BOS Medical Moments

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Nurses are in the business of saving lives. Although it’s not nearly as dramatic most of the time as TV’s fictional medical dramas would have us all believe. However, it is the reality that many patients are dependent upon fast thinking, fast acting, skilled nurses to ensure their health and welfare. Given this fact, short… Read more »

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You love being a nurse, caring for those who need you most, and making a difference in the lives of your patients. Of course your day won’t be complete without a difficult patient encounter or dealing with a demanding family member. Even with all the challenges of nursing, for you it’s still extremely rewarding. Keeping… Read more »

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When you work with a medical staffing agency there are seemingly endless jobs available for nurses. How do you make sure the job you want is a good fit? And moreover, how can you secure that agency contract that seems to be the ideal position for you? While it might seem like a challenge to… Read more »

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There are many benefits to choosing to work through a staffing agency; You can pretty much set your own schedule, there’s a variety of jobs from which to choose, and the staffing agency finds the jobs for you. But, the bottom line being, well, the bottom line, you’re probably wondering how much you can expect… Read more »

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  For hospice, oncology, and critical care nurses, ignoring the symptoms of burnout can be career-ending, impact your personal relationships, and throw you into a downward spiral of sadness and depression that can be difficult to overcome. Feelings of hopelessness can spill over into many areas of your life and rob you of happiness. Even… Read more »

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In a heavily female dominated industry there is always a need for men. This rings especially true for men in nursing. Depending on the type of nursing career, women make up as much as 90% of the workforce. Although that’s changing. In the past 4 plus decades we’ve seen the number of men in nursing… Read more »

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Ethical dilemmas are defined as those situations in which a choice must be made between  two options. Neither option is perceived as an ethically responsible solution. Typically a solution is realized through much thought and discussion, weighing the outcome of both options.  Medicine in general is fraught with ethical dilemmas. Just because something is allowed… Read more »

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  When you’re just starting out, working at a busy medical center can be overwhelming. You may find no matter what you do you get lost in the hospital on a regular basis. Although you’ve mastered technology-or so you thought-you need help figuring out the type of  technology your new employer is using. Some of… Read more »

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Educators have long known that active learning is far more effective than passive learning. Take simulation education, for instance. The “hands-on” act of patient care for the student nurse is invaluable. Participating in assessment and diagnosis is a powerful way for students to apply what they’ve learned while not putting any patients at risk before… Read more »

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One of the most essential parts of your job to give end-of-shift reports to incoming nurses and patient care teams, but it’s not always an easy task. You’ve just put in your 12 hours and you want out of there. The nurse to whom you’re handing over your patient has a lot of questions and… Read more »