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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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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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Other things to think about

The nursing and medical stuff you need to know are obvious, but there are other things to think about that can keep you from achieving that expert status.  Finaances – I”ve discovered that the stressors of life can distract you … Continue reading

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Nursing isn’t taking to FOAMed like the medical community is.  So I was thinking.  How about a CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) prep course for nurses using #FOAMed concepts.  The tools are there.   We could do it cheaply in cost, … Continue reading

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It’s been a bit since I’ve updated this. I’ve been busy and I guess I”m not really a blogger. So the next step in becoming a Master/Expert in nursing is getting in the habit of reading and updating your knowledge … Continue reading

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Time to stop limiting scope of practice! – Repost

Over the past few years state Boards of Nursing have passed rules limiting registered nurses ability to give certain medications. The primary medications are medications used for procedural sedation and rapid sequence intubation. As i reviewed what documentation that was … Continue reading

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So I’ve shown you what I read every month, and given you an idea on what I think a nurses path to mastery should include. The one thing I didn’t mention is what really got me started on my path. … Continue reading

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What does your path to mastery look like?

What does your path to Excellence/Mastery look like? (Concept shamelessly stolen from Scott Weingart MD and his Path to Insanity podcast) Where are you on this scale? I have a goal.  I want to be a true expert in my … Continue reading

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Nursing Theory or Nursing Philosophy?

Grad school makes you look into things that you normally wouldn’t look into.   The key is to look into it with an open mind.  When I started  in this business nursing theory wasn’t as big a deal as it … Continue reading

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