Situational Value System

By Mr. Schnell I recently ran across an article discussing leadership integrity that mentioned something of which I was unaware but solved a mystery I had been pondering for awhile. It concerned dining in restaurants with certain relatives and noticing their personality “change” when the waiter arrived. They seemed to suddenly become rude, demanding, andContinue reading “Situational Value System”

TAKE HEED!

by Mr.Schnell It is up to you to be responsible. Consider everyone a potential carrier. Your life may depend on it. Isolation, mask, and gloves have shown to be effective in South Korea, Japan, and other countries to decrease the spread. Take a lesson from the crisis and death counts reported in Italy and Spain.Continue reading “TAKE HEED!”

EVER BEEN NAKED?

by Effah Bin Newd, RN Of course you have? We all have. But that is not what this post is about. The topic here is EBN. EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING; the sound-byte, catch phrase from our prestigious nursing “Think-Tank” universities. Those are the places where redundant nursing research studies are done that effect the way you practiceContinue reading “EVER BEEN NAKED?”

The Health Care Fortress

by Robert Schnell (Disclaimer: The following post contains profanity, gallows humor, and graphic illustrations. No warm fuzzy today. Intensive Care Nursing is not a profession for the delicate and squeamish. Bedside professionalism always. Not the case in the break room or the local watering hole after work. You have been warned.) How about the powerful,Continue reading “The Health Care Fortress”

Open Heart Surgery Recovery

I spent a great deal of time recovering post op open heart patients in my nursing career. To learn this skill there was one article that was particularly helpful in Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care written by Ann P. Weiland RN, MS and William F. Walker MD titled “Physiology Principles and ClinicalContinue reading “Open Heart Surgery Recovery”