Dear Nurses

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Nurse, have you ever worked in an unfamiliar area?


Dear nurses,

Have you ever had to float to another clinical area,
that you are not familiar with? Do you feel like a jellyfish
floating in the ocean? Floating does not have to be dreadful.
It can be a great way to expand your clinical knowledge.
If you would like to improve your learning curve, simply click on links:
http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step
and http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions
and enjoy!

New Nurse, do you know how to organize your day?


Yes, how nice would it be to feel secure knowing how to organize your day. To learn more about Care Planning and Patient Education, simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/
and you may also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses. (Sessions 19 & 26)

Friday, January 26, 2007

New Nurse, are you ready for the Clinical Setting?




Nurses,
You do not have to feel like flying away. The Clinical Setting can be challenging, but you can still enjoy learning how to organize your day. Also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos for nurses.(Sessions 19, 26)

COLD AS CAN BE




Nurses,

You should not have to feel challenged. The Clinical Setting can be enjoyable if you understand how to organize your day. You may also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses.(Sessions 19, 26)

PRIORITIES OF A NURSE


For helpful information on Care planning and Patient Education, simply click on the link:
( Chapter 16)
or you may also enjoy watching Sessions 26 Clinical videos for nurses.

NURSING COMMUNICATION

For more updated information on
Care Planning and Patient Education,
simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/
also Sessions 26 and enjoy learning.
For more detailed Nursing Communication
visit: Nursing Communication

PRIORITIES OF A NURSE

For updated information on Care Planning and Patient Education, simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/
also Sessions 26 and enjoy learning.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

MENINGEAL COVERINGS OF THE BRAIN

THE BRAIN HAS THREE MENINGEAL COVERINGS,
THE PIA MATER, ARACHNOID MATER AND DURA MATER.
FOR MORE UPDATED AND HELPFUL INFORMATION ON THE BRAIN, CLICK ON

THE BRAIN

To learn more about the brain and its functions, simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/and enjoy reading Stroke Series Assessment in the Clinical Setting.

WHAT IS MENINGITIS


FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A CASE STUDY ON MENINGITIS AND ICP
MONITORING, CLICK ON THE LINK :http://www.dearnurses.com/
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos. Sessions 23

Thursday, January 11, 2007

WHAT IS TBI ? (Traumatic Brain Injury)

For more information on TBI ( Traumatic brain injury),
just click on the link:
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY,
STROKE SERIES-ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING
Also visit Brain Injury - ICP Care




BLEEDING INTO BRAIN FROM INJURY

BRAIN INJURY CAN BE BLUNT OR PENETRATING. IT MAY BE CAUSED BY A GUNSHOT WOUND, CAR ACCIDENT , OR A DIRECT BLOW TO THE HEAD. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC, ENJOY READING :-
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (Sessions 7)
STROKE SERIES-ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING AND
SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE( A CASE STUDY).

CAR ACCIDENT WITH BRAIN INJURY

BRAIN INJURY MAY BE CAUSED AS A RESULT OF A CAR ACCIDENT . TO LEARN MORE
ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE INJURED BRAIN AND HOW TO DO A GOOD ASSESSMENT,
ENJOY READING THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:-
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ( Sessions 7)
STROKE SERIES -ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING and
SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE ( A CASE STUDY).

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY




Traumatic brain injury may range from a motor vehicle accident, fall, assault, gunshot wound, or any injury to the cranium.
Management of the injury is directed at the mechanism of injury.The consequences of brain trauma can be fatal. Massive bleeding inside the head may result in a number of neurological changes.
Helpful hints:
- Monitor vital signs and neurological status as ordered by MD.
- Follow MD orders for IV fluids and pain medication.
- Discuss with family the need for a quiet environment , as this will help for a more restful setting.
- Too much chaos demands more oxygen for an already injured brain.
- Rest for the injured brain is of paramount importance.
FOR MORE UPDATED AND HELPFUL INFORMATION ON BRAIN INJURY, CLICK ON THE LINK: http://www.dearnurses.com/ AND ENJOY TOPICS:
STROKE SERIES - ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING AND
SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE ( A CASE STUDY).

IF I HAD WINGS TO FLY



Dear nurses,
Have you ever been given such a bad assignment,
That if you were a bird you would fly into retirement.
Well, you do not have to feel that way. You can stand
tall, knowing how to organize your day.(sessions 19)
Simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/home
and enjoy reading Care Planning and Patient Education.

TEARS OF A NEW NURSE



I am a new nurse I do declare,
Someone help me out over here.

Well, you do not have to feel that way. To learn more
about how to organize your day(Sessions 19), simply click on
the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/home
and enjoy reading.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

FEELING ALONE




Nurses,

You do not have to feel alone. You can feel confident even when you are alone. Simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/home and enjoy learning.

PRAYER OF A NEW NURSE


I'M ALL ALONE AND STANDING HERE,
NERVOUS, CONFUSED AND FULL OF FEAR.
DEAR GOD I PRAY,
HELP ME THROUGH ANOTHER DAY.
Nurses, you do not have to feel alone and full of fear. Simply click on the link:

http://www.dearnurses.net/home and enjoy learning how to feel more confident in the clinical setting.
Also visit dearnurses.com - Sessions
New nurses please visit this website for New Nurses

REFLECTIONS




Hi nurses,

Happy new year to you all.

Take a moment to reflect (like the picture above), on the
last year. How did you treat your patient or co-worker?
Do you feel like you could have done more for your patient?
Have you been willing to lend a helping hand when your co- worker needed it?
Let us have your comments.
You may also enjoy dearnurses.com Sessions 25

REFLECTIONS




Dear nurses,

Take a moment to reflect on how you manage(sessions 19) your day at work. Do you feel you could have done a better job? Do you feel there is room for improvement? To help improve you clinical skills, simply click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.net/home and learn more. Also watch Sessions 39 Addressing Maslow's

Monday, January 01, 2007

ACCURATE NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

NURSES,

THERE IS SO MUCH HELPFUL INFORMATION
ON ACCURATE NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
JUST FOR YOU. CLICK ON THE LINK:
STROKE SERIES ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses.

ACCURATE NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

When a patient is not responding,
the nurse has a responsibility
to do an assessment.
Learn more by clicking on the link:

STROKE SERIES IN THE CLINICAL SETTING.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical videos for nurses.

ACCURATE NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT


Hi nurses,

How accurate is your neurological assessment. Do you follow your Glasgow Coma Scale?(chapter 18)
Do you pay close attention to whether your patient is awake and alert ?
Do you ask your patient to follow commands ?
Here are some helpful hints for accurate assessment :
-Always start your shift with a quick neurological assessment. COMPARE your findings
TO THE ONE OF THE OFF-GOING SHIFT.
- If your patient is very lethargic or hard to arouse NEVER GIVE PAIN MEDS , as this may result in further deterioration.
- NOTIFY YOUR CHARGE NURSE AND MD OF ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN NEURO STATUS.

FOR MORE UPDATED INFORMATION ON ACCURATE NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT,CLICK ON THE LINK: STROKE SERIES ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING.
Also enjoy watching the Clinical Video (Sessions 3)

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL NURSES



Dear nurses,

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU. HOPE YOU HAVE A CALM DAY AS CALM AS THIS BEACH SCENE.