Safety Rules!

SafetyNurse1968, PhD, RN 9,882 Views

The mission of Safety Nurse is to get Rose Katiana through nursing school. Safety Nurse would like to make the world a safer place. Adding a nurse to the Consider Haiti health care team will directly improve the lives of Haitians in Montrouis and the surrounding community. It's a drop in the bucket - but you know what many drops make? A bucketful. JOIN IN!

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Try Clinical Nurse Leader

IT'S A PATIENT SAFETY ISSUE As I stated in Part 1, I just got hired as an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina Upstate (USC-U) in Spartanburg! After seven long years of working on...

Type I Diabetes: Motivational Interviewing for Chronic Illness

BACKGROUND ON TYPE I DIABETES In 1910, english physiologist Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer discovered that Insulin is secreted from the pancreas, but until commercial production of insulin began...

Sick And Tired, Seeing Things? You Might Have Anemia

BACK STORY Read the full story HERE. A few years ago, my cousin Ruth came to live with us for the summer and be a nanny to my four kids. While she was living with us she presented with increasing...

I've Got Bugs in My Bed and I Don't Know...How to Get Rid of Them

Ok nurses, why do you need to know about bed bugs? Because they could end up in yourbed! Though infestations were common at the beginning of the 20thcentury, bed bugs haven't been on the public...

Writing as Therapy

​I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I write and I understand.' Chinese Proverb Jane's words: I love reading and writing. I don't have the self-discipline to read much anymore, but...

Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 2

Jane mentioned many drugs in our interview, so I wanted to give you a quick, reliable reference to look them up. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has all of them listed on a website in...

Protecting Your License – Notes from a Nurse-Attorney

Nursing licensure has been on my mind lately. I just taught an NCLEX test prep course to some recent RN grads, and there are always test questions on licensure and negligence. I had a lively...

Nursing Conferences: Posters and Sponsors and Spiders, Oh My!

I just went to the Nursing Education Research Conference1 (NERC) in Washington DC, and it was incredible. I have been to several conferences this year, but the NERC was my favorite because attending...

Oh The Places You'll Go: The Why, How and What of Higher Education

Throughout my career as a nurse, I have advocated for nurses to seek higher degrees. After I obtained my ADN, I converted my previous BS into a BSN, and then got my MSN. Most recently, I finished my...

Can You Prevent This Medical Error?

CASE STUDY • Ms. Grant (not her real name), 68-year-old woman, recent cardiac bypass • Postoperative for elective cardiac bypass with significant complications: ventilator acquired pneumonia,...

Why Is She Having Hallucinations? The Mystery of The Dog in A Fedora

BE A DETECTIVE I'm teaching nursing fundamentals right now, and one of the things I tell my students over and over again is the importance of observation. Assessment and inspection are two of the...

I think I'm Alone Now – The Benefits of Solitude

SELF-CARE How many times have you heard that nurses are bad at self-care? We don't go to the bathroom enough, we don't take lunch breaks, we don't exercise, we smoke cigarettes, we don't sleep...

Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 3

THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD TRIP One more story from Jane - at the time I interviewed her, she was only 18 and this had just happened to her. I am interested to hear what you think...

Drug Use and Abuse: Perspectives of A Teen User Part 1

Let me introduce you to Jane. She is the daughter of one of my best friends in the whole world. I met her when she was 13, a tall, quiet, polite girl, with shoulder length brown hair who played the...

Are You Ready for NCLEX? Think PATIENT SAFETY and You Will Be!

TAKING NCLEX I took my NCLEX way back in 2006 - before alternate items, but after select all that apply (those dreaded SAPs!!). I recall driving to the testing facility early in the morning in a...


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