In this face paced world few of us young and older adults have the time or desire to cook every meal at home. And that’s the reality. So, in my recent years of practice as a Nurse Practitioner, I’ve discovered that it’s best to give recommendations that are not only realistic, but also adaptable for both young and older adults and all of their ever changing and busy agendas.Read More
Knowing CPR and performing high-quality CPR are two different things.
2-year CPR training has long been the traditional practice, but is it optimal?Read More
As a Nurse Practitioner, I educate my patients every day about the importance of nutrition and adequate intake of protein, vitamins and nutrients. It’s very stressful as a patient to be in the hospital and in the midst of a health crisis, illness, or injury. This is a good opportunity to make positive changes to one's diet, and I use this crucial time to empower my patients by providing information and recommendations that will help them on their road to recovery or maintenance with informed, smarter, healthier choices.Read More
How to get the most out of a week long trip to Europe: 2 countries, 3 cities!
Europe is such a historical and delicious county to travel to.
It can be overwhelming to narrow down which countries to visit so here’s how I decided: First; food, second; things to do, and third; it must end with a beach or some form of waterfront.
That being said, it was decided that we would start with Barcelona, and then travel to Rome, and finish on the Amalfi Coast.
This blog will break down the things to eat, places to stay, things to do, things to buy, how to get around, and things to know ahead of time for each city.Read More
This is a guest blog from Nurse Grid.
Providing healthcare is a monumental challenge. With so many variables in the face of a life-or-death situation, there’s little room for error when caring for a patient. But doctors and nurses can improve the quality of care they provide by comparing their approach to healthcare with their colleagues. Healthcare providers are developing new techniques and treatment methods all the time, and their colleagues can benefit from the results. While interprofessional care collaboration and peer review have long been the backbone of the healthcare industry, some care providers can fall out of step with their colleagues as they get set in their ways. But doctors and nurses should remember to reach out to those around them for advice and support to make sure they’re using the best treatment methods available. Learn more about the benefits of interprofessional care collaboration.Read More
Everyone has a story. Many Nurses had long time aspirations of being a Nurse. I, on the other hand, did not.Read More
Every few years my sister and I take a Sister Trip (usually something adventurous since she is not about that beach life).Read More
As a nurse manager, you want your nurses to provide the best possible experience for their patients.Read More
A girlfriend and I decided to take a quick trip to the Bahamas for her birthday.Read More
A while back I spoke at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing NED (Nursing Education Department) Talks.Read More
You’re a major advocate for continued education. Who inspired you to further your own?Read More
What is the ideal nurse-patient ratio? What are the errors that begin to occur when staffing breeches that magic number?Read More
In December of 2008, I remember watching the pinning ceremony for the nursing class graduating half a year before me.Read More
Bullying is an everyday occurrence in nursing and health care. Nurses bully each other. Physicians bully each other. Supervisors bully employees.Read More