Brenda F. Johnson's Nursing Blog

Brenda F. Johnson, BSN, RN 101,939 Views

Joined: Oct 13, '14; Posts: 229 (66% Liked) ; Likes: 837
RN at Gi Lab; from TN , US
Specialty: 25 year(s) of experience in Gastrointestinal Nursing

October 15, 2018 is Global Handwashing Day

For us in the medical field, handwashing is second nature. We wash our hands before assessing a patient, and then again after. We understand how vital it is not to pass germs from patient to patient...

Celebrate Our LPN/LVNs October 7-13, 2018

Licensed Practical Nurses across the country are commemorated during the month of October. If you work with an LPN, make sure to recognize them with a banner, food and gifts during the week of...

One Stop Shopping: The Trend of Retail Healthcare

Americans thrive on being able to access things quickly. Drive-thrus give us our coffee, hamburger, or prescription through our car window. We are busy people, and this allows us to multitask without...

The Public is Responsible!: An Era Gone By

We live in a world where we expect our hospitals, doctor offices, etc to be clean. But imagine a time when that wasn't the case. Standards haven't always been in place to make sure institutions kept...

Deadly Water: An Era Gone By

Dark clouds moved over the farm, casting shadows on the grass. The birds sang and fluttered among the tree branches. A calm settled over the fields while the dogs ran in circles around the cattle. ...

Overmedication: The Silent Killer Of the Elderly

The healthcare system in America has developed into one with the ability to prolong quality of life. When it comes to the older population who often take multiple medications due to chronic issues,...

Cancer Vaccines/Immunotherapy - The Future of Cancer Treatment

Our Amazing Immune System When our body detects an abnormal cell or a microbe that can make us sick, then the white blood cells, or leukocytes jump into action to fight for us. When cancer cells...

"You Have Uterine Cancer, Go Home and Make Final Arrangements": An Era Gone By

Reaching up to pin the last corner of the sheet to the rope, Margaret stopped short. Her hand dropped the clothespin as she leaned over, her knees buckling. A hot breeze whipped the laundry, causing...

Mental Illness Awareness Week October 7-13, 2018

Whether it is a family member, friend, or you, mental illness can be devastating, especially when it goes untreated. When a person with mental illness reaches out to someone they feel safe with and...

National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC)

NPAC Conference 2018 - Barkley & Associates Earn up to 48 contact hours at the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in Acute Care (NPAC) 2018. If you are a Nurse Practitioner who rounds in...

Has Medication Advertising Affected Drug Intake?

Before the FDA gained control of how networks can air medication commercials, several doctors did some research and wrote if their findings in, "Television Advertising and Drug Use", by Barry...

Investigating Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Knocking on the door, I paused a second before opening it. Inside were two people, the young man who was the patient, and his mother. I introduced myself and began asking the usual questions for...

New Research - New Recommendations for Blood Pressure

As nurses, learning how to take a blood pressure is one of the first skills we learn. We are very familiar with the numbers, knowing immediately if the numbers are too high, or too low. It never...

The Destroyer of Germs - Fresh Air and Sunshine: An Era Gone By

Nursing focus and objectives were the same in the early 1900s as they are now, however elementary in comparison they may seem. Safe patient care and treatment are of utmost importance and has been...

What is Nux Vomica? State Board Questions From the Turn of the 20thCentury: An Era Gone By

New England turned out the first formally trained nurse, Linda Richards in 1873 from New England Hospital for Women and Children Training School for Nurses. In 1873 the first nursing school in the...


close