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Florence Nightingale – The Woman Behind the May 12 Celebration

Florence Nightingale – The Woman Behind the May 12 Celebration

[quote_center]“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.”[/quote_center] – Florence Nightingale We all know who Florence Nightingale is. She was known to be ‘lady with the lamp,’ and the ‘mother of modern nursing’. She also developed the famous theory called ‘Environmental theory’.  This May, […]

ADPIE (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation) Charting for Nurses

ADPIE (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention, Evaluation) Charting for Nurses

Did you know that improper documentations can cause errors in the health care settings that could led to patient having adverse reactions or worst death? Nurse instructors always stress out how important to do documentation correctly. This is the reason why, clinical instructors keeps on asking for revision on practice documentations done by students. So […]

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations & Medical Terminologies List 2

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations & Medical Terminologies List 2

One essential part of nursing practice is accurate record keeping. Documentation is equally important as communicating by phone when relaying information to other healthcare professionals.This list of Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies is continuation to the previous set . Abbreviation / Symbol Meaning gm Gram g Gauge GALT Gut associated lymphoid tissue GB […]

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

Common Use Nursing Abbreviations and Medical Terminologies List 1

In the healthcare industry, documentation is very important. Medical records must be written legibly and easily understood by those who access them. A record is a valuable source of data used by health care team members to facilitate communication, financial billing, assessment, research, auditing and for legal purposes. Using abbreviations in medical records shorten written […]

Nurse’s Role in Health Promotion

Nurse’s Role in Health Promotion

Health literacy is defined as “the degree of which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand the basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decision” (Institute of Medicine, 2004). In addition, WHO explains health literacy more completely as follows (Nutbeam, 2000): (1) “Health literacy represents the cognitive and social skills […]