Basic ECG Rhythm Recognition for Nurses

The continual beep-beep-beep of ECG machines forms the auditory backdrop of many healthcare environments. ECG rhythm recognition and interpretation is an essential skill for nurses practicing in areas where patients are cardiac monitored. They should also be able to identify ECG patterns that warrant…

Counseling Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pervasive and critical issue that impacts hundreds of thousands of Americans across various demographics. Victims of domestic violence often bear profound and lasting scars — some visible, some invisible. Counseling victims of domestic violence plays a pivotal role in this…

Impact of Climate Change on Parasitic Infections

Parasitic infections, caused by organisms thriving on or within other living organisms, pose a substantial global health challenge, affecting millions annually. These infections manifest with symptoms ranging from fever and fatigue to intestinal issues, skin rashes, or neurological symptoms. Traditionally associated with factors like contaminated…

Recognizing and Advocating for Healthcare for Underserved Populations

Nurses are often in the unique position to identify instances when factors beyond physical health are impacting their patients. Poor living conditions, barriers to healthcare, and the inability to afford medication can compound, and sometimes exacerbate, medical conditions. In vulnerable populations, this can lead…

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Grief and the Death Care Industry

A funeral professional’s role is challenging. Those in the death care industry help mourners, who are generally at their most fragile, navigate the funeral process. Tears, laughter, anger and frustration are emotions likely to be in play. A funeral director who understands grief can…