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The following are articles I have written and shared with the nursing community. If you enjoy an article please leave a comment and tell me what you think.

The Boy With the Broken Heart

Mom wanted to lie in the bed with the four year old, but that made it too difficult to manage his care, so she had to sit beside the bed. She kept her face close to his, whispering softly to Antonio. Dad stood behind her with his hands on Moms shoulders. The three were physically connected. The primary nurse and I, the Charge Nurse, called the Pediatrician on call multiple times about our growing concern for Antonio's distress. Breathing treatments were not working. Blood gases were... Read More →

Defining Delegation: Managing Others

The Nurse Practice Act specifies expectations related to authority, responsibility and accountability. Ignorance of these expectations is not an excuse. Patient outcomes are at stake and, perhaps, your own nursing license. Delegation is defined as the "transfer of authority to a competent individual" ( Your authority comes from the nurse's scope of practice as provided by law in your state. The scope of practice differs for APN's, RN's and LVN/LPN's, but at no... Read More →

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