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10 Things to Never Say to a Nurse

10 Things to Never Say to a Nurse

Let’s face it: Nursing is a job that requires a powerful gut that can withstand the most disgusting, most stomach-crunching, most out-of-this-world scenarios. Nurses are always within the environmental limits of human excreta, blood, and other fluids. Together with this, nurses are always in contact with various clients, doctors, dieticians, housekeeping staff, and all other...

Of Doctors and Referrals

You chart, check for medications, and then prepare for your nursing care. Suddenly, the buzzer sounded loudly and you check the room number on the monitor.It is your post-surgery patient at the room at the far side of the hall. You immediately rush to the room and as you opened the door, you see everyone...
Drug Study Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Drug Study Digoxin (Lanoxin)

With cardiac disease being the number one cause of death worldwide, many people are using drugs like Digoxin (lanoxin) to improve the pumping ability of their hearts. Generic Name: Digoxin Brand Name: Lanoxin Classification: Cardiac glycoside Uses: Treatment of congestive heart failure Control of rapid ventricular contractions in clients with atrial fibrillation/flutter Slow the heart...
RN Heals 4 Application Guide for East Avenue Medical Center

RN Heals 4 Application Guide for East Avenue Medical Center

The East Avenue Medical Center is now accepting applicants for the RN Heals batch 4. Applicants may now file their applications though the DOH has stated that official application forms will be available by November 1-30, 2012. If you are interested in applying for the RNHeals 4 at this hospital, here are the requirements needed:...
RNHeals 4 Official Distribution List for Nurses

RNHeals 4 Official Distribution List for Nurses

The Department of Health has released the official distribution list for Qualified Nurses for the RNHeals  4. It includes the number of available slots for the nurses. Here are the RNHeals 4 Official Distribution List for Nurses Again, the Centers for Health Development and the DOH Hospitals shall  be the ones who will set their...
RN Heals 4 Application Guide for Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital

RN Heals 4 Application Guide for Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital

The Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital is now accepting applicants for the RN Heals batch 4. Applicants may now file their applications though the DOH has stated that official application forms will be available by November 1-30, 2012. If you are interested in applying for the RNHeals 4 at this hospital, here are the requirements needed:...
Enoxaparin Drug Study

Enoxaparin Drug Study

Generic Name: Enoxaparin Brand Name: Lovanox Classification: Anticoagulant, low molecular weight Heparin Uses: Acute and extended prophylaxis of deep-vein thrombosis With warfarin for in-patient treatment of DVT With aspirin to prevent ischemic complications of unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction Actions: Half-life:  4.5 hr. after SC use Potentiates the actions of an endogenous inhibitor of...
Amoxicillin Drug Study

Amoxicillin Drug Study

  Antibiotics are commonly used by lay people to treat conditions and infections without consultation with doctors. One very common broad-spectrum antibiotic that is cheap and almost all people know is Amoxicillin. Generic Name: Amoxicillin Brand Name: Amoxil, Polymox Classification: Non-narcotic analgesic, Antipyretic,Antibiotic Uses: Ear, nose, and throat infections due to Streptococcus species. GU Infections...
Nurses for Saudi: Apply to POEA til TODAY only.

Nurses for Saudi: Apply to POEA til TODAY only.

There has been an announcement by the Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration (POEA) Regional Extension Unit-10 last October 23, 2012. The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia has announced that it will be hiring 500 Filipino Registered Nurses  for Staff Nurse positions. It has also announced that 50 Respiratory Therapists will be hired as well....
Facts on RNHeals

Facts on RNHeals

You may have read our article at http://rnspeak.com/news/rn-heals-4-deployment-of-22500-nurses-for-2013/# regarding the announcement of the 4th Batch of RNHeals. As you all may have known, the DOH, in its official statement, has shed light that there will be a 4th batch of nurses who will be hired for its program called “RN Heals”. This statement can be...
The 8-8-8 Rule - Living Healthy

The 8-8-8 Rule – Living Healthy

Do you know about the 8-8-8 Rule? It is a really simple life concept and maybe you do not know that you follow this rule every living day. It is a really smart principle that has guided man for countless years without man even knowing that such a principle exists. The 8-8-8 rule is simply...
A (Not so) Healthy Night Shift

A (Not so) Healthy Night Shift

Nurses work on a rotating schedule and are assigned shifts.  Given this, nurses have to work the night shift on certain days. Working the night shift is basically being up and about and ready for anything, while 80% of the world relaxes, closes their eyes, and well, sleeps. At my workplace, a very few nurses...
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