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Nursing Beyond the Vital Signs

Nursing is so much more than simply popping a thermometer in a patient's mouth or recording a blood pressure. In my time as a nurse, I have participated in life saving efforts when time was critical, I have held a mother's hands when her newborn baby was being prepped for surgery, and I have looked into the terrified eyes of an elderly person in pain. Nurses literally go into battle, serving in military operations all over the world. They also learn and implement the latest in medical technology. This blog is to highlight nurses and prove that they deserve respect and appreciation for all that they do.

5 Tips for Managing Chemotherapy Nausea

For many patients, nausea is a common first side effect of chemotherapy. For some, this can lead to significant weight loss, particularly if not dealt with early. Being underweight could undermine chemotherapy treatment, especially because vomiting can also lead to difficulties in keeping medication down orally. As such, it's important to have a preventative plan in place before treatment begins. The risk of nausea increases depending upon the method of delivery, the dosage amount, and how frequently the medication is administered. Read More