Artists and poker players learn to read “tells.” Tells are little gestures and habits that inform (tell) an observer how an artist made … More
Tag: nursing issues
Update on Vicki Galle & Anne Mitchell Whistle-Blowing Case
I recently posted Texas Nurses Accused of Harassment in Whistle Blower Case about Vicki Galle and Anne Mitchell, two nurses accused … More
Who’s Flying the Plane?
Perhaps a change of nomenclature is needed in health care. Physicians should be called Pilots, and nurses renamed First Officers, like in the airline industry, which … More
A Metaphor: Health Care Reform on Life Support
The idea that the Health Care Reform bill is on life support is disappointing, but not surprising. It was admitted in a weakened … More
Texas Nurses Accused of Harrassment in Whistle Blower Case
No one is free when others are repressed. attributed to Mahatma Gandhi For a couple of years, I … More
Happy Birthday JParadisi RN’s Blog!
Today, January 10, 2010 is the first year anniversary of JParadisi RN’s Blog. I had no idea I would enjoy … More
Just Because You’re Big Enough to Hold Still (patients, pain & procedures)
I still experience culture shock, since my transfer from pediatric intensive care to outpatient adult oncology nursing , over the difference in sedation use during procedures for … More
Mandatory Flu shots for Healthcare Workers Criticized in New York
Today’s New York Times has an article supporting the right of that city’s health care workers to refuse both … More
Aftermath of the Eric Cropp Sentence: Will the Criminalization of Medication Errors Make Patients Safer in Ohio?
Although medication errors are not the focus of this blog, I feel it’s important that health care professionals know what is … More
Color Theory: Anemia
This week, it seemed all of our patients required blood transfusions. They came in with similar symptoms: fatigue, shortness of breath on exertion … More