Category Archives: AHA PALS

Klebsiella pneumoniae and Healthcare Acquired Infections

Klebsiella pneumoniae for nurses

Do you know why Healthcare Acquired Infections are on the rise? One reason is Klebsiella pneumoniae. Actually, Klebsiella pneumoniae CAN be a friendly bacterium, especially to our environment and GI tract; but nurses don’t turn your back! This little capsule wearing, sticky suckers can cause serious havoc to the fragile lungs. To put it briefly, Klebsiella pneumoniae can be an

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Patient-Family Centered Care

Respect for all people

When a child becomes ill, the entire family needs care. In order to create a true healing environment, we must make every effort to keep families together, communicate fully and frequently, and make shared decisions. Patients and families are partners in care. This is referred to as Patient & Family Centered Care, or PFCC. The following principles provide a foundation

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Multi-disciplinary Care

Multidisciplinary Care Team

Teamwork is important in nursing because it provides faster, safer and more efficient patient care. Teamwork in nursing care has a variety of benefits such as improved outcomes, effective communication, enhanced colleague knowledge and increased job satisfaction. Nurses do not only treat patients, they also offer information to patients and families and provide emotional support to those who may require

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AHA PALS

Initially, the mere appearance, breathing and color should alert the healthcare team a child is sick. The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course emphasizes this concept. Next, the healthcare provider must then determine if a child has a Respiratory or a Circulatory Problem. In fact, most children will have a respiratory problem. In general, a child with a respiratory problem » Read more

AHA & AAP Certification Courses

Nurses Educational Opportunities is an Authorized Provider for American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) certifications The American Heart Association (AHA) and The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are the Gold Standard in continuing education for healthcare professionals. Moreover, both the AHA and AAP provide current evidence-based guidelines on how to assess life-threatening emergencies, including their interventions. » Read more