New Device Assists CPR + Fox and Friends

This morning, I joined Elisabeth, Brian, Tucker and the Fox and Friends team to talk life-saving CPR techniques. As nurse practitioners, we are all well versed in CPR. But, do our patients know how to act in emergency situations?

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Medical Week in Review 7.18.14

How was your week? It's been a beautiful week here in Nashville, TN and I have taken full advantage by grilling, eating outdoors and going on a few pleasant jogs on my favorite neighborhood trails. A quick trip to NYC for a Fox and Friends interview talking Secrets of the ER with Elisabeth Hasselbeck rounded out my list of this week's activities. I hope your week was a good one, too. If you find yourself with some free time this weekend, check out these medical news stories. 

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5 Healthcare Blogs Worth Reading

Last week, my mom came to visit. Every morning she would wake up and walk into the kitchen to the quick click, click, click sound made by my laptop keyboard. Steam would be nearly coming out of my ears as I typed away. "I think you might be addicted to blogging" she nonchalantly commented one particularly steam-coming-out-the-ears kind of morning. 

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Life as a Nurse Practitioner

I think it's clear that I love my job. I have worked as a nurse practitioner for six short years and looking back wouldn't change a single step I have taken on my career path. But, things aren't always rosy in the life of an NP. As with every job, the nurse practitioner career presents some unique challenges at times. Yes, I think it's fair to say that practicing as an NP is good, bad, and ugly. 

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A Guide to Networking as a Nurse Practitioner

While I was resistant to the word 'networking' early in my career, I have come to realize that relationships with others in all areas of medicine can have some serious benefits for both parties. Networking opens your eyes to healthcare as a whole, both clinical and business aspects. It can serve you well in times when you have a question or are looking for a career change. In my last post, I discussed these benefits. But, how do you go about making these connections?

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