NURSING QUESTIONS(comfort and mobility)

(1) A 69 years old  female  is living with her handicapped daughter.She develop pain and swelling on her left leg,she was brought in by ambulance to the emergency room.      The emergency room doctor diagnosed her with thrombophebitis which is inflammation of blood vessels.She is placed on bedrest 5-7 days, and admitted to Medical /Surgical […]

PROCEDURES. WHY?

Why do we undergo surgeries or procedures? So many people undergo surgery or procedure without asking questions. Surgery is the use of instrument to create incisions so that injuries or disorders in the body is treated.It is usually done under general anesthesia. Some people ask questions before the procedure or surgery. But some people don’t […]

PERSISTENT/SCD/LOVENOX by Philomena N Okeke.(My little poem)

I like to stick to what I believe in. I persisted on my speech. I must persist To persist you must know He said NO. But I persisted . Where is NO? I t does not fit. I have no time to waste. Push ,push on. In Nursing School you persist. No is not an […]

TOOLS FOR WOUND ASSESSMENT AND MEASUREMENT.( The way I understand it as an RN).

To measure your wounds you need measuring Tapes,Gloves, Cotton Swab,digital camera,and clock. Have all your supplies ready because you do not want to be going back and forth for supplies. Provide privacy. Wash your hands and wear your glove. Get the measuring tools ready.(Write patient initial ,date,time and your name and title). Patient initial and […]

ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY(THE WAY I UNDERSTAND IT AS A NURSE).

FOR DEPRESSION? Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is an effective treatment for major depression with an eficacy rate of 80% or more,which is equal to or better than response rates to ANTIDEPRESSANT medications in some patients.It is particularly useful for people who cannot tolerate or fail to respond to the use of medication treatment. There  are various […]

Building Nurse Patient Trust Relationship.

NURSES YOU MOVE ME by Philomena Okeke @Amazon.com Effective Communication:Communicate well with your patient. Introduce yourself, for example.”My name is Jenny I will be your nurse from 07am to 3:30pm.Explain your role in the Medical Team to your patient. Write down your name on the chalk board.Update the chalk board. Assess and Listen: Assess your […]