UM Review RN's Nursing Blog

UM Review RN's Nursing Blog

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Real Nursing

by UM Review RN - Nursing interventions are created moments. To me, "real nursing" is a moment created to identify and intervene, to connect with a patient and influence that patient to modify a behavior or an...

The Value of Transfer Boards

by UM Review RN - There are some tools that have been around for a long time, but are rarely used because Medicare or Medicaid will not pay for them. Transfer boards, also called slide boards, fit into this category....

Positioning for Pain Control

by UM Review RN - Proper positioning of a patient in pain has nearly become a lost art with the advent of patient-controlled analgesia and the focus on pain as the 5th vital sign. However, proper positioning, used as...

Things That Go Boooop In The Night

by UM Review RN - I figured something out last night. The maker of grocery carts changed jobs. You know, you grab a grocery cart, the wheels start shimmying like four strippers with thongs full of loose change? Yeah,...

Just One Person

by UM Review RN - My feet started aching just thinking about it. Here at the nurse's station, the tele monitors were blocked by people trying to pick up their assignments. I decided to get report first, then come back...

My First Nursing Instructor

by UM Review RN - We communicated solely by gesture and body language, but the little old German lady taught me more about nursing than any English-speaking patient ever did. I was in my teens when I started work...

Lest We Forget

by UM Review RN - i was in the process of discharging a patient. i thanked the patient and the family for being so wonderful and helpful to the staff. it was true; the whole situation was awful for the family and they...


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