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ePeople Healthcare had the pleasure of of attending the St. Barnabas Health System Presents for Patients event on 12/4. It was a fun and great night of music, dancing and fun-raising!

Be sure to check out www.presentsforpatients.com for more information on the event!

The Nurse’s Survival Guide to Autumn

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The Nurse’s Survival Guide to Autumn

1. Set up a clandestine IV drip of Benadryl now, before it’s too late. Hay fever is no laughing matter…especially when you’re working 12-hour shifts. You can cut the diphenhydramine with caffeine if you really need to; just titrate the drip until you don’t care what new species of pollen or fungus is blowing through the air. 2. Cut down all–and I mean all–of your trees. Actually, scratch that. Cut down all the trees within a half-mile of your house. Raking leaves is time-consuming and leads to blisters on your hands, which is really not an...

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Funny Nurse to Patient Miscommunications

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Funny Nurse to Patient Miscommunications

We’ve all had patients who mixed up our instructions. Here are the top 10 funniest miscommunications sent to ScrubMag.com! 1. The ol’ yogurt for the yeast infection? Um, yeah…you were supposed to EAT it. 2. The father who calls from work about “the pink stuff” (amoxicillin). Isn’t it a little too thick to go through the nebulizer? Shouldn’t it be watered down? 3. The elderly lady who couldn’t understand why her husband needed medication for high blood pressure as well as low blood pressure. Turns out the “low pressure” for his low blood...

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Use This Handwash Style! – Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

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Use This Handwash Style! – Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

Check out this funny video Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital Nurses created about hand washing 🙂

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The Generation Shift in the Nursing Workforce

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The Generation Shift in the Nursing Workforce

By Jennifer Larson, contributor at http://www.nursezone.com/ Your generation says a lot about you to your nurse colleagues. Of course, you are ultimately responsible for your own reputation, but if your co-workers understood your world views–and you knew more about the hallmarks of their generation, as well–it could make a difference in how everyone gets along. This understanding of generational differences may become increasingly important as the nursing workforce changes. The first wave of baby boomers has reached retirement...

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Two new products to reduce the spread of germs!

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Two new products to reduce the spread of germs!

Two new products aim to reduce the amount of germs spread by focusing on altering the handles themselves rather than relying on those using the doors to take necessary precautions. A New Kind of Coating The first development is Alasept, a new antibacterial and antiviral coating that can be used to coat stainless steel door knobs and handles. In fact, the coating can be used on any stainless steel surface and prevents germs from sticking to the surfaces. Additionally, the maker of the coating — Hafele — says the coating doesn’t break down over...

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CEO Selected as a 2014 Diamond Award Winner by the Pittsburgh Business Times

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CEO Selected as a 2014 Diamond Award Winner by the Pittsburgh Business Times

ePeople Healthcare and eKidzCare’s CEO Selected as a 2014 Diamond Award Winner by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Dwayne Spurlock, CEO and Owner of ePeople Healthcare and eKidzCare, was named a 2014 Diamond Award winner by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Dwayne’s story is part of the larger story of Pittsburgh’s revival as an “Eds and Meds” economy. Dwayne was able to build two successful businesses from the ground up, employing over 1,000 people in the healthcare industry in 2013. The annual Diamond Award honors Pittsburgh’s top CEOs, company...

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ICU nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital running in honor of their patients

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ICU nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital running in honor of their patients

Six ICU nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital are running this year’s Boston Marathon in honor of their patients. Each nurse helped care for some of the victims of last year’s tragedy, and are running to celebrate and honor their patients’ courage and lives. Read...

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Spring Safety Tips

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Spring Safety Tips

Spring Tips for Health and Safety in the Workplace...

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Ways to use Social Media for Career Success

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Ways to use Social Media for Career Success

Many nurses will click “like” on posts they see about “being a nurse” or nurse memes, but they aren’t using social media to improve their nursing career. Many nurses avoid discussions of all things nursing when they are online. If you’re a nurse who uses social media but avoids talking about nursing topics, then you may be missing out on some really valuable ways to broaden your career horizons. If you enjoy social media but don’t understand how or why it can improve your nursing career, then the following 7 ways nurses can use social media...

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20 Tips for New Nurses

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20 Tips for New Nurses

Starting that very first nursing job brings a whole new set of challenges. Here are 20 brief tips I think every nurse “noob” should read as they start their nursing journey: 1. Get used to being scared; it’s your best ally. 2. Ask more questions than you answer. 3. Don’t ever fake it. If you don’t know something, tell someone. It’s OK. 4. You have to earn respect; don’t just expect it. 5. Avoid all gossip. If you want to gossip, go back to high school. 6. If you’re not early, you’re late. Timeliness is next to godliness. 7. Write everything...

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