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Joined Jan 17, '05 - from 'Ohio'. madwife2002 is a Director of Nursing Services. She has '26' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'RN, BSN, CHDN'. Posts: 10,284 (21% Liked) Likes: 6,090

Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice?

by madwife2002 - Do you cut corners in your daily nursing practice? Or do you do everything according to the 'book'. Do you police yourself in your everyday care of a patient, what do I mean by police yourself? I...

What kind of animal are you?

by madwife2002 - In an Interview recently, I was asked a strange question, "If you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?" Initially I laughed out loud as I thought it was a trick question or a joke but...

Tips for Nurses Relocating to Another State

by madwife2002 - Moving from one state to another can be as easy as ABC, providing you plan and make it a nice smooth transition. There are certain variables which you are able to control and there are certain...

5 Diamond Patient Safety Project

by madwife2002 - Has your facility recently started your 5 diamond projects for ESRD NETWORKS? For those of you who have never heard of it, it is like a 5 star rating for hotels. You achieve a star for each of...

Nursing, a 'caring' profession or are we so much more?

by madwife2002 - Nursing, a caring profession or is this a lame description? Caring is such a mild description of what nurses are about. I believe the word care or caring are no longer adequate to describe what we...

Risk Management, what does it mean to you?

by madwife2002 - To be a nurse we have to have a collection of strengths to stay in the profession. We have to be able to communicate effectively to people from all walks of life, to our co-workers and other members...

As a Nurse our whole lives revolve round our schedule

by madwife2002 - It is time off! We love our time off! We want our days off to be in a row of at least 2 and we want to have every other weekend off. We don't want to work every holiday, every weekend and...

Is Dialysis Nursing for you? (Part One)

by madwife2002 - When I was doing my finals many years ago I was faced with discussing 2 specialties one was Looking after the renal patient the anatomy and physiology, the other the CVA/Stroke patient or as now we...

Stamp out Gossip today

by madwife2002 - Discrimination, sexism and bullying in the work place appear to be on the increase which concerns me a great deal. It comes under many guises and is not always easy to see. It is like a virus and it...

Protect yourself, Protect your license, and most of all Protect your patient

by madwife2002 - Did you know that the only way to protect yourself in a court of law is to follow your company's policies and procedures, to the letter! If it is in the Policy and Procedure (P & P) manual, then...

Emails can get you into trouble

by madwife2002 - Did you know that there is such a thing as email etiquette - for Work? I don't know about you, but I have tripped into many pitfalls with my emails! Emails can have a tone, attitude, rudeness,...

If you didn't document, you didn't do it!

by madwife2002 - Documentation and the average nurse is a hot topic, so you have to start as you mean to go on! Documentation in nursing varies a great deal, what you should document, what you do document and what...

Death and the dying patient, what experiences do you have?

by madwife2002 - My greatest fear as a new student nurse was how was I going to cope when I saw my first dead person? I had never even had a relative who had died nor been to many funerals. In the UK we don't...

Be careful what you wish for on Halloween!

by madwife2002 - When I was a new nurse back in 1993, I worked in a very old hospital in the UK. It was an old TB institute that became a large teaching hospital probably around the 1950's. It had old long drafty...

Full moon syndrome-fact or fiction

by madwife2002 - For years, we (in the nursing profession) have identified an increase in full moon personality changes among our patients and co-workers. None of them for the better! Yet research does not...


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