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American Heart Health Month (February)

Posted by Grace Youn on Feb 14, 2017 1:45:19 PM

With Valentine’s Day being in February, there is no better time to bring attention to matters of the heart…a healthy heart that is with American Heart Month. As the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, you should be aware of your risks for heart disease and what you can do to prevent it.

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Topics: public, american heart health month

Choosing Between 8 or 12 Hour Shifts for Nurses

Posted by Grace Youn on Jan 24, 2017 2:51:52 PM

 

As a nurse, you will find that different employers have different policies regarding the length of nursing shifts. Some might offer 8-hour shifts, while others opt for 12-hour shifts. This has been a source of debate in the past.

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Topics: career, public, nursing

Make New (Year) Resolutions You'll Keep  

Posted by Grace Youn on Jan 19, 2017 1:56:38 PM

It’s that time of year when we all take a moment to think of resolutions for the coming year. You might resolve to lose a couple of pounds, exercise more, or find more time to spend with your family. Some resolutions you might keep, while others might fall by the wayside before January is through, despite your good intentions.

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Topics: public, new year resolutions

2016: A Great Year for Medical Discoveries!

Posted by Grace Youn on Jan 17, 2017 2:10:58 PM

As the New Year begins, we would like to review some of the latest medical advances that made healthcare news in 2016!

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Topics: public, medical discoveries

National Braille Literacy Month (January)

Posted by Grace Youn on Jan 12, 2017 12:47:16 PM

National Braille Literacy Month is recognized each year during the month of January to help promote the importance of the Braille system to the blind and visually impaired community.

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Topics: public, braille literacy month

National Blood Donor Month (January)

Posted by Grace Youn on Jan 10, 2017 1:10:41 PM

When January rolls around, many people like yourself make their yearly resolutions. Most of these resolutions are made with the intent of improving quality of life. Resolutions you may have made recently could include going back to school, quitting smoking or losing a few pounds. These resolutions are great, but do you know what would make that list even better?

This year, resolve to help others by giving the gift of life by donating blood. Thanks to the American Red Cross, January is the official National Blood Donor Month.

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Topics: public, national blood donor month

Finding the Right Nursing Scholarships for LVNs

Posted by Grace Youn on Dec 20, 2016 2:04:54 PM

Going to school to learn the skills you need to enter a career such as nursing can open doors to a stable job that can be your path to financial stability from any walk of life. However, one of the biggest things that stops some people from furthering their education is the fear of how much it will cost.

You might be struggling from paycheck to paycheck just trying to survive. This leaves little, if any money that can be used to pay for tuition or other educational expenses. What you might not realize is that financial aid, nursing scholarships and low interest loans can help you cover the costs of attending nursing school.

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Topics: career, public, scholarships

How to Find Proper Childcare Services

Posted by Grace Youn on Dec 15, 2016 1:31:05 PM

A concern of many parents who want to return to school to better their families’ lives is finding childcare. Other family members may not be available or might not be able to provide childcare on a regular basis, so that leaves you with having to interview babysitters or childcare centers. The problem is that it can be difficult to trust someone that you do not really know with your little ones. Here are suggestions that can help make finding childcare a little less difficult! 

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Topics: public, child care

How to Deal with Difficult Patients

Posted by Grace Youn on Dec 8, 2016 9:53:05 AM

 

At some point during your career or even while you are in training, you may have to deal with difficult patients. The thing that you need to remember is that patients can easily lose control of their emotions and might take it out on you and others when they are:

  • In pain
  • Under stress
  • Anxious
  • Upset over losing their independence

You will likely find your patience and compassion tested when this happens.

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Topics: LVN, career, public, CNA, patients

IN THE LAB: How to Prepare Medication

Posted by Grace Youn on Nov 22, 2016 8:48:40 AM
Welcome back to our video series "IN THE LAB"!  

What do YOU think the first step is to properly preparing medication? 
Good thing Mr. Noel is ready to school you today! 

**Got a question or comment for us? Let us know in the comments below!** 
 
If you haven't seen our other videos, check out our "IN THE LAB" series on YouTube!
Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe!
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Topics: career, lvn work, public, CNA work, in the lab

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