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My Experience With An ENT Doctor

Yes, he really did do it..  While I was explaining my recent hospitalization, a physician not only said “Move it along”, but he made the rolling hand motion that went with it.  I want to say I was surprised, but caring has been abandoned by many working in the health “care” environment.   Needless to say, I’m not going back…

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3 Ways To Be Your Own Healthcare Advocate

Fear. Anger. Uncertainty. Hopelessness. Loneliness. These emotions are a range of feelings you might have after you’ve been given a diagnosis. How do you go from that end of the spectrum to feeling empowered, in control, knowledgable and having a sense of relief? You become your own health advocate. But, how do you become your own health advocate? As a…

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Global Celebration of The Nurse.

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the year 2020 as “Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. It also coincides with the 200th birthday of our modern mother, Florence Nightingale. This global occasion is important for the nursing profession for two reasons. First, it gives us the opportunity to engage in dialogue about our diverse roles and responsibilities.…

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What does a nurse do?

According to the American Association Colleges of Nursing, there are 3.8 million nurses in the U.S., making up the largest group of healthcare professionals. Nurses play a pivotal and foundational role in healthcare, but have you ever wondered what nurses actually do?  Although it varies from facility, specialty, & department, registered nurses have so many different jobs and duties. We here…

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Schedule in Self-Care

Self-care is so important to living your best life. When we think of self-care, we often imagine it as something that happens on our day off when we’re not at work or at school. What if you were able to practice healthy self-care habits wherever you are, instead of waiting until the evening or scheduling it for the weekend? Here’s…

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Only leaves should fall. Not patients.

Being in the hospital is not how anyone wants to spend their time. You find yourself sleeping in a less than optimal bed, overstimulated by strange new alarms and bright lights, and eating food that isn’t quite like home. And you probably don’t feel well on top of everything. As a patient, everyone is (not just you- I promise) at…

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RSV Season is Coming…

Is it a dragon? Is it the Night King? No, it’s RSV and it’s coming. How do you protect yourself and your loved ones during RSV season? We put together a list of some helpful information and advice we pass onto our patients and their loved ones to keep them safe and healthy during this season.  What is RSV?  RSV…

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Why I became a nurse.

Jasmine Bhatti PhD(c), MS, RN This playful photo is one of the fondest memories I have. It sits on my fridge and reminds me of happy days on the beach, being silly and dancing under the stars, and driving with the ocean breeze blowing in my face. It reminds me of Sophie- my maternal grandmother. She is my “why”. Sophie,…

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What Are Some Medications My Nurse Might Give Me At The Hospital?

If you had surgery, or are in the hospital, your nurse might administer the following medications to help reduce discomforts associated with having surgery or with unfavorable symptoms that arise from pain-relief medication administration: Stool softeners and stimulant laxative  Acid Reducers Anti-Emetics Stool Softeners & Stimulant Laxatives Stool softeners and gentle stimulant laxatives such as Miralax are used to help…

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8 Most Common Surgery Medications

Have you ever wondered what medications are used during surgery? How do surgeons and anesthesiologists know which medications to use, and does everyone get the same medications? There are a variety of medications that may be used before, during and after surgical procedures. It can be confusing trying to remember them all, but hopefully this blog post will help you…

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