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Bureau Of Labor Statistics Nursing Shortage
Preterm labor: To evaluate a patient for premature labor, it is essential to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart beat. An early cervical examination and a follow up cervical examination will tell if there has been cervical change. Cervical change is a hallmark of premature labor. If there is cervical change, then treatment can be started. ...Read more
In your opinion, is neonatial/nicu nursing a good feild to go into.. And is there a shortage of these professionals?
Excellent career: Neonatal nursing is a wonderful career. You will learn to care for very sick babies and their families. Often the care you give will make a tremendous difference in the life of your patient and family (forever!). It is very gratifying to have one of your 'graduates' come back to visit. As for job openings, this varies by year and decade. Follow your dreams. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i go to school for nursing? I've heard that there is no longer a nursing shortage so i fear that i will not be able to get a job as a new grad.
More RN job: I don't think you have to worry much about it. You need to know however what your passion is. If you love to help people and as the bonus you actually get paid by helping others, then i will say go for it. If your motivation is salary- again rn occupation is not bad at all. Judging from the medical system at this time- there would be more shortage in physicians -with rising needs for rns actually. ...Read more
You shouldn't: Salmonella is a huge risk for infants as this is one of the infections that is very much dependent on how mature your immune system is. As much as i may be with you in enjoying cookie dough, the raw egg is way too risky for salmonella infection which may be nothing for you but could be a quite serious illness for an infant. ...Read more
Yes: As long as a baby gets enough milk, whether from one breast or both breasts, the baby will be happy. However, if a mom only feeds from one side, the unused side may lose its milk-making ability and dry up; or it may back up with milk, get swollen and perhaps develop mastitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: The is moral development and in nursing as well as medicine the best way to do this is by example-for if you present the best thered is others will follow. ...Read more
What if you are in a skilled nursing facility and dr's orders are not being followed but makes in your chart that it was done?
Violation: If you are certain that something is supposed to be done and it's not being done, bring this up to the nurse supervisor. They will supervise whether something is supposed to be done or not. If the problem persists, bring the problem to the patient liaison for investigation. Your job is to make sure that things are being done and your health is being looked after. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamins: When supplemental Vitamin A is added to the prenatal vitamin, overdose can occur in as little as 4 times the regular dose. If Vitamin A is consumed in amounts greater than 10,000 IUs, liver toxicity or fetal birth defects can occur. High dose vitamin E in women were 70% more likely to give birth to a baby with a heart defect. Be careful which vitamins you take. ...Read more
No: The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for all babies for 6 months, and that mom's breastfeed their babies until one year, or longer if both mom and baby desire. Breast milk is the best choice for every baby. If you feel that it's time to wean, or you need to wean and can't, please discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keeps baby close: The nursing pillow was a life-saver for me (especially after my c-sections and i could not hold my baby upright for nursing). I used a "boppy" pillow and it really helped to maintain my baby in a good position that was helpful for successful nursing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Level of care needed: A skilled nursing facility describes a center catering to the needs of patients who need a level of care sometimes requiring the skills of a nurse but not that of a hospital. Included are those needing help with body functions, feeding, medications or mobility at various ages. Generally, a treatment plan coordinated with a physician monitored by the nurses is part of the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more
One sip ?: Although studies many years ago suggested that beer might promote milk flow, later studies have shown that ethanol is a potent inhibitor of prolactin hormone, the hormone that stimulates milk flow. A simple sip is probably never going to hurt baby, but why bother. If you consume enough to get a buzz, you should probably pump & dump for a while & hope future feedings are not too small for baby. ...Read more
Skilled Facilities: A skilled nursing facility usually has two separate operations: post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care. In ltc, this is a the permanent home for these residents. They are unable to care for themselves at home and require a higher level of needs for care than can be delivered in any other setting. Snfs are highly regulated so they deliver a slew of benefits including meals, activities, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer