Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nurse Training Video

Monday, April 13, 2009

What is a Nurse ?

What is a
Nurse ?

A nurse working at a hospital.
"A nurse working at a hospital"
I think a Nurse is a professional who has completed basic studies of nursing and is trained and authorized to carry out in his country and in others the responsibility of nursing services that require health promotion, disease prevention and providing assistance to the sick.

Encarta Encyclopedia defines a Nurse as:

Somebody caring for patients: somebody trained to look after sick or injured people, especially somebody who works in a hospital or clinic, administering the care and treatment that a doctor prescribes

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Wikipedia tells us that a nurse is :

A person who is trained to give care (help) to people who are sick or injured. Nurses work with doctors and other health care workers to make patients well (not sick) and to keep them healthy. Nurses also help with end-of-life needs and assist other family members with grieving.

Nursing is a profession, like a doctor, but training for a nurse is different in how long a person must train and what kind of training they need. In some places, nurses may train for three to five years or more before they get a license as a nurse.

Nurses work in many places. Nurses work in hospitals, in doctor's offices, and in the community, and they even visit people at home.

Sometimes people decide to become nurses rather than doctors, because the nurses will be able to help patients directly, by talking to them, doing things they need, carefully watching that nothing goes wrong, and then seeing them as they get better.

Like doctors, nurses can specialize in what work they do. Some nurses train and work to help during surgery. Some nurses train to help people understand health problems like nutrition (what to eat), and disease (what can make people sick). Nurses can do many different jobs to help people.

Nurses are in demand because there are not enough nurses to handle hospital needs. Because of this shortage nurses will sometimes travel to another location to work for a few months in what is called travel nursing .

Sunday, January 11, 2009

SmartCase Legal Nurse Consultants


SmartCase, Inc.; Offers Attorneys, Paralegals and Legal Nurse Consultants 'Easy' Medical Information Management .

2007 DEC 8 - ( -- Law firms, paralegals and legal nurse consultants can now access all of their case-specific data from any computer, at any time. allows users to input and store medical records; sort and organize by subject, case or client; share data with team members, create and deliver a final work product pre-trial -- all at a fully secure Internet site.
SmartCase, unveiled at Legal Tech earlier this year, is an online application accessed through a secure Web site for a low monthly fee. Two options are available: SmartCasepro and SmartCaseone. SmartCasepro is designed for firms with multiple users, allowing for data sharing and secure server space to store records. SmartCaseone is ideal for the independent attorney or legal nurse consultant whose storage and usage requirements are likely more modest.
Both applications allow subscribers to monitor multiple cases in a single view; incorporate electronic documents, or submit documents to SmartCase for scanning and posting to the appropriate case; embed hyperlinks of imaged documents within the body of a medical summary; and, produce medical work products.
"We're enabling users to handle more cases, and cases with demanding information requirements without the need for increased equipment or IT professionals," says SmartCase, Inc., President Carey Marousek.
Web-based, requires no software installation or upgrades. With a subscription users receive SmartDraw's Healthcare Edition CD free-a $449 value. The CD features thousands of medical specific illustrations that can be annotated and incorporated into a compelling analysis of medical data in preparation for deposition or trial.
"SmartDraw is easily integrated into our technology," says Marousek. "There is a short learning curve with SmartCase, which is important to our subscribers."
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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Augusta Technical College to offer nursing program

Augusta Technical College to offer nursing program; Tom Corwin The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.
McClatchy - Tribune Business News 04-02-2008

Augusta Technical College to offer nursing program
Byline: Tom Corwin The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.

Apr. 2--
With the state facing an even greater shortage of nurses in the future, Augusta Technical College is preparing to pitch in.

The school was recently granted permission by the Georgia Board of Nursing to create an associate degree in nursing program, which won't begin until 2010. It is part of an informal effort by nursing programs at area schools to coordinate efforts to ensure that more nurses are being produced at all levels.
Augusta Tech has wanted a nursing program for years. But just in the past year it completed a study showing not only a need but also that the school will be able to count on all of the local hospitals as clinical teaching sites, President Terry Elam said.

"The big thing was could we supply the clinical sites," he said.

University Hospital was a key piece of that, Mr. Elam said. The school is aiming for 25 students a class in the two-year program, which would allow them to become registered nurses, he said. Many of those will go on to a four-year program, either at Medical College of Georgia or perhaps Augusta State University, which nursing leaders said is hoping to convert its two-year program into a four- year baccalaureate program.

In addition, MCG is pushing for more graduate education of nurses. Its new Clinical Nurse Leader program allows those with other undergraduate degrees to get a master's degree in nursing.

"We did establish our philosophy that we see different roles for the different institutions in this area, but there will be overlapping also," said Lucy Marion, the dean of the MCG School of Nursing.

The school will continue its undergraduate baccalaureate program but supports Augusta State getting one "because we support the highest-educated nurse to meet the needs of this very complex health society," she said.

Overall, the University System of Georgia plans to increase nursing graduates from 1,900 last year to 2,700 by 2010. That means the state would be producing more than 3,000 new nurses a year.

"That's still not enough," Dr. Marion said.

The Georgia Hospital Association found in 2006 that 59 percent of the nurses in the state were over age 40 and 27 percent were older than 50 . That means the state will need at least 8,000 more nurses by 2012, according to the Nursing Education Task of the University System of Georgia.

That's why University is supporting all of these efforts, said Marilyn Bowcutt, the vice president for patient care services.

"We know that we have to start getting more people in the pipeline in order to replace the retiring nurses, for the future," she said.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008