Marina E. Bitanga BSN, RN, CCRN

Marina E. Bitanga BSN, RN, CCRN is a frequent contributor to RN Journal with 7 articles published to date.

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Nurse "I am in Pain"

Tags: chronic Chronic Pain pain pain management

Pain education and management is important. Everyone suffers from pain at one point. Pain is very subjective and everyone should know when to seek help by medical professionals.

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Pyelonephritis:  A Review of Literature

Pyelonephritis: A Review of Literature

Tags: diagnosis infection kidney kidney infection literature review Pyelonephritis urinary tract infection UTI

Pyelonephritis needs to be diagnosed early so proper treatment can be instituted to prevent further complications. If urinary tract infection is left untreated, it can spread to the blood stream.

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Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease

Tags: child children disease pain Sickle Cell Disease treatment

Sickle cell disease is a debilitating condition secondary to the severe pain patients with this condition suffer especially when they are in crisis. This article includes the management and treatment of sickle cell disease and the diagnosis.

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Knowing Sepsis

Knowing Sepsis

Tags: death end of life ICU sepsis

Sepsis is a major challenge in the hospitals, one of the leading causes of death, It must be diagnosed early so immediate treatment can be instituted.

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Rapid Response Team to the Rescue

Rapid Response Team to the Rescue

Tags: Ambulance cardiac Doctors EMS Follow-Ups patient patient safety Rapid Response rapid response team rapid response team benefits Rescue Rescue Team RRT RRT Nurse RRT Nursing Team treatment working together

Rapid response team (RRT) purpose is to initiate immediate measures before patient deteriorates further and to educate the staff on activating the staff the Rapid response team.

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Knowing Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury

Knowing Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury

Tags: lung injury pulmonary risk factors transfusion

Transfusion-related acute lung injury occurs within 6 hours post transfusion where patient develops shortness of breath without signs of pulmonary overload in chest xray. With evidence of hypoxemia / low oxygen saturation.

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What Are The Effects Of Floating to Nurses And Patient Care

What Are The Effects Of Floating to Nurses And Patient Care

Tags: float nurse Floating floating nurse floating nurses policy implications of float nursing floating policy Rapid Response stress

This article will explore how floating affects nurses and what management can do to help nurses relieve the stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction of the nurses with the health care system.

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