dianah's Nursing Blog

dianah, ADN Senior Moderator 37,594 Views

Joined Apr 27, '02 - from 'at my home desk or at work'. dianah is a Cath Lab/Cardiology Case Management. She has '39' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Cath Lab/Radiology'. Posts: 26,227 (25% Liked) Likes: 15,184

To Be (Monitored) or Not To Be (Monitored)

by dianah - Old-school RN here. Studied for Boards (before they were called NCLEX) while traveling West in a wagon train, fighting dinosaurs along the way. Cut my teeth in several ICUs, when Swan-Ganz catheters...

Pulmonary Nursing

by dianah - Pulmonary or Respiratory Nurses specialize in caring for people with lung diseases. These conditions may be caused by smoking, genetics or infections, and are some of the most common patient...

Gastroenterology Nursing

by dianah - Another, and possibly little-known, specialty area utilizing nurses is that of Gastroenterology. The role of Gastroenterology Nurses continues to expand: RNs may work with patients directly or...

Miss Tander Teaches

by dianah - Miss Tander. The very mention of her name stirred butterflies and raised pulse and blood pressure in us. Miss Tander. Tough and no-nonsense scourge of us student nurses. As the Med-Surg...

A Path of Learning

by dianah - After many years as an RN, I do recall three memorable patient encounters that impacted my life and changed how I practice nursing. Over 30 years ago, I was a young 'float' RN doing morning Team...

Nurse Massage Therapists

by dianah - The world wide web is brimming with articles about nurses who have combined the two disciplines of nursing and massage therapy into a viable and complementary client-centered practice. It well...

Neuroscience Nursing

by dianah - Skilled and dedicated nurses, helping patients using their knowledge and skills of Neuroscience Nursing, make an important difference to vulnerable patients of all ages who have neurological...

Radiology Nursing

by dianah - Radiology Nurses provide care for patients undergoing various imaging exams. This simple sentence is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, of the many ways RNs in imaging departments facilitate...

Me and Mr. Smith and Waffles

by dianah - "I'm not hungry today," he growled, the corners of his mouth turned down, as I entered his room. He lay in bed in his wrinkled white hospital gown, surrounded by rumpled sheets. He was assigned...


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