Nursing & Healthcare Directories on: The Nursefriendly
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How your company is watching your waistline:"Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More recently, a small number charged smokers slightly higher premiums to get them to quit. Results for these plans were lackluster, and healthcare costs continued to soar. So companies are taking advantage of new rules under President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul in 2014 to punish smokers and overweight workers."
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/13/us-usa-healthcare-benefits-idUSBRE9AC0IM20131113

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Med-Legal Healthcare Consultants, Inc (MLHCC):"Med-Legal Healthcare Consultants, Inc (MLHCC) is a team of Registered Nurses and other healthcare providers who provide a variety of services. These include Case Management, Legal Nurse Consulting, Geriatric Care Management, Life Care Planning and Nurse Coaching. We attend Defense Medical Exams(DME) and offer educational training and speaking services."
Patty Hedrick RN, BSN, BA CRRN, CCM, CLCP
222 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mlhcc
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/pattyhedrick/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nursesonthenet
Phone: (310) 335-2005
Cell: (310) 962-7502
http://mlhcc.com/

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Legal Nurse Consulting, Inc.:"Catherine Y. Stockinger, RN, BBA, CLCP, CLNC is a registered nurse with experience in the acute hospital setting including patient care in the areas of medical-surgical, neurology, neurosurgery and gastroenterology. She also has experience as a clinical liaison between hospitals, patients/families, medical providers, and administrators. She has a diploma from Mansfield General School of Nursing, holds a bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, completed the Capital University Law School Life Care Planner Professional Certification Program, and graduated from the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant course instructed by the pioneer of legal nurse consulting, at Vickie Milazzo Institute."
Legal Nurse Consulting, Inc.
Mailing Address
6017 Pine Ridge Road, Ste. 354
Naples, FL 34119
Phone & Fax
P: (239) 659-LNCI (5624)
F: (239) 643-1220
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Legal-Nurse-Consulting-Inc/183468618383796
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/catherine-stockinger/11/9a/257
http://www.legalnurseconsultinginc.com/about/

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Canadian Virtual Hospice:

http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home.aspx

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Claudia Collins, RN , BSN ACE Certified Personal Trainer
https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaCollinsYourRNHealthCoach

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ExceptionalNurse.com on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/nurseup/permalink/530622283688459/

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Vanderbilt Medical Center to have nurses cleaning up:"The Channel 4 I-Team has learned some Vanderbilt nurses will now be in charge of cleaning patients' rooms, even bathrooms. Sanitized environments in hospitals are critical to a patient's health, but the new cost cutting measure has at least one nurse concerned. "Cleaning the room after the case, including pulling your trash and mopping the floor, are all infection-prevention strategies. And it's all nursing, and it's all surgical tech. You may not believe that, but even Florence Nightingale knew that was true," said a hospital administrator to staff in a video obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team. The new cleaning changes were also detailed in an email sent to staff of the Vanderbilt Medical Center East team, which - according to a hospital employee - works in surgery areas and patient rooms." https://www.facebook.com/groups/nurseup/511253015625386/

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Carmen Kosicek, RN, MSN:"Carmen-KosieckCarmen Kosicek has an extensive academic and professional background — in the fields of nursing and healthcare. Carmen has helped hundreds of nurses and nursing students to envision a brighter nursing future filled with possibilities. With her love of business, she has assisted her nursing clients to increase their incomes by 20 percent or more within 18 months. Contemporary, passionate and thought provoking, Carmen challenges nurses with support, encouragement and guidance to reach beyond their envisioned expectations. She guides them, with step-by-step techniques on how they can position themselves in the nursing field for continued career growth and success."
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/carmen-kosicek-rn-msn/12/13a/862
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NursingCareerProfessionals

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RNFM Radio Interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rnfmradio/2013/07/30/carmen-kosicek-nurse-entrepreneur-and-visionary
carmen@carmenkosicek.com
https://www.facebook.com/nursefriendly/posts/10202345780396833

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Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN, Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Reiki Master, Living Sublime Wellness:"Elizabeth "Nurse Coach" Scala, MSN/MBA, RN is passionate about helping healthcare professionals, nurses in particular, to embody holistic living and embrace self-care. Through her business, Living Sublime Wellness, she writes regularly on the topic of self-care, conducts a free, monthly wellness workshop, and offers both in person and online seminars for busy nurses.

Elizabeth offers group coaching programs, one-on-one coaching, and is the founder of a virtual self-care conference for nurses called the RejuveNation Collaboration. She has written two books for nurses on healthy lifestyle and hosts her own blog talk radio show, the Living Sublime Wellness Show on the Rejuvenation Station.

Being a Reiki Master and daily practitioner of self-Reiki treatment, Elizabeth is available to speak, write, and teach nurses about the balancing and healing effects of Reiki therapy.
Jarrettsville, Maryland, 21084
E-mail Address: coachscala(at)livingsublimewellness(dot)com
Phone number: 410-929-0081
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/scala

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Certified Health And Wellness Coaching Programs For Nurses, @tinalancio, Differenttypesofnursing.com:"So now that you've gotten your house in order (go back and read RN Wellness Coaching) it's time for you to pick from the seven health and wellness coaching programs listed below. Each one teaches you how to be an effective coach for the people you want to serve. But before picking a program, you may want to pick a specialty or niche you are interested in. Here's a short list of coaching niches"
http://differenttypesofnursing.com/health-and-wellness-coaching-programs/

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The Office Nurse Now Treats Diabetes, Not Headaches, July 9, 2013:"Workplace health clinics used to be a lot like the school nurse's office, dispensing Band-Aids, treating occupational injuries, and serving as a first stop for emergencies like asthma attacks. But as companies face rising insurance costs and an aging workforce, they're turning clinics into something new: A place to aggressively nudge employees about long-term, expensive conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. There is more money than ever at stake. Chronic diseases account for more than 65% of all corporate health-care spending, according to a 2012 Aon AON -0.16% Hewitt report."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324867904578595913843743822.html

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Shelton: U.S. pays billions, and lives, for poor health literacy, Sara Shelton:"How does $106 billion to $236 billion in costs sound to you as a taxpayer? That is the cost of low health literacy in the U.S. Health literacy is more than reading skills. It includes writing, listening, speaking, arithmetic and conceptual knowledge. Low health literacy can affect anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, background, or education level, but those with limited literacy skills overall report poorer health. Studies show the majority of those with low health literacy are white, native-born Americans."
http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2013/may/15/us-pays-billions-and-lives-for-poor-health/

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Kicking McDonald's out: the hospitals getting serious about food, Huffington Post:"All across the country, hospitals like this one in San Francisco are rethinking what's on its menu and in the cafeterias. Prompted by skyrocketing rates of diet-related illnesses and with ever greater understanding of the role of good nutrition, public health professionals are starting to get serious about food. In the past few months, hospitals are even stepping up to tell junk food purveyors to leave the premises. In January 2013, Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri announced it was ending its lease with a McDonald's in its facility. The hospital CEO said that having a McDonald's right next to its revamped, healthier cafeteria, sends an "inconsistent message."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/kicking-mcdonalds-out-hospital-food

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10 Medical Errors That Can Kill You in the Hospital, by Leana Wen, M.D. in The Doctor Is Listening:"In my last post, you met Paul Hastings, the recently-retired accountant about to embark on an around-the-world trip who ended up with one-way ticket to the hospital instead. More people die from medical mistakes than they do from car accidents, pneumonia, and diabetes. No doubt, this is a shocking statistic. Before we discuss what you can do about it, let's first talk about the 10 most common errors that can occur during your hospital stay: #1. Misdiagnosis. The most common type of medical error is error in diagnosis. This is not surprising, since the right diagnosis is the key to your entire medical error. A wrong diagnosis can result in delay in treatment, sometimes with deadly consequences. Not receiving a diagnosis can be dangerous too; this is why it's so important to aim to figure out what you have, not just a list of things that you don't have."
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-doctor-is-listening/201303/10-medical-errors-can-kill-you-in-the-hospital

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HHS: Hospitals ignoring requirements to report errors, USA Today:"Hospitals are ignoring state regulations that require them to report cases in which medical care harmed a patient, making it almost impossible for health care providers to identify and fix preventable problems, a report to be released today by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general shows. Hospitals may avoid blame for errors when they don't report preventable problems, but they lose the chance to track issues, such as new infections making their way through hospitals. Forty-four percent of the cases tracked by inspectors involved preventable health care problems, the report said."
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-07-19/hospitals-preventable-errors-report/56343348/1

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What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? Wanting to do for others what the nurses did to help prevent complications and help me recover when I was flat on my back in a hospital bed for six wks

Nancy Banfield Johnson, MSN, RN, ANP, Nurse Mentor Nancy, @NurseMentorNanc:"On my blog and in my presentations, I give strategies to bedside nurses gain confidence, respect and prevent burnout. I published my first book 10/2012, "Catching Critical Changes, Six Essential Steps for Effective Nursing Assessment."
10 Morton Road
Van Etten, NY 14889
Phone number: 607-215-3951
E-mail Address: nancybanfieldjohnson@yahoo.com
Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NurseMentorNanc
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nancybanfieldjohnson.RN.MSN.ANP
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=134020245&trk=tab_pro
Homepage Address: http://www.nancybanfieldjohnson.com/wordpress/
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/banfield

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SLT Health Consulting:"SLT Health Consulting was founded on the values and principles my parents taught me, and these values compel me to treat all with respect and dignity. I have been an RN for more than 20 years, caring for patients at the "bedside" of the world renowned Shock Trauma (UMMC), Johns Hopkins Medical Centers, Long Term Care Centers, Medical-Surgical floors, Managed Care Organizations and Homeless Shelters. I know that finding the right nurses to care for the sick is a challenging, daunting task which requires a unique recruitment skill set. In 2006, my mother suffered a debilitating stroke and required 24/7 care, and was placed in a multi specialty center that was able to provide her care. As excellent as the center was in providing care for my mother, our family still longed to have her home with us. But, unfortunately my mother passed on without ever coming back home."
SLT Health Consulting
Baltimore, Maryland
Phone: +1 443 200 4813
info@slthealthconsulting.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SLTHealth
http://www.slthealthconsulting.com/

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Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: My biggest fear is that nursing will not continue to attract "the next generation". Reports say that the current generation is seeking jobs with more autonomy, flexibility, and better pay. Nursing requires dedication, and often involves odd shifts, heavy workloads, and less than optimal pay scales. I hope and pray the profession realizes the future is now, and continues to address the issues and work on them in the interest of future healthcare.

Maureen Sullivan RN, BSN, CEN, CDE, Florida Nursing Entrepreneurs:"Registered Nurse x 30 years, with a focus on ER/Trauma. I have worked in a variety of roles, including ER Manager, Stroke Program Manager, Trauma Coordinator, and Director of Education. I just published my first book (!) on my nursing career ("Never Again"). It is a compilation of stories of patients I've cared for during my career. All true stories!"
E-mail Address: Maureen@MaureenSullivanRN.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaureenSRN

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maureen-sullivan/50/9b1/552

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/maureen.sullivan.1441

http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/sullivan

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What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? My parents told me I had decided by age 6 that I wanted to be a nurse. I love helping people, and seeing the amazing effects that a caring and compassionate nurse can make in a person's life.

Maureen Sullivan RN, BSN, CEN, CDE, Florida Nursing Entrepreneurs:"Registered Nurse x 30 years, with a focus on ER/Trauma. I have worked in a variety of roles, including ER Manager, Stroke Program Manager, Trauma Coordinator, and Director of Education. I just published my first book (!) on my nursing career ("Never Again"). It is a compilation of stories of patients I've cared for during my career. All true stories!"
E-mail Address: Maureen@MaureenSullivanRN.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaureenSRN

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maureen-sullivan/50/9b1/552

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/maureen.sullivan.1441

http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/sullivan

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"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." Mark Twain

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Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Errors

Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN LHRM, President & CEO, National Nurses in Business Association:"Love your work? Hate your job? Want more independence? Want more respect? Want more money? Join the NNBA and learn how to be self-employed or start a full or part-time business and love your job! Get more independence, respect, and money! I like to share information with other healthcare professionals. I am president of the National Nurses in Business Association, president of the Space Coast Emergency Nurse Association. I work as a online manager, course author and instructor with the University of Florida Professional Development Unit. Click here for Job Options in Nursing Utilizing Your Current Skills and Degrees!"
National Nurses in Business Association
NNBA PO Box 561081, Rockledge, FL 32956-1081
Call 1-877-353-8888 to join! Bemis@NNBA.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/patbemis

Facebook: https://facebook.com/patriciabemis

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciabemis

Blog: http://forensicsciencefornurses.com

http://www.nnba.net/
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/bemis/

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Amanda Trujillo: Martyr or Gadfly? Kathryn Norcutt Nurses Views of the Nursing Profession:"Most of us in the healthcare sector have probably heard of Ms. Trujillo's name and her impending case and investigation with the Arizona Nursing Board. Unlike many of her nursing brethren who might find themselves in similar situations, (dusting off resumes and crossing fingers while their case is being reviewed) she has found an interesting arena to stand up to her accusers, namely the internet. Ms. Trujillo's inflammatory blogs have stoked the flames in regards to her purported wrongful firing at the hands of the attending physician who contends that she stepped out of her scope of expertise.
http://www.nursefriendly.com/views

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Power Strategies for Nurses Who Care from Carol Gino, RN. New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Nurses Story."Nurses... What To Do When Helping Hurts. Watch the full Survival Guide for Nurses Who Care video and learn power strategies that will work for you."
http://nursefriendly.com/survival/

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How Reducing Distractions Can Make All the Difference:""Medication administration, for example, is a critical task — one that requires concentration," he continued. "When nurses experience interruptions, diversions and distractions during such tasks, vulnerabilities are created and the risk of patient harm increases. Our nurses need to know how to manage, reduce and, when possible, eliminate distractions that increase risk and undermine patient safety." http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/20110608a.asp

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When Disclosure Is Dangerous: Remembering Cicely Bolden, By Erin Seatter, From Positive Women's Network BC, October 10, 2012:"Cicely Bolden is a name I won't soon forget. She allegedly disclosed her HIV status after having sex with a man. He responded by getting a knife and stabbing her to death. When I heard the news of Cicely's death, I was going to write a simple piece about what a stark illustration this provided of the dangers of disclosure, as well as the close connection between HIV and violence against women. But things have gotten more complicated in the past few days."
http://www.thebody.com/content/69359/when-disclosure-is-dangerous-remembering-cicely-bo.html?ap=1200

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"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm." Charles M Schwab

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"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Picasso, Pablo

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Hospital Falls Are Not Always the Healthcare Provider's Fault, Or Are They? by Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN:"In April of 2005 Mr. William Delk was a patient at Reid Hospital in Indiana when he fell while seated on a rolling commode in the bathroom. Mr. Delk had recently been a victim of a stroke that left him with complete left sided hemiparesis. He had been readmitted with complications associated with the stroke that were described as "a headache and numbness on the left side of his body." (Tammelleo, 2011) According to the case notes William was a rather large man and coupled with the injury from the stroke he was difficult to move. There were usually two to three people recruited to help move him."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/2012.08.18.hospital.falls.htm

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CONCERN network:The CONCERN network was established by ASTNA to provide a means of distributing information to AAMS members about incidents and accidents involving member programs. The original network consisted of a fax phone tree to distribute the information, but now includes a mailing list along with the original fax network. An archive of messages is now available, it includes all CONCERN network messages sent since the introduction of the mailing list.
http://www.concern-network.org/index.php?id=faq

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Online Journal of Nursing Informatics:"The Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI) is a free, international, professional, refereed publication that focuses on nursing informatics in all practice settings. OJNI is committed to addressing the theoretical and practical aspects of nursing informatics as it relates to the art of nursing. CINAHL indexes the journal. We are proud that our readership spans 49 countries! The Journal was initiated in 1996 making OJNI the longest running journal dedicated to Nursing Informatics. "
OJNI Corporation, 100 Serenity Lane, Kittanning, PA 16201 USA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OnlineJournalofNursingInformatics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ojnijnl
http://www.ojni.org/

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Trisha Coady RN BScN MN(c), CoursePark.com:"We provide approved nursing continuing education in various clinical specialties such as cardiology, critical care, emergency, community health, etc. As well, we offer a leadership and regulatory catalog that can be consumed by either individual nurse professionals or healthcare organizations. Promoting community engagement, lifelong learning, and the Nursing profession. Together, we learn more." Canada
Phone number: 1-800-563-3638 x 663
E-mail Address: trishacoady@coursepark.com
Blogs: http://nursesnetwork.com
http://www.coursepark.com/blog
Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc):
Facebook: http://facebook.com/NursesNetwork
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Nurses_Network
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/trishacoady
LinkedIn Group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NursesNetwork
Nursing Community: http://nursesnetwork.com

http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/coady

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More Kids Taking Antipsychotics for ADHD: Study, Healthday:"Use of powerful antipsychotic medications such as Abilify and Risperdal to control youngsters with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavior problems has skyrocketed in recent years, a new study finds. Antipsychotics are approved to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, other serious mental problems and irritability related to autism. But they don't have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for ADHD or other childhood behavior problems, and their use for this purpose is considered "off label." "Only a small proportion of antipsychotic treatment of children (6 percent) and adolescents (13 percent) is for FDA-approved clinical indications," said lead researcher Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City." http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=667425

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Nurses Followed Dr.'s DNR Order On Patient, Confusion about Advanced Directives:"Summary: A nurse advised the CNA to stop CPR on a patient who had a DNR order in place, the family objected and filed a malpractice suit against the hospital, physician, and nurse involved in the case."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/nursing/clinical.cases/2012.08.07.nurse.followed.DNR.orders.htm

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Obesity in Nurses Linked to 'Adverse Work Schedules' Released: 8/3/2012:"For nurses who work long hours or other "adverse work schedules," the risk of obesity is related to lack of opportunity for exercise and sleep, suggests a study in the August issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Alison M. Trinkoff, ScD, RN, and colleagues of University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, analyzed data on more than 1,700 female nurses. The study focused on factors related to obesity in nurses with "adverse work schedules"— long hours, high work burden, required on-call/overtime, and/or lack of rest. Obesity-related factors were compared for approximately 700 nurses meeting these criteria versus 1,000 nurses with more favorable work schedules. About 55 percent of nurses in both groups were overweight or obese."
http://www.newswise.com/articles/obesity-in-nurses-linked-to-adverse-work-schedules

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Stephen Ahrens BSN, RN, DC, Paramedical Services:"Paramedical Services is engaged in performing life insurance medical examinations, Long Term Care assessments and D.O.T. physicals for Commercial Drivers."
Contact person(s): Stephen Ahrens
5501 Burnham #1
Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
Phone number: 361-299-2777, E-mail Address: paramedical.services@yahoo.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/ahrens

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Vanessa Wyche Graham, GrapeVine Innovations:"GrapeVine Innovations is the vision of ministry bestowed upon Vanessa Wyche Graham in 2004. The purpose of the ministry is to care for individuals throughout the lifespan in a holistic manner -- whether it be through pastoral care & counseling, training & education, or community outreach services. Having an extensive nursing background in the care of families, and a history of providing counseling to many individuals in the community, Vanessa has attained the certifications and experience necessary to provide a wide range of services to the community, while also creating employment opportunities for those who demonstrate an appropriate fit in the organization itself."
Correspondence Address: 4115 Columbia Rd, Ste 5-287, Martinez, GA 30907
Phone: 706.799.7972 | 855.799.7972
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GrapeVineInnovations
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/grapevine-innovations-inc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/vwychegraham
http://www.grapevineinnovations.org/

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Crown Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC, Erica Leach RN, CLNC:"Welcome To Crown Legal Nurse Consulting. Once your firm recieves our expert litigation support services, it will not be difficult to understand why we have been considered the attorneys best kept secret. Behind the scenes we will assist your practice with uncovering crucial case-winning facts which will increase your overall bottom line, save you time and money. Finding one vital piece of pertinent information during our analysis and investigation will strengthen your bargaining power during settlement negotiations. High powered legal firms have discovered the value of adding certified legal nurse consultants to their litigation team as behind the scenes experts. The winning combination of your legal expertise and the CLNC's healthcare knowledge enhances even the most authoritative and commanding courtroom presence."
Erica Leach RN, CLNC
4327 S. Hwy 27* Suite 230 * Clermont, FL * 34711
5728 Major Blvd * Suite 259 * Orlando, FL * 32819
Phone: (352) 243.NURS (6877)
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/erica-leach-rn-clnc/50/ba7/a77
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/EricaNursesROC
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/glory2jc7?feature=watch
http://www.crownlegalnurse.com/

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Would you give potential employers your Facebook password?:"As part of the hiring process, some job applicants are being asked by some prospective employers to submit their usernames and passwords so that the employers can access their Facebook accounts to see what the applicants have posted online, reports the Associated Press."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/would-you-give-potential-employers-your-facebook-password/2012/03/29/gIQAlJiqiS_story.html

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Nurses and Anti-Vaccination, Posted on June 4, 2012:"As a health care provider I consider it my professional duty to stay current on recommended vaccinations, including the annual flu vaccine. I have the option of receiving it at my work site (limited times/places so not very convenient) or at my doctor's office, or—as I usually opt for—at my local Safeway pharmacy. My annual flu shot comes between shopping for groceries, is immediately covered in full by my health insurance, and is administered by a very friendly and knowledgeable pharmacist within about five minutes of registering for it. (I fully realize all of these lack of barriers/facilitators do not exist for everyone). I have read the evidence on risks and benefits of the annual flu vaccine and am convinced on the side of getting the shot. I listen respectfully to my nurse colleagues who opt out of the flu vaccine, but I am dismayed by how many opt out for anything other than religious or valid medical reasons. I haven't tried to convince them to change their minds because I never saw that as my job. But if any of them happen to be reading this, I hope they will at least reconsider their decision."
http://josephineensign.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/nurses-and-anti-vaccination/#comment-433

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Monday Mommy Health Series: Skin Cancer - Melanoma, Monday, June 4, 2012:"The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends self-exams monthly. If you do these regularly, you are more likely to spot any abnormalities or changes in moles. After you do it a few times, it should take no more than 10 minutes – a small investment in what could be a life-saving routine. It's also great for your children to see you do this, so they incorporate it into their lives as they get older. You may find it helpful to have a doctor do a full-body exam first, to assure you that any existing spots, freckles, or moles are normal or treat any that may not be."
http://themommiesnetwork.blogspot.com/2012/06/monday-mommy-health-seriesskin-cancer.html

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Hospice being marketed as a cost-cutter for hospitals, USAToday, #nurseup #nursefriendly #hospice #eolchat:"By Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY:"Hospice marketers, exploring possibilities for new revenue to help continue the industry's remarkable growth, are looking to exploit a provision in the 2010 health care law by persuading hospitals to send Medicare patients into end-of-life hospice care instead of readmitting them to the hospital. Such a move, the hospice marketers say, will enable hospitals to avoid paying the Medicare penalties required by the new law when hospitals discharge patients and then have to readmit them within 30 days: Instead of readmitting the patients, hospitals should send them to hospice care, which also is covered by Medicare, according to a USA TODAY analysis of marketing materials. Patients with severe heart problems and pneumonia tend to decline quickly and often move in and out of hospitals, said hospice marketing specialist Rich Chesney, who proposed the idea."
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/health/story/2012-06-11/hospice-marketing-Medicare/55120284/1

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What is Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility? Kathleen Bartholomew, RN, MN #nurseup #nursefriendly:"It is the persistent downgrading experienced from your peer(s) that eventually undermines your confidence and self esteem. It is a serious problem in nursing due to increased tasks and job pressures, decreased time together and a history of powerlessness – but the biggest problem is that the damage from these behaviors is invisible. Nurse-to-nurse hostility prevents us from coming together to face our current challenges and threatens our profession on every level."
http://www.juiceinc.com/articles/show/what-is-nurse-to-nurse-hostility-desc-model

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Christian Nursing Home Fires Nurse After Learning She Is HIV-Positive, By Dan Fastenberg, May 22nd 2012, #nurseup #nursefriendly:"According to the lawsuit, the hospital fired the woman because administrators didn't believe that she could perform "the essential function of administering medications" because of her HIV-positive status. The Centers for Disease Control says the HIV virus is transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids or damaged tissue of an infected person, most commonly through sexual intercourse or the sharing of needles. After the outbreak of the AIDS virus in the 1980s, those Americans with the virus were eventually granted protected status as part of the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. As a result, Americans with the disease must be given equal opportunity in public accommodations, transportation and employment. As long as the virus does not prevent the worker from carrying out the duties of his or her job, then the employer cannot fire someone simply because they have the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS, says Katharine W. Kores, district director of the EEOC's Memphis District Office."
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2012/05/22/christian-nursing-home-fires-nurse-after-finding-out-she-is-hiv/

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Judge: PBSO deputies violated nurses' rights by demanding blood tests in suspected DUI cases, By Jane Musgrave, May 20, 2012:"Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies have been violating the constitutional rights of nurses by threatening them with arrest if the hospital workers didn't draw blood from suspected drunken drivers, a federal magistrate has ruled. In a case involving a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Riviera Beach, Magistrate James Hopkins said Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and any "officer of reasonable competence" should have realized they can't put a medical professional in handcuffs for refusing to conduct a blood test. "The Sheriff's Department knew or should have known implementation of the policy would inevitably lead to violations of the Fourth Amendment for false arrest," Hopkins wrote in a 27-page opinion this month. The ruling stemmed from a lawsuit VA nurse Marjorie DePalis­-Lachaud filed last spring against the agency, two years after she was put in handcuffs and forced to sit in a patrol car after she explained to deputy Kenneth Noel that hospital policy prevented her from drawing blood without a doctor's order."
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/judge-pbso-deputies-violated-nurses-rights-by-demanding-2366534.html

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EmbracingCivility.com:"When two North Carolina nurses, Linda Leekley and Stacey Turnure met, they knew right away they had several things in common. They were both passionate about nursing, had a knack for writing and were driven to inspire others to embrace lifelong learning. They later discovered they had something else in common—something they were not talking about. They had both suffered the ill effects of incivility in the healthcare workplace. Why weren't they talking about it? Because no one talks about it. It's healthcare's dirty little secret. No one wants to admit that a shameful culture of incivility infects most healthcare workplaces."
http://embracingcivility.com/

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Sue Bock, a Co-Active Life Coach, Best Life After Breast Cancer:"For the past 19 years, Sue has been enjoying her career in nursing, providing knowledge, compassion, and a sense of humor for her patients. A trained co-active life coach at the Coaches Training Institute, Sue's passion for life is motivating her to share her gift of empathy and courage with others through, speaking, writing, and coaching. Her own experience with breast cancer gives her a unique perspective into the vulnerability of life. Sue's own curiosity and desire for a "bigger" life has brought her to a better understanding of the human condition. She uses her sense of humor to bring a sometimes-intense situation into perspective. Sue's articulate, non-judgmental, easy-to talk-to style, opens up an environment for clients to feel at home. She is a reliable confidant who is honest, yet gentle with her responses."
Sue Bock, a Co-Active Life Coach
Best Life After Breast Cancer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/couragetoadventurecoaching
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/coachsue
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/coach_sue
San Francisco, California
(925) 806-0316
http://bestlifeafterbreastcancer.com/

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EmbracingCivility.com:"When two North Carolina nurses, Linda Leekley and Stacey Turnure met, they knew right away they had several things in common. They were both passionate about nursing, had a knack for writing and were driven to inspire others to embrace lifelong learning. They later discovered they had something else in common—something they were not talking about. They had both suffered the ill effects of incivility in the healthcare workplace. Why weren't they talking about it? Because no one talks about it. It's healthcare's dirty little secret. No one wants to admit that a shameful culture of incivility infects most healthcare workplaces."
http://embracingcivility.com/

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Texas Nurses Association Establishes Legal Defense Fund, To Support Nurses Indicted for Being Patient Advocates:"In Winkler County, a small West Texas county adjacent to the southeast corner of New Mexico, two registered nurses are facing criminal indictments because they wanted to advocate for their patients. The felony charge: misuse of official information. Under the Texas Penal Code, misuse of information is a third-degree felony that carries the potential for two-to-ten years' imprisonment and upwards of a $10,000 fine. It's a pretty serious situation. Texas Nurses Association recently learned of the accusation that the two nurses – both TNA members – reported a physician at their hospital – a county hospital – to the Texas Medical Board because they had concern that the physician's practice was below the acceptable standard of care. The nurses were soon thereafter terminated by their hospital employer. And, the physician had also filed a harassment complaint against them with the county sheriff's department. The criminal charges according to a television news broadcast by KWES NewsWest 9 in Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, were because the nurses "sent patient files to the state medical board in an attempt to harm one of the hospital's physicians." Because the two nurses, Vicki Galle, RN and Anne Mitchell, RN, worked for a county hospital – and included medical record numbers of the patients in their report (actually, no patient names were disclosed) – they were charged with the felony crime of misuse of official information. Even though the Texas Medical Board stated in a letter to Winkler County attorneys that disclosing of patient identification numbers is allowed under state and federal law, the nurses must still defend themselves against the criminal charge. And, they are without their jobs."
http://www.texasnurses.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=509#2


NY nurse threatened, forced to assist in late-term abortion, ADF attorneys file lawsuit against hospital for violating Christian nurse's rights of conscience:"Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Mount Sinai Hospital on behalf of a Catholic nurse who was forced to participate in a late-term abortion under the threat of disciplinary action, including possible termination and loss of her license. The hospital has known of her religious objections to abortion since 2004. Hospital administrators told the nurse that the scheduled abortion was an "emergency," though evidence shows otherwise, and insisted moments before the procedure that she assist doctors despite her repeated objections to the procedure, which dismembered a preborn child in the 22nd week of gestation. By federal law, hospitals that receive federal funds cannot force employees to participate in abortion procedures under any circumstances. "Pro-life nurses shouldn't be forced to assist in abortions against their beliefs," said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Bowman. "Requiring a devout, Catholic nurse to participate in a late-term abortion in order to remain employed is illegal, unethical, and violates her rights of conscience. Federal law requires that employers who receive funding from tax dollars must not compel employees to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs, but this nurse's objections fell on deaf ears."
http://www.alliancedefensefund.org/Home/ADFContent?cid=5015


Fathers and Families:"Fathers and Families assisted Captain Christine Brandt of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps with her Colorado Supreme Court case in which she regained custody of her 12-year-old son. Brandt's ex, George Brandt, tried to take custody of their son away from Christine by using her military service against her. As Brandt's attorney Stanley G. Lipkin, Esq. explained to the Court, this case is "about an active duty military person who has been deprived of the custody of her child solely by reason of her deployments." To learn more, click here. Fathers and Families wrote an amicus brief for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court which helped win a precedent-setting case protecting children in joint physical custody from being moved out of state, away from one parent."
Fathers and Families
P.O. Box 270760
Boston, MA 02127
617 542-9300
http://www.fathersandfamilies.org/the-fathers-families-legal-defense-fund/


Nurses: Insuring Your Legal Protection, Posted on October 31, 2011, The Health Law Firm:"Though many nurses pursue a career in nursing hoping that they will never face disciplinary charges, any number of events not in a nurse's control can lead to an investigation or administrative action. Nurses need to make sure they are covered if this ever occurs, with appropriate insurance. The primary reason that a nurse should purchase a professional liability insurance policy is that this type of insurance usually includes coverage for legal defense of licensing and disciplinary action commenced against a nurse. License defense coverage pays the legal fees and costs associated with defending a nurse when an investigation is initiated that may result in action against her nursing license or disciplinary action against the nurse. Coverage is usually available from the time the nurse receives written notice that an investigation by a state agency has been initiated. It will also cover formal complaints made against the nurse, informal hearings before the Board of Nursing, and formal administrative hearings before an administrative law judge."
1101 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Phone: (407) 331-6620
Fax: (407) 331-3030
http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/nurses-insuring-your-legal-protection/

Before It Is News, Nurseup:
http://beforeitsnews.com/bio/0000000000051654

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National Nurses Week Isn't All About Ice Cream Socials, May 10th, 2012 By Jennifer Olin, BSN, RN:"When we were planning our coverage for Nurses Week here at RNCentral my editor asked if there was anything new on the Amanda Trujillo front we could include. My first reaction was, "not really." Then I got to thinking. National Nurses Week isn't all about ice cream socials and coffee mugs. While it is a week to talk about whom we are and what we want for the future of nursing it is also a time, I think, to talk about some of the darker aspects of this career choice and where we go with those issues. Nurses should be recognized for all they do for their patients, their facilities, and their community. It is great to be appreciated. I think during this week of focusing on advocacy, leading, and caring we should also look at nurses who believe they are doing the right thing but get called on the carpet."
http://www.rncentral.com/blog/2012/national-nurses-week-isnt-all-about-ice-cream-socials/

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#Narcotic Count Off, Submit To Strip Search or You Are Fired? Three #Nurses Suing #Chicago Hospital (Jackson Park Memorial)#nursefriendly #nurseup #rnchat:"A third Jackson Park Hospital nurse claimed like two others in the last eight months she was strip searched, and is suing the South Side hospital. Named as defendants in the suit besides the hospital are Merritt Hasbrouck, president and chief executive officer of JPH; Diane Glenn, director of behavior medicine at JPH; and Vernell Williams, director of nursing at JPH. The hospital is located at 7531 S. Stony Island Ave. JPH nurses Wilma Joubert and Mable Dortch, filed suit on Oct. 12, 2011 in Cook County circuit court. Camille Taylor filed her suit on February 1, and said"
http://nurseup.com/wordpress/2012/03/three-nurses-suing-chicago-hospital-jackson-park-memorial-for-allege-strip-search-chicago-city-hall-examiner-com-nursefriendly-nurseup/

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After Questions on Tactics, Accretive (Health) Cuts Forecast, By JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG, Published: May 9, 2012, #nurseup:"Last month, the company said in a statement that Ms. Swanson's allegations were filled with "inaccuracies, innuendo and unfounded speculation" and that the "very serious allegation of denying access to patient care is flatly untrue." It has asked that the lawsuit be dismissed, court documents show. Pete Stark, a Democrat who is the highest ranking member of the House subcommittee that oversees Medicare and other health services, has called for government health officials to investigate Accretive's practices. On Wednesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, prompted by the accusations, sent letters to the largest hospital associations, including the American Hospital Association, urging them to bar any debt-collection practices that might violate the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. "We would have serious concerns with the legality of any hospital policy or procedure that may discourage individuals from seeking care, such as demanding that emergency department patients pay before receiving treatment," the letters said."
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/business/after-questions-on-tactics-accretive-cuts-forecast.html

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Corruption of the medical literature is impossible to prevent by Bradley Evans, MD #nurseup #healthcare #nursefriendly:"This article argues that there can be no certainty that information is unbiased, fair and accurate, because the individual physician will not be able to detect two common deceptions. The first is to omit key facts deliberately. The doctor won't know what was left out. You can't know what you aren't told. One example of that is Bombardier et al.'s rofecoxib (Vioxx) study published in the NEJM. Merck and its ghostwriters left out the fact that some patients had had heart attacks. When the editors looked at the CD containing the article, they found it was in Microsoft Word, which contains prior versions, as well as the finished article. Prior versions showed that the sentence mentioning the heart attacks had been deleted. Now, pharmaceutical companies and their ghostwriters are smart enough to send articles without including prior versions, so that discovery of this deception, which was embarrassing and costly for Merck, will not occur again. While the first deception assumes the person transmitting information is corrupt, the second assumes that the data are corrupt. The person transmitting the information may be above reproach. How can this happen? It can occur several ways: (1) Negative studies can be discarded, with only the positive ones published; (2) Studies can be done with comparison to placebo, not to best known treatment; (3) Studies can be ghostwritten by companies paid by the study sponsor; (4) Editors can be biased by ad revenue from drug companies, the main revenue source for most journals; and (5) An editor may be a paid investigator for drug company. This is probably not an exhaustive list."
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/05/corruption-medical-literature-impossible-prevent.html

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Fairview boss apologizes for criticized billing tactics, Accretive Health, #nurseup #nursefriendly #healthcare:"In a report this week, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson detailed how Fairview workers and consultants from Accretive Health Inc. employed what she called overly aggressive tactics to get patients to pay their medical bills. On Friday, April 27, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., wrote to the Chicago-based consulting firm seeking responses by next week to a list of questions. Meanwhile, Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., has called for a federal probe of Accretive, which has seen its stock price fall by about half since Swanson's report. Friday night, Fairview officials said they told Accretive they plan to terminate their last remaining contract - an agreement in which Accretive consulted on certain Fairview contracts with health insurance companies. "These alleged activities included demanding that patients pay for services before and during treatment, particularly targeting pregnant women," Franken wrote in his letter. "The report also alleged that Accretive provided a broad range of its employees, including debt collection agents, with full access to Fairview patients' detailed medical records."
http://www.twincities.com/health/ci_20496317/fairview-boss-apologizes-criticized-tactics-billing-efforts

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Accretive Health fires back against allegations, #nurseup #healthcare #nursefriendly:"Until last week, the Chicago-based company was a consultant to the Minneapolis-based Fairview health system, but the relationship has fallen apart amid public scrutiny with a sweeping report released by Swanson that alleged overly aggressive collection tactics. Meanwhile, Fairview said Monday, April 30, that it recently stopped trying to collect on patients' old debts during emergency room visits for new medical problems - a practice that Swanson criticized. Fairview's chief executive officer, Mark Eustis, mentioned the change in an employee email Friday. The email also disclosed that the sons of both Eustis and Dr. Dave Moen - the president of Fairview Physician Associates - are employed by Accretive Health."
http://www.twincities.com/health/ci_20513006/accretive-health-fires-back-against-minnesota-allegations

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Nurse said whistle-blowing led to firing, Lawsuit alleges Mercy's birth center critically understaffed, By Dale Rodebaugh, Monday, April 30, 2012:"A veteran registered nurse at Mercy Regional Medical Center has sued the hospital, alleging she was fired for repeatedly expressing concern about understaffing and poor morale in the Family Birth Center. Deborah Patterson, who worked at the hospital from August 1988 to September 2011, wants her job back. She also asks for benefits she failed to receive, monetary compensation for mental anguish – the amount to be determined by a jury – and legal fees. Patterson also wants a judgment saying the defendants violated a state law forbidding retaliation against registered health-care workers for expressing concern about patient safety and quality of care."
http://durangoherald.com/article/20120501/NEWS01/705019923/

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Just Us Nurses, is discussing #AmandaTrujillo, RN, #nursefriendly #nurseup:""That's what Amanda Trujillo said she was doing last April when she spoke with a patient on the eve of their surgery. "I discovered that they had a very big misunderstanding about what they were about to participate in," Trujillo told CBS 5 News. Trujillo, a licensed nurse in Arizona since 2006, said she advised the patient of possible complications. The patient decided to delay the surgery and reconsider his or her options. Trujillo said she also ordered a case management consult for the patient to be educated about hospice care. "The doctor, ultimately, is the focal point that directs care for patients," said Banner spokesman Bill Byron, who said company policy prevents nurses from ordering a case management consult."
http://justusnurses.com/forum/f71/nurse-says-she-fired-educating-patient-8925/

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Johns Hopkins Nursing, Emergency Nursing:"As a designated Level 1 Trauma Center and a regional Pediatric Trauma Center for the state of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine treats more than 60,000 patients each year. This fast-paced and highly varied practice setting gives our nurses an immediate sense of accomplishment and exposure to every medical specialty—all while they hone skills in critical thinking, public health and patient teaching. Emergency nurses can work in all three of our practice areas—from the main ED to the urgent care and acute care units—with support from clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators and a forensic nurse specialist."
Johns Hopkins University and Health System
720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
1-800-765-5447, careers@jhmi.edu
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/nursing/specialties_units/emergency_medicine/index.html

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how many nurses have had lost there license because of the board of nursing, Topix.com:"I went with a friend to the board of nursing and i was just shocked that most nurses didnt have an representation but nursing board had a lawyer there. But most nurses didnt know that this lawyer was not there to help them but to throw them under the bus and make them jump through hoops to get there license back . This angers me and i would like to start a union for nurses and make sure this doesnt happen to no more good nurse or doctors and the board of nursing will have to pay with a class action law suit and if alot of nurses and doctors have been wrongfully accussed without representation then we will have a good case and a good shot at making a difference i know that nurses jobs are very hard jobs to follow and very hard to quit after you have been doing this job for months and years after education and work experience, lets make a change for a diffence message me and lets get this started"
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/florence-az/TT7R3MSDF0I611A4T

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Bullying, Lateral, Horizontal Violence In Nursing & Healthcare
http://www.nurseup.com/bullying

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Healthcare for People Not for Profit: Transplants and Amanda Trujillo, Center for Health, Media & Policy, April 4, 2012:"Organ transplantation is a complex and challenging undertaking for both the patient and providers. It can offer the appropriate patient opportunities for greatly improved quality and length of life and it can also offer an opportunity for profiteering and conflicted behaviors. As outlined below, transplantation produces significant revenue dollars, even for a "non-profit" hospital. Estimated U.S. Average 2011 Billed Charges Per Transplant: Heart Only - $997,700 Liver – $577,100 Kidney – $262,900 Nurse Amanda Trujillo identified that a patient she cared for at Banner Del E Webb Medical Center of Arizona lacked full information about what a transplant evaluation and post-transplant self-care entailed. She says she referred the patient for a hospice case management consultation. She was then fired for overstepping her scope of practice. Arizona's scope of practice for nurses clearly dictates a nurse's role to promote the client's best interest."
http://centerforhealthmediapolicy.com/2012/04/04/healthcare-for-people-not-for-profit-transplants-and-amanda-trujillo/

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Hospitals Aren't Hotels, By Theresa Brown, RN, Published: March 14, 2012:"The problem with this metric is that a lot of hospital care is, like pleurodesis, invasive, painful and even dehumanizing. Surgery leaves incisional pain as well as internal hurts from the removal of a gallbladder or tumor, or the repair of a broken bone. Chemotherapy weakens the immune system. We might like to say it shouldn't be, but physical pain, and its concomitant emotional suffering, tend to be inseparable from standard care. What's more, recent research suggests that judging care in terms of desirable customer experiences could be expensive and may even be dangerous. A new paper by Joshua Fenton, an assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, and colleagues found that higher satisfaction scores correlated with greater use of hospital services (driving up costs), but also with increased mortality."
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/opinion/hospitals-must-first-hurt-to-heal.html

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Nursing Humor & Entertainment, @hopefulhealer @CGino8 #nurseup #nursefriendly Nurse Entrepreneurs
http://4nursing.blogspot.com/2012/03/nursing-humor-entertainment.html

Nursing Humor & Entertainment, @hopefulhealer @CGino8 #nurseup #nursefriendly Nurse Entrepreneurs
http://nursefriendly.posterous.com/nursing-humor-entertainment-hopefulhealer-cgi

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What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? I wanted to help save people and change the world. It was a calling for me.

Carol Gino, RN, BS, MA, Starwater Press, aaha!Books, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 New York, Texas Nurse Authors, Nursing Publishers, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses:"Star Water Press, LTD. is a publishing company I formed in 1987 in order to publish angel books and other "alternative" titles that would have taken too long to get published (at the time) at a traditional or commercial publishing house.
I incorporated aaha!Books,LLC in 2010 when I moved to Texas to reprint my previously published books as well as other books in ebooks and other digital media. It is also the company from which I run hopefulhealer.com and starwater.com. My team works at both. aaha!books publishes books "Help for Hard Times, clear and simple-small books of big ideas" Star Water Press is for publishing books both in print and new media"
We have two addresses.
Star Water Press LTD. is in Amityville, NY, 11701
aaha! Books, LLC is in Texas
Street Address: 173 KLBJ Rd. Smithville, Texas, 78957
E-mail Address: team@aahabooks.com
Blog: http://www.hopefulhealer.com
URL: http://www.carolgino.com
http://hopefulhealer.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/gino

Power Strategies for Nurses Who Care from Carol Gino, RN. New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Nurses Story."Nurses... What To Do When Helping Hurts. Watch the full Survival Guide for Nurses Who Care video and learn power strategies that will work for you."
http://nursefriendly.com/survival/

The Nurse's Story by Carol Gino:"Do you still feel the passion to Help? Can you still see the miracles? or Are you exhausted by Burnout? Suffering Compassion Fatigue? National Bestseller! This book is a moving and important affirmation of courage. Of the power of Love and of tragedy redeemed by compassion. Here is a book that will shatter forever your casual assumptions about medicine, doctors, and especially about nurses." http://carolgino.com/aah-ha-books/books/the-nurses-story-by-carol-gino/

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Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN):"The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is the only national professional nursing specialty organization dedicated to adult health/medical-surgical nurses. Its mission is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of medical-surgical nurses in all practice settings through certification, education, nurturing relationships, and the promotion of quality nursing care and wellness."
AMSN Headquarters:
East Holly Avenue Box 56 Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
866-877-AMSN
AMSN@ajj.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedSurgNurses?sk=wall&filter=1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MedSurgNurses
http://www.amsn.org

Categories: Facebook Nurses, Medical Surgical Nurses, Nursing Associations Twtter Nurses

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Carol Gino, RN, BS, MA, Starwater Press, aaha!Books, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 New York, Texas Nurse Authors, Nursing Publishers, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses:"Star Water Press, LTD. is a publishing company I formed in 1987 in order to publish angel books and other "alternative" titles that would have taken too long to get published (at the time) at a traditional or commercial publishing house.
I incorporated aaha!Books,LLC in 2010 when I moved to Texas to reprint my previously published books as well as other books in ebooks and other digital media. It is also the company from which I run hopefulhealer.com and starwater.com. My team works at both. aaha!books publishes books "Help for Hard Times, clear and simple-small books of big ideas" Star Water Press is for publishing books both in print and new media"
We have two addresses.
Star Water Press LTD. is in Amityville, NY, 11701
aaha! Books, LLC is in Texas
Street Address: 173 KLBJ Rd. Smithville, Texas, 78957
E-mail Address: team@aahabooks.com
Blog: http://www.hopefulhealer.com
URL: http://www.carolgino.com
http://hopefulhealer.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/gino

The Nurse's Story by Carol Gino:"Do you still feel the passion to Help? Can you still see the miracles? or Are you exhausted by Burnout? Suffering Compassion Fatigue? National Bestseller! This book is a moving and important affirmation of courage. Of the power of Love and of tragedy redeemed by compassion. Here is a book that will shatter forever your casual assumptions about medicine, doctors, and especially about nurses." http://carolgino.com/aah-ha-books/books/the-nurses-story-by-carol-gino/

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"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."

Mahatma Gandhi

More like this: http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes/

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What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? I wanted to help save people and change the world. It was a calling for me.

Carol Gino, RN, BS, MA, Starwater Press, aaha!Books, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 New York, Texas Nurse Authors, Nursing Publishers, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses:"Star Water Press, LTD. is a publishing company I formed in 1987 in order to publish angel books and other "alternative" titles that would have taken too long to get published (at the time) at a traditional or commercial publishing house.
I incorporated aaha!Books,LLC in 2010 when I moved to Texas to reprint my previously published books as well as other books in ebooks and other digital media. It is also the company from which I run hopefulhealer.com and starwater.com. My team works at both. aaha!books publishes books "Help for Hard Times, clear and simple-small books of big ideas" Star Water Press is for publishing books both in print and new media"
We have two addresses.
Star Water Press LTD. is in Amityville, NY, 11701
aaha! Books, LLC is in Texas
Street Address: 173 KLBJ Rd. Smithville, Texas, 78957
E-mail Address: team@aahabooks.com
Blog: http://www.hopefulhealer.com
URL: http://www.carolgino.com
http://hopefulhealer.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/gino

The Nurse's Story by Carol Gino:"Do you still feel the passion to Help? Can you still see the miracles? or Are you exhausted by Burnout? Suffering Compassion Fatigue? National Bestseller! This book is a moving and important affirmation of courage. Of the power of Love and of tragedy redeemed by compassion. Here is a book that will shatter forever your casual assumptions about medicine, doctors, and especially about nurses." http://carolgino.com/aah-ha-books/books/the-nurses-story-by-carol-gino/

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Campnursejobs.com:"Campnursejobs.com is a camp nurse job board and nurse recruitment resource designed to introduce nurses to camp employers in order to facilitate the hiring process for both sides. For nurses, we strive to find the widest variety of camp nurse jobs by partnering with leading camps across the nation. Nurses can place their resumes online through our system and have interested employers contact them, and/or contact employers directly. There is never a charge to job seekers for our service. For employers, we offer an affordable alternative to reach nurses interested in camping througha terrific niche job board, customized recruitment solutions and attractive advertising opportunities. For camp employers with nursing jobs to fill, we are the best recruiting resource available."
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Camp-Nurse-Jobs/374216469274058?sk=wall
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/campnursejobs http://www.campnursejobs.com/

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Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: Nursing is a culture of the oppressed, nurses need to join hands and claim their right to be partners in healthcare. Healthcare is becomig more and more fragmented, we do not provide total care, fail to address important psycho, social, emotional and spiitual issues that affect a person's ability to make informed and wise decisions. It also hinders a patients ability to recoup, because the stress of unmet need decreases their bodys' ability to repond positively to treatment

Shahina Lakhani, RN, MSN, ThroughLifeAndDeath.com, @ShahinaLakhani, Georgia Nurse Entrepreneurs:"Personal empowerment coaching for people going through major life change and serious illness. Support and coaching for caregivers and terminally ill. Personal empowerment/self help book: The forbidden love. Speaker on Personal empowerment, issues in nursing, hospice and palliative care and how to provide holistic care for the sick and the dying. Working on books on End of life care."
3232 Westbrook Trace
Lawrenceville Georgia 30044
Phone: 678-994-1843
Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShahinaLakhaniBiz
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http://www.ShahinaLakhani.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/lakhani

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Nurses face rising tide of violence; It's now a felony to assault a nurse, Sunday, November 27, 2011, Lauren Auty, RN, BSN, MJ:" "Call Security!" is a phrase that is too often yelled across a busy Emergency Room. It's a disruptive moment for any staff nurse, patient or family member who is involved. Violence in Emergency Departments is a hot topic due to the rising frequency of occurrences nationally. Everyone knows that you don't touch a cop or any 'man in uniform.' Even mouthing off to a cop will get you in trouble. That should never change. As a new mother, I am a believer in instilling a little fear along with manners. I don't want to have a "punk" for a child. Some people just missed these lessons growing up and everyone from the McDonalds server to nurses are paying for it. As an ER nurse for most of my career, I have become almost desensitized to the reality that violence in our workplace is becoming more frequent and just as common in the suburban hospitals as those in major cities. The explicatives mother f****w**** or bitch, or f-this and f-that are common language in an Emergency Room. As the nurse this language is directed at, you learn to walk away and control the patient with methods supported by your hospital."
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillyrn/134572643.html

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What made you decide to start your own business? To help revolutionize how hospice and palliative care is provided through educating general public (consumenrs) and the healthcare professionals.

Shahina Lakhani, RN, MSN, ThroughLifeAndDeath.com, @ShahinaLakhani, Georgia Nurse Entrepreneurs:"Personal empowerment coaching for people going through major life change and serious illness. Support and coaching for caregivers and terminally ill. Personal empowerment/self help book: The forbidden love. Speaker on Personal empowerment, issues in nursing, hospice and palliative care and how to provide holistic care for the sick and the dying. Working on books on End of life care."
3232 Westbrook Trace
Lawrenceville Georgia 30044
Phone: 678-994-1843
Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShahinaLakhaniBiz
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ShahinaLakhani

http://www.ShahinaLakhani.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/lakhani

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Nurse Poet, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses:
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/poet

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Holistic Life Change Strategist
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/holistic

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Nursing Experts in Hospice
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/hospice

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The Nurse: The Swiss Army Knife of Healthcare, by carol-gino on February 5, 2012:"Okay so, after reading a ton of books trying to find a definition of nursing that matched my experience, I fell asleep with no clear cut answer to my question, "What is a nurse?" I mean it's not that I haven't been pondering that for a very long time, it's just that nothing so far has satisfied me. I've seen brilliant bedside nurses–and I don't mean nurses who only cared for patients with superb care and compassion– I mean smart, really smart diagnosticians. Nurses who doctors asked, "What do you think is going on with this patient?" And when they answered, there was true appreciation and respect from the doctor to that nurse. They were colleagues, no question there. I've seen ICU nurses, who both doctors and patients trusted to look at a monitor, administer meds — both stat and with standing orders — who saved patients lives time and time again, before a doctor ever could get to the Unit.
http://hopefulhealer.com/the-nurse-the-swiss-army-knife-of-healthcare/

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#NurseUp and Educate On!! Support Each Other! ER Nurses Care, Thursday, February 2, 2012:"Nurses all over the US are upset and simply can't understand how on earth a nurse could be fired for being a patient advocate, educating her patient on all aspects of their care and explaining in detail treatment plans, which led to a greater understanding by her patient and subsequent change in plans. Amanda Trujillo is an advocate for her patients, she did what we all do every shift that we work, make sure our patients understand what is wrong with them, the plan of care, which includes educating them on any treatments, procedures, medications, surgeries, activities or anything else the patient or family asks of us. http://ernursescare.blogspot.com/2012/02/nurseup-and-educate-on-support-each.html

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Tsunami: A Conversation with Amanda Trujillo (Part 3 of 3), by Nursetopia on February 2, 2012:"Amanda nailed this situation during our call when she said, "This is bigger than me." She explained her actions – reaching out to colleagues via emails and social media – is not about revenge or getting even with any organization. She understands the Arizona Board of Nursing must investigate her because she was reported, however, the reason she was reported – a case management consult construed as a medical order – is the bothersome part. "We all make mistakes, realize them, use them to change, give thanks for them, and move on. If I had done something wrong, I could take it. If I had done something wrong." Amanda's story is a ripple culminating in a tsunami of change and ideas and discussions. When asked what she'd like other nurses to know, she provided three thoughts:" http://nursetopia.net/2012/02/02/tsunami-a-conversation-with-amanda-trujillo-part-3-of-3/

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A Letter From the Arizona Nurses Association, 1 Feb, 2012, Author: Mother Jones, RN:"I wrote a letter to the Arizona Nurses Association when I learned that the association was not coming to the aid of Amanda Trujillo. If you haven't heard, Amanda was fired from Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center after she educated one of her patients about their upcoming liver transplant. I wrote about it here and here. I couldn't understand why the association was twiddling its thumbs until I learned that Teri Hill, the president of AzNA is also the Director of Professional Practice at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center."
http://www.nurseratchedsplace.com/2012/02/a-letter-from-the-arizona-nurses-association/

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Waves: A Conversation with Amanda Trujillo (Part 2 of 3), by Nursetopia on February 1, 2012:"Nurses throughout the U.S. and Canada are standing beside Amanda Trujillo, RN, MSN. We're talking about this everywhere – in blogs, social media, our offices, you name it. Admittedly, Amanda is a shy person; she's not accustomed to this attention. Yet, she says, "For the first time, I feel safe; for the first time, I don't feel alone." Why does Amanda's story resonate with so many of us? Because the majority of us have faced a sliver of Amanda's story. We've each felt alone in our careers – in certain situations – at one point or another, and we don't think anyone should have to do that. Despite what most believe, there is a strong cohort of nurses who don't eat our profession's young; rather, we take them under our wings and mentor them. It's unfortunate so many nurses do not get to see this amazing group of nurses because they typically find one another, encourage one another, and make their organizations great. The same is true for the bullies – those nurses that really should never provide care for people because they are constantly tearing down everyone they meet. They find one another, too, creating hostile and toxic environments, driving nurses away from the profession and making them think they are failures."
http://nursetopia.net/2012/02/01/waves-a-conversation-with-amanda-trujillo-part-2-of-3/

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An Update on AZ Nurse Amanda Trujillo Case, Submitted by Mech on Wednesday, 1 February 2012:"Amanda Trujillo, a registered nurse in Arizona, has been scuffling with her case on patient advocacy for several months already. On January 24, 2012, her case was supposedly to be heard. But unfortunately, it has been postponed and rescheduled on March. And what is reason for delaying it? The AZ BON don't like Amanda's online activity and feel she threatened a former boss. Thus, they are requiring her to undergo first a psychiatric evaluation. With the popularity that Amanda Trujillo's case is receiving online, it made me realized then how important social media is in healthcare industry. They are not only beneficial in promoting health awareness but also allow people in nursing scrubs to share their experiences. Additionally, social media makes it possible for nurses to extend their support to fellow professionals in nursing scrubs like AZ nurse Amanda Trujillo who is currently in a dilemma.
http://www.scrubpoint.com/2012/02/01/an-update-on-az-nurse-amanda-trujillo-case/

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Ripples: A Conversation with Amanda Trujillo (Part 1 of 3), by Nursetopia on January 31, 2012:"I know there are people who have read and read and read about Amanda Trujillo. In fact, there are so many great posts, I don't know who to link to so you can see them all. Be sure to check out The Nerdy Nurse, Those Emergency Blues, Emergiblog, Nurse Ratched's Place, and Vern Dutton's page. There are a plethora of links between those fabulous blogs. Still, there are many who have no idea what is happening in Arizona. You can read Amanda's story in her own words; please, do. I spoke with Amanda via telephone for over an hour, listening to her tell her story and asking questions. The many subsequent posts are for Amanda as well as inspired by her. I thank her for sharing her time and story with me so I can share it with you in hopes you will share it with others. This must stop."
http://nursetopia.net/2012/01/31/ripples-a-conversation-with-amanda-trujillo-part-1-of-3/

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Amanda Trujillo – Nurse fired for being a patient advocate, Pat Iyer, January 30, 2012:"The story of Amanda Trujillo is a horrifying one. Briefly, she is a single mom who fought to get off welfare and fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse. Not only did she become a nurse, she earned a masters degree in nursing. One night while working a Banner Health in Arizona, she took care of a patient who was being asked to undergo a liver transplant. In talking to the patient, Amanda learned that the patient did not fully understand what was going to occur. Amanda educated the patient. She explained the option of hospice instead. The patient decided against the transplant. Then the physician came in, had a well- witnessed tantrum at the hospital when he found out his patient had decided against surgery, and Amanda was fired by the hospital. Her case came up for review by the Arizona Board of Nursing. The summary of her case written by the attorney representing her is below. Amanda has been devastated in terms of her career and her finances. She is back on welfare, her dream of being a nurse shattered."
http://www.avoidmedicalerrors.com/2012/01/amanda-trujillo-nurse-fired-for-being-a-patient-advocate/

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Banner Health, Arizona Board of @Nursing: A Personal Vendetta? Emergiblog:"Sorry, no. This is the problem. There is a huge injustice being perpetrated against a nurse right this moment. It's getting worse. And the ones who got the party started aren't happy that it isn't quiet. That their moves, and their motives, are under public scrutiny. That nurses are talking. Because if you are quiet, it means they've got you frightened. If you are quiet, it's harder for the next nurse to speak out. If you are quiet, it is easier to intimidate and retaliate against nurses with impunity. I received a call from the Arizona Board of Nursing this morning. I am not able to obtain a copy of the Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center complaint against Amanda Trujillo, RN, MSN."
http://www.emergiblog.com/2012/01/banner-health-arizona-board-of-nursing-a-personal-vendetta.html

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Nurses associations, my very own arcade claw machine by Kevin Ross, January 29, 2012:"It seems that there isn't any shortage of things to write about here at Innovative Nurse when it comes to fellow nurse Amanda Trujillo. Search Twitter for #NurseUp, and all of the amazing nurse bloggers out there (links below), that have kept you somewhat up to speed on the case of Amanda. So, I was on Tweetchat this past Sunday with some of these amazing nurse bloggers, leaders, and entrepreneurs out there and the support is just off the hook (save that hook reference for a sec). I know we're here for a bigger cause than Amanda. I just can't believe it took something like this to bring us together. We're here for the nursing profession, and in support of our ability to work collaboratively and to advocate for our patients. There are nursing professionals I've never even met that are pouring themselves into this cause with great vigor. Watch out because the energy behind this is unstoppable."
http://innovativenurse.com/nurses-association-arcade-claw-machine/

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Voices For Amanda Trujillo, Jay Doe, Those Emergency Blues, January 28, 2012:"Each of them eloquently speaks to the heart of what we do as nurses — and why nurses find how Amanda Trujillo was fired and subsequently reported to the Arizona State Board of Nursing so troubling. (Via The Innovative Nurse.)"
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Jay-Doe/100000771416457
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/TorontoEmerg
http://torontoemerg.wordpress.com/2012/01/28/voices-for-amanda-trujillo/

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Arizona Nurse Has License Threatened By Doctor After Providing Patient Education January 22, 2012 By The Nerdy Nurse:"There are times in my nursing career when I am so very proud of how far we have come in advancing our profession. Unfortunately, there are also times where I am reminded that this is still very much an uphill climb we must make in order to legitimately participate in truly collaborative healthcare. Today is one of those days in which I am reminded we still have battles to win. The following blog post is related to an email that was originally sent to @EchoHeronAuthor. It was then posted on Vernon Dutton's Posterous, Amanda Trujillo case will go before the Arizona State Board of Nursing on January 24th, 2012. Her story is one of an archaic medical model in which the doctor's word is supreme and we are all just nurse maids here to do their bidding. This is an indication that there are many who do not wish to continue to advance toward collaborative healthcare in which we work as a team to provide patients with the best care possible. This is also an example of persons who may not be in medicine for the right reasons."
http://thenerdynurse.com/2012/01/arizona-nurse-has-license-threatened-by-doctor-after-providing-patient-education.html

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Advocating for a fellow Nurse: Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s), Kevin Ross, January 22, 2012, #RN, @innovativenurse #nurseup #nursefriendly:"An open letter to the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Disclaimer, I have not been directly contacted by Amanda Trujillo, nor do I know her personally or professionally. I am also writing to you based on the information that I have available to me. To the Arizona State Board of Nursing: To whom it may concern, I am writing to you on behalf of Amanda Trujillo, MSN, RN, DNSc-NP(s) regarding the case attached below. I have not been contacted directly by Amanda Trujillo, and I have neither a personal or professional relationship other than that she is a fellow nurse in need of my support. http://innovativenurse.com/advocating-fellow-nurse/

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Nursing Careers:
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/careers

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Tina Lanciault, RN, SmallBusinessNurse.com, Delaware Nurse Entrepreneurs, @tinalancio:"I provide nursing career advice and business ideas through my writing on both of my sites for new nursing grads and nurses wanting to make a change especially those nurses who are burnout and want to leave the bedside. There are options such as nurse entrepreneurship, Holistic nursing and Nursing Informatics, available to all nurses including LPN/LVNs. Lots of nursing resources, tips on finding a job or creating your own job plus many other tips and information just for nurses."
Street Address: 1015 Richfield Road
Newark DE 19713
E-mail Address: tina@smallbusinessnurse.com Phone number: 302-353-7701

Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc)
@tinalancio http://twitter.com/tinalancio
http://linkedin.com/tinalancio
http://facebook.com/tinalancio
Homepage Address:
http://differenttypesofnursing.com
http://smallbusinessnurse.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/lanciault

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#NurseUp and Educate On!! Support Each Other! ER Nurses Care, Thursday, February 2, 2012:"Nurses all over the US are upset and simply can't understand how on earth a nurse could be fired for being a patient advocate, educating her patient on all aspects of their care and explaining in detail treatment plans, which led to a greater understanding by her patient and subsequent change in plans. Amanda Trujillo is an advocate for her patients, she did what we all do every shift that we work, make sure our patients understand what is wrong with them, the plan of care, which includes educating them on any treatments, procedures, medications, surgeries, activities or anything else the patient or family asks of us. http://ernursescare.blogspot.com/2012/02/nurseup-and-educate-on-support-each.html

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Ryan Heck RN, CEN, CFRN, Stat Coordinations LLC , Arizona Nurse Entrepreneurs, @Statphone:"Stat Coordinations is dedicated to acute care coordinations. Our first product www.StatPhone.com will reformat patient care. This site is dedicated to eliminating transfer delays. It will provide a single way to screen multiple hospitals for capacity and capability. Patient transport services can be arranged at the time of transfer decision. Time stamped electronic communications ensure data integrity and promote efficiency. Our database consists of over 4,500 hospitals."
2225 N Gemini Ste E2
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001

E-mail Address: ryan.heck@statphone.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StatPhone,

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/statphone-com,

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/statphone

Homepage Address: http://www.StatPhone.com

http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/stat/

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Nurses associations, my very own arcade claw machine by Kevin Ross, January 29, 2012:"It seems that there isn't any shortage of things to write about here at Innovative Nurse when it comes to fellow nurse Amanda Trujillo. Search Twitter for #NurseUp, and all of the amazing nurse bloggers out there (links below), that have kept you somewhat up to speed on the case of Amanda. So, I was on Tweetchat this past Sunday with some of these amazing nurse bloggers, leaders, and entrepreneurs out there and the support is just off the hook (save that hook reference for a sec). I know we're here for a bigger cause than Amanda. I just can't believe it took something like this to bring us together. We're here for the nursing profession, and in support of our ability to work collaboratively and to advocate for our patients. There are nursing professionals I've never even met that are pouring themselves into this cause with great vigor. Watch out because the energy behind this is unstoppable."
http://innovativenurse.com/nurses-association-arcade-claw-machine/

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Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, Nurse Keith Coaching, New Mexico Nurse Entrepeneurs, Nurse Coaches:"Nurse Keith Coaching provides professional coaching servicesfor nurses and nursing students. My services include health and wellnesscoaching, work-life balance, burnout prevention, burnout recovery, careercoaching, and life coaching. The majority of my coaching sessions are conductedvia telephone and Skype, although some face-to-face sessions are possible forclients living in Northern New Mexico. The development of workshops andwebinars is currently in process."
2300 West Alameda, D7
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Blogs:Digital Doorway: http://digitaldoorway.blogspot.com
E-mail Address: nursekeith@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NurseKeithCoaching
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10264609&trk=tab_pro
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/nursekeith
Homepage: http://nursekeith.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/carlson

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Top 20 Nursing Entrepreneur Websites:
http://www.top20sites.com/Top-Nurse-Entrepreneurs-Sites

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Movie Set First Aid Nurses (Motion Pictures), http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/movies/

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Healthcare Tweetchats on Twitter, Andrew's Favorite SocialMedia Discussion Groups
http://www.nursefriendly.com/tweetchats/

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Karon White Gibson RN, CCM, AmericaNurse, Ltd, Illinois Nursing Entrepreneurs:"AmericaNurse now provides consulting to major motion pictures and commercials. We also produce educational television shows on health, safety, alternative medicine and healthy innovate products and positive solutions in health care. We previously provided staffing and home care and occupational health."
AmericaNurse, Ltd,
Street Address: PO box 7717
Romeoville, Ilinois 60446
E-mail Address: calltvnurse@yahoo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221642290 LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karon-white-gibson/6/b08/738
Books: Nurses On Our Own, Karon White Gibson RN, Joy Smith Catterson RN and Patricia Skalka
Television: Outspoken With Karon, Archived Broadcasts: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16545767
Karon Gibson RN interviewed by Dr. Kathleen Sandman BS DC, http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16545874
http://www.nursesonourown.com/
http://www.Americantvproductions.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/americanurse/

Categories Illnois Nurses, Movie Set First Aid Nurses (Motion Pictures)

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Age Discrimination Takes Its Toll by Paula Span, January 12, 2012, 12:07 pm:"Raise your hand if you've felt that people treat you with less respect or courtesy than others, that they act as if you're not smart, that you get poorer service in stores and restaurants than others — in short, if you've felt discriminated against because of age, gender, ethnicity, income, disability, appearance, even marital status. A startling proportion of older people report that they've experienced discrimination: 63 percent, in a study recently published in Research on Aging. The most commonly cited cause? "Thirty percent report being mistreated because of their age," said the lead author Ye Luo, a Clemson University sociologist. Perceived discrimination because of gender, race or ancestry, disabilities or appearance followed in smaller proportion"
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/age-discrimination-takes-its-toll/

Categories, related: Alzheimers Disease, Chronic Illnesses, Gender Discrimination, Geriatric Associations, Geriatrics Humor, Geriatrics Nurses, Geriatrics Resources, Hospice, End of Life Care, Long Term Care (LTC), Vulnerable Adults

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Crunchy Nurse @Crunchynurse:"Former pediatric nurse, now full time mama. Homeschooling, special needs, aspergers, celiac disease, GFCF, holistic, Christian, supporter of the Constitution."
http://crunchynurse.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/#!/Crunchynurse/

Twitter Nurses, http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/twitter/

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"Would You Recommend Nursing" by Annette Tersigni RN, The Yoga Nurse:"Nursing is a calling. I am a non-traditional nurse and I recommend non-traditional nursing. I was called when I was 48 years young and graduated at 51. The smartest move I ever made in my life. Becoming a nurse was not what I expected though. The 'eating your young thing.' Yikes! I was and am still a yoga teacher, all about 'expanding consciousness' loving kindness, compassion. Sadly I found that the nurses I first worked with at a big 'law dee da' famous hospital were less than supportive. Then I moved to a small town in North Carolina with a 140-bed hospital. It all changed. The nurses there were awesome and helped me to become a competent cardiac nurse."
Street Address: 103 short st apt. E
Beaufort, North Carolina, 28516
E-mail Address: theyoganurse@gmail.com
Phone: 252.725.1924
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheYogaNurse?v=info
Homepage Address: http://www.yoganurse.com
http://www.nursefriendly.com/views/

Categories: Cancer, Oncology Nurses, Cardiovascular Nurses, Nurse Educators, Hospice Nurse Consultants, Consulting, North Carolina Nursing Entrepreneurs, North Carolina Nurses, Nursing Resources, Orthopedic Nursing, Orthopedics Nurses, Ortho, Speakers Bureaus, Conference Keynotes, Motivational, Inspirational, Humorists

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Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Specialty Nurses:
http://www.nursefriendly.com/apsych

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Health Coaches, Entrepreneurs by Category:
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/health

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Public Speakers, Entrepreneurs by Category:
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/speakers/

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Nursing Seminars, Nurse-Owned Businesses by Category:
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/seminars/

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Certified Professional Coaches, Nurse-Owned Businesses by Category
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/cpc/

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WoundRounds, Benefits For Wound Care Nurses:"As a wound care nurse, gathering data is a time consuming process. Entering data multiple times, filling out paper forms and searching for past notes to complete required documentation is inefficient and prone to error. WoundRounds eliminates the need for hand written charting and redundant documentation. Team collaboration for patient care is enhanced. Patient information is electronically captured at the bedside and uploaded over the internet to secure servers. Information is immediately available over the Internet—whenever and where ever it is needed."
WoundRounds, a Telemedicine Solutions Company
1721 Moon Lake Boulevard, Suite 201
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Phone: (847) 519-3500
Email: Information@woundrounds.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/2117442 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/WoundRounds
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WoundRounds http://www.woundrounds.com/overview/benefits-for-wound-care-nurses/
Categories: Illinois Nursing, Wound Care, Ulcers, Decubiti, Bedsores & Skin Breakdown, Wound Care Nurse Entrepreneurs

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Tweetreach.com (nursefriendly)

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@Zen_Moments: Truth is so excellent, that if it praises but small things they become noble. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

More like this: http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes/

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@Zen_Moments: Defeat starts to become victory as soon as you do something positive about it. ~ Ralph Marston #nursefriendly

More like this: http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes/

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Yes, focused, goal oriented :) @GreatestQuotes: "The real essence of work is concentrated energy." - Walter Bagehot #nursefriendly

More like this: http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes/

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End of Life Care, Palliative Care Nursing
http://www.nursefriendly.com/eol

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Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing) by Lillian Sholtis Brunner, Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Doris Smith Suddarth, Brenda G. Bare, Amazon.com:"This comprehensive, readable introduction to medical-surgical nursing is the best-selling medical-surgical text of all time! Meticulously revised and updated, this edition is the ultimate resource for meeting the nursing challenges in today's dynamic healthcare environment. Now presented in a vivid new four-color design, Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing offers an abundance of charts and displays to enhance visual appeal and make information easily accessible. New in the Eighth Edition: community-based nursing care, collaborative problems / critical thinking exercises, critical pathways, plus new chapters on Shock and Multisystem Failure, Chronic Illness, AIDS, Cultural Diversity, and Community-Based Nursing Care."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0781731933/

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The difference in winning & losing is most often, not quitting. -Walt Disney

More like this: http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes/

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Gwenn Dalton, RN, CEO/Educator, Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC, Texas Nurse Entrepreneurs, Hospice Educators:"Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC understands that care is more than tending to the physical end of life; it is a way of caring for the patient, their family, and support group. Through our community outreach programs, mentorship programs, and continuing education workshops, we empower those care givers and end of life professionals with the ability to advance quality of life and to accept the gift of providing a compassionate end of life for their patient or loved one. Above all, Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC is dedicated to providing training and support for those Hospice Heroes and Healthcare Warriors who continue to fight for end of life rights!
We provide the following educational services:
Continuing Nursing Education and Continuing Education Workshops.
End of Life Consumer Education Resources and Training.
Mentorship and Training Programs for End of Life Professionals"
Street Address:
512 Ave E. Moody, Texas 76557
E-mail Address: Blogs: http://prohospicesolutions.wordpress.com
Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc):
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pro-Hospice-Solutions-LLC/220348904701791
http://twitter.com/hospiceheroes
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/pro

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"@GreatestQuotes: "The only person who never makes mistakes is the person who never does anything." - Denis Waitley" #nursefriendly

More like this: http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes/

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Reducing Medication Errors: A Focus on the Med Pass, Capra Dalton RN, CEO, Pedagogy Incorporated:"Recent studies have shed light on the growing problem of medication errors within our healthcare system. It is important that all healthcare providers be familiar with the extent of the problem, both the high error rates and the potentially serious consequences. This knowledge is needed to facilitate active participation in implementing effective strategies and changes in attitudes to decrease these error rates. Errors are in effect a breakdown of a system and not the sole responsibility of any one individual. Designed for the licensed nurse and certified medication aide, this course will provide information on the scope of problem, the cause and the prevention of medication errors. With a focus on the current best practices of medication preparation and administration this course will enhance understanding of the survey process and remedies the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may enforce. The goal is to reduce facility medication error rates in order to provide safe medication administration to residents."
Tyler, Texas, 75703
E-mail Address: sales@pedagogy-inc.com
Phone number: 903-504-8712
Social Media:
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pedagogyonline
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/1041497
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pedagogymedical
Website: http://www.pedagogy-inc.com/Home/Classes/General/Med-Pass.aspx?cmp=H1
Categories: Continuing Education, Educational Nurse Entrepreneurs, Infusion Therapy, Medication Errors, Drug Administration, Nurse-Owned Businesses, Nursing Continuing Education, Nursing Education, Transfusion Therapy, Wound Care

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Lab Tests Online, American Association for Clinical Chemistry:"The work of the clinical laboratory professional - who analyzes many things in the body including chemical indicators, the health of blood cells, and the presence of microbes and genetic markers - has long been an unseen aspect of health care. Yet, clinical lab tests often provide the link between the patient's presentation of symptoms and the doctor's diagnosis of and prescribed treatment for a particular condition or disease. Through preventive screening, lab tests also aid in the early detection of potentially fatal conditions and, in so doing, lead to early treatment. In short, lab tests can help both to save lives and to improve the quality of life.
Lab Tests Online has been designed to help you, as a patient or family caregiver, to better understand the many clinical lab tests that are part of routine care as well as diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of conditions and diseases. If you are a medical professional, this site can serve as a quick reference tool or as a resource for keeping up with advances in laboratory science. Our Features page describes what you can find on the site and how it can benefit you. If you'd like to see what people are saying about the site, visit our special kudos section for user comments and news about the site."
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1850 K Street, NW Suite 625
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (800) 892-1400 | Fax: (202) 887-5093
http://labtestsonline.org/

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Association for Death Education and Counseling:"The Association for Death Education and Counseling®, The Thanatology Association®, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of mental and medical health personnel, educators, clergy, funeral directors and volunteers. ADEC offers numerous educational opportunities through its annual conference, courses and workshops, its certification program, and via its acclaimed publication, The Forum."
ADEC Headquarters
111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015 USA
Phone or Fax:
Phone 847-509-0403
Fax: 847-480-9282
http://www.adec.org

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Gwenn Dalton, RN, Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC:"Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC understands that care is more than tending to the physical end of life; it is a way of caring for the patient, their family, and support group. Through our community outreach programs, continuing nursing education and continuing education workshops, we empower those care givers and end of life professionals with the ability to advance quality of life and to accept the gift of providing a compassionate end of life for their patient or loved one."
Gwenn Dalton, RN
CEO Pro Hospice Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 327
Moody, TX 76557
254-853-9903 (office) / 254-853-9966 (fax)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pro-Hospice-Solutions-LLC/220348904701791
Twitter: http://twitter.com/HospiceHeroes
http://www.prohospicesolutions.com/

Categories: Continuing Education,http://www.nursefriendly.com/ceu/
Facebook Nurses,http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/facebook/ Nursing Education, http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/education/
Hospice Nursing, http://www.4nursing.com/hospice/
Texas Nurse Entrepreneurs, http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/texas/
Texas Nurses, http://www.4nursing.com/texas/
Twitter Nurses, http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/twitter/

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@PosPositive: Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can. - Lowell Thomas

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#nursefriendly RT @IfYouLoveQuotes: "Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway"- Eleanor Roosevelt #quote

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@GreatestQuotes: "Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds." - Alexander Graham Bell

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@persdevquotes: I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success. ~ Thomas Edison

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@WayneDyerQuotes: ? "Self-Actualized People are Independent of the Good Opinion of Others." ~Wayne Dyer #quote

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Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. - Confucius

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@Inspired_Ones: The brick walls aren't there to keep us out, the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. -R Pausch

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Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. - Paul Boese

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"It always seems impossible until it's done." - Nelson Mandela #quote

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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@Oprah_World: If things go wrong,you hit a dead end-as you will-it's just life's way of saying time to change course-OprahWho you become as a result of achieving your goals will determine how you set your next goals. #JetNetting

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You really need to take care of yourself because you won't be good for anyone else unless you take care of yourself. -- Harry Bartholomew

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is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. ~ Albert Schweitzer

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MENstruation, MENopause, MENtal breakdowns, see? most of women's problems begins with men.

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"You don't get to choose how you're going to die or when. You can only decide how you're going to live." - Joan Baez

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There is more than one way to reach a goal; be flexible. #JetNetting

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Just because you do not believe something does not mean it is untrue. #JetNetting

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If you think business will flow to you simply by passing out business cards, think again! #JetNetting

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"By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist, we create it." Nikos Kazantzakis

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It is better to build bridges than walls. ~Swahili Proverb

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@AncientProverbs: Patience is power; with time & patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown. -Chinese Proverbs

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Patient Advocate for You, LLC, Sharon Gauthier RN/MSN-iRNPA:"Our services coordinate care, educate patients and families, collaborate with your healthcare team and support your needs with a personal seasoned RN patient advocate. We do not provide hands on care and don't replace home care agencies. We are adjunct to your support system while expanding your resources to stay well. Relieving your stress is our expertise. We are your voice helping you navigate through the system. We tell your story and make sure someone listens. We are a well respected addition to your present healthcare team by your side throughout the system you are in, evaluating, collaborating, educating and supporting you and your family."
Sharon Gauthier RN/MSN-iRNPA
[c] Patient Advocate for You, LLC (PAFY,LLC)
100 Pearl Street Hartford, CT 06103
ph: 860-249-7271 | fax: 866-281-5768
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Patient-Advocate-for-You-LLC/128616980502014
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sharonadvocate
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ptadvocate4u
http://www.ptadvocate4u.com/

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Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director, SwaddleDesigns Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director, founded SwaddleDesigns in 2002. The inspiration for SwaddleDesigns was sparked when Lynette visited families with new babies in their homes and she noticed they struggled with swaddling for two reasons. First, the blanket they were using was too small or too thick, and second, they could not remember how to make a good secure swaddle. The parents consistently asked her to share the secret of the hospital nurses - how to swaddle."
Phone: 1-855-SWADDLE or 855-792-3353 (Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5pm)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swaddle-Designs/75007265931?sk=wall
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/SwaddleDesigns/
http://www.swaddledesigns.com/

Categories: Facebook Nurses, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurses, Twitter Nurses

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Medical Staffing Solutions (MSS):"Medical Staffing Solutions (MSS) is a privately owned specialty staffing company operated by experienced healthcare professionals. We employ Nurses, CNA's, Therapists, Pharmacists, and many other healthcare professionals for PRN, permanant placement, and travel assignments at hospitals and other healthcare facilities across the country."
http://www.mssmedicalstaffing.com/

Categories: NursingA2Z.com, Nursing Jobs, Travel Nursing

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When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, educate people. -Chinese Proverbs

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ARN Consulting:"ARN Consulting is dedicated to empowering attorneys by providing competent, comprehensive, and cost- effective evidence-based opinions of medical records. Medical knowledge is the key to successful litigation for plaintiff or defense, and we are determined to unlock discovery of relevant issues and provide expert testimony to protect consumers and providers."
ARN Consulting
10170 W. Tropicana Avenue
Ste 156-211
Las Vegas, NV 89147-8465
C: 702.374.1637
F: 702.739.7243
E: ARNConsulting@cox.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/alegalnurse
http://www.arnconsultingonline.com

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Study: Many parents of fat kids in denial - Health - Childrens health - msnbc.com:"A survey found that many Americans whose children are obese do not see them that way.

That is worrisome because obese children run the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems and other ailments more commonly found in adults. And overweight children are likely to grow up to be overweight adults.

"It suggests to me that parents of younger kids believe that their children will grow out of their obesity, or something will change at older ages," said Dr. Matthew M. Davis, a University of Michigan professor of pediatrics and internal medicine who led the study, released earlier this month.

"When I see a child that is obese at these younger ages, I take that as a sign of ways nutrition can be improved, a child's activity level can be improved."
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22391071/ns/health-childrens_health/t/many-parents-fat-kids-denial-study-finds/

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Howard Luks @hjluks NY:"Orthopedist navigating the intersection of Social Media and Healthcare. http://www.howardluksmd.com/disclaimer"
http://www.howardluksmd.com
http://twitter.com/#!/hjluks

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Chemo Brain | 12 Ways to Help Someone with Chemo Brain | Caring.com:"The chemicals used in chemotherapy are powerful -- strong enough to kill cancer cells. That's a good thing, but they also seem to have a little-understood effect on the brain, causing cognitive problems such as memory lapses and loss of concentration. While it's tempting to think that these problems are all in the patient's mind, they're all too real, experts say. In fact, a study at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that more than 80 percent of people who receive chemotherapy for cancer report annoying memory and concentration problems that often linger for months, even after treatment is finished."
Caring.com
2600 South El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94403
http://www.caring.com/articles/chemo-brain

Category: Cancer & Oncology

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Judi S. Brantley, RN BSN MEd. Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Charleston Medical Legal Consultants, South Carolina Legal Nurse Consultants, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses:Charleston Medical Legal Consultants, LLC provides Case Analysis for Medical Malpractice cases. This includes, but not limited to:

  1. Inventory for necessary medical records
  2. Screening for merit
  3. Identify adherences to/deviations from Standards of Care
  4. Medical story
  5. Chronologies with Lexis Nexis CaseMap/TimeMap
  6. Rendering list of potential defendants
  7. Educate in medical questions
  8. Medical Research
  9. Assist in locating expert witnesses
Charleston Medical Legal Consultants, LLC
3575 Maybank Hwy., Suite D192
Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
Email Address: judibrantley@gmail.com
http://www.legalnursingconsultant.com/charleston/

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Fracture, Medicinenet.com:"Bone fracture, broken bone, bone crack all mean he same thing. The bone has been damaged such that. None of these terms indicate the severity of the bone damage. Bones are the body's storage place for calcium. Under hormone control, calcium content of bone is constantly increasing or decreasing. Bones break when they cannot withstand a force or trauma applied to them. Sometimes the bones are so weak that force may be just gravity, like compression fractures of the back in the elderly."
WebMD
111 8th Ave
7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 624-3700
http://www.medicinenet.com/fracture/article.htm

Categories: Fractures & Broken Bones, Traumatic Injuries, Direct Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/fractures/

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Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. -Margaret Thatcher

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Broken Toe, Medicinenet.com:"Trauma or injury such as stubbing the toe (jammed toe) or dropping a heavy object on the toe may cause a broken toe. The location of the toes (in the front part of the feet) make them the most likely part of the foot to be injured. Prolonged repetitive movements, as in certain sports activities, can cause a type of broken type of broken toe called a stress or hairline fracture."
WebMD
111 8th Ave
7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 624-3700
http://www.medicinenet.com/broken_toe/article.htm

Categories: Fractures & Broken Bones, Traumatic Injuries, Direct Patient Care, http://www.nursefriendly.com/fractures/

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I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. -Michael Jordan

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Political Nurse: http://paper.li/politicalnurse

Category: Paper.Li Publications (Automatically generated newsletters based on Twitter followers tweets):
http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/social.networking.twitter.paper.li.publications.htm

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Hartdoctor's Nurses DailyPublished by Stephen L. Sigal:
http://paper.li/hartdoctor/nurses

Category: Paper.Li Publications (Automatically generated newsletters based on Twitter followers tweets):
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Paper.Li Publications (Automatically generated newsletters based to Twitter followers tweets):
http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/paperli/

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Florida hospitals stuck with long-term, costly ventilator care - St. Petersburg Times:" Larry Brazil was a patient at University Community Hospital for almost three years. Tameka Campbell was at Tampa General Hospital for five years. Together, they had bills of nearly $11 million that no private or public insurance plan will cover. That pricey care did not cure them; it kept them breathing on ventilator machines. Brazil and Campbell could have been cared for at a fraction of the cost — if Florida had the right kind of nursing facilities. State records indicate that fewer than two dozen nursing homes — including three in the Tampa Bay area — out of about 700 statewide care for ventilator patients. But some only care for children or patients who can likely be weaned off the machines. Only a handful take new patients, and their ranks are dwindling."
http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/article1186020.ece

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Medicare Prepares Rule To Penalize Hospitals With High Readmission Rates - Kaiser Health News:"When hospitals discharge patients, they typically see their job as done. But soon, they could be on the hook for what happens after Medicare patients leave the premises, and particularly if they are readmitted within a month. In an effort to save money and improve care, Medicare, the federal program for the elderly and disabled, is about to release a final rule aimed at getting hospitals to pay more attention to patients after discharge. A key component of the new approach is to cut back payments to hospitals where high numbers of patients are readmitted, prodding hospitals to make sure patients see their doctors and fill their prescriptions."
http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2011/July/30/medicare-and-hospital-readmissions.aspx

Category: Center For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), http://www.nursefriendly.com/cms/

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@martha_pelayo martha pelayo
"Once you see a person's true colours, that's pretty much how they are. People just aren't good enough chameleons." - Mike Shea #AP

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What is a Cosmetic Surgery Nurse by Hetty Proudhonne:"A plastic surgery nurse is a registered nurse who has had more experience in the surgical field. There are requirements to become a surgical nurse, just like any other specialty field. They are responsible for taking care of patients who have cosmetic surgery procedures done."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/cosmetic

Categories: Career Alternatives, Medical Esthetics, Specialty Nursing

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@QuoteHouse A quote tweeter "Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment." - Thomas Carlyle

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@AncientProverbs Motivational Quotes
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. -English Proverb

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100 Best Twitter Feeds for Nurses, UltrasoundTechnicianSchools.org:"While many consider nursing to be a rewarding profession, it can also be a stressful one. For many nurses, having a community of support can create a positive way to release some of the stress involved in their day-to-day experiences. Twitter provides an excellent opportunity for nurses around the world to connect in this way. From feeds discussing nursing as a career to the best LPN to RN programs, this collection of Twitter feeds promise a wealth of information and fun for nurses everywhere."
http://www.ultrasoundtechnicianschools.org/100-best-twitter-feeds-for-nurses/

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Dermatology Nursing:"Dermatology Nursing, the official journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association (DNA), is nursing's #1 skin care resource. The journal publishes state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of skin and wound care. Dermatology Nursing provides its readers with the multifaceted information they need to provide clinically excellent patient care and to enhance their patient care practice."
DNA
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
East Holly Avenue Box 56
Pitman, New Jersey 08071-0056
Phone: (856) 256-2300 or Fax: (856) 589-7463
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/DermNursing
http://www.dermatologynursing.net/cgi-bin/WebObjects/DNJournal.woa

Categories: New Jersey Nursing, Nurses on Twitter

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Pediatric Nursing @PedNursing Pitman, NJ:"Pediatric Nursing is a clinically based journal focusing on the needs of professional nurses in pediatric practice, research, administration, and education."
Pediatric Nursing
East Holly Avenue Box 56
Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
Phone: (856) 256-2300
Fax: (856) 589-7463
Email: pnjrnl@ajj.com
http://www.pediatricnursing.net
http://twitter.com/#!/PedNursing

Categories: New Jersey Nursing, Nurses on Twitter, Pediatric Nursing

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Oprah_World Oprah Quotes If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. -Tony Robbins

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HeshieSegal Heshie Segal Assess what you have before seeking more. #JetNetting

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thequote The Quote "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." ~ Robin Williams #quote

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@Zen_Moments A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~ Winston Churchill

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"Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it." - Thomas a Kempis

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"I had rather attempt something great and fail, than to attempt nothing at all and succeed" - Robert H. Schuller

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JC_House Bible Quotes Delight yourself in the LORD & he'll give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4

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Nicetweets_ Send me NIce Tweets Every time I start to fall for someone they are never there to catch me ~ #NiceT #life #love

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SpiritualNurse Sandy M
Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours — Richard Bach

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TheQuoteGuy The Quote Guy "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller #quote

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factnurse @factnurse Kansas The Sunflower State:"RN, Sister, Aunt, Daughter, Love to travel, NFL, College football, sports in general, Politics - wish democrats and republicans were nicer to each other.
http://twitter.com/#!/factnurse

Categories: Kansas Nurses, Nurses on Titter/
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Jane @seejanenurse Lost in your limbic system.:"Oh! A medication dispenser!"
http://www.seejanenurse.wordpress.com
https://twitter.com/#!/seejanenurse

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Dave deBronkart @ePatientDave Boston based:"International patient engagement advocate, speaker, author of Laugh Sing & Eat Like a Pig, blogger http://epatientdave.com
https://twitter.com/#!/ePatientDave

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@TraceyDelCamp Tracey DelCamp
We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves--Henry Ward Beecher

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Jonathan, MS, NCC @DrJonathan almost Chicago, IL:"4th yr med student,future FM resident,med media enthusiast,Host of DrJonathanLIVE!,National Certified Counselor,Brickman pianist,vocalist,actor,Notary Public."
http://twitter.com/#!/DrJonathan

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Karen Webb, @g00nergirl Cambridgeshire (UK):"married geordie mother, loves nursing and policy and advocates for the underdog. Tweets personally"
http://twitter.com/#!/g00nergirl

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quotepage Quote of the Day
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." - Michael Pritchard

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Amber Keinath, Registered Nurse and Health Coach:"Amber is a Registered Nurse and Health Coach who is very passionate about educating and inspiring women to be healthy for life. She started her nursing career working in the medical, postpartum & newborn, and pediatric specialties in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Amber continued her education by completing her Master's Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Wellness Promotion and becoming certified as a Health Coach. From Hospital Nurse to Health Coach: During Amber's nursing career, she began to question her ability to help people in the hospital. She witnessed many people get discharged from the hospital with more medications only to wind up readmitted a few days later. People were not getting healthier despite all the care provided. She felt there was a better way to help these people."
Keinath, Amber
11102 Donita Ct
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
United States
(661) 809-0662
amberkeinath@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/createwithamber
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amberkeinath
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AmberKeinath
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AmberKeinath
http://amberkeinath.com/

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quotepage Quote of the Day "You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." - Michael Pritchard http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes

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quotepage Quote of the Day
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time." - Edith Wharton

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Carol J. Rhodes RN, LNC, Medical-Legal Remedies Inc (MLR):"Medical-Legal Remedies Inc (MLR) provides medical-legal Litigation Support Services for Legal Professionals that include Legal Nurse Consulting, Paralegal Litigation Support, a Medical Information Service called Virtual Legal Nurse and Medical Expert Referral Service for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Hospital Risk Managers, Government, and Claims Management. MLR MLR's Paralegal Staff and Legal Nurse work together as a team to assist our legal clients with comprehensive medical-legal litigation issues and are committed to serve clients by offering our extensive experience and expertise to provide specialized high quality medical-legal litigation support services. By utilizing Medical-Legal Remedies Inc Paralegal/Legal Nurse Team allows the litigator to control costs and increase revenues while securing the competitive advantage with superior work products. So whether your firm or company needs a Paralegal, a Legal Nurse, or both - MLR will assist your firm or company with any medical-legal litigation case project."
Carol J. Rhodes RN, LNC
14286-19 Beach Blvd. #248
Jacksonville, FL 32250
(904) 223-3969
Carol@JaxLegalNurse.com or Carol@VirtualLegalNurse.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/carol-j-rhodes/30/81b/685
http://www.jaxparalegal.com/

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Category: Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses, http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com

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MarthaGesegnet RN @MarthaGesegnet Buffalo, NY:"Ayurvedic Nurse Healer bridging the gap between Eastern Healing Wisdom & Western Medicine. Lover of Fun, Real Food, and Life!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MarthaGesegnet
http://www.NaturalHealingVillage.com

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quotepage Quote of the Day
"To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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JC_House Bible Quotes
But even when I am afraid, I keep on trusting you. -Psalm 56:3

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DennyCoates Denny Coates by lsaldanamd
"Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives." - Alexander Dumas
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SpiritualNurse Sandy M
Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors ~ African Proverb

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The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much. ~Germain G. Glien

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You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen

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Jen Nussbaum, RN, CCM, CLNC®, Proactive Medical Consultants:"Proactive Medical Consultants is a privately owned company founded by Jen Nussbaum, RN, CCM, CLNC®. We are committed to excellence and dedicated to providing cost effective, timely and accurate results. We are experts as health care providers and have specialized training to consult, educate and assist with medically related legal cases. The Legal Nurse Consultant is a specialized member of the litigation team whose expertise is critical in achieving fair and equitable outcomes. Our Mission - to meet the ongoing and changing needs of the client and attorney with proven excellence and proactive consulting. To exceed current standards and expectations in quality, professionalism and efficiency by being the best in the legal nurse consulting field."
Jen Nussbaum, RN, CCM, CLNC®
Proactive Medical Consultants
Ellicott City, Maryland
(410) 340-4042
FAX (410) 465-8471
jennussbaum@proactivemedicalconsultants.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/KickALNC
http://www.proactivemedicalconsultants.com/

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Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you. ~Marsha Norman

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getlostboss getlostboss
"No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime." James T. Mccay

http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes

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Northeast Medical Legal Consulting, L.L.C.:"Since 2005, the dedicated and professional staff at Northeast Medical Legal Consulting has been faithfully serving the medical consulting needs of physicians as well as attorneys and their clients. Our staff has extensive experience in all areas of medical litigation including personal injury, medical malpractice, PIP Arbitration on behalf of Medical Providers, and criminal law. Our main focus is to facilitate your existing practice to maximum your time, keep costs down, and enable the best outcome for your clients and patients."
Northeast Medical Legal Consulting, L.L.C.
199 New Road
Suite 61-187
Linwood, NJ 08221
(p) 609.365.7072
(f) 609.365.2437
Email: smorrisey@nemedicalconsulting.com
http://www.nemedicalconsulting.com/

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Janice M. Hansen, RN, BSN, CLNC, National Nurse Consulting (NNC):"National Nurse Consulting (NNC) solely contracts with CLNCs® who are currently active in the medical field and up to date on the most important and clinically relevant landmark research, practice-changing recommendations, professional society standards, and medical standards of practice. NNC is at the forefront of providing its clients high quality, cost-effective, and timely solutions for their medico-legal needs."
National Nurse Consulting
Main Office Mailing Address:
2025 S. Indiana, Ste 502
Chicago, IL 60616
Email: legalnurse.hansen@gmail.com OR janice@nationalnurseconsulting.com
Telephone: (213) 399-7838
Fax: (773) 770-6708
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/janice-m-hansen/27/753/661
http://www.nationalnurseconsulting.com/

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@doctorfunnybone doctorfunnybone
Q: What is a double-blind study? A: Two orthopedic surgeons looking at an EKG.
https://twitter.com/#!/doctorfunnybone

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Alicia Sable-Hunt, RN, Sable Foods, Connecticut Nurse Entrepreneurs, Oncology Nurses
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/sable/

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"I love people who make me laugh...It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person."–Audrey Hepburn

http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes

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AgingInfoUSA:"Sue Salach-Cutler has worked in the geriatric healthcare field for close to 20 years and is the Author of "Along Comes Grandpa", a caregiving resource guide, and the novel "If I Walked in Her Shoes" (http://www.AlongComesGrandpa.com). As a National Speaker, Sue utilizes her personal and professional experiences to educate and empower professionals on the work/life affects of caregiving. ;As CEO of AgingInfoUSA she partners with companies to evaluate the cost of employee caregiving on their bottom line and implement cost effective solutions. Sue was the 2010 recipient of the YWCA Marguerite Henry Leadership Award for Communications/Technology and the Influential Women in Business Award from the Business Ledger and NAWBO. AgingInfoUSA received the 2010 Excellence in Business Award from the Business Ledger and was nominated for the Chicago Innovation Award."
651 S. Sutton Road - Suite 204
Streamwood, IL 60107
call: 847-630-0381
fax: 630-889-9886
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AgingInfoUSA
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/suesalach
Twitter: http://twitter.com/susanavello
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/aginginfousa
http://www.aginginfousa.com/

Categories: Care Givers, Facebook/, Geriatric Resources, Geriatric Nurses, LinkedIn, Long Term Care (LTC), Twitter, Youtube

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WomenOfHistory Inspirational Quotes
Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine. -Whoopi Goldberg
http://www.inspirationalnursing.com/quotes

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Dan Weberg @NurseDan Phoenix, AZ:"ER Nurse, masters degree in healthcare innovation, PhD student health innovation, Own innovation business, changing the world."
http://www.simovativesolutions.com
https://twitter.com/#!/NurseDan

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ONThealth @ONThealth Ontario, Canada:"The official Twitter account of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. News, tips, facts and information about health care in Ontario."
http://www.ontario.ca/health

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Wendie A. Howland RN-BC MN CRRN CCM CNLCP LNCP-C:"Wendie A. Howland RN-BC MN CRRN CCM CNLCP LNCP-C brings decades of great experience to your cases. She is a graduate of Boston University, Boston MA (Bachelor of Science, Nursing), and the University of Washington, Seattle WA (Master in Nursing, Physiological/Critical Care, thesis program, award for research). Following a full career in critical care at world-class medical centers (Stanford University Hospital, University of Washington) she embarked on more than a decade's experience in catastrophic case management and life care planning for catastrophic and high-expense chronic conditions. She has done files for primary and reinsurance carriers in worker's compensation and liability, working with both defense and plaintiffs. Expertise in research, clarity in writing, meticulous detail, and organization are the hallmarks of her work, as evidenced by her satisfied customers in many markets."
Telephone: (508) 564-9556
Email: info@howlandhealthconsulting.com
https://twitter.com/howlandhealth
http://organizedwisdom.com/Wendie-A-Howland/howlandhealth/show/pxne/med
http://www.howlandhealthconsulting.com/

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Rita Batchley @thenursesnurse:"The Nurses Nurse is the pen name for Rita Batchley, an RN, and healthcare activist who wants you to be aware of the healthcare injustices that are occurring everyday, and the real-life role registered nurses play to save you from disaster. After reading her novel, Labor Pains, you will understand the truth behind insurance companies and what you can do about it. People trust that RNs care. For the seventh year in a row, the Gallop poll ranked nurses highest as the most trusted profession. Now,with the advent of healthcare reform, nurses will have even greater challenges seeing that patients get the kind of treatment they need, as well as protection from serious harm. Remember: A doctor will admit you to the hospital but it's the nurse who will make sure you get to go home."
https://twitter.com/#!/thenursesnurse
http://thenursesnurse.com

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TheresaBrown, @TheresaBrown Pittsburgh:"I'm an oncology nurse who writes about nursing. Read my book: Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between (June 2010, HarperStudio)
http://TheresaBrownRN.com

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What Professional Associations Have You Belonged To?
http://www.nursefriendly.com/belonged

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The Best Defense Is a Good Documentation Offense, Corexcel.com:"After completion of The Best Defense Is A Good Documentation Offense, the participant will be able to:
1. Explain the importance of documentation as a health care provider.
2. Identify the basic information that is required when documenting in the medical record.
3. Describe those particular issues that require documentation in the medical record.
4. Discuss the emerging documentation concerns regarding the faxing and computerization of records.
5. Determine documentation Do's and Don'ts."
201 Webster Building
3411 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone: 1-302-477-9730
Toll Free: 1-888-658-6641 (inside the U.S.)
Fax: 1-302-477-9744
Better Business Bureau: http://www.bbb.org/delaware/business-reviews/employment-training/corexcel-in-wilmington-de-24000301/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Corexcel
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/corexcel
Merchant Circle: http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Corexcel.302-477-9730
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/corexcel http://www.corexcel.com/html/documentation.title.ceus.htm

Categories: Charting, Documentation, Nurses Notes, Continuing Education, Delaware Businesses, Delaware Nursing Resources, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

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Lisa Ann Stern:"Personalized Home Health Care and Geriatric Care Management for Seniors in Palm Beach County, Florida. At Stern Nursing Services (SNS), my goal is to help clients achieve the best quality of life possible. I understand that one solution does not fit every situation so I take the time to actively listen and learn about each client's needs and preferences. This enables me to tailor a care program that maximizes the client's independence and dignity."
@SternNursing Palm Beach County(561)860.0042
Small Business Owner,Nurse, Geriatric Care Manager, Guardian ad Litem, Super Star MoM. #nurse #GAL #caremanagement #alzheimers #nurse #palmbeachcounty
Stern Nursing Services, Inc.
SternNursing@live.com | 510 Sunset Road Boynton Beach , FL , 33435 USA | Phone 5616324707 Mobile 5616324707
https://twitter.com/#!/SternNursing
http://www.sternnursingservices.com

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What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? I was 17 and that was so long ago—I am not sure I remember! I have always loved everything medical—it seemed a natural way to pursue the medical field. In those days women were nurses—and we wore caps and all white!

Capra Dalton RN, CEO, Pedagogy Incorporated, Texas Nursing Entrepreneurs, Continuing Education (CEU) Providers:"Pedagogy Incorporated is a provider of nursing continuing education. We specialize in I.V. Therapy Education and Wound Care Education. We offer accredited courses to individual nurses, Long Term Care Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Hospitals. Pedagogy can assist facilities and agencies with determining an Infusion Education plan that suits their unique market. Competency demonstration (skills) Checklists have been developed for all I.V. and Wound related skills and are available for those that choose Pedagogy Education. We are currently adding authors and expanding our course offerings to respiratory therapy, PT/OT's R.Ph. etc."

Tyler, Texas, 75703
E-mail Address: sales@pedagogy-inc.com
Phone number: 903-504-8712
Social Media:
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/pedagogyonline
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/1041497
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pedagogymedical
Website: http://www.pedagogy-inc.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/dalton

Categories: Continuing Education, Educational Nurse Entrepreneurs, Infusion Therapy, Nurse-Owned Businesses, Nursing Continuing Education, Nursing Education, Transfusion Therapy, Wound Care

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Awareness Productions:"Fay Yocum, MSN, RN A nursing documentation consultant, educator, author, and publisher, Fay Yocum is President of Awareness Productions, founded in 1992 to provide personal and professional continuing education programs, products, and services designed to continuously "nurse the nurse"; so today's nurses can provide high-quality patient care."
http://www.awarenessproductions.com/fay_yocum.htm

See Fay's Listings Also Under Clinical Documentation, Ohio Nurse Entrepreneurs, Nurse Consulting

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Larry Snyder, BA, RN, DBA, RN.ORG, SA, Nursing Continuing Education Providers:"Larry Snyder, RN is the Founder and President of RN.ORG®, SA. As a licensed healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience in nursing as well as a computer authority with in-excess of 20 years of experience, he is knowledgeable with the integration of healthcare and computers and sees a strong need for licensed professionals to maintain their license in an easy, convenient, comfortable no stress environment. Larry has worked in various aspects of nursing in many states in both large and small hospitals and has the experience and background to make healthcare and nursing education friendly. Larry also functioned as a consulant at large corporations in various aspects of IT management including CBS Sports, Sportsline.com, Sports.com, Universal Studios, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Flexsys and Monsanto. Larry also has served as an expert witness on several high profile cases throughout the United States sharing his valuable input as an experienced Emergency Room nurse."
Latin America Office (Corporate Offices)
Larry Snyder - RN.ORG®, SA
CR 15A # 10A-03
El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Hospital Sales (English) USA: 1-954-369-4556
Hospital Sales (Español - E.E.U.U): 1-860-786-1866
E-mail Address: info@rn.org
Blogs, Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc): http://www.facebook.com/MedellinRN
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Larry/Snyder
http://www.twitter.com/wwwRNorg
Phone number: 954-369-4556
Website: http://www.rn.org
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/snyder/

Categories: Emergency Department Nursing, Nursing Continuing Education, Nursing Education http://www.nursefriendly.com/educators">Nursing Educators, http://www.nursefriendly.com/informatics">Nursing/Healthcare Informatics

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Andra DeCarlo, RN, Summit Medical Litigation Consulting, Inc.:"Andra DeCarlo, owner of Summit Medical Litigation Consulting and her team of nurses provide Legal Nurse Consulting for both defense and plaintiff attorneys looking for a clear explanation of what actually happened with the client. Is there a case? Is there a defense? We specialize in looking outside-the-box to help find the key to the case. Nursing home neglegance, PI, Medical Malpractice and more."
1586 El Tair Trail
Clearwater, FL, 33765
E-mail Address: andradecarlo@tampabay.rr.com

Social Networks: Ecademy.com, Facebook, Gather.com, LinkedIn, Twitter
http://summitmlc.com or http://www.andradecarlo.info/
http://www.legalnursingconsultant.com/decarlo/

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The Skin Cancer Foundation - American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for Ban on Youth Tanning:"Tanning The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a group of 60,000 pediatricians, today called for all US tanning salons to bar minors. With this new policy statement, the AAP joins health groups such as the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Academy of Dermatology, and The Skin Cancer Foundation in demanding a ban on indoor tanning for young people.
We strongly commend the AAP for this definitive statement pushing for prohibition of indoor tanning for young people," said Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. "The damage caused by the UV radiation from tanning beds and the sun is cumulative and often irreversible, and the earlier people start to tan, the higher their risk of developing skin cancer in their lifetimes."
The Skin Cancer Foundation
149 Madison Avenue Suite 901 New York, New York 10016
(212) 725-5176
http://www.skincancer.org/american-academy-of-pediatrics-calls-for-ban-on-youth-tanning.html

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10 Greatest Novels for Nurses, February 23rd, 2011, Nursingschools.net:"One great way to escape the pressures and stresses of nursing school or work is to read a great novel. These literary works, featuring nurses and health care facilities, will provide you with a much-needed dose of fun and fantasy while reminding you why you chose the profession in the first place. So if you want to re ignite your passion for nursing or just spend a wonderful evening kicking back, check out one of these amazing novels." http://www.nursingschools.net/blog/2011/02/10-greatest-novels-for-nurses/

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Support needed to help nurses tackle substance abuse, Vanderbilt University:"An estimated 10 percent to 20 percent of nurses and nursing students in the United States may have substance abuse, misuse, dependency or addiction problems. The key to tackling this difficult issue — and protecting public safety — is support and treatment rather than punishment, according to a recent paper in the Journal of Clinical Nursing by Todd Monroe, a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and colleagues at the University of Tennessee. "Doctors and nurses are only human and face the same problems as everyone else, which can include chemical dependency," said Monroe."
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee 37240 · (615) 322-7311
http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2011/02/help-nurses-tackle-substance-abuse/

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Amanda Dieterich, RN, The Cruise Academy:"Amanda is a Registered Nurse with a passion for cruising who also runs a small cruise agency with her husband, Bob. When New Jersey & Pennsylvania announced the newly instituted requirements for 30 continuing education hours to be earned every two years, I thought, Why Not a cruise seminar? We're now in our fifth year of continuing education cruises for nurses. We hope to offer more seminars every year. We are currently doing 2 seminars yearly, and will expand to more by 2011. When you call The Cruise Academy, you'll be greeted by Bob or Amanda."
New Jersey, USA
Call Toll Free: 1-800-688-9385
Email: info@thecruiseacademy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Cruise-Academy-Continuing-Education-Cruises-for-Nurses/150419491654480 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/cruiseacademy http://www.thecruiseacademy.com

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Time for Nurses:"Time for Nurses is here to help spark a public conversation about improving the work-life balance of nurses nationwide. The site is run by OnCall Scheduling Solutions of Westborough, Mass., and we encourage contributions by nurses and medical professionals about how to improve scheduling and make life better for nurses everywhere. OnCall Scheduling provides an advanced, affordable, easy-to-use Web 2.0 service to help nurses manage their work lives better and to help hospitals reduce the unnecessary costs of hiring last-minute temp workers. See the For nurses or For administrators pages for descriptions of how OnCall benefits nurses and hospitals while reducing costs.
Twitter: Time for Nurses @timefornurses, Marybeth Mills, RN, Boston & San Francisco:"We help nurses find work-life balance & hospitals get Web 2.0 & save $. Tweeting: Marybeth Mills (20 years as nurse), JD & Stephen for OnCall. We follow back."
69 Milk St., Suite 216
Westborough, MA 01581
p: 866.512.0413
m: 508.259.1209
http://twitter.com/#!/timefornurses
http://timefornurses.com/ or http://www.oncallscheduling.com

Categories: Massachusetts Nurses, Nursing Agencies, Staffing Resources. Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses, Twitter Nurses

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Kristen Jones Consulting, LLC:"Kristen Jones Consulting, LLC, Legal Nurse Consulting and Life Care Planning will provide for your firm an in-depth understanding of complex medical situations and patient care issues, and bring an "insider's perspective" of hospitals and healthcare today. KJC will enhance your understanding of the injury or disease process, including the impact of various healthcare professionals specific to the situation. In the area of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, this can make a important difference for your firm. Legal Nurse Consulting services include reviewing and interpreting medical records, preparing time-line chronologies, screening cases for merit, and assisting with discovery. Specialties include Medical Staff Peer Review issues, Hospital Policies and Procedures, community, state, and federal Standards of Care, and Obstetrical Case Review. Our services are used by both Plaintiff and Defense firms."
Kristen Jones Consulting, LLC
Kristen Jones, RN, CLNC, CNLCP
3000-F, Danville Blvd
Suite #141
Alamo, CA 94507
Email: kristenjones@sbcglobal.net
Telephone: (925) 855-1956
Fax: (925) 855-1930
http://www.kristenjonesconsulting.com/

Categories: California Legal Nurse Consultants, California Nurse Entrepreneurs, California Nurses, Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, Hospital Quality Assurance, Independent Medical Examinations, Life Care Planners

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Joni Watson @joniwatson Austin, Texas:"Nonprofit Director, RN, OCN, wife, mom, Christ lover, shoe junkie, reader, blogger, and oh, so much more."
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/joniwatson
http://www.nursetopia.net

Categories: Nursing Blogs, Oncology (Cancer) Nurses

Texas Nurses, Twitter Nurses

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Annette Tersigni RN, Yoga Nursing®:"I am the founder of Yoga Nurse Medical Yoga and Stress Management and am the creator of the enlightening new field of Yoga Nursing® and the Yoga Nursing Institute. Yoga Nursing is the marriage of modern nursing science with the ancient science of yoga. My programs are endorsed by lots of doctors and health care providers as a safe therapy to decrease pain and suffering and help folks to find peace instead of going to pieces. I have dedicated the past 16 years educating people around the world on leading healthier, spiritual lifestyles and with a dose of tough love and loads of laughter helped them to WAKE UP and GET CONSCIOUS NOW.

I am a sought after no barriers heart felt speaker, coach, teacher and writer and am featured extensively in the media including in the Associated Press and on NBC, CBS, Fox News affiliates and have been interviewed on national TV by Arielle Ford as one of America's Experts. I am producing, writing, and acting in several DVD documentary/educational projects: I am training and coaching other nurses, yoga teachers and health professionals throughout the USA and Canada to be Yoga Nursing Therapists and I lead fantabulous Yoga and Juice fasting Makeover Retreats on the magnificent Pyrate laden Crystal Coast of North Carolina. My programs our hip, conscious, filled with hilarious humor, enlightening and designed to inspire and leave a legacy. This is the most prolific, jamming and juicy time of my life and I get to do it all by serving others. SERVING RULES!"
Street Address: 103 short st apt. E
Beaufort, North Carolina, 28516
E-mail Address: theyoganurse@gmail.com
Phone: 252.725.1924
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheYogaNurse?v=info
Homepage Address: http://www.yoganurse.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/tersigni

Categories: Cancer, Oncology Nurses, Cardiovascular Nurses, Nurse Educators, Hospice Nurse Consultants, Consulting, North Carolina Nursing Entrepreneurs, North Carolina Nurses, Nursing Resources, Orthopedic Nursing, Orthopedics Nurses, Ortho, Speakers Bureaus, Conference Keynotes, Motivational, Inspirational, Humorists

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Gillian Ehrlich, RN, 2009-2010 Winners, Nurses' Educational Funds, Inc.:"Gillian Ehrlich's mission is to make holistic health our common ground in medicine and improve universal access to primary care. This vision of health evolved over a decade spent working mainly with non-profit organizations in direct-service level positions. Beginning with the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School and other wilderness programs, she shared with adolescents the elements required for healthy living: food, shelter, community, exercise, purpose and competency, joy and fresh air. Onto this foundation, she added a season of growing organic food for 25 families in southwest Ohio and functioning as a teacher and domestic violence counselor on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in Lake Andes, South Dakota. Health has been the consistent thread and nursing became the venue for the life-long application of these skills and values. Gillian graduated with a BA/BS degree from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and a BSN from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She balances her understanding of allopathic medicine with 1000+ hours of Ayurvedic training with Dr. Vasant Lad in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Pune, India. She emerged with sound convictions that health and contentment are possible for each of us, that authentic relationships and a clean environment account for much of this, and that we start healing from whatever shoes in which we currently stand. Gillian currently works as an RN at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and is studying towards a Doctorate of Nursing Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the University of Washington. Her focus is relationship-centered care, innovative health delivery systems and integrating complementary and alternative medicine into public health primary care."
Nurses' Educational Funds, Inc.
304 Park Avenue South
11th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-590-2443
Fax: 212-590-2446
Email: info@n-e-f.org
http://www.n-e-f.org/index.php/scholars/2009-2010-winners/gillian-ehrlich.html

Categories: Alternative Medicine, Ayurvedic, Ayurveda, Certified Family Nurse Practitioners, CFNP, Health, Wellness, Alternative Medicine, Healthy Living, Health Promotion, Masters Prepared Nurses, MSN, MA, MS, MN, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nursing, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Preventative Health, Preventative Medicine

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Mary Michaud, RN, MSN, FNP, Herbalist & Herbal Clinical Instructor, Be-herbal.com:"Mary Michaud, an herbalist & nurse practitioner, will teach a series of classes to give you the skills to use Ayurveda in your everyday life. Discussion of theory will be reinforced with yoga breath & postures, hands-on demonstration, and mind-body exercises. A free monthly meeting will continue after completion of the class to support your use of Ayurveda. This small group class will meet on Wednesdays from March 2nd to May 4th from 9 am to noon."
Mary Michaud, RN, FNP, Herbalist
Herbal Clinical Instructor
313 Second Street SE, Suite 211
Charlottesville, VA 22902
http://www.be-herbal.com/

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Keesha Ewers, ARNP, MS, Fern Life Center:"Fern Life Center offers you a life-transforming journey into wellness through balance. Learn how the integration of the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and modern Western, and Functional Medical science can assist you in restoring health, finding balance in your life, and nurturing mind, body, and soul. Discover how you can be healed with the help of top-notch medical care, and also rejuvenated through relaxing body work, aromatic oils, age-reversing skin care, nourishing foods, and meditation. Listen to our daily radio show, Healthy You! Radio, and get inspiration and education; all designed to empower you to heal you. We welcome you to begin your path into health and wholeness. Most of our services are covered by major insurance providers. To get started, call 425-391-3376 to make an appointment, or check out our Medical Services, Spa Services, or Class Schedule. A free Introduction to our weight-loss program is also offered monthly."
Fern Life Center
410 Newport Way NW Suite B
Issaquah, WA 98027
phone: 425.391.3376/ 877.391.3376
fax: 425.391.3378
Radio Broadcast: Healthy You!Radio Network: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/keeshaewers
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/keeshaewers
Youtube.com Channel: http://www.youtube.com/fernlifecenter
http://www.fernlifecenter.com/

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Marcia Meredith, RN, NP, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner:"Marcia Meredith has been a registered nurse for 31 years and a nurse practitioner since 2002. She is a 2006 graduate of the two-year program at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a grateful student of Dr. Vasant Lad. She has also studied with Swamini Mayatitananda (formerly Bri. Maya Tiwari) of the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda for 8 years. She is grateful to Alakananda Ma of Alandi Ashram in Boulder, Colorado for her wisdom and teachings. Marcia offers Ayurvedic health consultations, at two locations - at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, the integrative medicine outpatient clinic at Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus, and at the new Surya Ayurveda Wellness Center. At the clinic, she offers integrative nurse practitioner/Ayurvedic consultations that are covered by insurance in most cases. The Surya Ayurveda practice includes Ayurvedic consultations as well as Ayurvedic treatments, and introduction to Ayurveda classes (see next page). Marcia has a deep passion for Ayurveda with its gentle, natural medicine approach."
Surya Ayurveda Practice
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Business phone: 651-503-0471
marcia@suryaayurveda.com
http://www.healththruayurveda.com/

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Pamela Egan, FNP-C, CDE, Board-Certified Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner:"Pamela Egan, FNP-C, CDE is a board-certified adult and family nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator and health columnist at Northshore Living Magazine. Pam has completed a fellowship in Anti-Aging and functional medicine through A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine)."
Wellness & Anti-Aging Clinic
1116 W. 21'st Ave.
Covington, Louisiana 70433
Phone: (985) 892-3031
Fax: (985) 892-9504
Email: info@pamelaegan.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/pamela-egan/10/684/842
http://www.pamelaegan.com/

Category: Certified Diabetic Educators (CDE), Certified Family Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner NP Owned Businesses, Nurse Practitioners, Wellness Educators

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HealthcareJobsite.com:"HealthcareJobsite.com is dedicated to professionals working in the healthcare field. Search our continuously updated database of healthcare job postings, post your resume, and connect with top employers in the healthcare & medical industry. Get started now and land your ideal healthcare job today!"
http://www.healthcarejobsite.com/

Category: Nursing Jobhunting Search Engines/Resources

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Christian Nursing, Nurses:"Our vocation of Nursing leads us to share in some of the most beautiful and profound mysteries of life. We join all nurses in their efforts to bring safe, competent and compassionate care to our patients. We thank you for the many contributions to Nursing. There are many wonderful Nursing Organizations with dedicated leaders; each has something special to offer its members."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/christian

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25 prayers for nurses:"We pulled from many traditions to give you prayers that we hope will work for any nurse of faith. Find a prayer that's helpful to you today from the list below. And please, share a prayer from your own life in the comments."
http://scrubsmag.com/prayers-for-nurses/

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Nurse Entrepreneurs: Start your Journey in becoming a great Nurse Entrepreneur, Articlesphere.com:"Who would not want to have a privilege of becoming your own boss? This would include those in nursing career. Now, if you are one of those experience nurses and look forward to venture into entrepreneurship, just look closely into the practice of your nursing career and you will soon see opportunities that you can attack so as to become a successful entrepreneur. Think positively as the world of nursing is filled with lessons which you can always take the benefit of it. Understand the needs by the community as well the growth of this kind of business that you can grow with. First, in order to be one great nurse entrepreneur, you must have a passion. Find your real passion. Turn this passion into your business venture. It is not wrong if you want to get older in hospitals while taking care of the patients in the most critical conditions. After some years of employment experience in the hospital, most nurses are geared towards some more serious focus other than caring for their patients."
http://www.articlesphere.com/Article/Nurse-Entrepreneurs--Start-your-Journey-in-becoming-a-great-Nurse-Entrepreneur/59026

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Kind Coupons.org:"Kind Coupons.org donates 50% of all profits to charity! So, not only will you be saving money by leveraging our coupons, but also you'll be helping charities in need. Check out the "About Us" section for additional info and to learn how you can nominate your favorite charity."
http://kindcoupons.org/

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Venoscope, LLC:"Venoscope, LLC has been the leader in utilizing LED technology for transillumination since 1989. It holds patents for its Venoscope® pediatric and adult transilluminator as well as patents for its Neonatal Transilluminator, both utilizing LED technology. The Venoscope® isproducts have FDA 510k premarket approval. Venoscope, LLC company and sales distribution offices are located in Lafayette, LA. Our friendly staff stands ready to answer any questions you may have as. We will conduct an In-Service over the phone if you desire to prove how easy it is to learn and use. "
Phone (800)284-7655 or (337)234-8993 FAX (337)268-4080
e-mail: info@venoscope.com
Physical Address: 1018 Harding St., Suite 104 Lafayette, LA 70503
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 52703 Lafayette, LA 70505-2703
http://www.venoscope.com

Category: Intravenous Therapy, IV Nursinghttp://www.intravenousnursing.com
Louisiana Nursing, Medical Equipment, Durable Goods

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Bare Bones Biz Planning:"Bare Bones Biz Planning helps you get focused...and profitable! Expanding peace, prosperity and freedom through extraordinary business!"
Blog: http://barebonesbiz.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barebonesbiz
http://www.barebonesbiz.com/

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Stephanie Borgmann, RN, BeachBodyCoach.com:"Hi, I'm Stephanie. I just graduated from nursing school, and am currently working as a RN. I have recently become a beachbody coach. I love helping people, and would love to help you get started on your journey to better health!"
(815) 297-2287
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stephborgmann
Wordpress: http://sborgmann.wordpress.com/
http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/SBORGMANN

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Stephanie Borgmann, Wordpress.com:"Hi, I'm Stephanie. I just graduated from nursing school, and am currently working as a RN. I have recently become a beachbody coach. I love helping people, and would love to help you get started on your journey to better health!"
http://sborgmann.wordpress.com/

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Stephborgmann, Twitter.com:"Bio I'm a RN and also a beachbody coach. Check me out at www.beachbodycoach.com/SBORGMANN"
http://twitter.com/stephborgmann

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Victoria Powell, RN, CCM, LNCC, CNLCP, CLCP, MSCC, CEASII, VP Medical:"VP Medical was established to provide comprehensive, focused and affordable medical management and legal nurse assistance for employees, attorneys and individuals with complex medical concerns. Our goal is to facilitate medical care for individuals with illness or disability. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you with your medically related concerns."
Victoria Powell, RN, CCM, LNCC, CNLCP, CLCP, MSCC, CEASII
VP Medical Consulting, LLC.
1201 Military Road, Ste. 2 Box 214
Benton, AR 72015
Phone: 501 778-3378
Fax: 501 315-3378
Email: info@VP-Medical.com
http://vp-medical.com/

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How We Got Started, Sarah Cruz, RN, Little Boots Publishing, Rhode Island (RI) Nursing Entrepreneurs:"By some twist of fate, my nursing career has been taken into a new and exciting direction...writing and illustrating storybooks for children. Three years ago our daughter became a burn injury statistic. She sustained a preventable second-degree burn to her hand just a few days before her first birthday that has since healed. Each year too many children are severely burned by various kitchen appliances or by hot foods prepared in the kitchen. The United States has one of the highest rates of burn injury with the peak incidence occurring among children 1 to 5 years of age."
For more information, please contact:

Sarah Cruz, R.N.
Little Boots Publishing
P.O. Box 3110
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone/Fax: 508-639-9405
Email: Sarah@littlebootspublishing.com
Website: www.littlebootspublishing.com, or call (401)-475-5852.

http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/boots/

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ITPtSafetyRN, Toni King, Kentucky:"Bio IT Patient Safety Analyst, RN, caring, and compassionate health care professional, doing my part to make the world a better place by spreading JOY."
http://twitter.com/ITPtSafetyRN

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PT Perspective: Heart Disease in Women - Overshadowed and Understated, By: Son Trinh, DPT, Putmebacktogether.com:"It's good to be informed. As PTs, I'd add that it's our responsibility to inform ourselves then to pass on the information to patients. I've come across many women, patients, and co-workers who recognize the dangers of breast cancer and the necessity of research to cure it. Clearly, breast cancer is serious business and the stats are grim. The lifetime prevalence: 1 in 8; number of deaths per year: 40,000. But consider this. Lung cancer claims 70,000 women a year which is more than breast, ovarian and uterine cancers combined. Of those diagnosed with lung cancer, only 1 in 8 survives. The public consciousness seems misinformed on this."
http://www.putmebacktogether.com/

Category: http://www.nursefriendly.com/cancer/ or http://www.nursefriendly.com/oncology/
Cardiac, http://www.nursefriendly.com/cardiac/
Mortality, Morbidity, Comorbidity, Causes of Death, http://www.legalnursingconsultant.com/mortality
Physical Therapy, http://www.legalnursingconsultant.com/pt

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Legal Consulting by Nurses, By Joy Collins, RN, BSBA, CLNC, LNCC, Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.:"Nurses have been assisting attorneys with their medically related cases for far longer than is generally realized. It is only lately that the sub-specialty of legal nurse consulting has become a recognized field of nursing that the media has thrust into the mainstream. As far back as the 1980s (and probably earlier), nurses and other medical professionals were assisting the legal world to arrive at a fair settlement by moving through the quagmire of medical records and jargon that we nurses take for granted."
Wild Iris Medical Education
PO Box 257 Comptche, CA 95427
(707) 937-0518 ph (707) 937-2546 fax nurses@nursingceu.com
http://www.nursingceu.com/courses/244/index_nceu.html

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easyNCLEX.com:"At easyNCLEX.com, we know that preparing to take the nclex exam, or even considering taking it, can be a stressful exprerience. For this reason, we created this site to help ease the process, making it easy for you to understand the test and prep yourself to pass it. To make it even easier on you, we offer high quality test practice that is simple to use but at the same time effective. Since the NCLEX is given by computer, our NCLEX practice is designed with the interactive format to help you get used to taking the real exam."
Address:
1581 Route 202 Suite 143
Pomona NY USA, 10970
Phone: (845) 521-7553
info@easynclex.com
http://www.easynclex.com/

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Greater Pittsburgh Medical Legal Consulting, Dennis Collins, RN, MSN, MBA:"My mission is to provide assistance to attorneys, insurance companies, and other interested parties in understanding the medical facts and issues as they relate to a particular case or medical claim."
E-Mail: dcoll90462@aol.com
10050 Central Ave.
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
724-989-6297
http://greaterpghmedicallegal.com/

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Do experienced nurses really eat their young? Scrubsmag.com:"I have lots and lots of opinions on this issue, having graduated a few years ago and having served as a preceptor to new RNs frequently. As a nurse, we should all strive to eradicate the adage about experienced nurses "eating their young" because we were all there at one point. Most hospitals have orientation periods for new graduates that concentrate on pairing the new nurse with more experienced nurses for days to months at a time before they are left to care for patients on their own. As a nurse alongside a new nurse- even if you are not directly precepting them- be sure to seek them out for unusual procedures that may be done on the floor so they can watch. This will only benefit the floor in the long run."
Scrubs Magazine
Attn: Amy Rappeport
702 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
hello@scrubsmag.com
http://scrubsmag.com/do-experienced-nurses-really-eat-their-young/

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Jesse Kesler RN, MSN, The Travel Nurse, Travel Nurse Links:"This site is designed to give you the facts about being a travel nurse. What the requirements are, what characteristics are needed, benefits , and what to expect from your experience. You will also find a page describing the different types of travel nurse jobs that exist. Of course, its also a site about nurses and nursing so if I digress occasionally into nursing but I don't travel I hope you bear with me."
Alphatraveler AKA Jesse Kesler RN, MSN
P.O. Box 340582
San Antonio TX 78234
http://www.the-travel-nurse.com/travel-nurse-links.html

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Health reform will bring need for more nurses in Oklahoma, December 2, 2010:"More Oklahomans could soon hear: "The nurse will see you now." The prescription for hospitals and doctors' offices, which will get even busier as health care reform brings millions more people to their doorsteps, may be highly trained nurses with greater authority. Those nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and be full partners with doctors as health care reform collides with an aging population and a reduction in primary care doctors, according to the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."
http://newsok.com/health-reform-will-bring-need-for-more-nurses/article/3519779

Category: Health Care Reform, http://www.nursefriendly.com/reform
Nursing Newstories, Current Events in Nursing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/news/
Nursing Profession, http://www.nursefriendly.com/profession
Nursing Shortage, Oklahoma State, Short Staffing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/shortage/

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Jobs, Jobhunting, Career Resources, Interviews, Interviewing Tips:
http://www.nursefriendly.com/interviews

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Making Sense of Alphabet Soup, Resource Nurse:"Nursing initials explained. Ever wonder what a colleague's initials meant when reading a chart or squinting at their name badge? Select the first letter of the initial below."
Kelli Rosenthal, MS, RN,BC, CRNI, ANP, APRN,BC
Resource Nurse
http://www.resourcenurse.com/alphabet_soup.html

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American Academy of Nursing:"The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Every day across America, the Academy and its members create and execute knowledge-driven and policy-related initiatives to drive reform of America's health care system. AAN's 1,500 members - known as Fellows - are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary nursing careers and are among the nation's most highly-educated citizens; more than 80 percent hold doctoral degrees, and the rest have completed masters programs. Sixty-four percent of the Fellowship work in academic settings, 30 percent work in service and practice settings, and about 3 percent work in state and federal government agencies."
American Academy of Nursing
1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 777-1170
Fax: (202) 777-0107
Email: info@aannet.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AAN_Nursing
http://www.aannet.org

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Carolyn Newstrom, RN, @LuvenRN Santa Barbara, California:"RN; Photog; Grant coordinator for South Coast A.D.N. programs. Interested in learning from the past and from the present in order to create a better future!"
http://ca-hwi.org/
http://twitter.com/#!/LuvenRN

Twitter Nurses, http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/twitter/

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Mosby's Nursing:"Bio Mosby's Nursing Suite is an online resource that gives everyone in your organization the confidence they need to consistently provide optimal patient care."
Web http://confidenceconnected.com/
http://twitter.com/MosbysNursing

Twitter Nurses, http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/twitter/

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Kristie Chapman, RN, RNAdvocate:"Kristie Chapman is a Registered Nurse, Independent Legal Nurse Consultant and healthcare policy advocate from Charlotte, North Carolina. In March 2009, she was awarded a grant from ONS for the Nurse In Washington Internship, receiving training on healthcare policy advocacy and meeting with members of the House and Senate to discuss current healthcare issues. She is active in the Mecklenburg County Young Republicans, the NC Federation of Republican Women, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, and "CAUTION", a grassroots group in Charlotte whose mission is to inspire, educate, and unite citizens to take an active role in their communities to preserve our Constitutional freedoms. Kristie has spoken at conservative events including the Charlotte Tax Day Tea Party, Patients First Bus Rally with Americans for Prosperity and the Healthcare Reform Town-Hall Meeting in Charlotte sponsored by the Charlotte City Council At-Large campaigns of Tariq Scott Bokhari and Matthew Ridenhour. Kristie is currently working with the Corey Thompson for Mecklenburg County Commission At-Large Campaign and continues to teach healthcare policy advocacy seminars in the Charlotte-metro area."
Blogger Profile: http://www.blogger.com/profile/17049375403872745293 http://rnadvocate.blogspot.com/

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Gynecology Nursing Womens Health Nurses, Specialty Nursing, Specialized Nurses:
http://www.nursefriendly.com/gynecology

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Gynecology, ScienceDaily:"ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's most popular science news web sites. Since starting in 1995, the award-winning site has earned the loyalty of students, researchers, healthcare professionals, government agencies, educators and the general public around the world. Now with more than 3 million monthly visitors, ScienceDaily generates nearly 15 million page views a month and is steadily growing in its global audience."
ScienceDaily
1 Research Court
Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel/Fax: (240) 454-9600
Dan Hogan, Editor editor@sciencedaily.com
http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/health_medicine/gynecology/

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Liz Buddenhagen - Principal, Buddenhagen & Associates:"Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC, reviews OB/GYN cases. Buddenhagen has recent experience working clinically on a gynecology and urology medical surgical hospital unit. Patient populations included women with ectopic pregnancies, threatened abortions, fetal demise, pregnant women with kidney stones and other medical surgical issues, vaginal and abdominal hysterectomies, pregnant women with hyperemesis, pelvic inflammatory disease and many other OB/GYN issues that required working with the labor and delivery, neonatal ICU and maternity or family care units as well as the emergency room, operating room and post anesthesia recovery.
In the past Buddenhagen has worked in a neonatal intensive care (NICU) providing direct care to neonates and their families, attending high risk vaginal deliveries and C-sections to include care of the infant and coordination with the labor and delivery and maternity/family care nurses and doctors."
Buddenhagen & Associates, Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant
Phone: 770-725-2997 - Email: Liz@BuddenhagenLNC.com
Fax: 770-725-4037
112 Woodbrook Avenue, Bogart, Georgia 30622-1538
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Liz-Buddenhagen/1631605011
LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/liz-buddenhagen/10/22b/505
Wordpress Blog: http://atlantalegalnurseconsultant.wordpress.com/
http://www.legal-nurse-consultant-lnc.com/

Category: Facebook.com Nurses, Social Networks, Social Media, http://www.nursingdiscussions.com/facebook/

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Photography, Photographers, Photographing, Picture Taking:"Photography is the process, activity and art of creating still or moving pictures by recording radiation on a radiation-sensitive medium, such as a photographic film, or an electronic sensor."
http://www.nursefriendly.com/photography

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Joe Flores, RN, MSN, CCRN, FNP, JD, Flores Law Firm:"The Flores Law Firm handles both state and federal cases in the Lone Star State and Mr. Flores is also admittted to practice before the 5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. Mr. Flores has tried cases involving criminal, civil and administrative law issues in his legal career with favorable outcomes. Although every case is different and there are no guarantees of outcome, every effort is made to provide the very best representation. Mr. Flores also reviews cases for merit involving medical malpractice, products liabiilty and employment and consumer law."< br> 500 N. Water St., Ste. 515< br> Corpus Christi, TX 78478< br> Office: (361) 887-8670< br> Fax: (361) 887-8651< br> (888) 259-5721< br> Articles: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1027541593
South Texas Crossfire (Youtube): http://www.floreslawfirm.com/

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Jennifer A. Grisso, RN BSN LNC, GrissoMedLegal:"Experienced RN with recent experience in most areas including: Telemetry, Cardiac, CCU, Stepdown, MedSurg, ER, ICU, Ambulatory, Telephonic Triage, Telephonic Disease Management. We bridge the legal and medical world. We are involved in any type of litigation that involves injury or illness, to save you time and money on the medical record, research, chronology. Also we help you prepare for depositions, mediation, or trial, all at a lower cost than other medical professionals."
Jennifer A. Grisso, RN BSN LNC
GrissoMedLegal
8640 Springfield
Skokie, IL, 60076
Phone: 847-204-2084
Email: Jennifer@grissoinc.com
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferagrisso
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Grissomedlegal
http://grissomedlegal.com/

Categories: Coronary Care Unit (CCU) Nurses, Cardiac Intensive Nursing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/ccu/

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Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, Nurse Keith Coaching, New Mexico Nurse Entrepeneurs, Nurse Coaches:" Nurse Keith Coaching provides professional coaching servicesfor nurses and nursing students. My services include health and wellnesscoaching, work-life balance, burnout prevention, burnout recovery, careercoaching, and life coaching. The majority of my coaching sessions are conductedvia telephone and Skype, although some face-to-face sessions are possible forclients living in Northern New Mexico. The development of workshops andwebinars is currently in process."
2300 West Alameda, D7
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Blogs:Digital Doorway: http://digitaldoorway.blogspot.com
E-mail Address: nursekeith@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NurseKeithCoaching
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10264609&trk=tab_pro
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/nursekeith
Homepage: http://nursekeith.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/carlson

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NursesPTO:"All of us need more time in our lives, but pesky things like working can get in the way. NursesPTO was started to give nurses as well as any other interested people a chance to explore new avenues for income to give you back time for family, hobbies and even mindless TV. We can be silly and irreverent, but have all experienced new career paths which have lead to financial freedom. Join us on this journey and give us your input!"
http://nursespto.com/

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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Nursing Endeavors!:"Here we will share our day to day endeavors starting from the four corners of our home up to our encounters in the hospital as a nurse; and tasks in the Internet as a full time freelancer. Life has lots of challenges and trials. We must be strong and go with the flow. So take time and read through our endeavors in nursing, in our lives, and in the world of Internet freelancing."
http://nursingendeavors.co.cc/

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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A grumpyRN:"I am a middle aged Nurse Practitioner who has worked in the NHS for over a quarter of a century. If you think you recognise anyone in the posts - you dont, no, really, you dont. All names have been changed to protect the guilty as God is expected to take care of the innocent as a matter of course. I have no wish to be sacked for breaking patient confidentiality. Any opinions expressed here are completely my own and bear no resemblance to NHS policy or procedures and in some cases they will bear no resemblance to sanity."
http://grumpyrn.blogspot.com/

Categories: British (UK) Nursing, http://www.4nursing.com/uk
Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nursing, http://www.nursefriendly.com/np/
Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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DukeNP99, Jan DeBell Daniel:"I am a self-employed Family Nurse Practitioner. I own Stokesdale Family Care which is a health clinic that provides care to all ages. I am divorced and have 4 children, ages 23, 21, 16 and 14. I have a great friend, Mickey, who is my number one fan, cheerleader, supporter and advocate."
Blogger: http://www.blogger.com/profile/03272618603942498963
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dookfnp
http://dukenp99.blogspot.com/

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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Emergiblog.com, The Life & Times of an ER Nurse:"My name is Kim McAllister, and I'm a registered nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I graduated in 1978 with my ADN and have been a nurse for 32 years.; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, but I also worked in Psychiatry and did pediatric telephone triage. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine."
er_kim@emergiblog.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Emergiblog/
http://www.emergiblog.com/

California Nurses, http://www.nursefriendly.com/california/
Emergency Department, http://www.nursefriendly.com/emergency/

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madness: tales of an emergency room nurse:"This is tricky. The doctor was very uncertain about whether he could do this, never having done it before. There was a tension in the ER prior to procedure that was palpable. We all held our breath as he entered the room, alligator forceps in hand and performed a QTIPectomy. Yes someone got a qtip stuck in their ear and came to the ER to have it removed. Not only did they come to the ER, but they called 911 to bring them to the ER."
http://emergency-room-nurse.blogspot.com/

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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Nurse Practitioner Bloggers:"Bloggers with an occupation of Family Nurse Practitioner."
http://www.blogger.com/profile-find.g?t=o&q=Family+Nurse+Practitioner

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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Nurse Practitioner Business Owners blog, Barbara C. Phillips, MN, NP:"Nurse Practitioner Business Owners blog (NPBusiness.ORG) is an idea that was born out the need and frustration for Nurse Practitioners in private, independent practice to be able to connect, share resources, offer support, and learn from one another. It goes beyond that day to day support we give and receive from one another around our professional practice…this goes into the business of being a NP. NPs who have their own practices are breaking the mold for NPs in general as most are still in employed situations (out of preference or necessity). There are also NPs who have broken the "private practice mold" and are working in and outside areas of health care that are new and exciting. NPs have businesses in the educational field, legal field, insurance field, anti-aging field, retail and more."
NP Choice, LLC
1018 E. Wishkah, #216
Aberdeen, WA 98520
PHONE: 1-800-560-6473
http://www.nursepractitionerbusinessowner.com

http://npbusiness.org

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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Nurse Ratched's Place:"There has been a lot of chatter in the blogosphere about medical bloggers and HIPAA regulations so let me make this very clear: I write composite stories about many different people that I've cared for over the years."
http://www.nurseratchedsplace.com/

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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Nursing Endeavors!:"Here we will share our day to day endeavors starting from the four corners of our home up to our encounters in the hospital as a nurse; and tasks in the Internet as a full time freelancer. Life has lots of challenges and trials. We must be strong and go with the flow. So take time and read through our endeavors in nursing, in our lives, and in the world of Internet freelancing."
http://nursingendeavors.co.cc/

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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The Nurse Practitioner's Place:"A nurse practitioner blog/website. Information relevant to nurse practitioner practice. Links to other nurse practitioner, nurse, and medical professional sites."
http://arnp.blogspot.com/

Nursing Blogs, Nurse Bloggers, http://www.nursefriendly.com/blogs

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Infectious Diseases, Smallpox, Vaccinations, Infection Control, Direct Patient Care Resources:"Smallpox is a serious, contagious, and sometimes fatal infectious disease. There is no specific treatment for smallpox disease, and the only prevention is vaccination. The name smallpox is derived from the Latin word for "spotted" and refers to the raised bumps that appear on the face and body of an infected person."
http://www.4nursing.com/smallpox

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Last Will and Testament, Making A Will, Legal Resouces, End of Life Decisions:
http://www.legalnursing.consultant.org/will

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Hepsera, Adefovir Dipivoxil, Hepatitis B, Antivirals, Viral Medications:"Hepsera (adefovir dipivoxil) was approved by the FDA in September 2002 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with evidence of active viral replication and either evidence of persistent elevations in serum aminotransferases (ALT or AST) or histologically active disease.
http://www.prescriptionforviagra.com/hepsera

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Quality Assurance Nurse Consultants, Nurse-Owned Businesses, Nurse Entrepreneur:
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/quality

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