ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child Should Master

By Stephanie Watson You probably take some life skills for granted, like knowing when to wake up for work or take your medicines, and how to balance your checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can become huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower than their peers to learn how to organize, plan, and prioritize, says Cindy Goldrich, EdM, ACAC. She is a certified ADHD coach and parenting specialist with PTS Coaching in Long Island, N.Y.

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Whose duty is it to care?

from CBC News Like many professionals, nurses frequently move between provinces, states and countries, looking for work. Unlike many other jobs, however, they can hold lives in their hands. So who’s watching the caregivers to ensure they aren’t simply moving away from tainted pasts? As CBC learned while investigating an Ontario nurse with a revoked California licence, the answer is complicated. Self-regulatory bodies in individual provinces or states monitor nurses to ensure they meet requirements to work in that jurisdiction. But there is no formal requirement across the board requiring one province’s college to notify others. Instead, the system largely relies on […]

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From Nursing Scrubs to Work Wear – It’s All About Comfort

by Dixie Uniforms Ask any professional who wears clothing specific to their job and they’ll tell you that comfort is the most important thing they look for. From nurses to chefs to construction workers, comfort allows them to do their job to the best of their ability.  However, finding the perfect uniform for work can be a bit challenging. Comfortable Clothing for Healthcare Workers Healthcare workers need to be comfortable on the job. Nursing Scrubs that are too tight restrict movement and can affect a worker’s ability to move quickly with full range of motion. In a job requiring split […]

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Nurses Smartphone Use in Practice Increases

BY JAMIE DAVIS Are you using a personal smartphone like an iPhone or android phone in your practice as a nurse? Nurses smartphone use in practice has increased and many nurses are doing so and it’s raising some concerns among hospital IT professionals. According to a recent study and report called Point of Care Computing for Nursing 2012, 69 percent of nurses are using their personal devices to fill gaps in clinical communication and care. Personal Mobile Devices Fill Gaps The nurses in the report call these gaps critical to patient care and they aren’t being filled by the hospital provided […]

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Having Fun with Nursing Scrubs!

by Dixie Uniforms The first nursing scrubs were based on the traditional nun “habit.” Knowing their history, it’s no wonder the first nursing scrubs could be described as drab, boring and forgettable. But times have changed. Scrubs are now available in a variety of colors, materials, fabrics and styles. Here’s how to have fun with nursing scrubs, creating your own style and allowing a touch of your own personality to shine through. Choosing the Right Style for You Short sleeve, long sleeve, v-neck, reflective trim, two-tone, wave-neck and stretch panels – the list goes on and on when it comes […]

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