Is it a Cold or the Flu?

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

A headache, a cough and nausea: do you have a cold or the flu? It’s important to know: the treatments and complications are very different. This useful chart from the Public Health Agency of Canada helps you understand which is…

Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Flu

Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Flu

The flu is bad this year, and the Edmonton Journal published a helpful guide for reducing your chances of catching it. Of course you should wash your hands and get plenty of rest, but do you know what you can…

How to do a Laparotomy

How to do a Laparotomy

A team of students simulates the operating room procedure for a Laparotomy in the clinical simulation centre. They practice the various nursing roles in the operating room and prepare the advanced patient mannequin for the procedure.

5 Rules for a Sterile OR

5 Rules for a Sterile OR

  Sterility is imperative in the operating room. One mistake can lead to a damaging infection or life-threatening infection. In the OR, patients are completely vulnerable to the actions of their nurses and surgeons, so it is important to take…

Nurse of the Living Dead

Nurse of the Living Dead

  Nursing students at MacEwan University are prepared for almost anything. And when the zombie apocalypse comes, our graduates will be ready to hold the front line of the health care. Meagan LaRiviere is the Coordinator of the Clinical Simulation…

CPNE Helps Nurses Stay Current

CPNE Helps Nurses Stay Current

The nursing profession is always changing. New technologies and methods provide nurses with opportunities to help and heal better than ever. But, rapid change has its challenges– continuing competence is harder than ever in the nursing world. Since 2007, the…

The Right to be Wrong

The Right to be Wrong

Patients have the right to choose: whether to seek care, or accept treatment. What is the role of the health care provider? And how can the provider navigate the complex issue of patient choice? “The Right to be Wrong: Living…

Nursing Magazine wins Silver Award

Nursing Magazine wins Silver Award

MacEwan University’s annual publication for the Centre for Professional Nursing Education has won a 2012 Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award. Nursing PRN won a Silver award in the Education category. The Summit International Awards received 732 entries — the publication was…

What does the future of nursing look like?

What does the future of nursing look like?

Technology, globalization and society are changing faster than ever. How is nursing practice keeping up in an ever-evolving world? These issues are addressed in the new issue of Nursing PRN, the Centre for Professional Nursing Education‘s annual publication. Printed copies…

Can art help you cope with illness?

Can art help you cope with illness?

Nancy Corrigan says it can. She facilitates and works on art projects with ill patients at the University of Alberta Hospital. She visited MacEwan University and worked with nursing faculty members on an art project she uses in her work…