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  • Mentality of Starvation

    John Levin from Baylor University wrote a great article in the Nov. 2016 issue of the Journal of Religion and Health where he challenges the narrative about religion and research but more of that later. His introduction to that article is what really fascinated me. Levin tells the story of the Israelites after they cross the Red Sea ...
    Posted to Spirituality in Nursing (Weblog) on February 13, 2017
  • Nursing Holds the Heart of America, But…

    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 people in our abilities, reliabilities and, foremost, in our integrity and truth telling. ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on February 8, 2017
  • Let 2017 be the Year of the Mouth

    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 the impact that poor oral care has on health, but also rethink the approach of oral care in ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on January 16, 2017
  • MacGyver Nurses Among Us

    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 spaceships with duct tape, his Swiss pocket knife, and gum.  Okay, I ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on November 17, 2016
  • Buyer Beware!: Practicing Caution with Pharmaceutical Ads

    If you spend any time watching your favorite televised programs or leafing through a popular magazine, you may be surprised by the increased number of pharmaceutical advertisements targeted at consumers with chronic conditions. The ''patients'' are generally smiling and engaged in lively outdoor activities. They appear to be fully involved in life ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on November 8, 2016
  • The Flu is Coming

    It's that time of year again when the flu season will be among us. As nurses working in a healthcare facility—whether it be in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, schools, or ambulatory day surgeries—we need to be more diligent in preventing the spread of germs. The flu season varies quite a bit from year to year. Some years, ...
  • Building Healthy Communities Via Technology

    Nurses have an important role to play in the healthy community movement. The design, construction, and growth of healthy communities require nurses to build a diverse set of skills in informatics, data analytics, public health, and the social determinants of health. Healthy communities emerge Healthy communities—also known as healthy places or ...
  • Nurse, Heal Thy Physical Self and the Skin You’re In

    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 teacher to the novice, a leader for the unit, and voted Nurse of the Year. As I worked ...
    Posted to On Call: Leadership in Nursing (Weblog) on October 11, 2016
  • The Infamous Colonoscopy: Tips for Prepping

    A colonoscopy: At some point in our lives, we all will have one, either because we have reached the screening age of 50 or because we are having issues with our GI tract. Having undergone my colonoscopy and being under the age of 50, with having a strong family history of colon cancer, I too was dreading the evil prep. Going through the ...
  • Building Effective Educational Outreach

    In a medical office setting, the general office staff is often part of the de facto laboratory operation due to their responsibilities related to initially seeing and communicating with patients. This includes the intake and update of patient information, test ordering, specimen acquisition, labeling and initial handling, as well as ...
    Posted to CRI Lab Quality Advisor (Weblog) on September 21, 2016
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