Entries by Terri Bogue

The Impact of Clinical Nurse Specialist

In a world where health care is focused on improved outcomes and safety the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a light in the darkness. The role of the CNS is frequently one of the least understood of all advanced practice registered nurses (APRN). APRNs include nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwifes and CNS. Of the […]

Cinco de Mayo aka World Hand Hygiene Day

Happy Cinco de Mayo! May your hands be washed well frequently and help prevent the spread of infection. I know this is not the typical toast to go with the annual Margarita splurging day that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla is 1862. I promise the intent […]

Conflict Resolution and Infection Prevention

Conflict is a natural part of life. We learn to resolve conflict so that we can be a part of the human condition that is designed to be social – so that we can be in relationship with others despite the conflict. In the emotionally-laden environment of healthcare, conflict consumes significant time and energy for […]

Happy National EMS Week!

This week has been set aside to show our appreciation for all EMS providers who step into a problem with knowledge, compassion, and respect for those they care for. Many years ago, I started my journey in healthcare as an emergency medical technician (EMT). It was not long before I entered nursing school with the […]

Nurse’s Week Gift

Some of the nurses were talking about how nice it was that many restaurants had Nurse’s Week specials. It is wonderful to have people acknowledge the special work we do as nurses and to celebrate this with us each year. This year, I want to offer all nurses a different gift. Each of us became […]

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo; what does this date make you think about? Many people will think about their favorite Mexican food or beverage. History tells us that May 5th is set aside to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1062. Cinco de Mayo is […]

Personal Bioterrorism – Going to Work with the Flu 

Every day, thousands of bioterrorists go into work.  They are normal people like you and me, but they are also harboring a biological contaminant that kills up to 650,00 people.  Despite this threat, little is being done to stop these bioterrorists and protect our health.  As the prevalence of the flu increases, we have come to expect hospitals […]