On the Carpet:

Nursing Links

To help me share more and make it easier for you to follow it all without drowning in updates, i’m trying out three Link Banks. Each of these three permanent WordPress Pages has a theme. This page offers nursing article links from the present day backwards. The other two pages list Mental Health and Art/Fun links.

I will regularly post with the links added that day to all three banks. so you can check them all out easily in one place without needing to wade through lots of individual posts.

I hope you find this format more user-friendly! I greatly appreciate any feedback on this idea, as I intend to tailor it over time, based on reader reactions.

If you have any links you’d like to have added, I heartily encourage you to offer them! I’ll happily list all links that seem a good fit, and credit you unless you tell me otherwise. Use me to advertise and publicize: I’d be pleased and flattered to help you out.

THE NURSING LINKS!!! 

Sunday, 8/9/15: From Nurses Need Fun. What do YOU Do About it?: Cute family pix and:

Thanks to Nancy Wilson: Roller derby girl thwarts mugging attempt by racing through freeway to chase down purse snatcher – The Washington Post

Robyn Owen Whetstone of Just Bits and Pieces asks, “What do you do for fun?” and she answers her own question in Summer of Fun ☼ Activity 30 | Just Bits and Pieces.

Saturday, 8/8/15: From Nurse Powerhouses: 5 Bloggers Strut Their Great Stuff!:

  1. Nurse speaker, workshop facilitator, and Reiki Master Elizabeth Scala of Nursing From Within offers 3 quick tips in New to Business? What Every Nurse Entrepreneur Needs to Know
  2. Donna Carol Maheady of the Exceptional Nurse offers the 2015 ExceptionalNurse.com scholarships awarded to nursing students with disabilities.
  3. Beth Boynton of Confident Voices in Healthcare offers 3, No Wait 6, No Wait 7 Ways You Can Stop the Silence in Healthcare Today.
  4. Kate Loving Shenk offers Oneness Through Love- Podcast 219 –
  5. Anne Llewellyn of Nurse Advocate offers The Patient as the Center of the Healthcare Team.

Friday, 8/7/15: From Nurse Theme Songs: 5 Even Better Ones! (See post for fun explanations):

ROCKY theme song

Eye of the Tiger

Love Will Find a Way – Pharoah Sanders

Always With Me, Always With You – Joe Satriani

EKG Tap Dance Teachiing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Friday, 8/7/15: From My Other Life: Writing on Medium:

True Story: I was a Road Warrior the Day I Met a Terminator in the Park — Medium

Thursday, 8/6/15: From Nurses Offer Their Theme Songs! Red Carpet Fun (See post for fun explanations):

Let’s Live For Today – The Grass Roots, 1967

Can’t believe you missed the obvious for nurses!

We Are the Champions – Queen

Wait. Wait! – Even better! -Eeeh, eeeh, eeeh! 

Staying Alive – The Bee Gees

Saturday Night Fever.

Bart Simpson gets his strut on

Jimmy Fallon

Pittsburgh Steeler fans

Wednesday, 8/5/15: From Nurses’ Greatest Hits! Red Carpet Fun (See post for fun explanations):

Dream Police – Cheap Trick

Destroyer – The Kinks

Iron Man – Black Sabbath

Been a Long Time Since I Rock & Rolled – Led Zeppelin

We will never, ever get back together – Taylor Swift

Tuesday, 7/28/15: From: Chinese Sexy Nurse: It Never Works For Me Like That!:

Chinese funny video #1 – The sexy Nurse ( English Sub) – YouTube 

Monday, 7/27/15: From: Membership is Up 200%. Comedy Nursing is Unstoppable!:

Comedy Nurse Specialists Invade Linked In

Sunday, 7/26/15: From Welcome to the NEW AND IMPROVED Big Red Links #24 : More Fun!:

Should autism nursing be an olympic event? A trip to the dentist 

Nurse Mentor Goodness Day:

Mentor matching programs show positive results in workplace | Nurse.com News.

Value of mentoring immediate, experts say

Tips for gaining the most from mentoring

Saturday, 7/25/15: From Nurses: Stand Up to Abusers. No Heavy Lifting. Here’s How:

Modern Davids and Goliaths: Underdog Victories

What Komen has taught us about PowerShow Some Nurse Power!

LET THEM HEAR OUR ROAR!!! , 

Has the Time Come for Nurses to Take Control of Their Destiny?

Modern Davids and Goliaths: Underdgog Victories

Don’t Miss Out: 6 Important Lessons for Life from David Bowie and Me (Twofer!)

Send Pols the Balls They so Clearly Need? Democracy Fun!

Sunlight Post Cards Project

Friday, 7/24/15: From Today, I Bring Comedy Nursing to LinkedIn!:

Comedy Nurse Specialists.

Wednesday, 7/22/15: From Serious Side: Wannabes Use All the Letters:

Even physics teachers know: “Power is related to how fast a job is done.”

Tuesday, 7/21/15: From Kelly Rippa & I Have Some Sexy Fun Together Via the Internet:

From Wired, a quote about the hack from an AM corporate spokesperson

Wikipedia describes Ashley Madison as…

Ashley Madison hack could expose 37 million cheaters

UCLA Health breach put data at risk for 4.5M

Saturday, 7/18/15: From The Big Red Carpet #23 Saturday 7/18/15:

Exceptional Nurse: The Americans with Disabilities Act is 25! Let’s celebrate nurses!

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers develop heart treatments for the home

An Open Mind Works Wonders for Your Career | Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, NC-BC

CVS Health Quits U.S. Chamber Over Stance on Smoking

Do no harm: There’s an infection hospitals can nearly always prevent. Why don’t they? – Vox.

Friday, 7/1/7/15: From: Nurses, Staffing, and Safety:

Consumer Reports on hospital error death rates

I often browse for nursing humor, and store much of it on Pinterest: Big Red Carpet Nursing Fun.

Sunday, 7/12/15:

Diagnostic Testing 101.1: The Importance of Sensitivity, Specificity and Diagnostic Test Accuracy | Michael Langan, M.D. – We need to learn this stuff for two reasons. We’ll understand the meaning and limitations of all test results, greatly enhancing our professional wisdom, contributions and credibility. Second, patients badly need effective education. Too any people assume that more is always better. Much harm, expense, and suffering comes of this mistake. We can educate them effectively only to the extent that we know our stuff. Vaguely waving your hand and saying “Trust us” won’t get the job done.

How To Teach Doctors Empathy – Medicine in a nutshell.  Address empathy with a day-long course. Fixed! Wrong. Physicians with any bedside manner have it DESPITE their abusive, technocratic training, and no day session will fix that. Research suggests that people skills affect the odds of getting sued by patients more powerfully than incompetence does. Feel free to mention this point to any doc complaining about liability… Their response may well help you predict which ones will get sued.

HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE: How many boomers? How many Gen X? Percent of nurses and doctors by generation – Look at the future of nursing: it’s a demographic cliff. Schools need to do a far better job convincing nurses to teach: we turn away many thousands of qualified students every year for lack of professors.

Tools for Survival as a New Nurse in the NICU

The Challenge of Bearing Witness to Patient and Family Suffering

Saturday, 7/11/15:

What is “Success In Nursing?” – YouTube

Long shifts lead to nurse burnout and dissatisfied patients — ScienceDaily

Fellowship fund promotes advocacy

How to Survive When Your Child Has a Mental Illness | World of Psychology.

Older Athletes Have a Strikingly Young Fitness Age

Friday, 7/10/15:

Mammograms may not reduce breast cancer deaths

The Real Story of the Bottled Water Industry

New Walking Robot Invented To Assist Elder Citizens

Bacteria-Eating Viruses Could Be New Ally Against Superbugs In A ‘Post-Antibiotic Era’

How nurses can help prevent at-home med errors 

Thursday, 7/9/15:

Exceptional Nurse: Q & A about health care workers with impairments

Six Principles Hospitals Can Embrace to Squash Wait Times, Foster ‘Immediate Responsiveness– We need far more managers who know patient care, and more care providers who know management. The lack inflicts far too much wasted time and energy.

Ian Morrison: The Default Future of Health Care

Dying son inspired mom to become a nurse at Riley

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge – New ways to bring hospitals out of the dark ages of pagers and FAX machines.

Where the health care money is, in charts – A profit system increasingly relegates health care into a secondary role in its own industry. Regulators focus far more on the charts than the reality, the care: it’s far easier work for them to review checklists of forms filled out than it is to assess real work in progress. I’ve often wondered if it’s become almost possible to put together a Fictional Medical Records Department without any actual patient care, staff, or facilities, and get it certified as a hospital. Charts have always served multiple audiences, but these days we see efforts to edit them entirely for profit enhancement. How much outright fraud results?

ANA Navigate Nursing Webinars

Wednesday, 7/8/15:

Guy’s and Tommy’s brings in ‘nurse in charge’ armbands

Meet Mary Bylone: Every Conversation About Patient Care Should Include A Bedside Nurse

The long-term effects of nurses not taking their breaks | Mighty Nurse

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) Statement on the Affordable Care Act

The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten

Colorado’s Effort Against Teenage Pregnancies Is a Startling Success

Traits and Characteristics of an ED Nurse 

Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!

Tuesday, 7/7/15:

Dr. Monica Alleman Reports on AANP National Conference Accessible Healthcare Institute

What is at the core of this sad miscommunication story? – Communication gets too little repsect and attention in healht care, and millions of errors result, as well as lots of misery for all involved. We can do better.

Your Next Shift Announces Massive Change!– Time was, you had to travel for these fun & inpsiring sessions. No more: they’re going on line!

Exceptional Nurse: Becky Stowers, RN…a stroke survivor reminds us to think “FAST”

Placebos ‘relieve symptoms, improve treatments’

Sunday, 7/5/15:

Nurse Be Nimble, Nurse Be Quick

An Exceptional Resource for Would-Be Nurses with Disabilities | INSIGHT Into Diversity

The Delicate Balance: Patience | Caring For The Caregiver

How about a “We’re Listening” Campaign?

Clinical Scenarios & Songs That Pair Well Together 

Friday, 7/3/5:

An Exceptional Resource for Would-Be Nurses with Disabilities | INSIGHT Into Diversity

The Delicate Balance: Patience | Caring For The Caregiver

How about a “We’re Listening” Campaign?

Clinical Scenarios & Songs That Pair Well Together 

Nursing Pecking Order

Brainstorm Invitation: Silo-Prevention Idea for Healthcare Professionals’ Education!

Boost Communication With Medical Improv

Career Advice for Nurses: How to Enjoy Each (And Every) Shift | Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN

Duke nurses to staff Target clinics 

Thursday, 7/2/5:

Flow: How Shifting Your Focus Can Save Your Nursing Career – More solid career advice and inspiration from Elizabeth Scala!

Bully or Bullying? Why Language Matters in Stopping Disruptive Behavior among Nurses & Doctors – From Beth Boynton, RN, MS at Confident Voice in Healthcare

What I Learned @ My Own Assertiveness in a Silly Improv Game: Death in One Minute – I do a fair amount of acting at work. Nothing dishonest: honestly I lack the talent, and I don’t favor deceit for ethical and [practical reasons. I simply play a given role when it seems useful, a persona that emphasizes some aspect of my personality. There’s a clown, a coach, a parent, a teacher, an authority figure, a tough guy… It all takes practice, and Improv training provides just that. It also helps people find and challenge assumptions holding them back. I’ve offered patients groups medication education for years, in a fully improv format: rather well received!

Exceptional Nurse: Good Things About Being a Nurse with a disability – Things happen, often quite outside of our control. We give the meaning, often entirely within our control. The meanings we assign shape our responses and our future.

Standing Strong: Why Patient and Nurse Advocacy Matters

Don’t Talk To Me That Way! -Seven Things You Never Say to a Nurse

Nursing Fires: By @NURSEINTERUPTED – YouTube

Teens Invent Condoms That Detect STIs

Waste more time! It may well save your from disaster down the road.

Toxic Boss? How Successful People Overcome Them A Guest Post by Travis Bradberry | Caring For The Caregiver offered by Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC.

Wednesday, 7/1/5: From Say Hi To Big Red Nurse Greg in VIDEO!!! (Much more vivid than text allows….):

Greg tells a joke from work

Wednesday, 7/1/5:

Does acetaminophen use in pregnancy lower testosterone in the male fetus? | THE HEALTH SCOPE by Cynthia Jaffe, D.C., NP Tylenol has been taking a beating lately: no benefit shown for back pain (none!), evidence it dulls all emotions indiscriminately, and now this!

From Blog to Business: 8 Ways to Help Nurses Get Started – Marsha Battee

The Behaviors That Are Killing Your Career A Guest Post by Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi | Caring For The Caregiver offered by Phyllis Quinlan, PhD, RN-BC.

Blood Donors in Sweden Receive a Text Message Every Time They Save a Life – What a great way to motivate people to donate!

FDA approve device that helps blind ‘see with tongue’ – who saw that coming?

Skinny Jeans Put the Squeeze on Leg Nerves – YOu wonder how they bamboozled women into corsets etc. in the past, then you find something similar happening in front of your nose. I even saw an ad for a corset last night on TV! They described it as a wonderful new breakthrough…

Safe Child Car Seats & Proper Use – Most Parent’s Don’t! – Advice on buying a child car seat, and on how to use them properly. Apparently most parents don’t!

New Door Handle Kills Germs On Contact!

Tuesday, 6/30/15:

How to Have Fun as a Nurse!

Feeling Micromanaged? How to Rise Above as a Nurse 

OSHA Launches Program To Protect Nursing Employees

The Recipe for Making YOU a Great Nurse – Nursing Matters

Fewer Quick-Return Shifts Improve Nurses’ Recovery.

Sleep Problems May Contribute to Health Disparities in America.

For The First Time Ever, Prosthetic Feet Can Feel The Ground!

Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Monday, 6/29/15:

3 Pharmacology Tips to Help You Pass the NCLEX – The Nerdy Nurse

Incivility: Beyond the Nurse. Business culture comes from the top, for good and bad.

Google Reveals Health-Tracking Wristband

Anesthesiologist Trashes Sedated Patient — and it Ends Up Costing Her – Think of all the providers who will need to censor themselves in ways they never imagined!

Bumblebees: Making the Impossible Possible by Teresa Chinn MBE RN

The Evolution of Alternative Medicine – The Atlantic

Leaked NHS England study links nursing numbers and care quality – Sad that we needed a leak to this see this study. It’s a sign of a health care system transforming into a money system instead.

Hooray for Obamacare – What do you think?

Sunday, 6/28/15 :

Free Writing Course for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals – The Nerdy Nurse.

MultiBrief: Healthcare fraud and blowing the whistle.

Review of Medicines That Risk Hyperthemia & Dehydration in Hot Weather.

Are Healthcare Antiseptics Toxic to Staff and Patients?.

10 Mistakes You’ll Only Make Once (Hopefully) | allnurses.

Saturday, 6/27/15:

The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records

Why Health Care Tech Is Still So Bad

CPR devices that may increase chance of surviving cardiac arrest approved by FDA.

This robot bear nurse lifts patients into their wheelchairs

Doctors Go Online for Medical Information, Too 

Friday, 6/26/15: (For commenttary see The BIg Red Links #4)

The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life

Dutch Retirement Home Offers Students Free Rent For Time Spent With Elderly Residents | Bored Panda

Advice for male nursing students FROM male nurses

Can Orange Glasses Help You Sleep Better?

Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research

Thursday, 6/25/15:

American Academy of Nursing Partners with Consumer Reports to Bring Health Care Recommendations Developed by Nurse Leaders to Consumers

‘It’s time for nurses to make their voices heard’

Student nurse develops learning disability innovation

Life Tip: You Have the Power to Choose

The Nurse Keith Show: You’re Never “Just” a Nurse

Wednesday, 6/24/15:

Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut – Scientific American  (I wonder if they trick us into not washing our hands?)

Exercise May Have Benefits Beyond Fitness in Type 2 Diabetes.

Nurse supply in Canada declines for 1st time in 20 years

How to Create the Perfect Registered Nurse Resume  by the Nerdy Nurse, a solid source!

Is Fatigue the Core Reason Why Nurses Have Become Disempowered?  What do you think?

Tuesday 6/23/15:

Assessing Nursing Satisfaction

Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier.

The Evidence Points to a Better Way to Fight Insomnia 

Study examines healthcare struggles of homebound population | Nurse.com News

‘No Innocent Bystanders’ is Important Online Too!

Hospital staff needs grief care, too | The Columbus Dispatch.

The Common Painkiller That Also Kills Pleasure – PsyBlog.

5 Things You Must Know About Sun Protection – Consumer Reports.

What Is Rucking? | Men’s Health.

Unsafe Injections Put Patients in Peril – US News.

Lack of Exercise Can Disrupt the Body’s Rhythms 

The Totally Unexpected Effect of Stress On How You Feel Pain – PsyBlog.

Ancient Practice Can Heal Brains Damaged By Chronic Pain – PsyBlog.

Is nicotine all bad? | Reuters.

3 challenges as healthcare shifts to a retail industry – FierceHealthcare.

CDC calculates likely cause of death by state; Post-stenting risks vary nationwide; – FierceHealthcare.

Low-volume hospitals increase mortality risk – FierceHealthcare.

“A male nurse? So…what should I call you?”

Testing Hand-Grip Strength Could Be a Simple Way to Predict MI, Stroke Risk.

Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen : Shots – Health News : NPR.

Your DNA Changes With the Seasons, Just Like the Weather | WIRED.

The ability to balance on one leg for 20 seconds is a sign of a healthy brain

More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think 

the NEW pulseless electrical activity. | theNursePath.

Action and Dysfunction in the U.S. Food-Safety Effort – NYTimes.com.

For Aging’s Effects, More ‘Solutions’ Than Proof of Success – NYTimes.com.

PTSD and disasters at work

Nurses Talk About the Real Reasons They Postpone Retirement.

Strong statin-diabetes link seen in large study of Tricare patients

How to Solve the E.R. Problem

Chondroitin Sulfate/Glucosamine Combination More Effective Than Celecoxib In Reducing Cartilage Degradation

Occupational Traumatic Injuries Among Workers in Health Care Facilities — United States, 2012–2014.

Benadryl For Allergies – Consumer Reports.

Blood Pressure: How Low Do You Really Need To Go?.

The Truth About Sleeping Pills – Consumer Reports.

The Next Shift: Special Nurses Week collection | Nurse.com News.

Tylenol can dull positive and negative emotions, study finds

9 Professional Ways to Boost Your Confidence as a Nurse

Patient Voices – Bipolar Disorder – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com

High-Dose Oral Insulin Shows Potential for Preventing Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Children

Teletriage Nursing and COPD

Monday, 6/22/15: From Assessing Nursing Satisfaction to Improve Patient Safety:

Assessing Nursing Satisfaction

Sunday, 6/21/15:

Children’s Hospital hosts prom for patients

Your Brain Actually Doesn’t Suck At Passwords | Motherboard.

Saturday, 6/20/15:

They Put A Pre-School In A Nursing Home And It Changed Everyone’s Lives.

Friday, 6/19/15: 

Touch in Nursing: No Job for a Man?

In Search Of The Red Cross’ $500 Million In Haiti Relief : NPR.

A Sea Change in Treating Heart Attacks

To Increase Value in Medicare, Expand Coverage To Long-Term Care

Wednesday, 6/17/15:

The AANP Annual National Conference with Dr. Angela Golden

No Time? Don’t Let Nursing Take Over Your Life!

Exceptional Nurse: Creating Disability Inclusive Work Environments For Our Aging Nursing Workforce

9 Daily Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs – Erica MacDonald

Tuesday, 6/16/15:

Many U.S. hospitals mark up prices 1,000 percent: study | Reuters.

Factbox: The 25 U.S. hospitals with highest price mark-ups | Reuters.

Make work better, easier, FUN! Reciprocity

Monday, 6/15/15:

Stroke Ages Brain by 8 Years, Study Finds

Sunday, 6/14/15: From Nurses, Eight Tips: You Want To Avoid The Mule At All Costs:

8 Ways You’re Begging to Hear “NO” From Patients

Saturday, 6/13/15:

So Many Needs! 

Friday, 6/12/15:

RTConnections Nurse Blog: From Government Cheese to Successful Nurse Business Owner

Wednesday, 6/10/15: 

World War II women recognized on ‘honor flight’

Tuesday, 6/9/15: From The Future of HealthTech – Ambulance Drones – Forbes:

Ambulance Drone

Tuesday, 6/9/15: From Does Nursing Really Want More Teachers?:

The nursing shortage and the doctor shortage are two very different things

Monday, 6/8/15: From Sunlight Project: Postcards Update. Dangerously Corrupt AZ Nursing:

The postcards keep arriving

I’ve so far received messages eloquent and credible, others frankly hard to understand

Saturday, 6/6/15:

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System | Neuroscience News.

Friday, 6/5/15:

What You Need to Know About MERS

Tenth person dies from MERS in South Korea

Friday, 6/5/15: From Does America Hate Nurses? :

NYT: We Need More Nurses

Thursday, 6/4/15: 

Single Test for All Virus Exposure Opens Doors for Researchers 

Thursday, 6/4/15: From Your Next Shift: Great New Book for Nurses!:

Here’s a quick video about this great book for nurses.

Thursday, 6/4/15: From Cranky Old Man – What do you see nurses?:

Cranky Old Man

Wednesday, 6/3/15:

Nurses: Get Rid of Unwanted Thoughts Easier

6/1/15, Monday: From Sunlight: Does Arizona Use Mental Health Providers to Abuse Nurses? :

Much other evidence suggests that Arizona nursing and other regulatory boards are remarkably corrupt and unaccountable.

Cranky Old Man

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