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April 2014 - Posts

The Nurse Card

My Pain Tolerance May Not be Yours
April 30, 2014 12:02 PM by Diane Goodman
As I have been recuperating from an orthopedic procedure, I have been quizzed by peers, family, and friends about the degree of "discomfort" (euphemism for holy crap, this hurts!) involved. Nurses are considered to be important barometers regarding pain. Read More...
Two Strikes & You're Out!
April 18, 2014 10:49 AM by Diane Goodman
Most hospitals have a policy regarding IV starts that "allow" for two sticks per provider. As a patient, I'm a challenging stick, which is why I eventually obtained an implanted port. However, I've been in a few situations (long before I gained a port) Read More...
Requesting a Pain Medication by Name
April 8, 2014 11:53 AM by Diane Goodman
Everyone understands what nurses and providers think of patients who enter the system claiming multiple allergies, or asking for a specific analgesic by name. Compassion isn't the first thought they begin to form when this occurs. In fact, patients may Read More...


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    Diane M. Goodman, APRN, BC, CCRN, CNRN
    Occupation: Clinical Educator
    Setting: Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Ill

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