pediatrics

Asthma education for pediatric patients

What’s a nurse to do without an asthma educator? CNE 1.5 contact Hours Learning Objectives 1. Identify triggers associated with asthma.…

Case Study: How much is enough?

Three-year-old Christy* has been in the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) since birth, when she was diagnosed with McCune-Albright…

Helping caregivers cope with death

A one-day retreat called Mindfulness, Meditaion, and Coping with Death helps healthcare professionals deal with patients’ deaths.

Pediatric lead exposure

Lead has long been known to be a toxic agent. Recently, concern has been rising regarding lead exposure in children’s…

Pediatric stroke

Learn more about this rare but dangerous condition.

Staying current on the basics

Having been a registered nurse for almost 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to have only been a patient for the…
alzheimer disease brain testing

Take Note – March 2007

Previous hospital-room occupants may spread MRSA and VRE The risk of acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE)…

The joys of journaling and poetic expression

A journalist before becoming a nurse, Kristina Ibitayo has never abandoned her love for writing. Her poems celebrate true friendship and probe life’s possibilities.

Troubling Imagery

Carolyn Jaramillo de Montoya, MSN, CPNP, may no longer be shocked, but she’s certainly exasperated by what she sees during…

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