Category Archives: Dear Michele

Six-Sigma and Lean Approach to Nursing and Healthcare

Dear Michele: I am hearing and reading more and more about six-sigma and lean management techniques for hospitals. Can you explain to me what these are about? As a nurse, do I really need to know about them? Why are … Continue reading

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Nursing Teamwork and Patient Satisfaction

Dear Michele: I am about to go on my first job interview at a  hospital. I have heard that the interviewers will ask me about the hospital’s mission and values. What do the mean by this? Are they asking about … Continue reading

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EKG Technician Career

Dear Michele: I went to a nursing seminar today and the instructor told us that we will have a difficult time finding employment as an EKG technician.  She said that there are medical assistants and such that can do EKGs … Continue reading

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Becoming a CRNA

Dear Michele: I was watching your YouTube video about becoming a CRNA and some of what you said was confusing me a bit. I’m 15 and currently a freshman in high school.  I have had my mind set on the career field of anesthesia since I was … Continue reading

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Patient Documentation and SOAP

Dear Michele: My friend was a retired LVN. She recently returned back to work. She does in-home visits for MedicAid patients. She is struggling with writing her notes.  She was told that MedicAid wants simple notes so that they don’t … Continue reading

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How Do I Make Myself Stand Out?

Dear Michele: I want to make myself stand out from the other nurses and make myself more valuable to the hospital. I feel that this will also make me more marketable as a nurse. I’ve read about nurses doing special … Continue reading

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