madwife2002's Nursing Blog

madwife2002's Nursing Blog

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Joined Jan 17, '05 - from 'Ohio'. madwife2002 is a Clinical Service Specialist. She has '26' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'RN, BSN, CHDN'. Posts: 10,271 (21% Liked) Likes: 6,059

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...

Guidelines which helped me, for Student Nurses and New Grads

by madwife2002 - I have spent a large part of my career working, supporting and educating student nurses, student midwives and new grads. It has been one of the most fulfilling part of my life without exception. ...

Staffing Shortages in HealthCare

by madwife2002 - I have been a nurse for 22 years and have worked in a variety of hospitals. Now, I manage a dialysis center. I can honestly say that I have never worked anywhere where we had perfect staffing! ...

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...

I hate my boss!

by madwife2002 - Hands up, how many of you actually hate your boss? I can imagine a fair few will be nodding their head in agreement that they hate there boss. I search google with the words 'I hate my boss' and...


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