All posts by Cindi Bell, MS, RN

Registered Nurse and Subject Matter Expert for educational content created for nurses. She is a nursing subject matter expert at Higher Learning Technologies, the developers of award-winning Nursing Mastery nursing education products including NCLEX Mastery and the all-new Nursing Clinical Mastery. Specialized in emergency nursing, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and HIV Counselor, Graduate Degree in Health Informatics and Management, with certifications in Guided Care Nursing from John's Hopkins, ACLS and PALS, trauma nursing, Neonatal Resuscitation and Pediatric Emergency Nursing, currently focused on Population Health, dabbled in Public Health, School Nursing, and Urology, Love all things created with passion and innovation!

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Nurses and Nursing Students Know Vaccines: Flu Shots

*Since vaccination by nasal mist (LAIV) is not recommended for anyone at this time, the following discussion involves only injectable inactivated flu vaccine (IIV4). Clinics Provide An Opportunity to Learn Many nursing students will have the opportunity to provide flu vaccinations...

/ November 27, 2017

Lateral Violence: How Nurse Bullies Affect Client Care

 Have you ever had to work with one of those intimidating nurses who makes you feel about three inches tall? You know the type. This is the kind of nurse who sends messages with body language and tone that you...

/ October 25, 2017
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Nursing School Survival Supply Guide: Tips From the Experts

Here is our list of must-have nursing school supplies for “clinicals” and beyond! Stethoscope Get a good one. Don’t spend a million dollars (the digital ones that are labeled cardiac are a bit over-the-top for what you will need so...

/ October 3, 2017
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NARCAN: Naloxone Know-How for Nurses

On November 18, 2015, at the urging of the public and many agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. FDA approved the use of naloxone nasal spray for the treatment of life-threatening opioid overdose. The legislation...

/ July 13, 2017
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EKG Basics– How to Identify ECG Rhythms

Contrary to popular belief, cardiac rhythm identification isn’t hard. What most of us need is access to a really good tutorial and lots of practice. Clinical rotations provide an excellent opportunity to get in there and look at some rhythm...

/ July 10, 2017
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2017: Year of the Healthy Nurse Avoid Burnout in the Age of Mindfulness

What IS health, anyway? Nurses should know…we promote health and hope for a living, right? But do we make sure ALL caregivers are cared for? Even us?   In 2017, the ANA focused on nurses keeping nurses healthy for nurse’s...

/ June 12, 2017
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Nurses Teach Prevention: How to Play It Cool in the Summer SUN

Everyone is susceptible to skin damage regardless of skin color or age. Nurses play a key role in helping clients and caregivers understand risks, take measures to maintain healthy skin, and seek treatment when needed. According to the American Academy...

/ May 9, 2017

Drug Names – Stems, Prefixes, Roots and Suffixes

One of the toughest parts of preparing for the NCLEX is pharmacology. Learning a large number of generic drug names and what they all do is a challenge for sure! The NCSBN has removed all brand and trade names from...

/ March 2, 2017

Flu Vaccine Tips for 2016 – 2017

FLU FACTS: As many as 21,000 persons die annually from flu in the U.S. 90% of flu deaths are in those over age 65, those under age 2 are also at high risk The CDC recommends all persons over 6...

/ December 2, 2016