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HeartStrong|RN was created by a cardiac nurse for those pursuing a heart-healthy lifestyle. Our Lifestyle & Wellness section features weekly motivation, heart-healthy diets, and exercises to keep you and I both in top shape! For those seeking to learn more about the heart, it’s functions, and conditions, the Cardiac A&P section is right up your alley. For questions or advice, I can be contacted at heartstrongrn@gmail.com. You can also follow me on IG @rbarnes005.

Recent Posts

  • Bystander CPR Best Hope for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?

    “Median survival to hospital discharge decreases from 53% when bystanders deliver defibrillation to 28.6% when defibrillation is delayed until the arrival of first responders.”

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  • Electrolyte Imbalance and ECG Changes Made Simple

    Generally, the amplitude of the T wave goes up and down, proportional to the K+ level. The QT interval generally lengthens and shortens opposite to Ca2+ levels.

  • Giveaway Winners

    Congratulations to Lauren C. and Serena W. on being selected as the winners of the nursing supply giveaway! Thanks for participating! You will receive your packages shortly!

  • Stop The Bleed!

    “A person can die from severe blood loss within 5 minutes, making the short time from trauma to EMS arrival perhaps the most vital.”

  • 6 Tips for New Nurses Dealing with Stress

    “I found my first few months extremely stressful and it was mostly due to the fact that I took on too many responsibilities at once and wasn’t able to relax even on my days off.”

  • 7 GIFs to Perfectly Explain How You Feel When…

    …okay, maybe it’s just me.

  • 9 Mistakes To Avoid as a New Nurse

    “Approximately 10% of all deaths in the U.S. are due to medical errors making it the THIRD highest cause of death in America.”