Dear Nurses

Friday, December 28, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL NURSES


Hi guys,


Hope you had a good Christmas.I want to wish you a very GOOD NEW YEAR and please enjoy my posts on SIMPLIFYING BASAL SKULL FRACTURE and HIPAA.

HIPAA


Enjoy learning what you need to know about HIPAA.

SIMPLIFYING BASAL SKULL FRACTURE


BASAL SKULL FRACTURES ARE USUALLY DIAGNOSED BY CT SCAN. THEY ARE HARD TO SEE ON X-RAY. PLEASE USE THE LINK AT THE SIDE " STROKE SERIES ASSESSMENT IN THE CLINICAL SETTING", TO HELP WITH A GOOD NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT.

BASAL SKULL FRACTURE


IDENTIFYING THE SYMPTOMS OF A BASAL SKULL FRACTURE IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. CEREBROSPINAL FLUID ( CSF) MAY LEAK FROM THE NOSE OR EAR. THE CRACK TO THE BASE OF THE SKULL MAY CAUSE A CSF LEAK. INFECTION MAY RESULT.
BE ALERT TO ANY FEVER. PATIENTS MAY ALSO COMPLAIN OF A TASTE OF SALTY/SWEET IN THE BACK OF THE THROAT.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL NURSES


Dear nurses,
Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy learning more about the Clinical Setting.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL NURSES


Hi guys,
I just want to wish all my fellow nurses a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Please enjoy my posts below on "IMPALED OBJECT"and learning more about the Clinical Setting.

TRAUMA SERIES - IMPALED OBJECT


AN IMPALED OBJECT MAY HAPPEN ANYWHERE AND THROUGH ANY SKIN SURFACE.
I HAVE TRIED TO SIMPLIFY THE MEANING OF "IMPALED OBJECT". PLEASE ENJOY THIS POST AND THE ONE BELOW.FOR MORE HELPFUL INFORMATION ON TRAUMA,
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK:
AND ENJOY THE TOPICS ON TRAUMA CARE.

TRAUMA SERIES - IMPALED OBJECT


An impaled object is only one form of trauma. For more information on trauma to other parts of the body, please click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/
and enjoy learning.

HIPAA AWARENESS

Guys,
Are you aware of the correct way to use HIPAA in the Clinical Setting? Some helpful situations are waiting for you. ENJOY!

Friday, December 14, 2007

HAVE A GREAT WEEK TO ALL NURSES


Hi guys,

Hope you had a good week. Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoy helping my fellow nurses.
Please enjoy my posts on HEMOTHORAX and THE SERIES on

DIABETIC CARE FOR NURSES IN THE CLINICAL SETTING


NURSES,
Do you understand how to manage a patient in DKA? Well, keep heart if you don't. Simply CLICK on the LINK at the side "DIABETIC CARE FOR NURSES IN THE CLINICAL SETTING", an ongoing series to help answer your questions.

DIABETIC CARE FOR NURSES IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

Do you need information on how to manage DIABETES IN THE CLINICAL SETTING? Well, the answers to your questions are at your fingertips : simply CLICK on the LINK at the side
" DIABETIC CARE FOR NURSES IN THE CLINICAL SETTING " an ongoing series for nurses.


TRAUMA SERIES - HEMOTHORAX IN THE CLINICAL SETTING


For more helpful information on trauma and its aftermath, simply click on the link:
and enjoy learning.

TRAUMA SERIES - HEMOTHORAX IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

For more helpful information on trauma and its aftermath, simply click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/
and enjoy learning.

IDENTIFYING HEMOTHORAX IN THE CLINICAL SETTING


IN ORDER TO INTERVENE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT TO
LOOK FOR. HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE CLINICAL EXAMPLE.
THERE IS MORE HELPFUL CLINICAL INFORMATION ON HEMOTHORAX,
(Chapter 6) ENJOY LEARNING.

Friday, December 07, 2007

BE SAFE THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

My fellow nurses,

Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. Please remember to be SAFE during this busy season. Avoid too much overtime and take good care of your patients!
Enjoy learning more about the Clinical Setting.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL NURSES

THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL TIME OF THE YEAR FOR ALL OF US. SO, MY FELLOW NURSES HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

TRAUMA SERIES " HARRY HAS A PNEUMOTHORAX"


Hi guys,
Hope you had a good week. I have tried to simplify PNEUMOTHORAX (Sessions 8),to make learning about this topic easy. PLEASE ALWAYS REMEMBER TO FOLLOW YOUR MD ORDERS AND INSTITUTION'S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
For more helpful information on this topic, please enjoy reading:
Have a great week!

TRAUMA SERIES " PNEUMOTHORAX "

Q - WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR IF YOUR PATIENT WAS HAVING A PNEUMOTHORAX?, (Chapter 6).
A - A pneumothorax may occur for different reasons. It may be described as spontaneous, open or closed. Regardless of the cause, it is important for the nurse to act FAST in order to resolve the problem.
CAUSES OF A PNEUMOTHORAX include , but are not limited to :
- penetrating chest wounds like a gunshot or stab wound
- barotrauma ( PEEP used with mechanical ventilation Sessions 44 )
- cancer , infections such as tuberculosis
- may occur spontaneously.
So , it is important to take quick action.
You may also enjoy watching the video, SESSIONS 8:
Have a great day!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

Cardioversion ,(Chapter 14) is a form of treatment used for Atrial Fibrillation.
Enjoy learning more.


ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

Hi guys,
This week in the news, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ( page 22)was a HOT TOPIC. For those of you who are not familiar with this condition and would like to understand more, please enjoy reading more:http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step( chapters 11 and 14).

TRAUMA SERIES



Hi guys,
Hope you had a good week. Beginning this week, I would like to start a series of scenarios involving TRAUMA patients. The goal is to simplify learning about the trauma patient.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO FOLLOW YOUR INSTITUTION'S POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AT ALL TIMES. Here is an overview of the beginning of a TRAUMATIC EVENT, called the
Enjoy learning.

TRAUMA SERIES "THE GOLDEN HOUR"

Hope the above scenario helps you understand what happens at the Trauma scene.
There is still a lot to learn about the Trauma Patient. Enjoy learning.
Also watch Sessions 43
Whats happening in the ER?