Tag Archives: Dear Michele

CPR Device Guides Bystanders: Computerized Defibrillator Guides Untrained Users

Human factors engineers have developed a CPR machine that allows people without CPR training to save the lives of those who are suffering from cardiac arrest. It monitors, and gives feedback about, actions such as the depth of chest compressions. … Continue reading

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Shorter Pause in CPR Before Defibrillator Use Improves Cardiac Arrest Survival

A shorter pause in CPR just before a defibrillator delivered an electric shock to a cardiac arrest victim’s heart significantly increased survival, according to a study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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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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