Author Archives: Sue Antinoro

Experts Foresee Surge in Demand for Nurses But Not Until Economy Rebounds

While most experts agree that pursuing a medical-related job is a wise career decision, there is still concern among many nursing graduates as well as others currently in the field, that jobs are harder to find than they once were. Currently, new nurses are finding it more difficult to land jobs, particularly in large metropolitan Continue Reading

Provide Emergency Care Abroad with Doctors Without Borders

Violence was escalating in the city of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, when Seattle-based operating nurse Louise Fang arrived in early 2007 to start her first of three assignments with Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). Having recently retired from a US veterans’ hospital, Fang would now provide care at an MSF trauma center in the midst Continue Reading

Dealing with Burnout in the Nursing Profession

The recent economic woes have caused many professionals, including nurses, to delay retirement which in turn leads to an even greater risk of becoming burnt out in the profession. If we can recognize the warning signs of burnout, we can work towards bringing our life back into a healthy balance so that we are more Continue Reading

How Nurses Are Portrayed on TV: One New Show Has Some Nurses Asking to Pull the Plug

  One of my all-time favorite shows recently had their final episode: ER. I was always a big fan of Nurse Hathaway (and Dr. Ross too) then later Sam Taggart. I always thought, if I ever end up in the ER, please let me be attended by a nurse like them (and a doctor like Continue Reading

What Is It Like To Be A Forensic Nurse?

I must admit I had never heard of this specialty and my first thought was, this must be a profession where you are dealing with dead bodies, a la C.S.I. But apparently those in this field do not spend their entire day hanging around corpses. Forensic nursing does combine the job aspects of clinical nursing Continue Reading

Ethical Dilemma in Nursing and Moral Distress

There has never been a time where there exists so many advances in medicine and technology which allow healthcare professionals including nurse RNs and travel nurses the ability to offer a wide range of treatment options. At the same time insurance and administrative restraints, rising healthcare costs, and scarce resources can lead to ethical issues Continue Reading

Tax Delinquencies May Put Your License in Jeopardy

You’ve worked hard to obtain your healthcare license and are therefore, very protective of it. Certain actions such as drug use, negligence or criminal actions can cause it to be suspended or revoked. But what does the government have to say about it when it comes to filing your taxes? According to an article published Continue Reading

Patient Simulators Gaining Popularity Among Teachers and Students

Today’s complex health care environment demands that nurses are able to make quick assessments and clinical decisions. More and more nursing schools are using high tech mannequins which offer an extraordinary tool for nursing education. The Human Patient Simulator is capable of realistically exhibiting the symptoms of medical crises such as: respiratory arrest, heart attacks, Continue Reading

January 2009 Newsletter

 Editor’s Letter Welcome 2009! It’s hard to believe the first month of the new year is almost over and even though there seems to be nothing by negative news in the media lately, a new year signifies a fresh start and hope for a better year than last. We’d like to wish everyone a belated Continue Reading

Violence Against Nurses An Increasing Issue

Among all the other difficulties nurses deal with in their day to day work, violence against nursing staff is becoming an increasing concern. In fact, nationally crimes against nurses and health care workers are as common as assaults on correctional and police officers. One Massachusetts nurse was confronted by an angry patient who not only Continue Reading