Thankful for modern medicine

Tweet Before diving into yet another dry, overcooked holiday fowl this week, I am going to give thanks for getting to attend an old fashioned, rockstar-worthy, hotel-room-destroying party last Sunday night. We arrived kind of late and the two other party goers with me kept staring out the car window pouting because they thought we’d […]

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  • November 25th, 2009
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VIP patients

Tweet I do not know if this is a practice in most hospitals, but where I work it is. Some patients are considered “very important people” when they come in to the hospital and this allows them to pretty much do as they please. There really are no rules for these patients or their families. […]

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Scrub nurse tips

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Being the best nurseTweet When I read Rachael’s new post on how to be a better scrub nurse, it got me thinking about how many cases we have done together and she left out something I thought was very important. What did she forget to […]

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Lucky Charms/Honey Nut Cheerios

Tweet Lucky Charms/Honey Nut Cheerios Ok, even I was a bit shocked by this….but these two cereals are practically identical if you look at the nutritional information….seriously look for yourself! Lucky Charms Honey Nut Cheerios Calories 110 110 Calories from fat 10 15 Total Fat 1g 1.5g Saturated fat 0 0 Cholesterol 0 0 Sodium […]

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Mammogram controversy

Tweet As a nurse who has worked in the surgical field for 11 years I am baffled by the new recommendations from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. One of the new guidelines is women should not be taught to do self breast exams. Another is that mammograms are not recommended until age 50, instead […]

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Early signs of pregnancy

Tweet If you are wondering about this you are probably already anxious, nervous, and confused about what may or may not be happening to your body. I wanted to give a few clues to you that something more really might be going on.  As a registered nurse completing my Nurse Practitioner degree in Women’s Health […]

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Debt consolidation and collection agencies

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Debt consolidationTweet Nurses CAN talk turkey to collection agencies! In the last post I told you to avoid debt consolidation agencies, but I really want you to understand why and not think I’m just prejudiced against these financial behemoths. It seems like it would be […]

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