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SafetyNurse1968 ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD

Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety

If I were in charge of the universe, there would be staffing ratio laws and unions in every state and you'd get written up for NOT taking your breaks.

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!

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    Case Study(CSI): Stomach flu? Anxiety? What’s Going on Here?

    Case Study(CSI): Stomach flu? Anxiety? What’s Going on Here?

    A new case study in which the patient, A.W. a 65-year-old African American woman presents to her primary care clinic with unspecified complaints. She told the scheduler, “Something’s just not right. I…

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    You Can Smoke in the Operating Room! Surgical Smoke in the News.

    You Can Smoke in the Operating Room! Surgical Smoke in the News.

    Nurses in Georgia are seeking a law to protect themselves from surgical smoke inhalation in the operating room. The CDC and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. (AORN) state nurses are …

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    Case Study: I’m too tired to walk the dog…

    Case Study: I’m too tired to walk the dog…

    A new case study in which the patient, T.K. a 51-year-old woman who has finally taken a staycation, doesn’t have enough energy to walk her dog. You’re the CSI – read through the findings, ask question…

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    Case Study: My Stomach Hurts

    Case Study: My Stomach Hurts

    It’s late in the day on a beautiful Saturday in late summer. You are finishing up your shift at a local urgent care clinic when a 28-year-old, white male comes in complaining of diffuse abdominal pain…

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    Do Male Nurses Face Gender Bias in Nursing Education?

    Do Male Nurses Face Gender Bias in Nursing Education?

    This article discusses gender bias from the perspective of the nursing student. Men are a minority in the nursing profession and may face bias that can have a negative impact on their self-concept and…

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    Gender Bias in Health Care

    Gender Bias in Health Care

    This article discusses the very real adverse health consequences of gender bias in healthcare. Though women represent more than 50% of the population, due to our gender we are more likely to die from …

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    The nurse in the morgue – Part 3 of my interview with a forensic nurse

    The nurse in the morgue – Part 3 of my interview with a forensic nurse

    What does an autopsy nurse do? I interviewed Lacy, a forensic nurse who spends part of her workday in the morgue. This is an interesting nursing job I had never heard of. In part 1, I covered the basi…

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    What Does a Forensic Nurse Actually Do? – Interview Part 2

    What Does a Forensic Nurse Actually Do? – Interview Part 2

    I interviewed Lacy, a forensic nurse/sexual assault nurse examiner nurse (SANE). In part 1, I covered the basics of what and how. In this article I describe how to interview and process a victim of se…

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    I’m Interested in Being a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Part 1

    I’m Interested in Being a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner – Part 1

    I interviewed a forensic nurse/sexual assault nurse examiner nurse (SANE) a few days ago. It’s something I’ve always been interested in. I’m a sexual assault survivor, and I know I have a lot to offer…

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    Dry Needling –  An Alternative Intervention for Chronic Pain. Pt. 2

    Dry Needling – An Alternative Intervention for Chronic Pain. Pt. 2

    Because dry needling completely relieved the chronic pain in my right hip that had plagued me for years, I wanted to share what I see as a minor miracle in my life with the nursing world. I’ve noticed…

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    Treating Chronic Pain - Have you heard of Dry Needling? Pt. 1

    Treating Chronic Pain - Have you heard of Dry Needling? Pt. 1

    Why can’t we solve the pain problem? The history of pain management is one of balance. Healthcare providers seek to improve the quality of their patients’ lives, but fear making people vulnerable to a…

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    I’d Like A Personality Transplant, Please!

    I’d Like A Personality Transplant, Please!

    Summary: This is the third in a series about the gut microbiome (I know, catchy concept – who wants to read about the bacteria living in your digestive system? But seriously, keep reading!). Recent r…

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    Using Bacteria to Control Your Weight

    Using Bacteria to Control Your Weight

    This is the second in a series about the gut microbiome. Recent research has implicated the microbiome in colitis, IBS, obesity, depression, autism, cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. This article expl…

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    Case Study: Trust Your Gut? A Fecal Transplant Could Change Your Life

    Case Study: Trust Your Gut? A Fecal Transplant Could Change Your Life

    Fecal Microbial Transplant (FMT) is a well-accepted practice for the treatment of C. diff, however in the U.S. it is still typically used only after multiple rounds of antibiotics have been used, desp…

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