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The Wrong Dose: A True Story of Medication Error

Safety Nurse sat down with Margo, a fantastic oncology nurse, who talked about the night she gave a patient too much insulin, and he coded. He lived, and Margo is still at the same job. The hospital where she worked supported her and included her in a Root Cause Analysis of the event. Margo is now a well-respected nurse leader at her place of work. In the interview, she opened up about how the error went down, and we talked about the inevitability of error.

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You can listen to the podcast of the interview at THIS link on iTunes

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I've Been "Invited" To A Root Cause Analysis, Now What?

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allnurses is the leading social-networking site for nurses and nursing students. People from all over the World come to allnurses to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.

Click HERE for an article about what to expect from a Root Cause Analysis

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A Checklist for Patient Safety – This Nurse Quit, Will YOU?

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allnurses is the leading social-networking site for nurses and nursing students. People from all over the World come to allnurses to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.

Click HERE for an article about one nurses experience with patient safety

This article is about how organizations can support patient safety. It includes a story about SN, a new nurse who didn’t make it due to unsafe working conditions. Empower yourself and your patients by using the attached checklist for interventions organizations can use to support patient safety (take it to your next job interview or your next medical appointment)!

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The Origin Story of Safety Nurse: How I Got Here. Pt 1

I’m blogging for allnurses!

allnurses is the leading social-networking site for nurses and nursing students. People from all over the World come to allnurses to communicate and discuss nursing, jobs, schools, NCLEX, careers, and so much more.

Click HERE for an article about the origin story of Safety Nurse!

The origin story of Safety Nurse, who, garbed in turquoise scrubs, a white cape, a 50’s style nursing hat and sensible, orthopedic shoes, walks hastily through the galaxy providing assessment skills, education, wound care and safe medication administration!

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Healing from Trauma with Star Wars: EMDR in Action

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I sat down with therapist and friend Kelly Wedell EdD, LPCS to talk about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR has been used to successfully treat PTSD, and is being increasingly used to treat childhood trauma. I have been in therapy for over 20 years for childhood trauma, but haven’t tried EMDR. I am looking for therapies that will help me deal with triggers and reactive emotional responses that cause problems in my work and personal life.  EMDR is an incredible, evidence based resource you can utilize yourself and recommend to others who have experienced trauma in their lives.

There’s a podcast of the interview, a video of a mini EMDR session involving Star Wars, and an article/blog post on Allnurses.com. I’m a freelance writer for Allnurses.com now, so check out my blog posts and the interesting discussions that occur on the Allnurses.com website.

RESOURCES

CourageWithinCounseling.com 

Kelly Wedell EdS LPCS – EMDR Therapist

EMDR Institute

EMDR International

EMDR on Wikipedia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Overview

CBT PTSD Case Studies

Scientific American Article on EMDR (2012)

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Healing from Trauma: Tapping/EFT with Rachel Durchslag

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An interview about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also known as tapping, with Rachel Durchslag. Rachel is one of the few practitioners in Asheville certified in EFT. Rachel talks about her business, Emerge Asheville, a healing practice dedicated to making energy healing work accessible to all. We discuss how EFT works, how to do it and Rachel even leads me through a mini session. She also shares how she came to be in Asheville, and talks about some of her passions which include supporting practitioners with healing, Mama Maisha (dedicated to reducing mother/infant mortality in Tanzania) and backpacking in the mountains. I like this woman.

You can read the BLOG POST on Allnurses.com HERE – lots of good discussion!

Resources

Emotional Freedom Technique – Wikipedia page

EFT Universe – free tapping videos, downloads and more

Emerge Asheville – Rachel Durschlag

Not in Our Name – Support for massage therapists

Mama Maisha – Safe Motherhood Intervention Project in Tanzania