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Parish Nurses (Overview)

Parish nurses are trained health professionals who focus on promoting health within the context of the values, beliefs, and practices of a faith community such as a church. Health consists of physical, social, and spiritual well-being.


Parish Nurses (Overview)

Parish nurses are trained health professionals who focus on promoting health within the context of the values, beliefs, and practices of a faith community such as a church. Health consists of physical, social, and spiritual well-being.


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Is it possible to request a change in l and d nurse if you are unhappy with yours?

Is it possible to request a change in l and d nurse if you are unhappy with yours?

Yes: Ask to speak to the charge nurse and voice your concerns to her. It may be a simple misunderstanding, or something else that is easily correctable. ...Read more

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I was not conscious. Therefore the concern. I went out completely. They made sure I was out. Yet the nurse said I woke up and looked around. ?

I was not conscious.   Therefore the concern.  I went out completely.  They made sure I was out.  Yet the nurse said I woke up and looked around.
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Sedation: Most likely you were given sedation, not general anesthesia. A sedation will keep you comfortable and breathing on your own, though you may have no memory of the procedure. To answer more fully would require a review of the procedure notes. ...Read more

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How long should I nurse for in one sitting?

How long should I nurse for in one sitting?

About 10-15 min/side: In the first days after delivery, it will likely take a while for your breast milk to come in. Once your milk is in, most babies will effectively be able to nurse about 10-15 minutes per breast for each feeding. As your baby gets older, he/she may become more efficient & able to get the milk out faster than that. Also, some babies nurse from only one side at a time- if so, 20 minutes may suffice. ...Read more

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How often should I nurse?

How often should I nurse?

Every 2-3 hours: If you just had your baby, you should plan to nurse at least every 2-3 hours, with a goal of about 8-12 feedings per 24 hrs. It is a good idea to keep track of your feedings in the first week of life. Once your milk supply comes in and your baby starts to take more milk at a time, the feeding frequency declines. This is something your pediatrician will be able to provide further guidance on. ...Read more

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What's the best way for an rn nurse to start in aesthetics/spa work?

What's the best way for an rn nurse to start in aesthetics/spa work?

Depends : This really depends on the role the rn is intended to play in the spa. If actively injecting fillers, neurotoxins administering laser treatments, it would be best to gain experience in a busy medical practice first. A few larger med spa national "chains are willing to train their staff if you meet their criteria. Great interpersonal skills and neat appearance are a plus in an aesthetic setting. ...Read more

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Ok to nurse 12 hours after cigarette?

Ok to nurse 12 hours after cigarette?

No: If you are nursing an infant and even if you are not nursing an infant smoking imposes an intolerable burden on your health. Stop smoking, if only for the health of your infant. ...Read more

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My BP was 143/97 when i went to dr. The nurse said that wasn't worrisome and it was never brought up again. Isn't that high?

My BP was 143/97 when i went to dr.  The nurse said that wasn't worrisome and it was never brought up again.  Isn't that high?

I'm a believer: U need omron wrist blood pressure cuff/ verified as accurate; that brand usually is. There are 9 time zones in the day (before and after meals = 6) & in between meals/bedtime. Check your BP about twice a day. In gen'l, if you have no health issues it should be 125/75 or less in all quiet normal activities. BP can go up in a doctor's office = "white coat" = means less. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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