Dear Nurses

Thursday, November 30, 2006

RED ALERT FOR MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION


Hi nurses,

Hope your week is going well. I recently read an article about a nurse infusing an epidural analgesia instead of an antibiotic. It resulted in the death of the patient. It is not my place to judge the circumstance, as I was not there.
Here are some helpful hints:
- CHECK MD ORDER
- FOLLOW YOUR INSTITUTION'S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
FOR ADMINISTRATION OF NARCOTIC DRIPS
- AVOID RUSHING WHEN CHECKING MEDS.
- AVOID CHECKING ORDERS AND TALKING ON THE PHONE.
- IT IS OKAY TO BE OVERLY CAUTIOUS WHEN PASSING MEDS.
My heart goes out to the poor nurse who is involved.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

TIRED VEINS



JUST TAKE A LOOK AT MY POOR TIRED FEET !

NURSES, NURSES, Don't we all know how tired our feet feel at the end of our shift. Remember that veins by their very nature are sluggish, so after long-standing they will always swell.

Here are some helpful hints:
- Try elevating your legs about twice a day if possible, at least once after your shift is over and you are at home. This will promote good drainage of your veins and less wall damage.
-Also remember to wear good fitting shoes that are wide enough and have good support.HAPPY FEET!
Enjoy watching the Clinical Videos for Nurses.

TIRED VEINS


NURSES, NURSES,

Don't we all know how tired our feet feel at the end of our shift.
Remember that veins by their very nature are sluggish, so after long-standing they will always swell. Here are some helpful hints:
-Try elevating your legs about twice a day if possible, at least once after your shift is over and you are at home. This will promote good drainage of your veins and less wall damage.
-Also remember to wear good fitting shoes that are wide enough and have good support.
HAPPY FEET!
Enjoy watching the Clinical Videos for Nurses.

FRAZZLED NURSE

OVER-BURDENED NURSE


HI NURSES,
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. Please let us all try to remember our profession is one
that is supposed to be CARING. Do not forget we had to start from the very beginning.
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enjoy learning!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

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Dear Nurses,
Do you observe the 5 Rights for Medication Administration?
Enjoy watching the Clinical Videos for Nurses. Sessions 21 page 2 on dearnurses.com

INFECTION CONTROL

Every nurse knows that infection control is essential in the clinical setting.
Every institution has policies and procedures in place about the standards
of care for infection control.
For more helpful information on this topic, simply click on the link:
http://dearnurses.net/infection_control

SCRUBS UNLIMITED

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http://www.dearnurses.net/infection_control
and enjoy learning.

SCRUBS UNLIMITED

Hi nurses,

Hope you had a good week. Lately I have been seeing scrubs of every color and style in sundry places eg., grocery stores, banks, department stores and restaurants to name a few. But guess what!
You are taking the germs from your workplace and spreading them around to the general public. When I trained to be a nurse, wearing scrubs in public was UNACCEPTABLE. For those of you who disagree, there was no MRSA or E-COLI around like now.
So, think twice, inconvenient as it may seem , CHANGE YOUR SCRUBS
BEFORE RUNNING YOUR ERRANDS!
For more helpful informtaion on this topic, simply click on the link:
(INFECTION CONTROL)and enjoy learning.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

CARDIAC ASSESSMENT


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