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July 2012 - Posts

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Caring for Dementia Patients
July 27, 2012 4:29 PM by Frank Visco
I’ve been working on a geriatric floor this semester, and although it provides diverse all-purpose care, many of my patients have had one common element -- dementia. Dementia is never what actually brings my patients into the hospital. Instead, the admitting Read More...
Graduation on the horizon
July 19, 2012 7:02 PM by Lorenzo Ortega
With graduation nearing in December, my final semester of nursing school will be filled with more clinical hours than I can imagine. Hidden in the mix of all the chaos, many students get a late start on the job hunt, and I am planning not to be one of Read More...
Unit Restructure
July 13, 2012 10:16 AM by Alexandra Cosan
Our unit was informed yesterday that we will be transitioning from a thoracic surgery ( as our primary service) to medical oncology floor. Not only does this mean a completely different patient population but it essential means a completely different Read More...
Dealing With Stock Questions
July 5, 2012 12:35 PM by Frank Visco
Stock questions are a basic communication reality we all have to live with. In most social interaction, once you get past the initial salutation, the stock questions come out. Depending on what stage of life you're in, the questions will change. For instance, Read More...


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