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Medication Underuse, comment

June 7, 2013

It is so difficult, we want the medication that will make us better but then sometimes we can’t afford it.  It would be great if there was a way to utilize extra drug coverage if you needed it. Again, I think the answers are going to be found at the local level and also with creative healthcare informatics and pharmacology problem solving.

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Medication Underuse, comment

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Community Health and Public Nursing

May 24, 2013

It is great to hear hard work actually pays off. Nursing school is very challenging and should be. We take care of patients, and the patients trust us with everything we do. We should make them feel as comfortable and confident that we all do out job correctly and that we as well feel confident in the work we do.

Community health and public nursing (December 5, 2011) Health care informatics [Blog Post] Retrieved from https://healthcare-informatics-resources.com/2011/12/05/community-health-and-public-health-nursing/

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Whitney Houston Cause of Death, comment

April 3, 2012

RE: Whitney Houston Cause of Death

May I point out an observation and some healthcare statistics. It is a known fact that women receive less care and treatment than men for the same coronary artery diseases. As this fact becomes more well known, hopefully women will receive the proper treatment they deserve.

Women must seek heart care and treatment. They must not think that heart problems only occur in men. They must not push themselves into becoming ill as the men.

Whitney Houston, we miss you. May you rest in peace.

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Community Health and Public Health Nursing

December 5, 2011

I progressed in the program Community and Public Health Nursing, I could understand the significance of relating the total package including healthcare informatics. Each and every component is vital to the Community Health Nurse. During the last module I was able to finally connect it altogether. From patient education to physical assessment I am now prepared to use the tools and relate them in the CPHN perspective. This course has been challenging to complete when you work full time and are not in a structured environment, however I am extremely proud to be nearing the finish line and am competent to now work as a Community Health Nurse.

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Nutrition Web Resources for the School Age Child, comment

November 15, 2010

These websites are great! We have to remember that the generation viewing these websites are very computer “savvy” and pay attention to the information provided. As parents we need to look at the site and make sure it is suitable for our children. Our school nurses and pediatricians in my state also provided good nutrition information. The best education starts at home!

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April 23, 2009
Title: Nutrition Web Resources for the School Age Child
Nutritional web sites; what a wonderful resource for parents to have at their fingertips. Sites such as HealthLinks (http://www.healthlink.com), and keepkidshealthly (http:www.keepkidshealthy.com) provide useful information on topics such as healthy snacks, slim down plans, food pyramids and daily intake needs based upon the child’s age. Health Promotion (2006) states: “with more school age children accessing the Internet, child-friendly sites(noted above), may help children focus on ways to improve their nutrition and avoid obesity”. This has merit, however, the sites listed in the text are not kid-friendly web sites, rather they are geared toward adult reading levels and comprehension. I endorse kid friendly sites; sites where children can explore on their own the basics of nutrition, its impact on their health, and healthy food choices, all in a fun and engaging method. However, these sites are limited on the web, with the majority of information geared towards the adult population. This would be a great undertaking for a pediatric dietitian to create, as the need exists.

Stress and workload, comment

December 28, 2009

I also agree with both the original poster and the commentor regarding the stress of completing our nursing degrees and dealing with life in general. I also have a full time job where I travel around the country. I find that our textbooks are too heavy to take on the road so most times, I leave it at home and do my work on the weekends. My family responsibilities have changed as my children have completed their educations and now I feel that I must complete my own education. I am taking the degree completion RN program and find that when I have time to study and read, it is very enjoyable. I do feel stressed during my tests but that was like that 30 years ago in my diploma nursing program. I read that "A state of stress turns on the stress response mechanism" in Thibodeau’s Anatomy and Physiology. Our body helps us respond to stress and usually that works for me. I know that I will feel a lot less stressed when I finish my current class and then my Capstone class. I really feel that I have increased my knowledge and enjoyed learning "again" so much that I learned so many years ago. I think that we will all be better nurses due to this online learning. We should all be so proud of ourselves for pushing through our "stress" and making graduation happen!

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June 15, 2009
Title: Stress and workload
I thought it was appropriate to discuss stress because that’s exactly what I am feeling about my degree program. It does feature online interaction and computer use. The purpose of my degree program was to prepare myself on how to be a better Community Health Nurse; I did not think it was to send time on academic work. I went to bed last night feeling very stressed. My workday is already 9 hours long and by the time I get to my computer at night I am already tired and stressed. What am I going to do about it? I don’t know. I am sure I am not the only one feeling this way. Many Nurses are already feeling the strain of work, family, education etc. I graduated from Nursing in 1982 at the ripe age of 19; it was a 3-year diploma program. Now it’s all about the degree and it is becoming increasingly difficult for diploma nurses to move forward in their career. With the national nursing shortage one would think the government would concentrate on more effective ways for diploma nurses to bridge over to their degree. I can’t afford to take 2 years off to go back to school and taking a course at a time I will be ready to retire by the time I get my degree.

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Stress and workload, comment

October 7, 2009

My upcoming workload is a bit overwhelming, during the next two months, with out the added stress of my online course. Although I only have to complete Advanced Anatomy, Physiology, and my Capstone project, I truly feel no end in site or even worse, the fact that I may not pass my A&P. I now feel that I must register for my last course when I am about to start my second half of this course, just to finish prior the end of November. This is because hopefully I can relax and enjoy the holidays with my family and be done by the deadline of the end of the year. Each day I work to do the best job an educator can do, and try to accomplish each of my tasks in a rather timely fashion, but in nursing, there are always speed bumps in the road to prevent you from getting out on time, which is usually around 4-5pm. I can function pretty well with my computer but I am having quite a bit of trouble at times accessing the Evolve website. I really do not have the time to call tech support as that usually means an entire evening is wasted trying to solve a computer problem. When I finally can get on, it is either to take a quiz, or submit my forum post. Taking a quiz. (Alternatively, mid-term or final) is extremely stressful to me. Not only do I generally freeze up during quizzes or tests, but also, there is a little clock in the right hand corner, quietly ticking down the time left before my test should be complete. In addition, if that is not enough stress on my plate, every now and then, a small box appears in the center of my test questions, letting me know exactly how many minutes I have left. This, I do not need on top of my already high anxiety level. I talk frequently to a few of my fellow clinicians that are in the same boat as I, trying to obtain their BS in Nursing before the end of the year and they are stressed to the max. With both the flu epidemics fast approaching, we all wonder what kind of condition we all will be in by the time we are done. We will all push on to do our jobs, do our homework, complete our quizzes and hopefully finish in time to meet our dead lines.

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July 15, 2009
Title: Stress and workload
Stress and workload; I thought it was appropriate to discuss stress because that’s exactly what I am feeling about my degree program. It does feature online interaction and computer use. The purpose of my degree program was to prepare myself on how to be a better Community Health Nurse; I did not think it was to send time on academic work. I went to bed last night feeling very stressed. My workday is already 9 hours long and by the time I get to my computer at night I am already tired and stressed. What am I going to do about it? I don’t know. I am sure I am not the only one feeling this way. Many Nurses are already feeling the strain of work, family, education etc. I graduated from Nursing in 1982 at the ripe age of 19; it was a 3-year diploma program. Now it’s all about the degree and it is becoming increasingly difficult for diploma nurses to move forward in their career. With the national nursing shortage one would think the government would concentrate on more effective ways for diploma nurses to bridge over to their degree. I can’t afford to take 2 years off to go back to school and taking a course at a time I will be ready to retire by the time I get my degree.

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Healthcare informatics

August 20, 2009

Rapid advances in information technology, electronic media offer many opportunities to provide health related information to the public. Computer technology is enabling healthcare professionals and patients to determine their needs more then ever. Web sites provide access to a wealth of health information so providers and patients can make informed decisions. In my effort to understand the relationship on informatics to public health, I now realize the importance of using this technology to develop new tools for individualized care and health promotion.

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Stress and workload, comment

July 31, 2009

You are not alone….working full time, family responsibilities, and going to school is stressful. I have heard people comment when I say I am taking online classes "well that is different". But online classes are not any less stressful than going to campus. It takes alot of discipline and organizational skills to take online classes. We all know the effects of stress on our body and health. Focusing on the big picture and your overall goals, will help keep you focused. I found allowing time to your self each day even if its only 30 minute of going outside, or riding my bike, brings my stress level down. Take advantage of the new education opportunities, I feel it is very important for nurses to complete there BSN.

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June 15, 2009
Title: Stress and workload
Stress and workload; I thought it was appropriate to discuss stress because that’s exactly what I am feeling about my degree program. It does feature online interaction and computer use. The purpose of my degree program was to prepare myself on how to be a better Community Health Nurse; I did not think it was to send time on academic work. I went to bed last night feeling very stressed. My workday is already 9 hours long and by the time I get to my computer at night I am already tired and stressed. What am I going to do about it? I don’t know. I am sure I am not the only one feeling this way. Many Nurses are already feeling the strain of work, family, education etc. I graduated from Nursing in 1982 at the ripe age of 19; it was a 3-year diploma program. Now it’s all about the degree and it is becoming increasingly difficult for diploma nurses to move forward in their career. With the national nursing shortage one would think the government would concentrate on more effective ways for diploma nurses to bridge over to their degree. I can’t afford to take 2 years off to go back to school and taking a course at a time I will be ready to retire by the time I get my degree.

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Nursing Education – Stress and Workload, comment

July 7, 2009

I thought it was appropriate to discuss stress because that is exactly what I am feeling about my degree program. It does feature online interaction and computer use. The purpose of my degree program was to prepare myself on how to be a better Community Health Nurse; I did not think it was to spend time on academic work. I went to bed last night feeling very stressed. My workday is already 9 hours long and by the time I get to my computer at night I am already tired and stressed. What am I going to do about it? I do not know. I am sure I am not the only one feeling this way. Many Nurses are already feeling the strain of work, family, education etc. I graduated from Nursing in 1982 at the ripe age of 19; it was a 3-year diploma program. Now it is all about the degree and it is becoming increasingly difficult for diploma nurses to move forward in their career. With the national nursing shortage, one would think the government would concentrate on more effective ways for diploma nurses to bridge over to their degree. I cannot afford to take 2 years off to go back to school and taking a course at a time I will be ready to retire by the time I get my degree. To the poster of July 3, 2009 first of all I feel your frustration, but the fact is that it is the nursing organizations that are at blame for this need for additional education not the government. As I am sure that you have found by now, taking classes online require a great deal of discipline and initiative. As with anything else in your life you deem important, time has to be made for it. I know making time in an already full life is going to be very difficult, but you have to weigh what’s more important to you right now, family and work or school. Once that question is answered, you will find a way to make it work.

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June 15, 2009
Title; Stress and Workload
I thought it was appropriate to discuss stress because that’s exactly what I am feeling about my degree program. It does feature online interaction and computer use. The purpose of my degree program was to prepare myself on how to be a better Community Health Nurse; I did not think it was to send time on academic work. I went to bed last night feeling very stressed. My workday is already 9 hours long and by the time I get to my computer at night I am already tired and stressed. What am I going to do about it? I don’t know. I am sure I am not the only one feeling this way. Many Nurses are already feeling the strain of work, family, education etc. I graduated from Nursing in 1982 at the ripe age of 19; it was a 3-year diploma program. Now it’s all about the degree and it is becoming increasingly difficult for diploma nurses to move forward in their career. With the national nursing shortage one would think the government would concentrate on more effective ways for diploma nurses to bridge over to their degree. I can’t afford to take 2 years off to go back to school and taking a course at a time I will be ready to retire by the time I get my degree.

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