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Five Ways to Prevent the Norovirus from Spreading

by Lindsay Wilcox

A recent CDC report found that the norovirus is spread most through contaminated food and in close quarters at long-term care facilities and nursing homes. Check out the following ways to prevent the norovirus from spreading at your facility. Read more

Five Ways to Prepare for a Labor and Delivery Nurse Assignment

by Lindsay Wilcox

Working as a labor and delivery nurse is one of the most rewarding and exhilarating nursing careers you can choose -- but it can also be physically and emotionally exhausting. The following tips can help you prepare for your L&D nurse travel assignment. Read more

Five Symptoms of Depression Nurses Should Recognize

by Lindsay Wilcox

A new study found that one in three patients admitted to an ICU long-term later develop depression. As you treat patients with chronic or life-threatening illnesses, be aware of the following signs of depression. Read more

7 Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Patients From MRSA

by Staff Writer

MRSA -- methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- is a strain of bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics normally used to treat a staph infection. The good news is that the rate of hospital-acquired MRSA infections have been declining by around 50 percent in the past 10 years, according to some CDC studies. Read on for seven ways to prevent MRSA from spreading. Read more

Six P’s of Compartment Syndrome

by Staff Writer

Regardless of safety precautions, winter sports-related injuries will send many to the doctor’s office or emergency room this season. When treating a patient with a strained or sprained muscle or broken bone, be aware of a rare but serious complication known as compartment syndrome. Read more

Five Things to Know About the Flublok Vaccine

by Staff Writer

If your patient has a severe egg allergy, you probably haven’t administered a flu shot to him or her in years past, as many flu vaccines contain tiny amounts of egg proteins. Fortunately, a new vaccine called Flublok was introduced for the 2013-2014 flu season that may help. Read on for five facts about Flublok! Read more