A Louisiana nurse is being hailed as a hero after saving a 7-year-old student’s life. Althea Collins, a registered nurse with Advantage Medical Professionals (AMP), was working as a school nurse at a rural elementary school the morning of December 2nd, when she was notified of a Code Blue, unresponsive child. Upon arriving to the… Continue reading Amp Staffing Nurse Saves a Child’s Life at Louisiana School
By Angela Totora,MBA/HA, RN, CHP, LBBP Being a nurse of over 35 years in Southeast Louisiana, I have been faced with multiple situations that questioned standards of care. I’m not talking about being sure your patients are getting their medication within 30 minutes of the time it is ordered, or completing that admit assessment within… Continue reading How does a nurse handle Crisis Standards of Care?
While thinking about what to talk to you guys about, I was throwing around many ideas. The holidays are coming – so what about recipes or craft ideas to make gift-giving easier. The New Year is right around the corner – so what about recommendations on a good self-improvement book. While tolling through my thoughts,… Continue reading Don’t Let Them Steal Your Joy
Clinician’s Corner Angela Totora, MBA/HA, RN Director of Nursing Marijuana for Therapeutic Use There is a lot of talk about medical marijuana. Do you know what that means to you as a nurse? Here are a few topics that might help you understand this complex issue. Obtaining and using medical marijuana is a complex and… Continue reading Marijuana for Therapeutic Use
Everyone has to start somewhere and when you’re new to travel nursing it can be a lot to take in. It’s smart to understand what’s realistic and unrealistic in the world of travel nursing. Most importantly you should know what is expected of you and what you should expect from your agency and hospital. It’s… Continue reading How To Avoid The Most Common Mistakes A New Traveler Makes
Have you heard the nurse manager say, “that nurse didn’t act professionally?” What did that mean? Isn’t it enough to do your job, and show up on time? What else should you do to be seen as acting professionally? Professionalism is demonstrated by you providing the care that you would give to your family, or… Continue reading 10 Ways To Be A Professional
Each year, the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) evaluates the safety performance of its 20,000 plus policyholders across the state of Louisiana and recognizes the top companies for their outstanding safety programs. These “Safest 70” have demonstrated exemplary safety practices and a real dedication to workplace safety. LWCC recognizes Advantage Medical Professionals as a 2018… Continue reading LWCC Recognizes Advantage Medical Professionals As A 2018 Recipient Of LWCC’s Safest 70 Award
Louisiana is the 31st state in the nation to enact the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC increases access to care, protects patient safety, and reduces costs while supporting state-of-the-art health care delivery. The NLC has been streamlining the licensure process since it was first launched in 1999. The NLC is ideal for travel nurses,… Continue reading The Compact Is Coming To Louisiana!
Charting is a primary task for all healthcare providers. Electronic health records (EHR) were developed to improve patient care and decrease non-bedside activity. When an EHR system performs well, nurses have more time to devote to patient-centered care, and after all, that is what we do. Frustration with EHRs has never been higher among healthcare… Continue reading Easier Charting
If you are a nurse and haven’t joined a professional association, you may be missing out on many career-building and professional development opportunities. Nurses join professional nursing organizations for many reasons. Some join to learn what’s going on and to stay current in the nursing field. Others want to network with nurses near them by… Continue reading Why Join Your Nursing Organization?