Brenda F. Johnson MSN

Gastrointestinal Nursing
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  1. Pathophysiology Diverticulosis is basically outpouches in the colon or weaker areas in the colon wall. In itself, it doesn’t cause any problems. These diverticula can be in other parts of the GI tract, and we will touch on those. Diverticulosis d...
  2. It makes sense that patients have put off getting a mammogram, colonoscopy, heart tests, etc. due to the Covid epidemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen many services become limited and together with the fear of contamination, has l...
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    Covid Delayed Cancer Screenings: How Will it Affect Us Long Term?

    I love your input, and agree with it. The healthcare system is set up for duplication, fraud, and not enough oversight. Thank you for your comments
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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...
  5. History of 17th Century Bathing As with many beliefs and ideals of centuries ago, people often based their decisions on religious customs and superstitions. People of all social and economic classes living in Europe during the 17th century trans...
  6. C diff, now called Clostridioides or Clostridioides difficile, is often found in nursing homes or in post-surgical patients after multiple doses of antibiotics1. Antibiotics disrupt the normal gut flora, and in a weakened immune system, it is allowed...
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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...
  10. 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 ...
  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 ...
  12. The past two years have changed our world in many ways. We have seen unsuspecting patients, family, and friends get sick, and sometimes die from Covid. The long-term effects of this virus have yet to be seen. With my job in the GI lab, I am abl...
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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
  17. 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...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Thank you for your input, and the links!
  20. 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...
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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
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    Microvascular Thrombosis in the Bowel- Is There a Covid Connection?

    Very interesting, and I'm sorry about your relative. My sister just went on a vent today. She is very compromised, so I don't expect her to live very long
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    How Has Covid Affected Nursing?

    Nurses have a larger portion of burnout than other professions which can lead to patient care issues. Some of the prominent contributing factors for nurse burnout are: lack of supplies necessary to do their job, psychological effects of taking care o...
  24. What is Artificial Intelligence? We all know the concept of Artificial Intelligence, and understand the use it has in our lives. Whether you appreciate it or not, it is here to stay and will only continue to weave it’s way into human life. There ...
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    Over 70% of Nurse Staff Turnover is Due to Bad Leadership

    Thank you for your comments. I couldn't agree more