Many movies and television shows these days offer some specific scientific elements. Consultants are called in for everything from cooking to historical information as well as period costume dress and set design. It pays to specialize, as far as Hollywood is concerned. War movies hire experts in battlefield technology and maneuvers, martial arts movies almost always have real martial artists choreographing the actor’s moves. Writer Tom Clancy has provided information related to espionage and ‘war games’ for more than one big budget film. It is also common place for actors to train in a specific skill before filming their roles. For instance, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman trained extensively for their roles as ballet dancers for the recent blockbuster movie Black Swan, and still talented body doubles were used for the trickier dance routines.
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Any illness can be harrowing, but those requiring transplants can be particularly devastating. There are literally thousands of people waiting for transplants at this moment, and many will die before the organs they need become available.
For Liz Anderson, of Kansas City, Missouri, finding a suitable donor was an ordeal. Since January of 2011, Ms. Anderson has a condition that caused her to need dialysis. Though immediate family members are often close enough matches to be able to provide kidneys, testing revealed that all of the relatives that tested to donate to her were excluded. But her prayers were answered in the form of her friend and co-worker, Toni Lamb.
Hospitals and other medical centers, around the United States, are moving away from traditional schedule creation. Nursing staff in these facilities are using a program created by API Healthcare, a creator of software programs and systems for healthcare providers.
ShiftSelect allows nursing staff to choose their own shifts by creating a list of open hours. Staff then enter their preferred times and the program will then create a personal schedule based on the open times available. Facility administrators around the country have noticed an increase in staff satisfaction according to several press releases and website articles mentioning the program.
There have been reports of EMTs and other healthcare personnel being charged criminally when they have failed to provide rescue or emergency care. Many nurses have wondered, “Am I required to provide emergency care in the event of an accident I witness?”
This topic has been debated for years, but the short answer is “Yes” – based on an ethical portion of the job as a healthcare provider. If there are no other emergency personnel at the scene, a nurse should, in ethical terms, provide response and support until an emergency team arrives. This does not mean that the nurse is responsible for the recovery or even survival of the injured/ill person, but that they should make every effort to contact emergency services, check on the person’s condition, and provide whatever first aid care that they are trained to offer.
When you become a nurse most states require that you report any evidence of abuse. The abuse could be towards a child, elderly patients, or people that you have contact with that show signs of abuse. Mandatory reporters are not only responsible to report abuse cases to the authorities, they are also responsible for reporting co-workers when the need arises.
This can be problematic for some. It is a hard call to report some things that come up. Do you have a suspicion that a co-worker is abusing drugs, but you’re not sure? Is a co-worker coming to work with bruises that scream domestic abuse? Do you know for a fact that a co-worker has a mental illness that is untreated?
Nursing is a career that has an almost unlimited number of options for the men and women that enter the field. While every nurse studies the same basic courses for a degree, there are specialized careers available. Below are just a few, but these are the most popular and well paid positions.
These nurses care for patients that have heart problems. They have specialized training and education concerning the heart and how it works. If you or a loved one has a heart attack or other heart related problem, the nurses attending will be highly trained cardiac nurses. Works most often in heart clinics and cardiac intensive care units.
Nursing has a lot of ups and downs. Many nurses state that they would not want to be in any other profession and considering the number of nurses that return to nursing after working in another field, it has to be true.
Working as a nurse takes nerves of steel. It also requires a huge heart and a need to help others. It also means that depending on which type of nurse you choose to be, you will have to deal with some things that the general public never will. Exposure to disease, body fluids, death, and more. You will receive more vaccinations than most people do when they are toddlers!
MRSA is a strain of staph infection that has become resistant to antibiotics. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is the full name of this bacterium that can be passed from one person to another. This strain of staph is very hard to eliminate and is present in almost all hospitals or other places where many injured or ill people are gathered.
We spend so much time at work these days that it makes sense that we’d get to know our co-workers very well. What happens, though, when an innocent friendship turns into something more serious? Workplace romances are usually precarious at best, which is why a large percentages of employers disallow them in the first place. Should you find yourself entering into a romantic relationship with a co-worker, there are some things you should consider.
Everyone that has been educated in a public school remembers the iconic school nurse. If you had an accident, a fever, or just felt ‘icky’, the school nurse was there for you. She or he was the school’s first line of defense against illness and injury in their small patrons.
School nurses no longer dispense medication as they did in years past freely. At one time it was normal to hear that the nurse would give you Tylenol or aspirin – today a student must have a prescription and bring in their own medication with strict instructions.