“So, let me get this straight. If you have a cardiac event, or stop breathing, I can start CPR on you and potentially save your life, but if I go down, all you can do is call 911 and cry?”
Tag: patient safety
New Post By JparadisiRN on Off The Charts Addresses Under Staffing
I’ve written and illustrated a new post for Off The Charts, the blog of the American Journal of Nursing, addressing the chronic issue of … More
Do Facebook Likes Help or Scam Patients?
I am cautious when initiating online interactions, with good reason. Sometimes, being cautious feels uncomfortable, however. I’m talking about the … More
Managing The Moderately Unstable Patient: The Challenge of Ambulatory Care Nursing
When a nurse educator makes the bold statement, “The moderately unstable patient is at the highest risk,” I’m interested in … More
Recognizing Febrile Neutropenia in Oncology Patients
Has this ever happened to you? A patient arrives for supportive care. On examination, they describe flu-like symptoms, and general … More
TMI? How Transparent Should Nurses Be With Patients?
While on vacation, my husband and I waited patiently in a restaurant for our food. In contrast with our leisurely … More
Lessons About Medication Errors From Baseball
In the commercial, three guys are standing around a grill, talking about baseball. One of them quotes a stat. Another … More
Tips for Learning Chemotherapy Administration
I attended a chemotherapy and biotherapy course. Most of the nurses attending had administered chemotherapy for years, but a group … More
JParadisiRN Illustrates Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Article About Alumni Winkler County Nurses
Any alumni of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center out there? That’s my painting on page 28 of their alumni … More
You’re a Nurse. Don’t You Have to Do What The Doctor Says?
“You’re a nurse. Don’t you have to do what the doctor says?” I check my iPhone to be sure the … More