When we have to facilitate a hospital transfer, we have to shift into high gear. Not only do we have to ensure a safe and smooth patient transition, we have to re-route other facility operations as we shift focus, all while being concerned for our […]
This is a picture of Anita Dorr.I recently learned that it turns out that Anita started out as an OR nurse, became a nursing supervisor, then joined the Army Nurse Corps to care for the injured during World War II. When she returned from […]
I have a confession…I am a car girl. I love cars, especially muscle cars. If I win the lottery, I will buy a 60’s model GTO. My current car isn’t my dream car, but it is a beautiful color blue, and I treat it lovingly. […]
One of the first things I learned in nursing school, after I put on that embarrassing apron thing over my crisp new white uniform, and after learning bed making (do they still teach that?) and hand washing, was that if its not documented, it’s […]
I recently worked with a facility that used red allergy bands they had sharpie markered with each patient’s allergies. They get kudos for patient safety, but it was definitely not the most efficient practice. I could just see the staff going through each chart, […]
Safety Data Sheets….who is keeping up the book, what needs to be included, and what happened to the “M”??
We have always called it the MSDS book. It typically lives somewhere in the facility where all can reference it, right? Did you know the “M” went away? Yup. No more MSDS. I guess we can call it the “SDS” book, or the Safety […]