When you’re anxious to conceive, it’s easy to convince yourself you might be pregnant. From hormonal mood swings to sensitive breasts, you may very well be — but you don’t want to get your hopes up confusing premenstrual symptoms with hopeful pregnancy wishes. Unfortunately, they can be very similar. While a pregnancy test is the most accurate way to settle the debate, here are some other indicators that you might be expecting:
Our diets are so different today than they were in the past. We have quick access to high processed and high carb foods that are often cheaper options than fresh and unprocessed foods. Our bodies have historically had to use much more energy to break food down into energy, but with high carb foods it doesn’t have to work as hard. Because of this, we are really packing on the weight and are becoming more unhealthy every day.
It should be common sense, but there are entire research initiatives devoted to proving that have adequate nursing staff leads to improved patient outcome. This really transcends all types of nursing through various disciplines. But just so we can have a little more research and evidence to back it up, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) had a recent research initiative that proved that “Adequate and stable nurse staffing is key to improving care.”
It seems almost impossible to imagine, but your data may not be 100% in healthcare systems. In fact, 94% of hospitals had leaked data with an average number of stolen records at 2,769. That’s a lot of data containing all sorts of private information. And even though almost all organizations are working to protect and secure their information (and in some cases your information) more than half of organizations report that they have no confidence that they can detect all data loss activities.
Have you ever wanted to use your nursing degree to make a bigger difference in the world? Taking care of patients at the bedside is vital and it’s improving the world one life at a time, but what if you could improve the world in a different way? What if you could use your nursing background to improve nursing research through research nursing?
Many nurses are apprehensive about having to titrate a Cardizem drip. Patients who require Cardizem are usually facing life threatening conditions like A-fib and this can be very stressful to a nurse who doesn’t typically deal with this sort of condition. Depending on your floor there may actually be policies that states that you should transfer patients to critical care or intensive care units if they require titration on a Cardizem gtt. You should make sure that you are familiar with your facilities policy on the subject of Cardizem drips before you take responsibility for this nursing skill.