~

Welcome to my blog about health, nursing, caring, kindness and positive change. Our world is full of such negative influences and bad choices, today is the day to make a positive change both physically and mentally in your life.
ERNursesCare is a blog incorporating my nearly 30 years of experience in the healthcare field with my passion for helping others, I want it to encourage others with injury prevention, healthy living, hard hitting choices, hot topics and various ramblings from my unique sense of humor. Come along and enjoy your journey......

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Help For Domestic Violence: Resources For Women And Teens #Octoberawareness #domesticviolence





Do you know someone that is in an abusive relationship right now, or is that person You!  Here are some resources that can help. Please report abuse, who else will speak up for her?

Domestic Violence Resources For Women: 

National Domestic Violence Hotline:Toll Free: (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
Toll Free: (800) 787-3224 (TTY)
www.thehotline.org
National Network to End Domestic ViolencePhone: (202) 543-5566
www.nnedv.org
American Psychiatric Association (APA)Toll Free: (888) 35-PSYCH (77924)
Phone: (703) 907-7300
www.healthyminds.org
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Phone: (303) 839-1852
Phone: (202) 745-1211 ext. 143
www.ncadv.org
The National Center for Victims of CrimePhone: (202) 467-8700
www.ncvc.org
Futures without Violence
Phone: (415) 678-5500
www.futureswithoutviolence.org
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Toll Free: (800) 537-2238
www.nrcdv.org
The Battered Women’s Justice Project
Toll Free: (800) 903-0111 ext. 1
Phone: (612) 824-8768
www.bwjp.org
National Battered Women’s Law Project 
Phone: (212) 741-9480
WomensHealth.govToll Free: (800) 994-9662
www.womenshealth.gov
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental HealthPhone: (312) 726-7020
www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Toll Free: (866) 331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org
Safe Place
Phone: (512) 267-SAFE (7233)
www.safeplace.org
Break the CyclePhone: (310) 286-3383
www.breakthecycle.org
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)Toll Free: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)
www.rainn.org
Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Toll Free: (800) 313-1310
www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/features/detail/790/
A Women’s Guide to Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
Toll Free: (800) 993-3869
www.recoveryconnection.org/alcohol-drug-rehab-for-women

Teen Domestic Violence Resources 
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
Toll Free: (866) 331-9474
www.loveisrespect.org
Break the Cycle
Toll Free: (888) 988-TEEN
www.breakthecycle.org
Love is Not Abusewww.loveisnotabuse.com
Teen Outreach ProgramToll Free: (800) 300-1080
www.teenrelationships.org
Maryland’s Peoples Law Library
www.peoples-law.org 
Safe YouthToll Free: (866) 723-3968
KidsHealthwww.kidshealth.org 
SeeItAndStopIt.Orgwww.seeitandstopit.org
WomensLaw.Orgwww.womenslaw.org

Another page with some great resources : Here 



Warning Signs if you think you or a loved one is in an unhealthy relationship 

Please, Please seek help before you are just a statistic on a page or another name on a toe tag, don't fool yourself thinking it will end or he will stop................he will not! Call today and get some help, even presenting to a local Emergency room and telling the nurse you are being abused will start the process to get you the help you need. Call 911 if you are in danger now, keep yourself and your children safe, you deserve better, it is NOT your fault!!




Saturday, September 6, 2014

e-Cigarettes- The Burning Truth [infographic]




So you are puffing away now on your new found e-cigarette thinking you have made a perfect healthy choice, when you discover they might not be all they been raved about. Just what is in an "e-cigarette"? 
Advertising themselves as “healthy alternatives” to cigarettes, electronic cigarettes attempt to recreate the act of smoking in a much more synthesized, scientific fashion. Using a rechargeable battery powered heater, e-cigarettes vaporize liquid nicotine as smokers take drags through the electronic cigarette’s vapor funneling system. The debate is still out on the "healthy" aspects of these cigarettes, as a healthcare professional I don't like them, but I would rather see you use this that smoking a nasty old conventional cigarette. It is a step in the right direction, helping you to quit I hope. 
There are no long term studies out yet, the FDA has not weighed in, nor approved any kind of e-cigarettes at all yet as an official smoking cessation device (so there is a clue for ya). 

Nicotine is still a drug, even though you are not getting the tar from tobacco, the nicotine has effects that do bad things to your body such as
  • stroke
  • cardiac ischemia events
  • hypertension
  • peptic ulcer disease
  • high cholesterol
  • esophageal reflux
  • arterial constrictions
  • slow wound healing 
  • reduced immunity 


Infographic credit to Infographicdaily.com 

Please choose wisely, make the best choice for your health. You only have one life, live it well.




Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Future of Nursing---- No Where But Up! #nurseup #nurses #careers


Why We’ll Always Need More Nurses

There is a reason that nursing is not only the biggest industry, but also the fastest growing. The need for nurses doesn't show any signs of stopping; and that’s because it probably never will. (6, 7)
People are living longer. Greater life expectancies and advances in modern medicine mean that people will need care longer. By 2020, it is estimated that more than 20% of the population will be 65 and older.
Globalization. With the linking of healthcare for individuals around the world and the option to travel to different countries to work, the demand will eventually outweigh the supply of nurses.
Specialist care. More and more nurses are migrating from the hospitals to other facets of healthcare, like complementary care, specialist care, physical therapy, long-term care and hospice care.
Outpatient care. Hospitals are being pressured more and more each day to release patients earlier. As such, more nurses are needed for outpatient care centers to give recovering patients the time and attention they need to continue to heal.
Home care services. Hospital jobs are expected to grow 17% by 2018. But home healthcare jobs are expected to grow by 33%.

The Future of Nursing
                                          Source: TheNursingBible.com


Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Fire Challenge, And Other Poor Choices #firechallenge #passoutchallenge

I know as you read the title you are asking yourself " how can anyone be so crazy to set themselves on fire"?

This is not fun or funny! This is deadly!

Not only are these kids setting themselves on fire, they are using rubbing alcohol as an accelerant and video taping each other to prove they did the #firechallenge.

I just want to scream right now!

Several challenges are circulating the internet & video airwaves right now that are very dangerous for your children to even think about. Search these hashtags :

#firechallenge

#passoutchallenge

#gtschallenge

#passoutgame

#chokingchallenge

#gotosleepchallenge

#chokinggame

#spacemonkeychallenge or game

 

Educate yourself, your kids and others about these deadly risk behaviors!

Save a life!

For more info and education visit http://Ed4Ed4All.com

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fireworks Safety :Enjoy Your Holiday Safely #safety #fireworks


Happy Fourth of July week! lets enjoy the holiday and be safe with some very simple tips for staying safe at home and while out watching fireworks. Proceed with caution and leave the fireworks for trained professionals. Sparklers are not to be given to children, notice the temperature at which a sparkler burns --1200 degrees F !! Sparklers are fun and pretty, but oh so dangerous.



Friday, June 27, 2014

How To Avoid Falling, Slipping and Tripping #safetymonth

Have you yourself fallen, tripped or slipped lately? It is a scary feeling that I myself experienced just this last April. I fell in the parking lot at the grocery store, simply because I was busy talking and did not pay attention to where I was walking. My left leg was black and blue for weeks, the pain was aggravating to say the least. I was very lucky and did not break anything, but my pride that day.

Many of us are living with or caring for our parents or grandparents as we journey into another realm of our busy lives. Grandparents are such precious treasures to us , not to mention the bonds they create with our children. Keeping them safe, just as they did for us, must be a priority.
Did you know that falls are the second-leading cause of unintentional death? Not many people do. Since June is National Safety Month, our friends at the Recall Center have made it their mission to educate and encourage safe behavior with hopes to help prevent slips, trips, and falls.

http://www.recallcenter.com/prevent-slips-trips-falls/

UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES

The first step toward preventing falls is understanding what causes them.
  • Spills are a significant hazard, particularly in places like kitchens or bathrooms with tile floors that become slick when wet. Spills can also be difficult to see.
  • Weather hazards such as snow and ice, or even just rainwater, create slippery surfaces and uncertain footing. Snow or ice falling from a rooftop can hit or startle someone, potentially causing a fall.
  • Wet or oily floors, whether due to a spill, water from the tub, snow or rain tracked into the house, or something else, can be dangerously slippery.
  • Loose or uneven flooring, including loose tile or the unsecured edge of a carpet or area rug, can catch a foot and cause someone to stumble.
  • Dim lighting makes it difficult to see objects to avoid, particular for individuals with declining eyesight.
  • Clutter places hazards in the way of people who may be at risk of falling. Shoes, pet toys, or virtually anything else can cause someone to trip, and even a small stumble is enough to cause a fall, especially in someone whose mobility and reflexes are limited by age.

KNOW WHERE TO LOOK

The next step is knowing places where hazards most often occur, and where seniors are most likely to encounter them.
  • Living spaces, because they are heavily trafficked, carry a variety of risks. Bedrooms and hallways may be prone to clutter or loose carpets, while bathrooms and kitchens often have spills or other liquids on the floor. Pay special attention to stairs, as they can be difficult for seniors to navigate even under ideal conditions and can also lead to the most damaging falls.
  • Outdoor walkways can be especially hazardous. They are prone to buildups of ice and snow and may become slick with rain. Heavily trafficked routes pose even more of a risk–not only will seniors encounter potential hazards more often, familiarity can lead to carelessness.
  • Garages, often used as a catch-all storage space, are often cluttered and badly lit, a dangerous combination.
Gardens and yards, while an excellent source of exercise and fresh air, can be risky too. Grass and mud can conceal uneven ground, tree roots, garden implements left outside, or other potential causes of a fall. And while a fall on grass may not seem as bad as one on asphalt, it can still cause serious injury.
     Please be safe and keep your loved ones safe......

    LinkWithin

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

    Care to Share!