0

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