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September 5, 2014 – 2,995 views
Virginia Ann Peterson
A family medical tree is defined as a history of medical conditions and diseases. The tree outlines medical history of a family from several generations. Starting a family medical tree can be used to educate family members of common conditions and diseases that may run in a particular family. Full Story 
September 2, 2013 – 3,566 views
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There are common scenarios where nurses may not be sure how to or if they are maintaining their patient’s privacy during a routine bedside handoff. For example, a patient’s spouse may be visiting when it is time for a bedside shift change. Computers and wireless devices save time when conducting a shift change handoff and may be a bit more difficult for the patient and... Full Story 
August 16, 2013 – 3,898 views
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In its broadest sense, moral courage is a measure of the fortitude of character a person has which enables him to act according to his moral consciousness, despite all risks of negative consequences. It is a powerful tool that helps individuals reach out to help and stand up for those who are being bullied and ill treated, either emotionally, physically, or mentally. Moral courage is also a professional virtue which needs to be followed religiously by all professionals... Full Story 
August 7, 2013 – 1,935 views
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Doctors and nurses perform not only the job of care and treatment but they also have the responsibility to communicate bad news to their patients. This task may seem simple on the face of it, but is a task that comes with a huge responsibility. There is no clear and universally applicable protocol on this form of communication. Though the doctors have not been trained to perform this task, an understanding on how bad news should be disclosed has begun to emerge... Full Story 
July 22, 2013 – 2,030 views
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The job of nurses and other health care providers is very demanding – mentally, physically, as well as emotionally and can often turn out to be extremely strenuous. Working long hours with ill, anxious, and stressed out people day in and day out is as challenging as daily life can get. In such a situation, it becomes essential for all nurses and health care professionals to not let the pressure and exhaustion catch up to them. Acquiring and displaying mental fortitude is an effective method of keeping these negative sentiments at bay... Full Story 
July 19, 2013 – 1,864 views
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Also known as bedsores or decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers are injuries to the skin or the tissue underneath it. These injuries result from extended periods of pressure or pressure accompanied with shear and friction. 67% of all pressure ulcers show up in patients aged 70 and above. However, anybody who is in a condition where avoiding prolonged periods of pressure on a certain body part is not possible, is at the risk of contracting the pressure ulcer... Full Story 
June 14, 2013 – 2,439 views
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This article addresses the ways in which nursing staff can develop effective strategies for dealing with difficult patients. Patients can be “difficult” for a variety of reasons including disease, medications or temperament. The ability to discern the reasons behind the behavior and developing strategies to diffuse situations before they escalate is fundamental... Full Story 
June 4, 2013 – 1,637 views
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As a shift in the hospital draws to a close, the nurses and medical assistants busily make final rounds from patient to patient as they do any final vital signs, empty Foley catheters, add up the intake and outputs, freshen drinking water and a myriad other last minute chores. Joint Commission refers to this hour as the time for the ‘four P’s, pain... Full Story 

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