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Aspirin similar to warfarin in stroke prevention

November 25, 2014 Category :All About Nursing| Announcements 0

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How Nurses Save Patient Lives

November 23, 2014 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 0

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Sequelae in Nursing

November 23, 2014 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 0

A sequel is a general pathological or diagnosed condition of a person that can result from an ailment, injury, or other forms of distress. For instance, a recurring kidney problem can be a sequela of diabetes while a simple yet consistent headache is a typical sequela of migraine or worse brain cancer.  Post-traumatic stress disorder like schizophrenia and clinical depression may be a psychological sequela to sexual abuse. Following psychoanalysis, psychological impairments can be a sequel to different traumatic experience of the patient which one tries to repress.

Usually, a sequela is a persistent and frequent condition that can be a complication of a more serious condition that starts throughout the severe condition. The discussion of sequelae is often related to the phrase status post, or s/p in medical inscription.  This is used in reference to the cause of a certain pathological conditions. Medical expert usually use this to refer to severe and serious disturbing conditions. For instance the patient experience regular head aches s/p falling from the roof. This could be interpreted that the person’s head aches occurs regularly after having an accident of falling from the roof.  It must be noted thought that this is just a mere statement that comprises the report. It does not necessarily attribute and direct account the falling from the roof as the root cause of the head ache.

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Wellbeing For Cancer Survivors Improved By Nurses

November 21, 2014 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles 0

A one-off consultation with a nurse at the end of cancer treatment can make a difference to a patient’s ongoing physical and emotional wellbeing.

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT ) School of Nursing and Midwifery has designed a program to assist cancer survivors in self-managing their health and emotional concerns.

Participants in this pilot program have reported a lower need for ongoing information and emotional support, compared to those who did not take part in the program.

According to lead investigator Professor Patsy Yates

There are a range of post-treatment effects people might experience, in the short term and potentially even in the long term, including fatigue, difficulty sleeping, weight gain or weight loss, menopausal symptoms, and peripheral neuropathy – tingling and painful sensations related to changes to nerve endings

There are also emotional effects: things like loss of confidence in your body and dealing with a changed perception of your health

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What You Need to Know about NCLEX Preparation?

November 21, 2014 Category :All About Nursing| Nursing Articles| Nursing Jobs 0

There are certain licensure examinations that nurses go through in order for them to acquire the licenses that they need for their work.

· They have CGFNS (Commission on Graduates for Foreign Nursing) exams for nurses who wish to work in the US.

· Nurses need to take NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) exam.

· They also have NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses) examination.

The most common among nurses is NCLEX and they need to prepare for these exams so that they won’t end up retaking it.

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Are Frontline Nurses Prepared For Alcohol-related Cases?

November 20, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Nurses are often on the frontline when patients are brought into hospital with alcohol-related illnesses or injuries but how prepared are they for dealing with cases of this kind?

A researcher at The University of Nottingham is launching a national survey today to establish whether student nurses are receiving the alcohol training and education which is so vital to their job.

The survey follows news that alcohol-related admissions to hospital have topped one million for the first time. A recent NHS Information Centre report said that admissions had increased by 12 per cent, reaching 1,057,000 in 2009-10 compared to 945,500 for the previous year. In 2002-03, alcohol-related hospital admissions stood at just 510,800.

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Burnout In ICU Could Be Decreased By More Female Nurses

November 19, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Individuals’ risk of professional burnout may be decreased by a higher ratio of female nurses among intensive care teams, according to investigators in Switzerland who researched the factors connected to burnout in the high-stress setting of the intensive care unit (ICU).

The study was published online in the articles-in-press section of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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5 Ways To Look Slimmer In Your Grey’s Anatomy Scrubs

November 18, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

At a certain point in our lives, work, home and family responsibilities outweigh (pardon the pun) the importance of regularly attending the gym. But this is no reason to permanently adopt a negligent attitude. With a few simple tips, you can look slimmer (and more professional) in your scrubs.

1. Wear solid color scrubs, and match your pants to your top. A single color is trimming, while busy apparel adds the appearance of pounds. Choose a few colors you look good in, and get several pairs of scrubs in varying shades of these colors. A single color top to bottom gives the illusion of tall and lean. Busy prints and multicolored outfits accentuate the pounds.

2. Wear scrubs that fit well. Give or throw away scrubs that fit too snugly or are too big. It is sometimes tempting to try to hide a few pounds in baggy clothing, but this actually makes you look bigger than you really are. Snug clothing also calls attention to the extra pounds, and is uncomfortable to wear. A well-fitting top does not pull in the arms, shoulders or stomach. Well-fitted pants do not pull in the crotch and are not too snug in the waist, hips or behind.

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Calling Nurses To Exercise As Role Models For Their Patients

November 12, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Nurses, just like many of their patients, struggle to find time and motivation to exercise. But a new study may give these all-important caregivers some additional pressure and responsibility: nurses’ attitudes can influence whether their patients commit to a healthy lifestyle.

“Nurses should model healthy exercise behavior,” said Joyce Fitzpatrick, an author of the study in the International Journal of Nursing Practice and the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

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“Five Rights” of Drug Administration

November 11, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

1. Right Drug
– Compare the label of the drug container with the doctor’s order three times
– Before removing the container from the drawer/shelf
– As the amount of ordered drug is removed from the container
– Before returning the container to the drawer/shelf or discarding it
– Nurse must adminseter only the drugs they themselves prepared

2. Right Dose
– Make sure dosages are calculated correctly
– The nurse should use only standard measurement dvices e.g. scaled ropper, graduatd cups, synringes, measuring spoons
– Make sure a tablet is divided evnly; it may be cut in half by sing a kinfe edge or by folding a tissue ovr the tablet and breaking it with one’s fingers. If not broken evvenly, a tablet should be discarcded
– If a tablet is to be crused in a mortar with a pestle so that it can be mixed with food, th morar shoulod first be cleaned out completely. Crushed medications should be taken with small amounts of food or liquid e.g. jelly syrup or ice cream toppings

3. Right Route
The nurse should consult the doctor who ordered the drug if the order does not indicate the route or if the specifid route is not te ual recommended route

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Tips for Giving Medications to Children

November 10, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

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Majority Of Nurses Uncomfortable Talking About Sexuality With Cancer Patients

November 9, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Nurses and other health care providers are unprepared and uncomfortable when initiating discussions about sexuality with their patients, according to an abstract presented at the 36th Annual Congress of the Oncology Nursing Society by nurses from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Sexual problems often result from the physical and psychological side effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment. Many cancer patients, male and female, experience significant issues related to sexual functioning, body image and intimacy.

“Sexuality is an important aspect of human health and patient care that is all too often hush-hush in the hospital,” said Lucy Mathew, RN, BSN, MA a clinical nurse at MD Anderson and an author on the presentation. “Nurses can play a key role in addressing a patient’s concerns and being their first line of information.”

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Focus on Occupational Health Nursing

November 3, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Occupational Health Nursing refers to the application of nursing principles and procedures in providing health service to employees in their place of work through
  • Prompt and efficient nursing care of the ill and impaired
  • Participation in teaching health and safety practices on the job
  • Cooperation with plant department administrators
  • Keeping the health clinic and staff ready to handle emergencies; and
  • Advising workers in the utiliation of community and welfare services

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Aesthetic Nurse Training

November 1, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Formal training on aesthetic or cosmetic nursing is very rare in the Philippines. More often than not, the trainings that are available are conducted by a foreign training institution (e.g. American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine) sponsored by a local organization. In the Philippines, the most common way for a nurse to learn about aesthetic nursing is to get employed in aesthetic clinics or hospitals in which one gets hands on training and experience in fat grafting, skin aging evaluation, liposuction, botox injection, chemical peeling, Mesotherapy, Face Lifting, dermal filler, post-operative care and prevention or dealing with complications. This is why getting employed in derma clinics also involve rigid training.

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Nursing topnotcher says it was a test of faith, not knowledge

October 31, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

SAN PEDRO, Laguna—The night before the nursing licensure exam, Weanne’s prayers were for her to be “not too complacent” but still put all her trust to God, even as she was confident that she would ace the test.

She said she really made it a goal to top the nursing licensure examination, her confidence boosted by having spent almost a year reviewing for it.

“But halfway through, I really fought hard to hold back my tears,” Weanne told the Inquirer by phone on Monday.

She said she had a mental block that after the first of the two-day exam, her goal was to just at least score a passing rate.

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Becoming a Successful Nurse

October 28, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

The nursing profession is one of the integral parts of the health care industry. Nurses play a major role in creating awareness in fitness and wellness. It is a part of the responsibilities of a nurse to teach and educate not only their patients, but also their families, when it comes to health and wellness.

This profession is not just for everybody for there are certain special skills that a nurse should possess. Some of these skills are a person’s ability to plan, evaluate, apply, and coordinate holistic care of patients.

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A Career Nursing – Is it the Right Choice for You?

October 28, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 1

Are you contemplating on what to take up in college? Or are you one who is looking for a change in career? Are you considering of getting a nursing degree but you are having second thoughts if this is the right career for you?

It is important that this fact is mentioned: nursing is not for everyone! A nurse need to have a lot of compassion and the desire to be of service to people other than your family. It is also necessary that you are able to tolerate any amount of pain, suffering, even death, that you will be encountering in a daily basis.

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Facts about Today’s Nursing Workforce

October 26, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Every high school senior always has a tough job of choosing which college course to pursue. Most people would opt to study anything about technology and computers because of its obvious high demand.

However, medical courses like nursing and medicine are still popular. People who choose to pursue a career in nursing have varying reasons why they choose to go that route – some people have a compassionate and caring nature, others opine that the nursing profession is lucrative because of its pay, while there are still others who recognize the fact that nurses are in high demand.

Statistics show that in the United States and United Kingdom there is an alarming shortage of nurses that both these countries have to employ nurses from other countries.

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Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH secretion (SIADH)

October 24, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH secretion results when the ability to maximally dilute urine is lost.  Hypersecretion of vasopressin increases tabular reabsorption of water.  It is the basis that fluid retention occurs

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Nurses Training Fee: IS IT LEGAL?

October 18, 2014 Category :All About Nursing 0

Is the practice among hospitals to charge training fees by as much as P20,000 on nurses legal?

Eastern Samar Ben Evardone is urging the appropriate committee in the House of Representatives to look into this, raising alarm that hospitals, both government and private, may already be exploiting the nurses.

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