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Safety Rules!

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!

    Nurses
    Why Is This Patient Smelling Music? - The Mind-Body Connection Pt. 1

    Why Is This Patient Smelling Music? - The Mind-Body Connection Pt. 1

    This article presents a case study of a young woman in her freshman year of college who comes to the student health clinic complaining of sudden onset panic attacks. Other symptoms include nausea, diz…

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    NCLEX
    Help with NCLEX-RN – Let’s do some sample questions

    Help with NCLEX-RN – Let’s do some sample questions

    As a patient safety expert, I appreciate that every single question on the NCLEX is focused on patient safety. As a professor at a school of nursing, I know you’re already freaking out about the NCLEX…

    6 replies
    Nurses
    Is It Possible to Never Make an Error? The Perfect Nurse Fallacy

    Is It Possible to Never Make an Error? The Perfect Nurse Fallacy

    Is it possible to get through an entire nursing career without making a mistake? If nurses are well-trained and careful, can we prevent patient harm? What does it take to get through a hectic nursing …

    33 replies
    Nurses
    The Value of Joy: Why Feeling Good is Good for You

    The Value of Joy: Why Feeling Good is Good for You

    I was honored to be asked to speak on the value of joy at the pinning ceremony at which I recently received my doctorate in nursing. I discovered research about how positive emotions contribute to res…

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

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

    This article is part 2 of a 2-part series. Part 1 described options for nurses seeking higher degrees. Part 2 describes an exciting new nursing role: Clinical Nurse Leader. If you are planning on cont…

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

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

    This article is Part 1 of a 2-part series. In this part, I describe the various options open to nurses seeking higher degrees. I will discuss the various pathways to higher education for nurses, and t…

    3 replies
    Nurses
    Type I Diabetes: Motivational Interviewing for Chronic Illness

    Type I Diabetes: Motivational Interviewing for Chronic Illness

    Summary: I interviewed my father-in-law, Gary last summer while on vacation. He has had Type I Diabetes for sixty years, and is still a healthy, active older adult. After reading this article, you wil…

    2 replies
    Nurses
    Can You Prevent This Medical Error?

    Can You Prevent This Medical Error?

    This article presents a case study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 2002. An older patient was much improved after a difficult postoperative course. On the morning of her planned transf…

    29 replies
    Nurses
    Sick And Tired, Seeing Things? You Might Have Anemia

    Sick And Tired, Seeing Things? You Might Have Anemia

    This is a true story about a young woman who began to hallucinate. In the 'Mystery of The Dog in a Fedora', you can read the story from the beginning. This is part two, and includes the solution to th…

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

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

    This is a true story about a young woman who began to hallucinate. You’ll find all the clues you might need to figure out why she started seeing things that weren’t really there. Part two will include…

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

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

    This article tells you everything you need to know to successfully remove bedbugs from any environment and keep them out. It’s written from a home health nurse perspective, but since anyone can get an…

    6 replies
    Nurses
    I think I'm Alone Now: The Benefits of Solitude

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

    Summary: Nurses need alone time! In my last article, I talked about journaling, and discussed my plans for taking my 60 days of journaling out into the woods for my first solo overnight hike. This is …

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

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

    In parts 1 & 2, I summarized the first part of an interview I did with an 18 year old who uses drugs on a regular basis. Part 3 includes another story from Jane of an LSD trip gone bad, and some backg…

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

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

    This is part 2 of an interview with an 18 year old drug user. Jane talks about drugs she has done, and tells the story of a friend who overdosed on heroin. She presents some solutions, and I add in so…

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