October 2010

Auditory hallucinations: Voices that whisper, are they real?

October 28, 2010

Auditory hallucinations, known as “hearing voices”. Auditory hallucinations can range from primitive noises such as bangs, whistles, claps, screams, ticks, and others to speech and music.

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Domestic Violence: Words that leave scars

October 26, 2010

Domestic Violence is the hidden shame behind doors. Domestic violence does not have a dress code that matches what an abuser looks like. They can be police officers, fire fighters, preachers, teachers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, not just the drinking pot belly slob that is shown in TV.

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Do Difficult Patients get bad care

October 21, 2010

  We do not always like the patients to whom we administer care.  It sounds harsh, but let’s be honest, we do not have to like them. We do however, have to provide the best possible patient care that we can while maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism and compassion. If you are a nurse […]

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Nurse gets Clubbed by a Patient

October 19, 2010

  Today was my day to get pulled to another unit to work. Getting a pulled assignment, also called floating nurses, means there was a shortage of staff in one area and a need for more coverage. So they pulled from an area that had more staffing. If there is something many nurses do not want […]

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The Education of Breast Cancer Awareness

October 18, 2010

October is breast cancer awareness month and everyone is talking about the new guidelines for women and mammograms. US Preventative Services Task Force released new recommendations on screening mammography, in which they recommended against routine mammogram screening in women under age 50, and recommended that mammograms now be every two years in women ages 50-74. However, we know that breast cancer can strike at ANY age.

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