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COVID-19 messaging

Many nurses have now been on the shifting frontlines of the COVID-19 response for five months, following the virus from hotspot to hotspot. I have gained a true respect and appreciation for the tenacity...

Let’s call her Carol

It was my first year as a nurse in a suburban Intensive Care unit. I worked the night shift and had an elderly female patient that was very ill with cancer, I don’t remember...

Some call it the next step: My first year as manager

Yes! That was my answer when I was offered the position. I was motivated, applied for it, interviewed, negotiated, and then received a formal offer. This was the next step I was looking for:...

I was never meant to be a nurse at six feet apart

In my almost 40 years of experience as a registered nurse, I could never have imagined nurses encouraged and required to care for our patients and their families in the way that is being...

A push to develop early sexual health education in California

In California, schools are required to teach sex education at least once in middle school (usually grade seven) and once in high school (usually grade 9). While individual school districts can teach sex education...

How Denton County is addressing the diabetes epidemic

The impact of diabetes is well known. In a little over a decade, it’s estimated 54 million people in the United States will be affected, up to 385,800 Americans will die each year and...

Legalization of marijuana and schizophrenia

The legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes is a hot topic in many states. As a mother and healthcare professional, I feel it is imperative that society be educated about the danger...

Rehabilitation and patient injuries

Dear Editor: The elderly population are admitted to rehabilitation facilities after sustaining many different types of injuries and incidents such as falls, fractures, burns, or malnutrition at alarming rates. Many of these patients have often...

Letter to the Editor – Recognizing Heart Failure Symptoms Can Improve Patient Self-Management

Dear Editor: Authors Sharon Vincent and Karen Mutsch discuss the increased incidence of heart failure in Americans ,and that by improving self management will promote better outcomes. They provide several interventions to assist in enhancing...

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Consider adoption You are skilled at the art of patience. You know you to give excellent care under pressure. You know how to show care and then say goodbye. You understand why it’s...

Letters to the Editor – March 2009

Avoiding the dangers of I.V. phenytoin  As an infusion nurse specialist, I’d like to add some information to and clarify some points in “Phenytoin: Keep patients in the range and out of danger” in the...

Letters to the Editor – January 2009

Why not a bachelor’s degree in 10? I agree that advanced education for RNs should be mandated, as described in “BSN in Ten” in the November issue. I don’t agree, however, with the narrow focus...
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Letters to the Editor – December 2008

A glimmer of hope after breast cancer I want to thank Mary K. Hughes for her article “Sex after breast cancer: Helping your patient cope” (October). I was one of the lucky ones: I...