J.Adderton BSN, MSN

Clinical Leadership, Staff Development, Education

Experienced nurse specializing in clinical leadership, staff development and nursing education.

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J.Adderton has 29 years experience as a BSN, MSN and specializes in Clinical Leadership, Staff Development, Education.

J. Adderton MSN has over 20 years experience in clinical leadership, staff development, project management and nursing education.  As project manager, she developed and implemented a nurse clinical mentor program for home health, as well as, leadership training boot camps and content development for on-line nursing education. Her years of experience provide the expertise needed to write on a variety of topics, however, promoting student success is a favorite topic.  When Jane moved from a large city to a small "one-light" town, she saw first hand the health challenges faced in rural communities.  This motivated her to earn a master's in Rural Nurse Case Management to better understand the needs of her community.  She is married, an empty nester and a classic car enthusiast.

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  1. Overdose deaths from illegally manufactured fentanyl (IMF) have skyrocketed all across America. Statistics reported by the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in New Orleans paint a grim picture, with IMF overdose deaths increasi...
  2. Recently, I received one of the best “feel good” compliments of my nursing career. The compliment came from a co-worker during a long and chaotic workday. Everyone has most likely received an authentic compliment that continued to resonate in their...
  3. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have announced peer-reviewed research that could alleviate the worldwide organ shortage crisis through xenotransplantation. For the first time, a person received 2 kidneys fro...
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    “The Sneak Thief of Sight” | Knowledge is Power

    It does seem like a small number but there are many conditions that can lead to blindness, such as macular degeneration, refraction errors that are not corrected by appropriate glasses, untreated cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and strabismus. I am ...
  5. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and a great time to learn more about the leading cause of vision loss and permanent blindness in the U.S. Let’s look at a few eye-opening statistics around the condition. More than 3 million peop...
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    Do Hangover Cures Really Work?

    Most of us are familiar with the age-old remedy “hair of the dog that bit you” that is said to miraculously cure the morning after hang-over. On New Year’s Day, I would love a penny for every person that conducts an internet search for a little magi...
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    "Any Nurse Is Allowed to Step Up"

    Triage your regular duties and determine what you can let slide. You could even discuss with your boss what is of lesser priority. I think picking up a few shifts would be a tremendous show of support for your staff. I agree with others that movin...
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    "Any Nurse Is Allowed to Step Up"

    Triage your regular duties and determine what you can let slide. You could even discuss with your boss what is of lesser priority. I think picking up a few shifts would be a tremendous show of support for your staff. I agree with others that movin...
  9. Researchers from Cedars Sinai have found the incident of Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), or broken heart syndrome, is on the rise, especially in middle-aged and older women. The findings1 come on the heels of a 2020 Cleveland Clinic study that found a lin...
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    The Flower and the Bees!

    Thank you for having the courage to write this article and share your experience. You will definitely touch the heart of someone who needs to read this and relate to another person.
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    Omicron Variant Update

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially classified Omicron (SARS-CoV-2) as a Variant of Concern (VOC). As of this writing, there have been no cases of the new variant identified in the U.S., but experts warn it's only a matter of time. Th...
  12. Recently, I wrote an article about the rising cases of needle spiking at bars and nightclubs in England. Houston police are now are investigating reported cases of needle spiking at the Astroworld festival where eight people died and hundreds of oth...
  13. The prevalence of drink spiking has made us hesitant to leave a drink unattended in public places. It’s a scary thought that someone could put alcohol, “date rape drugs” or other substances into your drink without you having a clue. Now, reports of...
  14. The story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, as told through the HBO documentary "Mommy Dead and Dearest" and Hulu’s docuseries “The Act", has raised awareness around factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA), previously called Munchausen by proxy. Dee De...
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    10 Signs You Might Not Have The Job

    Good to know.. Thanks!