True or False? Facts about Colds and Flu

Many common myths and misconceptions surround the common cold and the flu (influenza). Knowing the facts will help you, your students, and your patients feel better this cold and flu season. The flu shot can give you the flu. False. This is the most common misconception about the influenza vaccine. The flu shot contains inactivated Read More

Celebrating Nurses in Professional Development

Interview with Suzie Kardong-Edgren, director of the RISE Center at Robert Morris University Dr. Kardong-Edgren is the director of RMU’s regional Research and Innovation in Simulation Education (RISE) Center. The RISE Center, developed in 2009, is an educational resource for simulation training and research. According to Kardong-Edgren, “The RISE Center was built to serve the Read More

Why Schools Should Write for Grants

A number of grants are available to assist education programs with funding at many levels, including federal, state, and private. Some schools have a dedicated grant writer who devotes his/her time to finding and writing for available funds; however, this is rare. Most schools I work with ask an employee to devote a portion of Read More

The History of CPR Manikin Little Anne

Usually one gets to know a little bit about someone before pressing their lips up against theirs. But how many of the over 300 million people who have been “mouth to mouth” with Little Anne, also known as Resusci Anne, know her background? In 1960, Dr. Bjorn Lind and Dr. Peter Safar approached Asmund S. Read More

Ethical Principles in Nursing Education

The National League for Nursing (NLN) has developed ethical principles for nursing education programs, based on the NLN core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence. Nurse educators are responsible for developing the next generation of nurses, and instilling the values of caring, collaborative learning and ethical standards of practice. The values and ethical principles Read More

Sepsis Awareness Aims to Save Lives

Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection. It is life-threatening, and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. However, sepsis is preventable and treatable in most cases using existing protocols. Arm yourself and your students with what you need to know to deal with this condition. Sepsis is the: Number one cause Read More

Impact of Natural Disasters on Healthcare Responders

In times of natural disasters, of course healthcare responders, from volunteers, EMS, and nurses, are going to be on call. Are you preparing your students for healthcare challenges that come with flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters? Health Concerns During Natural Disasters Contaminated water can spread disease, as can sheltering with large groups. Stomach viruses, Read More

3 Discovery Simulation Practices that Can Benefit Education Programs

Advanced hospitals run discovery simulations regularly to review internal processes. Discovery simulations identify complications in processes, resources, and knowledge. Once the problems are identified, supervisors are able to adjust processes to avoid medical errors. Sometimes, facilities use discovery simulations only after an error is made in order to determine the cause. Unfortunately, this method of Read More

20 Reasons to Buy Student Health Totes from Pocket Nurse

Pocket Nurse is the industry leader in custom student health totes. Our totes are a must-have for students learning to apply skills in simulation labs. 1. A dedicated totes team: We have a special customer service team that deals exclusively with Student Health Totes orders. These specialists understand the process of ordering totes best, and Read More

Preventing Vision Problems in Children

Starting around kindergarten, children should start visiting an optometrist regularly for an annual eye exam. Prior to starting school, children may be screened by their daycare or preschool, or by a pediatrician at a well-child visit. Unless a parent is given notice about vision problems, a child is fine to wait to see an ophthalmologist Read More