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Kathy Q. Registered Nurse

Los Angeles, California
I have been an RN BSN for over thirty years. Home health was my first and last love because you get to work with patients and familes one on one, basically uninterrupted. I am also a freelance writer and blogger. I have several websites, and have written a few books. You can find out more... Full Bio
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Risks Associated with Shoulder Pain Pumps-- PAGCL by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I recently wrote an article for Suite101.com about the risks associated with shoulder pain pumps. Pain control is such an important issue for nurses, but these devices do ha ... Read on »
09-11-01 Never Forget by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Our hearts and prayers are with all who lost loved ones on that horrible day in NYC, PA, and Washington DC. Take a moment of silence to remember, and never forget! ... Read on »
10 iPhone Apps Every Nurse Must Have by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A Guest Post from Melissa Tamura The ever changing and fast paced Health Care industry is a confusing place to work. New treatments, new medications and new procedu ... Read on »
101 Blog Posts for New Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Jennifer Johnson at Nurse Practitioners Schools, has another great blog to share. She obviously spent a lot of time researching this and there are some terrific blogs inclu ... Read on »
5 Tips for Effective Writing That Any Nurse Can Learn by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A guest post from Katheryn Rivas Learning to write well is not impossible for nurses. In fact, nurses already possess a fundamental writing skill just from successfull ... Read on »
50 Best Blogs for New Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing These are some terrific blogs for nurses at all stages of their careers. Check out the list there's some great choices in there along with The Nursing Site Blog. Thanks ... Read on »
A Clear and Decisive Election by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing After eight long years and three presidential elections, we have finally managed to elect a President without hanging chads, and election tampering issues abounding from e ... Read on »
A Documentation Sample by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Documentation is such an essential part of nursing. To many it seems a waste of time. They'd rather spend their time with the patients, but in the interest of continuit ... Read on »
A First Aid Kit is a MUST by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing One of the things about being a nurse is that it's not a nine-to-five job you can leave behind at the office. You're a nurse 24/7. And many times you're called upon by fa ... Read on »
A Holiday Card Available on The Nursing Site by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving holiday! How's your holiday shopping going? Hope it isn't stressing you out too much. Stop and enjoy the season! If you' ... Read on »
A Little Humor for Your Day by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Perhaps you have heard this already, but it gave me a giggle yesterday. They say laughter can add 8 years to your life, so laugh a little today! This is NOT a true st ... Read on »
A Moment of Silence by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims of the recent Tuscon AZ shooting. We wish for a speedy and full recovery for those who were not fatally wounded, and fo ... Read on »
A National Nurse is Needed Now by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The latest post on The Nursing Site Blog is also posted here on Wellsphere by Teri M. (http://www.wellsphere.com/teri-m-profile/94287) The National Nurse effort is impor ... Read on »
A Salute to Our Vets! by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Yikes, I see my Happy Veteran's Day post is lost somewhere in cyberspace. Well then I just have to adhere to the idea that we should say THANK YOU to our Veterans EVERY ... Read on »
A Tribute to Nurses by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing A Nurse Is More ©Richard G. Shuster (used with permission) A Nurse is more, Why? Though nobody, can say why, for sure, Nurse's desire, for service, is pure. Not for ... Read on »
About Autographed Copies of My Books by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have recently received several requests for autographed copies of The Everything New Nurse Book. If you are interested in an autographed copy, they are available ... Read on »
About the Blog Roll by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing You'll note that the Blog Roll is no longer in the right hand sidebar. I have moved it to it's own page. See the TAB at the top of this page. It's next to HOME, under the l ... Read on »
Adding Content to The Nursing Site by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have begun the tedious task of adding content to The Nursing Site from the old Nursing.About.com. I started with "How to Become a Nurse" articles and have a few others u ... Read on »
Advance Your Nursing Degree Now by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here's a guest post from Julie Blanche at Nursing Student Tutor . 5 Reasons Now is a Great Time to Advance Your Nursing Degree Are you a nurse who has been mulli ... Read on »
Ahora Hablo Author Offers 2 for 1 Deal on Ebook by Kathy Q. Registered Nurse Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Awhile back I wrote a review about a terrific medical Spanish book, Ahora Hablo, written by a high school Spanish teacher. Now on her website, Meg Graham is offering a ... Read on »