The Notorious D.N.P.

Responsible Gun Ownership

Posted by in Patient Safety

You’re probably thinking to yourself what does a female nurse know about firearms. You’re right I can’t strip down a pistol with the speed and precision of a Navy Seal. Nonetheless, as a nurse I am trained to identify and eliminate threats to our health as well our as families. Not only am I a health care provider but I visualize myself as an advocate as well. Safety is a priority in all of our lives and with over half of the population being gun owners addressing a common threat…read more

ADD/ ADHD: Treating A Growing Psychiatric Disorder

Posted by in Patient Health, Patient Safety

The prevalence of patients diagnosed with either Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has grown significantly since first being discovered in 1937. At this point in time, the diagnoses of ADD and ADHD did not yet exist. In fact, patients who presented with core ADD/ ADHD symptoms were recognized as having a hyperkinetic behavioral disorder. Over the preceding decades, clinical research studies have found that “ADHD is the most common neurobiological disorder in children, with a prevalence of 6% to 7%” (Connolly et al., 2015, p. 632). The…read more

To Take A Sick Day? or Not To Take A Sick Day? That Is The Question

Posted by in Ethics, Nurse, Patient Safety, Sick Day

Whenever an individual’s health or lack there of is in question, common sense tells us that most people would turn to someone in the health care industry for either advice or to seek treatment. This mainstay of what the majority of us do when we feel like we are coming down with something is surprisingly not the same for those very same people whom we reach out to for help. Remember when you were growing up and certain adults would always drop the phrase, ‘do as I say, and not…read more