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Brenda F. Johnson, BSN, RN 92,043 Views

Joined Oct 13, '14 - from 'Ooltewah, Tn'. Brenda F. Johnson is a RN at Gi Lab. She has '23+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Gastrointestinal Nursing'. Posts: 194 (65% Liked) Likes: 638

Prep(s)aring For A Colonoscopy

by Brenda F. Johnson - Preparing a patient for a test involves instructing them with specific teaching points plus not just listening, but hearing the patient’s questions in order to ensure the best results. There are many...

To Colonoscopy or Not to Colonoscopy

by Brenda F. Johnson - There are several medical tests recommended for both men and women on a regular basis to maintain optimum health. Starting as toddlers, we should get our teeth examined and cleaned annually, and as...

The Positive Aspects of A Nursing Career

by Brenda F. Johnson - I was twenty-five when I started nursing school and there was a woman in my class who was fifty-nine. For my classmate, as is the case for so many others, nursing was a second career. Whatever the...

Wood Alcohol Poisoning: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - In 1907 three men were found dead, their bodies forever frozen in clenched, distorted positions that depicted their harrowing deaths from wood alcohol. The archived article, “Wood Alcohol Kills...

Udderly Amazing! : An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - Just opening old medical books is fascinating. The faded yellow pages and poor quality pictures allow us to see how nurses studied in the early 1900s. Again, flipping through the pages, A.S....

Masturbation Is a Bad Habit: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - Dorothy’s hands shook as she prepared each item for her newborn’s bath. The list of needed articles and instructions she received from the hospital was as long as her sleeve. After reading the...

The Smell of Death: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - The cold sticky wetness between Oscar’s legs stirred him out of his feverish sleep. His fingers brushed his thigh as he pulled the blanket over his shoulders. Opening one eyelid he tried to focus...

Don’t Hide Your Pregnancy With a Corset; An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - “Open wide Mrs. Smith, I need to check your teeth. I don’t see any pus but two of your teeth need to be pulled. We can arrange that later. Today we will be doing a blood test called the Wassermann...

Diseases of the Colon: A Case for Getting a Colonoscopy

by Brenda F. Johnson - Every year research presents us with new medications and recommendations for our health. Our GI tract is designed to keep us healthy, hydrated, and well nourished. We take it for granted the...

Top States and Hospitals for Nursing Jobs

by Brenda F. Johnson - Which State? Graduating nurses often begin their career in the state of their graduation. They have established residences and family that keep them planted for the time being. In the event they...

Celebrating Nursing

by Brenda F. Johnson - Stapling vinyl to wood, I contemplated my morning. Rushing to get the kids to daycare then speeding to my job at Wellcraft boats only to clock in late for the second time that week. I knew...

Biofilm: Undercover Assassin

by Brenda F. Johnson - A career in medicine can be a fascinating one. It provides a format for continual learning, especially for those who choose to read articles, go to conferences, participate in webinars, etc. Those...

Floating Kidneys: An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - Although signs and symptoms of health problems have not changed, treatment and availability have. Comparing standards of care present day to that of hundreds of years ago, we can see the the...

Get Your Foot Off My Self Esteem!

by Brenda F. Johnson - She slapped my right hand just as I was about to inject the medicine. Startled, I looked back at her to see angry green eyes and thin lips pursed in disapproval. Knowing that the patient could see...

"I Know How to Wash My Hands": An Era Gone By

by Brenda F. Johnson - “It would be my pleasure to be David’s nursemaid. I have a year experience working for Mr. and Mrs. Jones before they moved to North Dakota. I do not have hospital experience, but I helped my...


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