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If I could have, I would have … The Caring Children Program

In 1990 and 1991 two nurses from Cleveland, Ohio  health systems founded programs that taught children several levels of health in the elementary school setting. The  “Caring Children Program was taught in the classroom and other community settings as a team effort with nurses and children. Teaching focused on preventive health, education and understanding through hands-on skills and active participation. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Was it the Initial Traumatic Brain Injury? Or Was it the Untreated Subarachnoid Hemorrhage After TBI that Caused 2 Decades of Problems?

Have you trusted your healthcare providers with your life? Who do you trust with your life? Maybe you did not receive the care you felt you deserve.  Or maybe you received superb care.  Did you know what to expect if things in your life took a drastic change and you relied on their help?   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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What Happened When My Life Was Turned Upside Down After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

How was I going to get through the holidays with this new worsening of symptoms from traumatic brain injury? I could not tolerate noise, lights, conversations, and just the simple things in daily life.  By the middle of December my headaches were getting worse, if that were even possible!  My vision was darkening. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Leaving the Twilight Zone … So I thought! after a closed head injury

If you look okay you are expected to be working!

It was time to get back to work following a closed head injury.  I thought everything was going well and my simple concussion was resolved.  Oh, if I only knew what was yet to come.  So by Monday November 4, 1991 and 5 days later I was ready to return to work.  After all a few days have passed since I was hit in the head and certainly there should not be any reason to keep me from working. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Nurses Often Silent About Workplace Violence

Nurses must listen and see why under reporting and lack of change will continue!  Why numbers are not accurate for violence against nurses.   Article and video includes Australian study with focus on American Nurses and applicable to all nurses.

 

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A Journey into Darkness … From Nurse to Patient.Traumatic brain injury

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Nurses work with violent patients every day.  Their safety is compromised by combative patient’s and families.  Safety is always a priority for patients, but rarely is safety acknowledged for the nurses themselves.  Or at least it does not appear that way behind closed doors.  They are exceedingly exposed to abuse within the healthcare system, but yet expected to accept it.  This is true for all our of healthcare professionals and caregivers. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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