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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.

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...

Caution! Don't Cross that Line - Maintaining Professional Boundaries

by tnbutterfly - Unlike personal boundaries which you set for yourself, many professional boundaries are already established and are less flexible.The American Nurses Association's (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses and...

Dispensing Emergency Spiritual Care

by tnbutterfly - "For patients struck by a serious illness or a deadly diagnosis, those supplies are just one way the Spiritual Care Department helps patients cope with a crisis. The chaplains offer company,...

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...

Nursing: Then and Now

by tnbutterfly - Looking back to when I was in nursing school, and then starting my nursing career, I remember many things that are no longer in use, or things that have transformed over the years. Gone are the days...

Do Not Enter - No Boys Allowed; Setting Boundaries

by tnbutterfly - DO NOT ENTER - NO BOYS ALLOWED!!! As a child, my family took yearly vacations to a location that was more than 1,000 miles away. That meant many long hours in the car, sharing the back seat with...


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