Where do forensic nurses work?

Forensic nurse Because forensic nursing is not a separate entity, but is integrated into the overall care needs of individual patients, forensic nurses work in many common healthcare institutions—most often in hospitals.

In hospitals or clinical settings, forensic nurses often work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes emergency department staff, child and adult protection advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors. The amount of work depends on how much need there is. For instance, Schmitz’s team is responsible for covering 10 hospitals, which requires her team to work “on-call” to meet varied demand. A patient in need of a medical forensic exam can arrive at any time, so forensic nurses who are on call need to be prepared to arrive as soon as possible. Schmitz says she doesn’t know who she’s going to meet when her pager goes off, but she’s prepared for anything.

“It doesn’t matter if the call is in the middle of the night during a blizzard—I’m on my way,” Schmitz says.

It’s very rare that a forensic nurse works in an environment with focus on the non-sexual violence, according to the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFC). Nurses that do can become certified as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANES) with two years or nursing experience, training and certification. Those that don’t work in that field, might work in the following settings:

  • Medical examiner’s or coroner’s office: Called forensic nurse investigators, they examine the crime scene and the body.
  • Nursing homes or senior living facilities: Forensic gerontology specialists help investigate cases involving abuse or neglect of elders.
  • Aftermath of mass disasters: In disaster zones, forensic nurses provide much-needed trauma and emergency nursing, mental health stress management, death investigation and management of infectious diseases.

Before getting your heart set on a particular path, it’s important to note that every state’s board of nursing has its own set of practice standards, which could impact what settings forensic nurses are allowed to practice in.

What characteristics make for a good forensic nurse?

Being a forensic nurse is immensely challenging, but those with these characteristics might find this position massively rewarding:

  • Critical thinking: The victims’ problems go much deeper than just physical injury or pain. Though there may be little sign of physical injury, in some cases, forensic nurses must be able to preemptively address mental health issues as well. Jarvis notes that forensic nurses often work autonomously and must use critical thinking to decide on the next best steps in an exam.
  • A strong sense of self: Many helpers who work with those affected by trauma often experience a sort of secondhand trauma themselves, also called vicarious traumatization. Characterized by a lack of personal meaning and hope, it can affect the trauma helper’s marriage, mental health, children and friendships.Having a support system, a strong belief system and effective and healthy coping strategies can help forensic nurses immensely in maintaining their ability to have empathy daily for their patients and continue to be an advocate for them.
  • Individualization: Each person reacts differently to trauma and a forensic nurse has to be sensitive to each patient’s state. Schmitz loves this aspect of the job. Each patient gets her “Undivided and full attention in a way that is rare in nursing.”

Above having empathy, being detailed-oriented and skilled at multitasking, Jarvis also cites passion for this type of work is the most important.

“This work is not for everyone, and it takes a particular type of person to do it,” Jarvis says.

How do I become a forensic nurse?

First and foremost, you’ll need to become a registered nurse by earning either an Associate’s degree in Nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and passing the NCLEX-RN exam. After that, you’ll need about two years of nursing experience. Most nurses interested in forensics spend time in the emergency department, the ICU, OB/GYN or psychology and mental health units.

After two years of nursing experience, you can complete a 40-hour SANE course with an adult/adolescent or pediatric focus, or both. Those interested in becoming a forensic nurse investigator can earn a certification through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Keep in mind that some states may require you to be an Advanced Practice RN for certain workplaces..

Why is being a forensic nurse rewarding?

Though being a forensic nurse can be emotionally challenging and can require additional training, many in the field find it extremely rewarding. Jarvis describes it as an incredible honor to work with and help individuals and often their loved ones on what may be the worst day of their lives.

It’s imperative that the patient see themselves as more than just a victim and realize that their experience does not define them. Getting to be the person who tells them that for the first time is incredible, Jarvis said. “It makes you feel as though you are truly making a difference.”

 

Wound Care Nursing: A Wrap up for New Nurses

Wound care If you’re not familiar with the nursing field, you might assume “wound care” is just an everyday part of the job. While it’s true many nurses are tending to minor cuts and scrapes as part of their day-to-day duties, only a small portion of nurses possess a deep, specialized skill set for treating more advanced wounds and injuries.

What many people might not realize is just how many types of wounds there are and how complex their proper treatment can be. There are penetrating wounds like a gunshot wound or an electric burn. There are pressure wounds like ulcers or bed sores, and there are blunt force trauma wounds such as skin tears. There are also closed wounds that occur within the body or underneath your skin like blisters or hematomas. You can rely on your body to heal some wounds, while others will only fester, develop an infection or worsen if left without proper treatment.

With all that and so much more to potentially contend with, you can see why wound care sometimes requires expert specialists to be done effectively. The healthcare system needs nurses with wound care expertise to help patients recover as seamlessly and comfortably as possible.

If you are curious about wound care, keep reading! We will lay out some of the most important aspects of wound care nursing you should know.

What is wound care nursing?

Wound care nursing is a subspecialty of nursing dedicated to the effective assessment and treatment of wounds.

While you might (correctly) assume these nurses tend to wounds from emergency situations, there’s also a need for this expertise when treating common chronic conditions like diabetes and the complications associated with them. Diabetes, for example, impacts over 30 million people in the U.S., and out of this population, a significant number will develop a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) at some point.1 Without proper care, these ulcers can lead to infection and even amputation.

This also means there’s some variety in where nurses with wound care expertise work. Some spend their time working at specialized wound care clinics, others in hospital burn units, long-term care facilities or as a floating specialist nurse at hospitals.

“Wound care nurses see patients either in the hospital or in a clinical or home health setting,” says Dr. Jenna Liphart Rhoads of Nurse Together. “Wound nurses see patients regularly and provide more advanced wound care than a nurse who is not wound care certified.”

Though commonly referred to as simply “wound care” nursing, many in this role have specialized training in caring for patients with ostomies and continence issues as well.

What does a wound care nurse do?

Wound care nurses assess and treat wounds, typically wounds that take longer than two weeks to heal. They develop in-depth knowledge about skin breakdown, injury, infection and complications in both acute and chronic wounds. This specialty knowledge is especially useful for treating patients in long-term care facilities who are dealing with chronic wounds or sedentary conditions that create a high risk for pressure ulcers.

“Wound management specialists are experts in addressing the complexity of a patient’s medical diagnosis when the risk of skin injury exists and also when it occurs,” says Dr. Kathleen Thimsen, associate professor at UNLV School of Nursing. Because of this, many healthcare facilities that serve patients at risk for wounds make sure they have wound management specialists on the payroll. “Having access to a wound specialist nurse offers comprehensive evaluations coupled with comprehensive solutions.”

This arrangement can make wound care a relatively unique role, as they take on a consultative approach, guiding and educating other nurses on proper treatment and best practices when tending to wounds they may rarely encounter.

 

Why Nursing? 10 Reasons to Become a Nurse

Nurse There are so many reasons nursing might appeal to you. If you want to help sick and injured patients, have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and serve as a solid role model for others in your life, nursing is an excellent way to make that happen.

Entering the nursing profession has been a consistently smart career choice over the years, with registered nurses and nurse practitioners ranking in the top 20 best jobs of 2023 by U.S. News & World Report®.1 The nursing field is expansive, covering dozens of job titles, specialties and work environments.

So what makes nursing such a great career option? We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why today is the right time for you to start your educational path toward a career in nursing.

Why become a nurse? 10 Reasons worth considering

1. A nursing shortage creates demand

“As the baby boomers age and more and more people have access to insurance, it seems that hospitals are having a hard time keeping up,” says Brooke Wallace, co-founder of RegisteredNursing.org. Among those aging and reaching retirement age are thousands of practicing RNs and LPNs that will need to be replaced when they retire.

As a travel nurse, Wallace has experience in many different ICU environments. “The one thing they all have in common is too many patients and not enough staffed beds,” she says. This massive influx of patients combined with RN retirements—while a serious issue—does offer a silver lining for aspiring nurses as demand for services should remain strong. In 2021 to 2031 the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6 percent increase in employment for both RNs and for licensed practical nurses (LPNs).2

The lingering impact of COVID-19 has also placed a strain on staffing, as some nurses have opted to retire earlier than they had previously planned or change career paths. Pair this with the already baked-in demographic challenges facing the nursing profession and demand for nurses appears poised to remain strong.

2. You help people for a living

It’s been said a thousand times, but we’ll say it again—you can make a difference as a nurse. This is a people profession. You will more than likely help patients in some of the most vulnerable moments of their lives. You will take care of their medical needs, but you may also have the chance to make them feel safe, cared for and heard like few others.

That’s an incredibly rewarding feeling that isn’t found in every career—and certainly something nurses can hang their hats on when dealing with the inevitable rough day at work.

3. Nurses have solid earning potential

Altruism and “hero talk” aside, any nurse will tell you that your career still needs to pay the bills. The good news is that nursing positions tend to fair well. The BLS reports a 2021 median annual salary of $77,600 for registered nurses.2 For LPNs, the BLS reports a 2021 median annual salary of $48,070—not bad, particularly when you consider the fact that both roles do not necessarily require a Bachelor’s degree.2

4. Technology is opening new opportunities in nursing

The fundamentals of patient care aren’t going to change overnight, but that doesn’t mean the nursing field is insulated from innovation. Advances in technology are rapidly changing the scope of the healthcare industry, including nursing. One field in particular, nursing informatics, has created a whole new career path for nurses. Informatics deals with using modern information technology tools to gather patient and treatment data for further analysis. This can help drive improvements to efficacy, efficiency and patient safety.

5. Nursing-related careers can expand beyond the hospital or clinic

Nurses today can be entrepreneurs, administrators, policymakers, bloggers, professors, researchers and even doctors of nursing, practicing at the uppermost levels of nursing.

“There are so many opportunities out of the hospital for nurses,” says Janice Dolnick, RN-BSN and legal nurse consultant. Dolnick advises nursing students to take classes that pertain to more than just patient care.

“Nursing is a labor-intensive profession, and the long-term physical effects are important to consider,” Dolnick says. “Gaining some experience and education in the business management role is one thing I wish I could add to my resume.”

As nurses become more mobile throughout healthcare, business, politics and other spheres of society, they gain more influence to change the industry. Plus, nurses who experience burnout on the floor now have more choices to change their work lives without leaving the nursing field entirely.

6. Nursing has a vibrant community

Nursing is positively stuffed with organizations, supportive community boards and interactive blogs. Larger umbrella associations, like the American Nursing Association (ANA), trickle down into organizations dedicated to specialties, which in turn trickle down to blogging communities, local groups, podcasts and pretty much any resource you could hope to find from fellow nurses. If you are a nurse and have internet access, you’ll never need to feel alone.

7. Nurses have support for educational growth

As part of an initiative to increase the overall quality of nursing care, in 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Institute of Medicine released a report calling for 80 percent of registered nurses to hold baccalaureate degrees by 2020.3

While it appears the 80 percent goal has not yet been met, there’s a clear push from many healthcare providers to increase the overall level of education possessed by their nursing workforce—and that may include chipping in with their employees’ education costs. Nurses who take advantage of options to further their education can potentially open the door to leadership and other specialized roles. Many institutions offer RN to BSN programs that are designed to maximize the nursing experience RNs already have.

“Many hospitals will now only hire registered nurses with a Bachelor’s degree,” Dolnick says. “When I obtained my license through an ASN program, my employer immediately pushed me to return to school to obtain my BSN.”

8. Nursing careers often have schedule and location flexibility

It’s a commonly known fact that many nurses have some flexibility in their schedule as they meet the always-on demands of patient care, but that’s not the only place where nurses have a plethora of options from which to choose.

Flexibility in location is another reason to pursue a career as a nurse. Nurses can work anywhere from traditional locations, such as hospitals and doctor’s offices, to less-obvious locations such as home healthcare, schools and even in the air as emergency flight nurses.

And if you like to be on the go, travel nursing can be an appealing option. Wallace says travel nurses move from hospital to hospital, responding to fill in for sudden staffing needs. Due to the in-demand nature of these jobs, they often pay very well and may even cover the expense of your travel to boot.

9. There’s a variety of educational pathways into nursing

Many healthcare careers offer just one path—get the degree, then get the job. This can be restricting if you aren’t sure what you want your career to look like or if you prefer to get working faster. Nursing offers multiple paths that can be added to as time goes on.

“I did the 13-month LPN program, then immediately started an LPN-to-RN program while I worked at an Alzheimer’s unit and as an agency LPN,” Wallace says, emphasizing that this route enabled her to begin working quickly while still gaining an education. Wallace later completed an RN-to-BSN program online to gain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

“I recommend this path to every person I meet who is interested in nursing. This was the fastest way to get nursing and make money while continuing my education.”

10. The nursing profession is well-respected

Nurses have been consistently rated as the “most respected profession” by consumers, according to Gallup® polling.4 Nursing is a career that you can be proud of—even respected for. While nursing might not be the first profession people think of when looking at the medical world, it is one of the first professions people think of when they look for ethical and honest work.

 

Why Nursing? 10 Reasons to Become a Nurse

There are so many reasons nursing might appeal to you. If you want to help sick and injured patients, have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and serve as a solid role model for others in your life, nursing is an excellent way to make that happen.

Entering the nursing profession has been a consistently smart career choice over the years, with registered nurses and nurse practitioners ranking in the top 20 best jobs of 2023 by U.S. News & World Report®.1 The nursing field is expansive, covering dozens of job titles, specialties and work environments.

So what makes nursing such a great career option? We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons why today is the right time for you to start your educational path toward a career in nursing.

Why become a nurse? 10 Reasons worth considering

1. A nursing shortage creates demand

“As the baby boomers age and more and more people have access to insurance, it seems that hospitals are having a hard time keeping up,” says Brooke Wallace, co-founder of RegisteredNursing.org. Among those aging and reaching retirement age are thousands of practicing RNs and LPNs that will need to be replaced when they retire.

As a travel nurse, Wallace has experience in many different ICU environments. “The one thing they all have in common is too many patients and not enough staffed beds,” she says. This massive influx of patients combined with RN retirements—while a serious issue—does offer a silver lining for aspiring nurses as demand for services should remain strong. In 2021 to 2031 the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6 percent increase in employment for both RNs and for licensed practical nurses (LPNs).2

The lingering impact of COVID-19 has also placed a strain on staffing, as some nurses have opted to retire earlier than they had previously planned or change career paths. Pair this with the already baked-in demographic challenges facing the nursing profession and demand for nurses appears poised to remain strong.

2. You help people for a living

It’s been said a thousand times, but we’ll say it again—you can make a difference as a nurse. This is a people profession. You will more than likely help patients in some of the most vulnerable moments of their lives. You will take care of their medical needs, but you may also have the chance to make them feel safe, cared for and heard like few others.

That’s an incredibly rewarding feeling that isn’t found in every career—and certainly something nurses can hang their hats on when dealing with the inevitable rough day at work.

3. Nurses have solid earning potential

Altruism and “hero talk” aside, any nurse will tell you that your career still needs to pay the bills. The good news is that nursing positions tend to fair well. The BLS reports a 2021 median annual salary of $77,600 for registered nurses.2 For LPNs, the BLS reports a 2021 median annual salary of $48,070—not bad, particularly when you consider the fact that both roles do not necessarily require a Bachelor’s degree.2

4. Technology is opening new opportunities in nursing

The fundamentals of patient care aren’t going to change overnight, but that doesn’t mean the nursing field is insulated from innovation. Advances in technology are rapidly changing the scope of the healthcare industry, including nursing. One field in particular, nursing informatics, has created a whole new career path for nurses. Informatics deals with using modern information technology tools to gather patient and treatment data for further analysis. This can help drive improvements to efficacy, efficiency and patient safety.

5. Nursing-related careers can expand beyond the hospital or clinic

Nurses today can be entrepreneurs, administrators, policymakers, bloggers, professors, researchers and even doctors of nursing, practicing at the uppermost levels of nursing.

“There are so many opportunities out of the hospital for nurses,” says Janice Dolnick, RN-BSN and legal nurse consultant. Dolnick advises nursing students to take classes that pertain to more than just patient care.

“Nursing is a labor-intensive profession, and the long-term physical effects are important to consider,” Dolnick says. “Gaining some experience and education in the business management role is one thing I wish I could add to my resume.”

As nurses become more mobile throughout healthcare, business, politics and other spheres of society, they gain more influence to change the industry. Plus, nurses who experience burnout on the floor now have more choices to change their work lives without leaving the nursing field entirely.

6. Nursing has a vibrant community

Nursing is positively stuffed with organizations, supportive community boards and interactive blogs. Larger umbrella associations, like the American Nursing Association (ANA), trickle down into organizations dedicated to specialties, which in turn trickle down to blogging communities, local groups, podcasts and pretty much any resource you could hope to find from fellow nurses. If you are a nurse and have internet access, you’ll never need to feel alone.

7. Nurses have support for educational growth

As part of an initiative to increase the overall quality of nursing care, in 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Institute of Medicine released a report calling for 80 percent of registered nurses to hold baccalaureate degrees by 2020.3

While it appears the 80 percent goal has not yet been met, there’s a clear push from many healthcare providers to increase the overall level of education possessed by their nursing workforce—and that may include chipping in with their employees’ education costs. Nurses who take advantage of options to further their education can potentially open the door to leadership and other specialized roles. Many institutions offer RN to BSN programs that are designed to maximize the nursing experience RNs already have.

“Many hospitals will now only hire registered nurses with a Bachelor’s degree,” Dolnick says. “When I obtained my license through an ASN program, my employer immediately pushed me to return to school to obtain my BSN.”

8. Nursing careers often have schedule and location flexibility

It’s a commonly known fact that many nurses have some flexibility in their schedule as they meet the always-on demands of patient care, but that’s not the only place where nurses have a plethora of options from which to choose.

Flexibility in location is another reason to pursue a career as a nurse. Nurses can work anywhere from traditional locations, such as hospitals and doctor’s offices, to less-obvious locations such as home healthcare, schools and even in the air as emergency flight nurses.

And if you like to be on the go, travel nursing can be an appealing option. Wallace says travel nurses move from hospital to hospital, responding to fill in for sudden staffing needs. Due to the in-demand nature of these jobs, they often pay very well and may even cover the expense of your travel to boot.

9. There’s a variety of educational pathways into nursing

Many healthcare careers offer just one path—get the degree, then get the job. This can be restricting if you aren’t sure what you want your career to look like or if you prefer to get working faster. Nursing offers multiple paths that can be added to as time goes on.

“I did the 13-month LPN program, then immediately started an LPN-to-RN program while I worked at an Alzheimer’s unit and as an agency LPN,” Wallace says, emphasizing that this route enabled her to begin working quickly while still gaining an education. Wallace later completed an RN-to-BSN program online to gain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

“I recommend this path to every person I meet who is interested in nursing. This was the fastest way to get nursing and make money while continuing my education.”

10. The nursing profession is well-respected

Nurses have been consistently rated as the “most respected profession” by consumers, according to Gallup® polling.4 Nursing is a career that you can be proud of—even respected for. While nursing might not be the first profession people think of when looking at the medical world, it is one of the first professions people think of when they look for ethical and honest work.

 

Importance of Homework

Homework Homework is a fundamental element of education in the US and the West but also in almost all countries with very different cultures. Homework is an essential element. The reason why this practice has become so universal is why homework benefits are essential for efficient education by complementing face-to-face classroom instruction.

In a nutshell, it can be explained by encouraging independent work and assessment, work discipline, strengthening of the knowledge acquired through practical activities, while also allowing students to approach complex individual projects that are normally not covered by regular classes because of insufficient time.

Below is a list of our experts’ most important homework benefits. Check them out and learn how to pay for my job!

  1. Education discipline – The homework creates a practice of regular work and systematic work by creating a routine daily activity, thus preparing young learners for higher education or intensive effort during the adult years that may be relevant for many jobs which are intellectually demanding.
  2. Work to expand and consolidate knowledge. Often only key points of a topic are examined during class work and only a small number of exercises of a particular type are resolved. In contrast, homework involves extensive research, extensive lectures and practice in solving exercises, all of which contribute to the consolidation of this knowledge.
  3. Provides students with the opportunity to work on their own, without interference or assistance from teachers or students. This may lead to greater trust in the independent execution of tasks.
  4. It enables individuals to learn at their own pace. It is no secret that styles of learning vary enormously between people. Some slow learners understand things in a much deeper sense, some are easier to learn with contents, questions or tasks, others with dyslexia may need a lot more time to read but are perfectly intellectually capable.
  5. Help to collect material from classes. In case students do not understand the course material, it can be extremely helpful to complete the corresponding tasks in the classroom. Due to the close follow-up to homework, students could simply complete these tasks to understand or compensate for what they missed. In addition, at the next lecture, it would help to deepen the subject.
  6. Enables complex projects to be worked out. There is limited time in class so that only relatively limited activities can be carried out. Meanwhile, only complex projects outside of the class are used to develop certain independent research, thinking, writing and planning abilities.
  7. Builds responsibility – while learners might feel their teachers or lecturers are partially responsible for what they understand in class, with homework, they have a much more acute sense of responsibility.

All these positive effects of homework justify the beneficial role of education systems worldwide and their extensive use. Importantly, these advantages of homework come from not only further studying, but also different studies.

What Is The Role of An Operating Room Nurse?

Operating room The Perioperative or ‘OR’ Nurse is an individual who works with the patient being prepped for surgery, their family, and as a member of the interdisciplinary care team. The operating room nurse helps to evaluate the patient, then plan and implement various steps to, during, and beyond surgery. Nurses who enjoy direct patient care and a good deal of change may enjoy spending time in the OR.

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Consistently looking for job postings in the perioperative role throughout local hospitals or medical networks is the most effective way for nurses to find a position that they’re interested in applying for.

Newly graduated and licensed nurses may have to complete an internship that includes both a didactic and practical component before being deemed ready to fulfill the role independently.

Experienced nurses who approach the role from a different specialty and background will have a similar lengthy orientation and learning curve to the operating room nurse role but it may be shorter, depending on their prior knowledge and experience.

What Are the Education Requirements for an Operating Room Nurse?

Perioperative nurse positions require that the applicant have an RN license in good standing. This can be achieved, at minimum, by completing a 2-year Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. A BSN is not required for all operating room nurse positions although it is preferred by employers. Some employers may require than an applicant agrees to complete his or her bachelor’s degree within a certain timeframe after hire.
Perioperative nursing positions are typically open to new graduate RNs who have successfully completed an internship program, as well as to experienced nurses with at least one year of bedside experience.

Any Certifications or Credentials Needed?

The Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has a list of the various certifications available for the different roles within the OR:

  • CNORfor perioperative RNs
  • CRNFAfor First Assistants who assist the surgeon
  • CSSMfor Bachelor’s educated OR Managers
  • CNS-CPfor Master’s educated Clinical Nurse Specialists

Where Do Operating Room Nurses Work?

The perioperative nurse typically works in a hospital, outpatient surgical clinic or physician’s office.

Roles of an Operating Room or Perioperative Nurse

The terms ‘Operating Room’, ‘OR’, and ‘Perioperative’ nurse are actually umbrella terms for a few different roles in the surgical department:

  • Pre-Op RN
  • Intra-Op RN
  • Post-Op or PACU RN

Pre-Op Nursing Role

The Pre-Op nurse performs the necessary duties to prepare the patient for a surgical procedure. These may include collecting vital signs and a health history, starting intravenous catheters (IVs), performing a detailed head-to-toe assessment to ensure the patient’s condition is stable for surgery, verifying that the appropriate paperwork is complete, and providing emotional support and teaching to the patient and family.

Intra-Op Nursing Role

The Intra-Op nurse works inside the operating room and different roles are in place for this role, as well. The nurse may be assisting the surgeon working as a Circulator to ensure a sterile and controlled environment. This nurse also ensures all necessary personnel, equipment, and supplies are readily available, as well as completing necessary paperwork and being sure anyone who enters the OR is a necessary and documented addition to the environment.

Post-Op Nursing Role

The Post-Op, or PACU nurse works in the recovery room and receives the patient from the operating room immediately after the surgical procedure. The patient will be either just waking up from anesthesia or is now awake but very sleepy still. The Post-Op nurse monitors for complications during this process. Usually, a patient remains in the recovery room for 1-3 hours depending on the patient’s condition and the standards of the hospital. The PACU nurse then either discharges the patient home or transfers them back to the floor of the hospital or ICU where safe care will be continued.

What Are the Roles & Duties of an OR Nurse?

  • Coordinates use of supplies, instrumentation and equipment for operative care
  • Ensures equipment is functioning correctly
  • Maintains patient safety standards
  • Monitors, records and communicates patient’s condition and needs with the interdisciplinary team
  • Manages overall care of the patient before, during and after the surgical procedure
  • Advocates on behalf of the patient
    Documents preoperative and intraoperative care to be delivered in accordance with the surgeon, hospital, and regulatory agencies
  • Evaluates, remediates and documents the surgical environment for aseptic merit
  • Provides patient care with an understanding of age, culture-specific needs
  • Addresses the biological, emotional, developmental, psychosocial and educational status of the patient and his or her family and seeks to address concerns
  • Coordinates professional development within their practice
  • Performs core job functions with minimal supervision

Operating Room Nurse Salary & Employment

Even with the emphasis on preventative care, perioperative nursing roles are expected to increase by about 19% into the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While job growth rates vary throughout the country, locating close to busy hospitals and teaching facilities might mean higher rates of perioperative opportunities and room for advancement as opposed to less urban regions.

The median salary for an operating room nurse is $66,713 with a range of $49,419 – $93,569. Location, experience, education, and certifications affect salary.

 

Importance of Homework

Homework Homework is a fundamental element of education in the US and the West but also in almost all countries with very different cultures. Homework is an essential element. The reason why this practice has become so universal is why homework benefits are essential for efficient education by complementing face-to-face classroom instruction.

In a nutshell, it can be explained by encouraging independent work and assessment, work discipline, strengthening of the knowledge acquired through practical activities, while also allowing students to approach complex individual projects that are normally not covered by regular classes because of insufficient time.

Below is a list of our experts’ most important homework benefits. Check them out and learn how to pay for my job!

  1. Education discipline – The homework creates a practice of regular work and systematic work by creating a routine daily activity, thus preparing young learners for higher education or intensive effort during the adult years that may be relevant for many jobs which are intellectually demanding.
  2. Work to expand and consolidate knowledge. Often only key points of a topic are examined during class work and only a small number of exercises of a particular type are resolved. In contrast, homework involves extensive research, extensive lectures and practice in solving exercises, all of which contribute to the consolidation of this knowledge.
  3. Provides students with the opportunity to work on their own, without interference or assistance from teachers or students. This may lead to greater trust in the independent execution of tasks.
  4. It enables individuals to learn at their own pace. It is no secret that styles of learning vary enormously between people. Some slow learners understand things in a much deeper sense, some are easier to learn with contents, questions or tasks, others with dyslexia may need a lot more time to read but are perfectly intellectually capable.
  5. Help to collect material from classes. In case students do not understand the course material, it can be extremely helpful to complete the corresponding tasks in the classroom. Due to the close follow-up to homework, students could simply complete these tasks to understand or compensate for what they missed. In addition, at the next lecture, it would help to deepen the subject.
  6. Enables complex projects to be worked out. There is limited time in class so that only relatively limited activities can be carried out. Meanwhile, only complex projects outside of the class are used to develop certain independent research, thinking, writing and planning abilities.
  7. Builds responsibility – while learners might feel their teachers or lecturers are partially responsible for what they understand in class, with homework, they have a much more acute sense of responsibility.

All these positive effects of homework justify the beneficial role of education systems worldwide and their extensive use. Importantly, these advantages of homework come from not only further studying, but also different studies.

How to Improve Your Chances for College Success

College College isn’t yet another year of high school. For starters, college normally necessitates significantly more effort. Furthermore, much of the work is self-directed and autonomous. As a result, college success would necessitate a unique set of skills, a new work ethic, and longer hours. In the end, a “more of the same” approach (i.e., using the same job methods as in high school) is unlikely to yield positive results.

Create a strong work ethic.

Prepare to work hard, work independently, and (most importantly) work smart in college. At first glance, college success seems to require fewer hours of work than high school. High school students average about 35 to 40 hours a week in the classroom. College students, on the other hand, spend approximately twelve to fifteen hours a week. On the other hand, classroom time is just the beginning of a college education. A greater portion of the advice is based on self-directed research. For every hour of classroom instruction, expect one to three hours of homework.

Pay Attention in Class

Although it might seem self-evident, it is worth repeating: attend class, if at all necessary. If you do miss a class, do so only if you are sick or have an emergency. Students often believe that they can get all of their information from the textbook and therefore skip class; however, class lectures or discussions often cover topics not included in the textbook.  You would also miss descriptions of the content (which can be crucial for a student struggling to understand abstract concepts), vital assignment announcements, guidelines for effective completion of assignments, and test dates if you skip a lesson.

Set up a Work Schedule

 

Make an out-of-class job schedule and adhere to it as closely as possible. Make doing homework at the same time every day a routine. Keep a calendar or planner with all of your tasks and due dates on it, and cross them off when you finish them. Prioritizing homework and approaching deadlines is also critical. Start with the most important assignments and finish them first before completing the day’s assignments. Then finish the remaining tasks in order of priority.

Establish a healthy work-life balance.

 

Work to remove or at the very least minimize tension to the greatest extent possible. (For more information, see “Reducing Stress.”) Although academics should always be your top priority, it’s also important to develop a well-rounded lifestyle that includes time for fun, relationships, and enriching experiences. If required, set aside time for these types of activities. Consider rewarding yourself for completing tasks successfully. Extrinsic encouragement, such as making time for a favorite television show after finishing homework or purchasing a pair of concert ticks as a reward for a successful test score, will help you become your own best motivator.

Become acquainted with your professors.

On the first day of class, introduce yourself. Although your teacher does not remember your name right away, it will start the process of getting to know you. Take part in classroom discussions. Many teachers will grant participation grades; as a result, it is in your best interest to participate actively in class discussions, and participating will also benefit you. If you have unique concerns about the course material, come to office hours.

 

Although there may be other resources on campus for assistance, it is usually best to go to the course teacher first because the professor would be able to describe course requirements and clarify key course concepts better. Please notify the teacher as soon as possible if you have an emergency.

 

If you need a deadline extension for an assignment or to arrange a make-up exam due to an emergency, inquire ahead of time rather than on the due date for an essay or the examination date. Never presume, however, that a make-up extension or opportunity is assured. Since several teachers would reject such requests, it is better to make them as infrequently as possible and only for legitimate reasons. A teacher who understands you and your situation, on the other hand, can be more likely to work with you.

Nutrition in the Life of a College Student

College How many times do you feel unequal, upset and under pressure? How often have you looked at a college buddy thinking he/she might be a witch because you cannot just look good and get a degree living a lively life for a student? It’s quite simple if you ask your friend about the answer – he knows a thing about school-based nutrition.

What are you aware of nutrition? The famous food pyramid or plate divided into sections according to food types you should consume is likely to be imagined. These are the fundamentals that the human body must function well. But when, after a tiring test, everybody is alone in a dorm room or on-campus hungry, will the pyramid or any words about healthy school food be remembered? Very improbable.

We all know it can be overwhelming in college life. However, it does not mean that you will fail in your challenges and let the chaos go. This is a list of the most common “goods” in the way of the proper nutrition and management of college students.

Not having enough time

The last thing you’ve got time to think about eating healthy at college is to enter a new stage of life, full of tasks, new friends, long nights, tests and party. The priority list for every freshman is shopping for food, creating easy nutritious recipes and cooking. But the solution you want is not to ignore the problem. When you feel that you are in a turbulent time to adjust, try some nutritional tips, such as replace sugar beverages with tea, water or smoothies, soothing hunger with veggies or fruit, or make easy cooking a week or so in advance.

Small Budget

The contrast between using the refrigerator fully equipped and shopping for food is difficult. Too high prices, basket too empty – can you eat well in college even? Well, this is only a wise approach. Google’s low-budget food plans and spending only after careful thinking are the right way for nutrition on a college campus – this is the way any low-budget student can afford.

Equipment for cooking

It sometimes seems that students are deliberately driven away from university nutrition through bedrooms built without a kitchen on each floor. But it is possible to solve the absence of a proper kitchen – a microwave can be used instead. The market also offers cooking wonders like pots and hot plates that do nothing worse than a regular oven or cooker. The market of cooking appliances. Of course, it may look costly to buy one of these products, but if you use the money to eat out or to buy fast food impulsively, the statistics will speak in favor of a kitchen appliance.

No Cooking Expertise

You probably think only a few people, like your parents, grandmas or some girls, are keen to cook the first tasteful dish and know how to do it with pleasure before you can cook it. Cooking is, in fact, simple and almost intuitive, particularly for university students with all food blogs and nutrition websites to be inspired by. It is just a few fresh ingredients and a pinch of creativity that separates you from the kitchen.

Temptation

College deals all with the freedom to choose. Either studying or celebrating, avoiding or drinking alcohol, taking a healthy diet for college students or eating fast meals, are yours. It isn’t black and white in most cases, but you’re able to find the right balance and both have no harm. But finding the balance means that the campus food courts can’t give in most of the time, eat well before party and eat pizza as a replacement for dinner. It is important to develop healthy, solid eating habits that can enable you to wind without ruining your balance of life.

Your student years are the period of personal training that lead to healthy habits and make your life harmonious and balanced. The key principles of being fit and enjoying your every day of life are food, wise sleeping and drinking behavior. You don’t have to perform a healthy lifestyle and gradeA+.

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