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Revolutionizing Neonatal Transport Part 1- History

By SteveNNP - Revolutionizing Neonatal Transport- Where do we find ourselves? As neonatal intensive care nurses and nurse practitioners, how often do we reevaulate where our critical care transport programs stand in relation to others worldwide? Current research in NICUs across the nation focuses on new medications, treatments for old trolls such as chronic lung disease, RDS, necrotizing enterocolitis, kangaroo care, etc etc...but barely a... Read More


Postpartum Mood Disorders

By Elvish - The postpartum period - just after giving birth - is, for most a time of happiness and adjustment to new family roles. However, for some women it is a time of overwhelming sadness, anxiety, and inability to cope with the stressors at hand. Postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis are mood disorders that affect approximately 10-20% of new moms. Most moms can expect to experience some 'baby blues' symptoms in the first week or... Read More


For Patrick...

By jvqantipolo - For Patrick He died around 6 a.m last September 23; his death certificate indicated Herniation Syndrome as the cause after few weeks in a mechanical ventilator and a non-progressing GCS 3. He was indeed one of the sweetest patients I've ever cared for ever since he was transferred from Pay ward. Not once, did he complain all the agony and discomfort from needles ( as what I remember, since he never grumbled when I was the one... Read More


Quality of Care and Foreign Nurses

By madwife2002 - Importing foreign trained nurses is no new phenomenon, America has been importing nurses for over fifty years since 1965, according to B.L. Brush and A.M. Berger, "Sending for Nurses: Foreign Nurse Migration, 1965–2002" I would like to examine evidence to see if foreign trained nurses have an impact on quality of care and wages. There are numerous articles on importing foreign trained nurses and this article provides links to... Read More


New Grads, A Few Words of Encouragement

By brian - After reading so many threads here on about the hard times many new grads are having at getting jobs, I just wanted to share a few words of encouragement. My feelings go out to all of you who are having a hard time finding jobs. I feel your pain and know what you are going through. I graduated in '95, we all had the similar issues with new grads having a hard time finding a job. The market was saturated, hospitals... Read More


Just One Person

By Angie O'Plasty, RN - shift change. lights blinked and bells dinged in front of almost every room on the 40-bed telemetry unit as day shifters reported off. i organized the kardexes on my six patients, quickly stapling them together and fanfolding them so i could see at a glance what meds were due for each patient and when. i had the last 4 rooms on the longest hall. the rooms were the farthest from the pyxis. my feet started aching just thinking about it.... Read More


What Are Private Messages?

By Joe V - How do I send private messages? Private messages work a little like email, but are limited to registered members with 15+posts. you may include bb code, smilies and images in private messages that you send. You may send a private message to a member by clicking the Private Message found under your Account. How do I work with private message folders? By default, you will have two folders in your private message area.... Read More


Watching My first Open Heart Surgery

By csclarkrn - I had just started to work at this newer and larger hospital in 1982 and it was on a telemety unit that specialized in post open heart surgery. I wasn't sure that I wanted to work at another Catholic hospital again. I worked at one in Texas a few years earlier and I went home crying every day. I was somewhat skeptical of this hospital and feared it would turn out like the first one. However, I stuck it out and found that I truly... Read More


Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis

By VickyRN - factor analysis is a broad term for multivariate statistical methods used to identify common underlying variables called factors within a larger set of measures. basically, factor analysis determines which variables group or go together. a factor is a group of related variables representing an underlying domain or theme. factors are indicated by shared variance (covariances) among two or more variables. as variables are reduced to... Read More


Being a Team Player

By trixie - Many nurses want to advance in their careers. Few go into the nursing profession planning on being a floor nurse forever. Unfortunately, many fail to learn the very basic principle of how to be a team player. I was fortunate to have been oriented to the world of nursing by wonderful team players. They considered the work to be everyone’s work. They were highly organized nurses who put the patient’s needs first. If there was... Read More


Clinical Governance and Risk Managment

By XB9S - One of the aspects of UK healthcare that is supposed to help us provide good quality care for our patients in clinical governance. All NHS organisations will have clinical governance committees and these help the trusts manage risk. I have tried to compile details of what clinical governance is, and how it can be used to help nurses improve the care we provide to our patients. What Does It All Mean Clinical governance... Read More


For those who had lost a child in a hospital bed; still searching for their lost hope

By jvqantipolo - Their stories were all congruent. (For those who had lost a child in a hospital bed and still searching for their lost hope) In expectation, they have waited for their first born. They were once the typical parents who adorned their babies’ small hands and feet or their velvety skin and round eyes—minutes after an arduous childbirth experience. With gentle whispers, they once assured their first born that the world is not a... Read More


Inmates as Patients in Hospital

By 4cas2 - An issue arose at my hospital during my consolidation as a student, and it had both ethical and legal concerns. I was being trained on a medical/surgical floor, and one of the nurses on the floor believed that inmates were only permitted to ambulate on the floor with their guards after visiting hours were over. Inmates are commonly put on our floor as there are a couple of prisons in the vicinity of the hospital. The clinical... Read More


Active Learning Strategy: Concept Mapping

By VickyRN - A concept map is a flowchart or diagram that shows the inter-relationships among concepts (ideas, images, or words). It is a graphical tool for representing and organizing knowledge. Concept mapping assists learners in understanding the relationships as they construct a visual map to illustrate the connections. Concepts are usually enclosed in boxes, triangles, or circles. Links or connecting lines demonstrate relationships, with... Read More


Mommy will be there

By canchaser - People frequently ask why did you become a nurse? Its like the day time talk shows calling an unsuspecting person and playing everyone has a story. They call the unsuspecting person and hear their story. Well, this is my why I became a nurse story. I was in the first grade when I had to get my tonsils out. I was probably six or seven. My mom was an evening shift worker and when I went to sleep she was there but once I awoke, she was... Read More


How do I clear cookies?

By Joe V - What is 'Automatic Sign-In'? When you sign-in, you will be given the option to 'Remember Me'. This will store your identity securely in a cookie on your computer. If you are using a shared computer, such as in a library, school or internet cafe, or if you have reason to not trust any other users that might use this computer, we recommend you do not enable this. How do I clear cookies? You can clear all your cookies set... Read More


Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)

By VickyRN - structural equations comprehensively represent the complex multidimensional relations among research variables in a theory. structural equation modeling (or sem) is a sophisticated class of multivariate analytic statistical techniques used to examine the underlying relationships, or structure, among variables in a model. sem allows the researcher to model, test, and reduce hypothesized relationships among a set of observed variables.... Read More


Analysis of Covariance

By VickyRN - Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) is a statistical technique that blends analysis of variance and linear regression analysis. It is a more sophisticated method of testing the significance of differences among group means because it adjusts scores on the dependent variable to remove the effect of confounding variables. ANCOVA is based on inclusion of additional variables (known as covariates) into the model that may be influencing scores... Read More