jadelpn's Nursing Blog

jadelpn's Nursing Blog

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Joined Nov 23, '08 - from 'USA'. Posts: 5,238 (65% Liked) Likes: 13,840

Kickin' it Back, Old School

by jadelpn - Each class should have for it a textbook, a highlighter, a pen, pencil and notebook. Index cards can come later during homework. When studying, look at the objectives of the chapter. Look at the...

Is This Real, or Just a Fantasy

by jadelpn - So I got to thinking. What if the tables turned a bit. It may be the lack of sufficient coffee that has lead me to think about what would happen to nursing if part of the patient survey bru-ha-ha and...

Boundaries

by jadelpn - Patients are vulnerable. They are relying on nursing to give them care, encourage their independence, to increase or maintain their functional level. This takes a certain amount of trust. Trust is...

Inspiration is the Fancy Half of Breathing

by jadelpn - When did parts of nursing become a weird cult? That somehow, there's a lot of nurses drinking kool-aid at a party where you would prefer water? (or for some a stiff adult beverage?) The newest...

Noro-virus Blues

by jadelpn - OK, so the old joke "The Postman Always Rings Twice" can be easily converted to "The Noro-virus CAN Ring Twice". And once is enough. And never is better. And it helps when one washes their hands...

Nobody likes me, Everyone hates me

by jadelpn - There has been more than one discussion about nurses who are feeling hated. That someone over them calling the shots are nasty, mean and give one all the "hard" patients. The behavior is such that...

For the Bowel Obsessed

by jadelpn - I would tell you that this is meant to be a cheeky article, however, that would just add to the fray. Here's a question...Why is it now oh so appropriate to talk about people's bowel habits and...

Behavior That Just Shouldn't Fly

by jadelpn - There's something to be said about being professional. That one's conduct as a nurse is appropriate. There is a tremendous amount of undue stress and drama when a co-worker is less than stellar in...

Being Beside One's Self

by jadelpn - Face it, being new is not easy. New nurses, new to a unit, new to a specialty, they all are overwhelming at first. Nurses can and do find that the successful ventures at school, in one's former...

Anticipation: Behavioral Risk Assessment

by jadelpn - What if part of every admission assessment, there was a system in place for behavioral risk assessments in patients? Much like skin, pain and fall, behavior could be assessed, a care plan created,...

PR in Nursing Has Taken the Front Seat in Patient Care

by jadelpn - PR is big business in nursing. In order to have positive PR, a facility has to have a positive image. It is sometimes a difficult thing to be a well respected nurse due to what the nurse knows, as...

Humble Pie

by jadelpn - In taking my own advice, there needs to be a point in time that an LPN decides not to internalize. Even those who feel as if they are being set up to fail need to see the facility big picture,...

The Answer That You Seek

by jadelpn - There is more than one way to ask a question seeking advice. In these times, it is a good reference to have other nurses who have been there, done that. Even more often, and quoting one of my...

Team Sports

by jadelpn - There are many reasons why one becomes a nurse. On the top ten list, taking care of patients is an important role. But usually one that you can't go alone. To be one part of a whole is a best case...

A Spoonful of Sugar

by jadelpn - This is an interesting debate. One that can have multiple pros and cons. In essence, can one be a nurse and view it as just another day, a job, a paycheck, a means to an alternate end? Can we care...


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