Monday, July 29, 2019

Larix International Conference on Nursing

Larix International Nursing Conferences

Larix International is a group of ranking publishers and organizer’s for scientific conferences around the globe nesting well-known Doctors, Engineers, Scientists, and Industrialists. Larix is a self-functioning, independent organization wholly focused on arranging conferences in multi-disciplines of research on various science fields. The conferences are administered by global influential scientists and scientific excellence. We are even open for the upcoming scientists and scholars, who are in need of a platform to give their voice a much needed larger volume.
GLOBAL SUMMIT ON CLINICAL NURSING AND WOMEN HEALTH (Global Nursing 2019) is going to be organized in the beautiful city of Singapore on July 29-30, 2019 at Holiday Inn Atrium, primarily focusing on the theme “Advanced Nursing for Trusted Care”.


Nurses play an essential role in the healthcare industry because they are primarily focused on patient care. They work in a variety of specialties to help people improve their health and to prevent and heal illnesses and injuries. Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups, and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people.


Nurses and midwives account for nearly 50% of the global health workforce. There is a global shortage of health workers, in particular nurses and midwives, who represent more than 50% of the current shortage in health workers. The largest needs-based shortages of nurses and midwives are in South East Asia and Africa. For all countries to reach Sustainable Development Goal 3 on health and well-being, WHO estimates that the world will need an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by the year 2030. Nurses play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention and delivering primary and community care. They provide care in emergency settings and will be key to the achievement of universal health coverage. Investing in nurses and midwives is a good value for money. The report of the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth concluded that investments in education and job creation in the health and social sectors result in a triple return of improved health outcomes, global health security, and inclusive economic growth. Globally, 70% of the health and social workforce are women compared to 41% in all employment sectors. Nursing and midwifery occupations represent a significant share of the female workforce.


Nursing Education & Nursing Management; Clinical Nursing; Surgical Nursing; Emergency Nursing Practice; Midwifery & Women health Nursing; Advanced Nursing Practice; Pediatric Nursing Disaster Nursing & Travel Nursing; Oncology Nursing; Nursing Primary Care; Cardiovascular Nursing Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; Nursing Informatics; Dental Nursing; Public Health & Community Health Nursing; Wound Care Nursing; Operating Room Nurse; Gerontology Nurse; Nursing Rehabilitation & Management; Nurse as Caregiver.

Leading world Doctors, Registered Nurses, Professors, Research fellows and many more from leading universities, companies, and medical research institutions, hospitals sharing their novel researches in the arena of Nursing, Healthcare & Medicine.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Doctors and nurses, what was the most unusual patient code situation you've seen? Did the patient survive?

As an ER scribe, I followed physicians on all calls and recorded the details of physical exam, treatment, diagnosis, etc. One evening we had a lady in her late 50’s come in via ambulance unconscious. Per the history, the patient had been tested at home and found to be hyperglycemic (high blood sugar) so the daughter had given her around 10 units of insulin and called an ambulance (pt was unresponsive). The ambulance arrived and took their own blood sugar reading, which still showed high, so they gave more insulin. Upon arrival in the ER the EMTs were unsure why the patient had not yet regained consciousness, and their blood glucose monitor still showed her as having an elevated reading. Our doctors took their own glucose reading after the hand-off, and the glucose was 8. EIGHT. A normal glucose is 80–120. Low is 40–60. 8 will kill you. Why wasn’t this lady dead? She was on an LVAD. LVAD= Left Ventricular Assist Device. This machine basically pumped her blood for her. In a healthy human a glucose of 8 would have stopped the heart (no fuel) and damaged the brain (no fuel or oxygen). This woman, because she was waiting for a transplant and couldn’t use her own heart, was able to survive because the machine didn’t care about her glucose levels (oxygen kept flowing). 50 grams of Glucose were given via the carotid artery, and she regained consciousness a few minutes later. The doctors mentioned something about the EMTs needing to calibrate their glucose machine… (One of the three scariest things I saw during those 6 months as a scribe.

Friday, March 15, 2019

What are some important facts about midwifery?

The most important facts about midwifery is that trained midwives have the same good outcome statistics for mothers and babies as doctors when it comes to healthy mothers and babies, but a lower c-section rate, a lower episiotomy rate, a higher satisfaction rate, and are the best buy for health care dollars. Midwives are experts in the normal and guardians of the normal. They are highly trained to screen for anything outside of normal. Doctors are trained to be experts in taking care of the conditions that are outside of normal and are essential partners to good midwives. Midwives know how to take care of women and girls throughout the life-span, from puberty to menopause.
It is important to learn about the training of the midwives in your area and the laws in your state regarding midwives. In most states, Certified Nurse Midwives can attend births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes.

They can also prescribe medications, order lab tests, order ultrasounds, and do routine pap smears and annual exams. Certified Professional Midwives do only prenatal care and births in birth centers and homes. Both are more likely to spend more time with a woman at each prenatal visit, give more individualized education, be present and more high-touch during labor and birth than doctors have time to do.

In most cases, Certified Nurse Midwives are covered by your insurance. Even birth centers are covered by some insurances. Birth centers are lovely safe places to have your baby where it is like having your baby at home but the midwife has all the equipment she may need right there. There is room for your family and friends to hang out and eat and visit. Home births are where you have total control over where, who, and how you birth but the midwife has to bring all of her equipment with her. For both birth center and home births, there are about 30% of women who will screen out of the ability to birth there and that is why the average birth center has only a 4% C-section rate. Emergency transfers for all complications are always available. Some birth centers are attached to the hospital and are more liberal about who they will allow to birth there.
Do your research about the safety and skill of midwives. You will find that there are wonderful midwives in many communities who want to work with you to make your birth experience as positive as possible. If you cannot find a midwife within a reasonable distance for where you want to birth, strongly consider getting a trained doula as they can make a big difference in your experience and your outcome also.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Do nurses find taking vital signs a menial, unnecessary task?

The new modern obs machines are easy to operate (even a Doctor can do it and Doctor are generally fairly rubbish at using ward based machines!) however the skill comes in the interpretation of the readings.  

physiological parameters need to be viewed in patient context ( i.e people with lung disease may always have low oxygen levels) and trend changes also should be tracked. These measurements and trends can track if a patient is unwell, or becoming more/ less well; in the vast majority of inpatient cardiac arrests you can track the patient's deterioration over the preceding hours on their charts. 

In the UK we use the obs (observations) to create a score (MEWS,SEWS etc Etc) to either trigger an immediate medical review or to track any changes. This allows assessment of either deterioration or response to treatment

Depending on staffing ratios, ward activity and hospital/board policy it may not necessarily be a staff nurse who actually takes the obs- it might be a nursing student, a clinical support worker or auxiliary. There will then be a policy of escalation of abnormal or changing readings being fed up the chain to the staff nurse responsible for that patient and then the senior nurse on the ward.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

What is the benefit of getting an RN BSN versus simply an RN?

Don’t confuse a RN with a BSN. RN means “registered nurse” and it is a license allowing one to work. BSN means Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and it is one of the ways one can academically qualify to sit for the licensing exam that leads to acquiring a RN license.
It is not the only path. When I became a nurse, diploma schools still existed with generally a three year program; the last of which was essentially working as a RN without pay in a hospital… the hospital which ran the school. These are much less common today than they once were.
Then there is the Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) path. Generally two years in length and commonly associated with a community college.
Finally there are those educated in the university system and who earn a four year college degree, the BSN.
The exam that these three different kinds of programs qualify one to take is exactly the same, no matter where you take it or how you prepared for it. The national licensing exam is called the NCLEX-RN. Every RN in the country takes it to qualify to get that first license.
Armed with either a diploma, ADN, or BSN, along with a passing grade on the NCLEX-RN, one presents themselves to the state board of nursing where they live and apply for a RN license.

Five, ten , twenty years down the road, if you need a license to practice in a new state, you merely present your old license from wherever, some cash, and some paperwork and it will be issued. You will not have to take the NCLEX-RN again.
When I became a nurse, any RN with a pulse and a license was hireable. These days preference is being made for BSNs over the other two forms of academic preparation. There was talk of some states requiring a BSN as entry level for licensure but the realities of the shrinking workforce has squelched that, at least for now. I also mention that at the hospitals where I’ve worked, none of them paid any sort of premium for a BSN over any other sort of educational preparation. A RN is a RN, in other words.
What cannot be debated is that the opportunities for ADNs and diploma school grads are becoming fewer and fewer. In my state, all school nurses have a minimum of a BSN, as an example. But the hospital setting? Nursing homes? They still need someone with a pulse and a license. A RN, in other words.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Do the new generation of Millenials make good nurses?

Every generation has had some version of “these kids today!” followed by a head shake. And like every previous generation, they bring assets and their own “flavor” to the table. Generalizing to millions of people is a tough sell however. Some may, some may not.
I did have one situation where I had once been a staff member as a float for years in all three of these units. I had students in those ICU/CCU/CVICUs for their final, integrated practicum before graduation. Some of those students over the years and other students from elsewhere were hired for an internship in critical care. The nurse manger explained to me after a few years around a decade ago, why they had stopped doing it. The new grads felt perfectly fine calling in whenever they felt like it with blue sky flu. Basically, it was a nice day and they didn’t feel like working. You can’t run a unit like that. And it is not professional behaviour. So, they had different ideas of what was important. And it closed a door.

Was that generational or a few irresponsible people? Was that essentially, a cultural difference? All sorts of ways to look at things. And, frankly, I’m already figuring I’m going to die with my not so little white shoes on, so to speak, because we’re losing so many new nurses. If the message they’re getting is, you aren’t good enough, where does that leave us? We all need to work on the idea that people who want to take care of patients need to be welcomed, transitioned successfully, and that perhaps, a few old sacred cows need to be put to pasture in terms of ideas and rituals. There may be new, better ways of doing things that would benefit all of us, and our patients.
The question asked was very neutral language. I have heard from nurses who have been in the field a long time and new ones. And there is a lot of debate and not a lot of harmony here. We are in the same profession. I really wish we could stop eating our young every generation. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Why is pediatric oncology nursing important?

Any serious illness in the pediatric setting requires nurses highly trained in that speciality. Children are not little adults, medications need to be dosed differently, pain needs to be managed differently, vial signs are in totally different ranges and their ability to care for themselves may be non-existent. Additionally there is a lot of family support and education involved in pediatric specialties and the nurses need to know how to deliver that. Any patient young or old will have a more successful return to health with nurses trained in their specific condition.

Infants, toddlers, children, and teens are not miniature adults. That is why we have separated out pediatrics as a specialty in medicine. Children have unique physical and needs during their treatment for cancer

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