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Friday, November 14, 2014

Ebola...Exposed?

Stopping the Ebola Outbreak Infographic     Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
      Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa.
Transmission is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids (blood, urine, feces, saliva, tears, seaman, vomit, sweat etc...) However, Viruses are known to mutate when introduced into new environments. Do NOT rule of the ability of the virus to mutate into different strains that could possibly mutate into an airborne strain.

  • According to a WHO Transmission remains intense in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and case incidence is still increasing in Sierra Leone.
  • All Ebola patients in the United States have been discharged from the hospital.
  • Once people recover from Ebola, they can no longer spread the virus to people in the community. However, because Ebola can stay in semen after recovery, men should abstain from sex (including oral sex) for three months. If abstinence is not possible, condoms may help prevent the spread of Ebola. Sexual transmission of Ebola has never been reported.
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Friday, October 17, 2014

What is Mesothelioma Cancer?



News about Mesothelioma is all over the television, but what exactly  is  this disease?

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen.The disease often presents with symptoms that mimic other common ailments. This makes diagnosis extremely difficult. Although there is currently no known cure for mesothelioma, treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy can help to improve the typical mesothelioma prognosis.

Asbestos fibers that are inhaled through the mouth and nose may eventually become embedded in the lining of the lungs, causing harmful inflammation of the pleura and resulting in mesothelioma or asbestosis (scar tissue formation in the lungs). Occupational exposure is the most common source of exposure

The cavities within the body encompassing the chest, abdomen, and heart are surrounded by a membrane of cells known as the mesothelium. Malignancies (cancerous tumors) occurring within the mesothelial membranes are known as malignant mesothelioma, or simply mesothelioma. Benign tumors of the mesothelium are known to occur, but are much more rare than malignant mesothelial tumors.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma are: Anemia, Blood Clotting Disorder, Bowel Obstruction, Chest Pain, Dysphagia, Fluid Effusion, Hemoptysis, Nausea, Peritoneal Effusion, Weight Loss

Some Occupations related to asbestos exposure

Aeronautical Engineers
Aircraft Mechanic
Auto Mechanics
Blacksmiths
Boilermakers
Brick and Stone Masons
Bulldozer Operators
Cabinet makers
Carpenters
Chemical Technicians
Civil Engineers
Construction Workers
Crane Operators
Draftsmen
Drill Press Operators
Drywall Tapers
Electric Power Linemen
Electrical Engineers
Electricians
Firefighters
Forge Men
Freight and Material Handlers
Furnace/Smelter Operators
Garage Mechanics
Grinding Machine Operators
Hairdressers
Heavy Equipment Mechanics
Home Inspectors
Household Appliance Installers
HVAC Workers
Industrial Engineers

Industrial Plant Workers
Insulators
Iron Workers
Machinists
Mechanical Engineers
Merchant Marines
Metal Lathers
Millwrights
Mixing Operators
Molders
Oil Refinery Workers
Operating Engineers
Painters
Pipefitters
Plasterers
Plumbers
Police
Power Plant Workers
Railroad Workers
Road Machine Operators
Roofers
Sailors and Deckhands
Sales Engineer
Sawyers
Sheet Metal Workers
Shipyard Workers
Stationary Engineers
Steamfitters
Structural Metal Craftsmen
Telephone Repairmen
Textile Operator
Tile Setters
Tinsmith
Tool makers
Weavers
Welders
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Humor Pic of The Day 9/30/2014


Every nurse can relate to this! :-)
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Humor Pic of The Day 9/28/2014

                                                        I am 100% guilty of this. 
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Humor Pic of The Day 9/26/2014

Time to say "Night Nite"! :-) Thank me later

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Telemetry Tips

                                  
                                                                       "Simple Telemetry tips" 
This might sound super easy, but If it doesn't look right, it most likely isn't. Check labs and ask for help. Use your resources. 
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Humor Pic of the Day

Are you all getting ready for inspections???
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Humor Pic of the Day 9/1/2014


                                                   Happy Labor Day!!!!!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Humor pic of the day 8/28/2014

                                          The Joint Commission is here!
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Humor pic of the day 08/4/2014

"Don't worry Nurse...I will wait till shift change to code."
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Humor Pic of the day 8/3/2014

"Sorry you died but...we need you at work"
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Humor pic of the day 7/30/2014

Does your hospital do THIS to you?
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Nursing Apps of the Day NCLEX Q100

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This App is an Awesome tool for New grads preparing for NCLEX. It offers 100 questions likely to be seen on NCLEX w/Answers & Rationales. Download today on Google play market. 5 star App.

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NCLEX DRUG GUIDE


















  This is a great NCLEX Drug Guide for Nursing students and Nurses ! Included are hundreds of drugs, vitamin, minerals, definitions, frequently used drugs, Common drugs on exams, etc... ENJOY! This app comes with an online search database for any medication right at your finger tips.

    
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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Humor Pic of the Day

When your patient growls at you! Have a great day! 

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Humor Pic of the Day

      Great laugh for the day! Enjoy! 

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

From the Nursing Daily team! Enjoy!!!




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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Nursing Tip of the Day

This goes for all nurses. However; this tip is crucial for new grad nurses and any nurse that is starting a new job. Showing up late is a sure way of setting yourself up for failure. Imagine working a long 12.5 hr night shift. It is finally 7am and time to go home. SIKE! You can't go home because the oncoming nurse doesn't show up until 7:15am. So after and hour of giving report you finally get to click out around 8:30am. On your very fatigue drive home you realize you have to come back and do the same thing over again tonight. The cycle of lateness is a sure way of giving yourself a bad name and turning your staff against you. They will not be able to trust or depend on you. If you are a chronically late person (even if it's one minute late) please work hard on trying to get to work early. 

10 Tips to being on time
1:Pack your work bag before you go to sleep.

2:Pack your lunch in storage containers for 2-3days at a time. 

3:Keep your work badge in your car/ nursing bag. 

4:Make sure you scrubs are washed at the start of the week. On your last work day of the week wash your scrubs. 

5:Set multiple alarms (clock,phone, iPod, watch,etc...) at different time frames. 

6:Go to sleep early!

7:Do not turn the television on when your getting ready for work. 

8:Don't stop and chat with your friends that work downstairs. Wave and keep it moving. 

9: Don't spend more than 2-3 mins top in the locker room. Any longer and your wasting time. 

10: If you are ahead of schedule. Head into work early. If you stop off somewhere you run the risk of being late. 

Once you start implementing these 10 steps you will start to notice a change in the rapport between you and your co-workers. They will be impressed with you new initiative to be on time and slowly you will regain their trust. Good luck! 



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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nursing Tip of the day


        Many people unfortunately will not understand why I suggest this. In my experience,  the day I started studying for NCLEX was the day I discovered ever answer to every question I had got wrong on prior exams. In retrospect, If I had looked at the NCLEX information sooner. I would have performed much better on exams. It does not have to be a formal review. Try purchasing a review book online. Or browser my blog for free review materials. Good luck and study hard! 
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How to become a Registered Nurse



How to become a Registered Nurse
How to become a Registered Nurse


    Looking for information on becoming a registered nurse? Look no further! According to the American Nurses Association (ANA) the following is required to become a Registered nurse.



Licensure

Every state and the District of Columbia has a board of nursing with a mission of protecting the public from harm. Governance of the practice of nursing includes:
Establishing requirements for initial licensure and retaining: basic education, continuing education and/or competency
Interpreting scope of practice parameters, defined by state statute (nurse practice act)
Investigating complaints of licensees and disciplinary actions


Education
 

There is more than one educational pathway leading to eligibility to take the standardized National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)-RN. 

Undergraduate
Diploma in Nursing, once the most common route to RN licensure and a nursing career, is available through hospital-based schools of nursing
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is a two-year degree offered by community colleges and hospital-based schools of nursing that prepares individuals for a defined technical scope of practice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS/BSN) is a four-year degree offered at colleges and universities:
Prepares graduates to engage in the full scope of professional nursing practice across all healthcare settings
First two years often concentrate on psychology, human growth and development, biology, microbiology, organic chemistry, nutrition, and anatomy and physiology.
Final two years, often focus on adult acute and chronic disease; maternal/child health; pediatrics; psychiatric/mental health nursing; and community health nursing.
Is intended to result in a deeper understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery
Includes nursing theory, physical and behavioral sciences, and humanities with additional content in research, leadership, and may include such topics as health care economics, health informatics, and health policy


Graduate
Offer additional routes to advancing the expertise of registered nurses:
Master’s Degree (MSN) programs offer a number of tracks designed to prepare Advanced Practice Nurses, nurse administrators, and nurse educators.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs are research-focused whose graduates typically teach and/or conduct research
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs focus on clinical practice or leadership roles
 




**This information is sole property of the ANA and only used for informational purposes on this blog.
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20 TOP Nursing Schools in the USA!!





 We are back with another list of 20 top nursing schools in the USA...Enjoy!!

School Name                                                  Location

  • Biola University                                                    La Mirada, CA
  • Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing                     Quincy, IL         
  • Brandman University                                           Irvine, CA                    
  • Brenau University                                                Gainesville, GA                      
  • Briar Cliff University                                            Sioux City, IA           
  • California Baptist University                                 Riverside, CA   
  • California State University, Bakersfield                  Bakersfield, CA                
  • California State University, Channel Islands            Camarillo, CA     
  • California State University, Chico                           Chico, CA            
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills            Carson, CA        
  • California State University, East Bay                       Hayward, CA     
  • California State University, Fresno                          Fresno, CA          
  • California State University, Fullerton                       Fullerton, CA        
  • California State University, Long Beach                  Long Beach, CA              
  • California State University, Los Angeles                 Los Angeles, CA           
  • California State University, Northridge                   Northridge, CA
  • California State University, Sacramento                 Sacramento, CA              
  • California State University, San Bernardino            San Bernardino, CA  
  • California State University, San Marcos                 San Marcos, CA             
  • California State University, Stanislaus                     Turlock, CA     
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Sunday, April 27, 2014

20 Top Nursing Schools in the USA!

    








      It appears that nursing school is the latest career trend. With the economy in the slums many citizens are reaching out to the nursing field as a second career. Many second career students are not able to attend classes because of work/life conflicts. No need to fret! I have created a list of 20 of the best schools in the USA. Some are online and a few are not. However this is a great reference to point you in the right direction. The list is in alphabetical order. I will continue to list 20 schools each week so STAY TUNED! I wish you all success in your future endeavors. 

 
School Name                            Location

  • Adams State University         Alamosa, CO  
  • Allen College                             Waterloo, IA 
  • American Sentinel                    Aurora, CO
  • American University                Signal Hill, CA
  • Anderson University – IN       Anderson, IN
  • Arizona State University          Phoenix, AZ
  • Armstrong Atlantic State          Savannah, GA
  • Aspen University                        Denver
  • Auburn University                     Auburn, AL
  • Auburn U- Montgomery           Montgomery, AL
  • Aurora University                       Aurora, IL
  • Azusa Pacific University             Azusa, CA
  • Baker University                         Topeka, KS
  • Ball State University                   Muncie, IN
  • Barry University                          Miami Shores, FL
  • Bellarmine University                 Louisville, KY
  • Benedictine College                      Achison, KS 
    Benedictine University                Lisle, IL
    Berea College                                Berea, KY
    Bethel College                               North Newton, KS
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