Author Archives: Booknurse

Limiting Sitting & Sleeping

Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just 23.5 hours a day? I spend an appalling amount of time sitting in my car and then sitting at my desk.   I wish I spent more time sleeping! One of … Continue reading

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Zebra Fish Making a Splash

One of my sisters is working with zebra fish so I’ve been doing some extra reading.  Today I ran across this article, Zebrafish make a big splash,  on Vector, the Children’s Hospital Boston science & clinical innovation blog.  Researchers there … Continue reading

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Health & Wellness

I am not one for new year’s  resolutions, but I do need some extra motivation this year.  I found some strong motivation in this morning’s Charlotte Observer.  A weighted hula hoop looks like fun!

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Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination

I remember Bates from 1988! It was one of my more expensive textbooks. I wonder what edition I had? The book is on the 10th edition and the video series is on the 4th. I’m accessing the videos through the … Continue reading

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Standard or Universal?

My mother is a second career nurse;  she graduated from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University in 1983.  I followed her in 1990.  We even shared some of the same professors.  She worked as a medical-surgical … Continue reading

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Merck Manual Online Apps

Merk Manual Professional Edition for the iPhone and iPad. I am not sure that I want the home version on my iPhone because it would only encourage my youngest child’s hypochondria. As a professional reference, I think it would be … Continue reading

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Protecting the Patient and Nurse: Infection Control, Biohazards, and Bloodborne Pathogens

On completing the RN Refresher program online module Unit 10. This topic is near and dear to my heart.  Before her retirement, my mother had an occupational needle-stick from an end-stage AIDS patient.  They were in the suite, and the … Continue reading

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Book nurse is blogging

I’m finding that being a 21st century student is somewhat more challenging than it was in the 80’s.  Then again, I’m also raising four children now and that presents its own challenges.  I am in the fourth year of  my … Continue reading

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