Nursing Articles - page 167

A Typical Day for this Parish Nurse

A Typical Day for this Parish Nurse

by tnbutterfly - I have been a Parish Nurse for the past 9 years, being part of a program sponsored jointly by our local hospital and area churches. I received my parish nurse training through this hospital....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Command Respect

How to Command Respect

by 43RN20 - 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...

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...

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...

Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

Do you recognize abusive behavior in your unit?

by cmo421 - I am sure all reading are thinking that they would never tolerate any such behavior. But do you? Think of the unconscious post op that comes in with bizarre tattoos or piercings. Remember that...

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...

A letter to K.

by ElvishDNP - 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,...

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...

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...

Tips for Nurses: Dealing with annoying coworkers

Tips for Nurses: 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...

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...

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....

Learning From the Ancients: The Nurse Becomes a Shaman

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...

Defining Delegation: Managing Others

Defining Delegation: Managing Others

by classicdame - 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...

Reasons to be a Nurse

Reasons to be a Nurse

by corne - People have different reasons why they choose to become a Nurse. Some people see it as a tool to go to other countries. Some people uses it as a preparatory course for medicine, while others take it...


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