Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Senator Addresses Nursing Shortage

The National Nursing Reform and Patient Advocacy Act was introduced by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) on May 13, 2009. This bill (S1031) is an amendment to the Public Health services Act and would address the nursing shortage which we all know is key to the success of any health care reform to be undertaken in this country. Read more...

Contact your legislators to support this bill.

Friday, May 15, 2009

GMA Airs Segment on Denture Cream Poisonings

Last week, Good Morning America aired a segment on zinc poisoning as a side effect of overuse of denture creams. They interviewed Ellen Isaacs, a patient suffering from neurological symptoms as well as Eric Chaffin, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, who has filed several lawsuits against the makers of Super PolyGrip and Fixodent for not warning consumers about the possible risks of overdose of zinc from using too much of their product.

You can view the GMA segment here: http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/denture-adhesive-cream/good-morning-america.html

Please help to educate the public about the possible harm from overusing denture creams. When used in small amounts as directed, the creams are apparently safe. People who have ill fitting dentures often use more than the recommended amount to ease the problem. And some people wear their dentures 24/7 which can also lead to over exposure to zinc. Read more about this issue.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Nursing is Not a Gender


As Nurses Week continues, let's remember that nursing is not a gender, it is a profession. In fact, the first nurses were men, and men dominated the nursing profession for centuries.

Today, men make up about 6-7% of the civilian nursing workforce in the U.S. In the U.S. military, men make up about 35% of the nursing workforce.

The art of nursing is not just for women. Help us to grow the nursing workforce by encouraging others (men and women alike) to become nurses.

photo: Microsoft.com

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all of the moms a Happy Mother's Day!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy National Nurses Day and Nurses Week!!


Hope everyone has a great Nurses Week. Today is also School Nurses Day (the Wed. of Nurses Week). Student Nurses Day is Friday, May 8, and of course May 12 is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale who got us all into this (nursing) in the first place! Enjoy!

Take pride in what you do and how you make a difference for someone everyday!

The official 2009 theme for ANA is Nurses: Building a Healthy America.... please continue to weigh in with your opinions about a National Nurse, and contact your legislators to make it happen!!(Scroll down to the next oldest post.)

If you forgot and need some simple Nurses Day and Week token "gifts" such as this postcard,(above) a book mark, a certificate of appreciation or a Nurses Day or Nurses Week card, as well as a nurses hat you can cut out and put together.... you can order a Print Your Own Kit for $10. I'll send you the .pdf files back by email.

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