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School Nurses and Injury Prevention

by Tera Tuten on April 15, 2013

School nurses play an important role in the safety of students every day, but efforts in treating and preventing sports and recreational injuries such as concussions often go unnoticed. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can affect the way the brain works. Even when mild and non-life-threatening, they may have serious effects. [click to continue…]

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The Dedicated Doctor

by Tera Tuten on March 21, 2013

The career choices doctors make affect the lives of every patient they treat. Like anyone, doctors sometimes discover they’re not on quite the right career path, while some just take time to find the specialty that suits them best. Either way, without doctors and the knowledge and skill they provide in caring for their patients, many people would suffer the effects of illness more acutely, and our lifespans would be dramatically shortened. Dating back to 1933, Doctors’ Day gives patients and their families the chance to show their appreciation for the people who spend their lives helping and healing others. [click to continue…]

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Using Therapy Dogs as a Tool for Healing

by Tera Tuten on January 22, 2013

Using Therapy Dogs as a Tool for Healing

With the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, many educators, therapists, school nurses, and school psychiatrists are asking how we can treat our children in the wake of a tragedy. Perhaps a student body has suffered the loss of a classmate, professor, or friend. Using therapy dogs as a tool to aid in healing, awareness, and mental health is a great way to help students recover from any ailment. Therapy dogs can be used to combat stress, ease mental distress associated with a close personal loss, or even simply provide comfort and a calming presence to an overworked teen during final exams. [click to continue…]

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Can Healthcare Improve the Health of the US Economy?

by Tera Tuten on November 12, 2012

The healthy state of the healthcare industry presents tremendous opportunities for job seekers and may be critical to turning around the national economy. Check out our infographic below to find out which jobs are in-demand and where the healthcare industry is headed next. For more information on trends and issues in healthcare, contact a Soliant representative today. [click to continue…]

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Basic Tenets of Nursing Ethics

by Tera Tuten on October 30, 2012

Basic Tenets of Nursing Ethics

The American Nurses Association created a Code of Ethics that can be summed up in a few points:

  • Compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every patient.
  • Primary commitment is to the patient.
  • Advocacy to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient.
  • Responsibility and accountability for individual nursing practice to provide optimum patient care.
  • Maintenance of personal integrity, safety, competence, and professional growth.
  • Establishment, maintenance, and improvement of healthcare environments and conditions of employment in order to provide quality care.
  • Advancement of the profession through various contributions.
  • Collaboration with other healthcare professionals.
  • Responsibility for articulating nursing values and maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice [click to continue…]
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How Much Do You Know about Nursing Ethics?

by Tera Tuten on October 16, 2012

How Much Do You Know about Nursing Ethics?

Though many people may not realize it, nursing ethics and medical ethics are not synonymous. As Dr. Sarah Breier-Mackie wrote in the April 2006 issue of Gastroenterology Nursing, medicine is focused on cure, while nursing is focused on health. Care and healing are complementary, but not synonymous, and the distinction between caring for the person and caring for the disease dates back to Florence Nightingale in the late 19th Century.

Doctors, of course, are charged with fixing the problems a patient presents with. Nurses are another line of defense in healthcare, caring for the whole patient through compassionate means to promote, preserve, and restore health.  So what does this mean when it comes to ethics? [click to continue…]

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