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Are You Ready to Celebrate You? Happy Nurses Week 2017!!

Dear Nightingales and Friends, TODAY IS THE DAY. THIS WEEK IS THE WEEK. THE WORLD TAKES NOTICE. EVERY YEAR, IN VARYING WAYS AND VARYING DATES BETWEEN MAY 6TH AND MAY 12TH, NIGHTINGALES ARE CELEBRATED! AND WE SHOULD BE! WE ARE FABULOUS! I know it is hard to see it...

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...

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...

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...

What makes the perfect nursing job?

What makes the perfect nursing job?

Dear Nightingales, I often hear these questions from nurses: "I don't know if I can do this job." and, "How do I know if I am in the right place?"  Is there a perfect place for me?... At one time or another in your nursing career, you will ask yourself these questions...

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...

3 Things To Know About Me

3 Things To Know About Me

Sometimes it can seem like we are working on different planets.  We seem to talk different languages.  We seem to have different perspectives about what departments should be doing with our patient.  People seem disconnected.   Does my patient see and feel the...

Welcome Note from Audrey

Welcome Note from Audrey

Hello Nightingales and Friends!  THANK YOU! for your time, your compassion, your brilliance and your caring!  Do you know how much your presence and knowledge makes a difference in another person's life?  Do you know you also influence each other??  I want nurses to...

Welcome back!

Dear Nightingales and Friends, After months of reconstructing, reviewing comments and reviews and re-formulating, Nursing Wit and Wisdom is back and I am so excited to share with you what I have got planned! I absolutely love writing posts on my Nursing Wit and Wisdom...

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