• Klebsiella pneumoniae for nurses
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    Klebsiella pneumoniae and Healthcare Acquired Infections

    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 opportunistic bacterium. In fact, it can cause a dangerous form of bacterial pneumonia in children, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. Contact with feces allows people to serve as reservoirs and transmit the bacteria from person to person. Under those circumstances, these individuals can become severely ill or die from complications.…

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    WOW – Bullying and Breastmilk

    Indeed, many researchers and clinicians feel that the maternal-child attachment provides the working framework for all subsequent relationships that the child will develop.  A solid and healthy attachment with a primary care giver appears to be associated with a high probability of healthy relationships with others while poor attachment with the mother or primary caregiver appears to be associated with a host of emotional and behavioral problems later in life. We certainly do not see our adorable newborn as growing up and becoming a school yard bully and we certainly do not envision him or her to acquire a gun and shoot his schoolmates.  So why do some children have…

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    WOW – No Pressure Mom!

    Abusive behavior is escalating in our “humane (?)” society. Why is it that a person has such controlling and abusive behaviors?  Why is it that hurting someone violently occurs over and over? Why is it that an abuser has no regard for the pain and suffering inflicted on another human being? All of these occurrences can be often rooted in infancy with the lack of bonding, touching and attachment.  When the infant is provided with skin-to-skin contact with mother he or she gets his or her needs met.  That of comfort.  “Someone is there to meet my needs.”  When an infant becomes hungry and mother puts the infant to her…

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    WOW – Love with Your Brain

    The capacity and desire to form emotional relationships is related to the organization and functioning of specific part of the human brain.  Just as the brain allows us to see, smell, taste, think, talk, and move, it is the organ that allows us to love-or not to love.  The systems   in the human brain that allow us to form and maintain emotional relationships develop during infancy and the first years of life.  Experiences during this early vulnerable period of life are critical to shaping the capacity to form intimate and emotionally healthy relationships.  Empathy caring, sharing inhibition of aggression, capacity to love and a host of other characteristics of a…

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    WOW – The Emotional Glue

    The most important property of humankind is the capacity to form and maintain relationships. These relationships are absolutely necessary for any of us to survive, learn, work, love and procreate.  Human relationships take many forms but the most intense, most pleasurable and most painful are those relationships with family, friends and loved ones.  Within this inner circle of intimate relationships, we are bonded to each other with “emotional glue” – bonded with love.  Reference Bruce Perry – Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children. WOW

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    WOW – Bonding and Attachment

    We talk about Bonding and Attachment in the first few hours of life with importance. Bonding is the process of forming attachment.  Bonding, therefore, involves a set of behaviors that will help lead to an emotional connection (attachment). But how important is it?  What is the ultimate outcome of not bonding and no attachment?  Ultimately those that are bulling or shooting others may arise from poor bonding and attachment.  We certainly don’t think our brand new baby will be the school yard bully or the child that gets a gun and shoots other children in our schools.  Yet, the initial brain develops neural chemical activities that are responsible for healthy…

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    WOW – Timing is Everything

    Timing is everything.  During the first three years of life the human brain develops 90% of adult size and puts in place the majority of systems and structures that will be responsible for all future emotional behavioral functioning during the rest of life. The most critical periods appear to be in the first year of life.  WOW