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My PODCAST list.

After my presentation at ENA 18 in Pittsburg I’ve been asked what Podcast I listen to. Here is a list of the ones I keep an eye on. There aren’t enough hours in the day or even the week to … Continue reading

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Lit for ED Nurses @ENAorg

It’s been awhile since I posted anything.  The time constraints of working full time and being a grad student overwhelmed my time management skills.  As I resurect my blog, i’m going to be more of a curator. As an ED … Continue reading

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I figured out what #FOAMed really is.

I had an epiphany today after having a short chat on twitter. I know what the real benefit/importance of #FOAmed is. I’ve stated in the past that the whole FOAMed concept is just an evolution of technology and not a … Continue reading

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What I’m reading this week. #FOANed

References   1. Hampson NB1. Myth busting in carbon monoxide poisoning. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov 3. PMID: 26632018. The evidence supporting many beliefs in medicine is based upon opinion, personal experience, hearsay, or “common knowledge.” When one searches … Continue reading

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What I’m reading today

References   1. Shaw RJ1, Sperber MA, Cunningham T. Online Social Media as a Curation Tool for Teaching. Nurse Educ. 2015 May 21. PMID: 26001748. This case study shows how students used online social media to disseminate curated knowledge to … Continue reading

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Another post on my thoughts on the role of #FOANed.

What tricks do you have to get nurses involved in #FOANed? There are no tricks! First look at what FOANed actually is. FOANed is the discussion in the hallway about something that interested a group of people. Nothing more, nothing … Continue reading

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Nurse Curator as an integral part of a staff development program.

I’m trying to come up with a job description and a program of “Nurse Curators”. In my vision each unit would have one, and then there would be one in #education and one in administration. The roles of these nurses … Continue reading

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Trick of the Trade: Squeeze test for confirmation of IO placement #FOANed

Do you use IO’s? Here is another suggested method for confirming placement. Any comments or suggestions? Curated from Trick of the Trade: Squeeze test for confirmation of IO placement

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How to Create a Robust and Meaningful Personal Learning Network [PLN] | #FOANed

Education based but easily focused to nursing and become that “Expert” nurse. Having a good plan will set you up for whatever medicine and nursing throw at you in the future. Curated from How to Create a Robust and Meaningful … Continue reading

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Trick of the Trade: IV-Push Antibiotics in the ED

Anyone else doing this? The majority of my patient population is lucky to have a single IV and when trying to get the blood cultures, were sometimes coming close to the 3 hour window. I’ve pushed Rocephin before, but everything … Continue reading

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