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Promoting the Nursing Profession Through Shared Governance

Promoting the Nursing Profession Through Shared Governance

This article takes a historical look at the image of nursing from the days of Nightingale. The nursing profession is strained and incivility is on the rise. Now is the time to go back to the basics and look through the lens of shared governance to promote the profession and preserve its numbers.

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Weighing In On a Decade-old Subject

Weighing In On a Decade-old Subject

This writing addresses a subject of great interest to me. I unearthed an article written in 2011, by Ms. Tamekia L. Thomas, MSN, RN, PCCN, as per the time of a publication article dated Spring 2011: “Who’s Watching the Cardiac Monitor? Does it Matter?” (Nursing: Spring 2011- Volume 41) A quick background in my interest, is that I have recently retired after graduating as a registered nurse in 1988. One of the greatest joys of my nursing work, aside from the obvious patient contact and, hoping to make a difference to my patients’ experience, was working in telemetry. In several job locations, I worked telemetry intermittently, when assigned, though other duties notwithstanding.

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Addressing Health Disparities Among the Transgender and Non-binary Population Through the EHR: A literature review

Addressing Health Disparities Among the Transgender and Non-binary Population Through the EHR: A literature review

Individuals who identify as LGBTQ face discrimination on multiple levels. One of those levels is in the health care industry. Nurses and providers are not aware of the importance of using proper terminology when addressing these patients. Using the pronouns chosen by the patient is one simple gesture that can make a difference. With the technology of EMR's chosen pronouns can be identified and utilized easily.

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Nursing and a Broken System

Nursing and a Broken System

The impact of the current healthcare system on nursing

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Applying Current Standards of Wound Care Practice: Improve Patient Outcomes and Save Precious Time

Applying Current Standards of Wound Care Practice: Improve Patient Outcomes and Save Precious Time

By applying the principles of Moist Wound Healing we can provide patients with excellent wound care while saving precious nursing time and resources.

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So... How Can We Better Learn CPR?

So... How Can We Better Learn CPR?

An essay on how I think teaching CPR for the benefit of the science of CPR is more valuable than having nurses learn CPR online followed by manikin practice thereafter.

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Incorporating End-of-Life Content Early in BSN Programs

Incorporating End-of-Life Content Early in BSN Programs

The purpose of this article is to address the need for nursing students to have more and earlier exposure to death, dying and end-of-life care in their BSN programs. Beginner nursing students often have their first client interactions in long-term care facilities, and it is where they are most often exposed to death. This usually happens before they have given death and end-of-life care much thought, let alone learned about it formally in the classroom. This article will highlight ideas for incorporating content into the classroom as well as give a greater understanding of the need for students to be exposed to all aspects of end-of-life care early and throughout the BSN program.

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A common link in the modifiable risk factors for severe COVID-19

A common link in the modifiable risk factors for severe COVID-19

Certain comorbidities, such as hypertension and diabetes, are often diagnosed once a patient has been hospitalized with COVID. Current thought suggests that these people had the medical condition, but it was not diagnosed until they were hospitalized. In this article I offer a reason as to why that may be. Based on this perspective, I further stress the importance of health maintenance in disease prevention.

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