A Registered Nurse’s Brush With Death

Good morning all!  By way of introduction, my name is Stephanie Shore Jewett, a proud nursing graduate of Mercy Medical Center (class of 1977), a registered nurse with Mercy for over 20 years, a mother of two great sons, ages 17 and 25 AND a new grandmother to Anson Jewett, age 5 months. Further, I am the great grand-daughter of F.E.V. Shore, the 4th Chief of Staff of Mercy, who was also instrumental in bringing Mercy to Des Moines, Iowa.  Both my grandfather, Gerald A. Jewett, Sr. and my father, Gerald A. Jewett, Jr. have been very active in serving on several of the Continue reading

ANOREXIA NERVOSA – A SOMBER EATING DISORDER

          Anorexia is a general loss of appetite or no interest in food.  Many times Anorexia Nervosa is simply referred to as anorexia, but Anorexia Nervosa is defined as a psychological disorder.  The patient has a distorted body image and an irrational fear of becoming overweight – so he/she deliberately attempts to lose weight.  It is a somber Continue reading

CRITICAL CARE NURSING – PART TWO

Stephanie Jewett, RN, MBA

          As you recall from yesterday’s post, this is an interview with Jill Schaben, RN, BSN, and intensive care nurse at Nebraska Medical Center.  I’ve tried to ask her some specific questions as it relates to her job and hopefully these answers will address some of your questions Continue reading