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  1. Looking for Wellness In All The Wrong Places

    For a person who has diabetes, a referral to a Diabetes Self-Management Education service can be very helpful. Healthy eating, physical activity, and many other topics relating to diabetes management are part of the services. Most of my referrals com...
  2. Do you work at Hilton?

    If your employer understood the whole idea of customer service, they would make sure a maintainence person got up to your unit and fixed your coffee maker, or brought you a new one, PRONTO. That means one call and they get up there and take care of t...
  3. From First Generation College Student To Nurse

    Thank you for writing this. My grandparents had a 6th-grade education. My parents were educated in a 1-room schoolhouse (think Little House on the Prairie.) I was fortunate to have an older brother who blazed the trail for me. The part where your par...
  4. If your interview goes well and you are offered the job (crossing my fingers for you), I'm willing to bet they would help you find a place to live. Small towns and small hospitals are like that. Once you're in, you're family.
  5. Working long hours to buy gifts for everyone...

    Made me think of my dearly departed Granny- she had very, very little money- but she would always make us something on her sewing machine- the best part is that for a graduation gift, she made me a simple block quilt- and in those blocks are bits of ...
  6. Do you work at Hilton?

    The suits at your place need to get the "tv people" on board. Places would run right and patients would be happier if everyone just made it a point to get the nurses what they need for their patients. Of course you could not fix the tv- but why could...
  7. Is the patient supposed to be discharged home with this family member? Some possible red flags are: threatening speech, becoming vocally beligerent when aggravated, acting out physically against staff, making unreasonable demands, invading another's ...
  8. The Wise Nurse Speaks

    There is so much truth in what you have written. "You cannot pour from an empty vessel"- that is a pearl I'm going to remember. Excellent piece, thank you.
  9. Thinking about making the switch to home health...

    One thing to consider if you have small children- will you be required to take call? For a while about 12-15 years ago, it was popular for the hospitals in the region to have their own home care department. The nurses were required to be on call for ...
  10. The nurses every co-worker hates

    Have you ever read the book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People"? It's a great basic book about human relations and how to get what you want and need by garnering the cooperation of others. It's very likely available at your local library or b...
  11. Too much emphasis on "caring"

    Stay in nursing! Professionals like yourself who care to question the status quo, problem solve and critically devise solutions are exactly the kind of leadership needed. Yes, nursing will change. So will medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy and ever...
  12. Suggestions for School Nurse QI indicators

    I'm working with our local school nurse to design and implement a quality improvement project. Does anyone have suggestions for benchmarks or indicators that would be appropriate to monitor in the school nurse practice?
  13. Newly diagnosed diabetic

    I work mostly with adult type 2's and learning carb counting is a challenge for them- I can't imagine being 10 and trying to learn it. Thank goodness this child has a school nurse there to help him.
  14. A Place For Mom: The Best-Kept Secret in Long-Term Care

    Dear Viva: How is ALF different from Adult Foster Care? Thanks!
  15. A&P "coloring book"??

    Medscape: Medscape Access Link to anatomical line drawings on medscape. Requires (free) registration to access.