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Recruiter Showcase June 12, 2006 Vol. 38 Issue 20 Vol. Information for Oklahoma Nursing & Health Care Professionals www.okcnursingtimes.com Locally Published, Owned and Operated Each Week by Metro Publishing LLC Vision of integrity, excellence Must Be Nice brings focus, unity to HealthBack by James Coburn Staff Writer To Be A Man By Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal, RN M With customer service the patient wins, the staff wins, says en have a bit of anatomical equipment which serves Karen Brown, registered multiple purposes and I want one too. You know nurse and chief clinical which one I mean. It has two physiological functions. officer for HealthBack It also has a magical, mysterious psychological Home Health and Faith function. You might call that bit of equipment any number of Hospice. “You can’t go things. Seems like everyone has their own name for it. I am wrong if the patient is going to call it the “Wand of Ultimate Authority.” taken care of and the Sometime last year my brakes started "chirping." I told my staff’s happy.” husband about it and he said that I was due to have my brake HealthBack has pads changed. He went on to say that he was going to be very prioritized a vision to busy the next week or so and suggested that I take it to a garage nourish and attract to have them changed and save him some trouble. "Oh honey, I employees to share their don’t mind taking the car in and I know that you are very busy, vision of absolute but if I take the car to have the brake pads changed they are integrity, excellence and going to tell me that I need a $600 brake job. stewardship. Unity and Couldn’t you take it?" Don’t be silly, he said. All focus is the result. you need is brake pads. “That’s what we by James Cobur urn Photo by James Cobur n I called him from the L a u g h i n g strive for every day,” garage later that week. HealthBack Faith thriv employ values Brown said. “I want HealthBack Home Health and Faith Hospice thrive because of employee values of "Remember when I asked you with integrity, ex dship, stewardship says Bendure president Bendure people that are integrity, excellence and stewardship, says William Bendure, president of Bendure to bring the car in because I Elizabeth tes, Associates aren Kar Bro chief clinical officer HealthBack Faith Hospice. responsible. I want Associates, and K aren Brown, chief clinical officer of HealthBack and Faith Hospice. thought they would tell me people who know they that I needed a $600 brake job? Well, I will be held accountable for the providing full-service home care Ardmore, Atoka, Chickasha, was wrong. They want $700. I told him job that they do.” out of 28 locations throughout Davis, Durant, Enid, no, I only want brake pads. He said HealthBack Home Health Oklahoma. With headquarters in Holdenville, Hugo, Idabel, that he couldn’t in good conscience let is a Medicare certified, Oklahoma City, HealthBack is also Kingfisher, Lawton, McAlester, me have the car back without the community service organization located in Ada, Anadarko, Mangum, Norman, Poteau, See Elizabeth , Page 3 Elizabeth Pa Inside See HealthBack, Page 3 HealthBack Pa has been shown to be effective for women up to 55 years FDA approves HPV, old. Both Merck’s HPV vaccine and the GlaxoSmithKline vaccine Today’s Nurse: Career Options in Nursing cervical cancer vaccine have proven 100% effective against the two strains of HPV. These two strains of HPV account for approximately 70% of the incidents of cervical cancer in the United States. This Week’s Topic: Director of Nursing Care: Rambling Recent studies suggest that the Merck vaccine is also Oaks Courtyard The Food and Drug public health victories since the Administration (FDA) has polio vaccination. effective against strains that cause vaginal and vulvar cancers. Pg. 4 Pg. approved Gardasil, Merck’s FDA experts declared the Studies also suggest that the Merck vacine is 99% effective new vaccine that protects vaccine safe and effective for against the two strains of HPV responsible for 90% of genital against human papillomavirus girls and women ages nine to warts. From Nigeria to (HPV) and cervical cancer. 26, and a similar vaccine HPV is a little known, but a very common sexually Oklahoma: Home This is one of the greatest produced by GlaxoSmithKline transmitted infection that is the primary cause of cervical health care fulfills cancer in the U.S. dream The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Pg. 7 Pg. estimates that some 20 million Americans have been exposed to HPV, although the vast majority of these infections are with strains that cause no significant health consequences. Longanacre to speak at death Two strains, however, are responsible for and dying seminar most cases of cervical cancer in the U.S. Cervical cancer affects over 10,000 women in Pg. 10 Pg. the U.S. and kills more than 3,700 of them each Oklahoma City, Ok 731 year. Permit #1 MUSTANG, OK 73064 For more information on both Merck’s HPV Natural Lifestyles...Commentary by Dr. Linda Mundorff, RN, MSN, PAID U.S. Postage P.O. BOX 239 vaccine and GlaxoSmithKline’s vaccine, visit the MPH, ND, CNC, CTN Presorted Standard OKLAHOMA’S NURSING TIMES Food and Drug Administration’s website at www.fda.gov. Pg. 14 Pg. Page 2 June 12, 2006 Oklahoma’s Nursing Times Oklahoma’s Nursing Times June 12, 2006 Page 3 and Associates, a strategic planning and bigger percentage of employees’ insurance, HealthBack business development group. He served as a consultant for does direct deposit every two weeks, has created an employee hand book and has Continued from Pa Continued from Page 1 HealthBack’s ongoing initiative to streamlined paper work. Solutions were strengthen the culture and relationship recommended by representative Published each Monday of HealthBack employees. “Absolute committees that identified key issues, Purcell, Seiling, Seminole, Shawnee, integrity, excellence and stewardship,” Bendure said. by Metro Publishing, L.L.C. Smithville, Stillwater, Talihina, Tulsa and were chosen to be the company’s core “We have identified that our biggest Locally Owned and Operated Watonga. values. Also, the HealthBack management problem was communication,” Brown said. Publisher Brown also played an active role in and supervisors trained in “The Seven “And in a company this big, that’s to be Steven R. Eldridge the company’s formation of Faith Hospice, Habits of Highly Effective People” expected. But we’ve hired a email@example.com an integral part of HealthBack. She said program designed by author and speaker communications officer which came out HealthBack is an aggressive company with Stephen Covey, a program of powerful of the planning.” Editor plans to expand regionally. Plans are to lessons for personal change. Brown can draw from her own Crystal Beshear also expand the number of it’s seven Faith “It was a little scary at first and a experience as a nurse when empathizing firstname.lastname@example.org Hospices that little with the HealthBack staff. Her career in News Consultant are already tough health care sparked when she was certified Dr. Linda Mundorff (Rener) MPH, MSN, ND, RN, NC strategically “They go in and they’re affecting b e c a u s e nurse aide at the Oklahoma Memorial placed in you think Hospital. In 1991, she graduated with a W riter s Oklahoma that patient’s life and they know y o u ’ r e nursing degree from Oklahoma City James Coburn C i t y , it,” Brown said. “They take that doing a Community College. From there she Elissa Crocker Anadarko, good job,” worked for three years as an oncology Mike Lee Ardmore, Elk responsibility seriously. Our nurses she said. nurse at Norman Regional Hospital before Marty Mitchell C i t y , do that every day — they touch “ A n d entering the realm of home health care. Jason Smith Mangum, then you “I came here from Purcell, but I had Lea Terry Norman and that life and make a difference.” go out been commuting to Texas to work,” Brown D ouglas Walter Seminole. there and said of joining HealthBack in 2000. “So a email@example.com HealthBack you hear position opened up, and I came here, employees bring their values to work each that their perception is not what your and we’ve built a large company. It has Board Boar d of Commentar y day. So Brown looks for integrity when perception was. But by doing that, it’s a lot of things to offer people that we’re Martha Collar hiring staff members to become synergetic allowed us to make those corrections.” really excited about.” Eileen Doherty team members. Brown credits HealthBack’s employees She believes in the mission of home Mary Jo Fay, RN, MS “I can’t say we’ve always done that for the company’s renaissance in health health care. Colleen Folsch in the past and we’ve paid for it,” Brown care. Many of the company’s dedicated “I believe that the patient gets better Virginia Gillispie said. “And so our whole new attitude the employees have been on staff since the in his own environment,” Brown said. Vicki Jenkins last year has only been that we only hire company was founded in 1996. “So if you can keep him in his own Larry Leeds, RN people that have that good integrity.” “We’ve had our ups and downs with environment and then give him the clinical Dr. Linda Mundorff (Rener) RN, MPH, MSN, ND A shared vision for the company has the company because we grew so fast,” things that he needs, then he or she will Carol Shenold, RN, CIC been developed by the HealthBack she said. “But those employees and their recover quicker.” Christina Gomez administration and staff with room for dedication to the belief that we’re doing HealthBack Home Health and Faith Licia McCurdy, LPN personal growth and creativity. An the right thing have made us what we Hospice employees are qualified workers Deresa Claybrook, MS, RHIT employee opinion survey was sent out to are today.” who are dedicated to service. It’s important the company’s 425-member staff that Brown is inspired by HealthBack’s for patients to know that health care Adv Classified Ad v er tising includes 279 nurses and 100 nurse aides. home health and hospice nurses who workers are there to benefit their health Annette Deckard Strategic planning meant that every consider their work as more than earning care needs, Brown said. Lyn Wazny employee had the opportunity to attend a paycheck. “Happy people provide great results,” Ashlyn Pratt a regional meeting and discuss the changes “They go in and they’re affecting that Bendure said. “So we’re looking at the firstname.lastname@example.org and improvements based on the survey. patient’s life and they know it,” Brown internal customer which is employees, and “We developed our plan from what said. “They take that responsibility we’re looking at the external customer Adv R etail Ad v er tising the employees had given us,” Brown said. seriously. Our nurses do that every day which is the patient. And if these people Dawnell Foster Of primary importance was that the — they touch that life and make a are feeling good about where they work, email@example.com company decide as a group what the difference.” and coming to work, and have passion values of the company would be, said In turn, the company has improved about it — the result is the kind of care Manag Ad Ser vices Mana g er William E. Bendure, president of Bendure its benefits. Now, the company pays a that we want to provide.” John Melton firstname.lastname@example.org my husband told the doctor about my I am pretty sure that is not going to Accounts Coordinator Elizabeth symptoms "in case she forgets." Then the doctor came in and I told him my happen, so I was thinking, why not just get one? I know that you can buy them. Gaye Hannan, LPN Continued from Page 1 Continued from Pa symptoms from my perspective. He then I could wear it on a string around my email@example.com began to explain them away to me based neck and when I started to get the $700 brake job." on what my husband knew and told flim-flam I could just say, "Oh wait! I "Put him on the phone," said my him. Which, by the way, was not the forgot to mention that I have one of Direct Mailed and distributed to a readership of husband. I left the garage with my car whole story or even the part of the story these," I could brandish it. "Sure, you can more than 42,000 LPNs, RNs, Administrators reassembled, no new pads, no charge and that I was concerned about. change the brake pads! Thanks! And how and Students in Oklahoma each week. Add your my husband changed them later that The doctor was very astute and about them Cardinals?" name to the list for only $30 per year within week. And why did I have to go to all probably noticed early into my exam that If I’m at work and I notice a change Oklahoma and $33 for all other states. that trouble? Because I don’t have a Wand. I had no Wand and knew that my in my patient’s condition I could pull out That is the long and short of it. husband does have one. Neither my my Wand and use to point to the pertinent Opinions expressed in columns and letters to I have been in a patient’s room many, husband nor the doctor actually went so parts of the chart. Next time I go to the the editor are not necessarily the opinions of doctor I could take it out and say, "Well, employees, ownership of this newspaper or many times with male nursing students far as to pat me on the head, and only publishing company the publishing compan y. helping me change the bed or something one of them called me "hon," but they I am not having any trouble with this, and had a doctor or a family member might as well have. So, being the but I am having trouble with X, Y, Z." I Loving Memory In Lo ving Memor y of come in and begin addressing questions reasonable and rational person that I am, think it would be very handy! Going to our brother and friend to the student. I usually let them answer I am hoping that I will drop down dead buy a car? Here’s my Wand, now how Randall (Randy) I. Eldridge as long as they are able. Sometimes if it later today and then they will know to much is it? is something important or complicated I listen to me next time. Er. Okay, maybe Phone (405) 631-5100 say, "Well, I am the nurse today and the not all the way dead. Maybe just a close Fax (405) 631-5103 answer is . . . ." Why do they assume call that would have no long term that the nursing student has the answers? consequences, would not require Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal works at OU 4501 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 106, The Magic Wand of All Knowledge. hospitalization and would not make me Medical Center in the Surgical-Trauma I.C.U. OKC, OK 73118 Today my husband and I both went look or smell icky. Just enough to make She has also worked in the Bone Marrow www.okcnursingtimes.com for check-ups. After his exam was finished my point. Transplant Unit and in a Med-Surg unit. Page 4 June 12, 2006 Oklahoma’s Nursing Times Today’s Nurse: CAREER OPTIONS IN NURSING This Week’s Topic: Director of Nursing Care by Lea Terry reassure their Staff Writer families, and be able to gain their trust,” she said. Choate and Rambling Oaks Courtyard N urses in an assisted living facility provide more than just physical care; they also form long-term relationships with residents, her assistant, also an LPN, oversee medication administration; follow up on physician orders; coordinate physical, occupational, helping them transition through the final and speech therapy; and administer some stages of their lives. This bond, says the treatments, such as monthly B12 shots. nursing care directors of two local Choate has been at Rambling Oaks facilities, is one of the most rewarding for about two and a half years, previously aspects of working in assisted living. working with disabled grade school “You form a close bond with them students. She started working at and their families, and you have a higher Rambling Oaks on weekends, but found level of trust than you get in a hospital that the facility provided her with a setting,” said Lesa Choate, LPN, director needed change and decided to come there of nursing care at Rambling Oaks full-time. Courtyard Assisted Living in southwest “It was a challenge to me, something Oklahoma City. “They’re there long different,” Choate said. “I’d been working enough to know you and trust you, in the same environment for about eight and you grow on that trust.” years, and I wanted to spread my wings This relationship extends to the and do something different.” residents’ families, and nurses must know At Choate’s previous job, she found how to relate to both patients and family ways to help the children function more members, Choate said. independently, a skill that prepared her “The residents treat you like a for helping residents adjust to physical grandchild or daughter, and it’s such a challenges. warm, family-oriented environment, that “These residents are working off a by err Photo by Lea Ter r y you have to have the ability to not only certain amount of disability and physical te, Choate LPN, director nurursing care at Ramb ambling tyar Courtyard Living Lesa Choate, LPN, is the director of nur sing care at Rambling Oaks Cour tyard Assisted Living in care for the residents, but assure and needs, and it’s a challenge to find things southwest City. southwest Oklahoma City. to help them live their lives to the fullest be over there for several years, but it’s and be as independent as possible,” always very hard.” Choate said. “It’s rewarding when you While assisted living is becoming come up with those solutions, and it’s more common, not everyone understands rewarding to them to be able to do how it works, Helms said. Overcoming things they thought wouldn’t be able to misconceptions is one of the biggest do.” challenges assisted living centers face, Shirley Helms, LPN, first encountered she said. assisted living while in nursing school “Everybody has their own idea when in Kansas City, MO nearly 30 years ago. they come in the door of what they She worked at one of the city’s first think assisted living should be,” Helms retirement communities, and is now the said. “Families often expect us to provide director of nursing care at Rambling Oaks a higher level of care than we do, and Assisted Living in Norman. Overseeing sometimes that’s frustrating for them.” an assisted living facility is similar to State guidelines dictating who’s running a small hospital, she said, where eligible for assisted living can also be the duties include evaluating residents’ challenging, she said, especially when a conditions and implementing physician facility has to turn someone away because orders. they don’t meet the requirements. “Every time you see a resident, you’re “You’re trying to find this family mentally assessing them,” Helms said. find the right place, and sometimes they “In a hospital, patients stay a limited don’t know what the next step is, because time and leave, and someone else is most of the time when they come admitted. But in assisted living, patients through here they’re in a family crisis,” that stay for years at a time, so we’re Helms said. constantly assessing them and looking “We’re trying to see how we can for any changes.” help, and can that person qualify to be After several years together, the here, and can we meet their needs?“ residents and caregivers grow close, Helping residents is fulfilling, Helms Helms said, which, though rewarding, said, but working in assisted living has can be painful when a resident’s condition also helped her think about her own worsens. future. “When our residents’ health begins “It helps you get in touch with who to deteriorate, most of them go to the you are, because when you see residents nursing home next door,” she said. “That struggling and you’re helping them, it helps us transition, because it’s kind of makes you stop and think—who’s going like letting them go next door. I go to help you when you’re that person?” back and forth, and sometimes they will she said. Oklahoma’s Nursing Times June 12, 2006 Page 5 More participants needed for ASMP arthritis study We call the mail delivered arthritis self management program Arthritis Yes I Can! It is based on the small group Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) developed at Stanford University in 1985 and later adopted by the Arthritis Foundation. ASMP, also known as the Arthritis Self-Help Course and the Expert Patient, is now offered all over the world. Arthritis Yes I Can! is for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or pain in their joints. Topics include: Techniques to deal with problems such as pain, fatigue, frustration, and isolation Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance Appropriate use of medications Effective communication with family, friends, and health professionals Healthy eating Planning to take action Arthritis Yes I Can participants can study the materials in their own homes at their own pace. Print materials and CDs are available in English and Spanish. Participants will receive a Tool Kit containing written Information Sheets, CDs containing the same information as the Information Sheets plus guides to relaxation and exercise, and the latest edition of The Arthritis Helpbook or Como Convivir con su Artritis. All Arthritis Yes I Can! materials and questionnaires will be mailed directly to participants at no cost to them. 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For Chukwuma, management represents a challenge. “Sometimes it’s crazy but I really Mary Chukwuma’s warm smile enjoy it,” she said. and friendly manner greets you at Chukwuma was a licensed practical 21st Century Home Health Care in nurse before becoming an RN three years Edmond. Her eyes tell it all. ago. She received her LPN training at P e a c e o f m i n d i s w h a t Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma Chukwuma found when coming to City and her bachelor’s degree in nursing 21st Century Home Health. She had from Southern Nazarene University. never been in such an ingratiating Chukwuma also has a health care degree working environment before investing from Langston University and a master’s her career as a registered nurse at degree in health care management from 21st Century, she said. the University of Phoenix. Photo by James Cobur n urn by James Cobur She came to work as a case “I just want to help,” Chukwuma Mar y Chukwuma says she’s never wor ked in such a hospitable environment as that of 21st Mary says she’s nev wor ork such hospitab envir vironment that manager at 21st Century six months described her inner drive to be a nurse. Centur y Home Health. Century ago after seeing an advertisement “I love to help. It’s simple. I love to see placed in Oklahoma’s Nursing Times. (home bound patients) get better.” they call me anytime and we talk about “My manager cares so much, I’ve Some friends working there told her She was exposed to health care at things,” she continued. “I have to know never seen her get mad,” Chukwuma an early age in her native where my patients are. I have to know said. “It doesn’t matter what she does. Nigeria. Her father was a what’s going on with them, with the She makes your job so easy, and that “I’ve had other jobs, but when I m e d i c a l d o c t o r a n d family.” anxiety is gone.” came here it was like it’s not Chukwuma had a job in his clinic. And she doesn’t hesitate to be She said RNs enjoy their big assertive to patients or their family $20,000 bonuses they receive. real — the type of friendships Nearly 20 years ago, members about matters they need to “Free food — big bonuses,” she said. and personal care they give the m a r r i a g e brought handle in order to produce the patients’ “It’s so wonderful. I’ve been a nurse staff here, and the way they treat Chukwuma to immigrate from her native Nigeria to best outcomes. She gets her point across, Chukwuma said with laughter. for a very long time and I’ve not seen the type of care that they give to their the staff here,” Chukwuma said. the United States. Her Compassion flows at all levels, she staff. They don’t want you to leave. husband teaches graphic said. They want you to stay.” design. about the nice work environment that Chukwuma said there are differences 21st Century offers its staff. in the way health care is administered Her career history varies from in the U.S. and in Nigeria. hospital cardiac units, intensive care, “Over there if something costs $1,000 h o s p i c e n u r s i n g h o m e s a n d to $3,000, it’s like you have to pay the psychiatric nursing. whole money before they take care of “I’ve had other jobs, but when I you,” she said. came here it was like it’s not real — According to Chukwuma, hospitals the type of friendships and personal are expensive so many people take care care they give the staff here, and of themselves at home. People line up the way they treat the staff here,” at clinics, she continued. Still, some she said. “In the company we have a health care providers in Nigeria take refrigerator; we have free food. I care of those who cannot afford to pay thought, ‘It’s not real.’ I had not seen for free. something like this. It’s way laid Meanwhile, 21st Century provides a back.” caring staff to advocate for homebound Nurses are allowed to work in patients, she said. their own niche whether it’s office “They go back and they love it. They work or in the field. The company tell a lot of people,” she said. allows Chukwuma to fulfill her dream Patients and their families know their of working on a management level. best interest is at heart. They know She said she likes sorting through they’re taken care of, Chukwuma said. paperwork and assessing the “My patients — we have that tie — OU offers amputee support group Amputees’ Next Step Support Group, hosted by OU Physicians Orthotics and Prosthetics, will meet June 13, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at the O’Donoghue Rehabilitation Institute on the campus of the OU Health Sciences Center. 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Deeper into Death and Dying”, will be keynote speaker at the PESI Healthcare She is a frequent speaker on subjects held in Oklahoma City and Tulsa on statewide seminars on death and dying. relating to hospice care, including ethics, June 19th and 20th, and are designed for Longanacre, co-author of the book communication, pain management, the experienced professionals dealing with the “Hospice, A Labor of Love,” is a veteran death experience and the Medicare hospice terminally ill patient population. Issue titles professional with nearly 17 years benefit. She has presented at the National such as “Aggressive Treatment in the experience in the hospice field. She has Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Terminally Ill,” “The Long Difficult served in numerous hospice roles, annual conference and the Texas and New Conversation,” “The Patient with No including patient care management, Mexico Hospice organization conferences. Advance Care Planning,” “Survival Skills for Difficult Dying Patients” and “The Death Experience” will be presented. For more information or to register, Cindy Longanacre, RN, CHPN anacre Cindy Longanacr RN, visit www.pesi.com. Scoggins and Cross honored Scoggins and Cross, PLLC, an by the University of Oklahoma College Oklahoma City law firm, was recently of Nursing as the first recipient of its honored by the Oklahoma City Distinguished Alumnus Award. Scoggins University School of Law with the Law was honored by the Ruth Bader Ginsberg Firm Mark of Distinction Award. American Inn of court with the John The award was presented at OCU’s Shipp Award for Professionalism. Legal Affair held at the Oklahoma City Scoggins and Cross, PLLC, was Golf and Country Club. Principals of established in 2002. The firm provides the firm, Linda G. Scoggins and Laura legal services and advice primarily to L. Cross, have also recently received corporate and individual healthcare individual honors. Cross was honored providers. Oklahoma’s Nursing Times June 12, 2006 Page 11 more frequent doctors’ visits and other underlying factors that contribute to Recent OSDH study contacts with the health care system during this time. Brief cessation counseling increased tobacco use during and after pregnancy, and especially when caring sessions delivered by a trained provider for most affected populations. confirms risks of smoking with the provision of pregnancy specific, self help materials, telephone counseling · Use support therapy when needed such as pharmacotherapy and/or nicotine A recent Oklahoma State Department pregnancy, and premature rupture of and effective pharmacological agents for replacement therapy when the benefits of Health (OSDH) study affirms that tobacco membranes. There is a strong link women also should be readily available. outweigh the risks of the therapy and use during pregnancy remains one of the between tobacco use during pregnancy The OSDH suggests the following continued smoking. most important preventable causes of poor and poor infant outcomes including recommendations for health care providers · Provide more targeted intervention birth outcomes, including low birth weight more preterm deliveries, low birth to assist their pregnant patients in quitting and discussion with mothers and family babies. Mothers who smoked during weight, stillbirth, neonatal and perinatal smoking: members about the dangers of secondhand pregnancy were shown to be almost twice mortality. In addition, secondhand · Offer effective smoking cessation smoke and what they can do to limit as likely to have a low birth weight baby smoke aggravates childhood illnesses like interventions to pregnant smokers that exposure. as mothers who did not smoke. otitis media, asthma, bronchitis, exceed the minimal advice to quit. · Encourage the use of the Oklahoma In a report published in the winter pneumonia, wheezing, and respiratory · Assess smoking status at each visit Tobacco Helpline 1-800-QUIT NOW (1- 2006 issue of the OSDH publication PRAMS illness. Infants exposed to secondhand and use relapse prevention strategies to 800-784-8669). For more information on GRAM, the study found that about 30 smoke are at higher risk for SIDS. minimize the possibility of relapse during this issue, contact Ameyka Pittman, health percent of Oklahoma mothers smoked According to the Centers for Disease the postpartum period. educator in the OSDH Maternal and Child during the three months prior to pregnancy Control and Prevention, the costs of · Increase efforts to identify Health Service, at 405/271-4476. and 18 percent smoked during the last neonatal conditions in Oklahoma related three months of their pregnancy. Nationally, to tobacco use during pregnancy are only 11 percent of women smoked while estimated at $5.7 million per year, mostly pregnant. Other findings showed that 59 due to increased need for neonatal percent of the women who quit smoking intensive care unit services. Research during pregnancy began smoking again from the National Center for Chronic after the baby was born, exposing the baby Disease Prevention and Health to harmful secondhand smoke. Promotion showed that countering the “The information tells us that there problem with treatment aimed are far too many Oklahoma pregnant specifically at pregnant smokers can be women smoking during pregnancy,” said cost effective. For every dollar spent on Oklahoma Commissioner of Health Dr. tobacco cessation intervention with this Michael Crutcher. “There is a tremendous population, six dollars can be saved in need for more education and interventions medical costs. to help mothers quit smoking during Health care providers who have pregnancy to improve the baby’s growth contact with pregnant women can use and to lower the risk of having a low those opportunities to intervene with birth weight baby.” women who are more motivated to quit Women who use tobacco during smoking for the sake of their babies’ pregnancy are more likely to experience health. Providers can access pregnant complications such as miscarriage, ectopic women easier because they may have Page 12 June 12, 2006 Oklahoma’s Nursing Times Continued Education June 06/16/06 Nurse Assistant professional nursing? The including BLS, ACLS or PALS. 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the NRH Skills Workshop University of Oklahoma College of This course must be completed Education Center 901 N. Porter, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at the NRH Nursing and participating before taking BLS Instructor, Norman, Oklahoma. An 8-hour 06/15/06 Nurse Refresher Education Center, 901 N. Porter, technology centers in Oklahoma’s ACLS Instructor or PALS class for RNs with 1 year ICU Course Norman, OK 73070. Using both Career Tech system are now Instructor courses. This class is experience to learn how to Are you an LPN or RN in need of lecture and skills check-offs, this accepting enrollments for a Nurse required for those who are new recover CABG patients. an update in the world of refresher course includes topics Refresher Course. This course instructors or those who are Participant will learn how to teach professional nursing? The such as skin care, foley catheters, offers three components: 1. a self- currently instructors in one patients prior to surgery, to University of Oklahoma College of enemas, documentation and paced on-line nursing theoretical discipline and wish to become an recognize order set and Caremap, Nursing and participating more. Call 405-440-8802 to course; 2. a nursing skills lab; 3. a instructor in a second or third how to set up room, how to use technology centers in Oklahoma’s register. No charge for NRH clinical rotation module. Courses discipline. NRH Education Center, PA catheters and what to do when Career Tech system are now employees. $50 for outside conveniently begin the 1st and 901 N. Porter, Norman, OK For patient returns from surgery. accepting enrollments for a Nurse participants Cancellations must be 15th of every month. This course more information call, Sheila Reid, Prerequisites: 1-year ICU Refresher Course. This course received 24 hours prior to the can be completed in as little as six Training Center Faculty 387-5802 experience, Hemodynamics class, offers three components: 1. a self- program. Cancellations after this weeks or as long as six months. Carol Reed, BLS Coordinator 307- Mechanical Ventilation class and paced on-line nursing theoretical time or no-shows will be charged Nurse Refresher Course Facts: 1. 1777. For information regarding IABP class. No charge for NRH course; 2. a nursing skills lab; 3. a a $25 administrative fee. Meets requirements of the the American Heart Association employees but pre-registration is clinical rotation module. Courses Oklahoma Board of Nursing as an Guidelines for Instructor required. External participant conveniently begin the 1st and approved Nurse Refresher course. Certification and Training Center tuition is $50, which covers 15th of every month. This course 2. Easy accessibility through any Affiliation. Hours of class to be materials and refreshments. To can be completed in as little as six participating technology center in determined pending publication of register call, HealthLink 405-440- weeks or as long as six months. 06/22/2006 Preceptor Oklahoma. 3. Self-paced on-line course materials. Materials to be 8802. Cancellations received less Nurse Refresher Course Facts: 1. Continuing Education nursing review with instructor published June, 2006. Fees are to than 24 hours prior to the class or Meets requirements of the support 4. For Information: be determined pending publishing no-shows will be charged a $25 Oklahoma Board of Nursing as an 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the NRH - Oklahoma Department of of course materials. Cancellations administrative fee. approved Nurse Refresher course. Education Center, 901 N. Porter, CareerTech must be received 24 hours prior to 2. Easy accessibility through any Norman, OK. Series of 2-hour www.okcareertech.org/health Ned the program. Cancellations after participating technology center in Gray, Adult and career this time or no-shows will be Open professional development Oklahoma. 3. Self-paced on-line programs designed for those who Development Program specialist charged a $25 administrative fee. nursing review with instructor have already taken the Preceptor firstname.lastname@example.org (405) To register: Healthlink @ 440- support 4. For Information: Workshop and are currently 743-5568 or any technology 8802. Registration is available 24 Oklahoma Department of Preceptors. Each session focuses center in your area. OU College of hours/day, 7 days/week. CareerTech on a different topic and may Nursing Web site http:// Registration closes one week prior Prescriptive Authority www.okcareertech.org/health Ned include communication skills, nursing.ouhsc.edu Sharon Clark to class date. Please bring current Preceptorship for Clinical Gray, Adult and career leadership skills, teaching skills, Administrative Secretary (405) CPR provider card to class. Nurse Specialists Development Program specialist and/or new topics. Preceptors are 271-2062. 5. Faculty supervision Course Book will be available for email@example.com (405) required to attend 2 additional for all lab skills and clinical purchase in the NRH Education The University of Oklahoma, 743-5568 or any technology classes per year. Each class will rotation. 6. Total course cost: Center. College of Nursing is offering a center in your area. OU College of meet one of these requirements. $1900. 7. Prerequisites. This preceptorship program to prepare Nursing Web site http:// nursing.ouhsc.edu Sharon Clark No charge to NRH employees. $30.00 to non-NRH employees. course is recommended for the following persons: Applicants for August qualified Clinical Nurse Specialists for Prescriptive Authority in Administrative Secretary (405) 271-2062. 5. Faculty supervision Call 440-8802 to Register. Cancellation must be received 24 registered nurse or practical nurse licensure by endorsement, NEW! Oklahoma . The preceptorship involves 320 contact hours of for all lab skills and clinical hours prior to the program. reinstatement, or return to active appropriate practice under the rotation. 6. Total course cost: status who need to complete a 08/09/2006 Care of the supervision of a qualified precep- Cancellations after this time or no- $1900. 7. Prerequisites. This Nurse Refresher Course to meet Orthopedic Patient tor and nurse faculty. E nrollment shows will be charged a $25 course is recommended for the Board of Nursing requirements; 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the NRH must be for 20 hours per week administrative fee following persons: Applicants for Graduates of nursing programs Education Center 901 N. Porter, over a 16 week period or for 10 registered nurse or practical nurse who have not taken and/or passed Norman, Oklahoma. A workshop hours per week over a 32 week licensure by endorsement, the NCLEX within two years of designed to provide staff with period. Students must meet the reinstatement, or return to active completion of their nursing information and skills necessary admission criteria, secure the status who need to complete a education program; Foreign- to care for the orthopedic patient. services of a qualified preceptor, 06/28/06 Mentor Training Course content will focus on care Nurse Refresher Course to meet educated nurses who are seeking and, under the direction of a for Nurse Assistants licensure in Oklahoma but who of the total hip and knee patient Board of Nursing requirements; College of Nursing faculty, Graduates of nursing programs have never been licensed in the as well as other commonly seen satisfactorily complete 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the NRH orthopedic procedures. Hands on who have not taken and/or passed United States; Nurses who hold a preceptorship requirements. The Eduation Center - 901 N. Porter, approach will include equipment the NCLEX within two years of current license but who have been Prescriptive Authority Norman. Training for Nursing used in the clinical setting as well completion of their nursing before the Board for disciplinary preceptorship is a continuing Assistants on how to effectively as potential complications. A must education program; Foreign- action. (Must present a copy of education offering. Successful mentor new hires. Topics include for those new to the orthopedic educated nurses who are seeking their Board order); Currently students will receive a certificate mentoring skills, communication, setting! Anyone who provides care licensure in Oklahoma but who licensed Oklahoma nurses who of completion. No academic credit teamwork, and mentor for orthopedic patients is have never been licensed in the would like an update of nursing for the program will be awarded. development. Call HealthLink at encouraged to attend. No charge United States; Nurses who hold a knowledge are welcomed to take All students will be required to 405-440-8802 to register No for NRH employees but pre- current license but who have been this course. These students have meet with faculty for an orientation charge to NRH employees. Pre- registration is required. External before the Board for disciplinary the option of taking only the to the course. Faculty will conduct registration is required. $35 for participant tuition is $50, which action. (Must present a copy of didactic portion of the course. This visits to the preceptor site as well external registrants. Cancellations covers materials and their Board order); Currently course was developed in a as seminars and consultation via must be received 24 hours prior to refreshments. To register call, licensed Oklahoma nurses who partnership between the the Internet. Admission Criteria: 1. the program. Cancellations after HealthLink 405-4440-8802. would like an update of nursing University of Oklahoma College of Completion of a master’s degree this time or no-shows will be Cancellations received less than knowledge are welcomed to take Nursing and participating from an accredited college or charged a $25 administrative fee. 24 hours prior to the class or no- this course. These students have technology centers in Oklahoma’s school of nursing with preparation the option of taking only the Career Tech system. shows will be charged a $25 as a clinical nurse specialist or July didactic portion of the course. This administrative fee. current enrollment in the last course was developed in a NEW! semester of a clinical nurse partnership between the University of Oklahoma College of 07/01/06 Nurse Refresher 07/14/2006 AHA Core NEW! specialist program. Please provide a copy of graduate college Nursing and participating Course Instructor Course transcript. 2. 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Preceptors will please contact Sharon Clark at provide a step-by-step approach Alleve Hospice: Linda Aron, Volunteer Coordinator, subsequently be required to sign (405)271-2062 or send an e-mail for those who wish to resolve (405) 605-7787 a letter of agreement to confirm to NursingCE@ouhsc.edu. their loss issues and move Autumn Bridge Hospice: (405) 440-2440 their willingness to serve as a Autumn Light Hospice: (580) 252-1266 beyond their grief to a richer Carter Hospice: Tiffany Wagner, Volunteer Coordinator, Preceptor. 5. The Board of quality of life. For more (405) 947-7705, ext 341 Nursing requires completion of an information, contact Hospice of Community Hospice of Oklahoma: Lori Jeppesen, additional 2 Academic Credits or Oklahoma County at (405) 848- 866-891-7800 30 Contact Hours in Pharmaco- 8884 and ask for the grief Companion Hospice: Jessica Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator, therapeutic Management appli- TNEEL Self-Study support program. 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The economic and location in Shawnee. For more 4907, firstname.lastname@example.org professional an avenue to emotional impact of death information: (405) 878-3404. Palliative Hospice: Janet Lowder - Seminole & Sabrina Johnson - demonstrate a higher level of (Impact); 6. Alternative therapies Cost: $225.00 (includes book.) Durant, 800-648-1655 Lend a Helping Hand case management knowledge for the patient’s well-being (Well- You may register online by and professional development. Being) For further information visiting The series is offered through a please contact Beverly Bowers @ www.unityhealthcenter.com. Page 14 June 12, 2006 Oklahoma’s Nursing Times OPINION its rescue? A medicine to help with do that specific car repair because your Defending your right to know hyperacidity. As consumers of health marketing model car is too old? I have heard of insurance companies that will actually been a great stimulus to purchasing gimmicks, free samples, and rebates must total a car out because it is cheaper to Natural Lifestyles... products. not lure us. We must find our voice do so then to repair the vehicle. Well, by Dr. Linda Mundorff MPH, MSN, ND, RN, When was the last time you went among the big pharmaceutical houses, that might be cost effective for the CNC, CTN into the grocery store and said to yourself, American Medical Association, and other insurance company but what about the “Oh, I have been meaning to try that; I big corporate money machines that are claimant? Suppose that person still has a saw it on television the other night.” focusing on the health struggles within car loan on that vehicle that is more Television commercials are persuasive in our country. If you truly want choices, than the payout by the insurance According to the indeed. I try not to watch any infomercials like naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic company? Health Keepers late at night because I know that one of services, massage therapy, and the like, If you want to ensure that your rights Alliance, Inc, them is going to get me to buy the then write to your congressional as a consumer are being protected and people have a magic bullet or try Susan Lucci’s representative, the insurance commission, you want the freedom to choose your right to choose amazing at home dermo-abrasion kit. and your insurance company and let them health care team, then I urge you to step their own type of Why are pharmaceutical companies know as consumers of health you want up to the plate. Please do not shift the treatment relying on this type of marketing scheme? choices. blame and think that the next person modalities. The Because they know that the commercials Alternative health practitioners are will do it. We need you and the next Alliance sponsors work! If you have heartburn and see not always a covered benefit through person to do it. The more we speak, the Dr. Mundorff RN, Dr. Linda Mundorff RN, health freedom one of the famous heartburn commercials health insurance. But the only way we louder we will be. MPH, MSN, ND expositions all where the person is complaining that he are going to change this is by lobbying over the country cannot eat pizza with his uncle anymore, and letting the government know that encouraging the mind-body-spirit model and he misses pepper and sausage heros, the majority of Americans do want a of health care. etc., then you know how convincing they choice. We know this because natural When you watch T.V., what type of are. The next time you go to your doctor, food stores, vitamin houses, books, and commercials do you see? Have you noticed you are going to ask for a prescription alternative health practitioners are that more and more pharmaceutical for that miracle drug! springing up all over the place. The Dr. Mundorff is a Board Certified companies are airing commercials Moreover, what about rheumatoid demand is here but the reimbursement Naturopath, and not a medical doctor. The regarding their products? I have seen arthritis? As nurses we know how for those services and products are not. information in this column is for educational commercials for everything from condom debilitating R.A. can be, now imagine Why should we pay for health services purposes only and should not be used to self- brands to antacids, and everything in some miracle drug that gives you back when in fact we have health insurance? diagnose and treat diseases. Please consult between. The pharmaceutical companies your freedom of movement, and without It is like having car insurance that your physician before starting any alternative have huge lobby groups that can get pain! Heck, if I had R.A. I would be on will only cover claims that are on their modalities. almost anything pushed through the phone with my doctor the next day menu of covered benefits. Can you Linda Mundorff is the author (Rener) Congress; and has the public relations asking for a prescription. I especially liked imagine calling your car insurance claims of Medical Terminology: a Student Workbook, budget to do just about anything on the commercial that had the giant department and being told that your and Memories of My Sister: Dealing with television, billboards, and the like. It is stomach; you know the one where the accident will not be covered because you Sudden Death. You can reach Dr. Mundorff astute marketing, as television has always stomach is in agony and what comes to were driving after 8pm? Or, they won’t at email: Bridges2hlth@aol.com. I know that it doesn’t always The flip side is the stress and the of times each year to get away from Nurse Burnout happen for every patient. I also know that many nurses may not even know constant rush to get things done in a timely manner. The necessity to all the stress. Maybe a long weekend camping out if that is your idea of they have this ability. perform three or four tasks at a time leisure, a night in a nice hotel with My Point of View... Usually the most touching thing in order to get everything done that someone you enjoy, or a shopping trip Commentary by Larry Leeds, RN for those that are really ill and just must be completed. The energy to someplace other than your not feeling well are the little acts of required to keep working when it hometown. kindness that happen naturally. When seems like you will never reach the Planning and taking small trips a nurse makes a tender gesture or is end. and giving yourself some time to As I struggle able to bring a smile with a light The struggle to help others unwind and de stress will improve through my hearted joke. understand the processes they are your nursing longevity. After all “all daily routine When a nurse is teaching about dealing with. Explaining or educating work and no play” really does stink! which has something and has the ability to make patients or their family members about recently become the patient understand and finally see the procedures, tests, indications and somewhat more the entire process with which they consequences of treatment or the routine than have been living. When a nurse talks decision not to treat. usual, I begin to with family members and explains These are many of the things that Oklahoma’s Nursing Times Lar r y Leeds, RN Larr Leeds, see why many things in a way that puts them at we deal with 24/7, 365. You can’t leave experience burnout. nurses may ease. These are the things that nurses are really all about. at the end of the day without taking some part of your duties and Board of Commentary There are a multitude of causes Obviously these moments are far responsibilities with you. Christina Gomez and reasons that may drive any nurse too few. During the course of a year Ultimately the people that suffer Martha Collar Eileen Doherty to the end of their endurance levels. I nurses are in very intimate contact for the feelings you are unable to leave Mary Jo Fay, RN, MS know many of us are driven by forces with thousands of their fellow human behind are those that are closest to Colleen Folsch that we ourselves don’t always beings. Nurses have a direct influence you. When you are at a high level of Virginia Gillispie, RN, ND understand. I know in the beginning on monumental decisions. In fact, stress for extended periods of time Vickie Jenkins for me it was all about the ability to nurses are often the people informing eventually there will be a breaking Larry Leeds, RN Linda Mundorff(Rener), RN, MPH, MSN, NDc assist others and try to help patients patients and families that these difficult point. You find yourself becoming Carol Shenold, RN, CIC who were not feeling well to have a decisions must be made. overly anxious about normal everyday Elizabeth Sowdal, RN better day. We see human nature at its best life situations that happen to all of us Deresa Claybrook, MS, RHIT I still believe that the bottom line and worst from joy to misery and the such as dealing with our children, Licia McCurdy, LPN of being a great nurse is that certain remaining spectrum of human paying bills, buying groceries and something we bring to our patients; emotions. Nurses comfort the hurting taking the cat to the vet. Opinions expressed in columns and letters that something that lifts them up just and console the grieving. We offer This is why I would like to suggest to the editor are not necessarily the a bit and helps them, if even for just solace to hundreds of people and we to all nurses that you make time to opinions of employees, ownership of this a moment, forget their troubles and do it all for those few brief moments take a sanity break. Figure out a way newspaper or the publishing company. pain. that make it all worth while. that you can plan and take a couple Oklahoma’s Nursing Times June 12, 2006 Page 15 What is your favorite What is the most important Each week we visit with health What do you wish you had What do you do to relax? summer activity? lesson you’ve learned as care professionals learned in nursing school? a nurse? throughout Oklahoma. “Taking walks with my family.” “Patience.” “I would have liked to have “Spend time with my family.” learned more about IV pumps-- about how to set them and do the fluid count. They can be confusing as a new nurse.” If you would like us to visit your facility, please email the Editor at: email@example.com Please let us know... Thoughts or comments regarding Nurse Talk? 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