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Stephanie S. Jewett

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Stephanie Shore Jewett, RN, MBA I was born and raised in Iowa and I was very close to my grandparents. I believe nursing was always in my blood, as I would help my grand folks as they started to age. I noticed little things like limping carrying in the groceries, a dirtier house than normal, older... Full Bio
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GUEST POST BY KYLE SIMPSON by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Nursing Careers for the Medically-Minded If you’ve been considering a profession in medicine, but are reticent to spend the next decade of your life in school, you may ... Read on »
WHAT IS THYMIC CANCER & WHERE IS IT LOCATED? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Invasive Thymoma           The thymus gland is in the upper part of the mediastinum (chest) behind the sternum and extending upwards into the root of the neck.  ... Read on »
DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION (DIC) by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a disorder characterized by massive systemic activation of coagulation with consumption of platelets and coagula ... Read on »
DIABETES COMPLICATIONS AND PREVENTION by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Diabetic neuropathies are among the most frequent complication of long-term diabetes.  It is estimated that 60% to 70% of diabetics have mild to severe forms o ... Read on »
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO REACT TO A SEIZURE? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing                Witnessing a seizure can be scary and it is important that you know what to do in case of the event.  First, a seizure is normally caused by abnorm ... Read on »
OSTEOPOROSIS – ARE YOU AT RISK? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           It is estimated that 10 million people over age 50 in the United States have osteoporosis, 80 percent of them women.  Another 34 million people have osteopenia ... Read on »
EPINEPHRINE SHORTAGE HAUNTS MEDICAL PERSONNEL by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           My oldest son always carries an EPI-pen (short for Epinephrine); as I have to give him three shots for his severe allergies to just about everything ‘g ... Read on »
GOOD AFTERNOON READERS! by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I’m so sorry to disappoint any of you that visit daily — I had a BAD virus that really played havoc with my computer and then when it was finally fixed I took my son to ... Read on »
WHAT IS OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           One of the most interesting illnesses I encountered as a psychiatric nurse was obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).  It is actually a type of anxiety disorder.  ... Read on »
KNOW THE 6 COMMON SIGNS OF HEPATITIS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Jaundice           The liver is an extraordinary organ in the human body.  It is vital to our survival and performs several functions.  The liver is located in t ... Read on »
SCIATICA – A SYMPTOM OR A DISORDER? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body.  Its diameter is about the size of a human finger.  Sciatica actually refers to pain resultin ... Read on »
GUEST POST BY TERESA JACKSON by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing 50 Enlightening & Inspiring Books Every Nurse Needs to Read It is a fact that the busy nurse does not have much time for leisure reading. That being said, a good book ... Read on »
CELIAC DISEASE – COMMON YET RARELY DIAGNOSED by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing FULL OF GLUTEN           A nursing friend and former colleague of mine has had celiac disease (CD) for quite some time.  I didn’t know much about the disorder un ... Read on »
HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS SOARING by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           A couple of months ago I wrote about hospital-acquired infections – who is susceptible, what causes them, how they are spread, the most common types and steps ... Read on »
DO YOU REMEMBER TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a toxin produced by certain types of Staphylococcus bacteria .  A similar syndrome, called toxic shock-like syndrome (TSLS), ... Read on »
CAN YOU RECOGNIZE THE 4 SIGNS OF CROHN’S DISEASE? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Crohn’s disease is a lifelong inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  Parts of the digestive system get swollen and have deep sores called ulcers.  The disease usua ... Read on »
EXPLAINING TOURETTE SYNDROME (TS) by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Tourette syndrome (TS), or Tourette disorder, is more common Origins of Tourette Syndrome than doctors once thought.  It affects at least 1 in 1,00 ... Read on »
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACL TEARS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing          Knee injuries often occur among active teens, especially athletes, and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – a ligament that helps give the knee its stabili ... Read on »
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a serious disorder that occurs when the body’s defense (immune) system mistakenly attacks part of the nervous system.  This lea ... Read on »
EXPLAINING AND TREATING RAYNAUD’S SYNDROME by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing           Raynaud’s syndrome (RS), also called Raynaud’s phenomenon, is a disorder of small blood vessels that respond excessively to stimuli which causes poor blood flo ... Read on »