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Can Nurses Learn From A High School Football Team?

Can Nurses Learn From A High School Football Team?

Nightingales, this is such a great idea! Hobbs Football Players Team Up With Kids Getting Bullied On my unit, myself and some of the other senior precepting staff have stepped up and taken new nurses who have had some difficulty with bullying under our wing. We look...

What Do I Want?

What Do I Want?

Dear Nightingales and Friends, Happy 2015!!  What were some of the things you are celebrating about what you did in 2014?  I know there were some...  Even if you think you didn't accomplish what you wanted... I know you accomplished some little steps.  Celebrate...

Fast Facts for Critical Care.  Not Just For Critical Care!

Fast Facts for Critical Care. Not Just For Critical Care!

One of my favorite clinical tools and resources is Kathy White's Fast Facts for Critical Care. It is a hardcover small notebook that includes Have fast access to the most current information on critical conditions, risk factors, targeted assessment, pathophysiology,...

The First Nurse Surgeon General

The First Nurse Surgeon General

Meet Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho RN, the 43rd Surgeon General of the United States, the head of the medical department of the U.S. Army.  She is the first nurse and female in this position in the 236 years of  the office of this post. She was sworn in to...

Clinical Challenge: Spy Game, Part II

Clinical Challenge: Spy Game, Part II

2.  THE DRIVE BY.  This exercise is an adaptable version of 'The Room Review'.   This exercise is done while you are walking past a patient's room, chair or treatment area.  This exercise is also more fun when you bring a colleague along for the ride! THE STEPS:  Both...

Clinical Challenge – Spy Game, Part I

Clinical Challenge – Spy Game, Part I

Are you a fan of the cable TV show, 'Psych'?  [I love that show!]  Did you ever see the movie, 'Spy Game' with Robert Redford and Brad Pitt? In each show, there are scenes where the character is trained in reviewing the room and reporting what he saw - without taking...

What is the Toxicology Report?

What is the Toxicology Report?

When does an element change from being a remedy to being a poison?  A toxicology report can give you clues. So many herbs, elements, medications and chemicals can be used in advantageous was to help heal, clean, and improve our lives. We have heard so many stories of...

What is your ONE THING?

What is your ONE THING?

Nurses are experts at looking at every angle possible. Sometimes it is helpful... But sometimes it can be distracting, overwhelming and put a stop to inspiration and dreams... Every day in our patient care... we look at every angle possible... histories, admission...

Tell me a story about old timepieces and cookies

Tell me a story about old timepieces and cookies

Dear Nightingales and Friends, How do you teach a medical or nursing concept?   Are you clinically technical? Are you technical in just the right parts or do you sound like a surgical textbook? Do you tell only the good parts or only the bad parts?  Do you tell all...

Surgical Never Events And The 3 Questions

Surgical Never Events And The 3 Questions

Surgical Never Events malpractice claims totaled $1.3 billion dollars between 1990 and 2010. A recent study by The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, targeting a review of the National Practitioner Data Bank, http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov/ a federal...

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

CHRONIC TRAUMATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY (CTE) is the only PREVENTABLE cause of dementia” … according to The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine. THIS IS NOT A SIMPLE CONCUSSION INJURY. CTE used to be associated only...

Wisdom

Wisdom

 Is there a "best" wisdom?  If so, it comes seasoned, like fine wine... given time, experience and reflection.  It sits calmly with an inner strength.  It is fearless and compassionate.  Ideas can be learned in a book, but true wisdom comes from spirit and... always...

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