Author Archive: orinfctnrs

Social Media and It’s Role in Health Care

What is your definition of social media? I found it to be a difficult task to define exactly what social media is. There are so many different venues that make up what social media is. According to Daniel Nation, n.d., the definition of social media is it is a “social instrument of communication” (Nation, n.d.). …

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Osteoarthritis – Webliography

      The reason that I chose to blog about this topic is that I am afflicted with this disease. I was diagnosed as having osteoarthritis a few years ago after having a very painful nodule appear on my right thumb. I was resistant when my husband insisted that I go and see my …

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The Power of Patient Stories

The Josie King story makes you think about the all of errors that we as healthcare workers can prevent.

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Assessment of vulnerable patients cuts hospital falls

Originally posted on Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning:
Source: Nursing Times 25th July 2012 Follow this link for article Date of publication: July 2012 Publication type: Journal article In a nutshell: The FallSafe project, tested in the South Central NHS area, trained and supported nurses to look at factors that can lead to falls. It assesses vulnerable patients…

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PATIENT FALLS: Why do hospital patients fall?

Originally posted on American Hospital Association Resource Center Blog:
Risk factors for causes of falls in hospital inpatients were studied in this comprehensive literature review.  Here are the risk factors that were identified as being significant in consistently predicting falls risk based on research studies: Instability of gait Weakness of leg(s) Issues related to toileting — incontinence…

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3 Risks with Managing Pain with Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Pumps

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Safe Practices for Nurse Sick Call

Originally posted on Essentials of Correctional Nursing:
A nurse is being deposed by the plaintiff’s attorney about the care provided to a patient while in the county jail.  The patient suffered a bad outcome and is suing the county, the jail physician and the nurse for inadequate care. The attorney asks why the nurse gave…

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Easy Ways on How to Become A Healthier Nurse

Originally posted on All About The Life of Being a Nurse:
Working in a medical facility, a registered nurse is a role model of good health and lifestyle. While most people think that working in a hospital instantly makes one healthy, it is actually far from the truth. Working in a hospital is a physically…

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WOW

I have been staying incredibly busy with the three classes I am taking and work! At this point, I am not sure what in the world I was thinking taking three eight week classes at the SAME TIME! The classes are great, but I do not know if I am coming or going.

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it. Happy blogging!

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