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Important Risk and Safety Information for Gebauer’s Pain Ease® and Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride®:

Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on persons with poor circulation. The thawing process may be painful and freezing may lower resistance to infection and delay healing. If skin irritation develops, discontinue use. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

Gebauer’s Pain Ease Only:

Apply only to intact oral mucous membranes. Do not use on genital mucous membranes. Consult your pediatrician when using on children 4 years old and younger.

Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride Only:

Published clinical trial results support the use in children 3 years of age and older. Ethyl chloride is FLAMMABLE and should never be used in the presence of an open flame or electrical cautery equipment. Use in a well-ventilated area. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating or inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Do not spray in eyes. Over application of the product may lead to frostbite and/or altered skin pigmentation. Cutaneous sensitization may occur, but appears to be extremely rare. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

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4 Alternative Careers in the Nursing Field

By: Bethany Nock | On: July 13, 2016

Whether you’ve recently graduated with your BSN, or you’ve already spent a few years at a hospital and are looking for something new, many different roles in the field of nursing can be the next step in your career.

In this article, we’ll discuss four career paths in the nursing field you can take if the clinic or hospital environment is not the right fit for your professional goals.

1. Legal Nurse Consultant

A legal nurse consultant is the go-to medical authority for a legal team. They apply the knowledge they acquired during their education, training and clinical experience to assist with claims and cases involving medically related issues.

Typical Job Duties

  • Review and organize patient records and pertinent medical literature
  • Educate attorneys on relevant medical terminology and how to interpret patient records
  • Prepare evidence for deposition and trial
  • Draft or analyze medical sections of legal documents
  • Serve as an expert witness during proceedings


  • Hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Insurance providers
  • Government agencies

2. Nurse Case Manager

Nurse case managers are responsible for coordinating the long-term care of patients with chronic medical conditions. They work closely with the patient and the patient’s family to evaluate the patient’s needs and create an appropriate plan of care. Nurse case managers often specialize in helping specific groups of patients—for example, pediatric, geriatric, patients with head injuries or cancer patients.

Typical Job Duties

  • Research the latest medical treatments to determine the best plan of care
  • Schedule doctor’s appointments and other procedures
  • Encourage patient independence and self-managed care
  • Coordinate with insurance companies to find the most cost-effective way for their patients to receive the highest quality care


  • Hospitals
  • Third-party payers
  • Social welfare organizations

3. Nurse Researcher

Nurse researchers are scientists who conduct research on facets of health, illness and health care. Their goal is to advance the field of nursing by providing evidence-based information healthcare professionals can use to provide better care and improve patient outcomes.

Typical Job Duties

  • Identify opportunities for research
  • Design and perform scientific studies
  • Gather and evaluate study data
  • Report study findings


  • Healthcare facilities
  • Research organizations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Universities

4. Forensic Nurse

Forensic nurses help investigate incidents of violence and accidents involving injury or death—for example, domestic abuse, sexual assault, worker’s compensation claims and motor vehicle accidents. They are integral in bridging the gap between medicine and the law, as they are well-versed in both health care and the criminal justice system.

Typical Job Duties

  • Collect evidence, such as blood and tissue samples and photographs of injuries
  • Consult with legal authorities
  • Provide testimony in court
  • Administer care and give support to victims


  • Coroner’s and medical examiner’s offices
  • Correctional institutions
  • Emergency rooms
  • Urgent care centers

Working in a hospital or clinic is not for everyone, and there are dozens of careers in the nursing field outside the hospital. You worked hard throughout school, so be sure the way you use your BSN is best for you.

No matter your role in the industry, a nurse’s primary goal is to ensure patients are satisfied with their care. Check out our free eBook, How Nurses Can Increase Satisfaction through Patient-Centered Care, to learn how nurses can provide the highest quality of care.

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