Hypertension- High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure and What You Need to Know According to Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 70 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. That’s 1 of every 3 adults and only about half of … Continue reading

Nurse Educator Shortage

With the nursing shortage upon us, there is a lot of speculation about the causes. Research is showing several factors contributing to the decline in nurses, one of which is the nurse educator shortage. I’ve been working in nursing for over … Continue reading

Body Mechanics in Nursing

Proper Body Mechanics- Is It Enough? One of the reasons we created our product was because of the staggering amount of back injuries that occur in nursing. All of the patient care videos I was showing to my students modeled … Continue reading

Obesity in the US

Obesity Rates Is there a better time to talk about obesity with the holidays finally over? The truth is there is no better time than the present. In a study, conducted in 2012 by the National Center for Health Statistics, data … Continue reading

Flu and Norovirus Season- What you Need to Know to Stay Healthy

For many of us, the weather is changing and it’s time to protect ourselves from those seasonal illnesses. The two that always come to mind for me are the flu and norovirus. Do you wonder if Influenza (the flu) and norovirus … Continue reading

What’s on your Shoes?

If you work in health care, you have a pretty good idea what may be lurking on your shoes. Research tells us that some microorganisms may survive hospital cleaning.  Guess where many of those germs are? That’s right, they’re on … Continue reading

Hospice Care Utilization

The Under-Utilization of Hospice I recently heard from a former student who is working as a caregiver on an oncology floor. The student wrote about the difficulties of working with patients with terminal diagnosis. It reminded me of an excellent … Continue reading