How to choose the best company to work for.
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by Van
2M ago
One of the things that I’ve longed and prayed for in my career was to work for a company that valued your thoughts and ideas. I was so happy that I stumbled upon my current company in indeed. Of course, I looked at their info and how long they have been around in the wound care world, and at that time, they were only three years old. I was skeptical because, well, theyre knew. Are they set up? Do they have good medical insurance? How many vacation/sick/PTO days? How is PTO acquired? are the bosses nice?… These are just the typical questions you would like to know when getting into a new job. I ..read more
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What’s the next plan for VantheNP
VantheNP
by Van
10M ago
Hey guys! I have been feeling so slow these last couple of weeks. I finished my graduate degree almost a year ago and I am really itching to go back to school or take a course! Yes, right now I have an amazing job specializing in wound care and podiatry, but I can’t help but think what my next step should be. Should I concentrate on making more courses like my Dosage Calculation Course or make more cheat sheets for nursing school to help students, or concentrate on my mentorship program. I have so much projects going on that I don’t know where to start which then will make me so stagnant. I ca ..read more
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Dosage Calculation Step by Step Course
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by Van
10M ago
Who has stuggled with dosage calculation? ME! Who keeps forgetting the formula? ME! Who always needs help and asks question from teachers and classmates? ME! Well here you go folks! A Step by Step guide that can help you fully understand dosage calculations! Dosage Calculation Step by Step Course This Course includes: A step by step guide to dosage calculation Video (x1) Dosage Calculation printable PDF (x1) Dosage Calculation cheat sheet (x1) BONUS: Pharmacology Explanation (x1) Phew I finally finished my Dosage Calculation Step by Step Course! This took me a very long time, but Canva definit ..read more
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#Woundcare How to Assess Wounds
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by Van
1y ago
Wounds are common presentations in a healthcare setting. As nurses, your response and management directly impact the patient’s recovery time and life, in general. Mismanagement of such could lead to the worsening of the patient’s condition and may even lead to mortality. Since each wound is unique, it also requires different assessment and care relative to its characteristics. This post will help you assess wounds properly! A thorough examination of a patient’s entire body precedes a wound assessment. Every seven days, all wounds must be examined, measured, and effectively documented. More det ..read more
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Documenting a Wound Assessment Properly
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by Van
1y ago
In any medical facility, comprehensive wound care documentation is an important aspect of day-to-day operations. It not only ensures that patients receive the high-quality treatment they deserve, but it also protects those who provide that care from lawsuits. Sadly, lawsuits involving wound care are extremely common. One of the most efficient methods to protect yourself is to make sure that everyone who works at your institution understands how to properly document wound care. Here are some wound care documentation examples and guidelines to ensure that your team is effectively documenting wou ..read more
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LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS BEFORE TREATING A WOUND
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by Van
1y ago
Creating wound-specific laboratory values aids in ordering and care consistency. Laboratory results are useful in determining and monitoring the patient’s nutritional health, as well as any chronic underlying medical issues. The following tests may be useful to identify factors associated to wound development or those that impede wound healing. -Haemoglobin: Anemia may delay healing. -White cell count: Determine if the infection is present. -Platelet count: Thrombocytopenia. -Erythrocyte sedimentation rate: Non-specific markers of infection and inflammation; useful in diagnosis and monitoring ..read more
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Clinical Features of Non-healing Wounds
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by Van
1y ago
Chronic wounds are defined as those that do not heal in an orderly and predictable manner, or wounds that do not heal within three months. Chronic wounds are frequently left in the inflammatory stage for much too long, and they may never heal or take years to do so. Here are some clinical features to watch out for non-healing wounds: -Absence of healthy granulation tissues. Presence of necrotic and unhealthy tissues in the wound bed. -Excess exudate and slough. -Lack of adequate blood supply -Failure of re-epithelisation -Cyclical or persistent pain -Recurrent breakdown of the wound -Clinical ..read more
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4 Debunked practices based on Myths and Fallacies on Intrapartal Care
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by Van
1y ago
As new technologies emerge, the accepted view of science is also changing over time. This includes practices that involve health such as childbearing. Today, we’ll talk about the debunked practices based on myths and fallacies on intrapartal care. This topic is important and must be talked about more to ensure the safety of both the child and mother. Use of enema to reduce the risk of infections and shorten the duration of labor. Shaving the pubic hair of women in labor as a hygienic practice to minimize infection. Restricted intake of food and fluid during active labor for possible risk of a ..read more
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Reminder
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by Van
1y ago
Nursing doesn’t get easy. When you finally understand a topic you’ve been reviewing for days, another one will need that much attention. The quizzes, recitations, and return demonstrations are also waiting. This is one of the many reasons why nursing is truly an art. It takes a lot of heart to be in this program. So if you are a struggling nursing student, I hope you do not give up. I hope you remember why you decided to get in this program in the first place. It is hard, but you will get through it with hard work and perseverance ..read more
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4 Things I Wish I knew before Becoming a Nurse
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by Van
1y ago
You will always be tired. Imagine having to stand and walk for 12 hours everyday, getting up before the sun even rises, and lifting patients that are twice as big as you. Your schedule is just a piece of paper. Nursing will always ask for your time, even when you’re on a day off. (Something we definitely need to stop doing! Don’t let them guilt trip you into coming in on your day off!) You need to learn how to deal with different people. Each patients require different care and approach. What worked on your patient last Monday may not work on your patient today. Death will always take a toll ..read more
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