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    Healthy start to 2016

    As a nurse, I think I take quality care of my patients. Yet I can't seem to apply this concept to myself. After a lot of thought and investigation, I've enrolled in a healthy lifestyle program through my employer (although I chose a satellite office instead of our main campus). I think one of things I need is accountability so that is why I chose a structured program. I've tried the gamut of diets, which all worked very well - while I was "on" them. I'm trying to shift my mentality to a lifestyle change versus a diet. Anyone else working on getting healthier? And if so, what's been some of things that's worked best for you? Side note - I was quite surprised not to find any other "start of the year, get healthy" threads...
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    Good Nursey books to read!!!!

    I'm enjoying "Camp Nurse" by Tilda Shalof right now. As summer starts, I'm feeling a little nostalgic about by summers as a camp counselor:)
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    Anyone else experiencing the heat wave?

    Yikes! You guys have my sympathy- temps in the 100's, yuck! And we've been complaining about 90's this week in Indiana. I did get a chuckle out of my co-workers this past week as we all sweated our way though the day, I wore winter scrub tops (snowmen) to work.
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    dtr finally dx with asthma

    You might want to see what her doctor thinks about a spacer device for her mdi. While little ones rarely can coordinate their breathing to effectively use an mdi (as you've encountered), a spacer allows for effective use of an mdi. It can be handy to have an mdi & spacer available to always have along when not at home (doesn't take up much space in a purse, quick relief when problems start, no electricity needed etc.) until you can get to the nebulizer or whatever your doctor recommends as a plan of action.
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    Word Game