Monthly Archives: June 2013

Posted on June 28, 2013 by Karen Gittings | 0 comments
Writing a book was something I had never seriously considered before. We all change though, and circumstances in our lives lead us down paths we might never have otherwise chosen. I have always considered myself to be a cautious person who measures out the pros and cons of every step before embarking on a journey; I am not a risk taker, but my world changed forever in November of 2010 when I lost my husband of 29 years. After that, every day was a risk as I learned to live my life alone. It was...
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Posted on June 27, 2013 by Cynthia Persily | 0 comments
As an academic, the spring is a time when I have an opportunity to attend many ceremonies recognizing the accomplishments of our students, our faculty, and our staff. This year, after writing Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Healthcare and spending a year immersed in thinking about the concepts of team leadership, I looked at these ceremonies with a vastly different...
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Posted on June 26, 2013 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Today marks a significant victory for the gay rights movement after the Supreme Court ruled the Federal Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional  and dismissed the Proposition 8 appeal by a 5-4...
Posted on June 26, 2013 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
We recently talked with Dr. David Balk, author of Helping the Bereaved College Student and co-author of Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping, at the ADEC conference. Watch the video clip to hear Dr. Balk discuss if...
Posted on June 25, 2013 by Joshua Riff | 0 comments
The other day I was working in the clinic when a nurse practitioner (NP) presented a case to my colleague. It was a relatively straight forward case: a young male presented after a night of excessive drinking and had one episode of coffee ground emesis. The NP’s plan was to put in a nasogastric (NG) tube and lavage. If there was blood he would admit, otherwise the patient would be discharged. My colleague disagreed and thought the patient should be admitted and have IV protonix and be scoped...
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Posted on June 24, 2013 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills...
Posted on June 21, 2013 by Madeline Walker | 0 comments
Madeline Walker, PHD, is the writing scholar at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This...
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Posted on June 20, 2013 by | 0 comments
It is hard to imagine a hospital without an emergency department today.  Yet, in the early 1900’s Emergency Departments were nonexistent. Typically hospitals had one or two “accident or emergency rooms” in the entire building. I once spoke with a retired nurse named Betty, who recalls the days “when the ER was just one room. There was not even an ER doctor; you had to call in the primary doctor for orders when a patient came in.” It was not until the 1970’s that full size Departments...
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Posted on June 19, 2013 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Based on an innovative, active learning paradigm, Leadership and Management in Nursing Test Success features the use of unfolding case studies to engage students while helping them develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. We recently talked with Ruth Wittmann-Price, co-author of this course review, about why she wrote this book and what makes it unique. Dr. Wittmann-Price...
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Posted on June 18, 2013 by SpringBoard | 0 comments
Doody’s Medical Reviews, the prestigious book review service for medical and health science libraries, has announced 41 Springer Publishing Company books as Doody’s Core Titles, with 8 of those deemed Essential Purchases. A coveted honor, fewer than...
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