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Funny Story… A Nurse And A Doctor Walk Into A Room

Funny Story… A Nurse And A Doctor Walk Into A Room

Dear Nightingales and Friends, So, funny story…A doctor and a nurse walk into a patient’s room. The doctor says to the patient, “Can you tell me who the president is?” The patient does. The doctor then says to the patient, “Can you tell me today’s date?” The patient...

Ventilators Can Save Lives And, Cause Complications

Ventilators Can Save Lives And, Cause Complications

It is true… That what can save a life …… can also cause side effects and complications. Ventilators have become a common way to give emergency respiratory assistance to a variety of diagnoses including: 1. COPD/Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations 2....

8 Minutes Can Be Terrifying… Forever

8 Minutes Can Be Terrifying… Forever

It’s the Intensive Care Unit. Things can happen fast and furiously. To a patient, it can be a blur. Time… that is the critical key. Time can mean lost brain in a stroke. Time can mean lost heart muscle in a heart attack. Time can mean lost kidneys, liver, intestines,...

How Many Rights Does It Take To Administer Medications?

How Many Rights Does It Take To Administer Medications?

Every nurse in every nursing program in every state in every country has been taught and drilled “The 5 Rights of Medication Administration”. It is a standardized protocol to teach nurses to VERIFY WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN AND HOW they are giving medications: 1. Right...

Please Protect Me

Please Protect Me

I want someone who will protect me when I am sick and vulnerable. I know I am at your mercy. When I am so sick, I cannot tell or remember how many people are in the room, or protect myself … … against hands in private places, watching me for breathing, heart rate,...

No Chest Compressions Recommended

No Chest Compressions Recommended

It is reported that 1750-7250 of approximately 250,000 patients that undergo major heart surgeries every year will have a post-operative cardiac arrest. There is new evidence that chest compressions are not the best answer. The current ACLS Standards for resuscitation...

Yes… 1 + 1 + 1 = 10

Yes… 1 + 1 + 1 = 10

Did you know that 1 + 1 + 1 can equal 10? In mathematical sciences, it wouldn’t seem possible that this equation would possibly work. If I put that on the board in a math class, I would certainly be laughed at! In medicine and healthcare, however, this equation is...

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...

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...

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