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madwife2002

Director of Nursing Services

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    Death came to visit

    Death came to visit

    Did you know that in 2016 death is still a taboo subject where many people don't make living wills. A sad fact is that two thirds of Americans still don't have a living will. It has been suggested tha…

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    EQ Versus IQ

    EQ Versus IQ

    EQ is now considered far more important than IQ-employers are far more concerned with how mature your EQ is and your response to stressful situations when under pressure. Unlike IQ-EQ can be managed a…

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    "They" Who Are "They"?

    "They" Who Are "They"?

    At work we often talk about 'they' I have heard on a regular basis about this unknown faceless people who are referred to as 'they'. They are the rule makers of your company, they are the people who s…

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    Leadership

    Leadership

    What is leadership? A question that is asked and debated daily on every level of management. We all have our own thoughts and opinions on what constitutes a great leader, also what defines a poor lead…

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    Nurses Who Harm Patients

    Nurses Who Harm Patients

    Nurses are often revered by society. The general pubic think of nurses as caring, helpful and healing. Certainly not as serial killers or as individuals who are out to harm loved ones. Nurses as seria…

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    25 Years and Counting

    25 Years and Counting

    I have just reached my 25 year anniversary of working in healthcare. This is a snapshot view of what has happened in my life and career over the past 25 years. We all have stories to tell, we all have…

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    Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

    Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty

    Sleeping on duty is number 3 in my series of 'Top ten reasons we get fired' Internet searches on this topic show it is a world wide problem, and not limited to the US. Research is showing that allowin…

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    Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Poor Performance

    Top 10 reasons we get fired!-Poor Performance

    Poor performance has to be dealt with, no matter how distasteful it may seem when have to confront the nurse. When we permit poor performance, we promote its continuance. Therefore, positive consequen…

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    Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired!- Medication Errors

    Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired!- Medication Errors

    Medication Errors in nursing are common place, it is estimated that only 25% of medication errors are ever reported. Medication errors can kill patients. What can we do to prevent them from occurring?…

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    Cannabis and Healthcare 2014

    Cannabis and Healthcare 2014

    2014 saw the beginning of legalized cannabis shops in Denver Colorado. What does this mean for us as Healthcare professionals, will we see a reduction in alcohol related diseases? Or will we see an in…

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    Death, Abuse and Alcohol

    Death, Abuse and Alcohol

    When Bringing in the New Year 2014 be wise in your choice of drink, the demon drink is taking over the world and causing many countries to question how they control the problem alcohol is causing to y…

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    Top Ten Reasons for Being Fired - Falsification of Documentation

    Top Ten Reasons for Being Fired - Falsification of Documentation

    If you didn't document it, you didn't do it! This is a statement most nurses live by! Unfortunately there are nurses who document things they didn't do, which may result in harm or neglect to a patien…

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    "The Big C"

    "The Big C"

    As a nurse I am exposed daily to "The Big C" which is what it was called by my parents when I was growing up. As a family member and a friend I struggle with the diagnoses because as much as I want to…

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    Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

    Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired! - Frequent Sick Days and Tardiness

    To continue my series of articles of the top ten reasons we get fired. #7 is concerned with healthcare workers who call off or are tardy on a frequent basis. We have all worked with people who are lat…

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