Dear Nurses

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

STROKE ASSESSMENT



Dear nurses,
We know that currently there is more awareness of strokes
and its consequences. Learn more about this topic, by clicking
on the link:
Topics include:
Stroke Symptoms
Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment
Stroke Patient Care Planning and Management



STROKE SYMPTOMS AND KNOWING WHAT TO DO


Dear nurses,

Are you familiar with the signs of an impending stroke?
Learn more about this topic, by clicking on the link:

REHABILITATION AND THE STROKE PATIENT


Dear nurses,

Did you know that the stroke patient may require
ICU care, PT/OT and Rehabilitation ?
Learn more about the needs of the stroke patient,
by clicking on the link:
Sessions 25- Stroke Assessment
and enjoy learning.

Monday, September 21, 2009

ELECTROLYTE IMBALANCES


Dear nurses,

Just to let you know that a new video has been added.
It is meant to make electrolyte imbalances easy to understand.
Topics include:
What are Electrolytes
Signs and Symptoms of Electrolyte Imbalance
Causes of Electrolyte Imbalance
Hyponatremia, Hypokalemia, Hypomagnesium, Hyperkalemia
So, click on the link:
and enjoy learning.

WHAT IS HYPERKALEMIA ?


Dear nurses,

Do you understand what happens to the patient in
Hyperkalemia ( High potassium)?
There are many people who may have electrolyte imbalances
and do not understand what is happening. To learn more about
this topic, simply click on the link:
and enjoy learning.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

DOES THE HOUSKEEPER PLAY A ROLE IN THE CLINICAL SETTING



Dear nurses,

The important role of the housekeeper is sometimes
overlooked. Please read the above and try to understand
what a mess the hospital would be in, if the housekeeper
was absent.
Have a good week.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

MENINGITIS AND ITS TREATMENT


Dear nurses,

Just to let you know that helpful information on Meningitis( Sessions 23 )
in a video format, is available to you. Just click on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.com/sessions_-_clinical_videos_page_2
and enjoy learning.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

THE FINAL CHAPTER


Dear nurses,

The final chapter (Chapter 20) has been completed.
This means, The Clinical Setting by Step is now completed.
But, that does not mean more clinical issues are not going to continue.
By God's grace, I intend to start another book in the next few weeks.
So, stay posted and in the meantime enjoy learning about
the role of other healthcare workers in the Clinical Setting.
Just click on the link:

THERAPISTS IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

Dear nurses,

What role does the Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapist
play in the Clinical setting? Learn more, by clicking on the link:http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step
and enjoy learning.

WHAT ROLE DOES EACH ONE PLAY IN THE CLINICAL SETTING

Dear nurses,

Have you stopped to consider the role of the Physical/Occupational or
Respiratory Therapist? Learn more, by clicking on the link:
http://www.dearnurses.net/the_clinical_setting_step_by_step
and enjoy learning.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

KNOWING HOW TO AVOID MEDICATION ERRORS


Dear nurses,

Sessions 22 ( Medication Errors) has been prepared to give
you some helpful tips on how to avoid medication errors.
Topics include:
- How to avoid using the wrong route
- When 2 patients have the same last name
- When to rethink your decision to administer medication
- Potassium administration
So, just click on the link:
and enjoy learning.


WHEN CAN A MEDICATION ERROR BE AVOIDED?


Dear nurses,

When can a medication error be avoided? Nurses old and 
new have the responsibility of giving medications ordered
by the doctor, as safely as possible.
To learn more about this topic,
simply click on the link:
and enjoy learning.

WHAT IS AN ACOUSTIC NEUROMA





What is an acoustic neuroma? An acoustic neuroma
(vestibular schwannoma) is described as a benign tumor
which grows somewhere along the eight cranial
nerve ( the acoustic nerve).
The eight cranial nerve is responsible for hearing
and balance.

Acoustic neuromas, may or may not need surgical intervention.
Symptoms include:
-hearing loss
-tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- vertigo and loss of balance.
Enjoy learning more about the Cranial Nerves.