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Who would think that over-the-counter (OTC) “anything” would be so controversial?  But hearing devices? Amplified hearing aids are so complicated, and their OTC approval and acceptance will go through many hoops before consumers are able to get access to more affordable amplification. Access to over-the-counter hearing aids can open the […]

An Audiologist’s View about the New Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Law


Nurse bullying is alive and well in our current health care environment. But is it a new problem? “Nurses eating their young” has plagued our nursing profession for decades. Maybe that’s why the American Nurses Association decided to address this problem when they created the Code of Ethics. The ANA […]

Nurse Bullying: A Violation of Our Code of Ethics


Happy 4th of July from Advantedge Education
Hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, beer, fireworks, and noise-induced hearing loss?!  Not for me thanks. This 4th of July, consider adding ear protection to your fireworks tradition. Most of us don’t consider our hearing when we’re out celebrating Independence Day with our family and friends. But you should. Adults should not be […]

Checking out the fireworks? Don’t forget ear protection.



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At this moment we’re celebrating that our speaker proposal for DevLearn 2017 was accepted for our business: Advantedge Education. Yay!!! Evolution of a gamified formative assessment. Lessons learned on the way has been added to the 2017 program. This presentation will share how Advantedge Education turned a face-to-face academic class about nursing laws and […]

Evolution of a gamified formative assessment


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Nurse-to-nurse bullying is pervasive, destructive and doesn’t belong in a profession that is supposed to be caring and compassionate. To help nurses protect and bully-proof themselves, I conduct workshops on bullying. My workshops are designed to help academic organizations who are trying to create cultures of civility and respect among […]

What to do if the bully is your boss? 5 ...


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Karen was thrilled to receive an award at work for her excellence in nursing care. She had been a nurse for more than 20 years and this was the first time she was recognized by the leadership team. Her manager announced Karen’s award during a staff meeting and she was […]

#1 Deadly Sin Causing Nurse Bullying