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Relaxation Strategies for Nurses by Sheryl Ness

Relaxation Strategies for Nurses
by guest blogger, Sheryl Ness

Now more than ever, nurses need to have self-care strategies in place to manage the everyday stress of working as a nurse. Because nurses give so much to others...

Emotions in Healthcare

Emotions in Healthcare

What stirs our souls when we watch a glorious sunrise, depresses our mood when facing a disappointment, enflames our passion when we see injustice, or sickens us when we see repulsive behavior? Emotions do...

Service and Assistance Animals

Service and Assistance Animals

A variety of animals lend themselves as assistance animals—whether as a service animal, an emotional support animal (ESA), or therapy animal—to provide various services and comfort to humans...

Nursing CEU Online

Nursing CEU Online

Nurses (LPN, RN, APRN) in almost every U.S. state are required to keep current with medical practices and developments through taking nursing continuing education courses (CEUs)....

How Nurses Can Boost Support for Family Caregivers

How Nurses Can Boost Support for Family Caregivers

Today 40+ million family caregivers in the United States perform home healthcare for their loved ones. The burden on family caregivers has become increasingly heavy over the years, with many taking on complex medical responsibilities....

MASSACHUSETTS BOARD OF NURSING LICENSE RENEWALS

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing License Renewals

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing protects the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth through the fair and consistent application of the statutes and regulations that govern nursing practice and nursing education...

Free Nursing CEU

Updated June 2021 - Free Nursing CEUs

Wild Iris Medical Education is celebrating its 23th year in business. It is an ANCC accredited provider of more than 80 online continuing education courses for nurses and other..

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Ohio Board of Nursing License Renewals - Updated June 2021

All licensed medical professionals work under accepted standards derived from local, state, and federal laws as well as professional guidelines. Licensed nurses are no exception...

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Florida Board of Nursing License Renewals May 2021

Licensees of the Florida Board of Nursing are required to renew their licenses biennially in order to maintain the right to practice. Florida RN & LPN License Renewal Dates. When do I renew my RN license in Florida? Did the renewal date change for 2021...

Happy Nurses Month 2021

Celebrate National Nurses Week, Month, and Year. Discounts and Free CEUs for Nurses

Each year, National Nurses week is celebrated from May 6–12. This is a week for hospitals, employers, and many other workplaces and individuals to celebrate their nurses! It’s also a week when the American Nurses Association (ANA) especially promotes the profession....

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Delaware Board of Nursing License Renewals - Updated April 2021

The Delaware Board of Nursing requires all nursing licensees to renew their licenses every two years. Renewal notice emails are sent out several weeks before Delaware nursing license renewals are due. This includes specific, detailed instructions on the process to complete online nursing license renewal...

Wild Iris Medical Education and Care Academy partner up.

CareAcademy Adds over 300 Contact Hours of ANCC Accredited Nursing Continuing Education Courses

CareAcademy has partnered with Wild Iris Medical Education to make its high-quality, continuing education (CE) for nurses available to our customers via the CareAcademy platform...

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Helping People Change Health-Related Behaviors

It is readily recognized that changing a behavior and forming new habits is a hard thing to accomplish, and healthcare professionals are often frustrated when patients do not follow medical advice or treatment recommendations...

Get a basic overview of this mental health issue and review strategies for prevention and treatment.

Depression and Depressive Disorders

Almost everyone has days when they feel discouraged, disheartened, and a bit grouchy. Usually, these times of reduced energy and irritability last only a short time and soon vitality and enthusiasm for life returns...

Good hand hygiene is one of the most important actions

Handwashing: A Reminder in Times of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Good hand hygiene is one of the most important actions healthcare workers can take to reduce the spread of infection and protect the lives of their patients...

Coronavirus Outbreak 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China

Coronavirus Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China...

Tuberculosis: An Overview for Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

Tuberculosis: An Overview for Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which usually attacks the lungs. This bacteria is most commonly spread when someone with active TB disease expels the bacteria in airborne droplets...

Postpartum Care and Complications

Postpartum Care and Complications

The postpartum recovery period covers the time period from birth until approximately six to eight weeks after delivery. This is a time of healing and rejuvenation...

Wild Iris Medical Education Account Features

New Features in Your Wild Iris Medical Education Account

Now celebrating its 21st year in business, Wild Iris Medical Education is an ANCC accredited provider of nursing CEU courses and more than 80 online continuing education courses...

CEU Reporting Information

Wild Iris Medical Education Automatically Reports Your CEUs

Wild Iris Medical Education is an ANCC accredited and state-approved provider of online continuing education courses...

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Nursing CEU License Renewal Bundles

This year, 2019, marks the 21st anniversary of Wild Iris Medical Education’s founding. Since 1998, the company has been providing excellent online continuing education to nurses and other healthcare professionals....

Act 31 - Mandatory Child Abuse CEU Course Requirement for Pennsylvania

Act 31 - Mandatory Child Abuse CEU Course Requirement for Pennsylvania

Are you a nurse or other healthcare professional licensed in Pennsylvania? Are you planning to apply for or renew your license in Pennsylvania either with the PA Board of Nursing or any other state board? Here is some crucial information...

Nursing CEU Package Deals

Wild Iris Medical Education Introduces Nursing CEU Package Deals

2019 marks the 21st anniversary of Wild Iris Medical Education’s founding. Since 1998, the company has been providing excellent online continuing education to nurses and other healthcare professionals...

Omaha Travel Conference

New "Healthcare Travelers Take Omaha" Conference Set for Early April 2019

Travel healthcare professionals often find that pursuing a travel career can be a lonely experience. Travelers are spread all across the country, which can make it difficult to connect with their colleagues outside of social media...

How Can Gratitude Help You Through Hard Times?

A Nurse’s Story from California's Camp Fire Disaster

As I lay awake and read so many others posts about not being able to sleep and how unreal what happened yesterday is, I realize I’m not alone. So many of my friends and family have lost...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness Month—widely recognized by the pink ribbon as its symbol—is observed every October to increase awareness and to raise funds for research to prevent, treat, and cure the disease...

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

"Every 3 Seconds"

Dementia is now widely recognized as one of the most significant health crises of the 21st century. In 2018 there are more than 50 million people with dementia worldwide, and this figure will nearly triple to 152 million by 2050...

Congestive Heart Failure Overview

Congestive Heart Failure Overview

Worldwide, there are an estimated 26 million people affected by congestive heart failure. Other terms for congestive heart failure (CHF) include cardiac failure or simply heart failure. This syndrome has reached epidemic proportions...

Drug Diversion and Impairment

Drug Diversion and Impairment

Drug diversion and on-the-job impairment are both rapidly growing problems. The opioid epidemic is at a high, and prescription drug overdose is a leading cause of death in the United States. No one is immune from developing...

Wild Iris 20 year anniversary

Join Us in Celebrating 20 Years of Wild Iris Medical Education

June 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Wild Iris Medical Education’s founding. Since 1998, the company has been providing excellent online continuing education to nurses, occupational therapists, and other...

National Nurses Week

Celebrate National Nurses Week

Each year, National Nurses week is celebrated from May 6-12. This is a week for hospitals, employers, and many other workplaces and individuals to celebrate their nurses! It’s also a week when the American Nurses Association (ANA)...

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Dealing with Workplace Bullying in Nursing and Healthcare

Physical and verbal abuse against nurses is a serious problem in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings across the country. The likelihood of healthcare workers being exposed to violence is higher than prison guards...

WBENC Women's Business Enterprise

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., Recertified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., an ANCC accredited business specializing in providing high-quality CEU courses online for nurses and other healthcare professionals, announces national recertification as a Women’s Business Enterprise...

Social Media HIPAA Compliance

How to Keep Social Media Fun and Stay HIPAA-Compliant

The amount of time people spend on social media is constantly increasing. On average, a person spends more than two hours a day on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and many other social media sites. Our world has become more social, and we value being in touch with friends near and far at the tap of a finger...

New Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) — What you need to know!

New Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) — What you need to know!

The original Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) was established in 1998 and is an agreement that allows mutual recognition of a nursing license between 25 member states in the U.S. A new Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) was implemented on January 19, 2018, and applied to 29 states...

Getting a flu shot

Mandatory Flu Shot for Healthcare Workers?

Seasonal influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. The CDC recommends that healthcare professionals get vaccinated each year as the best way to prevent the flu...

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7 Inspiring Talks for Nurses

Do you find it hard to sift through the multitude of forums and blogs for healthcare professionals? Or do you get sucked into a vortex of not-so-inspiring content? It can be hard to find fresh and engaging material to keep ourselves inspired. We've found one place to get inspired: by listening to TED Talks. By now a well-known source featuring presentations from some of the most brilliant minds in the world, TED Talks cover every topic...

Nurse deciding on how to choose her CEU courses

7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Online Continuing Education Provider

Nurses and many other healthcare professionals are required to stay current in their field by taking continuing education courses (CEU). With the growing number of online CE providers, how can a busy professional choose a trusted - and, more importantly, accredited - online provider? How will you know whether an online course meets your own needs as well as complies with your state's requirements?

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5 Tips to Manage Stress for the busy Healthcare Professional

Healthcare professionals are subject to high stress levels no matter what environment they work in. It is imperative for nurses, emergency medical technicians, therapists, and other clinicians to learn how to properly de-stress, disconnect from work, and bring some calmness into their lives...


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