Brenda F. Johnson MSN

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Brenda F. Johnson has 30 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Gastrointestinal Nursing.

After three years on a Med/Surg floor, I transferred to an outpatient setting. I was interested in a normal schedule, but little did I know I would find my niche in GI nursing. I love GI nursing because every day is a learning experience. My passion for writing led me back to school to get my degree in creative writing. Most of my writing prior to allnurses was creative non-fiction and poetry. Writing for the online magazine is great, allowing me to combine my love of nursing and writing. It is a dream come true!

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    Media: Where are the Nurses?

    Most medical shows on television are full of inaccuracies. Surely they could afford to hire someone to provide current and correct information, (such as a nurse). Who hasn’t watched a ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ or’ House’ episode and exclaimed, “What! That is...
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    Another Nurse Accused of Homicide for a Mistake!

    What about the facilities' responsibility? This is going to start a snowball affect for nurses. Think we have a shortage now?
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    Remnants From Colonoscopy

    No problem!
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    Remnants From Colonoscopy

    This is a clip used for prevention of bleeding from a biopsy/polypectomy site. It's perfectly normal, no worries. Most of the time people don't see them, you have eagle eye. They pinch the tissue together to prevent bleeding until it heals, and sloug...
  5. Kate's Story Life will throw us curveballs, that’s a guarantee. How we face up to these events is evidence of our character. I am so humbled and stirred by the life story that I’m going to share with you. Kate is a colon cancer survivor and was ...
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    Microvascular Thrombosis in the Bowel- Is There a Covid Connection?

    That's very interesting, I'll look into that!
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    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month - Wear Your Blue Ribbon

    I'm so glad everything turned out OK!
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    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month - Wear Your Blue Ribbon

    Thank you for sharing! Good luck with your event. Let us know how it went
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    March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month - Wear Your Blue Ribbon

    How was your colonoscopy? I hope everything went well
  10. Mary Seacole, Harriet Tubman, Adah Belle Thomas; these are only three of the many Black nurses that spent their lives in service. They paved the way, changing lives and their community for the better. Most of us have heard of one or more of these am...
  11. Increased Rates in Younger People Colon cancer rates have decreased over the past years in the older demographic because of increased screenings. However, there has been an upward trend in younger people being diagnosed with colon cancer. I work ...
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  13. Black History Month Inception The inception of Black History month was in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland with the formation of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. It wasn’t until 1926 that Woodson began the a...
  14. Oscar steadied himself on the large gray stone beside his barn. Breathing heavily, he cursed at everything and nothing. Turning, he sat down on the stone and tried to catch his breath. The dizziness had become more frequent, preceded by tightness in ...
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    Microvascular Thrombosis in the Bowel- Is There a Covid Connection?

    This article was focusing on the micro vascular aspect on colon health. As a GI nurse, I am seeing the ICU patients having severe problems that lead to ischemia