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Nursing Holds the Heart of America, But…
February 8, 2017 11:24 AM by Martie Moore
Nursing has once again been voted the most trusted profession in America . Merriam-Webster defines trust as the "firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something." We, as nurses, hold the firm belief of the American Read More...
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Let 2017 be the Year of the Mouth
January 16, 2017 10:04 AM by Martie Moore
In 2014, Shirley Gutkowski wrote an article entitled "The Biggest Wound: Oral Health in Long-Term Care Residents. " Her article outlined how oral care is not being done in care settings across the nation. Her call to action was to not only understand Read More...
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Sam's Gift
December 1, 2016 8:41 AM by Martie Moore
As a pediatric intensive care nurse , I dreaded the holidays because tragedies were even more poignant and painful due to the time of the year. This one particular Christmas proved me wrong — not because of the lack of human loss but because of the greatness Read More...
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MacGyver Nurses Among Us
November 17, 2016 10:30 AM by Martie Moore
I cannot remember the first time I heard the term "MacGyver Nurse." For those of you that do not remember watching MacGyver , the show is back. The main character could settle any crisis, it seemed, from world war, invasions of aliens, or out-of-control Read More...
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Nurse, Heal Thy Physical Self and the Skin You’re In
October 11, 2016 8:25 AM by Martie Moore
She was one of those nurses that you always wanted to be like when you grew up to be a nurse. She initiatively knew what her patients needed, was compassionate, vigilant, and when she called a doctor — they came running. No questions asked. She was a Read More...
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The Cost of Caring
July 19, 2016 8:34 AM by Martie Moore
Suddenly there it was — a lack of compassion. Or was it? She was only 29-years-old when the phone rang with news no one wants to hear. She didn't believe it at first, and neither did her family. Then it became reality-more doctor appointments and finally Read More...
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Organ Health – Brain, Lungs and Heart Hit the Charts, but What About Skin?
April 19, 2016 10:54 AM by Martie Moore
Imagine having this conversation with someone you are caring for, "Let me talk with you about keeping your skin healthy. It is just as important as your brain, lungs and your heart." Unfortunately, it's not common nursing practice I've witnessed very Read More...
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