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Whoa. Dude. It’s been a really long time since I wrote a post. Beginning to think I forgot about you? Well, I didn’t. Life has just had a lot of bumps as of late. Things have been taking one strange turn after another and I have been scrambling to keep up. Over the past few months, the changes have been good ones. But all changes comes with stress and adjustments. I feel like I’m starting to get this stabalized again. Not really sure what I wrote about last. So, I guess I’ll back up and start at the point where things all started changing for me. Read the rest of this entry

Blood clots


Definition

Blood clots can occur under many different circumstances and in many different locations. Blood clots that form in response to an injury or a cut are beneficial, stopping potentially dangerous bleeding. However, a number of conditions can cause you to develop blood clots in critical locations, such as your lungs and brain, and they require medical attention. Read the rest of this entry

Alzheimer’s disease: Anticipating end-of-life needs


As an Alzheimer’s caregiver, you may be your loved one’s most powerful voice. Make decisions for your loved one that ensure respect, dignity and comfort until the end of life.

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, you may focus on keeping your loved one safe and comfortable. As the disease progresses, however, you may face difficult end-of-life questions. When is it time to choose comfort care over lifesaving care? When does medical care merely prolong a person’s dying? Here’s help considering these and other end-of-life questions. Read the rest of this entry

The Spoon Theory


The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino | But You Dont Look Sick? support for those with invisible illness or chronic illness.

In my personal practice, I have used this idea but made reference to cups. This is a great way to conceptualize energy levels or tolerance levels. People are used to measuring things with spoons or cups. Additionally, they easily understand the concept of having a “full plate” bacause these are things people have encoutered in their lives regularly. The visual of it is wonderful! For anyone who has energy level or tolerance level issues this is a great tool and I encourage you to use it!

My First Experience with Death


Given that I am a nurse and that I work with the elderly, I get this kind of question often. Read the rest of this entry

Nursing


I have been asked (more times than I can count) how I can love my job so much when I bitch about it all the time. People have even pointed out that it doesn’t matter which facility I am working at, I still bitch. They seem quite perplexed when I respond “It’s the profession. It’s just the way it is.” Of course that’s when they ask if I love my profession and why I don’t just leave it for something else if its like that. Well, I’m not sure I can explain that to anyone who isn’t in Read the rest of this entry

Let me tell you what I do


I work in a skilled rehab facility which serves as a caring bridge between hospital and home. We provide our patients with excellent care in a warm, family oriented environment. Speeding recovery and returning our patients home as quickly as possible are our primary goals, with the clinical care team supporting patients and their families during their stay. Read the rest of this entry

My first job: Health Care


My first job was as a CNA in a nursing home. It was a terrible job because the company was really badly managed. Even worse was that I really needed the job, so I couldn’t quit until I had found another place to work. It was a bad enough experience that I seriously considered choosing another profession, but I’m really glad that I stuck with it. Being a CNA was very rewarding and has led me to becoming a nurse. πŸ™‚

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What I Like Most About My Job


I have been asked (more times then I can count) how I can love my job so much when I bitch about it all the time. People have even pointed out that it doesn’t matter which facility I am working at, I still bitch. They seem quite perplexed when I respond “It’s the profession. It’s just the way it is.” Of course that’s when they ask if I love my profession and why I don’t Read the rest of this entry

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Multimedia resources for teaching bioethics

Rediskot

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Crochet Thread

A Modern Interpretation of Vintage Crochet by Ann Reillet Featuring Many Original Designs

Elzeblaadje

Crafting with hook, needle and yarn

Son's Popkes

Crochet animal patterns designed by Sonja van der Wijk