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Yesterday my daughter Kerry put a message on my facebook wall, “today it is 8 years since Sarah’s death I can’t believe it has been that long. I still think about her a lot…” I was immediately transported back and overcome with terrible grief. Sarah was one of Kerry’s best friends since she was 5 years old. They went to school together at St Joseph’s Convent in Reading Berks. England. We had...
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Every Day is a No Pants Day: Another Childhood... →
nopantsday: Hearing sexual stories of the past always brings me pain and hope of healing. I’m absolutely positive that my jacked-upped-ness is the way it is now because of my past. Not only was I molested for years by my grandfather but I was also raped by my much older cousin. Once when my mom found out she… My heart breaks for the little girl that you were but I’m amazed at your...
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Arizona Medicaid considers tax on smokers, obese
PHOENIX – Arizona’s cash-strapped Medicaid program is considering charging patients $50 a year if they smoke, have diabetes or are overweight. A spokeswoman for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System said Friday that the fee is intended to rein in health care costs by pushing patients to keep themselves healthy. “It engages the consumer to start having a greater awareness of how they...
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Journey Program ~ March 31st 2011
March 31st 2011 I like to work all my days together and then enjoy 5 days off, it suits my lifestyle and gives me the time to teach my fitness classes. So now here I am on my days off thinking about work and my young orientee. WTF this sucks. I usually have no trouble at all forgetting about work when I’m off. So I’m hoping by venting here on tumblr I’ll be less likely to talk...
Journey Program ~ March 30th 2011
March 30th 2011 Thank God I have today off to get my bearings before working with my young orientee again. Nursing school does not prepare you for ICU, I think it’s better to start in a more general med surg setting. Maybe this Journey will change my mind at this point I’m doubtful. We have a few graduates of the Journey program on the unit and they are actually very good. So...
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This is so WRONG. via @drjoesDIYhealth #RNchat #MDchat
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slightlymoving: I’m not sure I’ve written here before about Life in the Fast Lane. But I should have. Such a great resource for junior doctors. And not so junior doctors as well. Tonight, while on night shift, I’ve been reading a post about the 6 true emergencies, which is gold for…
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I’m hoping that this research can help my son.
Journey Program ~ Part 1 March 28th 2011
March 28th 2011 I have precepted many nurses to our unit and for the most part I enjoy it. Last week I started precepting a Journey Program or Nurse Intern Program nurse. She is 23 and a brand new RN BSN, she is lovely beautiful and clueless. She will be strapped to my hip in ICU for the next 8 months. OMG what have I done. A deer in the headlights does not come close to describing this. More...