Dear Nurses

Saturday, December 30, 2006

HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR THE CLINICAL NURSE

Dear nurses,

Always remember to FOLLOW your institution's
policies and procedures and doctor's orders.
For more helpful clinical information, simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/
also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos for Nurses.

HEY, NURSE WHAT IS WRONG ?


For more helpful clinical information, simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com
enjoy
reading.

HOW GOOD IS YOUR JUDGEMENT ?


Hi guys,

Hope you had a good Christmas. Now it's back to work ?
How would you handle the situation above?
Helpful hints:
-Please remember that when you are assigned a patient you are
responsible for the care of that patient.
-NEVER RE-ASSIGN that patient to family.
-The hospital does not consider the family member an employee.
- Always follow your institution's policies and procedures
For more helpful information, simply click on the links:

Sunday, December 17, 2006

SAME NAME , NOT SAFE


Same Name, Not Safe
For more helpful information on how to do correct clinical nursing, simply click on the links:
http://www.dearnurses.net/
and http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions
and enjoy learning.

POOR DECISION MAKING


Hi nurses,

How good is your decision making ? Would you dream of doing what that nurse did? I pray not. NEVER use such poor THINKING, as this may be fatal.
Helpful hint:
Always take the time to do an assessment to be sure everything is okay.
For more helpful information on neurological assessment, simply click on the link:
and enjoy reading STROKE SERIES ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING, volume 3.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos for Nurses.

Patient Assessment


Patients assessment is the responsibility of
every nurse.
Learn more by clicking the links below
http://www.dearnurses.net/
and http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions

NEVER SHIFT YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES




Dear nurses,

Hope you had a good week. Never shift your responsibilities onto others. The nurse has a very important role to play in the clinical setting. In order to learn more about the role of the nurse
with care planning , patient education and not shifting responsibilities, simply click on the links:


Sunday, December 10, 2006

MASSAGING FEET CAN BE DANGEROUS


Care planning and patient education are essential tools in the clinical setting. The nurse has an important role to play, keeping the family and patient informed. A plan of care is typically updated as the patient's needs are assessed. To learn more, simply click on the link:www.dearnurses.net
and enjoy learning.

A BLOOD CLOT CAN TRAVEL

The patient who is confined to bed is at risk for DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis). To learn
more about DVT prevention in the clinical setting ,(Sessions 11)or go to:
http://www.dearnurses.net/
and enjoy reading the following topics:
1)The Clinical Setting Step by Step, chapter 3
2) Care Planning and Patient Education.

DVT (DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS)


A blood clot may form in the veins of the calf and travel to the lungs.
To learn more about this helpful topic, you may watch the video:
( Sessions 11) or go to:
and enjoy reading the following topics:
1) The Clinical Setting Step by Step, chapter3 (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
2) Care planning and Patient Education

Friday, December 08, 2006

Patient Controlled Analgesia Administration

This type of pain management may be ordered by the doctor

for a patient who is awake, alert and can self medicate
For more information on this topic please click
 http://www.dearnurses.com/pain_management


















You may also enjoy watching the video:
http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions
(Sessions 12).

Patient Controlled Analgesia


NURSES,

I guess we are all familiar with PATIENT CONTROLLED ANALGESIA.
HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL POINTERS :
- FOLLOW MD ORDERS
- ALWAYS MONITOR YOUR PATIENT'S NEUROLOGICAL AND RESPIRATORY STATUS.
It is important to remember that narcotics may depress neurological status and respirations.
- Advise patient of how to assess pain and USE PCA . NO ONE ELSE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PRESS THE BUTTON FOR PAIN.
For more helpful information on this topic, simply click on the link:
or enjoy watching the video:
( Sessions 12)

CORRECT MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

Dear Nurses,
It is never safe to guess the right route. To learn more about safe medication administration, simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step
and enjoy reading Chapters 5 and 6.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos for Nurses.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS SITUATION?


Patients may not always know how to use good judgement, but a competent nurse can be of great help. To learn more , just click on the link:
CARE PLANNING AND PATIENT EDUCATION.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

POOR CLINICAL JUDGMENT


Dear Nurses,

Pay attention to the nurse above and her solution to good medication administration.
This is very poor judgement on her part.
Here are some helpful pointers for good medication administration:
- Follow MD orders
- Remember the five rights
- DO NOT USE COLOR CODING AS YOUR ONLY GUIDELINE. Remember, many pills may have the same color, but that does not mean they are of equal strength.
- If you are a new nurse and you are uncertain, consult with a more experienced nurse
to help you out.
- Always follow your Institution's policies and procedures
For helpful information on this topic, simply click on the link:
Chapters 5 and 6, enjoy reading.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses.

POOR CLINICAL JUDGMENT
























Medication Administration is not a guessing game! To learn more
about safe clinical judgement, simply click on the link: http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step
Chapters 5 and 6. Enjoy reading!
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses.