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Brenda F. Johnson, BSN, RN 101,994 Views

Joined: Oct 13, '14; Posts: 229 (67% Liked) ; Likes: 838
RN at Gi Lab; from TN , US
Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Gastrointestinal Nursing

Menopause? *The Doctor recommends Freedom From Responsibility: An Era Gone By

Picking up her heavy skirt, Evelyn entered the threshold of the doctor's office. The wood squeaked as her heels clicked against the floorboards. A heavy sigh mixed with the swishing of fabric could...

Under the Covers: My Experience With Post-op Pain Control

As nurses, we are used to being in control. We help manage our patient's medications, their diet, and activity. No matter where nurses work, we have to organize our day in order to get everything...

Is Your Circadian Rhythm Longer Than Average? Night Owl Versus Morning Person

Have you ever wondered why one person thrives on night shift while another can't stay awake and feels horrible? I have. Research shows that there may be personality traits, and genetic factors that...

Injection Gone Wrong: Part 3

Driving to get her MRI under fluoroscopy, Susan kept reflecting on the fact that she was told that her first one didn't show any damage to her left shoulder. Being claustrophobic added to her anxiety...

Injection Gone Wrong: Part 1

Susan stepped up to the next available person and handed her the flu shot questionnaire filled out and signed. The tiny room was full of activity. There were piles of syringes and alcohol pads next...

Word Love; My Writing Journey

After my high school graduation in 1983, I got married to my high school sweetheart and we moved from Florida to Clarksville, TN. He was in the Army and that is where we were stationed and where we...

January is Blood Donor Month!

We have repeatedly heard that blood donations are a gift of life, and being nurses, we know this to be true. In fact, in my community, there was a calamitous bus crash last November that killed five...

There Is A New Fungus Among Us: Candida Auris

What Is Candida Auris? The Auris part of the name for Candida Auris refers to the ear because this fungus is found in the ear. Although it is found in the ear, it is also detected in many other...

Tryptophan and IBS: The Connection

We need protein in our diet to keep us strong and healthy. New research presents the idea that a diet rich in protein is good for IBS as we will see in the article, "Protein-rich diet may help...

Do You Have a Toxic Boss? (eyeroll)

We all have had moments when we have been in charge of a group of people, so we understand how difficult it can be to try and accomplish what needs to be done and keep everyone calm and cooperative. ...

Why Should I Go To A Conference?

Whatever your specialty is as a nurse, there is probably an organization that you can get involved in. From the American Nursing Organization to American Forensic Association, there is one that you...

Injection Gone Wrong: Part 2

I'm not crazy. I'm not the only one. Frozen with emotions, Susan shifted between relief in the acknowledgment that there were other people who had residual problems from the shots, meaning it wasn't...

Hormones Linked to Fecal Incontinence in Postmenopausal Women

Anatomy In adults, the rectum is about 15cm in length with the distal end called the anal canal being an inch wide. The colonic nerve supply controls contractions, mucus secretion, and the rectal...

Superbugs On The Rise; How Can Nurses Help to Exterminate Them?

What Defines A Superbug? Dr. Stephen Calderwood says of superbugs, "in fairness, there is no real definition," in the article, " Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them," by Kelli Miller....

The "Fat" Deception

First, Let's Review The Different Types Of Fat Beginning with the good fats, because we all need some good in our lives, they are liquid at room temperature. There are the two extensive...


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