Dear Nurses

Friday, May 30, 2008

A RECIPE JUST FOR NURSES


Dear nurses,

I know you probably have a busy life , but I know some of you have families or just love to cook. I love home cooking. I do not have as much time on my hands as I would like to, but I would still love to share a recipe someone gave to me years ago. They are my favorite cookies. Do you have a recipe to share? Would love to have it.
Here are some topics for your learning enjoyment:
Healthy Living
Holiday Cheer
Have a good week. God bless you all.

NURSES PATIENT EDUCATION IS A MUST


Patient education is a must. A patient who is kept informed will exhibit less anxiety and most likely, cooperate with the plan of care. It is difficult for patient and family being in an unfamiliar environment. Addressing their concerns will make the general state of things easier. Just click on the link:http://www.dearnurses.com/
and enjoy reading CARE PLANNING AND PATIENT EDUCATION.

CARE PLANNING FOR NURSES


Care planning should be an essential tool in the clinical setting. Knowing how to target the patient problem and needs can sometimes be challenging. This topic has been simplified for you, just click on the link : Care planning and Patient education are combined just for you.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

HAVE A GOOD MEMORIAL DAY


Hi guys,
Hope you had a good week. I know our weather patterns have been atypical for this
time of year, but please have a good Memorial Day. Please try to visit:
http://www.dearnurses.net/home to enjoy more learning in the clinical setting.
God bless you all and have a good week.

PREVENTING DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)


DVT (deep vein thrombosis) can be prevented if the nurse knows how to manage the patient confined to bed. Patient education and good patient care can help prevent this problem. To find out more, click on the link:
and enjoy learning.

IDENTIFYING RENAL FAILURE


Renal failure may occur at any age and may be acute or chronic.The treatment will depend on the circumstances. To find out more, simply click on the link:

RECOGNIZING AND TREATING PREECLAMPSIA


Preeclampsia occurs in about 8% of pregnant women. The consequences , if left untreated can be fatal. Magnesium Sulfate which is used in the treatment may have serious side effects. Knowing what to look for is the key. Here are some easy answers. Simply, click on any of these links:
Also enjoy watching the following SESSIONS Videos: Sessions 15

PREVENTING POST-OPERATIVE PNEUMONIA


Post-operative pneumonia ( Sessions 11) can lead to a lengthy hospital stay.
Patient teaching is necessary and prevention is the key. Here are some clinical
scenarios that will help you identify and treat this problem. Simply click on the link:

IDENTIFYING SEPSIS

Would you know how to recognize the early symptoms of sepsis? Here are some
clinical scenarios that will make sepsis easy to identify. Simply click on the link:
Also enjoy watching the following SESSIONS Videos: Sessions 10

Saturday, May 17, 2008

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE


Hi guys,


Nurses work with the sick and at some time or other, face a death or near death situation. Have you ever been exposed to a situation where a patient expresses fear and hostility before dying or is happy at the last moment? Have you had a patient tell you about the bright lights or the dark tunnel? Please share your experience with us.
You may also enjoy watching this video: SESSIONS 3

Friday, May 16, 2008

HAVE A GOOD WEEK


Dear nurses,

Hope you have a good week. Nurses have a very special job to do, caring for the sick. It is important to stay well-informed. God bless you all.

SIMPLIFYING SEIZURES



Seizure activity may happen anytime, anywhere. An overview of seizures has been prepared just for you. Simply click on the link and enjoy watching the video:
(Sessions 15)
FOR MORE INFORMATION.

SIMPLIFYING SEIZURES


It is difficult to predict exactly when a seizure (Hyponatremia)is going to happen. However, if you know what to do when it happens, patient safety will be ensured.Treatment of the seizure, is usually directed at the cause. For example, correction of electrolyte imbalances (Chapter 1)
may be all that is needed to correct seizure activity(Simplifying Seizures).
If however the patient in your care has a history of seizures, HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL HINTS:
- follow MD orders
- Care planning and patient /family education to include seizure activity
- keep the side rails up AT ALL TIMES. Bed rails are usually padded, to prevent injury.
- a sign posted over the bed to read -SEIZURE PRECAUTIONS.
- an airway at bedside, oxygen with tubing available.
- a room close to the desk , so it is easy to see what is going on in the room.
For more information about seizures,ENJOY WATCHING THE VIDEO,
simply click on the link:
(SESSIONS 15, SEIZURE ACTIVITY).

CARDIOGENIC SHOCK CASE STUDY


If the patient in your care suddenly called and complained of
difficulty breathing, would you know what to do? To learn more,
simply click on the link:
( Sessions 10) or you may read the Case Study:
Also enjoy learning more about Hypovolemic Shock, by clicking on the link:
( Chapters 1 and 14).

Saturday, May 10, 2008

EKG READING MADE EASY


Have you ever tried learning to read an EKG? Do you feel like you are getting nowhere?
This EKG Series has been made easy just for you.
Simply click on the link:
You may also enjoy watching the video:
In particular Sessions 16, 17 & 18

CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE


Would you know what to look for, if your patient was in Congestive Heart Failure?
Congestive heart failure may be caused by heart disease or myocardial infarction.
These are only some of the causes. Typically the patient in CHF shows a clinical
picture of anxiety and difficulty breathing, as the heart is unable to pump blood 
around the body. Fluid backs up into the lungs and breathing becomes 
increasingly difficult.
To learn more, simply click on the link:
(Chapter 2). Enjoy learning!

 

TRAUMA CARE


Have you ever wondered what happens to a patient after at traumatic event ? For more information, simply click on the link:

Also enjoy watching the following SESSIONS Videos: Sessions 7 & 8


STROKE SYMPTOMS


Would you know what to do, if you found a patient having stroke symptoms? Just click on the link and your questions will be answered:

Also enjoy watching the following SESSIONS Videos, Sessions 15

ACCURATE PAIN ASSESSMENT


How accurate is your Pain assessment ( Sessions 12) ? Did you know that a patient
who had brain surgery needs rest in addition to pain medication? Learn more,
by clicking on the link:

INSULIN REACTION


"The Clinical Setting Step by Step" has another chapter, added this week. Insulin Reaction
( Chapter 2) in the workplace can very readily happen. If you are not familiar with this problem, there is an easy way to learn. Learn more about Diabetes Mellitus and how to teach the layperson about Diabetes.
Also enjoy watch the following videos: Sessions 5 & 6

Sunday, May 04, 2008

HAVE A GOOD WEEK - Insulin Reaction


Hi guys,
Hope you had a good week. Next week, a new chapter of THE CLINICAL SETTING STEP BY STEP WILL be posted. Topics such as INSULIN REACTION will be discussed. Above is a sample.
You may want to learn more about Diabetes and how to discuss it with the layperson.
Have a good week God bless you all.
You may also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos called SESSIONS, in particular
Sessions 5 and 6

CAN PATIENTS IN A COMA HEAR


Do you think that patients in a coma (Chapter 9)can hear ? If you doubt this is true , please take a minute to read the story below. You may also enjoy watching this clinical video.
In particular watch Sessions 3, Coma.

A NURSE'S STORY


The above story is true and was told by a former coworker. Please consider what you say, even when a patient is in a coma ( Chapter 9).
You may also enjoy watching the Clinical Videos called SESSIONS, in particular
watch Sessions 3 Coma.

DO YOU HAVE A MIRACULOUS STORY TO TELL


Do you have a story to tell about something miraculous that has happened in your nursing practise? Please share it with us.