I love Nurses’ Week. It is only fitting that every year since 1954, the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingales’ mission to the Crimean War, the nursing community is celebrated. Nurses’ WEEK begins on May 6th (since 1982) and runs the full week, ending on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.
I love Nurses’ Week and . . . → Read More: Happy Nurses’ Week!
In the course of our work at Guardian Nurses, we often (ok, every day) have to deal with the federal healthcare privacy law called HIPAA. Since we are working on behalf of patients, we need to get their written authorization that we can speak with their clinical providers and request records from facilities. Patients easily . . . → Read More: HIPAA GONE WILD!
Like alot of folks at this time of year, I am taking some time to look back on 2012 and ‘close the books,’ as it were, on the year. As Oprah once commented, ‘every January 1st we get another shot at doing things right.’ And so here we go….the countdown to 2013 begins.
I’d . . . → Read More: Saying Goodbye to 2012.
The traditional holiday season is once again upon us. Malls are jammed with shoppers, Santa look-a likes are everywhere, and thousands of ovens crank out home-made cookies, pies, and breads. Meanwhile, in neighborhoods everywhere, menorahs and Christmas lights blaze into the night.
We love the holidays because they tend to bring out the best . . . → Read More: Just in Case Grandma DOESN’T Get Run Over by a Reindeer…
Today marks the fourth anniversary of my dad’s death at age 92. It goes without saying that I’ve been remembering his life, remembering our lives together as he and my mom (who passed away so young at 61 years old) raised their six children. Dad worked for thirty years at the U.S. Post Office in . . . → Read More: Remembering Dad
There is so much energy, money, and planning that goes into a vacation, especially if it’s a family vacation, that it’s worth taking some time to think about the ‘what ifs.’ No doubt we all want our vacation memories to be positive. So think about adding these seven tips (below) to improve . . . → Read More: Vacation? Don’t Leave Home Without Reading This!
Earlier this year, I made a promise to myself that I would schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. After all, as I have shared with you before in other venues, my childhood vacations on the beach at Wildwood, NJ were often marred with an enthusiastic sunburn. And it’s also quite likely that years of playing . . . → Read More: A Promise I’m Glad I Kept.
My mom was not a religious woman. A woman of faith, yes. But a quiet faith that wasn’t flashy or ‘in your face.’ And through the years of raising her children, six in all, she was known to spout off a zinger, a memorable quote.
One that has come to mean more to me . . . → Read More: There but for the Grace of God…
Who around us hasn’t had the experience where you thought, “Wow, I don’t know why that just happened, but I’ll chalk it up to serendipity.” OK, maybe exactly those thoughts, but close enough.
There are alot of other synonyms for serendipity—-luck, karma, fate, destiny. Regardless of what you call it, it works!
Yesterday, a gorgeous . . . → Read More: I Love Serendipity.
For many people, organ transplantations are just something we occasionally read about in the news, if at all. (Of course, a donor heart being given to a former vice president always makes the news.) But for the team at Guardian Nurses, organ transplantations are a much greater part of our day to day reality. We . . . → Read More: Even With A New Liver, Sometimes Patients Die