Category Archives: Orange County

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! These 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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A NICU Nurse’s Story

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a remarkable unit for the reason that it encompasses compassion, critical thinking, plus the management of a sick or premature newborn. It takes an extraordinary person to become a nurse, but even more so, it takes a courageous and persevering individual to become a NICU nurse. As a former NICU nurse with over

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Become a Breastfeeding Advocate

Breastfeeding Education

Education for professionals, or the lack of it, has been and continues to be a barrier to breastfeeding. A healthcare provider’s attitude, personal beliefs and values can greatly impact a mother’s ability to initiate or maintain breastfeeding. Certainly, the lack of support from healthcare providers is related to the difficulties healthy women experience with breastfeeding. Despite efforts to improve breastfeeding management, healthcare

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AAP NRP Skills

Transitioning from intrauterine to extra-uterine life is the single most dangerous event that most of us will ever encounter in our lifetime; even when we don’t remember our birth. Most noteworthy, the human body makes more radical physiologic adjustments immediately following birth than they will ever have to do again. Yet, this remarkable aspect of birth is more than 90% of » Read more

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 ACLS

Nowadays, you have many choices to receive your Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. At Nurses Educational Opportunities we call this "The Hamburger Stand Phenomenon." In other words, there is a training site on every corner. As a matter of fact, 20 years ago healthcare providers had only a few choices for ACLS courses in Southern California. In addition, many healthcare professionals » Read more
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