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Little Lifesavers: Kids Capable Of CPR

Nine-year-olds can and should learn CPR. A study of 147 schoolchildren has shown that, although the smallest may lack the requisite strength, the knowledge of how to perform basic life support is well retained by young children.

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Teens Can Perform CPR As Well As Adults And Should Be Taught From An Early Age

Thirteen year-olds can perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as well as adults, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The authors suggest that children as young as nine years old should be taught CPR skills including chest compressions.

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New Pathway Critical to Heart Arrhythmia Discovered

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of more than 3,000 hospitalized children shows that those colonized but not sick with the antibiotic-resistant bacterium MRSA are at considerable risk for developing full-blown infections.

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10 Hot Tips For Passing the AHA PALS Exam

Here is a guide to help you improve your chances of passing the AHA – American Heart Association certification exam for PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support. If you take the advice given here seriously, you will do very well … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Nursing

Nursing as a Profession By Isabel Hampton Robb I have taken pains to dwell at some length upon the primary ethical points which a nurse should possess, because just in proportion to their presence or absence will be the measure … Continue reading

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10 Hot Tips For Passing the AHA ACLS Exam

Here is a guide to help you improve your chances of passing the AHA – American Heart Association certification exam for ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support. If you take the advice given here seriously, you will do very well … Continue reading

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10 Hot Tips For Passing the AHA BLS and CPR Exam

Here is a guide to help you improve your chances of passing the AHA – American Heart Association certification exam for BCLS, BLS, and CPR. If you take the advice given here seriously, you will do very well on the … Continue reading

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Writing Op-Ed’s: A Nurse’s Guide to Getting Published

I. Introduction. A. Why should nurses write op-ed’s?: a. Personal and professional reasons for writing op-ed’s: 1. Gain credibility within the nursing community; 2. Great for self-promotion; 3. Share inside knowledge of health-care industry/hospital; 4. Obligation to inform public; 5. … Continue reading

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Nursing as a Profession

Nursing as a Profession By Isabel Hampton Robb Synopsis Nursing should be regarded as a profession, not just a vocation. The trained nurse should be regarded as one who has knowledge and is worthy of respect, consideration and due. As … Continue reading

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Relation of the Nurse to the Public

Relation of the Nurse to the Public By Isabel Hampton Robb Synopsis Outside the hospital the trained nurse is still regarded as a not altogether unmixed blessing, and the public will need several more years of education before they can … Continue reading

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