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The Importance of Teaching Infection Control

Through my experience as a nurse assistant, hand washing was always emphasized: when I entered a hospital room, before I touched a patient, after I touched a patient, and when exiting the room. I...

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Creating an Inclusive Environment for Students, Patients, and Caregivers

Brianna Banachoski, RN, is a nurse in the Hematology and Cellular Therapy Unit at West Penn Hospital.* She identifies as a lesbian, and uses she/her pronouns. She is also a cancer survivor; she...

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3 Questions to Determine the Right Medication Management System for Simulation

When a school is considering automated medication dispensing cabinets or carts (ADCs) for use in simulation education, they typically want to use the type of ADCs that are found in their local...

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Teaching Students about Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, for men and women; about 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s one in four deaths. Students in healthcare...

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Nursing Simulation: Value Is More Than Price

I have the pleasure of working with hundreds of experienced Nurse Educators every year who deal exclusively with Pocket Nurse. They depend on us to provide quality equipment, quality service, and...

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Substance Abuse Simulations: Preparing Students for Compassionate Care

Addiction is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as, “a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence.” Often an addicted person experiences...

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Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for the Classroom

SMART Goals: An Overview

The SMART framework is a foundational tool meant to help individuals and organizations set purposeful goals and see results. SMART goals can take objectives to the next...

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“I Wish Someone Had Told Me”

When you graduate from Nursing School, you think you have learned all the skills you need to be prepared for working in the real world. Whether you’re working in a hospital, nursing home, or...

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True or False: Teach the Facts about Cervical Cancer

All women are at risk to get cervical cancer, although it usually affects women over the age of 30. Although it used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States, rates...

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Prepare Students to Treat LGBTQ Seniors

Currently, there are more than 39 million people in the United States that are age 65 years or older. This number includes over 2.4 million people who openly identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

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