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Hello!! I am the Community Manager for allnurses and have been a member since 2006. As a BSN RN for more than 35 years, I have experience in Peds, Med-Surg, Disaster Nursing, Home Health, Psych, Parish Nursing and Social Media. Please don't hesitate to contact me about questions or comments regarding the site. Read my articles and let me know if you like them.

What Is Occupational Health Nursing? Salary?

by tnbutterfly - We are all familiar with OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Since its creation in 1970, this governmental agency has been charged with the mission of "assuring safe and...

Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing

by tnbutterfly - "Formerly known as Enterostomal Therapy (ET) nurses, Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) nurses are registered nurses who specialize in the care of patients with wounds, ostomies, or continence...

Nurses - The Unsung Heroes

by tnbutterfly - Once again it is National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, which always begins on May 6 and goes through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This is the week set aside to...

Life after the Boston Marathon Bombing - Coping with the Trauma

by tnbutterfly - As thousands gathered on Monday, April 15, "Patriots Day" to participate in or cheer on runners in one of America's well-known events, the Boston Marathon, little did anyone know that the sunny...

Munchausen by Internet: The Lying Disease that Preys on the Heart

by tnbutterfly - For decades, people have heard of Munchausen syndrome, a disorder characterized by people taking extraordinary measures to fake illnesses or psychological trauma for the sole purpose of attracting...

Thanksgiving Came on Monday

by tnbutterfly - Monday was a particularly busy day......... one filled with a few unexpected blessings The first half of the day, while busy, was filled with my normal Monday, start-of-the week tasks. Nothing...

I am Afraid. Please Pray for Me.

by tnbutterfly - Many of us view the healthcare setting as a place of employment where we we are comfortable. To patients, however, this medical setting is a maze with frightening and uncertain twists and turns, ups...

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

by tnbutterfly - Do you ever have one of those days where it seems like you've been busy all day... yet at the end of the day you look around and can't see that you've really accomplished anything?? You wonder...

What is Operating Room / Perioperative Nursing? Salary?

by tnbutterfly - Perioperative nurses are the nurses who are with the patient as they go through all levels of surgery. They are there to greet the anxious patient and their family upon arrival to the preoperative...

Happy Birthday to the World's Most Famous Nurse

by tnbutterfly - Upon graduation from nursing school, we all probably remember reciting the Nightingale Pledge, a modified "Hippocratic Oath" composed in 1893 by Mrs. Lystra E. Gretter and a Committee for the Farrand...

Stopping the Emotional Bleeding Following a Disaster

by tnbutterfly - Last week, our nation experienced two more tragic events. The bombings in Boston and the explosion in West, TX left many people dealing with feelings of anger, anxiety, and fear. There have been...

Be the Nurse You Would Want as a Patient

by tnbutterfly - If you have had the misfortune of being a patient in the hospital, what stands out about your experience? No matter the specific reason for your admission, I'm sure it was an experience you would...

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly; Christmas Traditions in Your Workplace

by tnbutterfly - "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly"......... "Tis the Season to be Jolly"....... Sure we all are excited and making preparations for the holidays. There are signs of Christmas...

How Would You Rate Your Pain????

by tnbutterfly - I was with a friend recently who was awaiting a craniotomy. We were in the OR holding area when the nurse came in and asked him "How would you rate your pain on a scale of zero to ten with zero...

When Nurses Cry

by tnbutterfly - Although it's been more than 30 years ago, I remember the occasion very clearly. My first death on Peds as the charge nurse. It was horrible. A four-month old with a congenital heart defect was to...


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