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5 Infection Prevention Tools Everyone in the Nurse Industry Should Be Using

5 Infection Prevention Tools Everyone in the Nurse Industry Should Be Using

Infection prevention is really a serious matter in the nursing industry. Most of their lives are spent in hospital where there are many probable infections. That is why being a nurse, there must be awareness on how infections may transmit to them. The contact transmission may be caused by airborne spread, respiratory droplets and infections that may kill. Do it is best for them to put the infection prevention procedures and standards in practice.

A big help in infection prevention is the proper use of tools that can help the nurses get rid of any infection transmissions. It must always be geared with them to preserve their health status. It may not only harm themselves but their patients as well. So, below are the infection prevention tools that every nurse should use as they practice their job in nurse industry:

  • Gloves & Hand wash /disinfection: It should not be overstated that any hospital environment can be risky to every nurse. Hand washing is the most important and first weapon agains MRSA : http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/news/20071107/hand-washing-is-best-mrsa-weapon There is a possibility of transferring a certain organism from patient through interaction. The infected patient might touch a doorknob, for example, which later is touched by the nurse. The nurse will touch another patient and so on. Gloves are the first in line on this list. This is your first barrier against any accidental transmission. You may choose gloves made of latex. This are easily textured and done for a precise handling.
  • Face shields: Bodily fluid that is smaller than tear drop may contain harmful microorganisms. Face shields are must especially in areas like the Sterile processing Department and Labor & Delivery. That is a place where there is contaminated splatter, splash and spray. Look for Face shields that are light weight and specifically designed for breathability and efficacy.
  • Protective Eyewear: This must be used by a nurse especially those who work in high risk areas and high risk intensity. That includes the burn units, emergency rooms, endoscopy, operating rooms and the like. Protective Eyewear will protect you against the splatter of blood-borne pathogens. Look for lenses that are fog-resistant and lightweight that has a design for your comfort.
  • Isolation Gowns: Another contact transmission is the transportation of patients. So it is best to protect your clothing with isolation gowns. Make sure that you completely look for gowns that can cover the back and front part of your body.
  • Pillow Barriers: Infection prevention best involves in paying careful attention in areas that are usually neglected. The reusable pillows in hospital may contain harmful and infectious bacteria. Look for pillows that can block bacteria by keeping both for the safety of current and future patients.

When it comes in the infection and prevention, attention, diligence and a little of practical help in a form of right tools may help every nurse in minimizing the transmission of infections. As much as possible it must not be neglected by them. This is to ensure their health welfare as they take good care of their patients.

Generation Hip problems

Generation Hip problems

I remember my grandmother driving to the supermarket twice a day to get a few items for each meal. It was her way of having a reason to get out of the house and to feel active. She was 85 and still driving around somewhat safely but since it was on the outskirts of the town, the roads were empty. One day she got out of bed and broke her hip. That was the end of her mobility. Life would never be the same after that but with daily care she shifted from going to the supermarket to getting her lady friends over to her lovely house and playing bridge.

As of late in the next generation down, my mother just had a hip replacement due to a heavy fall in the shower (it seems to run in the family so I better be careful and stay healthy and strong). On average, the rate of hip replacement increased by almost 30% between 2000 and 2011 according to the OECD. This is an issue that families should think about as well as help prevent by just a few house changes such as; baths, that are impossible to get out of with the water suction, showers are hardly equipped with handles and seats, anti skidding materials, lack of rubber protection can be lethal to the older population. It is important to think about how to make showers completely safe so that nothing too dangerous happens.

Meanwhile, after mom’s hip replacement, we immediately got an army of physiotherapists to help her recover quickly. Otherwise, it would have taken ages to heal and get all the muscles and ligaments functioning again. It is important to realise that the cells can atrophy and shrink the older you get and getting better can take forever if at all. If we had not organised daily physiotherapy, she could have never been able to continue her own activities feeling free and mobile just like my grandmother.

We discovered a great way to find very professional therapists recommended to us by the hospital in charge of the hip replacement. They told us about a certain website that has worldwide coverage of home care professionals. Wherever anyone may be in the world, you can find a great therapist through this Internet site. It gave mom the extra support and confidence whilst she could go visit her friends anywhere and still feel comfortable getting stronger and stronger with the right homecare.

This year, we are all going on vacation together to the South of France and we have already been interacting with several Physiotherapists for every day care. My dad also found a nurse to monitor his diabetes every day as we will be eating a lot of rich French food!

 

More on www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/Health-at-a-Glance-2013.pdf

Both parents impaired

Both parents impaired

It is such a blessing that we live not too far away from each other in order for me to visit my parents and check up on them. Dad has been bedridden for a number of months now. As of late, my mother was just diagnosed with dementia after having some very violent aggressive spells and mood swings.

Her forgetfulness has started to become extremely dangerous, as Dad has to take strict medication at certain times and needed to be turned over. To make matters worse, she forgets to feed him and we know how important nutrition is to any of us.

Our family has taken turns in dropping off ready-made nutritious meals for both of them every day. We make sure that they are well-balanced breakfasts, lunches and dinners, but it is a real burden keep the strict timetable with our schedules and daily traffic. We all logged onto a common phone app that could relay all of us and keep each informed on what is happening with the situation and progress.

However, slowly we have omitted our real respective family responsibilities, ceased our daily activities and family members have started complaining of our lack of presence. Basically, we are all in the doghouse now with our husbands and wives. So much so that we have started looking for all sorts of solutions to help them both become independent regards of their medical diagnosis and prognosis. We have all discussed how important it is to be supported by our loved ones in order to move forward and make this organization work.

Thus, we have hired out the necessary help to make our parents continue their humble home comfort. In this caregiving organization that we have found online, they have every professional medical and paramedical person that we need to fulfill our requirements and even more. Not only do they deliver meals, nurses come to administer medication but we even found a therapist to make certain that dad gets no bedsores being bedridden. He needs to be turned over every 2 hours and with mother forgetting, it was getting ugly. Mom and dad now enjoy their scrabble, when she does not forget the words and he enjoys his solitaire card games, we enjoy that they have a sound routine and they are safe.

www.alz.co.uk/research/statistics facts and figures state the following:
As of 2013, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia worldwide. This number will increase to an estimated 75.6 million in 2030, and 135.5 million in 2050. Much of the increase will be in developing countries. Already 62% of people with dementia live in developing countries, but by 2050 this will rise to 71%. The fastest growth in the elderly population is taking place in China, India, and their south Asian and western Pacific neighbours.

Dad has diabitis

Dad has diabitis

Dad is lonely. Mum died not long ago. She was taking care of everything. He is diabetic. We are scare that he not monitoring his sugar level properly. So we got James and Claire to come every other day to check up on his diabetes and monitor his feet. We want to avoid wounds and complication of his diabetes.

Mum passed away a few months ago leaving dad to tend to everything he never used to ever do. All of a sudden reality set into a new space and the feeling of being lost has been growing ever since. They had been married for over 40 happy years with two beautiful children and 6 darling grandchildren. James and myself have been coming to check up on him every day but with our respective three children and their heavy scholastic timetable; the burden was growing heavier and heavier.

The most difficult part of dad’s day is monitoring his diabetes so that we can detect well in advance any degradation. Already we have to closely overlook his feet. Our great grandfather ended up having both his legs amputated little by little, in slices to be even more intense, due to gangrene. Once we started really investigating the facts and figures of the World Health Organisation; Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation and kidney failure and in 2012 alone. Diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths, which is too many that, could be avoided. Then James started looking at the established medical textbooks like the Williams Textbook of Endocrinology and found in 2013 it was estimated that over 382 million people throughout the world had diabetes.

With Dad’s obvious loneliness, we became concerned that his health would deteriorate faster. We decided to get full time help to make sure he would not wallow in bed and get bedsores or any other type of diabetic consequence. James got word of a great Internet site that matches our needs to the healthcare providers so we booked a few online and tried the system out. A wonderful nurse came over to monitor his blood sugar and blood pressure. Dad liked her so much we booked her every day at the same time. She even made certain that he was properly washed and overlooked his body for any visual degradation.

We explored all sorts of other therapies that this service had and were amazed at how efficient it worked. To explore, we tried out all sorts of people; physiotherapists, massage, nutritionists, doctors to name a few. The best part of this global service is the timeliness, professionalism, the competitive pricing and especially the ethical integrity that these health care providers abide by. All our problems were solved and Dad gradually has gotten a much more positive moral, feeling loved and cherished and especially cared for.

More on http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/diabetes/en/

5 infection prevention tools everyone in the nurse industry should be using

5 infection prevention tools everyone in the nurse industry should be using

Infection prevention is really a serious matter in the nursing industry. Most of their lives are spent in hospital where there are many probable infections. That is why being a nurse, there must be awareness on how infections may transmit to them. The contact transmission may be caused by airborne spread, respiratory droplets and infections that may kill. Do it is best for them to put the infection prevention procedures and standards in practice.

A big help in infection prevention is the proper use of tools that can help the nurses get rid of any infection transmissions. It must always be geared with them to preserve their health status. It may not only harm themselves but their patients as well. So, below are the infection prevention tools that every nurse should use as they practice their job in nurse industry:

  • Gloves: It should not be overstated that any hospital environment can be risky to every nurse. There is a possibility of transferring a certain organism from patient through interaction. The infected patient might touch a doorknob, for example, which later is touched by the nurse. The nurse will touch another patient and so on. Gloves are the first in line on this list. This is your first barrier against any accidental transmission. You may choose gloves made of latex. This are easily textured and done for a precise handling.
  • Face shields: Bodily fluid that is smaller than tear drop may contain harmful microorganisms. Face shields are must especially in areas like the Sterile processing Department and Labor & Delivery. That is a place where there is contaminated splatter, splash and spray. Look for Face shields that are light weight and specifically designed for breathability and efficacy.
  • Protective Eyewear: This must be used by a nurse especially those who work in high risk areas and high risk intensity. That includes the burn units, emergency rooms, endoscopy, operating rooms and the like. Protective Eyewear will protect you against the splatter of blood-borne pathogens. Look for lenses that are fog-resistant and lightweight that has a design for your comfort.
  • Isolation Gowns: Another contact transmission is the transportation of patients. So it is best to protect your clothing with isolation gowns. Make sure that you completely look for gowns that can cover the back and front part of your body.
  • Pillow Barriers: Infection prevention best involves in paying careful attention in areas that are usually neglected. The reusable pillows in hospital may contain harmful and infectious bacteria. Look for pillows that can block bacteria by keeping both for the safety of current and future patients.

When it comes in the infection and prevention, attention, diligence and a little of practical help in a form of right tools may help every nurse in minimizing the transmission of infections. As much as possible it must not be neglected by them. This is to ensure their health welfare as they take good care of their patients.

Why we love nurses?

Why we love nurses?

Nurses are considered to be the backbone of every medical field. They are the front liners in hospitals every single day. They deal with the heart of every patient. As they ensure that they are giving security and comfort to their patients.

Their work is indeed remarkable in saving one’s patient life. The nature of their work is not a joke for a life lies on their hands. Due appreciation and recognition is what they also deserve. That is why there are countless reasons why people should love every nurse around the world. Among the many reasons, below are some of the identified heart-warming facts why we should love every nurse that we may encounter.

  • They are our parents, drill sergeants and therapists rolled up in one while we are in the hospital.
  • When we are discharged in the hospital they also shed tears of sadness and joy.
  • Their expertise in dishing out constructive criticism that will actually make us want in doing what is right for us.
  • They share openly their specialty in bedside manner.
  • They are bringing color through their personality in the white walls of the cold medical facility.
  • They nurse your children back into their health when parents cannot.
  • They are keeping their heads up even in difficult moments. That is to ensure that they are giving the best out of their patients.
  • They are literally human but somehow they manage of becoming to be our superheroes.
  • They are also struggling with their own pains yet they still do their job like there is no other to do it.
  • They are nurturing our family members as if they were their own.
  • Using the hospital bathroom in plastic and hard bedpan will be easy when they are there to help us.
  • You can rely on with them aside from our mothers in fluffing our pillows, bringing us water, propping up our legs and even changing our undies.
  • Their late night checks with us may be annoying but they secretly make us feel to be comforted.
  • They are very light hearted that we even forgot that we are in the hospital.
  • If they can, they will take the pain for us.
  • When we are in the edge of panicking, they just know how to make us calm.
  • They always have stories to relate in everything that we are going into.
  • Even thou they do not feel good, they are not too sick for them to take care for us.
  • They make us feel bets even we are in our worst times.
  • They simply love us like a family and we simply love them too.
  • Nurses take care of the emotional well-being of our family when we are ill.

You may probably teary eyed upon reading those touching facts. This is the time to show your appreciation with every nurse you may encounter in life. Every little act of our kindness will truly mean in their hearts. Count those reasons for you to remember the goodness of nurses in our life.

 

How to Add More Joy to your Life?

How to Add More Joy to your Life?

All people have the capacity of living life filled with joy. This is a kind of feeling to be deeply happy about the things you have and what this world can still offer to you. Being joyful is beyond happiness. Happiness depends only with the happy situations or moments happening around. But with joy comes inner peace. You can still wear a big smile in spite of untoward things happening around you. It is also about motivating and inspiring people to do things that really give them enjoyment.

If you keep your joy in your life, your whole body will benefit most especially your mind and heart. Joyful people have healthier blood pressure, less chance of heart attack, lower cholesterol, decreased stress levels and weight management.

Do you feel that you do not have reason to be joyful? Well, do not waste your life agonizing in negativities of your life. Start doing the ways below in adding more joy in your life.

  • Appreciating the simplicity of life

Are you bombarded about the things you want in life? If so, you probably miss some aspects of your life. This is time where you need to serious look in your life what I truly important to you. As possible, cut things that are unnecessary in your life. Leave yourself enough time in what brings you enjoyment. Stop overstretching yourself. Learn to say NO. And make some time for yourself and for the people you truly love.

  • Making conscious decision in enjoying more life. 

Once you decide intentionally to be more joyful, you will find more reasons for you to be happy beyond your present situation.

  • Making a personal joy list

Writing list about the things that make you really happy is one way in generate joyful and positive feelings reminding you in making these things more often. Try to at least write 10 simple things that can make you happy. Then you try striving to incorporate it in your life daily.

  • Spending more time with people you love and with happy people

Joyfulness is contagious. The more you spend with happy people the more you fill happy. The best way to find joy in life is with the people you truly and who loves you to. They serve as an inspiration for you to keep on driving your life with happiness in life.

  • Being kind to anybody

When you make others to feel good it allows give you a good feeling as well. Sometimes it takes simple acts like smile, small compliment and gesture of kindness to make you feel better and happier about yourself.

What is the best thing about joy is we all have the chance to have it. This is also a priceless medicine that is free, fun, and easy to use by everybody. Whatever your situation may be find joy out of it. As the bible says, Count it all Joy when you face Trials. It is not the situation who will give you joy but it is who in your life that gives you reason to be JOYFUL.

 

Finding and reading quotes can help sometimes. We suggest you have a look at quotes that boost your mood and search for little mantras that will help you stay positive :http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Positive_Thinking_About_Being_Sick/

 

Helpful Ways to Make your Caregiving Job More Successful

Helpful Ways to Make your Caregiving Job More Successful

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A caregiver is a person who extends help to individual with impairment. They are there in helping impaired persons to their daily activities. Caregivers are giving caregiving services to deal with impairments related with disability, mental disorder, old age and disease. Caregiving can be rewarding yet it is also stressful. Women are usually caregiver of a family. But in some cases, they choose to hire professional caregiver in order to expertly meet their needs.

Being a successful personal caregiver, you need to be mentally prepared. Great patience is what you also need to have in order to deal well in different intimate tasks. Problem solving and planning are vital skills for the caregiver. To be organized and being ready in handling unexpected situations can lessen your stress. Caregiving also involves problem solving. This is surely not new to you because ever since you are solving any problems. But the difference is the problems you need to solve involve a person with chronic illness or in an old age. We suggest you read as much as you can on the topic. For instance there is a book called “quick tips for caregivers” that might be useful. You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Tips-Caregivers-Marion-Karpinski/dp/0965387399

In the meantime, caregivers can be successful when they carefully pay attention with their emotional and physical needs. They must need to seek support before they can encounter emotional and physical problems that may affect their job. It is also a necessity for them to build understanding with their patients for a smooth process of doing their job.

Caregiving can make you also burnout. They will experience anxiety, fatigue, depression and stress. If you overpower with such emotions you will not surely be effective in your caregiving. Being successful will not be at your reach. Given below are some ways and tips on how you can be effective and successful in your caregiving job.

  • Have a positive attitude towards caregiving
  • Work in partnership with other people
  • Know your limitations and do not try doing things that you are not capable of
  • Take care of yourself by staying healthy
  • Reach out if you need support
  • Seek courage, humor and healing
  • Keep your spiritual focus
  • Help in resolving your patient’s unfinished business like the legal issues
  • Be realistic in setting expectations for the health and progress of your patients
  • Supporting unselfishly the spiritual concern of your patients
  • Realize that you cannot do everything on your own so accept help from others when it is offered
  • Communicate and work effectively with your patients
  • Take care also of your own feelings and needs
  • Ask help before you overpowered by your emotions

Caregiving is probably a difficult task. You need to always put your eyes with your patients. In order to achieve success in this field, preservation of oneself is the key achieving it. All your skills and knowledge will be useless if your emotions will overpower you. Take some time to relax and take a deep breathe. It will never be too much allot time for yourself. You can never give what you do not have. Do not be afraid of asking help from your family and other people. If you are fully energized and strengthened you will surely attain success in the field of work you have chosen.

8 Successful Tips for a Successful Nursing Career

8 Successful Tips for a Successful Nursing Career

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Being a nurse can be a tedious job. There are many required tasks to be carefully accomplished. Doing your job diligently and professionally will surely lead you to success. Being successful in your nursing career requires caring for your patient as being your primary job as a nurse.

There are many actions and qualities aside from caring your patient that you need to create in order to be successful in your chosen field. It is not done overnight. It also takes time. But let your experience in a span of time hoe you of becoming successful. This article can be your guide in obtaining the kind of career you want in your life by simply giving you tips for a successful nursing career.

  1. Arrive in your work in good spirit beyond your working time or shift. Carry positive spirits around you. It will make you motivated in doing your best every day. Shine into your peers, supervisors and most especially to patients. Spread the positive vibes in your working environment.
  2. The safety of your patient is your primary concern. Regardless of the fact that you are stressed out and busy, you always need to carefully pay attention with your patients. This is to avoid any untoward incidents especially in the health of your patients. However, it is not only your patient’s health that will be compromised but it also your professional reputation as well.
  3. Take the best of your time while working. Not optimizing and completing your workload will not only be unfair to patients but also with your co-workers. Make sure that you accomplish everything before leaving your work.
  4. Try extending your help with other nurses. If your co-worker is truly busy try to help her out. That will bring impact to your working environment. It is also a big factor of success in your nursing career.
  5. Teamwork is an important aspect in nursing. The people around rely also with your professional behavior and standards.
  6. Be prepared for unnecessary things that might happen. Not all day will be a perfect day for you. If there are negative incidents happen, try to focus on positive things. As you dwell in negativities, anxiety will wrap you up.
  7. If you get frustrated and had an argument with supervisor or manager, bear it calmly. Get rid of talking behind the back of people with authority even with your co-nurse. That can determine your performance. A basis also if you are professional enough to be promoted and recommended.
  8. Be professional with your time. Tardiness can be an impression of unprofessionalism. If possible be on time with your duty. Do not let your patient keep waiting for you. Most especially if there is a need for medical intake or attention of your patient that requires monitoring of time.

It will be easy for a nurse to achieve success in her nursing career if she truly loves her profession. Dedication, professionalism and discipline must be incorporated in the above tips to fully achieve success in a nursing career.

For more details to manage your nursing career, we found a great book that might give you a few tips. You may follow this link to find it :

http://www.springerpub.com/fast-facts-for-career-success-in-nursing.html

 

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