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Thursday, September 10, 2020

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NURSES


 Dear nurses,

It is a pleasure to be of service and to be able to share
my many years of experience with you.I am really
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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

DEHYDRATION IN THE ELDERLY


Elderly people are more prone to dehydration. This may
range from mild to severe, depending on the situation.
Some elderly people live alone and may tend to neglect
taking adequate fluids. Fluid and electrolyte replacement
are beneficial when combating dehydration.
Learn more by clicking on the link:

Saturday, August 08, 2020

POST STROKE - WHY THERAPY


Dear nurses,
Hope you had a good week. I just wanted to
share with you a topic which can sometimes
be overlooked.
Therapy whether physical, occupational or speech
is sometimes necessary to complete the healing
process. Learn more by clicking on the link:

Thursday, August 06, 2020

COLONOSCOPY, PERITONITIS

Scenario: Jenna is scheduled for a colonoscopy,
Over the last week, she noticed blood in he stool
and irregularities. The doctor has now ordered
a colonoscopy.
A colonoscopy may be done for a number of reasons,
removal of colonic polyps and blood in the stool are
just a few. Prior to a colonoscopy, special preparation is done.
Learn more by reading the image above.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

HAPPY JULY 4TH TO ALL - AVOID DEHYDRATION

Dear nurses,
Just want to wish you a Happy and safe July 4th.
Above is a scenario on dehydration:
              Nick and Tina decided to go backpacking in a
                   dessert place. It is unclear why they did not make
           adequate preparation and take enough fluids.
It is midday and they are lost.

             They are beginning to feel thirsty, tired and
light headed.These are some of the symptoms of
dehydration. Sweating which also causes fluid loss,
        may go unnoticed. Electrolyte imbalances may be
caused by sweating and fluid loss.
Learn more by watching the video:
Sessions 57- Hydration vs. Dehydration




Sunday, May 24, 2020

DEFINING TRAUMA CARE




How do you treat trauma?
When someone is involved in a traumatic event, whether car accident, burns, fall, impaled object, or cardiac event and more, the standard of care will depend on the severity of the injury or injuries.

Sometimes trauma may occur in a rural area or one where a higher skill level is not readily available. For this reason, services such as a helicopter service may be necessary to transfer the patient to a higher level of care.

How are the four levels of trauma categorized?
Level I: Offers 24-hour services of highly skilled staff, resident doctor on call, and can absorb trauma patients around the clock. They also include research and education programs.

Level II: Trauma center usually works in conjunction with a Level I trauma center and has 24-hour services. However, this level is not required to have a resident on call or a research program.

Level III: Does not have 24-hour service but has an intensive care and a surgical suite. Patients requiring a higher level of care would have to be transported to Level I or Level II.

Level IV: Works to stabilize injured patients who are far away and there are no other services.


Scenario: Trauma patient was air lifted to Level I trauma center. Special trained staff assisted in the effort.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN NURSING


Nurses, how good are your communication skills?
Have you helped your coworker today?
Have a good week.
Enjoy watching the video: