Pacemaker Identification Codes

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Nursing Humor to Help You Survive Your Monday

  Mondays are the worst! Getting out of bed feels twice as hard. Nine times out of ten, it is probably overcast and rainy. Noone is happy. Plus, you have to listen to everyone else complain about how Mondays suck…  I’m here to do my part in making it all better. Here’s a list of my […]

Think F.A.S.T.: Recognizing a Stroke

More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke every year. Out of these cases, approximately 140,000 Americans won’t survive. -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A stroke is a medical emergency occurring when blood flow to the brain stops. There are two ways this can happen. The most common is an ischemic stroke, which makes up about […]

The Great Pumpkin (Seed)

Halloween is one of the most underrated holidays out there. It has it all- fall weather, parties, scary movies, haunted houses, candy. Oh and I forgot one thing… pumpkin! Whether you carve your pumpkins or keep them intact as porch decorations (what are you, a monster?), don’t let those seeds go to waste. Pumpkin seeds […]

The Future Healthcare Landscape

The future of healthcare is constantly being assessed with an eye on trends in economics, politics, labor, and society in general. It is essential to forecast the environment we will operate in the next several decades so that we are prepared to face new challenges. Think about nurses who are nearing the end of their […]

Understanding Your Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure is expressed in two numbers- one number on top and one on the bottom. The top number, better known as the systolic blood pressure, is the amount of pressure in your arteries when the heart contracts to push blood out to the rest of the body. The bottom number, or diastolic blood […]