big al lpn's Nursing Blog

By big al lpn

Joined Dec 8, '09 - from 'Harrisburg PA'. big al lpn is a Peds Homecare. He has '7' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Health, Camp, LTC'. Posts: 322 (44% Liked) Likes: 394

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.

Emergency Response for Dummies

Making sure your camp's emergency response plan is in place and well understood prior to an emergency is critical to success. No response plan can be comprehensive; you cannot produce a protocol for every situation. Also, realize at some camps, response plans are less a written procedure and more of a "this is how we did it last time" thing. In the absence of a written procedure, or the desire to create one, a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all involved is vital. A... Read More →


10 camp lessons.

My first year as a camp nurse I spent hours learning everything I could about my new job. I read the book, looked at all the websites, and browsed every forum. I was disappointed to find so little information on camp nursing. I have come to realize there are several reasons behind the lack of information. First, there are no experts! The truth is that very few camps have full-time nurses and a lot of camps don't have many returning staff. Even those who do generally only continue camping... Read More →


A Camp health center is like a septic system

Like a septic system a little maintenance and prevention goes a long way. I like to be proactive in avoiding injures, making sure your camp has a culture of safety will go a long way to reducing business in the health center. Accidents happen, however every accident should involve the question of how can we keep this from happening again. Making sure that counselors have basic knowledge of first aid, and things parents know that college kids don't, goes a long way to preventing and identifying... Read More →



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