Nurses’ Notes

Psychiatric Nursing Mnemonics

Yesss you know you’ve read about it and yes, you know that you got those signs memorized last night, but still, blank. No answer. Nada. What were those again? With so much to do, tons to read about and lots to memorize in so little time, you sometimes just couldn’t help but experience a bit […]

End-of-Life Care: Caring for a Dying Patient

They say that when you’re a nurse, you care for people from womb to tomb. You get to experience that wondrous feeling upon hearing an infant’s first cry, but you also get to feel the anguish of witnessing a patient take his last breath. Yes, we have read so many times about newborn care, care […]

Understanding Patient handoff

Compared with other members of the healthcare team, we nurses spend the most time with our patients. In line with this, our performance as nurses, as evidenced by studies, have an effect the quality of care rendered to patients. However, it’s not all the time that we are there to care for our patients. Though […]

New hope for patients with “Stone Man Syndrome”

A new surge of hope has blossomed within patients with a rare genetic disease called “stone man syndrome” as a possible cure for the condition is being studied by researchers. Fibrodysplasia ossificansprogressiva or FOP is a disease that gradually replaces muscle, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissue with bone. This is said to be caused […]

Shift Work in Nursing

While most of your friends are finally home and relaxing, you’re just getting dressed and preparing for another long shift at work. Unlike others with a 9am-5pm job, nursing is a 24 hours a day job as patients do not choose a specific time to get sick. Any time of the day, there will always […]

Resolutions Nurses Must Make This New Year

And just like that, it’s 2016! Oh, how time flies. It feels just like yesterday when you welcomed 2015 and now it’s another new year. So, what else should one expect during the first days of the year aside from eating leftover foods from several occasions? Oh, right! New year’s resolutions. What should you promise […]