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Celebrate Nurses 2015

I am delighted to share this Guest Post from Nurse Jobs Ireland here…Lisa Now is a better time than ever to Celebrate Nurses. Why? Because there is none of them left. There is a global shortage of nursing staff and this … Continue reading

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Celebrate Nurses! – with Nurse Jobs Ireland

Celebrate Nurses Our Every Day Heroes Week May 6th-12th 2014 and become a Corporate Partner or Sponsor with Nurse Jobs Ireland Guest Post by Nurse Jobs Ireland There is one thing I think we can all agree on and that … Continue reading

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Hand Hygiene – “I would prefer if…”

This week Beaumont Hospital received a poor bill of health from HIQA in relation to (among other things) hand hygiene following an unannounced visit on 23rd July 2013.  In fact, the HIQA report states that “While a few doctors were … Continue reading

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The humble ice cube

Well, all I can say is…thank goodness it’s February! Early January brought various versions of Respiratory Tract Infections to our house, with a good dose of the flu as a very unwelcome encore towards the end of the month.  Having … Continue reading

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The Lady with the Tattoo

The moment that I rolled up the patient’s sleeve to take her blood pressure – and saw the tattoo – was one of the defining moments of not just my nursing career, but my whole life.  It confirmed all my … Continue reading

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Lisa on the Late Lunch radio show (LMFM)

I was delighted to be a guest on Gerry Kelly’s “Late Lunch” show on LMFM last week. I was there with Maria Lalor from Pitman Training Swords and my fellow student Velma to chat about the Pitman Executive PA Diploma.  I … Continue reading

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