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Is Peak Flow Monitoring a Necessary Component of Pediatric Asthma Management?

By mtnmom - Asthma is the most common chronic condition of childhood (Burkhart, Rayens, Oakley, Abshire, and Zhang, 2007; Burkhart, Rayens, Revelette, and Ohlmann, 2007) and one of the major causes of school absenteeism in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007). An estimated 10%... Read More

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A letter to K.

By Elvish - Recently I took care of a new mom postpartum after her second baby who took methadone for heroin addiction. She and her family taught me so much. I wrote her this letter; I'll never send it to her, but I did want to share in hopes that someone else may get something from it. Dear K, I will... Read More

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Case Managing the Homeless and the Role of Community Health Workers

By jhoonk - Section I. Introduction This paper describes the case management process in providing Health Care for the Homeless (HCH). Brief introduction to homelessness in the United States and the implication of case management strategy in HCH are presented. Then, each step of case management... Read More

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We are all made of stars

By flightnurse2b - This is a paper I wrote a while ago for my Fundamentals class that I am really proud of and wanted to share. "What's wrong with death sir? What are we so mortally afraid of? Why can't we treat death with a certain amount of humanity and dignity, and decency, and God forbid, maybe even... Read More

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Tips for Dealing With Annoying Coworkers

By Bugaloo - One thing they don't teach you in nursing school is how to deal with annoying coworkers. If you work in a hospital, you probably work 12-hour shifts. Those 12 hours can zip right by or drag on FOREVER depending on many factors, one of which is the type of nurses that you work with. For me, the... Read More

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No Guarantees

By squeakykitty - When I worked in LTC, I took care of a resident who was total care, and had dementia with psychotic features. This resident used the call bell a lot and yelled for people to help often. One day I was walking down the hall to this resident’s room and it occurred to me---this could be me in 30 or... Read More

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The Truth About Nurse Recruiters - Bonus or Bogus

By 43RN20 - Employment advertisements are flooding our newspapers, newsletters, nursing journals, e-mails and even our private mail. The ads seem to be saying that the employer can make all our dreams come true. How can I tell which job is really the best for me? Every ad claims that the employer has the... Read More

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Learning From the Ancients: The Nurse Becomes a Shaman

By zenman - A massage therapist friend gave me a book titled, “So You Want to Be A Shaman.” I never really paid much attention to the book, perhaps because my friend told me about spirit guides that appeared whenever she was working with a client. My mind just couldn’t quite wrap itself around her stories;... Read More

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Defining Delegation

By classicdame - Defining Delegation Every nurse is a manager. Nurses manage patient care, their own time and each other. Managing others is called “delegation” and is defined by the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which the nurse practices. The Nurse Practice Act specifies expectations related to authority,... Read More

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The language of pain

By squeakykitty - Years ago in my high school P.E. class, I jumped down off some bleachers and sprained my ankle really bad. I sat there holding my ankle and was face was somewhat contorted into an expression of pain, although there were no tears, no outcry, and no drama. Yet, one of my classmates accused me of... Read More

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Everybody was Somebody's Baby Once

By la bellota - I wrote this in May 2007. This was my first clinical day of Med Surg. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Today was our first day of med surg. I had a very nice patient. He had a very nice family there to be there with him. He will be my patient tomorrow and I am very lucky. I was assigned another... Read More

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Yesterday and Today's Nurses

By hlfpnt - What do you think of when you hear the word nurse? Myself, I picture someone in a starched, full length white dress with matching stockings, shoes and hat. I can see her carrying a medicine tray loaded with brown bottles and a mercury thermometer. That’s a pretty stereotypical thought, huh? What a... Read More

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The Good Doctor: What Hospice Has Taught Me

By tencat - At a casual gathering the question inevitably arises. “Where do you work?” I always hesitate to reply, knowing that my answer will most likely hang over the conversation like a slightly unpleasant odor. So I take a deep breath and say, “I work as a hospice nurse.” The answer elicits a moment of... Read More

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Staff development and funding

By JBudd - Abstract This paper will discuss the wide range of duties found in staff development and nursing education departments, and the importance of funding these activities. Review of articles reporting on various aspects of responsibilities, and a personal interview gives an overview of the many... Read More

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How to Command Respect

By 43RN20 - by Jane Delveaux, RN In an article published in 2007 by the Green Bay Press Gazette, attention was brought to a problem that doesn't seen to want to go away. Nurses continue to struggle with their working relationships with physicians and continue to identify physician abuse of nurses as a... Read More

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Health Care Relief - The Best Kept Secret

By 43RN20 - Just what is being done to support our nurses in the workplace? Is there something more to the story that we are not hearing? While attention has been focused on problems associated with the national nursing shortages, little has been said about the impact that the Medical Staffing Industry has... Read More

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Computerized Medication Systems

By tracelane - This might not fit in but I thought it was interesting: A topic which has been on the top of the list at all of our hospital administration meetings is medication reconciliation and errors. It seems when patients are admitted, nurses aren’t verifying home medications consistently and... Read More

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Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

By cmo421 - Abuse, neglect or exploitation of a patient or resident of a care facility is a crime. I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconcious post op that comes in with bizarre tatoos or piercings. Remember that head... Read More


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